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Gonna Build Me a Rotovap Update

July 1st, 2009 · 15 Comments · rotovap

posted by Dave Arnold As readers of this blog might know, I’m building my own rotovap. I think I can improve on the laboratory rotovap (I know I can). For the reasons to make a new one, see here. If you don’t know rotovaps, see here. Here is the condenser section of the new rotovap. […]

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We have the capability to build a custom rotovap: better, faster, stronger…

June 23rd, 2009 · 8 Comments · rotovap

Posted by Mindy Lvoff Remember what I said before about Dave custom-building solutions to the problems he perceives in almost every standard piece of equipment?  Well, as he posted last week in Gonna Build Me a Rotovap, he’s focused his problem-solving tinkering on his favorite toy. Goodbye fragile (expensive) glass bulb and water bath, hello […]

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Spin Gel Clarification

June 9th, 2009 · 10 Comments · Agar

Posted by Dave Arnold Purpose: Clarify difficult-to-clarify lime juice Techniques Used: Gel clarification, centrifuging The holy grail of clarification is lime juice.  Lime juice doesn’t last long enough to gel clarify, can’t be heated enough for traditional clarification, doesn’t filter well, and takes 48,000 g’s to spin in a centrifuge. In short, it’s a clarification […]

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Corny Corn McCorn. The Corn Syrup King.

June 8th, 2009 · 5 Comments · centrifuge, Corn

Posted by Dave Arnold Tomorrow the school is hosting a premiere party for the movie Food, Inc. The movie rightly comes out against the factory food system here in the U.S. Our dependence on monoculture corn is called out in particular. I thought it would be hilarious to serve some fancy-dan corn syrup at the […]

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Vitamin G: Get your dosage from Dave Arnold

May 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off on Vitamin G: Get your dosage from Dave Arnold · cocktails

Posted by Mindy Lvoff If you missed Dave and the tech team Thursday night at ISI’s Sugar and Whips event, then you’re in serious need of a “Vitamin G” infusion: house-carbonated, celery-infused Tanqueray gin mixed with fresh-squeezed sour orange juice (I dare you to challenge Dave to a citrus-juicing contest), Dolin’s Blanc Vermouth, and a […]

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