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Instant Pot Cannabis Oil: A SweetSue Picture Tutorial

Sinbad91

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Thanks @SweetSue !

This opens a few more questions hahaha

What is the difference between an oil infusion and CCO?

Mine is freshly harvested and straight into fridge..

So the above concentration calculation that I did was actually based on wet weight (333g). Should this be dry weight for the calculation to be accurate?

So I suppose what i’m Trying to figure out is whether or not I should dry this stuff before chucking it into the pressure cooker. My goal here is to pill the resultant oil.

Last question, is 10mg/ml THC concentration considered strong or weak?

Soooooo many questions :adore:
 

SweetSue

Member of the Year: 2015 & 2016 - Member of the Month: Mar 2015, Sept 2016 - Nug of the Month: Oct 2017 - Creme de la Creme Photos: Dec 2016
Thanks @SweetSue !

This opens a few more questions hahaha

What is the difference between an oil infusion and CCO?

Mine is freshly harvested and straight into fridge..

So the above concentration calculation that I did was actually based on wet weight (333g). Should this be dry weight for the calculation to be accurate?

So I suppose what i’m Trying to figure out is whether or not I should dry this stuff before chucking it into the pressure cooker. My goal here is to pill the resultant oil.

Last question, is 10mg/ml THC concentration considered strong or weak?

Soooooo many questions :adore:
Lol! We expect more questions Sinbad. :laugh2:

Making CCO (concentrated cannabis oil) requires dry buds. Water of any form works against you in the extraction process. You're using a powerful solvent to strip the trichome heads and then evaporating that solvent out before using the resultant essential oils of the cannabis plant. The product you end up with is sticky like tar, and can be remarkably useful for making into many different forms of cannabis medicines. We have some interesting ways to make this product more bioavailable for increased therapeutic power.

An infused oil is produced by slowly cooking the buds in a carrier oil. The heat and any agitation you perform will break open the trichome heads, releasing the essential oils into the surrounding oil. You cook long enough to make as through an extraction as possible, being careful not to burn off the cannabinoids in the process by letting the oil get too hot.

The Instant Pot makes infusions almost sinfully simple to perform.

When calculating doses from bud we go with dry weight, so simply divide your wet material by 4 and you'll have a good approximation. That would make your 333 grams around 83.25 grams if it were dry.

Recalculating, you'd need 700 ml of carrier oil to get 15 mg/ml.

To answer the final question, that depends on the patient. That small a dose wouldn't do anything at all for someone like me, who starts the day with a dose in excess of 50 mg of THC, but for someone with a much more sensitive system 10 mg might put them on the couch or into a deep sleep.

A standard dose for sleep meds is 10-25 mg of THC an hour before bedtime, and that range exists because individual expression has so many variables. Cannabis is a totally individual medicine. We put great care into finding the minimum therapeutic dose for each patient.
 
The Instant Pot makes infusions almost sinfully simple to perform.
I'm living proof that Sue's comment isn't an exaggeration. With no previous experience making cannabis oil I first buzzed 20 grams of dry CBD bud (a gift from a friend) in a thrift store coffee grinder. I got a more or less fine powder (finer than for drip coffee but not quite espresso) plus some very sticky stuff that had to be scraped free.

I added the cannabis to a small stainless steel bowl with a mix of avocado oil, MCT oil, and olive oil -- enough oil to cover the herb about half an inch deep. (I don't know how this compares to other recipes but I wanted to be sure this oil would be strong.)

Put it in the InstaPot on a small overturned plate, added an inch or so of water, and set it for Manual/Steam. Cooked it for 110 minutes, then strained the oil through a very fine stainless steel flour sieve.

To get more even more oil out of the remaining sludge I pressed it hard against the sieve with a spoon. I then took the oily cake-like stuff from the sieve and mashed it really hard between two pieces of parchment paper with a tortilla press, . (Overkill but kind of fun.) Got enough out of the tortilla press to rub oil generously over my arthritic left elbow.

I didn't measure the final yield carefully but it was about enough to fill 3 small dropper bottles.

I've tested the oil under my tongue and it is just what I wanted. 1/4 to 1/3 ml is a good manageable dose for me. A full one ml dose causes my mind to race uncomfortably.

