Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Francisco, CA
Best sugar for getting the most out of diy co2
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?