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Forum: Equipment

The tools of the trade such as Alembics, Crucibles, Flasks, Furnaces, Pelicans and Retorts.

  1. Basic Equipment Ghetto Style

    A recent post from thrival and Karl has inspired me about what can be accomplished making our own equipment, so in the spirit of sharing, I figure...

    Started by ghetto alchemist, 04-10-2013 02:06 PM
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    03-15-2023 12:52 PM Go to last post
  2. Low Budget Simple Spagyric Distillation Setup

    i found this searching, but my question is how to use it, do i just close the top with a cork and heat it up? ...

    Started by Blacksmith, 09-08-2022 01:25 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    10-22-2022 02:12 PM Go to last post
  3. Ceramic Labware

    Dear friends, I am wondering if anyone has experience with ceramic alembics/retorts? I've spent a lot of time reading/in study and I feel that...

    Started by Philosophical, 01-03-2021 04:25 AM
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    • Replies: 11
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    09-04-2022 08:41 AM Go to last post
  4. My thermal blanket always burns, suggestions?

    That's the second time that this happens, fortunately the company gave me one year garantee, but I'm assuming I have bought something low quality,...

    Started by Jahara, 08-30-2022 06:42 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 488
    08-31-2022 03:01 AM Go to last post
  5. Poll Poll: Laboratory Size

    That age-old question, does size really matter? Curious to know what others feel about the size of an 'ideal laboratory' space. I am of the...

    Started by Kiorionis, 02-05-2022 09:12 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 3,684
    08-10-2022 07:19 PM Go to last post
  6. Distillation Vessels

    Hello, Does anyone know any distillation vessel that can be used to distill spirits of salts, plants, minerals or whatever without the use a cooler...

    Started by Pleroma, 05-13-2013 02:49 AM
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    • Replies: 44
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    04-23-2022 09:21 PM Go to last post
  7. How to make a low cost athanor with less than 30 bucks

    (Making a new thread since I can't edit my first one, please some mod delete it) Hi. Probably this is nothing new here, I'm just trying to...

    Started by Jahara, 04-13-2022 09:43 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 5,601
    04-14-2022 03:34 PM Go to last post
  8. Glass Alembic

    Does anyone know where to purchase a real, working, alembic head (not some pseudo-alembic like what is sold on eBay) for a reasonable price? Less...

    Started by Schmuldvich, 06-11-2018 09:15 PM
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    • Replies: 62
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    07-16-2021 01:23 AM Go to last post
  9. Alchemist’s Dream Glassware

    I’m curious if any of you have ordered from this website: Looks like they have some good stuff, but I’m unsure of the...

    Started by Kiorionis, 11-04-2018 02:15 PM
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    • Replies: 19
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    06-09-2021 01:13 PM Go to last post
  10. Question Distilling methods with a 500mL retort?

    What are some distilling methods you can use with a 500mL glass retort? If you don’t have those big metal stands say or a ‘bunsen burner’. The...

    Started by KnowledgeSeeker, 08-13-2018 03:04 AM
    4 Pages
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    distillation, distilling, retort
    • Replies: 36
    • Views: 50,249
    05-17-2021 01:51 AM Go to last post
  11. Distillation Setup

    I just started learning distillation and am trying to get a good setup going. I have all the flasks etc but there are some problems with some of my...

    Started by Tannur, 09-29-2020 09:47 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    09-30-2020 05:53 AM Go to last post
  12. What type of condenser is suitable for spagyrics?

    In Practical Handbook of Plant Alchemy it is said you can use "for instance a Liebig condenser", that is horizontal one, but I've seen vertical...

    Started by JC3, 02-24-2012 08:06 AM
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    • Replies: 10
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    09-20-2020 02:43 AM Go to last post
  13. Practical way to keep glass warm at home

    Hello friends, I'm making my first steps in practical Alchemy and, unfortunately, have no place to keep jars warm at a constant temperature at my...

    Started by Constantin Noaidi, 04-19-2020 06:15 AM
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    #digestion #temperature
    • Replies: 10
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    04-21-2020 10:00 PM Go to last post
  14. Cheap Stibnite

    Hello, Just letting the Australian peeps know that I was able to source some relatively cheap stibnite. So I bought the whole lot which was about...

    Started by elixirmixer, 02-04-2020 10:37 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-05-2020 03:22 AM Go to last post
  15. Crucibles with Covers

    Several of the alchemical manuscripts indicate that in the dry way, the crucible should be "covered". I was wondering what types of crucible covers...

    Started by Illen A. Cluf, 10-15-2019 12:37 AM
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    10-17-2019 07:18 PM Go to last post
  16. Most affordable yet sufficient distilling equipment for alchemy?

    Where would you say you can get it and how many liters or ml is sufficient for most work in general? Say if you live in Australia.

    Started by KnowledgeSeeker, 07-30-2019 10:43 AM
    3 Pages
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    distiller, distilling, distilling apparatus, distilling equipment
    • Replies: 21
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    09-23-2019 11:01 PM Go to last post
  17. Cheap distill kit from Evilbay

    So I wanted to get my feet wet and because it was in my budget I purchased this to do some essential oil extraction with steam distillation. ...

    Started by White Belt, 07-29-2019 08:02 PM
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    • Replies: 10
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    08-04-2019 10:35 PM Go to last post
  18. Steve Kalec's Lab Pics

    I do not know this person, but his glassware is impressive. I couldn't help but notice the stained glass window with the O.T.O logo on it. I like the...

    Started by MarkostheGnostic, 09-04-2011 08:51 PM
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    • Replies: 29
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    03-07-2019 06:23 PM Go to last post
  19. Do Not Use Electric Heat!

    I have done alot of labwork and my research has shown that electric heating hurts philosophical processes. with gas flames i can get putrification...

    Started by microwatt, 12-21-2018 03:21 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 11,254
    03-05-2019 07:02 PM Go to last post
  20. Glassware for dry distillation

    I will soon be moving into the metallic realm of alchemy and would like to ask a question. Does anybody know if the DESCHEM glassware you get on ebay...

    Started by Wildfire, 02-03-2019 03:52 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 26,284
    02-16-2019 06:48 PM Go to last post

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