water and ash nixtamalization

DO NOT USE AN ALUMINIUM POT, LYE EATS ALUMINIUM FOR LUNCH

ingredients

instructions

fun fact: the lye water produced in this recipe can be refined into sodium hydroxide.

lyes may react with aluminium magnesium, zinc, tin, chromium, brass or bronze—producing hydrogen gas.

the details of this process are left as an exercise to the reader.

possible uses