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re: yeast CO2
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From: bob.hoesch at mail_fws.gov
Date: Thu, 15 May 97 08:08:59 -0700
To: <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
Subject: Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V2 #709
Don Griffes wrote:
"the CO2 from the bottle 'mixes' with the water many times easier than
the 'CO2' produced from the yeast.....
What else is the yeast putting off besides CO2?"
The yeast is generating lots of minor byproducts, including alcohol,
but we can ignore those. They're of interest to home-brewers. I think
the difference you see is because the yeast system is pushing a lot of
air (which is mostly nitrogen) and this doesn't dissolve readily. The
bottled CO2 is pure and dissolves completely.