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Grandpa Gets Oily! Everclear Extracts For Shatter Or Oil!

InTheShed

Member of the Year: 2018 - Member of the Month: Jan 2018, Nov 2018 - Grow Journal of the Month: Aug 2018 - Plant of the Month: Oct 2018
Nob question:
Can one use fan leaves or sugar leaves with this Everclear/grain alcohol and produce a exceptable product? Yes I know there is not much THC in it but I would like to try to make some with the trim I have been saving and don't want to be wasting my time. I have made brownies in the past for fun with the a lot of trim and it did the trick.......Thanks
I'd say it's okay to use frosty sugar leaves but I definitely wouldn't waste the alcohol on fan leaves. I made gummy bears from fan leaf oil and it took 18 bears before anyone felt a thing! Now the fans go to skin salve.
 

CADBOY

Well-Known Member
Hello friends! My little trip got shortened due to really bad weather. Drove 4 hours in blizzard conditions. Not the brightest move I've made, but not close to the worst. :tokin:

Anywayz, here's what I did with my blob of very nice trichomes. Enjoy!

I weighed out the blob, because I can:



I separated the blob into two smaller blobs to fit in my silicone containers, and put them in my toaster oven at 250F for 10 minutes:







While that is going on, I measured out ~one cup of coconut oil and put it on the heat to melt. I also use one teaspoon of lecithin per cup.







When 10 minutes was complete on the toaster oven I checked and things were still bubbling so I put it on for another 5 minutes and watched it closely. In another 3 minutes it had stopped bubbling so I know it's decarb'd:





Then, I simply add the containers to the coconut oil. *Caution! Hot!





Then, it's just a matter of filling capsules. I made 30 and took 3 immediately. I'm vibrating nicely! :tokin:





I only used about 30ml since each capsule contains 1ml. And, since there's 236ml per cup I'm set for a few days. The leftovers go in the fridge for later.



Now, this is a pretty strong batch. I'm comfortable knowing that 3 capsules will rock my world. That may be too much for some and not enough for others. You know the deal. You need to experiment to find your sweet spot. I hope this was helpful!
How many grams of bud did you use to make the shatter? So for this recipe you used just under 2 grams of shatter and made 30 capsules yes? Any idea of the MG strength?
 

Old Salt

Member of the Month: Apr 2019
How many grams of bud did you use to make the shatter? So for this recipe you used just under 2 grams of shatter and made 30 capsules yes? Any idea of the MG strength?
The mg/ml of cannabinoids is dependent upon your source material. I went for a match to what I was previously using.

Before using the rosin press, I put 0.15 gm of de-carbed and ground flower into a size 2 capsule. I worked this back to get the amount I needed for however many capsules I wanted to make, so for thirty capsules:

30 X 0.15 = 4.5 gm of flower (30 capsules, 0.15 gm each)
4.5 X 0.18/0.7 = 1.16 gm of rosin
- 4.5 is the amount of flower I used for 30 capsules​
- 0.18 is the 18% return I got from pressing the flower​
- 0.7 is the estimated 70% of cannabinoids I recovered from the flower I think 80% is probably closer.​

I de-carbed the rosin, and added enough coconut oil to fill my capsules. Use the coconut oil that is solid at room temperature. Heat it until it melts, and add it to your de-carbed rosin. I make 100 at a time, as that's the size of my capsule filling tray.
 

Chungo

Active Member
Same thing as your brownies just takes lots of product. If you don't have a still to reclaim your alcohol it can become mighty expensive.
I am wondering if I use the alcohol repeatedly on different batches of fan leaves (I am not in a hurry to make shatter) Say I have a batch of leaves from last year in the freezer and soak it in Ever clear and just use the alcohol again on another batch and so on till I feel its time to evaporate the alcohol and make shatter would this improve the strength? Leaving the THC/CBD in ever clear unprocessed should not do any harm?
 

Lowrider72

Well-Known Member
Hey Grandpa, nice tutorial.
For the purist of the pure, whip that shatter up and to pull even more everclear out , chuck it in a vaccuum chamber, only way to make the purest.
The alcohol gets trapped in tiny micro bubbles in the oil, you cant really see it and it cant evap from the inside without a vaccuum chamber.
Me and my mates did this 10 years ago, the best tasting full shatter ever...
Called Vaccuum purging.
 
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Dani smoke

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I really don't know where it's going wrong, I winterized everything even material I qwiso since I crnt get grain alchol, I washed twice quick then winterized the mix for 24 hours i filtered twice, I think purge the iso in a oil bath at around 180° I slowly raised the heat in 10°s until I believe maximum thc was released since I'm vaping my shatter, IV done a few runs and the oil always stays runny, why can I not get a shatter consistency, I know I didn't follow this tutorial 100% but between this thread and 420 motoco tutorial on here I don't understand one remains an oil and the other is shatter and I don't know where I'm going wrong
 

Old Salt

Member of the Month: Apr 2019
You may have water or ISO still trapped in the wax and oils. You may need to hold a temp of 230°F/110°C longer, or let it sit in the open air for a few days to allow the water/ISO to evaporate.
 

Old Salt

Member of the Month: Apr 2019
Its very dark
What some do to get rid of the chlorophyll is put the oil in the sun for a few hours, before boiling off the alcohol. That may have lightened it up a bit.
 

Old Salt

Member of the Month: Apr 2019
Here is my puck recovery from a bunch of different strains.
It’s dark as the soul that outlawed cannabis... :laugh:
@Old Salt So I can leave it in the sun for a few hrs and lose some plant matter taste?


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I've never done it, but several videos I've seen demonstrated this.
 

InTheShed

Member of the Year: 2018 - Member of the Month: Jan 2018, Nov 2018 - Grow Journal of the Month: Aug 2018 - Plant of the Month: Oct 2018
I wonder if the sun removes the color but not the taste. It's like when my wife fills her teacup with water and bleach to get the stains out without washing it first. It takes out the color but the tea oils remain on the walls until the cup is scrubbed.
 

Old Salt

Member of the Month: Apr 2019
I wonder if the sun removes the color but not the taste. It's like when my wife fills her teacup with water and bleach to get the stains out without washing it first. It takes out the color but the tea oils remain on the walls until the cup is scrubbed.
Only one way to find out - a small test batch.
 

Grandpa Tokin

Member of the Month: Apr 2018 - Nug of the Month: Feb 2019
Holy cow! I haven’t been keeping up with my own thread. I’m sorry about that. I know there’s a lot of questions for me and I’m slow. Anyway, as far as trim is concerned, you most definitely can do this to make shatter or oils. I do it frequently.

@Dani smoke the runniness is probably due to temperatures and not all the alcohol being evaporated. If you can spread it out thin on a silicone pad and let it sit it will harden as more of the alcohol and h2o is evaporated.

You guys are all awesome by the way!
 

Grandpa Tokin

Member of the Month: Apr 2018 - Nug of the Month: Feb 2019
I finally made some goo from my Rosin pucks. Fairly quick wash with at least 8 different strains. The final product is almost purple black. This batch will go into capsules eventually after it sits for a few days.

Enjoy!
















 
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