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SweetSue

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Sue, last week I made a batch of oil, and while purging it prior to decarb I tripped over the cord and spilt what I figure was 50 to 60 grams of FECO/CCO.
Shit happens, then you die!
Ouch! :5::5::5::5::5:

The best way to react is “Well......... yippie, something new to want!”

And then hopefully someone nearby opens arms to console. :5::5::5:

I once had oil and water mix while making Fresh Harvest oil. Eek! I know what a mess it can be to clean up and how devastating that can feel when it happens.

I’d be walking around pronouncing “Everything always works out for me” over and over again until I felt good about it. You ok? :5:
 

gr865

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Ouch! :5::5::5::5::5:

The best way to react is “Well......... yippie, something new to want!”

And then hopefully someone nearby opens arms to console. :5::5::5:

I once had oil and water mix while making Fresh Harvest oil. Eek! I know what a mess it can be to clean up and how devastating that can feel when it happens.

I’d be walking around pronouncing “Everything always works out for me” over and over again until I felt good about it. You ok? :5:
Yeah,
That is my thoughts also. I just did a 27 zip harvest and have about 12 zip left of very good smoke so will make another batch of oil with about 16 zips of the new harvest.
It was just sad as it was a good Indica/Sativa blend of buds.
I also have about 40 grams of Rosin and going to decarb about 30 grams for edibles.
 

Desormais

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Look what I stumbled upon! A $12 tincture press anyone can put together and use. :yahoo:

It’s not formatted well, but I’ll do that later. I was so excited I had to share. Lol! All the pertinent info is there, and I’m sure the idea’ll get through.

From Practical Primitive- A $12 Tincture Press

Medicinal Plants: The $12 Tincture Press

(As featured in the June 2011 issue of Practically Seeking)

When making tinctures and infused oils you want to be sure and get every last drop of goodness from the plant materials you are using. For most of us, the traditional "solution" has been to put your plant material into fabric or cheesecloth and then proceed to squeeze by hand as hard as you can.

While this method does work, it leaves a LOT of your precious liquid behind.

Commercial presses are available, but they cost anywhere from $50 to $500 and for most of us home herbalists this is just not cost effective. Now you can call me cheap if you want to, but after a little pondering and a bit of good ol' southern engineering I created my own press (which works remarkably well) out of a couple of scrap pieces of 2x4, two metal bowls out of the kitchen cupboard, and a couple of nuts and bolts from the hardware store. Total cost to me: $11.34.

Now that's more like it!

