6652Re: [beekeeping] Re: Pliny's wax
- Feb 4, 2006Re: aluminum pans--I use aluminum pans for melting beeswax everyday and have never seen a discoloration in the wax. I'm an artist, an encaustic painter--and have over 70 1 quart pans of 70+ colors in the studio at any time. I've been using raw wax (cappings mainly) I purchase from beekeepers in the midwest--a very light golden color, but I was interested in bleaching some of it white to see what effect it might have on my colors. The raw wax I use now is very weak in color (like weak tea) and is easily pigmented so there really isn't a problem with the wax I have--just curious.regards,MarcCape Cod
ace <aceinthehole@...> wrote:Therein lies your problem marc. Beeswax should never touch anything but tin or stainless steel. Melting in aluminum will surely discolor your wax.ace
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