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    Who's brewing and who wants too?

    Hi All,

    I'm trying to find out how many of us in Adelaide (or regional SA who are willing to travel) are brewing bio ourselves. I'm also interested in hearing from members who havent begun brewing but are keen to. Please post a reply, I'm keen to see what the numbers are really like in Adelaide and possibly develop things from there (be it just to swap a few horror stories of bad batches over a beer every couple of months or something more structured like WARFA). SA is a leader in renewable energy forms on all levels (our solar powered schools project is a great example of this), lets not hide in the closet.

    Look forward to hearing from you.

    Adam
    "Revolution never comes with a warning!"

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    Re: Who's brewing and who wants too?

    I will take an oppourtunity to come out of the closet.......

    Seriously sign me up. I am "highly regional" but often do trips to Adelaide. I am doing SVO, have a reliative who is currently making soap and sometimes gets the mix wrong and produces biodisel. (actually that is a bit harsh, he is doing well at it.)

    Yes, with a month or so notice I can be there.
    cheers<BR>Chris.<BR>1990 landcruiser 80, 1HD-T two tank, copper pipe HE+ 20 plate FPHE, toyota solenoids and filters. 1978 300D, elsbett one tank system.<BR>

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    Re: Who's brewing and who wants too?

    I'm interested and purely for the Chemistry...I don't have a Diesel Vehicle to use anything we might make!!!
    I have a Degree in Chemistry which might be of some assistance...not that I remember much, some of the skills might carry over though.

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    Re: Who's brewing and who wants too?

    Looking at building a continuous OFR based processor, gathered some of the bits including a fantastic SS heat exchange, but still looking for a centrefuge. Very keen to speak to Adelaidians with hand on experience on any level.

    Tim

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    Re: Who's brewing and who wants too?

    The website has had an outage. What was missed has been put in here.


    Morelli Wrote:

    G'day all..I am a newbie and wannabe bio brewer, and I notice that the last posting for Adelaide listers was almost a year ago! Surely a lot is happening here, so how do I contact those that have started bio-diesel production and who can point me in the right direction. Seems little to gain in re-inventing the wheel, so any group gatherings where I could attend or personal assistance would be most appreciated.
    Tim, Chris, Adam, Scuba....are you there?
    cheers, vince


    Captain Echidna wrote:
    Yeah still here. My Dad is getting out of Bio (long story) so has some ear for sale. I am using my oil straight, and seem to be having a bit easier time. Do come to Adelaide a bit, perhaps a gathering could be in order?

    Camal wrote:
    Hello out there
    I want to set up a home brew. Any workshops planned in
    Adelaide or can anyone offer to show me their kit?
    thanks
    camal


    Morelli wrote :
    Hi Chris, thanks for the reply, unfortunately I missed it 'till now...been away.
    Does you dad still have any gear for sale?
    As you say ...maybe a meeting is possible if and when you come to
    Adelaide.
    Cheers, Vince.


    Captain Echina wrote
    cheers<BR>Chris.<BR>1990 landcruiser 80, 1HD-T two tank, copper pipe HE+ 20 plate FPHE, toyota solenoids and filters. 1978 300D, elsbett one tank system.<BR>

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    Re: Who's brewing and who wants too?

    Sorry to those I cant contact throught the forum so here is some details

    Dad still has the gear for sale. Includes pumps, wash tanks, some chemicals, reactor vessel, etc.

    His name is Graham and can be contacted on 0417 *********

    (see edit under)
    Last edited by Captain Echidna; 26th May 2008 at 03:26 PM. Reason: dad sold stuff, removed phone number
    cheers<BR>Chris.<BR>1990 landcruiser 80, 1HD-T two tank, copper pipe HE+ 20 plate FPHE, toyota solenoids and filters. 1978 300D, elsbett one tank system.<BR>

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    Re: Who's brewing and who wants too?

    hi my name is Dave,live at Lyndoch,count me in for the odd get together,good idea. i started making bio only and now use wvo but still turn dregs int bio
    It would be good to share our experiences and enjoy the day at the same time

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    Re: Who's brewing and who wants too?

    Hi my name is John I use WVO in 2 tank system. I also experiment with chemicals and accidentally make biodiesel as a byproduct of glycerine production. Willing to meet up with other like minded blokes. And sheilas, Im not prejudiced. I know there are at least 3 ladies in Adelaide region making bio.

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    Re: Who's brewing and who wants too?

    Hello out there..I've bought my first diesel vehicle ( Delica 2.8L t/d) and am keen to get involved with biodiesel and SVO..I have a background in organic chemistry and have worked for the oil industry..would be keen to meet with people using SVO in their vehicles and would like to know if if there is anyone who does conversions in Adelaide to allow use of SVO ( ie the extra tank etc)..have been reading a bit on various forums and realise there is a huge momentum out there. Cheers

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    Re: Who's brewing and who wants too?

    blackrat
    you can order wvo components from vegiecars.com.au ie inline heaters.
    a useful link is elsbett.com - a german company that makes complete kits including a second stainless steel fuel tank , normally fitted into the spare wheel compartment at a reasonable price.
    it all boils down to what is the minimum filtration - particle size requirement that your vehicles injection system will tolerate.... mine is common rail with 0.5 micron tolerance.
    and therefore whether wvo or biodeisel is appropriate.




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