This oil definitely seems to be stronger than the (better tasting) commercial stuff I bought at the local shop for $40 a bottle.

If you can make coffee and have an InstaPot what could be simpler?
 

Sinbad91

Well-Known Member
Lol! We expect more questions Sinbad. :laugh2:

Making CCO (concentrated cannabis oil) requires dry buds. Water of any form works against you in the extraction process. You're using a powerful solvent to strip the trichome heads and then evaporating that solvent out before using the resultant essential oils of the cannabis plant. The product you end up with is sticky like tar, and can be remarkably useful for making into many different forms of cannabis medicines. We have some interesting ways to make this product more bioavailable for increased therapeutic power.

An infused oil is produced by slowly cooking the buds in a carrier oil. The heat and any agitation you perform will break open the trichome heads, releasing the essential oils into the surrounding oil. You cook long enough to make as through an extraction as possible, being careful not to burn off the cannabinoids in the process by letting the oil get too hot.

The Instant Pot makes infusions almost sinfully simple to perform.

When calculating doses from bud we go with dry weight, so simply divide your wet material by 4 and you'll have a good approximation. That would make your 333 grams around 83.25 grams if it were dry.

Recalculating, you'd need 700 ml of carrier oil to get 15 mg/ml.

To answer the final question, that depends on the patient. That small a dose wouldn't do anything at all for someone like me, who starts the day with a dose in excess of 50 mg of THC, but for someone with a much more sensitive system 10 mg might put them on the couch or into a deep sleep.

A standard dose for sleep meds is 10-25 mg of THC an hour before bedtime, and that range exists because individual expression has so many variables. Cannabis is a totally individual medicine. We put great care into finding the minimum therapeutic dose for each patient.
Insanely helpful as always! Thanks @SweetSue, i’m All good to go then! I’ll share some pics once done.

420 Mag Forum impresses once again!:420:
 

SweetSue

Member of the Year: 2015 & 2016 - Member of the Month: Mar 2015, Sept 2016 - Nug of the Month: Oct 2017 - Creme de la Creme Photos: Dec 2016
I'm living proof that Sue's comment isn't an exaggeration. With no previous experience making cannabis oil I first buzzed 20 grams of dry CBD bud (a gift from a friend) in a thrift store coffee grinder. I got a more or less fine powder (finer than for drip coffee but not quite espresso) plus some very sticky stuff that had to be scraped free.

I added the cannabis to a small stainless steel bowl with a mix of avocado oil, MCT oil, and olive oil -- enough oil to cover the herb about half an inch deep. (I don't know how this compares to other recipes but I wanted to be sure this oil would be strong.)

Put it in the InstaPot on a small overturned plate, added an inch or so of water, and set it for Manual/Steam. Cooked it for 110 minutes, then strained the oil through a very fine stainless steel flour sieve.

To get more even more oil out of the remaining sludge I pressed it hard against the sieve with a spoon. I then took the oily cake-like stuff from the sieve and mashed it really hard between two pieces of parchment paper with a tortilla press, . (Overkill but kind of fun.) Got enough out of the tortilla press to rub oil generously over my arthritic left elbow.

I didn't measure the final yield carefully but it was about enough to fill 3 small dropper bottles.

I've tested the oil under my tongue and it is just what I wanted. 1/4 to 1/3 ml is a good manageable dose for me. A full one ml dose causes my mind to race uncomfortably.

This oil definitely seems to be stronger than the (better tasting) commercial stuff I bought at the local shop for $40 a bottle.

If you can make coffee and have an InstaPot what could be simpler?
This left a big-ass smile on my face. :4:
 
So I left the popcorn and trim from my very first harvest set out and dry up a bit (couple days) I borrowed a instapot from a friend. I do not have anyway of weighing what I have so like most I just cover my stuff in grape seed oil. K first note i used a tin foil pan a small one for little loafs of bread covered with foil set INSTAPOT for steam @ 150 mins. (Love that mame) let it cool down almost to room temp it didn't hiss at me when I pushed the release. Everything looked good at this point. FYI I did not smell anything the whole time. I took some oil out and put the rest back in for second run. Here comes my next problem, I smoked and hit the munchies then passed the heck out it had been a long day. I jumped up all excited to find that the instant pot was set to keep warm after times up so it was piping hot for probably about 7 hours on the second run. It was burnt for sure, really dank cooked plant smell.

