I got the big 20 oz bottle of Old Brown hide glue to try out... thought it would be more economical than the small bottle. But I'm running into a couple issues.
- The bottle is very tall, taller than any of the pans I have... I tried filling a tall pan up with water, heating to 150 F on the stove and letting it sit, but it seemed like it'd take forever to actually get the whole bottle up to ~140 F range since only half of it is in the water. I'm worried about using hotter water as it says not to overheat. I've just been taking off the cap and squeezing a blob out by hand and warming up that small quantity instead, but as I use more of the bottle this gets more and more difficult. I don't have a hot pot or a sous vide or anything temp controlled to just leave it sitting in... any recommendations?
- If I have water that got some hide glue residue in it does anyone know if you can put that down the drain or should I dispose of it some other way? For example I cleaned hide glue out of a brush with hot water. I don't want this stuff congealing in pipes. I'm on Raleigh city water if that matters.