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    21st October 2017, 12:02 AM
    smithy replied to a thread washing with heat in Making Biodiesel
    Cade, when you return the saucepan to the kitchen, don't tell the Mrs what you have been doing with it!
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    19th October 2017, 03:11 AM
    smithy replied to a thread washing with heat in Making Biodiesel
    Cade, there is a rough way to estimate the methanol left in your bio. Based on a 100 litre batch and adding 20 litres of methanol. The approximate...
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    19th October 2017, 01:39 AM
    smithy replied to a thread washing with heat in Making Biodiesel
    Tilly, post No 21, I think you mean 'can' not 'can not' Also in a previous post you said the neutralisation reaction between ffa's and methoxide does...
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    17th October 2017, 06:56 AM
    smithy replied to a thread washing with heat in Making Biodiesel
    Since we started to lock horns Tilly on various forums, all you have ever done is belittle any tests or experiments I have ever done. You may try to...
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    17th October 2017, 04:11 AM
    smithy replied to a thread washing with heat in Making Biodiesel
    Gotten my information from water washing something like 250 batches since I started. Oil and water do readily emulsify.
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    16th October 2017, 11:42 PM
    smithy replied to a thread washing with heat in Making Biodiesel
    Originally posted by Tilly; You have that confused. It is monoglycerides that are said to possibly cause an emulsion problem, not triglycerides...
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    16th October 2017, 08:09 PM
    smithy replied to a thread washing with heat in Making Biodiesel
    Hi cade, to water wash you must convert all the triglycerides (oil) as these will/can emulsify during the wash and cause you problems, so the first...
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    16th October 2017, 07:14 AM
    Hi Tilly, as I have mentioned to you before I do not agree with the rule of thumb principle regarding temperature versus processing time. According...
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    14th October 2017, 06:53 AM
    Presumably Tilly the process you did at 4degsC (based on the rule of thumb you always mention) took in excess of 24 hours mixing to convert it.
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been making bio for 8 years. Flown models for TV and feature films.
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