A memory of hexane and water in a separatory funnel brought to mind the issue of helium and LNG in the header tank while the Starship flips and does its powered landing.
There was discussion of the possibility that helium ingestion contributed to the SN 10 hard landing.
Would alcohol separate faster from helium than LNG? Could it be used as "landing fuel" with the Raptors.
Considering the issues of keeping LNG cold for 6 months on the way to Mars, could the Starship fly completely on alcohol?
The energy per volume seems close enough, and there are only seconds on the "flip" to get the thrust right.
The Falcon-like design of the BN booster features a long vertical drop under drag G's, plenty of time for the LNG fuel to "settle". Could another fuel be used for the Starship if LNG/helium in the header tank doesn't work out?