The main test
My wife has pain all over and we self medicate daily ok ok hourly
She says on a fresh morning when I rub the dank on her 80% pain gone in less then 30 mins.

Left hand Right hand test
So I have been trying to only use my left hand to rub the oil in on her and after 1 week I have a very noticable relief when I make my hands into a fist (arthritis in my hands is the closest to any pain I have right now (knocking on wood)) maybe it's the hourly self medication I do.

My findings on this absolute wonderful pain relieving goodness of a natural wonder of the world

It works its great it's an absolute must have (my wife says) in the daily life of someone who lives in unbearable pain, a long with brownies, gummies, made some cco too, it all helps in it's own way

Just to add I've ran a few more batches scared to try the second run again this stuff isn't cheap and it's to dang hot to grow more now so if this helps anyone out there who scared of droping that pay check into a instapot of an oil bath, go for it even if you don't get it all the way right it's hard to mess this one up to were its wasted
One run at 150 with all scraps from rolling scraped off the plate every day filling 16oz jar in mini Dutch oven in the instapot then added some essential oils works good too says my wife which smells alot better as well
 

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bluter

Well-Known Member
just made a batch of double cooked cbd oil.
filled a hundred 00 capsules and probably have enough for another 800.
coconut oil carrier.


made my parents some thc anti-pain topical.
grapeseed oil carrier with japanese mint oil added after. 10 ml bottle.
it's a bit more immediate than the topical butter i made for them. they like it.

next i'm doing a similar grapeseed topical with a cbd dominant strain.
shooting for anti-inflammatory properties. arthritis type application.

:green_heart: the instant pot.

so much thanks to sweet sue and the rest of the contributors for this thread.
 
I mentioned earlier that the oil mixture I used in following Sue's instructions doesn't taste as good as the commercial stuff CBD oil I first used.

For my batch, I used equal parts coconut oil, MCT, and olive oil. It isn't bad tasting but I'm wondering if it couldn't be improved by adding a flavoring oil, such as lemon or....? If so, does anyone have a recipe?
 

SweetSue

Member of the Year: 2015 & 2016 - Member of the Month: Mar 2015, Sept 2016 - Nug of the Month: Oct 2017 - Creme de la Creme Photos: Dec 2016
I mentioned earlier that the oil mixture I used in following Sue's instructions doesn't taste as good as the commercial stuff CBD oil I first used.

For my batch, I used equal parts coconut oil, MCT, and olive oil. It isn't bad tasting but I'm wondering if it couldn't be improved by adding a flavoring oil, such as lemon or....? If so, does anyone have a recipe?
I’m sure some flavoring would improve the taste, and it doesn’t surprise me at all that our kitchen oils wouldn’t match commercial tastes. Commercial labs have finer control of extractions, measurement, and processing for consistency.

You have nothing to lose by trying. I don’t know of any recipes, but then I haven’t looked either.

Anyone else know of any?
 

SweetSue

Member of the Year: 2015 & 2016 - Member of the Month: Mar 2015, Sept 2016 - Nug of the Month: Oct 2017 - Creme de la Creme Photos: Dec 2016
just made a batch of double cooked cbd oil.
filled a hundred 00 capsules and probably have enough for another 800.
coconut oil carrier.


made my parents some thc anti-pain topical.
grapeseed oil carrier with japanese mint oil added after. 10 ml bottle.
it's a bit more immediate than the topical butter i made for them. they like it.

next i'm doing a similar grapeseed topical with a cbd dominant strain.
shooting for anti-inflammatory properties. arthritis type application.

:green_heart: the instant pot.

so much thanks to sweet sue and the rest of the contributors for this thread.
You’re very welcome bluter. :5: Japanese mint oil you say? That reference sent me looking and I learned that bugs, particularly mosquitos, are repelled by peppermint, rosemary, and Tea tree oils. Handy info for a resident of the Gulf Coast.

I wasn’t aware until now of the curative powers os Japanese mint oil. Thanks for the quick lesson. :5: And good luck with the CBD topical. Please let us know how it works for pain.
 
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