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Terrified About Lye!
I have been collecting oil in preparation for my V3 install...
I just poured a gallon of oil from a friend into my almost full drum. The previous three gallons looked fine so i just tipped this on over and let fly. Tis one was completely milky looking. No, not creamy like partially hydrogenated, this was like the blue-white color and consistency of skimmed milk.
I fear that i have just contaminated almost 50 gallons of good wvo with this stuff. - UG!
I called Blackstone and they told me they really don't test for lye or other cleaners.
What should I do?
Is there a test I can perform myself (ph test or something)?
Jason at DFA told me of a way to take a sample, add water, and heat in a sealed container and look for foam and pressure. That got me thinking about the last 100 gallons i centrifuged. That had a big foamy slick on top when finished. I am almost certain that was good oil though.
I think I'm working myself into a lather over this (pun intended).
How prevalent is the use of boil-out and other caustics?
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