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Question Diy Co2 mixture with honey?

Has anybody used a Co2 mixture with honey substituted for sugar? I am thinking of doing that.
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You could certainly do that, but if you do, put it in a nice 5 gal glass bottle and put an airlock on it to keep it from getting contaminated. When the fermentation is over you will have some delicious mead!
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What is mead? Sounds like an Irish man's drink.
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Mead is exactly what you would be making. Its wine fermented from honey.
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Why do you want to use honey instead of sugar? Honey costs about 10 times more per pound than sugar...
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Why do you want to use honey instead of sugar? Honey costs about 10 times more per pound than sugar...
so both you and your fish can enjoy it
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I have never made mead but when I asked a brewer about making it he said that yeast has trouble breaking it down and mead takes like 12 months to make. that would lead me to conclude it would likely be a slow brew and put out a small amount of Co2 but for a very long time. Can;t say I tried it myself though. JMHO let me also say having tried to dose a tank w/ co2 and make a pilsner at the same time it made the beer taste aweful
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I was thinking of honey for I thought it might add some nutrients to the plants, for sugar is more refined than honey.

I have changed mind and decided to go with sugar.
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Good choice.
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Glad you changed your mind also.
As far as extra nutrients, those would just end up at the bottom of the slurry. The only thing you will get in the tank is the gas (CO2).

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I have never made mead but when I asked a brewer about making it he said that yeast has trouble breaking it down and mead takes like 12 months to make. that would lead me to conclude it would likely be a slow brew and put out a small amount of Co2 but for a very long time. Can;t say I tried it myself though. JMHO let me also say having tried to dose a tank w/ co2 and make a pilsner at the same time it made the beer taste aweful
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I imagine the problem is pressure. normally the CO2 is allowed to run freely out of the beer, but when you're running it into the tank, it is under some backpressure... Other than that maybe there was no check valve and the tank water was allowed to run back into the brew?
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