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Can you use Denatured alcohol like regular rubbing alcohol?
    #2608207 - 04/27/04 09:27 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I need alcohol to fuel the alcohol lamp I ordered. I read that you can use either Ethyl or Denatured alcohol. The Home Depot near me carries on Denatured.

My question is can you use "Denatured" alcohol like any other rubbing alcohol, meaning...could I put some on a cotton swab and clean off a syringe perhaps?

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Re: Can you use Denatured alcohol like regular rubbing alcoh [Re: ShroomNoob03]
    #2608268 - 04/27/04 09:40 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

It should work just fine. All denatured means is that the manufacturers add poisons (usually methanol or random ketones) so that it's not suitable to drink. Ethanol isn't as volatile as rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol though so it won't evaporate as fast

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Re: Can you use Denatured alcohol like regular rubbing alcoh [Re: Aeolus1369]
    #2608454 - 04/27/04 10:19 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

What do you think would be better to use denatured or isopropyl(70%)? Couldn't the poisons in denatured alcohol harm the spores?

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Re: Can you use Denatured alcohol like regular rubbing alcoh [Re: ShroomNoob03]
    #14664219 - 06/24/11 09:57 AM (6 years, 3 months ago)

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What do you think would be better to use denatured or isopropyl(70%)? Couldn't the poisons in denatured alcohol harm the spores?

Thanks,
ShroomNoob03




7 year bump, but its still relevant. I have some surgical spirits and was wondering this also.


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Re: Can you use Denatured alcohol like regular rubbing alcoh [Re: Gigabyt3r]
    #14664237 - 06/24/11 10:05 AM (6 years, 3 months ago)

As a surface sanitizer it's fine.
But warm soapy water and air drying works great too.

Note that alcohol is not a sterilizer and you cannot use it instead of a pressure cooker.


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Re: Can you use Denatured alcohol like regular rubbing alcoh [Re: Gigabyt3r]
    #14664240 - 06/24/11 10:06 AM (6 years, 3 months ago)

7 year bump? wow. Either would be fine, and the same. The alcahol itself is deadly to mycelium. Ethanol Methanol isopropyl all deadly. If any of them touch mycelium, it's dead. The methanol in denatured alcahol makes it poisonous to humans/animals, to deter consumtion. It's all deadly to mycelium


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Re: Can you use Denatured alcohol like regular rubbing alcoh [Re: SomeGuy]
    #14664244 - 06/24/11 10:07 AM (6 years, 3 months ago)

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paducahovoids said:
7 year bump?




By default the search engine does not count time.
So as the site gets older, older threads get bumped disproportionately.

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Re: Can you use Denatured alcohol like regular rubbing alcoh [Re: SomeGuy]
    #14664250 - 06/24/11 10:10 AM (6 years, 3 months ago)

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paducahovoids said:
7 year bump? wow. Either would be fine, and the same. The alcahol itself is deadly to mycelium. Ethanol Methanol isopropyl all deadly. If any of them touch mycelium, it's dead. The methanol in denatured alcahol makes it poisonous to humans/animals, to deter consumtion. It's all deadly to mycelium




But as long as it dries out before the spores touch it, it will be OK?


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Re: Can you use Denatured alcohol like regular rubbing alcoh [Re: Gigabyt3r]
    #14664253 - 06/24/11 10:11 AM (6 years, 3 months ago)

Yes.

"Before the spores touch it"

Touch what?


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Re: Can you use Denatured alcohol like regular rubbing alcoh [Re: Doc_T]
    #14664293 - 06/24/11 10:29 AM (6 years, 3 months ago)

The other guy said that dentured alcohol will kill mycelium and spores etc? So as long as my syringe or whatever i rub with alcohol has chance to dry?

If that makes sense. Lol


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Re: Can you use Denatured alcohol like regular rubbing alcoh [Re: Gigabyt3r]
    #14664301 - 06/24/11 10:31 AM (6 years, 3 months ago)

Don't rub a syringe with alcohol.

I think you should start a fresh thread, outline your plans, and request input and critique from other members.


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