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  • pint_o_shine
    Check your results against orange juice. You will likely find there is more methanol in the OJ than any of the distilled spirits made from sugar or grain.
    Message 1 of 5 , Feb 18, 2010
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      Check your results against orange juice. You will likely find there is more methanol in the OJ than any of the distilled spirits made from sugar or grain.


      --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, Bryan Bornais <bbornais@...> wrote:
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      > If you have access to a Gas Chromatograph with a simple capillary column, then it would be fun to run an experiment with a pure HPLC grade methanol as your reference.
      >
      > Your first injection would be pure methanol. This will give you the retention time.
      >
      > The second would be your sample, spiked with methanol. You should try a few spike dilutions such as 10, 30 and 50% MeOH in your sample.
      >
      > The third is your sample.
      >
      > You should be able to quickly and easily get a qualitative idea, and learn a few things along the way.
      >
      > Do your homework and make it a formal lab experiment, that way you will eliminate many outside factors that will confuse things and make it harder for you in the long run.
      >
      >
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      > From: ortholaan <info21@...>
      > To: Distillers@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Mon, February 15, 2010 2:11:47 PM
      > Subject: [Distillers] Re: Methanol test
      >
      >
      > Hi Will.
      >
      > Have a look at this article:
      >
      > http://www.jbc org/content/ 42/2/311. full.pdf+ html?sid= 38a48070- b5f2-4d3d- aa4e-e8100cbf494 b
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      > Proost, Ko.
      >
      > --- In Distillers@yahoogro ups.com, "sumokou@ " <sumokou@ > wrote:
      > >
      > > Hi everyone,
      > >
      > > I'm wondering if there is anyway to test for methanol in alcohol that my parents make?
      > >
      > > I have "unlimited" access to chem equipment at school.
      > >
      > > Thanks a bunch!
      > >
      > > Will
      > >
      >
      >
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      >
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    • sumokou@ymail.com
      Cool! Thanks a lot everyone! Now is there a way to test for methanol at home? Will
      Message 2 of 5 , Feb 21, 2010
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        Cool!

        Thanks a lot everyone!

        Now is there a way to test for methanol at home?

        Will

        --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "pint_o_shine" <pintoshine@...> wrote:
        >
        > Check your results against orange juice. You will likely find there is more methanol in the OJ than any of the distilled spirits made from sugar or grain.
        >
        >
        > --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, Bryan Bornais <bbornais@> wrote:
        > >
        > > If you have access to a Gas Chromatograph with a simple capillary column, then it would be fun to run an experiment with a pure HPLC grade methanol as your reference.
        > >
        > > Your first injection would be pure methanol. This will give you the retention time.
        > >
        > > The second would be your sample, spiked with methanol. You should try a few spike dilutions such as 10, 30 and 50% MeOH in your sample.
        > >
        > > The third is your sample.
        > >
        > > You should be able to quickly and easily get a qualitative idea, and learn a few things along the way.
        > >
        > > Do your homework and make it a formal lab experiment, that way you will eliminate many outside factors that will confuse things and make it harder for you in the long run.
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > > ________________________________
        > > From: ortholaan <info21@>
        > > To: Distillers@yahoogroups.com
        > > Sent: Mon, February 15, 2010 2:11:47 PM
        > > Subject: [Distillers] Re: Methanol test
        > >
        > >
        > > Hi Will.
        > >
        > > Have a look at this article:
        > >
        > > http://www.jbc org/content/ 42/2/311. full.pdf+ html?sid= 38a48070- b5f2-4d3d- aa4e-e8100cbf494 b
        > >
        > > Proost, Ko.
        > >
        > > --- In Distillers@yahoogro ups.com, "sumokou@ " <sumokou@ > wrote:
        > > >
        > > > Hi everyone,
        > > >
        > > > I'm wondering if there is anyway to test for methanol in alcohol that my parents make?
        > > >
        > > > I have "unlimited" access to chem equipment at school.
        > > >
        > > > Thanks a bunch!
        > > >
        > > > Will
        > > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > > __________________________________________________________________
        > > The new Internet Explorer® 8 - Faster, safer, easier. Optimized for Yahoo! Get it Now for Free! at http://downloads.yahoo.com/ca/internetexplorer/
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