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Methanol THC Extraction

I buy my pentane from Chemsavers.
Their prices for their highest-grade Acetone ranges from $39.95/500ml ACS grade (95.5+%) to $39/2.5L for 99% (plenty of other grades/sizes)
I'm pretty sure it's higher quality than hardware store stuff ;) (which can be distilled easily if one wants a higher grade of acetone).
But if it can be done with the hardware stuff and the end result does not taste like acetone, why not just use it as is?:thumb:
I wish I could get Pentane. I buy my acetone from the hardware store, test it for residue first. The acetone method was shown to me over 40 years ago by my father in law, hes over 90 years old now.
 

Oldbear

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This may be a dumbass question but it’s not a smart ass question.
This is a time consuming and maybe expensive I don’t know but why do it at all? You have a concentrate but it’s the same cannabinoids

What’s the benefit of doing this?
 

Bush Doctor 77

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This may be a dumbass question but it’s not a smart ass question.
This is a time consuming and maybe expensive I don’t know but why do it at all? You have a concentrate but it’s the same cannabinoids

What’s the benefit of doing this?
Good way to use a surplus, better in edibles, very high THC, low chlorophyll, not really expensive with IPA. I reclaim my IPA through distillation and reuse it. I lose roughly 20% on every extraction.
 

Oldbear

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Interesting. I use edible oil extractions to infuse olive oil or coconut. I take a few drops under my tongue several times a day.

In an alcohol world, the range is say light beer to high proof rum or that everclear.

More alcohol per unit volume of liquid. You guys process and produce more cannabinoids per unit volume.

Makes sense to reduce volume if there are high thc levels needed for medical reasons - 500 mg plus daily.

We were enjoying sticky black hash oil back in the early 70s. Our intention was clear - to get totally baked :goof::thumb:
 

Elvin

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I wish I could get Pentane. I buy my acetone from the hardware store, test it for residue first. The acetone method was shown to me over 40 years ago by my father in law, hes over 90 years old now.
If acetone works for you then I'd stay with it. Pentane can be bought from Chemsaver's website. Amazon and eBay is another source as are other online sellers.
 

Elvin

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This may be a dumbass question but it’s not a smart ass question.
This is a time consuming and maybe expensive I don’t know but why do it at all? You have a concentrate but it’s the same cannabinoids

What’s the benefit of doing this?
I smoke the big pretty flowers and extract the smaller ones. The time factor really isn't bad. It's mainly just sitting around and watching a couple of movies while stuff is soaking or distilling.
Personally I do not like the high from wax but vapes are darn convenient when out of the house.
I'm not in a legal State so as long as my self-filled cartridges don't look like a THC one (those are darn tiny anyway) I can (and will) puff my vape right in front of the PoPo station where the local Friday night free concerts are held.
I'm such a rebel on Friday nights.:rolleyes:
 
This may be a dumbass question but it’s not a smart ass question.
This is a time consuming and maybe expensive I don’t know but why do it at all? You have a concentrate but it’s the same cannabinoids

What’s the benefit of doing this?
I like a concentrated oil high, Ive tried alcohol and butane extraction and they are all different in that they seem to extract different stuff. The acetone seems to give me what i want out of the extraction.
 

TriangleCheese

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now thats where it is at....everyone is going to want this once they hear about all the cancer and shit coming from the concentrates....Im pretty handy with the tools...did you make your own press...? how to make the plates ...? cheers
Two people died from a disease that is assumed to be associated with the cartridges. I think the bad stuff is the thinning agents. People are using terpenes as thinners these days and I think that is much better compared to PEG, PG and VG. Inhaling that much terpenes can also cause problems in my opinion. They don't have an exact idea about the safety of consuming vape liquids. I think the best way for getting your e-liquid is directly achieving a liquid distillate. Fill that one in a cartridge without any agents or stuff.

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Elvin

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Two people died from a disease that is assumed to be associated with the cartridges. I think the bad stuff is the thinning agents. People are using terpenes as thinners these days and I think that is much better compared to PEG, PG and VG. Inhaling that much terpenes can also cause problems in my opinion. They don't have an exact idea about the safety of consuming vape liquids. I think the best way for getting your e-liquid is directly achieving a liquid distillate. Fill that one in a cartridge without any agents or stuff.

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I've taken a hit off one of these counterfeit cartridges and it was like hitting an nicotine E-cig. Glycerin(?) based, maybe 20% wax (if you're lucky); I could barely taste the wax behind the cheap terps and there was one heck of a vapor cloud.
I can see someone getting "creative" with the ingredients to turn a quick dollar and those ingredients really screwing someone up if vaped for a couple of hours straight.
 
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