alcohol stove

Http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=us7AeG7OEY4  this isnt my vid.  but i like it. theres a metalmork technique i had not seen before.

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cool alcoholic ideas? Answered

Well im about to be 21 soon and im looking for cool alcoholic ideas, such as vodka gummy bears, and the vodka clementines. something i can use alcohol in so i can get drunk from it. Other than jello shots and mixed drinks. Sorry i can't explain better and i hope someone has a cool idea.

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alcohol expansion engine?

While expirimenting in my back yard i came across somthing. I was working on my steam engine and was testing the boiler with methyl alcohol as the heat source( i used nitro car fuel 20%) and i wondered what would happen if i put the alcohol in the boiler. I heated the boiler at the same temperature as i normaly heat water and the alcohol seemed to produce alot more vapors at a faster rate and volume than just steam. So... I was wondering if it was possible to create an engine on the same basic design as a steam engine that ran on alcohol expansion. I do not realy plan on creating this i was just wondering if it would work as good or better than steam. If someone has already made this please tell me. Thanks

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Why dosent Vodka freeze in the freezer? Answered

Would it ever freeze? What about drinks with lower alcohol content? What about straight alcohol?

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Wood vinegar and wood alcohol.

I've recently been doing research about how to make my own charcoal and I found that as a by-product that either wood vinegar or wood alcohol is made. One of the pages I found in looking for information was https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Wood-Gas-Wood-Alcohol/ and it led me to believe that what is produced i alcohol, but more research seemed to say it was actually wood vinegar that was produced. The problem is that Everything I've found is conflicting as to which it is that is produced. My understanding is that the two substances aren't the same, but that there is some methanol in wood vinegar. What I want to know is which it is that is produced, and if it's wood vinegar, can it be converted to wood alcohol, or burned as it is. 

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What are the byproducts of burning alcohols? Answered

I would like to know because I test my alcohol stoves in my garage. I know burning anything produces corbon monoxide.Thanks

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How do spirit pourers work?

You know, the ones that bars and restaurants have in the tops of bottles of spirits. Can anyone show a diagram?

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BATFE Alcohol Production Permits

Ive looked around at alcohol-making stills, for my science project this year, and I found one. The only problem is that it requires a permit from the BATFE, and I don't know how to get one. I searched around for it on the net, but only found a bunch of PDF's, and they didn't help. Can somebody help me? Also, it involved comparing the flame burn time with gasoline, kerosene, and benzene on a fuel-burning lamp. What exactly do they mean fuel burning? Like alcohol burning? With a wick? And, is it safe to even use benzene? I thought it caused cancer. If I can avoid filling out a billion safety forms, I DEFINITELY will. If it helps, I got the project out of "the complete handbook of science fair projects", by julienne blair bochinski

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Newsflash: beer is now alcoholic!

From the BBC: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has signed a bill that officially classifies beer as alcoholic. Until now anything containing less than 10% alcohol in Russia has been considered a foodstuff. The move, signed into law on Wednesday, will allow ministers to control the sale of beer in the same way that spirits are controlled. Russian alcohol consumption is already twice the critical level set by the World Health Organization. Although vodka has long been the traditional tipple in Russia, beer has soared in popularity, being marketed as a healthier alternative to spirits. Over the past decade, beer sales in Russia have risen more than 40% while vodka sales have fallen by nearly 30%. Correspondents say it is common to see people swigging beer in the street and in parks as if they are drinking soft drinks. It is not restricted to certain stores and is sold around the clock.

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How does one make homemade cider (alcoholic)?

I'm interested in making a batch of homemade apple or pear cider in my garage next fall. Anyone know how?

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Tang Hooch

I heard today that a common way to make booze in prison is to mix Tang, bread, and sugar (all hoarded from rations), which becomes some kind of sick form of alcoholic beverage. Needless to say "Instructables!" first came to mind. Have you heard of this and/or tried it and/or tasted it? Even more burning of a question: Did you do this as a kid?

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pocket size camp stove by javin007?

