Hi Sue, this makes a lot of sense. And I think it will to you too in just a few minutes. If you'll recall, this has bothered me for a while, but I couldn't explain it. Now I figured it out and can explain it by cooking techniques.Yes it was greatwolf. I made that batch in the IP, blending with oil and water then separating the oil and water after straining. It infuses and decarbs fine, but the taste was awful.
I can vouch for that. Everyone had to leave the house when I did this to kill botrytis. Boiling water on the bottom and buds above in a steamer pot (lid off in this pic, it was boiled with the lid on):But I'm sure it would smell and taste better than boiled cannabis buds.
Sorry to take so long to get back to you[QUOTE=SweetSue;3880947]I went back to the stove-top method. I couldn't stand the smell or taste of the previous batch done in a pressure cooker. Today I harvested a CBD Critical Cure mand tossed her into the stock pot sitting in the oil bath and went old school.
200 grams of buds and sugar leaves in 250 ml of EVOO, reduced to an indistinguishable mash?
Hi Sue, a couple of questions for you and a recommendation.
1. Your "formula" for FHO - 200 g bud to 250 ml I get. Dried bud would be Â¼ or 50g, correct? Does the amount of oil remain the same?
2. What is the current thinking/practice regarding a two-hour vs eight-hour vs a 36-hour oil? There seems to be movement to less time in a low heat oven. Obviously, decarbing the material needs to be done prior to cooking. But, if decarb is a matter of time and temp: higher temp, shorter time; lower temp, longer time, how long at 140Â° F would it take to Decarb? Or would it at all?
I only able to press 150 ml of oil from the mash. That 100 ml of infused oil locked in the plant material will be loaded into capsules and dosed like that. It'll extend the harvest and we might squeek through to the next one.
Finally, not sure I've seen this posted, but here is what I use to squeeze out every last drop (well, almost every drop) of oil. I put the mash in silkscreen (or cheesecloth) wrapped in a ball. This is a very heavy duty juicer - cast aluminum, and though at 70 I don't have the strength I once had, I can really crank on this and get most of the oil back. Unfortunately, this was gifted to us and I'm not sure where it came from. A specialty shop, I believe. Couldn't find this one on "the river", but they do have a stainless one for $20+.
Hello Flower Mama, nice to meet you.SweetSue (or anyone else) - Could you advise me if I have the process correct? I harvested 455 grams of fresh flower a few days ago; the plant material went right into Ziploc bags and the freezer because I didn't have LSL until yesterday. Anyway, I'm ready to begin my trial run. Is this the right way to do it?
1. grind the fresh flower with 500 ml olive oil in a stock pot
2. heat in an oil bath. keep at target temp (220 - 230) for 1 hour, stirring frequently to prevent scorching.
3. cool and add liquid sunflower lecithin (is 2 tbsp enough for my batch?)
4. calculate dosage and fill capsules
Thanks in advance!!
Thanks for the warm welcome and for all of the help you’ve given this forum! My strain is called black boss (cross between black domina and g-funk). My next batch will be critical cure - they’ll be ready in a month. I appreciate your help and will report back.Hello Flower Mama, nice to meet you.
Looks like you’re in for some fun. May I ask, what chemovar you’ve chosen for your first attempt at this lovely oil, and why you made that choice?
There's not the foaming we first experienced since we changed to add lecithin after straining, so you can get away with a pot that fits your mash volume with about a third more space. That way you wouldn't have problems with splash.SweetSue - I have one more question before I start. How large should the inner pot be? Will the oil / flower mixture boil up much (since I’m adding the lecithin after cooking)?
Well done! I struggle to get the rest out of the plant material. Lately I've been considering adding a little olive oil to the leftover mash to make it easier to pull up in a syringe to fill capsules and take it like that. I've had times when I got only 50% back. Some plants suck up and hold onto the olive oil, and I personallydon't like the quality of what comes back after adding water.I’m starting pretty low at 1/4 ml because it’s no fun to take too much. I’m feeling relaxed, but not buzzed.
I was able to recover 350 ml of the 600 ml olive oil I started with so decided to try adding water to the leftover plant matter and reheating it on the stove. After cooling in the fridge for a few hours, I was able to get another 125 ml. That is the first time I’ve ever attempted that, so I’m very pleased with my first try at FHO. I suspect I lost quite a bit because I transferred the oil to different containers a few times. I don’t have an immersion blender (yet!) so used a Ninja to break up the frozen flower before transferring it to the saucepan along with the olive oil.
Thanks for your reply BigBearNTexas - I appreciate your help!You should be able to decarb I’m the oven until you don’t get any bubbles. What temperature are you thinking of setting your oven?