Re: wax rendering
I use cheese cloth and boil it in a huge pot. Cheese cloth all depends on how many time it is wrapped around the wax. I did some cappings that had honey that had soured, and dead bees. It came out squeaky clean as RayMarler said you will have a little to scrape off they bottom when it dries. I wrap it up and weight it down on the bottom of the pot with a rock or what ever I can find.
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