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  1. #1
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    Default Beeswax filtering?

    I purchased two 1lb blocks of triple filtered beeswax, smells amazing. My question is now, should I filter it again? If so, what is a fool-proof way of doing so? What is a safe method for melting the wax as I have a gas stove. I also have an unused rice cooker, electric fondue pots and bases, and I bought a candle pouring pot.

    Thanks!!!

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    Default Re: Beeswax filtering?

    If it looks clean on all sides, I wouldn't filter it again. Use a double boiler (the pouring pot can act as one of the pots) to melt the wax.

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    Default Re: Beeswax filtering?

    Advice for how to tell if it is clean enough? I mean it looks good, smells fantastic, but I really have no idea.

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    Default Re: Beeswax filtering?

    Triple filtered should be fine... especially if it's cappings.
    Plant Hardiness Zone 6B, 5300 ft., Bee Zone A/B, Proverbs 24:13
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    Default Re: Beeswax filtering?

    melt some in a pot.If it looks clean,no floating or sediment it good to go.Be careful that no wax gets on the fire,it's flamable.If you are doing a lot of melting set up a box or old fridge with light bulbs 100 watt or 150.

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    Default Re: Beeswax filtering?

    Quote Originally Posted by arnoldhicks View Post
    melt some in a pot.If it looks clean,no floating or sediment it good to go.Be careful that no wax gets on the fire,it's flamable.If you are doing a lot of melting set up a box or old fridge with light bulbs 100 watt or 150.
    logical assay, i'll try it too, i don't know how i didn't think about it before, thx alot

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    Default Re: Beeswax filtering?

    I think you'll need it over 160F to melt bees wax.
    Dan

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    Default Re: Beeswax filtering?

    Quote Originally Posted by KQ6AR View Post
    I think you'll need it over 160F to melt bees wax.
    I used to quote 142f, but Wikipedia says 144f -147f.

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    Default Re: Beeswax filtering?

    Quote Originally Posted by arnoldhicks View Post
    melt some in a pot.If it looks clean,no floating or sediment it good to go.Be careful that no wax arabic seo seo arabic arabic translation services gets on the fire,it's flamable.If you are doing a lot of melting set up a box or old fridge with light bulbs 100 watt or 150.
    i'll try to do this
    Last edited by anabil; 06-09-2014 at 05:00 PM.
    hi

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