Another Tincture Thread - Try it, Youll like it

Discussion in 'Incredible, Edible Herb' started by PsychedelicSam, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. I left a detailed answer on your thread on the how and why.
    Short processing = wide awake amped up ride.
    Long Cooks = Great sleep aid.

    With the 1 to 3 tablespoon amount I make each time only 20 minutes is actually needed.
    I think I know what I'm doing after this long at making and taking the mothers helpers.

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  2. A lot of the cannabis beverage and syrup products use an emulsifier, usually glycerin, to help with that although they still need shaking before use. I've made syrups that will dissolve in water based drinks and while they blend right in, there's always that cannabis oil sheen on the surface.

    The new water-based products that they have now are interesting. I've tried a powder which did completely dissolve clearly but it was only 10mg and I didn't notice anything from that small amount. It's a technology that is making big strides in the CBD market so I expect to see more of it for the med/rec market, too. They use microemulsion technology for that. :)
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  3. I think you're getting the hang of it. :)
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  4. Greetings, GiggleBlizzard, and thanks for joining our conversation.

    There's a lot of variables when you're making butter or oil depending on your preparation and that means decarb or no decarb. This in turn determines the effects and it is based on cooking time.

    A lot of people complain that their edibles put them to sleep which isn't what they wanted it for. As Brass stated, cooking too long will make your product more sedative in nature, even a racy Sativa but not cooking long enough isn't good, either. I don't believe that anyone has done a study focusing on this to try to determine the optimal range. I'd like to do that but don't have the resources.

    It will depend on your decarb. If you decarb first then you won't need that long. Some say 20 minutes up to 2 hours but no longer. If you don't decarb then the time stretches to about 12 hours for it to be active but not sedative. Of course, there will be other things come into play such as whether you use water, stovetop or crockpot and temperature.

    Of course, I make my butter/oil differently than just about anyone but it's a little more work than most people want to do. :sneaky:
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  5. So this is the 2nd time I'm using leftover material to make something. And this is the 2nd time this has happened. It's not as bad this time, but once the ISO was almost all gone I took it off my coffee maker and moved it under the vent that leads outdoors in my kitchen, it was also closer to the fan now too. I went outside and Vaped some weed real quick (its a dynavap M and you can kill the whole thing in under 2 minutes, the hits are very strong for a vaporizer!) and I smoked a cig, so maybe 8 minutes I was outside. I came back and it looked like perfect timing, all the alcohol was gone and the gooey stuff was all moving and didn't looked like it was starting to get hard at all. I put 2tsp of coconut oil in it and alittle less then a full teaspoon full of olive oil and used the Teaspoon measurer to stir it. Not everything was mixing after a few minutes so I put it back on the coffee maker for maybe 15 minutes, then I started to stir it again and there were a few black clumps and some stuff stuck to the bottom of the jar. I scraped as much as I could off the jar and tried spreading it around in the jar and letting the oils dissolve it. That didn't seem to help at all, so I decided to collect it off the teaspoon and easily rolled it into a ball. I put that on a lid and left it there overnight. Some of it dissolved into a pool of oil around the ball. So I threw alittle more oil on top of the ball and alittle more dissolved in the last 24 hours. Wish I took pictures at each step. I'll go take 1 now but do you think I evaporated it too far? Or maybe I should have winterized it 1st? Just never really seen this when making regular GD, although because of humidity in NJ I have had to reduce 190 proof to RSO then add back an ounce or 2 of alcohol. And occasionally doing that I'll come across a Small amount of a reddish waxy looking stuff that just will never dissolved back into the Everclear. Just wondering if you have any ideas about what this stuff in either situation might be. Also since I learned humidity could be a factor if using natural evaporation when making GD I came up with a solution to save myself from losing more alcohol when it evaporates. And it could possibly be used to save alcohol when people need to use 151.
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  6. But when I decarbe bud it's always in a sealed mason jar and then goes straight into the freezer without being opened. When you finally open it your losing terps and degraded terps and whatever else, you can smell that your losing a very strong smell at least. But as soon as I open the frozen jar I inhale the aroma(still swear I get a buzz from it) then I pour in the frozen Everclear.

    Then after both washes/rinses and before I reduce or evaporate anything I remove just less then the 1 ounce or whatever amount of alcohol I want to finish with. I seal this up in a separate bottle or jar, then I either naturally evaporate the alcohol or put it on my coffee maker for a quick evaporation. When it's evaporated down to a very small amount with alcohol still in it then I'll add it to the 1 ounce or whatever amount of alcohol I removed before evaporation. Or since it's easy to miss when it's gone from still having alcohol to becoming a milky watery mess, then I'll just take it down to RSO and mix it with the 1 ounce or whatever I removed before evaporation. Figured this at least saves 1 ounce of alcohol every time if someone was making GD with 151. And it might possibly help retain slightly more terps, but I'm not sure about that part
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  7. Why did Stiggy leave? what's up with that
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  8. He's been permanently banned. It wasn't his choice. Don't know why for sure. :confused_2:
  9. I'm not sure what's going on with that. It could be specific to iso. A depletion batch is going to be heavier on the polar compounds and waxes and those don't always dissolve when the goo is reconstituted so you may get clumps that don't. Winterizing might help. :mellow:
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  10. #20410 OneE, Nov 8, 2018 at 11:49 PM
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    Well..... thats good to hear ---- I got the feeling/impression that it was because of much more serious health issues....
    Edit to add --- I got that feeling from the kinda cryptic good bye....
    Edit II --- didn't mean to imply its good he got banned, just that it wasn't something health related.....

    Good to see too that uploading files is back..... I was kinda bummed when that went away. When did they bring that back?
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  11. I don't know. I don't think that I've ever used that function. :mellow:
  12. That really sucks!
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  13. Yeah I think I'll try making a depletion batch with Everclear next time and see if that helps. And then if it still happens again I'll make sure to try winterizing it.

    It's not in ISO anymore, it's in a small amount of coconut oil and olive oil. I'm thinking I should just use a coffee filter to remove as much of the clumpy stuff as possible, I got some of it to dissolve in the oil after letting it sit for 2 days, then I tried heating it for a few minutes thinking maybe more would dissolve but seems like that just added more stuff that I had to scrape from the bottom
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