Originally Posted by BillyZ
Do you think using a whole package was too much yeast? ... and do you think using that much yeast they'll be using up their sugar supply too quickly?
deffinately way too much dude
that yeast will consume it's food or give itself alcohol poisioning within a few days to a week
for more CO2
, make more bottles, instead of trying to "overdrive" a single bottle. Yeast isn't producing pure co2
either, there is a lot of regular air (left from the bottle) and water-vapor in the gas, not to mention alcohol vapor.
also, a regular air stone, bubbling away is having two negative effects. Firstly, the co2
isn't having much time to dissovle on it's mad-dash to the surface. Second, the bubbling action is causing water turbulance, and actually driving off co2
try placing your air stone so the bubble get "sucked in" to a filter of any sort - this should greatly increase the efficeny for you.
hope this helps! :P