RxCE Equipment List
All the items below can be acquired from various sources at reasonable prices. Much of what you see can be sourced at Dollar stores, Goodwill stores, charity stores, big chain retailers like Walmart, Target, and online.
List of Equipment and Items needed to make oil
Common Items needed for Setup:
Items needed for Step 1 Washing:
Your choice in Solvents, if permitted by your local laws.
Ethanol - Food Grade ..........................................................At a liqueur store near you!
Ethyl Acetate - ACS/USP/NF Grade.................................... [1 gallon]
Items needed for Step 3 Distilling:
Items needed for Step 4 Winterizing:
Items needed for Step 5 Reducing:
Tips and Tools
Tip: Water distillers work, but lose a substantial amount of alcohol due to heat. An entry level Moonshine Still is the real engineered solution that works. Use a Still for alcohol recovery and, if legal, raising the proof of the alcohol.
Obtaining 190proof/95% Ethanol for Final Reduction.
Its very helpful to use 190 Proof/95% ethanol for the final reduction. Lower proof alcohols contain water that interferes with dissolving the oils after distilling. If 190 proof ethanol is not available in your state, here's something to investigate. Depending on your state's laws, owning and operating a moonshine still concentrate the alcohol may be legal. Here is the most important point. You will not be generating new alcohol. You will be removing the water. This is legal to do in most states. Use a moonshine setup like the one listed above for condensing your alcohol. You can take 80proof/40% vodka and concentrate it to 190proof/95% in a single pass. The trick is to stop distilling once the rises a few degrees above ethanol's boiling point, 78c/173f. What the temperature gauge closely. Once the needle starts moving higher, swap capture jars. The first jar will contain 95% ethanol, the second about 70% as it collects more water. Save that second jar for future distillations.
Do your homework. Find out if this is legal in your area before proceeding. If not, then use the highest proof available but you might have to heat it up to 65c/150f. Do not boil the alcohol, you'll end up with water only.
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