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Old 05-07-2010, 11:03 PM   #1
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The "by-product" of diy co2

I'm putting this in here since this inquiry doesn't have much (I think) to do with the actual aquarium part. The process used for diy CO2 produces alcohol and gasses the co2 into the tank. I was wondering if anyone knew if this alcohol was safe to ...drinkor could further be refined to such a purpose. It seems a horrible waste to just chuck the stuff out. XD
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Old 05-07-2010, 11:18 PM   #2
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yea i dont think how we do is safe. i know people who do brew their own stuff and uses the co2 from it in their tanks.
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Technically, you could distill it, then you'd have ethanol, which you COULD drink. Not sure if you'd want to though.
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I've heard of people making alcohol just using sugar, yeast, and water in a gallon milk jug with a balloon and thought the processes didn't sound all that different.

Corrado33: I don't have the cajones to try distilling something. Besides, I'm pretty sure moonshine is still illegal. XD
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Corrado33: I don't have the cajones to try distilling something. Besides, I'm pretty sure moonshine is still illegal. XD
I was just noting that it COULD be done, not that it SHOULD be. And moonshine is still made today (illegally). I saw it on history channel the other day. (How can they make a documentary on something that's illegal to do?, like that show on MTV about addicts? Don't they get in trouble?) Apparently some bars sell it (don't ask me how) and it's called white lightning. It's only about a hundred and ten proof or something. I though moonshine was 200 proof, but I guess not.
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I was just noting that it COULD be done, not that it SHOULD be. And moonshine is still made today (illegally). I saw it on history channel the other day. (How can they make a documentary on something that's illegal to do?, like that show on MTV about addicts? Don't they get in trouble?) Apparently some bars sell it (don't ask me how) and it's called white lightning. It's only about a hundred and ten proof or something. I though moonshine was 200 proof, but I guess not.
I think white lightning is just another nickname for it. Thanks wikipedia, lol.

I'm not even sure about the possibility of distilling 200 proof (100%) alcohol, or who would be off their rocker enough to try it. I've had a shot of Everclear before, and NEVER again.
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people make moonshine around here all the time. they sell it in quart jars for $5 each, and for $1 more, you can get flavored (strawberry, peach, grape). The sugar, yeast, and water in a balloon is similar to the way they make 'white lightening' in prison (thanks msnbc for showing that on 'lockdown'). I dont think I'd drink the diy co2 by-product, I'll stick with sweet tea or mt dew
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people make moonshine around here all the time. they sell it in quart jars for $5 each, and for $1 more, you can get flavored (strawberry, peach, grape). The sugar, yeast, and water in a balloon is similar to the way they make 'white lightening' in prison (thanks msnbc for showing that on 'lockdown'). I dont think I'd drink the diy co2 by-product, I'll stick with sweet tea or mt dew
Hahaha, that first part sounds like an advertisement. Half a day's drive for some $5 swill...I think I'll stick with the mt dew too...for now!
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people make moonshine around here all the time. they sell it in quart jars for $5 each, and for $1 more, you can get flavored (strawberry, peach, grape). The sugar, yeast, and water in a balloon is similar to the way they make 'white lightening' in prison (thanks msnbc for showing that on 'lockdown'). I dont think I'd drink the diy co2 by-product, I'll stick with sweet tea or mt dew

I like apple, although I pay $30 a half gallon. Pineapple is good too.
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Word of caution if your in these parts and someone offers you a drink from a gallon jug and tells you it taste like apple pie, peaches, blackberry, ect, ect, ect....just say no or just drink one..lol
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