Home | Community | Message Board


Cannabis Seeds UK
Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Shop: Kraken Kratom Red Vein Kratom   North Spore North Spore Mushroom Grow Kits & Cultivation Supplies   Bridgetown Botanicals Bridgetown Botanicals, CBD Edibles   PhytoExtractum Kratom Powder for Sale   Original Sensible Seeds Bulk Cannabis Seeds

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | Next >  [ show all ]
OfflineCrazy Trips
Male
Registered: 09/17/19
Posts: 34
Last seen: 12 hours, 17 minutes
The great Iso shortage of 2020!
    #26857490 - 08/01/20 03:59 PM (5 days, 17 hours ago)

Hey guys as we all know Isopropyl Alcohol is a neccessary tool in this hobby. You have to have it. Since the Coronavirus started  back in March. I have not been able to find it anywhere. I've been checking every store I walked in for months now with absolutely no luck. The whole world freaked out over the Coronavirus and bought all the toilet paper, bleach, hand sanitizer, air sanitizer, and Isopropyl Alcohol. So how are you guys getting by? I found some ethanol 95%. I was going to try and do the math to get it down to 70% but yea what are you guys doing?


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineCocaineBuffet
Stranger
 User Gallery


Registered: 08/29/19
Posts: 437
Last seen: 9 hours, 31 minutes
Re: The great Iso shortage of 2020! [Re: Crazy Trips]
    #26857494 - 08/01/20 04:01 PM (5 days, 17 hours ago)

The corner store at my place has it. I have found that looking for it online is pointless since people are price gouging. Try to go to physical markets/pharmacies if you can.


--------------------
LAGM2020 LOG


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblenooneman
Male

Registered: 04/24/09
Posts: 12,100
Loc: Utah
Re: The great Iso shortage of 2020! [Re: Crazy Trips]
    #26857509 - 08/01/20 04:13 PM (5 days, 17 hours ago)

Quote:

Crazy Trips said:
Hey guys as we all know Isopropyl Alcohol is a neccessary tool in this hobby.



It's really not. You don't even need to use it at all.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineCrazy Trips
Male
Registered: 09/17/19
Posts: 34
Last seen: 12 hours, 17 minutes
Re: The great Iso shortage of 2020! [Re: nooneman]
    #26857514 - 08/01/20 04:16 PM (5 days, 17 hours ago)

That's crazy maybe it's just around here. I've went to every pharmacy and grocery store around here. Nobody has had it for months.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinemeowjinx
Stranger
Registered: 05/20/19
Posts: 281
Last seen: 7 hours, 44 minutes
Re: The great Iso shortage of 2020! [Re: Crazy Trips]
    #26857517 - 08/01/20 04:18 PM (5 days, 17 hours ago)

The math is easy! M1V1 = M2V2

Rearrange the formula so that it's (M1V1)/(M2) = V2

M1 = Original concentration = 0.95

V1 = Whatever volume you are diluting. If you're diluting, say, 500mLs of ethanol, then that is what you plug in there

M2 = The concentration after dilution = 0.70

So, for example, [(0.95)(500mL)]/(0.70) = V2

V2 would be the final volume = about 679mLs

That's the final volume, to get to that volume you just add (679-500) = 179 mLs of water


Edited by meowjinx (08/01/20 04:20 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineCrazy Trips
Male
Registered: 09/17/19
Posts: 34
Last seen: 12 hours, 17 minutes
Re: The great Iso shortage of 2020! [Re: meowjinx]
    #26857521 - 08/01/20 04:21 PM (5 days, 17 hours ago)

I probably could have figured the math out but thanks for the help. I was more just wondering if everyone was having the same problem and had to do the same thing?


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinemeowjinx
Stranger
Registered: 05/20/19
Posts: 281
Last seen: 7 hours, 44 minutes
Re: The great Iso shortage of 2020! [Re: Crazy Trips]
    #26857532 - 08/01/20 04:27 PM (5 days, 17 hours ago)

I've been able to find it in nearby grocery stores. The only thing I absolutely cannot find anywhere is Lysol


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineTheBoJim
Strangest

Registered: 07/23/20
Posts: 42
Last seen: 3 hours, 13 minutes
Re: The great Iso shortage of 2020! [Re: meowjinx]
    #26857542 - 08/01/20 04:49 PM (5 days, 17 hours ago)



--------------------
Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineCrazy Trips
Male
Registered: 09/17/19
Posts: 34
Last seen: 12 hours, 17 minutes
Re: The great Iso shortage of 2020! [Re: TheBoJim]
    #26857548 - 08/01/20 04:55 PM (5 days, 16 hours ago)

Yea Lysol has been tough too. I've found Ozium a couple times and stocked up. I like Ozium but it's kind of expensive. And that link went too a 55 gallon drum of iso. Who needs 1500 bucks in Alcohol?


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleSir Pentinite
Stranger all the time.

