My first batch of homebrew biodiesel

My first homebrew biodieselLast week I picked up 10 gallons of used fryer oil from a local restaurant, and on Sunday I made my first one-liter test batch of biodiesel. I got a nice separation but the biodiesel is a bit cloudy, so there is probably some soap. Now I have to wash the stuff thoroughly, dry it and filter it, and then it should be ready to go in the car …

This is really fun – I showed the kids how to do the titration and they liked the color change “trick.” Now I need to find a plumber who will give me a used, clean water heater, so I can build an appleseed reactor.

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