spike - not from what I've been reading but I think it can be used. isopropanol is nothing more than what many are using as isopropyl alcohol (rubbing), which is mixed with up to 30% water, as sold in stores, so i don't see why u can't use it. it (isopropanol) is also used in making (mixing) of denatured alcohol so again, it should be OK. i think John DiCarlo is using 100% methanol with good results. keep asking around though as my chemistry and AP chemistry classes were almost 12 years ago. what kind of deal can u get on 5 gallon drums? thanks.
A few sides notes regarding the 100% comment. wink
There is nothing 100% about denatured. The ATF wants you to know and makes this well known:
The purest of the denaturing formulas is SD3A, which is 95% ethanol with 5% methanol. SD3A is authorized for manufacturing use at facilities that are licensed for its use. It may not be sold to the general public. The purest authorized denaturing formula that may legally sold to the public is reagent alcohol, which is 95% SD3A with 5% isopropanol. Reagent alcohol is a suitable replacement for pure ethanol in almost all laboratory procedures.
So, the denatured WE buy is broken down EVEN FURTHER. I hope this helps to bring some clarity to alcohol, after all...it's clear too. wink
If you ask me, John is one smart cookie using Methanol, no other ingrediants present to ruin the consistancy of his V-6 "moonshine" black kettle. headbang