Yuh just gotta stop saying stuff like this. People take you seriously and at your word, but they shouldn't. I just can't figure out why you want to make things seem so hard. But, words are only words. For more than words, please go to www.thelightfarm.com . The current homepage image (the big one) is AJ-12, coated as film. I made the recipe in a couple of hours, and I wouldn't have even needed electricity if I'd so chosen. Also, less than $5 for the whole batch of emulsion. The modifications I made were only arithmetic and a little trial and error. If you want to call that experience and expert backup, I guess it would be rude to object. In any case, there is a lot of info on TLF and I'm always only an email away. firstname.lastname@example.org.
For even more info, please start here: http://www.thelightfarm.com/cgi-bin/...tent=05Mar2013.
I am pulling together the next set of web workshops, so stay tuned. Plans are to get through to ASA 100 (summer speed) ortho ("X2Ag") by the end of summer. If anyone doesn't want to wait for more tutorials, there are a lot of proven recipes on The Light Farm.
John: thanks for the support! Much appreciated.