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[*] posted on 1-6-2020 at 17:50
Cheapest way to get methanol?


I was hoping someone had cheaper methods for an amateur chemist to get methanol?

I am also new to fermenting ethanol. I have been doing sugar washes which are supposed to minimize the methanol content. I have quite a few packets of Saccharomyces Cervesia left.

Would doing a different type of wash yield me both methanol and ethanol? Then I could simply separate the two via distillation.
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[*] posted on 1-6-2020 at 18:08


I really feel for those south of the boarder. In Canada we get 4L jugs of 99.9% pure for ~$10 at any local hardware store. I have heard Heet is almost pure methanol as long as you get the correct one.

http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=7990

https://www.sciencemadness.org/whisper/files.php?pid=631684&...

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[*] posted on 1-6-2020 at 20:44


Quote: Originally posted by ThoughtsIControl  

Would doing a different type of wash yield me both methanol and ethanol? Then I could simply separate the two via distillation.


Ethanol is a by-product from the digestion of simple sugars by yeast, methanol is not. Methanol is removed from the pectin molecule by enzymes.
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