Registered: 05/15/19
Posts: 369
Loc: ation Location Location
Re: The great Iso shortage of 2020! [Re: Crazy Trips]
    #26857553 - 08/01/20 05:02 PM (5 days, 16 hours ago)

I know it's in high demand, but even in bulk that's $6.60/quart plus tax and hazmat shipping on a ~390lb drum of iso. Yikes.

Quote:

Crazy Trips said:
I found some ethanol 95%. I was going to try and do the math to get it down to 70% but yea what are you guys doing?




Be cautious with 95% ethanol. It has to be denatured with something to avoid liquor regulations and often they use methanol to do it. Even just 5% is going to make it pretty unpleasant to use for sanitizing.

Haven't seen any iso in the big stores since March either; been coasting on a couple quarts of 70% I bought late last year. I use it very sparingly anyway and still have probably 3/4 remaining.


--------------------
"I thought to myself 'Boy, I'm sure glad there's nobody here to see this because this is exactly the sort of thing that gets people riled-up and they assume you're dying and that something has to be done. Where if you're alone, you know, you either come through it or you die, but in any case you avoid the fuss.'"
- Terrence McKenna


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblesandman420
Honorary Potato
Male


Registered: 06/17/04
Posts: 2,020
Re: The great Iso shortage of 2020! [Re: Crazy Trips]
    #26857559 - 08/01/20 05:03 PM (5 days, 16 hours ago)

Ive never needed lysol I have a can of generic I bought for some reason thinking I would use it but never did its like 10 years old and all the way full haha...one of the bigger cans


But you can get alcohol if you catch them on the right day at dollar general or family dollar or your smaller pharmacies and general stores and what not, some times

Even my local small grocery stoer has had stock of "liquid hand sanitizer" that is just 80% alcohol for a long while. Smells like liquor and is in what looks like a plastic liquor bottle lol.
.
...often enough to keep up supply.


--------------------
Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineThe Ole Airstream
Stranger
Registered: 07/01/20
Posts: 4
Last seen: 1 day, 23 hours
Re: The great Iso shortage of 2020! [Re: sandman420]
    #26857595 - 08/01/20 05:38 PM (5 days, 16 hours ago)

I went into a store before the madness started and there was a big display of 91 iso, so I knew I was going to need it for cleaning a couple projects so I bought 8 bottles, glad I did, I havenโ€™t seen it since...


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinejcm4620
Stranger
 User Gallery

Registered: 05/26/19
Posts: 3,510
Last seen: 27 minutes, 10 seconds
Trusted Cultivator
Re: The great Iso shortage of 2020! [Re: sandman420] * 1
    #26857599 - 08/01/20 05:41 PM (5 days, 16 hours ago)

stop wasting $ on lysol then its the perfect time to do that๐Ÿ˜ƒ i never ever ever use lysol. but what i do to get iso is go to walmart soon as they open and get it when shelves are freshly stocked. sometimes i have to go there and wait in line in the mornin a cpl days in a row but sooner or later youl get it. they will only let u  buy 1 bottle at a time tho so be sneaky with it an load your cart up with other shit and use the self checkout. this is what i was doing up til last week where my work was able to order a 55gallon drum of 91% so now i can just bring in milk jugs and fill them up even 1 little bottle lasts me a cpl months in my spray bottle. so il just dillute the 91% down to 70% as i fill my bottle up. but if u do that at walmart u will get it eventually. it sux that h gtta do it but you can thank the covid panic ridden morons for that good luck to u๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘


--------------------
PANAEOLUS FRUITING MADE SIMPLE


Edited by jcm4620 (08/01/20 05:49 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineCocaineBuffet
Stranger
 User Gallery


Registered: 08/29/19
Posts: 437
Last seen: 9 hours, 31 minutes
Re: The great Iso shortage of 2020! [Re: jcm4620]
    #26857689 - 08/01/20 06:58 PM (5 days, 14 hours ago)

Quote:

jcm4620 said:but what i do to get iso is go to walmart soon as they open and get it when shelves are freshly stocked. sometimes i have to go there and wait in line in the mornin a cpl days in a row but sooner or later youl get it.




God that sounds so depressing


Quote:

TheBoJim said:
https://labproinc.com/featured-chemicals-and-solvents/isopropyl-alcohol-7030-ipa-70-55-gallons




:congrats:


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinemeowjinx
Stranger
Registered: 05/20/19
Posts: 281
Last seen: 7 hours, 44 minutes
Re: The great Iso shortage of 2020! [Re: CocaineBuffet]
    #26857696 - 08/01/20 07:04 PM (5 days, 14 hours ago)

Just came back from the nearest grocery store and they were out of iso... -_-

I'd go at the butt crack of dawn if I had the self-discipline to wake up that early. I also have a Wal-Mart near me so I'll check there tomorrow. I'm gearing up on my next grow and I only have half a bottle of iso left


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineCocaineBuffet
Stranger
 User Gallery


