Holy shit!!! I said that if you dissolve 4-AD in alcohol you could get some ethyl esters? The only way I can imagine me saying that is if I were hopelessly drunk or dead asleep, but I haven’t been hopelessly drunk in almost 20 years and don’t think I’ve ever written a Q&A while asleep.
Did I really say that? If I did it was wrong.
The 4-AD wouldn’t dissolve into beer because the water content is far too high. You’d want 180 proof alcohol or better. All that would happen is that it goes into solution, but when it hits the water in your stomach, or the water (or beverage) that you pour the alcohol solution into and then drink, the particle size will be much smaller than in your original 4-AD powder and therefore dissolution rate will be faster.
I am sure you’d get more bang for your buck
by dissolving into alcohol, letting settle,
then pouring off the clear part and using it
in an Androsol bottle or other bottle with
suitable sprayer (giving fine mist over controlled area) if you can find one.
Don’t do the whole batch at once. To the residue left over from the first batch,
add the alcohol for the second batch, then
let settle and decant (pour off) into your
container for the second batch. This way you
rinse the remaining 4-AD from your residual stuff at the bottom. Not practical for large scale, and doesn’t remove everything our process does, but convenient on a small scale and plenty good enough for home cooking.