I made a stove just as discribed but my flames died down to about one half of an inch after the primer flame went out now i didnt have it in the wind shield containes but i was indoors does the wind shield hold heat to keep the flames larger the demo i seen on yuotube the flames were much larger thanks

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Would isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) be too strong/"rough" to make perfume?

Would isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) be too strong/"rough" to make perfume? I don't know what the industry uses (suppose I should google THAT), and I'm worried that if I make a tincture by soaking flowers in it that the result would be too dehydrating or bad for the skin...?

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is it safe to store lithium metal in alcohol to stop oxidization? Answered

hello, i extracted some lithium metal from some new lithium batteries i bought at a second hand shop really cheaply . ive extracted the metal from one, but now, after placing it under vegetable oil to store, then putting in water, the vegetable oil works too well seperating the lithium form the water, making small lithium combustion reactions very difficult and i really want to show my friends the marvels of lithium on water, so i want to know, is it safe to store lithium in methylated spirits, or some other hydrocarbon that will evaporate away really fast , and not inhibit the lithium's reaction with water, like canola oil does? clean lithium usually combusts when i put it in water , and the reaction is quite fast. but when i put oily lithium in water, the same does not happen, the reaction is slow, and no combustion occurs unless i use my jet lighter.

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Alcohol Fuel Barrel Used for Composting

Hello,I wanted to start my own backyard composting and I looked at a instructable on how to build a tumbling composter and I finally secured a 55 gallon barrel that I could potentially. I was told from a co-worker that the contents of the barrel were only alcohol fuel. Will I be able to use this barrel as my compost barrel and be safe from using the compost in my garden, lawn, flower, etc? I did a bit of research and it seems to be safe as some people have used composting to create alcohol fuel with a distillery. Just want to be absolutely sure and safe before I do anything.Thank you!

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How do i make ethanol from sugar cane? Answered

Its cane harvest season and the railway pickup lines are littered with pre chopped sugar cane stalks that fell off the carts while loading, also every road side creek is surrounded by sugar cane which is unharvestable and for all intents and purposes, as useful as grass, so with either nobody will object to me taking them. Especially since its all on public property now anyway. Now, i want to produce as much ethanol as i can from a single batch using a 20L pressure cooker, the end use of the ethanol is for fuel, sterilization and cleaning, not drinking, infact i actually want it to produce more isopropinol alcohol if at all possible, iso is expensive and it would be fun to try to distill it out, or otherwise leave it in the end spirits. Now, i have no idea on how i can cleanly ferment sugar cane. Im going to ferment it sealed inside the pressure cooker, but first sterilize it as i dont want any other smelly volatiles to grow. also in the pressure cooker i can hook the pressure releif valve directly to the condenser. So, any idea on how i go about doing this? am i ok to just crush and chop the stalks and turn them into a dense soup, or is there a reason as to why i should need to juice them? Also do i need to add yest, and if so how much? This is as an experiment, to do it because i can and nothing more, im well aware i can easily go out and buy methanol, ethanol and isopropyl alcohol and make them that way, but this is a DIY site, who the hell here goes and buys something when they can make it themselves. So any suggestions would be well appreciated.

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Food safe pump

Hi everyone! I'm working on a halloween costume where I want to have a container of liquid on my back, a hose from said container running down my left arm and a way todispense the liquid through the hose. Right now the dispensing is the problem. Would a windshield washer pump be reasonably safe to use for something that is going to be consumed? I'd buy a new unused one of course. If that's not a good idea, what would be? I've experimented with a can of compressed air to push the drink out but was not fully satisfied with the result.

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Breathalyzer ignition locks ? Answered

Hello, I know that in the USA these are used for drunken drivers. ( I think I saw it on '" My name is Earl.".) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ignition_interlock_device Yesterday, listening to the radio, I heard a a UK politician propose that all new cars be fitted with these devices. It made me think;  could a balloon filled with sober air be used to fool the machine ? Does anyone in the industry know ?; If so, it would seem a very simple loophole. Thank you. PS This is a fine example of a failed test. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7iEh7TBGiE&feature;=player_embedded

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How do you make jellied alcohol? Answered

You know sterno?Its jellied alcohol.How do you turn regular alcohol into jellied alcohol?

