o shyt. i didn't think last night's banana og oil, was workin; 13ish% plant, from a nov grow, with ph issues. I'm having some missing time & equilibrium issues, this morning!
I've spent days, contemplating this. I'm sure it'll end up in the calculator, after I'm finished obsessing. but for those who didn't instantly start counting toes- 600gr would mean drowning the equivalent of around 12000gr so... carry the pinky toe and we're talkin about what? 30lbs? worth of thc in a "shot" of absinthe (some r 140+ proof).I used to have a link to some lab info on this subject but their site has been reworked and it’s gone. But what I retained from it
“In 70% ethyl, THC is soluble at 20.2mg/ml”
Thus you can put 606 mg of THC in 1 fl oz of 70% ethanol
Note that this is assuming THC extract and not bud or some other raw material which would add various other soluble substances to the mix.
I use 1 liter of ethanol to 4 liters of bud. Mix the two together. Agitate for 5 minutes, then strain through a metal strainer to get the big pieces of material out. Then run the mix through a Buchner funnel with paper filter under vacuum to get all the fine bits out. I take that and stick it in the freezer over night. This basically solidifies any lipids/fats that made it past the filter. Some call this "winterizing". I run that through the Buchner one more time. Then take that and distill it. I separate the Ethanol from the goodies, recovering the ethanol for reuse. Once ethanol is gone, take resulting crude oil and put on a hot plate in a beaker to decarb. Run under vacuum with stirring rod moving until the co2 bubbles stop popping.has anyone found the intel on how much thc can be dissolved in how much ethanol? regardless of how much one is dealing with, if the ethanol is saturated and one prefers the strength of minimal washes... one might be throwing away significant product.
also- the "Lebanese blonde", left on the 40micron filters- under magnification, it looks like tails. it's pure crystal and alot of it. i just toss it into the next batch. i can't tell if it's terpenes, or goods, but there's no lack of potency, in my end result. being an rso regular, i no longer feel a buzz, except on new batch days. meaning i can't just smoke those tails, to figure out what's in it. it's not dissolved so am i not using enough ethanol: saturated? or what's up with that blonde and what are you doin, with yours?
don't forget, if one freezes, SOLUBILITY drops...
oh, and those of you who tire of filtration: buchner funnel!
thanks, in advance,
Substrate from the last crude oil run.
that's it! alright, well i really appreciate the free education man! it was killin me to feel like i was doin my part, with the research and you're the first, of hours n days of hunting, to know that's a haldfull of doggy surprise, right there and even belongs in the same place. I'm still crawling, here, without the proper gear, but I'll try to remember to go ahead n post the microscope view of what we're talkin about so nobody else has to debate molesting their oil, by tossin it back in, once u have your result
oh- unless ur doin somethin simpler- i stick it on the coffee warmer, in the smallest , stainless measuring cup i can, without spacing the whole contents and the syringe i fill the caps with, has a metal tip so- i go from measuring cup, to syringe, to capsule. the coffee pot is too hot- so it's a dance, for viscosity n low heat... otherwise, the syringes jam up.
thanks, again. just not knowing- I'm so ocd- it made me mental.
couldn't tell ya. i go from dry to cvaults. i figured the oil (first 2 days- highest I'd been n my life, without seein stuff...) was frying all my receptors so hardcore, it was too busy. u only have so many... regardless of whether it's mine, or clinic- ANY SHELF- ANY CONCENTRATE- if I'm on the oil, i feel nothin. so i figured new batch day- diff thugs in the entourage... perhaps affecting diff receptors? I'm no scholar so i truly haven't a clue, but I'm nearly 2 months, off a decade of opioid pain management so perhaps that's a factor.I was just thinking. I'm not sure why you aren't getting high each and every time you smoke it. How are you storing it? The only thing I can think is that its oxidizing, which means its turning to shit from the air. I keep my big stash in a vucuum sealed jar. I have a separate jar that has a rubber seal, that I use to pull dabs from. I would think you should be getting the same high every time, unless your oil is somehow degrading.