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Alcohol Tincture

Discussion in 'Cooking With Cannabis' started by Hobbes, Oct 29, 2008.


    SouthCross Well-Known Member

    The everclear burns pretty good. It takes a few doses to get use to it. As for the flavor. I personally like it. It has chocolate overtones. Since I used the coffee grinder, I might have gotten some coffee dust in the mix. If I did the flavor is perfect. Folgers.

    The rest of the flavor has an aftertaste like cannabutter. All those small fluffy buds at the bottom of the plants. If it's not worth smoking it go's into the Green Dragon. Ill keep adding to the batch.

    Nouna New Member

    I guess I have some studying to do.
    I have Kief on hand, I do have liquid flavors(for )

    Could I do something with the kief?
    greg nr

    greg nr Well-Known Member

    I saw a guy on a youtube vid recently who put the tincture out in the sun for a few hours and all the green left it. He was left with an amber liquor.

    Does that work to eliminate the chlorophyl taste or does it just kill the green color?

    Also, does it effect any of the active ingredients?

    Nouna New Member


    SouthCross Well-Known Member

    Light breaks it down. That's why it's stored in the dark. The dropper bottle is either brown or blue. Never clear.

    SouthCross Well-Known Member

    People keep trying to make Green Dragon better. If you melt enough weed in it. I can personally testify, it'll fu¢k you up. Not in a big blunt or brownie way.

    Oh no

    It'll hit you in 30 minutes and put your ass on the couch. Sneaks up and your legs are rubber. Green Dragon is no joke. Why the hell someone would leave it the sun is beyond me...

    Nouna New Member

    Micheals Craft store has them
    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    i just bought a box of 25 off of ebay for 17.99

    Nouna New Member

    I found them at

    SouthCross Well-Known Member

    Next up. Using Jack Daniels. I can't reduce it or it'll boil off lots of alcohol leaving a bunch of watered down mix. I can wait. I'll buy a 750ml, black label, bottle of Jack Daniels. Pour a bit off into a flask. Add about an ounce of ground, decarbed popcorn bud. Then aged for about three months.

    AKTripp New Member

    Ok so maybe someone else has had this problem.
    I was giving my tincture a water bath and once it cooled down I went to take the jar out only to hear the horrible sound of the glass separating perfectly on the bottom followed by a gush, losing all my mixture in the water. I think there was at least 4 cups of water in the pan and for my tincture I was using a quart mason jar filled with everclear.
    It looks very well mixed. A nice cloudy green color. The solids are at the bottom. My question is what are my options?
    I was originally going to make this into gummies. Can I still it for that and just filter out the solids? Is the taste going to be unbearable?
    What if I just turn it into a tea?
    Is the boil the liquid off the best option?
    Should I at those point just add some butter or coconut oil? What will the alcohol in it do? Will it still be just as strong as the normal process of making cannabutter?
    Any and all advice is much appreciated. I am hoping to fix this problem today.
    greg nr

    greg nr Well-Known Member

    well... your thc is dissolved in the ethanol, which is dissolved in water. Your best bet is to add butter and heat it up again. That will drive off the ethanol and the thc should be absorbed into the butter (it doesn't like water). When you cool the mix, the butter will be seperate from the water and all the thc will be in the butter.

    If you just drive off the ethanol, the THC should precipitate out into the water, but I'm not sure how you could collect it. It would be an oily mess.

    PsychedelicSam Member

    This is similar to reducing a 151 tincture as opposed to 190 proof because of the excess water. If you want to continue with an alcohol tincture then you would heat your mixed solution to evaporate off the alcohol. It will soon separate into your dark cannabis oil and water. The cannabis oil will continue to precipitate out and form a dark layer of oil on the bottom. Continue to heat it until all the water/liquid has evaporated and you're left with a gooey oil on the bottom. That is your cannabis oil. At that point you can add some fresh alcohol to it for the potency you want. Of course, you'll have a few extra minerals in it from all that water but it will work well.

    The coconut oil/butter idea will work, too. dragon (2015_10_01 04_32_03 UTC).gif
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    AKTripp New Member

    Thanks Greg nr and Psychedelicsam for the input. I ended up just turning it into butter. I was bummed to have had to waste all that alcohol but at least it saved the weed.
    I also took some of the liquid before turning it into butter and just made my gummies with that and it still seemed to work but was definitely not as strong as it could have been.
    PsychedelicSam likes this.

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