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Old 01-29-2013, 08:23 AM   #31
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A photo showing exactly what you are referring to would be very good
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We don't need the airstones, just those clear plastic adapters inside. A cross sectional view of what I described:



Shoving that adapter hard into the tubing expands it a lot more securely against the edges of the hole, than just pulling tubing through a slightly undersized hole. The finished product:

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That is absolutely brilliant. Simple.
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brown sugar, champagne yeast and a pinch of baking soda in initially warm water works the best. slow to get going and sometimes an extra later shake is required but it lasts twice as long and is far more regular than white sugar with bread yeast. the only problem is champagne yeast is a whopping 75p more expensive and brown sugar 25p more. check with your accountant before you make the switch.
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That is absolutely brilliant. Simple.
I agree! It looks like the cheap clear plastic airline connectors would work for this too. Now, I just need to be able to remember this for the next time I try DIY CO2.
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