Monday, July 30, 2007

Fresh Chips

Osage Orange chips, very freshly cut as in this afternoon! The smell is out of this world the color unbelieveable~!

I'm going to cover these, about five pounds worth, in everclear to extract the best yellows and they will then be soaked in water for several weeks to extract the remaining yellows. This method produces a yellowish orange color.


The Idaho Beauty said...

And how many of your readers, do you think, will know what everclear is? That too will create a smell out of this world!

k baxter packwood said...

Hmmm, good point. Everclear is 95% alcohol, I think it's 180 Proof. It extracts the color very well, some dye molecules are soluble only in alcohol.