2hrs at 850° C when everything is glowing red hot, then venting the kiln to rapidly cool it down to 480° C. 40 more hours of cooling after which I’ll find out whether all this led to any interesting results—or not.
Here is the inside of the kiln. The forms at the bottom, buttressed with bricks and flower pots as crucibles with the black glass inside. Next: bringing these babies up to 850° C!
OK, remember those plaster forms—with the wax iPhone still inside? What you’re seeing here is not a DIY distillery, it’s my not-so-fancy, but effective setup for steaming out the wax.