Alcohol from DIY co2

Ever wondered how it works? Well, here is the place to post your questions!

Postby Dookie » 2006-11-04 12:22

When I pour away the boozy smelling contents of my DIY co2 bottles I always think it seems such a waste! It smells really nice. Anyone got any experience in making your own alcohol, and what strength this stuff is likely to be? And, would drinking it just be crazy?! I was initially put off by the amount of sugar that I knew was in there, but I imagine most of that is used up by the yeast in the co2 production?

:gulp:
User avatar
Dookie
Addicted member
 
Posts: 663
Joined: 2006-04-23 19:08
Location: North Tyneside

Postby Dookie » 2006-11-04 12:26

lol I've just read that back and realised how bad it sounds. I'm not an alcoholic. Promise! :P
User avatar
Dookie
Addicted member
 
Posts: 663
Joined: 2006-04-23 19:08
Location: North Tyneside

Postby Mick e. t. » 2006-11-04 12:45

Image say no more :woot: yeah!
Mick e. t.

Life aint black and white, it's full of colour
Image
User avatar
Mick e. t.
Addicted member
 
Posts: 1927
Joined: 2005-11-03 17:31
Location: Lincoln U.K.

Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2006-11-04 21:40

It depends on the yeast you use. Some forms of alcohol are seriously dangerous.
However, my brewing knowledge isn't strong enough - so I'll ask my Dad when I see him sometime (who brews all sorts, including tequila).

And yes, the sugar is food for the yeast - the alcohol is the yeast's waste produce.
You would also need to use several methods to purify and clarify it too - not to mention sterilise equipment first.

Try talking to your local brewer's store - yellow pages is helpful.
User avatar
Indigo Blue Fish
Addicted member
 
Posts: 5132
Joined: 2005-10-18 19:42
Location: England

Postby Dookie » 2006-11-05 13:51

Thanks IBF :)
User avatar
Dookie
Addicted member
 
Posts: 663
Joined: 2006-04-23 19:08
Location: North Tyneside

Postby sharkdude » 2006-11-05 14:50

the stuff i use ....that would kill me!( i bought the nurafin CO2 unit thinking it was pressurized at a bargain price but it's not, its basicly femrentation)
STUFF

Smooth
Happy
Ardent
Resourceful
Kool
Diligent
Utilitarian
Dependable
Exemplary
ImageImageImageImage
User avatar
sharkdude
Addicted member
 
Posts: 2222
Joined: 2005-11-18 20:08
Location: wales

Postby Dookie » 2006-12-09 17:13

I've decided to stick with my bacardi breezers and cocktails and leave the co2 juice for the drain :lol:
User avatar
Dookie
Addicted member
 
Posts: 663
Joined: 2006-04-23 19:08
Location: North Tyneside


Return to Water chemistry

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron