Weird problem with DIY CO2
So I decided to build a do it your self CO2 kit and made it out of 2 juice bottles and third soda pop bottle to catch run off. I have it going for a day and I am having an issue.
Intead of hooking the tube to a ladder or a difuser, I dropped the hose under a giant piece of driftwood, figuring that the shape of the wood was perfect for a bell scenario. I got everything set up and going but my bubbles will not come out when the tube is on the bottom of the tank. As soon as I lift the tube up (about halfway up the tank) bubbles will start coming out, (pretty quickly) but as I lower it back down, the bubbles stop. (so if I were using a ladder I would be in business)
What do I do? I am using the 2 cups of sugar and activated yeast-just went and got some champaign yeast today- It seems as if I don't enough power to push out the bubbles.
Is it possible I am leaking around the holes and should seal them. I drilled the holes small and had to use pliers to pull the tubing through, and the tube is full of CO2 so not if sure if that is the problem.
I really want to vent the co2 under the wood, since I have seen such bad press on the Haggen system. I am tempted to put a sealant on the tubes and switch to the supposedly more reactive champaign yeast, but I don't want to be premature- I have been set up for 26 hours.