Degassing Alumisol?

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Degassing Alumisol?

Postby Bigjgordon » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:56 pm

Anyone ever degass Alumisol after cooking just before pouring? Very curious, but I can't find any info online and I don't have a vacuum chamber to try it (although I am seriously considering buying one - pretty hefty prices up here in Canada - $500...)

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Re: Degassing Alumisol?

Postby dahlberg » Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:52 am

Yes, I have done it. As the bubbles form, they get large and begin to set which creates a bunch of plastic bubbles with a degassed liquid underneath!
I don't however recommend the process! If you use a metal stir stick and let it rest at a high temp occasionally skimming off the bubbles it will solve your problem. once you get your hardness/softness down I suggest cooking up larger batches and keeping your inventory in cured clear alumisol rather than in the bottle. it solves the bubble problem, and any settling that occurs in uncured if it sits for a long time without being stirred.
Great question!
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Re: Degassing Alumisol?

Postby Bigjgordon » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:52 pm

Thanks Larry! As a first time poster, let me say that you are an absolute inspiration and a great motivator. Allumilite is lucky to have you!

And if you're ever looking for an apprentice....just sayin! :mrgreen:
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