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Score at the packy, G rated of course. DIY CO2

Went to my local packy/beer making store and scored this:
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(Dextrose, yeast, and geletin for my DIY CO2
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You using corn sugar so you can drink it after the yeast settles out?
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Nope. That would be poison! LOL. Read that dextrose is better w/ yeast fermentation and better CO2 production. So thought, why not try it?
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Nope. That would be poison!
how would that be poison? we use it for bottling home brews. I cant imagine you'd get much flavor or even a high alcohol content from just that, but it's more than likely drinkable, unless i'm missing something
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how would that be poison?

Maybe he is Babtist, or Mormon. Probably not Muslim, given his name.


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oh gosh talk about getting the most out of your DIY..

now u guys want to drink it? :O :P
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would like to see your ingredient recipe and DIY CO2 bottle setup...
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I've been researching ALOT so I could hook up DIY Co2 in my tank, and have read that people just use their favorite wine-making recipes when they fill their bottles, and then are able to drink it afterwards. I have been seriously thinking of giving this a try, why not? I'll get Co2 plus wine? I'm game Not real sure how brew would work, but I'd say it could easily be done as well. Just don't have any intention on drinking flat beer.


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I read many articles that stated not to drink it. I don't know, something about it being the wrong type of alchohol.
Heck the week I'm having...might go for it, if I drank. Lol
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its drinkable after being distilled , just don't put wood in the bottles and you will not create methanol.... only ethanol from yeast and sugar .

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Haha, now I'm gonna go look up some wine recipes


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I have often wondered why the DIY Co2 folks dont just start making wine or beer and utilize the Co2 for their tanks.


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I read many articles that stated not to drink it. I don't know, something about it being the wrong type of alchohol.
Heck the week I'm having...might go for it, if I drank. Lol
a myth created during prohibition, astounding that it lives until today.

It definitely wont taste good, but would get the job done. hah.

I actually brew apple cider on a regular basis (being here in washington), and though I've never hooked up my cider to a fish tank, I think i'd get a good 3 bubbles per second during primary fermentation. That only lasts a week and half to two weeks though.
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It's funny, I actually use the crosby and baker dextrose for my cider. If anyone wants to know for a 1 gallon batch the recipe is 1 gallon apple juice (I use red delicious and honeycrisp, half gallon of each fresh juiced), half pound of brown sugar, half a pound of dextrose, pasteurize it, put it in a carboy and when cooled add 1/5th a package of champagne yeast, 1 teaspoon of yeast nutrient. Primary ferment til 1 bubble per 30 seconds, siphon to new carboy, 2 weeks, bottle and let ferment in bottles for 2 weeks, then fridgerate for a month. YUM.
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