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Fresh Harvest Infused Cannabis Oil

InTheShed

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Good morning @InTheShed ☀it was more out of interest and to document to satisfy my inner geek ☺ Currently on my 9th day drying, started jar test 2 days ago and am getting close. Overnight in Jars I'm getting up to 74-78%, so really really close and I can't wait. I'm so happy with the results (what I see so far), compared to my regularly dried buds they look so much more yummy. I guess tonight I will trim them a little more and then that's them in their final home ready for curing.
Happy day
Here is one of my Blue Dream Auto Buds saying Hi out of the fridge
I never want to keep anyone from being a canna geek...weigh away! I was just talking about the end product, and that BD bud is spectacular :).
 

steffgrowsweed

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Good Morning ☀️
I am finally able to try this oil with my fresh harvest :yahoo: and I am soooooo excited.
Currently 40 minutes in and waiting for slow decarboxylation. Will report back how it goes, need someone to share my excitement with, you know what I mean ;)
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Dan Moore

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Awww... thanks steff. :5: I love what we do. :circle-of-love:

Low and slo buds create infused oils very close to fresh harvest. I stopped making it on the day of harvest when we refined the cold drying technique, unless it’s for a cancer patient. Cancer treatments using cannabis go best with FHO, in the opinion of a respected member who used it in his own cancer regimen.

Other than serious conditions that I think would benefit from FHO I make my oils with low and slo dried buds in my Instant Pot. Most of what I infuse is at a ratio of 1 gram of bud to 1 oz of carrier oil. If I want stronger I strain and run a second cycle with fresh bud. Three cycles is all any of us is comfortable with before we feel saturation may come into play.
I think I'll be trying low and slow next.
Which post has the best description of the best current procedure?
By the time I read read through some of the long threads, I've forgotten what I read at the start.

Thanks.
 

steffgrowsweed

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I think I'll be trying low and slow next.
Which post has the best description of the best current procedure?
By the time I read read through some of the long threads, I've forgotten what I read at the start.

Thanks.
I have some low and slow drying buds atm as well. I take 3 5 gallon buckets and put cold water in 2 and in the 3rd I put baking soda & lemon & water mix. I use 1/4 cup of lemon and 1/4 cup of baking soda. I let the buds then hang dry for 4-8 hours with a slight breeze. After that I trim the buds (big fan leaves only for me) - if possible - to the same size and weigh 28 gr buds in one paper bag or same material. I give them a little wiggle daily but take them out of the paper bag after 7 days, let them get to room temperature and put them in a glas jar with a hygrometer. After 12 hours I check, if it reads above 74% humidity, they go back in the fridge. Next day I check again, same procedure.
I hope this helps a little, it's the way I do it or what I understood for myself from the long thread. It's best though to ask all questions over there I guess. Happy day
Edit: I forgot to add the link to the thread I am following: DrZiggy's Low And Slow Drying: Maximizing Your Harvest
 
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OldMedUser

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A question for you fresh harvest infused oil fans out there.

I'm just cooking up a batch of CBD cocobudder tonight, fresh infused of course, with buds only 2 hours old when they went into the pot. I put the buds in the oil then heat it up and let them stew for a while to soften them up like steamed broccoli then grind them up with the hand blender. They are in a little crock pot plugged into a variac so I can get it hotter than it's designed for and hot enough to decarb in the oil as it's almost finished doing now at 245F. Works good in a pot on a hot plate too with some wire screen between the element and pot bottom. I put the hot plate on max tehn use the variac to control it for more precise temps.

Anyway my question is when is the best time to add the sunflower lecithin? I've been cooling down to below 212F then adding and allowing to cook for an hour or more before straining then freezing twice. Seems to work great on batches I've done before. Can it go in hotter?

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InTheShed

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Liquid sunflower lecithin should be added at the end (but while it's still warm enough to mix well) and left overnight to do its thing. Per this research by @Cannasavvy.
 

OldMedUser

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Liquid sunflower lecithin should be added at the end (but while it's still warm enough to mix well) and left overnight to do its thing. Per this research by @Cannasavvy.

Great. That's pretty much what I've been doing so should be good. decarb is done so letting it cool below 212F then will add the lecithin.

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Chuff

New Member
Hi everyone,

New to 420 but have been smoking/vaping cannabis for nearly 40 years so not new to the weed. :51:

I'm methodically going through this whole thread, posts by post, in order to better utilize my weed in a medicinal way. Started off by looking at cannabutter and making some edibles but this FHO seems much better as the terpenes are retained and not lost during the drying process.

I've more to read in this thread, currently on page 17, and have seen many mentions by SweetSue regarding Shiggity's pressure cooker decarb, for example post #329:

Post #329 Link

but each time there's a link to Shiggity's method and I click it I'm taken back to the first post in this thread.

Can someone please give me a link to Shiggity's pressure cooker method that works.

I've got a whole stack of other questions but I'll leave them till I get much further in this thread as a lot of them may be answered during my read.

Thanks all, and keep up the good work.

Chuff
 

InTheShed

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Hi everyone,

New to 420 but have been smoking/vaping cannabis for nearly 40 years so not new to the weed. :51:

I'm methodically going through this whole thread, posts by post, in order to better utilize my weed in a medicinal way. Started off by looking at cannabutter and making some edibles but this FHO seems much better as the terpenes are retained and not lost during the drying process.

I've more to read in this thread, currently on page 17, and have seen many mentions by SweetSue regarding Shiggity's pressure cooker decarb, for example post #329:

Post #329 Link

but each time there's a link to Shiggity's method and I click it I'm taken back to the first post in this thread.

Can someone please give me a link to Shiggity's pressure cooker method that works.

I've got a whole stack of other questions but I'll leave them till I get much further in this thread as a lot of them may be answered during my read.

Thanks all, and keep up the good work.

Chuff
I did a Google search for it but the couldn't find it either, but i know that Sue ended up using an instant pot once they came out. You can read her thread on that here:

 

Chuff

New Member
Thank you very, very much InTheShed.

I'm now up to page 21 of this thread, pretty much half way through. Is it worth my while continuing this thread or would I be better off reading the thread you gave me? I'm not sure how much more new information is available if I continue here.

Again, thanks for the link. Much appreciate.

Chuff
 

InTheShed

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Is it worth my while continuing this thread or would I be better off reading the thread you gave me? I
To be honest, I can't remember what else is in this thread, so I would read the other thread first since most of the info is in the first post. If it doesn't answer your question you can alway come back here!
 

Chuff

New Member
OK. So I've read enough of the thread in the link so kindly provided by InTheShed to switch to it from here. I'm signing off from this thread and moving to the other one.

Seems much simpler so far. Only issue I have is in the other thread SweetSue uses dry bud as opposed to wet. Not sure how this will impact terpenes but I've only started the other thread so we'll see how it goes.

Thanks again InTheShed for your link and everyone here for the great posts.

Very much appreciated.

Chuff

EDIT: So it's only 4 hours dried after washing. Ignore above statement regarding dried bud and losing terpines. :rolleyes:
 
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