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Reducing BA Concentration.


#1

I was recently asked how to reduce the discomfort of some pretty painful gear. The pain is thought to be from one of three things.
1. non-sterile
2. too much BA
3. too high of a concentration (supertest 450)

I replied with the following:

I thought this would make for great discussion as there are some pretty smart guys around here and many who brew themselves. Here is an article I came across while looking up some stuff. Not sure if it applies, but it suggests some very interesting theories.

http://bjo.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/89/9/1112

This suggests BA can be significantly reduced via filtration. What are you guys' takes on this, and possible ways to reduce BA concentration of pre-made gear.


#2

Can one safely assume a similar reduction would occur from an oil-based carrier solvent? Isn't BA much less likely to leave an oil-based solution than the alcohol-based suspension referenced in that original study?

"Triamcinolone acetonide occurs as a white to cream-colored, crystalline powder having not more than a slight odor and is practically insoluble in water and very soluble in alcohol."

http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=4818


#3

Whats BB?