Jump to content

 

Photo
- - - - -

Home made 96% 190proof alcohol ???


  • Please log in to reply
36 replies to this topic

#21 Anonymiss

Anonymiss

    ♥ Maverick ♥

  • Respected User
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,026 posts
  • Thanks: 24334

Posted 18 October 2014 - 04:35 PM

i assume distillation equipment is not cheap, and not really 'home-madeable' without the proper tools, right ?
i mean - building a simmering pot, and attach to it all the lids and the tubing, is not something you can carve out of a piece of wood, 
so basically - home distillation just wont be possible, right ?


It certainly is possible, and the pressure cooker idea is a fair start, but it's potentially dangerous (fire and explosion), and ensuring that what's produced is pure ethanol will require care and attention to detail.

You really want a fractioning column (a long, vertical tube with packing material) to get the correct product (fraction), and combining one of those with a reflux still will produce the purest solvent.


ETA: I'd recommend isopropanol if you can get it. But if you can't, then acetone will work just as well and may be easier to find.
  • The Dude Abides and duke like this

#22 Anonymiss

Anonymiss

    ♥ Maverick ♥

  • Respected User
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,026 posts
  • Thanks: 24334

Posted 18 October 2014 - 05:51 PM

Food for thought? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161446510363

It certainly gives some idea of what one might be aiming for when building a reflux still.
  • The Dude Abides and duke like this

#23 olmec

olmec

    earth bound misfit

  • Respected User
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,413 posts
  • Thanks: 20352

Posted 18 October 2014 - 06:46 PM

Food for thought? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161446510363

It certainly gives some idea of what one might be aiming for when building a reflux still.

 

i could make something like that from stainless if i had all the bits


  • duke likes this

#24 duke

duke

    budding cannabis chemist

  • Moderators
  • 12,162 posts
  • Thanks: 65420

Posted 18 October 2014 - 07:11 PM

i could make something like that from stainless if i had all the bits

 

this one on skunkpharma looks doable diy to me, http://skunkpharmres...-reclaim-still/
 



#25 Vmax

Vmax

    Oily

  • Respected User
  • PipPipPip
  • 91 posts
  • Thanks: 390

Posted 18 October 2014 - 07:28 PM

I'll stay outta this one ;)  but as missy says, for 95% you will need a reflux still, not and easy process and experience is everything because what comes out is far more toxic than ISO if you catch it wrong. I've used several solvents and the only difference seems to be potency of the oil, done right.


  • The Dude Abides, jimmi2scoops, duke and 1 other like this

#26 duke

duke

    budding cannabis chemist

  • Moderators
  • 12,162 posts
  • Thanks: 65420

Posted 18 October 2014 - 07:39 PM

I'll stay outta this one ;)  but as missy says, for 95% you will need a reflux still, not and easy process and experience is everything because what comes out is far more toxic than ISO if you catch it wrong. I've used several solvents and the only difference seems to be potency of the oil, done right.

 

hi vmax this is the one i have been working on i got all the bits and just need a couple of fittings this is just reclaim the iso not purify or anything,do you reckon it will work?  http://skunkpharmres...-reclaim-still/
 


  • The Dude Abides and WanderinBloke like this

#27 Vmax

Vmax

    Oily

  • Respected User
  • PipPipPip
  • 91 posts
  • Thanks: 390

Posted 18 October 2014 - 07:44 PM

As a reclaim it should work a treat. I use the megahome jobby, it's a bit hit n miss on what you get back though, the seal is only designed for lower proof so it leaks like fuck later on. I ended up buying a couple of spare seals for a quick change over and get running again.

 

You do like a project eh Duke, please let me know how you get on.


Edited by Vmax, 18 October 2014 - 07:45 PM.

  • The Dude Abides, duke and WanderinBloke like this

#28 Anonymiss

Anonymiss

    ♥ Maverick ♥

  • Respected User
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,026 posts
  • Thanks: 24334

Posted 18 October 2014 - 08:23 PM

this one on skunkpharma looks doable diy to me, http://skunkpharmres...-reclaim-still/


To be fair, that's not really a still in the way we're talking as it doesn't separate the various components of the feed mixture (although it may be able to, to some extent). It's more of a condenser, and you may be able to buy something suitable off the shelf for that.
  • The Dude Abides and duke like this

#29 Anonymiss

Anonymiss

    ♥ Maverick ♥

  • Respected User
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,026 posts
  • Thanks: 24334

Posted 18 October 2014 - 08:25 PM

i could make something like that from stainless if i had all the bits


Nice :)

The rest of us might be better off investigating copper tube and lead-free solder though ;)
  • duke and olmec like this

#30 Mr. Don Keidik

Mr. Don Keidik

    Starting out

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 90 posts
  • Thanks: 147

Posted 20 October 2014 - 09:51 AM

hey guys, plans has changed,

want to make a tincture instead of oil, so im pretty much MUST use 96% drinking alcohol.

 

ill probably spend some time reading about home made distilleries and see if i can come up with something and let u guys know.

 


  • jimmi2scoops and duke like this


IPB Skin By Virt
Disclaimer: You must be over 18 years old to view/use this website. T-G-C.nl does not encourage growing cannabis or possessing cannabis, Learning how to grow cannabis is purely for educational purposes. All information on this website is strictly for: Historical reference, Scientific reference and educational purposes. Please check the laws in your own country as T-G-C.nl is in no way responsible for repercussions of accessing the website. All information is stored on a secure server in Amsterdam. We advise all visitors against breaking the law.