I've been reading up on Willie Beutler's formula. It is posted here in the recipies area and gets mentioned quite often in conjunction with the "new Adox thin films" (ca. early 1970's).

Looks like a simple formula that is inexpensive and easy to use, has good keeping properties, and produces consistently good results. So, what's the down side? Does it work OK with continuous agitation (i.e. in a JOBO) ?

Willi Beutler's

Part A:
1000 ml water
10 g metol
50 g sodium sulphite

Part B:
1000 ml water
50 g sodium carbonate (dry)

to use, mix 1 part A + 1 part B + 10 parts water.