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    I'm making wax with leftover shake. Would Jim Beam be viable for the extraction or should I buy everclear?
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    Once again, isopropyl alcohol is way cheaper.
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    lol. use iso alcohol
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    I would go with everclear definitely more expensive than iso, but better IMHO.
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    in what way would ethanol be superior to isopropanol in your opinion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagseed View Post
    in what way would ethanol be superior to isopropanol in your opinion?
    Just what I have heard from other people so take it with a grain of salt.
    People say ethanol is easier to winterize because it pulls less waxes and fats.

    Isopropyl alcohol has a higher affinity for wax and some oils than ethanol does. It also has a higher boiling point and sticks around more readily than ethanol. Using an azeotrope, however, of 87% IPA to water may make it behave a little more like the ethanol azeotrope, but that b.p. and stickyness will still exist. The best option for price may be to use a mixture of ethanol:water:isopropanol, since this effectively combines two binary alcohol:water azeotropes and could be considered a type of denatured ethanol.
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