Recently, I've been very interested in developing a glycerin based tincture for people that don't like the idea of consuming even trace amounts of high proof ethanol or have problems metabolizing medication that way. I've read just about everything you can find within the first 20 results on google (yes including that 50+ page thread on that other message forum that features campy adverts with buds slathered all over naked boobs and butts). From what I found, there's a few different techniques that are commonly talked about - slow cooking, isomerization (?) with BHO, fresh ground buds / mixing with a jar / waiting for months. They all probably get the job done just fine depending on what your goals are. So I decided to just cook up my own batch using only a few modifications from my alcohol based technique; substituting alcohol with a 100% glycerin product I found at a pharmacy.
The first try I cooked up a small 8th using a strain that I really enjoy called MK Ultra. Since I have an alcohol equivalent to compare it to, there is a loose standard that I can reference to gauge how effective my process is. After some effort and a little patience, I ended up with a thick dark sludge that really goops up my dropper. Since I'm a good guinea pig for the first batch, I tried my first dose @ 1 ml a few hours before bed the other night in some tea. It wasn't bad tasting at all. Within the first few minutes I started to feel it take affect. Within 10 minutes, I felt pretty damn stoned.
It's a bit premature but compared to my alcohol based, MK Ultra tincture, the glycerin based tincture took hold in about half the time, was easily way more intense however it fell flat quite quickly. I did sleep well and didn't wake up like when I don't dose so I can say it was effective, at least for my own sleep issue.
Could anyone who has experimented with both glycerin and alcohol based tinctures comment on their experience with glycerin based tinctures and their differences? I know glycerin tinctures can be taken sublingually (under the tongue). Is that more ideal?Thanks!!!