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Old 05-23-2008, 03:47 PM   #1
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Default iodine test, where to buy suitable iodine?

Will just any do? Where do you pick yours up? (chemistry is not my strong suit, but I think I get the gyst of the starch test)

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Old 05-23-2008, 03:48 PM   #2
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Tincture...@ CVS/RiteAid/Eckards/etc.

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Old 05-23-2008, 03:55 PM   #3
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Tincture...@ CVS/RiteAid/Eckards/etc.
+1 or even the pharmacy dept. of your local grocery store.
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Old 05-23-2008, 03:59 PM   #4
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when using it, how much water should you dilute it with, saying it was a basic tincture picked up from wal mart. the percentage of which i do not know. say its 50%

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AFAIK you use it (tincture) right out of the bottle- usually some sort of dropper is included. I have been.

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Old 05-23-2008, 04:26 PM   #6
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In Yuri's instructional video he uses Iodophor.

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Old 05-23-2008, 04:48 PM   #7
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Iodaphor works fine. To get an idea of what to expect prior to and after conversion, put a thin coating of water on a white plate and drop a bit of iodine on it. It just stays orange but very dilute just like you'd see when you have full conversion. Now mix a bit of corn starch into water, put it on a plate and drop the iodine on. You'll see purple instead of orange which is what you'll get if you haven't converted.

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I use Iodophor as well. Put a small amount of mash on a small white dish... put a couple drops of Iodophor in, and as long as it stays brownish... you're good!

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