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    Posted by Anonymous on March 10, 2014 at 9:34 am

    I have developed a natural preservations ustem for my lotions and want to now make 5 gallon pails of the lotion.  I have been told i will need a jacketed kettle?  Can anyone advise me of where ot get a used one, or if i  can improvise and use someting else.

    thank you
    DavidW replied 9 years, 9 months ago 1 Member · 1 Reply
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  • DavidW

    March 10, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    That’s crazy.  How do we know if you need a kettle at all unless we know if you have to heat your batch first? 

    Secondly, if you do need heat get yourself a 5 gallon stock pot and another smaller one depending an the size of your oil phase.  Also 2 hot plates of some kind.  Doesn’t have to be a lab hot plate, any kind will do.  Then use the hot plates to heat your oil and water phase.  Depending on the mixer you have you may want to make 3 gallons or so to get a good mix.

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