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Best sugar for getting the most out of diy co2

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I just did a school lab on yeast and their anaerobic reactions to sugar. In the experiment, we tried to find out wut properties would yield the most co2 gas. We used Glucose, Sucrose, Molasses, and Lactose. Lactose did nothing. Molases and Glucose worked the at the same rate. Sucrose was better than mollasses or glucose. Also, the concentration of the sugars affected the experiment as well. For comparing sugar types, we used 5% solutions. Then we experimented with sucrose, making 5% solutions, 10% solutions, and 15% solutions. It proved that more sugar also makes the rate of production faster.

Anyone else know about sugar and yeast? Which sugar is the BEST sugar out there? and what is mollasses. Is it malactose with a weird name?
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I like brown sugar. It seems to be a more stable reaction.

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Well - there are different types of yeast and different types og Carbonhydrates. I dont know any subjetionel experiments trying to maximize CO2 production. (I studying to be a laboratorian).

maybe ill try that

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Molasses is a by product of the sugar making. Brown sugar has molasses in it. I like the dark brown sugar the best.
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Interesting.
My buddy just told me he had run out of white sugar and used brown instead, and it really seemed to kick up the CO2 production.
Highly urged me to try it.
I think I will.

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dextrose is fermented very quickly and produces a lot of co2 in a short period of time, the problem is replacing it every few days. you can get it at home brew supply shops pretty cheap.


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and you can use Maltose but it's not cheap

Personally, i really cant justify using sugars that work fast but burn out quickly

I like slow controlled fermentation, and if i need more C02 I gang more bottles up.


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