I want to test for lead in alcohol rather than water. The reason for this is that I have many antique crystal decanters and flasks. Crystal is made with lead oxide (PbO) added to the glass.
Normally when crystal is tested, the procedure is to leave pure alcohol (ethanol) in the vessel for a fixed amount of time (like 3 months) and then test the alcohol to see if it has any lead in it.
Can I just use regular retail lead strips for this (they test water)? Or will the alcohol invalidate the results?
Is there a chemical test I can do that will be equally or more sensitive to the commercial strips? I have a fairly decently equipped small laboratory, so I can prepare a test if it is straightforward.