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[APD] DIY CO2 glob mixture?
I'm using a DIY recipe provided in a recent (ok, not that recent, about 2 or
3 issues ago) TAG (Journal from AGA), and it has in the past worked
enormously well for me. The key is protein powder, molasses, and some yeast nutrient.
Well, about two weeks ago, I made a batch with soy milk because I ran out of
protein powder, and I got this jelatin-ous mass that bubbled up and up the
tubes..it was totally gross..a GLOB. Well, I threw that batch out, the bottle and
everything. I also used old tank water in that one. I assumed it was due to
bacteria in the old tank water or the soy milk. however:
The other day, I made a new batch with a new bottle and new protein powder
(some Adkins stuff I bought at the grocery store, not the kind I used before),
and again I got this jelly-like goop. I do not use gelatin by the way. I don't
know what is causing it and because I'm not precise with my measurements (a
little of this and a little of that), I'm not sure what the difference is. I'm
wondering if it is the baking soda I've added? (I did not use baking soda in
the past). Originally I thought it was the soy milk, but this time I didn't add
the soy milk. But, I had added soy milk to another container and it did fine.
Any thoughts? I searced the web using "mead and baking soda" (I thought that
would bring me more results than using diy co2) and found a case of baking
soda causing mulitple bubbling up explosions of the mead (kind of funny actually
as his wife was very mad at him and took away his baking soda).
Any one else use this mix? Anyone else get the GLOB? Is it type of protein
I added or the baking soda, or did I add too much of something?
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