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A couple Questions about Meths, Alcohol, Oil, and Phosphorus

Ok, so a few of these questions may be really simple, but I have very little experience in these categories. 1) I'm working on a small camp stove that apparently is supposed to run on meths. I don't have access to meths and cannot buy any. Will Rubbing Alcohol work as a substitute? The plans for the stove seem to say that the vapors are what are on fire; it doesn't soak up through a cotton wick. 2) Will Canola oil vaporize so I could use it for the stove mentioned in question 1? 3) Phosphorus is a key ingredient in glow/light sticks. I saw a tutorial (which, by the way, would make a good Instructable) that showed how to obtain it from strike-anywhere matches and use it to make a custom glowstick. Again, I don't have any strike-anywhere matches, and I can't seem to find anywhere near me that sells them, so: Is there any other any household items that contains phosphorus that I could extract? 4) Is aluminum the cheapest metal, as in scrap metal or non-shape-specific pieces? Edit: 5) I have 70% rubbing (Isopropyl) alcohol. Is there anyway to purify it to around 90%? Thanks!

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legal age...

Does any body know what the legal age to make alcohol is in PA?

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potato vodka?

I am currently in an issoalted camp in the north and am interesting in making some potato vodka.  Potatoes are readily available and I can scrounge the materials for a still. But there is not a pressure cooker here. Could I cook the potao mash/juice in a regular pot on the stove? I know a make shift pressure cooker is proably dangerous and totaly out of the question, although it did cross my mind.

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How do I reduce my alcohol allergy?

How do I reduce my alcohol allergy? Tested it, and No, it's not the sulfates... or the pigments... or the fruits/grains... or gluten... or yeast. I'm allergic to alcohol; so in addition to a hangover, I get a full-body rash the next day... and it lasts for half a week after that >.<. HALP pls

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"Does rubbing alcohol affect plastic, how and what types?" Answered

I am hoping for someone to point me to research information. I am asking specifically about cleaning plastic water bottles and ice chests/coolers with rubbing alcohol. I was told that alcohol can deteriorate the plastic but I was hoping to know what types of plastic are affected by what types and concentrations of alcohol. Thanks

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Is it possible to extract alcohol from hand sanitizer? Answered

OK, so the main ingredient in instant hand sanitizer is ethyl alcohol, which is a perfect fuel for a soda can stove.  I have tried using the sanitizer straight but it leaves to much goo behind.  When stalt is added to the hand sanitizer it turns it to liquid and leaves white floaty things in the liquid(glycerol?).  These can be filtered out with a coffee filter.  This leaves a more concentrated solution (which still dosnt burn well)  and it has salt in it. What I want to know is how I can extract the alcohol to at least 80% concentration.  I don't have a still (and dont want to make one).  Any ideas?      

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What is the optimum amount of rubbing alcohol for explosions?

I am working on a mini-cannon based project. The cannon has a chamber with interior volume of 15.2 cubic inches. For propellant I am using rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) that is electronically ignited. The barrel on this gun is about 2 feet of 6mm tubing, designed to shoot Airsoft BBs. I was wondering if anyone knows what the ideal amount of rubbing alcohol to use was (I am using 70% alcohol now, but i can get at least 90% at the store). I could also possibly use butane or propane, if that is better. I went on the internet and looked up the stoichiometric ratio for isopropyl alcohol, but that just told me "1mol fuel to 4.5 mol oxygen at 100 percent concentration." I am not mathematically or scientifically capable of turning that bit of info into a usable amount. 

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Why isn't 91% isopropyl alcohol working in any can/survival stove except mine ?

Every time I try to make a can stove, the 91 % alcohol isn't working in any. It only works in my stove. can you help

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What is the best location for jets on an alcohol stove? Answered

What is the best location for the jets?  The stove is a pressurized jet stove, but i dont know where I sould put the jets. I have seen them on the side, on the top ridge, on the top and even on the insode of the ridge pointing in.  I have a pot stand I just would like to know which location is most efficant.

