WOW! I don't seem to get notifications predictably and I almost missed all this great info. thank you guys so much. I now get the 2-stage evaporation thing, that was making me scratch my head a bit. I'm doing teensy pulls and hardly any evaporation required now but I'm so glad to understand the original tek, I knew there had to be a reason.
And double wow for the dirty solvent extraction idea, can't wait to try that.
@Final, that link about Lye wasn't what I was expecting (thought it was going to be lab safety)- very interesting especially as I have been thinking about opsec. I just paid cash for a small container of drain cleaner at a large hardware store, while manifesting my Suburban Mum form so I'm not too worried but Imma be a lot more careful about everything else I do.
you guys are the best.