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Old February 17th, 2010, 09:53 PM
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Default Glycerin question?

Hey guys, I am in the process of attempting to make some home-made shisha....but I have reached a slight crossroads...the only glyycerin that i can find is this :

http://www.walgreens.com/store/catal...n=push-product

It is for hair, but it says vegetarian blend, no animal product, but it also says for external use only. The ingredients say glycerin....so would you say it is ok or no?
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Old February 17th, 2010, 10:07 PM
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if it is infact 100% glycerin i dont see the problem where it came from since its jsut glycerin. id say go for it since USP grade is 99.5%
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Old February 17th, 2010, 10:13 PM
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Glycerin begins absorbing water as soon as you expose it to air so it really is never 100%. You also don't want it to be because the vaporizing temperature would be too high.
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Old February 17th, 2010, 10:16 PM
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ok, i gotcha...I looked at usp food grade glycerine versus this stuff and I didnt see a damn difference. Both come from vegetable sources, so I guess ill give this stuff a try.
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Old February 17th, 2010, 10:25 PM
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imo if its glycerin its all the same when you reach ultra high points. its not like the chemical structure changes because of the source. id just make sure its USP grade because i know once they get to a certian point the use benzine to purify ethanol.
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I use food grade glycerin that I pick up from a natural food store. I personally wouldnt use the one you found bigbodybussey.
Hajo recommended food grade glycerin for his moassel creations.
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Old February 17th, 2010, 10:28 PM
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I use food grade glycerin that I pick up from a natural food store. I personally wouldnt use the one you found bigbodybussey.
Hajo recommended food grade glycerin for his moassel creations.
on that same note, ive heard of someone using some agave something or else and it worked fairly well
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Old February 17th, 2010, 11:23 PM
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on that same note, ive heard of someone using some agave something or else and it worked fairly well
Can't speak for using it in shisha but: agave nectar. It is a natural sweetener that is healthier than sugar and all that junk. I don't know how well it would work for smoking.
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Old February 17th, 2010, 11:55 PM
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yea i wouldnt use that.. i would keep looking maybe in an organic store or something alone the lines of that.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 12:04 AM
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Default Re: Glycerin question?

i got a 16oz bottle for under $10.00 shipped to my house in 2 days from amazon. seems like a better deal.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 12:13 AM
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can you post the link chad?
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Yeah this seemed pretty sketchy to use...that is why I asked. I can get some shipped from ebay...so i think that is what i will do. By the way...I know that the glycerin sweetens and plus make the nice billowy clouds when smoking, but what other purpose does it serve? Just keeping the shisha moist?
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http://www.amazon.com/Glycerine-Vege...dp/B000ZMEYXC/

Closest thing I could find.
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thats it, thats the one I buy
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I have been using a Glycerin made by Wilton, its used in fondant cake frosting.Can be found at hobby lobby
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can you post the link chad?
I can post lots!
http://www.google.com/products?hl=en...able%20gycerin

Search around. You'll find it cheaper than Amazon.
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if u want to use gylicerin go for it if its your first time making shisha just use honey or molasses
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http://www.allstarhealth.com/f/now-v..._campaign=6595

cheapest i found.. 4.99 shipping
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Mine came from hobby lobby for 1.99$
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just ordered 2 16oz bottles lol
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Mine came from hobby lobby for 1.99$
are talking about a 16oz bottle or a 4oz bottle?
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lol i believe its a 2oz. but for locally 1.99 cant beat it.
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If it says external use only,why use it? You can find vegetable glycerin at Health food stores, Bulk food stores, Baking needs stores and Homebrew stores.
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[FONT=Verdana]Well, since I posted last, I have done several things. I purchased 16 oz of 100% pure vegetable sourced glycerin. Also, i found a bottle of agave nectar (which was mentioned earlier) at our health food store and bought it. I am going to split my shisha batch into two groups and try both products out....all i know is that this agave nectar is tasty as hell....so maybe the flavor will come out into the smoke.[/FONT]
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soo how did it turn out?? im wanting to try next month sooo please let me know thankx
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