I know that the tradition is to use a mix of paraffin and tree rosin but is the rosin necessary? I am setting up to dip some equipment and have found a supply of cheap wax. My plan is to use a mix of paraffin and microcrystaline and have purchased 300 pounds at a dollar a pound from a source about 5 miles away so no freight. what does the rosin do and is it needed? The guy also has about a ton of palm wax that he can't sell. All I know about palm wax is that it has a high melting point and is quite hard with about a 400 degree flash point. It sounds like it would work fine , has anyone used this? He also has 5 round bottom tanks that are double walled stainless steel. the tanks are built to heat with hot water and hold 80 gallons each. I am thinking that these might work in a small extraction setup and am considering getting one to have if I ever set up my own honey house . What would one of these be worth?