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rclover
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PostPosted: 2005.01.19(Wed)22:01    Post subject: diy batch Reply with quote

3/4 cup sugar, 3/4 tsp yeast, and water till 3 inches to the top of a 1.5 litter can. how long will it take to start producing?
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PostPosted: 2005.01.20(Thu)13:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say it will take anywhere from 24 to 72 hours to start producing at full strength. This is why it is a good idea to mix up a new batch a few days before the old one runs out.

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PostPosted: 2005.01.20(Thu)17:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's a;lready been 24 hrs so if it doesn't work after 72 I'm gunna check for leaks.
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PostPosted: 2005.01.25(Tue)20:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

rclover- I'd say that after 72 hours it should be producing at maximum strength. However if you used a very crude reciepe it could take longer. In my opinion the best way to activate yeast is not to just pour it in the bottle. First get a small glass of tepid water. Add your yeast to this and stir until you have a smooth creamy liquid. Then add a few pinches of sugar and stir vigorously. Let the mixture stand for ten minutes and then put it into your bottle. Using this method I have been able to get Co2 in 24 hours or less.

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PostPosted: 2005.01.25(Tue)21:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

you'll still use the 2 cups sugar in the co2 container right?
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PostPosted: 2005.01.26(Wed)9:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jones wrote:
Using this method I have been able to get Co2 in 24 hours or less.-Jones
24 hours? Want to get it down to 2 hours? You are on the right track with the 10 minutes part and that's why your yeast is producing CO2. Use hot water to disolve the sugar in the bottle, and allow to cool, prepare the yeast in the tepid water and let sit for 10 minutes while the sugar water continues to cool. After about another 10 minutes, add yeast to bottle and shake it vigourously with a lid on, remove lid, close lid and repeat. Leave it open another 10 minutes then close and within an hour to two the container will start to produce CO2.
The most important part of the fermentation is the aerobic part at the beginning.
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