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I am just starting to use hide glue. I added the granules and the water and let it come to a liquid and let it set for about an hour then turned it off. Today when I went to use it I turned it on and let it heat up for about a half an hour. It seemed to be all liquid and ready to use but when I went to spread it on the wood it had almost black small particles in it; like the residue when you use and eraser. Did I not let it heat long enough? Did it get something in it? Any thoughts are appreciated.

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A couple of questions:
Did you let the granules soak and become a gel before you started heating it?
Did you leave it out at room temperature overnight?
 

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a1Jim, Thanks for the link. It does have a lot of good information.

Paul, I did let the granules soak overnight before I started heating it and I left it sitting a few days after I had first heated it into a liquid. When I heated it into a liquid, I tried veneering some scrap veneer onto some scrap wood. It was OK at that time. Then I left it for several days and when I tried it again is when I found the particles.

I have been thinking about it and think that maybe I didn't let it heat long enough the second time. When I finished doing the test piece I turned it off and left the brush in it. I may have heated it long enough to melt the glue but not long enough to melt the glue in the brush completely. I'll try it again today and let it heat longer. I'll let you all know what happens.
Thanks.
 

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Make sure you are refrigerating it when not in use. You could be getting mould.
However, if it starts to go from bacterial attack, you will be the first to know. It will stink!
 
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