weird diy co2 goop? baking soda?
I'm using a DIY recipe provided in a recent TAG (journal of the Aquatic Gardener Assoc), and it has in the past worked enormously well for me. The key is protein powder, molasses, and some yeast nutrient.
Well, about two weeks ago, I made a batch with soy milk because I ran out of protein powder, and I got this jelatin-ous mass that bubbled up and up the tubes..it was totally gross..a GLOB. Well, I threw that batch out, the bottle and everything. I also used old tank water in that one.
The other day, I made a new batch with a new bottle and new protein powder (some Adkins stuff I bought at the grocery store, not the kind I used before), and again I got this jelly-like goop. I do not use gelatin by the way. I don't know what is causing it and because I'm not precise with my measurements (a little of this and a little of that), I'm not sure what the difference is. I'm wondering if it is the baking soda I've added? (I did not use baking soda in the past). Originally I thought it was the soy milk, but this time I didn't add the soy milk. But, I had added soy milk to another container and it did fine.
Any thoughts? I searced the web using "mead and baking soda" (I thought that would bring me more results than using diy co2) and found a case of baking soda causing mulitple explosions of the mead....
But, I just dont know. I don't want that goop getting in my tank!