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#1

Does anyone know how to use the citric acid pickel?


#2

Does anyone know how to use the citric acid pickel?

Well JD here is what I’ve got so far: Citric acid powder add a
couple tablespoons to 3 cups water…try this for a couple days
cold…then hot… too see what happens… hot works faster but
as all of you know deletes quicker through evaporation…I am
using cold most of the time right now with about a 3 to 1 mix
water to powder…neat thing about this is you can use whatever is
handy to fish out your work from the pickle…I’ve also pickled
silver and gold at the same time with no ill effects…and since
citric acid is organic any soldering after pickle…hmmm…not
that this ever happens to me… does not seem to have any ill
effects …I don’t believe it is quite as strong as regular pickle
but then I haven’t mixed up anything real strong say 50/50…next
week maybe.

A small note here if anyone knows…John Burgess noted to me that
todays citric acid powder is probably synthesized and not
crystalized from fruit ( hope I said this correctly John),I know
that the current stuff I’m using is from fruit ( a friend works
in a citrus testing station…a government/private industry get
together) as it was crystallized for an experiment ( from oranges
and grapefruit if I remember what he said ) This might make a
difference…might not ?

Terry Parresol


#3

You rang Milord? Generally speaking, it is nearly always
cheaper to prepare a simple organic substance for commerce by
synthesis. Example? Take aspirin (no, silly; I don’t mean right
now) That used to be obtained laboriously by boiling up the bark
of a willow tree, and concentrating the resultant goo. But
that’s all right for the village apothecary. If you want to make
kilos and kilos, even tonnes of the stuff to sell in the drug
stores of a whole country with a purity that is acceptable to
the FDA (in US) it’s much cheaper and easier to start with
other partly refined materials that are easily available (to a
manufacturer) and finish up with pure acetyl salicylic acid -
aspirin.

But to get on to the rest of the question, just as old Bill
Shakespeare (or someone else) said 'A rose is a rose is a rose.‘
so PURE citric acid is pure citric acid is pure citric
acid…etc. And it matters not from whence it came; a ripe
raspberry, or the research lab. Just as nitric acid formed in
the air by lightening during a storm is the same as nitric acid
formed from air blasted through a man-made arc, or distilled from
chile saltpetre and oil of vitriol (sodium nitrate and
sulphuric acid!) Gor blimey, guv; ain’t I agoin’ on? Git aht
ov it. And cheers. –

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Autumn’s here… and it’s lovely.


#4
But to get on to the rest of the question,  just as old Bill
Shakespeare (or someone else) said 'A rose is a rose is a rose.'  
so PURE citric acid is pure citric acid is pure citric
acid.....etc.

John,

I’ll not mention this at the next Gertrude Stein Society meeting
if you don’t :wink:
In slightly sunny temperate Auckland NZ -

Brian
B r i a n A d a m J e w e l l e r y E y e w e a r
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