Author Topic: First shot at Colloidal Gold  (Read 662 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline JustDave

  • Participant
  • **
  • Posts: 7
  • Likes: 2
First shot at Colloidal Gold
« on: April 01, 2018, 03:57:03 PM »
This is my first attempt at Colloidal Gold using a Korad power supply...

Offline kephra

  • The older I get, the better I was
  • Administrator
  • Participant
  • *****
  • Posts: 7417
  • Likes: 51
  • Illegitimi Non Carborundum
    • The SilverTron Store Colloidal Silver Generators
Re: First shot at Colloidal Gold
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2018, 04:00:11 PM »
Awesome!
Colloidal Silver is only a bargain if you make it yourself.

Offline JustDave

  • Participant
  • **
  • Posts: 7
  • Likes: 2
Re: First shot at Colloidal Gold
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2018, 04:24:08 PM »
Thanks!

Offline Dean

  • Expert
  • Participant
  • ***
  • Posts: 456
  • Likes: 26
    • Social SilverTron Facebook Portal
Re: First shot at Colloidal Gold
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2018, 06:29:54 PM »
Beautiful! Truly beautiful.


Offline Neofizz

  • Expert
  • Participant
  • ***
  • Posts: 746
  • Likes: 17
Re: First shot at Colloidal Gold
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2018, 03:30:36 PM »
It looks very good. Great job!
"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."

Offline Tubig

  • Participant
  • **
  • Posts: 27
  • Likes: 3
Re: First shot at Colloidal Gold
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2018, 11:12:59 PM »
This is my first attempt at Colloidal Gold using a Korad power supply...
Hi Dave,
Can you share your recipe as to how you made this batch?   :D

Ive tried 4 times with not much luck.   :'(  3 batches turned purple on me, and the last one was only light red. 

Offline JustDave

  • Participant
  • **
  • Posts: 7
  • Likes: 2
Re: First shot at Colloidal Gold
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2018, 06:53:28 PM »
-One 1000mL borosilicate beaker, or similar heat-resistant, non-leaded glass jar or container
-1000mL of pure, steam distilled water
-400mg of Sodium Citrate
-2 grams of maltodextrin
-480mg of Sodium Chloride or table salt (do not use sea salt due to minerals that may interfere with brewing
-A strand of 24k pure 99.99% gold

Weigh your gold with the digital milligram scale. Take note of this weight.
Fill your glass container with distilled water until it reaches 1 liter (1000mL).
Put it on your stove or hot plate to heat until boiling. With your digital milligram scale, weigh and add 400mg of Sodium Citrate and 480 milligrams of salt to the water.
Wait until the water comes to a boil (100C). Remove from heat and place on magnetic stirrer with the stir bar dropped into the beaker.
Now add 2 grams of maltodextrin and begin stirring rapidly on the highest setting of your magnetic stirrer. Once the maltodextrin has dissolved completely, reduce the stir to a medium- low setting.
Set your programmable power supply to 60 volts and 600 milliamperes.
Every 30 minutes, turn off power, remove the gold wire and weigh it with the digital milligram scale. To make 20ppm colloidal gold, the amount of milligrams the gold is reduced by is the exact parts per million you'll end up with. So if your gold loses 10mg, your colloidal gold brew is now 10ppm.
Ideally, we are looking for 20ppm, but don't go over 40ppm.

Offline kephra

  • The older I get, the better I was
  • Administrator
  • Participant
  • *****
  • Posts: 7417
  • Likes: 51
  • Illegitimi Non Carborundum
    • The SilverTron Store Colloidal Silver Generators
Re: First shot at Colloidal Gold
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2018, 07:53:26 PM »
Quote
Ideally, we are looking for 20ppm, but don't go over 40ppm.
Why?  Whats ideal about 20 ppm?
Colloidal Silver is only a bargain if you make it yourself.

Offline JustDave

  • Participant
  • **
  • Posts: 7
  • Likes: 2
Re: First shot at Colloidal Gold
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2018, 09:56:52 PM »
I don't actually know. The idea of not going over 40ppm is because the gold becomes unstable at that point. It's not my process or recipe. I just copy/pasted what I used.

Offline Tubig

  • Participant
  • **
  • Posts: 27
  • Likes: 3
Re: First shot at Colloidal Gold
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2018, 02:01:00 AM »
Thanks Dave!  Success at last.
I used 30V 500mA.  I only have a 30V 8A power supply that I can program to maintain constant V and A.
Total time was 120 min at 95 degrees C constant.


Offline Tubig

  • Participant
  • **
  • Posts: 27
  • Likes: 3
Re: First shot at Colloidal Gold
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2018, 02:08:30 AM »
Here it is. 

Offline kephra

  • The older I get, the better I was
  • Administrator
  • Participant
  • *****
  • Posts: 7417
  • Likes: 51
  • Illegitimi Non Carborundum
    • The SilverTron Store Colloidal Silver Generators
Re: First shot at Colloidal Gold
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2018, 06:03:33 AM »
I don't actually know. The idea of not going over 40ppm is because the gold becomes unstable at that point. It's not my process or recipe. I just copy/pasted what I used.
OK, stability makes sense. You can improve the stability by adding predisolved unflavored gelatin at the end of the process, or try the formula with cinnamon extract.

Your formula looks like it was adapted from this forum.

You can make better CG by using the chemical reduction of pre-made gold chloride.  You end up with a purer and more stable colloid.

Just as a point of reference, 40 ppm CG has about the same number of particles and same size particles as 20 ppm colloidal silver.  Each particle is just twice as heavy.

Colloidal Silver is only a bargain if you make it yourself.

Offline JustDave

  • Participant
  • **
  • Posts: 7
  • Likes: 2
Re: First shot at Colloidal Gold
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2018, 04:34:55 PM »

Offline JustDave

  • Participant
  • **
  • Posts: 7
  • Likes: 2
Re: First shot at Colloidal Gold
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2018, 04:38:03 PM »
I don't actually know. The idea of not going over 40ppm is because the gold becomes unstable at that point. It's not my process or recipe. I just copy/pasted what I used.
OK, stability makes sense. You can improve the stability by adding predisolved unflavored gelatin at the end of the process, or try the formula with cinnamon extract.

Your formula looks like it was adapted from this forum.

You can make better CG by using the chemical reduction of pre-made gold chloride.  You end up with a purer and more stable colloid.

Just as a point of reference, 40 ppm CG has about the same number of particles and same size particles as 20 ppm colloidal silver.  Each particle is just twice as heavy.

I tried making CG with a Turmeric tincture but it had some turbidity...wasn't as pretty as what I make with the maltodextrin. I've got some ceylon cinnamon tincture as well. I might try that next time I make a batch. I wouldn't doubt that the formula I use may have been adapted from something here. The FB group I'm in recommended checking out this forum and I know some of them come here from time to time.