Here's what I did…


Step-by-step Instructions on How to make a Tincture Press:
  1. You will need to pull together the following items that can be found in any hardware store:
    — Two pieces of 2x4, each 10 1/2 inches long
    — 2 - 1/2" hex bolts, 10 inches long
    — 4 - 1/2" fender washers
    — 2 hex nuts
    — 1 - 6" x 3/4" hex bolt
    — 2 - 3/4" hex nuts
    — 1 - 3/4" fender washer
    Now head over to the Plumbing department around the iron pipe fittings and obtain an Iron "1/2 inch flange". (Your looking for a flat metal thing with 4 holes in it.) You will also need two small stainless steel bowls of the same size — inexpensive kitchen bowls or pet dishes work great.
  2. Take your 2x4 pieces and measure in 1 inch from the end and mark that point with a line, then measure and mark the center of that line. Do the same thing at the other end so that each piece as two marks on it, one at each end. These are your drill points. Now drill out a 1/2 inch hole all the way through your board on each mark. You should have a total of 4 holes, two on each board, and they should line up when you place one board on top of the other.
  3. On one of your 2x4 pieces draw line diagonally from corner to corner in both directions, making an "X". Drill a 3/4 inch hole at the center point of your "X".
  4. Place a 1/2" fender washer on to each of your 1/2" bolts and then insert the bolt through the drilled holes in each end of the 2x4 that has only 2 holes in it. Put a hex nut on each bolt and screw it about two inches down the thread.
  5. Slide the 2x4 with 3 holes on the bolts on top of the other 2x4, place another fender washer on each bolt on the outside of the piece of wood and screw a hex nut on each bolt. You now have a fender washer on the outside of each piece of wood, and hex nuts holding the top piece in place. You do not need to tighten the hex nuts down at this point.
  6. Put your 6" long, 3/4" bolt down through the center hole of your top 2x4. Put on the fender washer and both hex nuts. Tighten the top hex nut up against the bottom side of the 2x4, holding the fender washer in place against the wood.
  7. Screw the 1/2" flange onto the 3/4" bolt until the bolt is flush with the bottom of the flange, then tighten the lower hex nut down against the flange.
  8. Put your 2 stainless steel bowls under the flange. Place your plant material in your bottom bowl with the second bowl sitting on top. Adjust the center 3/4" bolt as needed to seat the flange and upper bowl firmly down on the material to be pressed.
  9. Tighten the nuts on the two OUTER bolts, evenly and a little at a time, causing the flange to press down on the top bowl squeeze down on your plant material. (Use a wrench as necessary.)
  10. Continue to slowly tighten down on the two outer bolts and pour off the resulting liquid a little at a time.
  11. Repeat steps 9 and 10 until you can no longer get the nuts to tighten down any farther. THEN, open the press by loosening the center bolt to raise the flange high enough to remove the bowls, re-bundle the plant material and repeat the process another time or two until you are not extracting any more liquid.
  12. By the time you finish your plant material should be virtually dry, and can be tossed in to your compost to help nurture future medicinals. I have successfully used this press to extract an additional half cup to almost a full cup of liquid that would have otherwise been lost — what can be the most potent part of the medicine!
I do believe I’ll have to build me one. :4:
Thanks, I saw this before and I'm thinking about using a bottle jack to get more pressure.
Bottle jacks are pretty cheap and I've got a small 2 tonne one.
I'll need a fairly sturdy metal frame to press against.
Ideally, something that already exists and can be re-purposed.
 

Chris Scorpio

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I’m working on repeating the rocket fuel effect @Derbybud got with some over-processed and neglected oil. My first batch was compromised by some thoughtlessness in my part that resulted in burning the carrier oil.

I now know that burning the carrier oil diminishes THC euphoric effect but doesn’t necessarily ruin it. :3:

I’m back home now and starting again.

2 batches, 8 grams of Carnival buds in 4 oz of coconut oil.
- Processed through two cycles in the Instant Pot, 110 minutes each, with a cool cycle between.
- Batches will be put through warm/cool cycles once a day for two days and then left in the fridge for 3 and 4 weeks respectively.

I have brownies done my regular way, once through the IP and then made into brownies immediately.

Let the experiment continue.

Gunna do some more Amnesia Haze oil soon,may try this out Sue
 

SweetSue

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Thanks, I saw this before and I'm thinking about using a bottle jack to get more pressure.
Bottle jacks are pretty cheap and I've got a small 2 tonne one.
I'll need a fairly sturdy metal frame to press against.
Ideally, something that already exists and can be re-purposed.
You’ll find it Desormais. Pictures when you do please. :4:

Gunna do some more Amnesia Haze oil soon,may try this out Sue
Good. I need more perspectives than my own with this one. We have Derbybud and his wife as already having experienced the potentiation. Be careful if it’s you that tests it. :laugh2:
 

Chris Scorpio

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You’ll find it Desormais. Pictures when you do please. :4:



Good. I need more perspectives than my own with this one. We have Derbybud and his wife as already having experienced the potentiation. Be careful if it’s you that tests it. :laugh2:
Gimmy a quick recap on rocket fuel process???????
 

SweetSue

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Gimmy a quick recap on rocket fuel process???????
Here’s the way I’m working it:
- Make oil.
- Rest overnight without straining.
- Run the oil a second time through.
- Rest overnight.
- Over two days bring the oil to liquid phase once a day, then place back into fridge.
- Let it sit in the cold, unstrained, for three weeks or longer.
- Strain if desired and use.

I’m using an IP. You make yours on the stove, so you get total decarb. It might not be necessary to do a second run.