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If I tried to strangle a seal, would it's blood eventually become alcoholic? Answered

I read that when low on Oxygen, diving mammals switch to fermentation instead of respiration, which would make their blood alcoholic. At least, this is what I think.

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Is it wrong for my health? I know it's wrong but!!! Answered

I just swallowed  abut 3 teaspoons of coffee,drank a glarss of pepsi, about 200ml of 42% alcohol cane liquor at a party. what are the effects? quick buffor i fueint outt

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Essential oil/Alchohol/Solvent purification and separation

Hi,I have a lot of impure essential oil that has a lot of water in it and was thinking about ways to get some of the water out. Would salting out with Epsom salts work? I've seen an Instructable where a nonpolar solvent is used to extract nepecatalone https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Kitty-Crack%3a--ultra-potent-catnip-extract/ would one be able to use a solvent that is immiscible (I swear that's a word) in water to get the constituents that are not water soluble out of the water?Also can common solvents (I'm thinking alcohol, acetone, and toulene) be salted out to increase the concentration? Would this work with dilute hydrochloric acid?-mitch

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1,574 (large) Gin and tonics

This has been troubling me a bit: After watching Comic Strip Presents - Complete Collection [DVD] (I got it from HMV) I wondered about a segment from Mr Jolly Lives Next Door - In the film, the pair Mayall & Edmonson order 1,574 (large) Gin and tonics in a "traditional old-English illegal-drinking establishment" called The Neon Tee Pee. (Script can't be found, or un-blocked video clips any more) The thought occurred to me "How much did one large G&T; cost then?" We know that they had no money at all before receiving a brown envelope stuffed with bank notes. The brown envelope should have contained £3000 and I'll assume that it did. In being exact about the quantity of G&Ts;, I conclude that they knew exactly how much money they had, and how much the drink cost. If follows that all the £3000 was counted, why leave any in the van if you're going for that much alcohol? Later the £3000 is acknowledged, but 2 pound notes remain. At a maximum of £2998, 1574 G&Ts; work out at £1.90 each which sounds reasonable for 1983. But that leaves £7.40, and the £2 of course. What did they do with the £7.40, what was the £2 for, why did they not ask for 1578? Cigarettes? And if so, how many? Or is there some special significance to 1574? L

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Finding the altitude of a ball using weight and time airborne

I was shooting my tennis ball cannon today, and i was wondering if there was a way to find out the altitude of the ball using the time it was airborne and the weight of the ball. I have no idea how to approach this, i dont know of any math formulas that we've learned so far that can compute this. I think it would have to factor in drag, gravity, the weight of the ball, and how long it was in the air. I just dont know how to do it. If anyone with a better understanding of physics and mathematics can help me out, or point me in the right direction, it would really help me out! thanks!

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The yeast in my mead is not creating any Co2. What should I do?

I've been brewing mead at home for a couple of months now. I started a 1 gallon batch of mint and honey mead about an hour ago and there is no activity going on in it. The yeast looks like it is swimming around but there is no carbonation bubbling to the top. I used dry active yeast which is what I've used for other batches over the past months. Q1: Should I wait until tomorrow and check it? Q2: Should I add another pack of yeast to it? Q3: Referring to Q2, will adding any more yeast to it cause a yeasty brew in the final product?

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ALCOHOL FREE spirit-tasting drinks, eg gin without the booze, does anyone have any accurate recipes?

I am trying to put together an alcohol free cocktail cabinet and so far am unable to find a reasonable gin/whisky/rum/vodka substitute.  The whole point of this alcohol free cocktail cabinet is to enable me to host a party that everyone can enjoy - no drinking and driving means fruit juice/syrup based cocktails and that can get a bit boring after a while!  So, over to you, my incredibly inventive and brilliant 'Ible friends....  thank you in advance.

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Which burns at a lower temperature Isopropyl alcohol or acetone?

I have in my possession 99.9% Isopropyl alcohol and some relatively pure acetone which burns at a lower temperature and for how long?

