Edit: Smoove - I can't believe I forgot! Reading the Martini Hash gave me the initial idea. Totally deserves the credit.
Cheers, guys. Thanks for being. This bowl's for you.
On to the journal.
4 Pyrex dishes - $5.00+/ea. = $20.00
The square ones seem to be easier to scrape. Straight edges, straight razor...makes sense.
99% Isopropyl Alcohol - $2.00 (x2)
Reusable coffee filter - $1.78
A normal paper coffee filter will not let resin glands pass through. And a bowl to set it in when I'm not using it.Razor - $0.33/ea. (10x$3.29)
25mL Pipet- $10.75
Turkey Baster - $1.00
Attached to the pipet with tape to provide controlled suction, though a more permanent solution would be better; if alcohol get up into the baster, the unit must be cleaned and rebuilt.
17g Afgoo Includes buds and trim. stems separated for another experiment.
"The Set Up"
Total Setup Cost - $36.82
Total Process Cost - $4.00/oz. (?)
Chop - Pulverize your buds. I used a small food processor.
Wash - Place the bud pulp into the coffee filter, set it into a pyrex pan (small one) and pour about 8oz of Isopropyl (1/2 of a 16oz. bottle) over the buds. Soak as much as possible and let the alcohol drain into the dish.
Repeat - For the second wash, I agitate the buds by swirling the filter and use the rest of the iso in that bottle.
For the third wash, the second bottle is slowly poured off into the third dish, then press down with the back end of a spoon to strain the pulp dry.
"Wash trays in order: 1, 2, 3"
Note: I scoped the pulp with an optic loop at this point and while much of the THC is gone, there are still small glands clinging to the leaves, so I'll be running another batch with this same bud tomorrow, reusing the alcohol from this run.
Freeze - Alcohol can't freeze when put in the freezer, but oil can.
I placed the dish near the front, propped up on one end by some hamburger meat so the liquid collected in the "v" of the lower side's tilted corner.
Notice the resin solute in the "beach" near the top and increasing towards the deep end.
The dish is in the freezer, and I'm hittin' the sack. Tomorrow, I'll separate the waste from the resin and purge.
Edited by GrapeStreet, 18 July 2010 - 04:21 AM.