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Acid/Base Processing

Handling issues and cautions Sulfuric acid is dangerous. Take necessary handling precautions. Gloves and goggles. Adding the sulfuric acid to the methanol is violent exothermic reaction. It’ll boil like mad.. Make sure your mixing container has lots of head...

The Appleseed Biodiesel Reactor

An old water heater tank can be adapted to make a safe and inexpensive biodiesel homebrewing apparatus. An HDPE carboy (white jug in photo) or other tank can become a passive small-scale methanol-catalyst mixer, and an inexpensive centrifugal pump (blue motor in...

Acid/Base Processing

Handling issues and cautions Sulfuric acid is dangerous. Take necessary handling precautions. Gloves and goggles. Adding the sulfuric acid to the methanol is violent exothermic reaction. It’ll boil like mad.. Make sure your mixing container has lots of head...

Solar Preheat Oil

Use Solar Preheating to liquify oils before filtering and processing. There three methods that are in use by homebrewers. 1. Paint a 55-gallon drum black and sit it in the sun. This works really well in the summer. This calls for moving drums full of oil, which can be...

Scales For Biodiesel

Introduction What scales do homebrewers use in making biodiesel? The answers are endless, but if you follow a few guidelines in picking scales, it is possible to keep costs down. The smaller weights need smaller more precise scales, the larger weights need larger less...