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Thread: Pickle problem.....in a pickle!

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    Well Jules gave you a link to a company that sells 2 otherwise amazon is a bit hit and miss. The last product I was sent was a bit like rough custard powder, didnít dissolve and coated the crock. Iíll order from the company suggested once I get round to working again

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    I bought the alum (Potassium Aluminium Sulphate) rather than the ammonium Aluminium Sulphate. Hopefully that was the right one to go with, errrr

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    Yes Its Aluminium Potassium sulphate. The order of words might vary, but only those three are correct. Everything else is an imposter. Dennis.

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    Right....the final question has to be....what concentration please?
    It really is amazing how one only has to ask and instantly advice and answers flood on. Thanks all of you.


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    I'm in a hurry, so I use a saturated solution, which is about two or three teaspoons. In a communal workshop, the boss usually doles it out sparingly, hoping to save money.
    The result is that you hang around needlessly, waiting for it to work, but save nothing. Dennis.

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    I normally bung in a tablespoon, but I've got a relatively small pickle pot. If it doesn't work after about 20 mins, chuck in some more!
    Jules

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petal View Post
    I normally bung in a tablespoon, but I've got a relatively small pickle pot. If it doesn't work after about 20 mins, chuck in some more!
    It’s a bit like cooking, I don’t measure the pickle just put some in . It’s a bit how like how long is a piece of string as how big is your pickle bath and how much water is in it
    Last edited by CJ57; 03-08-2020 at 10:36 PM.

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    Alchemy! Thanks...


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    I did actually measure once - and it worked out at a tablespoon per 150ml (which is pretty easy to scale up or down!). That's a reasonably strong concentration because I'm always in a hurry. I keep my water topped up to about 200 ml at any given time - the solution strengthens as water evaporates - and every now and again I bung in an extra lump of alum. I'm too lazy to change the solution completely until I can't see the bottom at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    I did actually measure once - and it worked out at a tablespoon per 150ml (which is pretty easy to scale up or down!). That's a reasonably strong concentration because I'm always in a hurry. I keep my water topped up to about 200 ml at any given time - the solution strengthens as water evaporates - and every now and again I bung in an extra lump of alum. I'm too lazy to change the solution completely until I can't see the bottom at all.
    That’s sounds about right to me George! Except the measuring part, I don’t think I‘ve ever done that

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