Just downloaded and opened in Excel and seems to work great. Won't have time to test until tomorrow but a huge THANK YOU for getting this out to the 420mag community. Most excellent
Farm Girl. We couldn't be more pleased to have you join us. Don't worry. In no time at all you'll be up to 50 posts and PMs will become part of your world too.Wow, Scoooter. Thank you for sharing this. Your spreadsheet tipped me over the edge. My husband has been sharing awesomeness from 420 with me for months and I've done some reading/lurking but... What can I say? I love a great spreadsheet!
This is my very first post so I can't PM you yet. Could you please send me a message with your spreadsheet? I just finished running approximate strengths for the honey, oil & tinture we just made, but it would have been a lot easier to plug the numbers in! Thanks again!
Thanks for sharing that, Scoooter! I'm like Farm Girl in that I'm more of a lurker than poster, so I am far from my 50 post minimum to use PMs.
Ms Stank. How delightful to have you join us. It won't be long before you're up to the required 50 posts.Thanks for sharing that, Scoooter! I'm like Farm Girl in that I'm more of a lurker than poster, so I am far from my 50 post minimum to use PMs.
Hi Sweet Sue-I can top it with an aluminum foil tent to keep out moisture, but still let gasses escape.
Sorry to leave you waiting Farm Girl. Hang around me long enough and you'll see I sometimes get pulled into the medicinal threads and don't check in on a question I asked for days. I can't tell you how much I appreciate everyone's patience with me.Hi Sweet Sue-
Thanks for the warm welcome- 420 is such a great community! I've got a couple questions about your proposed method -pot in pot in pot... You may have already thought all the through, but- Are you adding water to the oil/cannabis mix in your bowl? Have you tested bringing your bowl/aluminum foil system up to pressure without the cannabis? I'd hate to see you waste any product!
I'd be concerned about the oil temperature inside your inner bowl if it's not mixed with water. I'm also a little worried about the integrity of your foil since everything is going to be under pressure- I think it's going to crumple. Have you used this aluminum foil method in a pressure cooker previously? I have 'fear of pressure cooker' that I am slowly overcoming- forgive me for being a nervous nelly!
Every resource I can find tells you NEVER to pressure cook using oil instead of water- you can start fires, destroy your cooker etc. When you cook under pressure your boiling point increases. For water, in the instant pot at low pressure (5.8 psi) the temp will be in decent decarb range, 230ish, but I was not able to find a table for the temperature of oil at the same pressure. It could be higher, by a lot. When we decided to use the instant pot, I assumed that the water mixed with our cannabis and oil would provide a buffer for the temperature- and I think it did, because it worked great, though I don't know what temperature we actually hit. I'm looking for someone who's physics is a little fresher than mine to tell me not to worry. Good luck with the cook- can't wait to hear how it comes out!
We did it twice in the InstantPot (IP) on our kitchen counter and there was absolutely no smell. I am missing the potential problematic issues of a "small" batch, especially since your IP is half the volume that we used. Did you consider running the entire FHO through the IP, per SOP, once again to achieve a better decarb? You might be getting another test batch of CB Dream with your soap so you don't have to wait another month.I'm hoping the FHO in the chamber decarbs better. So far every method I've tried to get away from the hot oil bath has been problematic.
So guys, any ideas on how a pot-in-pot arrangement could be made to work in the cooker? I'd really like to eliminate that hot oil. I detest the smell of oil particles in my home. I've never been one to fry foods for this very reason. If there's any way to get good decarb of these small batches of oil I want to find it.
It's the smell of the hot oil bath that I find disruptive to my olfactory system, and it's based more on emotion than anything else. I was raised below the poverty line, in neighborhoods where fried foods were commonplace and so were the roaches that fed on those dispersed oil particles.We did it twice in the InstantPot (IP) on our kitchen counter and there was absolutely no smell. I am missing the potential problematic issues of a "small" batch, especially since your IP is half the volume that we used. Did you consider running the entire FHO through the IP, per SOP, once again to achieve a better decarb? You might be getting another test batch of CB Dream with your soap so you don't have to wait another month.
Wow! That idea gave me chills. What a wonderful additive, and the garlic and veggies in the soup base would cover the tastes too, don't you think?Chicken soup!