Registered: 08/29/19
Posts: 437
Last seen: 9 hours, 31 minutes
Re: The great Iso shortage of 2020! [Re: meowjinx]
    #26857698 - 08/01/20 07:08 PM (5 days, 14 hours ago)

Quote:

TheBoJim said:
https://labproinc.com/featured-chemicals-and-solvents/isopropyl-alcohol-7030-ipa-70-55-gallons




Other people have mentioned you can dilute the liquor Everclear as an option. I have personally never seen it at any liquor store in my state but that might work in your area. Maybe give some liquor stores a call. If its anything like a bookstore they will order for you upon request :shrug:


--------------------
LAGM2020 LOG


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineEnkidu
"No-Such-Person"
Male

Registered: 07/09/16
Posts: 6,229
Last seen: 14 hours, 51 minutes
Re: The great Iso shortage of 2020! [Re: CocaineBuffet]
    #26857703 - 08/01/20 07:12 PM (5 days, 14 hours ago)

Everything is back to normal as far as stores go around here


--------------------
Within You , Without You


:mushroom2::levitate::mushroom2:


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineEl ChupacabraS
Stoned Ape
Male


Registered: 01/07/19
Posts: 567
Loc: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Last seen: 10 hours, 57 minutes
Re: The great Iso shortage of 2020! [Re: CocaineBuffet]
    #26857705 - 08/01/20 07:12 PM (5 days, 14 hours ago)

I did what jcm said and when I finally did catch it stocked up I bought 6. Over a gallon of iso should last me years I'm sure.
Walmart early in the AM and you should hopefully have some luck.


--------------------
My Spawn Jar Lid Pictorial


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineCrazy Trips
Male
Registered: 09/17/19
Posts: 34
Last seen: 12 hours, 17 minutes
Re: The great Iso shortage of 2020! [Re: El Chupacabra]
    #26857946 - 08/01/20 10:17 PM (5 days, 11 hours ago)

Hey thanks for the tip guys. I'm going to try Walmart in the morning. I've been bumming some from a couple of my friends and now I was going to try some everclear 190 proof. Mix that in a little water and it should work. But hopefully I'll catch some in the morning. I check Walmart all the time but it's always in the afternoon.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleGenghis Chron
Genghis Flan
Male User Gallery

Registered: 05/19/12
Posts: 401
Loc: PNW Flag
Re: The great Iso shortage of 2020! [Re: CocaineBuffet]
    #26857955 - 08/01/20 10:22 PM (5 days, 11 hours ago)

Quote:

CocaineBuffet said:
Quote:

TheBoJim said:
https://labproinc.com/featured-chemicals-and-solvents/isopropyl-alcohol-7030-ipa-70-55-gallons




Other people have mentioned you can dilute the liquor Everclear as an option. I have personally never seen it at any liquor store in my state but that might work in your area. Maybe give some liquor stores a call. If its anything like a bookstore they will order for you upon request :shrug:



You kind of have to tap a shoulder for everclear. They keep it in the back room. Ask the guy at the counter. Thats how it works around here anyway.


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | Next >  [ show all ]

Shop: Kraken Kratom Red Vein Kratom   North Spore North Spore Mushroom Grow Kits & Cultivation Supplies   Bridgetown Botanicals Bridgetown Botanicals, CBD Edibles   PhytoExtractum Kratom Powder for Sale   Original Sensible Seeds Bulk Cannabis Seeds

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Stealth Grow Ideas ?!? Golden Teachers Take 2~ Iso PICTURES PLEASE
( 1 2 3 4 5 all )
jhot369 7,622 82 12/06/09 10:24 AM
by libertaire
* Damn Walmart!
( 1 2 3 all )
Psilocybear 4,436 56 05/27/09 11:23 AM
by Psilocybear
* Jar shortage or just me??
TrippinTeddy
700 12 11/28/06 09:50 PM
by Babo911
* Hydroponic mushrooms, or load of bullshit?
( 1 2 all )
shwowsh 6,855 38 01/11/15 03:19 AM
by cronicr
* I have cultivated hydroponic mushroom
( 1 2 3 4 all )
deeptraveller 13,652 60 12/10/06 12:50 PM
by deeptraveller
* "Hydroponic" Mushrooms?
( 1 2 3 4 all )
mbrown3391 11,748 65 05/18/11 09:49 PM
by RogerRabbit
* Anyone Know About Hydroponic grown Shrooms?
( 1 2 all )
KulTiVater 5,610 37 09/07/06 11:58 PM
by biohaze
* Coir Shortage NewFungiGrower 710 16 07/18/08 12:57 AM
by The shroomy 1

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Shroomism, george castanza, RogerRabbit, FooMan, mushboy, fahtster, LogicaL Chaos, 13shrooms, stonesun, wildernessjunkie, cronicr, Pastywhyte, bodhisatta
500 topic views. 28 members, 129 guests and 10 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Print Topic ]
Search this thread:
World Seed Supply
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2020 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.046 seconds spending 0.004 seconds on 15 queries.