Given my knowledge is very limited, it would seem that heat isn’t necessary, if you don’t want to be thorough, which you do not strike me as being. The heat will do two things, as far as I can tell.
Ease in mixing, so all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
Kill what bacteria the filters don’t catch.
Like much of the steroid info we get, the info is conflicting. I can tell you that with the method outlined in Home Brewing, I have had zero sterility issues thus far. And with so many threads indicating something going wrong with injections, I don’t think I’d dream of skipping any steps that deal with sterility.[/quote]
Coincidentally I’m reading your excellent Home Brewing thread right now, 5.0. Thanks for the explanation. You’re right, I want to be thorough and I will work on a heat source. I’m in no hurry, so I have plenty of time to work all of this out here and on paper before I undertake it. I’m sure I’ll figure out a way.
If my powder source is what I hope it to be I will have hit the jackpot, because the guy appears to have just about everything and prices for what I want are terrific. Especially if I purchase in bulk. Imagine buying a kilogram of test powder. I’m not saying I’m going to, but the price does happen to be right…