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Old 03-24-2012, 06:47 PM   #1
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DIY C02 Help?

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So I made a DIY C02 system with pop bottles and sealed the gaps with silicone.
I put 2 cups of sugar in the bottle that was filled 3/4 way full with water.
I then put 1/4 tsp of yeast in.

It's been about a week and it only bubbles when I shake the bottle up.
It bubbles rapidly for about 5-10 seconds and then stops.

Have I done something wrong? How can I fix this?
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Hi guys,
So I made a DIY C02 system with pop bottles and sealed the gaps with silicone.
I put 2 cups of sugar in the bottle that was filled 3/4 way full with water.
I then put 1/4 tsp of yeast in.

It's been about a week and it only bubbles when I shake the bottle up.
It bubbles rapidly for about 5-10 seconds and then stops.

Have I done something wrong? How can I fix this?
Did you use warm water originally to "activate" the yeast and start the reaction?
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Here's what I did and it worked within 2 hours producing a bubble per second:

http://www.aquatic-eden.com/2006/09/...nsity.html?m=1
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