Egg Shells

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Egg Shells

Postby Moonshyner » Wed Aug 03, 2022 4:44 pm

I have read that oyster shells can be used to control the PH level in a wash to prevent a 'stalled wash'.

Would egg shells do the same job?

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Re: Egg Shells

Postby lest1 » Wed Aug 03, 2022 7:21 pm

They do

I used them for a bit but they are a bit of a pain compared to oyster shells
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Re: Egg Shells

Postby Moonshyner » Wed Aug 03, 2022 7:33 pm

lest1 wrote:They do

I used them for a bit but they are a bit of a pain compared to oyster shells

Thanks for the reply.
Can't seem to find any oyster shells except for shell grit for birds.
We eat heaps of eggs, so I thought....
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Re: Egg Shells

Postby lest1 » Wed Aug 03, 2022 11:29 pm

Moonshyner wrote:
lest1 wrote:They do

I used them for a bit but they are a bit of a pain compared to oyster shells

Thanks for the reply.
Can't seem to find any oyster shells except for shell grit for birds.
We eat heaps of eggs, so I thought....
Cheers,

i just buy some oyster to eat boil them for awhile and then let them dry , they will last alot longer than egg shells and easier to deal with
not my idea there should be a bit of info on here or homedistiller
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Re: Egg Shells

Postby howard » Thu Aug 04, 2022 10:52 am

Moonshyner wrote:
lest1 wrote:They do

I used them for a bit but they are a bit of a pain compared to oyster shells

Thanks for the reply.
Can't seem to find any oyster shells except for shell grit for birds.
We eat heaps of eggs, so I thought....
Cheers,

nothing wrong with shell grit for birds.
i bought a 5kg bag from City Farmers for $20.99 about 18 months ago.
i still have about 2.5kg left.
it looks clean, but i boiled it to be sure, then stored it for use later.
i use a cupful in rum washes, sometimes 1/4 is dissolved, sometimes nothing.
whatever is left is rinsed, dried and put back in the stock.
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Re: Egg Shells

Postby Colonial HMT » Sun Aug 07, 2022 1:04 pm

Moonshyner wrote:I have read that oyster shells can be used to control the PH level in a wash to prevent a 'stalled wash'.

Would egg shells do the same job?

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I'm in the industrial water treatment and water recycling game, we just use Dense Soda Ash or Calcium Carbonate (Which is in Oyster & Egg shells.) to correct pH. I'm only new the to distilling area so someone can shout me down if it isn't good adding those two products to a wash.
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Re: Egg Shells

Postby The Stig » Sun Aug 07, 2022 1:52 pm

Calcium Carbonate Is fine
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