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RE: [Distillers] Couple of questions

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  • Tony & Elle Ackland
    ... Nope, wouldn t work. Of the couple listed with melting points at http://www.geocities.com/kiwi_distiller/methanol.htm#fusel ... methanol = -97.8 C
    Message 1 of 4 , Jan 3, 2001
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      >2. To help dodge those bloody fusel oils and other crap, why not
      >freeze the wash first (eg to -5 deg c)? Since (I think) the fusel
      >oils have a higher freezing point than water, they would stay behind
      >with (some of) the water as ice (again, no practical experience here).

      Nope, wouldn't work. Of the couple listed with melting points at http://www.geocities.com/kiwi_distiller/methanol.htm#fusel ...

      methanol = -97.8 C
      (ethanol = -114.1 C)
      isopentyl = -117 C
      pentanol = -78 C

      They're all pretty cold, and too close to ethanol.

      Tony
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