DIY CO2: Basically beer; can you drink it?
Just thought I'd get your attention.
Years ago I tried the DIY method for C02 on a planted tank. I never reallly got it to work for some reason, I never got a vigorous enough fermentation going. I'm guessing it was from poor quality dried yeast.
Anyway, I now work at a brewery. I have access to 40 huge (some are 20,000gal) stainless steel cylindroconical fermentors full of beer fermenting at various stages.
Do you think it would be worthwhile to do a DIY CO2 setup using this bounty of CO2 producing material that is on the other side of my office wall?
Here's what I'm thinking: every Monday and Thursday (I don't work Fridays) I bring in my clean 2L bottle and on my way out the door, I fill it up (what, 250ml or so?) with freshly fermenting wort. Take it home, plug it into my aquarium, and VOILA: DIY CO2! When it's done bubbling away a few days later, I rinse it out and replace it with the next bottle that I've just brought home.
Anyone see a problem with this?
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