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Old 05-21-2004, 05:28 AM   #1
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Actual soda (liquid) in DIY CO2?


Cleaning up after a party tonight, I realized that I will soon have multiple liters of soda that will go flat before I can drink it. Has anyone tried using actual soda (liquid) instead of water and sugar as the basis/food for yeast in DIY CO2 generators?

I would prolly stay away from the caffeinated beverages, but as far as I know, 7UP still does not contain caffeine. Any ideas/caveats?

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/me trying to figure out what to do with all the open soda containers
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They do have Co2.. but it would run out fast.. and not produce bubbles like yeast/sugar in a regular interval.

Yeast/sugar is still the cheapest and best DIY way (next to liquid CO2 tank system)
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They do have Co2.. but it would run out fast.. and not produce bubbles like yeast/sugar in a regular interval.

Yeast/sugar is still the cheapest and best DIY way (next to liquid CO2 tank system)
I was referring to the use of the actual soda (liquid) as a source of sugar-water for the yeast instead of mixing sugar and water plus yeast. I did not mean to use the soda as a source of CO2.

Has anyone tried this before?
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Most sodas have a lot of acids and preservatives in them so it'd be interesting to see how well yeast could survice in them.
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Most sodas have a lot of acids and preservatives in them so it'd be interesting to see how well yeast could survice in them.
This is a great point... With the high amount of phosphoic acid most colas have, I dont think the yeast would survive....

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