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I make and use Biodiesel
19.45%
I would like to make biodiesel
46.42%
I use straight veggie oil
13.65%
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That looks better! After a few washes, I'm feeling pretty good. Gonna try a larger batch in my 5 gallon bucket processor when I get home from a trip.





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Woohoo!

First batch under way!




My last 4 gallon bucket batch was a success, passing all tests and running fine in my Beast at about 10% ratio, so time to go bigger. This is a 20 gallon batch. Oil settled for about a month, then titrated to 2.0. Passed HPT with NO bubbles. Fingers crossed for a good result!

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30% ratio running now... so far, so good. Keeping fingers crossed!


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that's a good ratio for winter, about what I run as long as it's above zero. Keep an extra fuel filter in the truck with you, it will remove crap from your fuel system. I had to change filters more frequently at first...
 
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Anyone have a feel for which oils are "better" than others for brewing biodiesel? I ask, 'cuz someone gave me about 5 gallons of new grape seed oil. I guess it's a vegetable oil... Hmmm. Are grapes vegetables?

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You might get more responses to your posts if you start your own thread, as this one is has been straying off topic.

Grapeseed oil should make fine biodiesel. It's not hugely popular because it's expensive in comparison to other frying oils. Most restaurants use it when they want a lighter, 'unobtrusive' tasting oil in their fried foods, dressings, etc., so it's typically a more specialized cooking oil.

As far as other oils, BTU content varies as does gel point. Peanut oil, for instance, makes great biodiesel but can start to gel in the low 60's. Canola oil also makes great biodiesel and it has one of the lowest gel points. The most common frying oil, soybean, falls somewhere in the middle range of BTU content and gel point.
 
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I'm sure you're right... Thanks for answers to the noob's endless off topic questions!

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