That is a great recipe! Almost mine! I add more yeast and get it going in about 15-20 minutes sometimes less. I also noticed that I made a typo! it was early and I hadn't had my coffee yet so please forgive me! LOL. My personal recipe is:
2 cups of sugar
2 tsp dry active yeast not the quick rise
1 tsp baking soda
In a bowl I mix a cup of water at 105-110F, 1/4 cup of sugar, and the yeast and let that sit in a warm spot for 10 minutes. I usually have a batch of bread going at the same time (kill to birds with 1 stone) I put it on top of the oven that is on to 170f to raise the bread. While that is going I add the rest of the sugar, more warm water and baking soda to the bottle shake it and let it sit until the yeast mix is ready The I add the yeast mix, give it a quick shake to mix it then I add water to about 2-3 inches from the top of the bottle
and put everything back together again.
I did make a bubble counter with a mason jar. It isn't necessary but it will help to let you know how things are going and if you are producing co2
. When you are setting it up make sure to seal everything with silicone and give it the full 24 hours to dry before trying to use it. My first 2 attempts I didn't seal it and I lost all of my co2
before it ever hit the tank. My second attempt I didn't wait for the silicone to cure and the silicone literally blew up this balloon like thing in the sealant until it popped and I again lost all of my co2
. It didn't explode or anything. I got home from the store and my living room smelled like bread. Always use the check valves they are cheap and very necessary. I have had water from the tank syphon in to the bubble counter and water from the yeast bottle syphon in to the bubble counter. I now use tank water in the bubble counter just incase and I have 2 check valves for safety.
In know this is a lot I just figured I would pass on my mistakes so nobody else has to go through the same stuff as me, and you can do it right the first time. There is also a tun of videos on youtube that you can watch some are really good and some well some set me up for failure. just play around with it and you will get it.