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Re: Chemical Cleansing of Home Made Alcohol

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  • Arsene Lupin
    The use of baking soda is widely documented, just search here: http://foag.co.cc/ for baking soda As for permanganate, it is used to to convert aldehydes
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      The use of baking soda is widely documented, just search here:
      http://foag.co.cc/
      for "baking soda"

      As for permanganate, it is used to to convert aldehydes into
      carboxylic acids, and is very little documented. The dose mentionned
      here seems a lot to me.
      You can find more about it here :
      http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8043

      Cheers
      Manu

      --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "mh" <mh@...> wrote:
      >
      > Does anyone here use this method? Can you recommend changes or
      > additions that would make it better?
      >
      > The following is post number 29441 (in case yahoo mangles it like
      > it tends to do)
      >
      > Thanks,
      >
      > -mikeH
      >
      >
      > --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Alex _{*L*}_ \(a.k.a. BOKAKOB\)"
      <bokakob@>
      > wrote:
      >
      > > Chemical Cleansing Fresh Home Made Alcohol
      > >
      > > This is a free type translation/interpretation of a freely
      available material found on web
      > pages dedicated to production of alcohol at home. There are no
      claims of any kind for this
      > data.
      > >
      > > The first chemical reaction of saponification binds fusel oils and
      makes it insoluble. In
      > order for this reaction to work, alcohol must be tested for pH. If
      reaction shows that home
      > made alcohol does contain dissolved acids then regular baking soda
      should neutralize the
      > reaction. The proportion is 5g~8g of baking soda per each liter of
      alcohol.
      > >
      > > After adding baking soda and stirring it well, potassium
      permanganate is added.
      > Potassium permanganate should be dissolved in small quantity of
      clean water beforehand.
      > The ratio is 2g of potassium permanganate dissolved in 50 mL of
      clean water per each
      > liter of home made alcohol. The mix of alcohol, baking soda and
      potassium permanganate
      > is stirred well and left alone for 15~20 minutes for reaction to finish.
      > >
      > > After this stage is complete, additional baking soda is added to
      the mix in the same
      > proportion as above, stirred and left alone for 8~12 hours for
      precipitation of solids.
      > >
      > > Next day any sediment is filtered and alcohol goes through the
      second distillation. This
      > method of removing fusel oils is rather efficient and removes up to
      95% of its content.
      > >
      > > After the second distillation, home made alcohol is slowly
      filtered through activated
      > charcoal.
      > >
      > > Alex_{*L*}_(a.k.a. BOKAKOB)
      > > http://briefcase.yahoo.com/bokakob
      > >
      >
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