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Old 02-25-2012, 05:36 PM   #1
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I'm curious as to which is the better mix for DIY co2;

Water, yeast, brown sugar?
Water, yeast, white sugar and molasses?
Water, yeast, white sugar and baking soda?

Any other mixes which would be better please let me know.

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Old 02-25-2012, 05:40 PM   #2
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I think the molasses in the brown sugar might make things act funny. I have never used it myself. I only use white sugar yeast and water. I have wondered this myself though.
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:47 AM   #3
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:59 AM   #4
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I'm thinking maybe molasses? So the yeast has more to eat? Im not too sure but that's my guess
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Maybe I'm just too new and shouldnt ask this but what is this for and why?
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:39 AM   #6
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It's a recipe for mixing up a bottle of yeast
Producing co2. Which you can then feed into the tank to help plant growth. Cheers for the replies.
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I believe they use molasses to feed the yeast in production. So I would say that's probably your best option or yeast producers would use something else.
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Water, yeast, white sugar, and baking soda is all you need.
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:24 PM   #9
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Molasses is in the lead so far, 2 - 1.
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I'm not much for fooling with all the different sugar sources. People have discussed honey, brown sugar, this, that, and the other. However you can always turn to good ole reliable white sugar and know you are going to get decent CO2 production. I know some people have used brown sugar, but I'm just a simple kinda person. I like to stick to what I know works.

If you decide to use the brown sugar, I'd love to hear how it goes for you!
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