Re: DIY CO2 waste
I had written:
>>All this talk of DIY CO2 yeast systems has got me thinking - what is
>>everyone doing with the alcohol produced in the process?
Olga had written:
>You know, David, I've wondered about this too. Everytime I dump one of
>those bottles out it smells like beer. Are we missing something here? Does
>this CO2 producing give us a jump start on a home brewery? :)
I was re - thinking this last night and came to the conclusion that without
controlling the type of yeast strain introduced to the reactor, you will
get a rough tasting brew. I would assume most people use a common bread
yeast to start their reactor. As to you question about having the start of
a home brewery - yes you do.
One suggestion on the CO2 systems, if you want a usable by - product, use
cyder or honey. The by - product will be hard cyder and mead. Both of
these have a long ferment time (3 to 6 weeks). But you must use the proper
yeast strain. Beer does not give you a very good ferment life (2 to 3 days)
so I don't us it for this system. One other note; You also need another
storage bottle to age your fermented product. This can take up to a year
but the wait is worth it.
My prefference is to brew 5 gallons at a time (mead or cyder). That way, I
stay very happy.
In Minnesota where summer has been called off this year!