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What to do with fan leaves

Chungo

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I have been trimming my plants up and have quite a collection of drying Fan leaves. I know there is only small amounts of THC in the leaves but is there anything a person can do with the Fan leaves (not sugar leaves) in a concentrate or oil that is worth the effort. I have seen many recipes for sugar leaves but can't recall seeing one for Fan leaves. Recipes would be appreciated thanks in advance......
 

DaddyKush

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Fan leaves, at best, will contain only trace elements of THC. Throw them in your compost bin. Not worth the effort.
 

Chungo

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Fan leaves, at best, will contain only trace elements of THC. Throw them in your compost bin. Not worth the effort.
Your are probably right but I would like to see what I can get out of this discarded stuff so if I can extract even small amounts of concentrates I would see how worthless the effort is. So I am looking at possibly a reduction recipe for right now that does not require a large amount of material input other than ETOH for shatter .......
 

DaddyKush

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OK, but remember you were warned. There is a reason why people don't smoke fan leaves. ;)
 

Weaselcracker

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You can make bubble hash with just ice and a jar and maybe use a bit of cotton from an old t shirt as a strainer screen.
But you won’t get any worthwhile amount from the leaves because they.... aren’t flowers, basically.
 
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Vegan4life

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Your are probably right but I would like to see what I can get out of this discarded stuff so if I can extract even small amounts of concentrates I would see how worthless the effort is. So I am looking at possibly a reduction recipe for right now that does not require a large amount of material input other than ETOH for shatter .......
You can make hash out of the sugar leaves. I smoked fan leaves a few times back in the seventies... I'll let the worms enjoy mine, I have way too many flowers to vape...
 

philthegeek

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Wot i did with my last lot of leaves trimmed off a grow.

Have also done tinctures. 25g dry wieght of leaves, decarbed, extracted in alcohol, and evaped down to 40-50ml gives a nice mild buzz tincture. Dropper full in a coffee works well. :)
 

Chungo

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Wot i did with my last lot of leaves trimmed off a grow.

Have also done tinctures. 25g dry wieght of leaves, decarbed, extracted in alcohol, and evaped down to 40-50ml gives a nice mild buzz tincture. Dropper full in a coffee works well. :)
Thank you this is what I wanted to know if anyone has done this ETOH extract and if it was worth it. I don't know how much fan leaf I will end up with but at this point I think I have dried out 100-150 grams of leaves and I have about 2 months left of this grow so there will be more.....Thanks again.
 

DaddyKush

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Seems like a lot of effort for "a nice mild buzz ". Particularly when you would have plenty of fresh bud at that point. But it's a free country... more or less.
 

Nunyabiz

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It's not for the buzz because there isn't any.
It's for the nutrients and the cannabinoid acids.
It's a good ingredient in smoothies in place of Kale or spinach.
And mixed with peppermint which I grow on my deck it makes a nice nighttime tea with a spoonful of honey.

 
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AKgramma

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It's not for the buzz because there isn't any.
It's for the nutrients and the cannabinoid acids.
It's a good ingredient in smoothies in place of Kale or spinach.
And mixed with peppermint which I grow on my deck it makes a nice nighttime tea with a spoonful of honey.

I dry and grind up everything but the stems and roots, using the whole plant for cooking herbs. Yes, you can get righteously stoned adding a 1/4 cup of herbs to your beef or chicken stew!
 

AKgramma

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I also make kind of a Green Dragon type thing by taking as many stems as will fit into a bottle of 100 proof Vodka and let that marinate a month or two.
TY for the idea. I have been discarding the petioles. What do you use the tincture for?
 
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