Any thoughts on this?
 

Chris Scorpio

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Here’s the way I’m working it:
- Make oil.
- Rest overnight without straining.
- Run the oil a second time through.
- Rest overnight.
- Over two days bring the oil to liquid phase once a day, then place back into fridge.
- Let it sit in the cold, unstrained, for three weeks or longer.
- Strain if desired and use.

I’m using an IP. You make yours on the stove, so you get total decarb. It might not be necessary to do a second run.

Any thoughts on this?
I do the IP too

On 3rd round, u in IP or stove

What was yer last mix?

I usually do 12g to 8oz oil
 

SweetSue

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I do the IP too

On 3rd round, u in IP or stove

What was yer last mix?

I usually do 12g to 8oz oil
I run a straight 1 gram of bud to 1 oz of oil.

The two times that I bring it back to liquid I simply set it in a pan of hot water and let it work back slowly and gently. I don’t know if it’s necessary to pamper it like that, just the way I’ve done it up to now.
 

Derbybud

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I usually run 60g to 1 1/2 cups of Ghee in my MB2.
How we came apon this is I went out of town for over 3 week's and the wife hardly ever goes out in our mud room frig. Came back to grab a brew and saw the MB2 in the back of the frig. Did a 160f for about an hour just to warm things up a bit to help strain. Made cookies using a stick of budder and had my usual 2 and my head was off to the races all night. Next morning I was still buzzen till about lunch. Waited a day and took 1 cookie and head raced for about an hour and got a good night sleep but was harder than hell to get out of bed. Not the best thing to be productive at work
 

Chris Scorpio

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I usually run 60g to 1 1/2 cups of Ghee in my MB2.
How we came apon this is I went out of town for over 3 week's and the wife hardly ever goes out in our mud room frig. Came back to grab a brew and saw the MB2 in the back of the frig. Did a 160f for about an hour just to warm things up a bit to help strain. Made cookies using a stick of budder and had my usual 2 and my head was off to the races all night. Next morning I was still buzzen till about lunch. Waited a day and took 1 cookie and head raced for about an hour and got a good night sleep but was harder than hell to get out of bed. Not the best thing to be productive at work
I'm thinking that's a bit strong for my needs

Lol
 

Derbybud

Photo of the Month - Mar 2018
I'm down to a half a cookie. Wife needs to make regular cookies to take care of my sweet tooth or I wouldn't get anything done eating 2 cookies a day made with this budder. Lol
 

SweetSue

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@Derbybud, does this reflect your experience?

Derbybud’s Experience

60 gr bud to 12 oz ghee
- 6 hrs in MB2
- Fridge for 24 hours
- 6 hrs in MB2
- 3 weeks in fridge
- Warmed to liquid (160° for approx 1 hr)
- Strained and used

Used one stick to make about 2 dozen cookies

Results:
Typical dose was two cookies.

* 2 were waaaay too much (carried through to next day).
* 1 was still too much (head rush for about an hour, good sleep, no desire to get out of bed and get to the day).
* Settled on 1/2 cookie :3:
 
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Derbybud

Photo of the Month - Mar 2018
It might be a bit more Ghee but not sure as I'm bad about measuring. I pack a bunch of decarbed trim up to the 2 cup mark and just barely cover with a liquid. Sounds like at times it's going to stall the MB2 .
 

SweetSue

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It might be a bit more Ghee but not sure as I'm bad about measuring. I pack a bunch of decarbed trim up to the 2 cup mark and just barely cover with a liquid. Sounds like at times it's going to stall the MB2 .
Well it’s a mighty potent mix. :laugh2: From the sound of it this may be a great way to process trim for maximum effect. :thumb:
 

SweetSue

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It might be a bit more Ghee but not sure as I'm bad about measuring. I pack a bunch of decarbed trim up to the 2 cup mark and just barely cover with a liquid. Sounds like at times it's going to stall the MB2 .
How many sticks of butter does that batch typically make? I usually make coconut oil, since my thing is brownies that require no straining. :3: Haven’t made butter in a couple years.
 
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