While scouring the internet, I've seen a number of references to a method of purifying beeswax that uses a filter designed for the maple syrup industry. The device is called a Filter Press. I bought a filter press last year and have done some test trials with very poor results. I can't find any detailed description of how people use the filter press for beeswax. So I would be thrilled if someone could explain how the filter press can be used to clean beeswax. Here's some questions that will help get the discussion pointed in the right direction.
1) What temperature do you heat the wax to, before filtering?
2) What filter pore size (the paper filters) do you put between the plates?
3) How much diatomaceous earth do you use to coat the filter papers...if any??
4) How long do you recycle the wax through the filter before it's considered good to go??