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What is the best fuel for an ultralight acohol stove? Answered

OK so I have seen many Instructables on making an ultralight alcohol can stove, but not of them compare fuels. I have heard of many types of fuel being used, all the way from denatured alcohol to everclear drinking alcohol. I want to know which type is easiest to obtain and produces the least amount of soot on pots. Thanks in advance, Junits15

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What is the best way to dispose of used alcohol cleaner? Evaporate, Burn, Flush, ...? Answered

My electric razor cleans itself with alcohol. I need to change the fluid every few months. What is the greenest way to dispose of the dirty alcohol? I can't decide if it is better to flush, burn, or evaporate it. I think it contains some methanol (probably  - it is 'denatured'). The can doesn't say what the denaturing agent is. It is sold as shellac thinner and stove fuel. It also includes a small amount of d-Limonene (orange terpene), plus the whisker residue.

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Can I use 70% rubbing alcohol in a mini stove? Answered

I'm trying to build a mini camping stove (https://www.instructables.com/id/Cool-Little-Miniature-Stove!/to be specific) but the only alcohol I have is 70% isopropyl rubbing alcohol. Would it be possible to use this instead of heet? And if isn't, can someone point me towards a site that tells you how to (with only stuff that is lying around the house)?(Note: I dont really care how efficiant the stove is, I just need it to work. Also, instead of using fiberglass inside of my stove, I'm planning on using perlite. Is this a good idea?)

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I What is the easiest home made alcohol to make? Answered

So basically i kind of wanted to make a great tasting beverage, but also a hell of a lot of it. I made beer from a pack before but it tasted quite bad, due a plasticy taste which i wasn't quite sure about. Also i live in the countryside and i'm a watcher of 'river cottage', so i wouldn't mind suggestions along the way they do it, i.e getting the fruit/plant/vegetable from public land that i don't have to go to a shop and pay for. I have all the basics from my first attempt, but i wouldn't mind suggestions on types, and easy to avoid errors.

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How can I extract Peppermint (or another mint plant)'s oil?

I hear oil from algae is extracted by drying it, then soaking it in alcohol to dissolve the extract, then straining it and evaporating the alcohol. I might start experimenting with that, but any suggestions?

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how to make alcohlic beer?

Hi...In my location there is a beers but ( non alcoholic) ! Can some one tell me how to make it alcoholic beers?Is it possible?

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Why dont they use alcohol in closed system steam engines? Other than safety?

By closed system i mean constant mass of working fluid.  i.e. no steam leaving system, like an air conditioner. My point is that alcohol has a lower boiling point that water, (some kinds can boil from the heat of your hand!). SO other than the safety problem of alcohol being flamable, alcohol could operate with a lower heat input than water.    With the addition of a cold resivoir, the closed system alcohol steam engine could work right? Or why not use a refridgerant gas in a closed system steam engine cycle,? >Which would effectively absorb the heat input any ideas? addition*  I mean for use in any steam engine with a closed loop cycle, like the Rankin cycle   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rankine_cycle

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can you get drunk by eating candy made with alcohol? such as chocolates with bourbon in the filling?

I was wondering if you could get drunk from eating candy made with alcohol

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How can I make alcohol (for fuel) from celulose (wood, paper) without buying expensive enzymes?

I am fully versed and practiced in column distilation.

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How do you make a small, concealable wooden flask?

I need to know how to make a concealable wooden flask that's safe to drink out of. if someone could show me how to make one, i would appreciate it greatly.

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HOW TO STOP TODDY FROM FERMENTATION ? Toddy - Indian Local Alcoholic Drink

Toddy - Indian Local Alcoholic Drink. and local drink extracted from either a coconut tree or a Palm tree flower. In the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, it is known as "Kallu".  The malays call it Tuak . Drinking toddy has the same effect as drinking any alcoholic beverage.Alcoholic Strength:  Strength of the alcohol is like wine. But is not too strong. i WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW TO STOP "fermentation" IF any one have an ans .please write to me or e-mail.to me ar rmschan@hotmail.com                    

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