dorian579 (Stranger)
10-15-01 16:01
No 224782
      Ethanol (Grain Alcohol)  Bookmark   

I looked through the Hive, but could not find a process for synthesizing ethanol.  Is there such a process that would be possible for the average bee to complete, or is it too costly/complicated for its troubles?  Any well-informed bees care to share?

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(Hive Bee)
10-15-01 16:06
No 224783
      Re: Ethanol (Grain Alcohol)  Bookmark   

Sugar + Yeast?laugh
(Pioneer Researcher)
10-15-01 19:19
No 224833
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I guess it would be better buy some aloholic drink, distill the azeothrope (95.5%) and if you want to make anhydrous ethanol there are procedures with CaO or CaCl2, refluxing and distilling the alocohol again, see Rhodium's page.
(Hive Bee)
10-16-01 02:17
No 224981
      Re: Ethanol (Grain Alcohol)  Bookmark   

It has too been covered here. Search for stills. There have been many a conversation about alcohol production (as well as several extremely detailed writeups) via a still.


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(Old P2P Cook)
10-16-01 09:11
No 225174
      Re: Ethanol (Grain Alcohol)  Bookmark   

but could not find a process for synthesizing ethanol.
Why would you want to perform a chemical synthesis of alcohol when 40% grain alcohol (vodka) is so easily available?
(Distinctive Doe)
01-15-02 20:01
No 256766
      Re: Ethanol (Grain Alcohol)  Bookmark   

The Manual for the Home and Farm Production of Alcohol Fuel

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(Hive Bee)
01-15-02 21:56
No 256810
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If it's abs etOh you need you can distill the grain alcohol to obtain 95% etOh and then re-distill with benzene.  The water-benzene-etOH azeotrope distills at 65C and the benzene-etOH azeotrope distills at 68C.

(Hive Addict)
01-15-02 23:44
No 256855
      Re: Ethanol (Grain Alcohol)  Bookmark   

Alcohol is one of the cheapest solvents you can use if you make it yourself.  Otherwise it costs about 20 times more if you pay the federal taxes on it.

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01-24-02 06:13
No 260193
      Re: Ethanol (Grain Alcohol)  Bookmark   

Err... H2SO4 + C2H6?  You'll probably want the H2SO4 around 80/20 with water in favor of acid...

  ...drink at your own damn risk.

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(Old P2P Cook)
01-24-02 06:28
No 260202
      Re: Ethanol (Grain Alcohol)  Bookmark   

Err... H2SO4 + C2H6?
Well, I agree with the "Err... ?" part. How are you going to make ethanol from sulfuric acid and ethane? And where are you going to get the ethane?
(Chief Bee)
01-24-02 07:37
No 260234
      Re: Ethanol (Grain Alcohol)  Bookmark   

Ethane doesn't work, but ethene does. It is given off by ripening bananas... wink
02-25-02 17:38
No 273365
      Re: Ethanol (Grain Alcohol)  Bookmark   

why not just use everclear with 5% water
(Can't SWIM)
02-26-02 09:48
No 273679
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Why indeed? I just don't see why you could'nt take
MeOh and a/b the Me off replacing it with Et by desire?
 I've done it. Pretty easy. PM Anonym for details.
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 Ask for it by namewink

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