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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #851

In a message dated 2/18/01 3:55:05 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:

<< Yeast CO2 seems to work a lot better of you use an unrefined sugar, eg 
 treacle, malt extract, molasses or brown muscovado. The CO2 production 
 continues at a slower rate for much much longer - I use a small 1l bottle, 
 usually lasts 2-3 days, has now run for a week and is still going strong. 
 Probably the yeast has do do more work on the unrefined sugar before it can 
 metabolise it, so the process takes a little longer. Also, I can recommend 
 active dried homebrewing yeast as it starts up very fast.
Would you use the same amount of molasses as you would sugar?  or less?