Dialing in my tincture recipe

GrOwThMoNgeR

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great to know...thanks for the product info....

you do the freezer method? Which method do you prefer, or which gives the better high to you, the freezer method or the wait 2 weeks method..?
Waiting 2 weeks pulls waxes and chlorophyll too. So if you want to have a less bitter tincture you can freeze the material and shake or stir for 30 seconds. It will strip the cannabinoids already if with pure alcohol.
 

Fadedawg

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Hee, hee, hee, time marches on and with it comes innovation and change. My current suggestion is to make a Brown Dragon extraction, decarboxylate the cannabinoids in situ in the alcohol solution, and then reduce the alcohol content by evaporation/distillation until it is the consistency and potency I desired.

I use QWET to produce the Brown Dragon extraction, and the following link details our process, but alas, unless the material is decarboxylated before extraction, it is still in carboxylic acid form, so doesn't readily pass the blood/brain barrier to reach our CB-1 receptors in our brains. Here's the link to our QWET process: https://graywolfslair.com/index.php/diy-cannamed-production/9-4-extraction/9-4-7-ethanol-extraction/9-4-7-1-qwet

Now here is the slick part, Ichiban Crafter found this way to decarboxylate the cannabinoids while still in alcohol solution, making the next part easy:

Lastly, you can let the alcohol evaporate off naturally to condense it and increase its potency, or you can distill it off. Here are some still options to reduce your tincture volume while reclaiming the extra and expensive alcohol for another extraction:

 

GrOwThMoNgeR

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Hee, hee, hee, time marches on and with it comes innovation and change. My current suggestion is to make a Brown Dragon extraction, decarboxylate the cannabinoids in situ in the alcohol solution, and then reduce the alcohol content by evaporation/distillation until it is the consistency and potency I desired.

I use QWET to produce the Brown Dragon extraction, and the following link details our process, but alas, unless the material is decarboxylated before extraction, it is still in carboxylic acid form, so doesn't readily pass the blood/brain barrier to reach our CB-1 receptors in our brains. Here's the link to our QWET process: https://graywolfslair.com/index.php/diy-cannamed-production/9-4-extraction/9-4-7-ethanol-extraction/9-4-7-1-qwet

Now here is the slick part, Ichiban Crafter found this way to decarboxylate the cannabinoids while still in alcohol solution, making the next part easy:

Lastly, you can let the alcohol evaporate off naturally to condense it and increase its potency, or you can distill it off. Here are some still options to reduce your tincture volume while reclaiming the extra and expensive alcohol for another extraction:

We always decarb. I have been thinking alot about the still, as due to the pandemic, alcohol is super expensive.
 

printer

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We always decarb. I have been thinking alot about the still, as due to the pandemic, alcohol is super expensive.
I had my sister come back with a bottle of Everclear from the US as any grain alcohol is expensive. Was thinking of making a little still to recover the boiled of alcohol. I am guessing I have to get some copper tubing to condense the alcohol.
 

GrOwThMoNgeR

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I had my sister come back with a bottle of Everclear from the US as any grain alcohol is expensive. Was thinking of making a little still to recover the boiled of alcohol. I am guessing I have to get some copper tubing to condense the alcohol.
Yea luckily here there are some tools for winemaking and I hope there will be something I can use.
 

Fadedawg

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We always decarb. I have been thinking alot about the still, as due to the pandemic, alcohol is super expensive.
190 proof is expensive here too due to taxes. Last time I did the math, it costs about $8.00/L to make from scratch and about $45.00L at the store.

It takes a refluxing still to achieve azeotropic 95.5% purity. A pot still will do about 60% on the first run and though you can bump it higher with multiple runs, it won't achieve an azeotropic mix.

Another way folks remove the water, is by adding a desiccant like Drierite to absorb the water and then filtering it out.

What I use mine for is to reclaim 190 proof that I've used for an extraction. Still expensive to buy, but it lasts longer.
 
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Fadedawg

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I had my sister come back with a bottle of Everclear from the US as any grain alcohol is expensive. Was thinking of making a little still to recover the boiled of alcohol. I am guessing I have to get some copper tubing to condense the alcohol.
Check out my condenser design using a stainless salad bowl of ice water with a copper condensing coil in my above link to recovery stills. Cheap, easy, and works stellar.
 

Bagginski

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The residue that settles out are the empty trichome husks. Analogous to the skin left over if you squeeze the flesh out of a grape.
Shake it up to put it back in solution or consume afterwards. If you decarbed, it's all psychoactive.
Also, any unopened trichomes will be among the debris...but as said, there’s nothing objectionable about any of it, no harm in using it. I’m compulsive about wasting nothing. Weedless stretches are too common and too long. No reason to waste a drop, or a grain.
 
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