Posted 09 February 2009 - 06:57 AM
hey everyone. regarding the best way to extract the THC using alcohol? well, i read on this site that lemon extract was one of the most simple, efficient, cheap, and viable ways to make green dragon. so naturally, i went to the store, and picked up the bottle (contained in its protective carton), and read the alcohol content: 83%!!! holy shit i thought. i quickly, albeit shadily, slid half a dozen cartons into my cart. i was about to flounce away triumphantly, but then it suddenly hit me. why not check out the alcohol content of some of the other extracts? i went through several; almond, vanilla, imitation almond, and even coconut. Nothing could thus far top the 83% obtained by the happily victorious lemon extract. then, suddenly, out popped the peppermint extract! 89 fucking percent!! that's (wait for it) 178 proof. out went the lemon extract and in went the peppermint. peppermint's cooler anyways. they each cost $5. and they each contained 5 oz. i thought that was pretty good. and in case you were wondering, the brand of peppermint extract that worked the best for me was mccormick. you should be able to find it in most stores (i found mine in the equivalent of Cosco, Giant Eagle, Great Bear, Sam's Club, or whatever your local equivalent is). well, just get 1 small glass bottle (a clean canada dry tonic water bottle works best), some mediocre/decent tree (i used half heads, half mids), and some time. break up all the tree or grind it up if you want. and some people ay take out the seeds and/or stems, but i say leave it all in. THC is one of the most commonly found and active cannabanoid in weed. so i believe that even the seeds and stems should go in. come on. we're just going to strain it later anyway. c'mon. seeds? yep! TRUST ME. so dump all peppermint extract (5 oz.) into the canada dry bottle, and carefully place the ground/broken up weed inside (NOTE: i'm not presumptuous enough to deliniate the "proper" ratio ot extract to weed. however, i will share with you what worked for me. i used 5 oz. of extract and i'd say roughly 6.5 grams of tree (about equal parts mids and heads) the peppermint extract will have a VERY pungent odor, although merely opening the bottle will make the whole room smell (i believe a similar substance can be found in those scented oils some people use). i got some on my eye, and it stung like a motha, but left a cool, fresh sensation on my eyelid. and let me just say this real quick. do NOT, under any circumstanes, drink the peppermint extract plain. i mean, if you wanna do it just to spite me, go ahead, i'm not gonna stop you. however just know that it will NOT be pleasant. additionally, due to its high alcohol content, the extract will evaporate very quickly (several times as quickly as water does), so do everything quickly and carefully. well, with the weed and peppermint extract safely in the bottle, give it a good shake. in fact, give it several hundred shakes if you want to. just make sure that you could say for certain that there is definitely no dry weed in the bottle. then screw the lid on VERY tightly and wrap it in dark fabric (navy blue or black is ideal), and put it in the corner of a bookshelf. let it sit for however long you want. i'm just cooking up a batch myself and i plan on trying it every few days to see how potent it is. and before i forget to tell you, check on it at least 5 times a day to makes sure it hasn't leaked. i put mine in a cleaned out soap container, and while it was up on my bookshelf i thought to myself, why, the room smells like peppermint. well, yep. it was fucking leaking. thank god i saved it, otherwise the whole process would have been a complete waste of time, weed, and extract. that was when i transeferred it to the canada dry bottle. i reccomend using a glass bottle becuase, well, glass rarely leaks.
so, when you have finally waited a few days, take the shit out, and strain it with a coffee filter. squeeze EVERYTHING out of the filter. the liquid should be some type of gree or brown (obviously depending on which type of bud you used and the length of time the bud was immersed in the extract). you should have a bit more than 5 oz. of green dragon. remember, the alcohol extracted stuff from the weed. the green color is simply due to the color or the leaves diffusing into the alcohol. thc is obviously colorless. and keep in mINd that this should all be done very quickly. after you have the stuff, try this. this is a very convenient way to carry around your green dragon. if you smoke lots like me, you'll have a ready supply of eye drops. well, use up a Visine (this brand will work best), and put the GD in there. that way, you can carry it around anywhere you go and sneak a few drops into a shitty meal to make it fabulous, or 8-16 drops into the brownie mix (plus you'll get a sweet ass peppermint taste!!)!. and the great thing about GD is that it works in an extended release system, meaning that it acts in much the way a carbohydrate would upon entering the body. it's a long term high, as loading yourself with carbohydrates (bread, pasta,) would induce a long term energy gain. well, if you have any questions, i'm going to be monitoring this board. hope the GD works well for you. Just remember, NEVER try more than a few drops of any NEW green dragon. it could be extremely potent and you could wind up quite sick. try a maximum of 6 drops from a Visine of any new GD, but no more. if, after 90 minutes (on an empty stomach possibly a bit longer), you desire more, go for it. the thing is, it may be tempting to chug down the whole thing when the process is finally complete, but finding the amount to take that is perfectly suited for YOUR body is worth experimenting with the dosage. if you've stuck with me this far, congratulations. i think i've covered every important aspsect of green dragon. Good Luck!!!!!