The tap is actually an inch or so above the bottom, so I'd have to tip the bucket to get the last of the Xtol. I dispense into a clear graduated cylinder and add water to make a 1:1 solution. I've never seen any precipitate in the solution. I mix the stock solution with heat distilled water to avoid any extra minerals that may precipitate out. I understand some people have seen some in spite of that.
Originally Posted by albada
In reality, there might be a little precipitate in the bottom of the bag and I wouldn't notice it. Xtol is pretty cheap, so when it starts getting low, I mix a new batch and store it in a new bag waiting to be installed in the bucket. I rarely try to drain the old back completely dry because of the potential for dregs at the bottom.
Keep up the good work. I'm a big fan of Xtol and your work may lead to a perfect (or better!) substitute if Kodak eventually stops making it.