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Question - 1st batch (pic)
« on: May 29, 2020, 01:54:22 PM »
Hi folks.

Completed my first batch of 30PPM this morning.

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600ml beaker
34V
2 silver rods
2mA current
Basic magnetic stirrer

I put steam distilled water into the beaker, half a teaspoon of maltodextrin and a tiny amount of baking soda before beginning to stir for 3 and a half - 4 hours. Results look ok I think but how would I go about adding gelatin? Can it be added at the start or better to put in at the end and onto a heated plate?



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Re: Question - 1st batch (pic)
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2020, 01:59:17 PM »
Looks a bit turbid.  Why didn't you follow the instruction on this forum?
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Re: Question - 1st batch (pic)
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2020, 02:23:10 PM »
I did try to follow the guidance as best I could. I was originally looking at honey as a reducer before coming onto this forum to know what maltodextrin was. Slowly getting there

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Re: Question - 1st batch (pic)
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2020, 02:26:44 PM »
Make your electrolyte correctly.  A pinch is not repeatable, and the correct substance is not baking soda.  If you want repeatably good results, you must measure everything accurately.
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Re: Question - 1st batch (pic)
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2020, 03:37:33 PM »
I use around 3ml maltodextrin for 600ml solution. I’ll heat the sodium bicarbonate, I’ve missed that crucial step out, and get the correct measurements for another 600ml.



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Re: Question - 1st batch (pic)
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2020, 04:35:44 AM »
I use around 3ml maltodextrin for 600ml solution. I’ll heat the sodium bicarbonate, I’ve missed that crucial step out, and get the correct measurements for another 600ml.
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Re: Question - 1st batch (pic)
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2020, 03:32:47 PM »
I have watched various videos online, but mainly looked at the link on this page:

https://www.cgcsforum.org/index.php?topic=4965.0

I believe I now have the electrolyte solution correct, but from what I take from the link, I add in the electrolyte and reducing agent at the start of the process and the capping agent at the end. i'll give it another go and see what this 2nd one looks like

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Re: Question - 1st batch (pic)
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2020, 03:59:05 PM »
Electrolyte is always added at start.
If making 20 ppm, reducing agent can be added anytime
If making greater then 20ppm, reducing agent should be added at start.
If making high ppm, stabilizer (cap) should be added first.
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