Comments on: Scotch and Peanuts in the Centrifuge = Some Funky Stuff. The International Culinary Center's Tech 'N Stuff Blog Thu, 09 Jan 2014 18:17:16 +0000 hourly 1 By: davearnold Wed, 13 Apr 2011 17:45:22 +0000 I agree.

By: Charlie Sun, 13 Mar 2011 14:57:32 +0000 This combination is perfectly logical to me. In fact, let’s call it the third and final permutation of a “holy trinity”. We have scotch, we peanuts, and we have butter. Only two of the three possible combinations thereof have been popularized thus far: butterscotch and peanutbutter. So, why in the name of common decency has nobody til now come up with the obvious peanutscotch? Makes perfect scents to me ;)

By: rageahol Sun, 01 Nov 2009 05:29:45 +0000 the simple syrup thing is interesting. in the lab we frequently use a sucrose gradient to separate proteins by size/weight, i think because it forms a good, cheap matrix to retard the movement of larger particles. kind of like gelatin, i suppose, but i think that because the molecules are smaller so are the “holes” . perhaps that’s what’s going on here.

I don’t recall ever using ethanol to perform the same kind of separation. ethanol is less dense than water, and way less dense than simple syrup, so i don’t think it’s a usable replacement.

By: schinderhannes Wed, 28 Oct 2009 09:28:29 +0000 glad my hypothesis worked out so well!

Love your blog, even though I comment far too rarely!

Allow me to go of topic a bit:
What is your rotavap project doing?
I wish you all the best with it even though I am a bit sceptic :-( Dunno if the magnetic drive will do the trick.

I thought about alternatives but I guess a falling film evaporator is out of range LOL

One device that might be ultra cool is made by the Swiss company Buchi: the “Syncore Polyvap” is a parallel evaporator for up to 96 samples (not really what you need) but there is one configuration with 4 samples in parallel and they are 500 mls each (basically giant test tubes with a very wide mouth, more or less a round bottom pint glass) easy to fill and empty and clean… check it out….

Link below

diclaimer: I have nothing to do with Buchi, but workin in a research lab using some of their stuff.

By: Marcus Abernathy Mon, 26 Oct 2009 03:11:12 +0000 You cad! The side-by-sides made me spit my milk! You are, without a doubt, the truest hero of every peanut and scotch lover.

The highly alcoholic peanut butter (with no scotch taste) has some truly intriguing possibilities…

– Marc

By: Paul A. Fri, 23 Oct 2009 14:36:44 +0000 I would have done the job for peanuts.

Glad you’re back in working order!