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Continous Stir Green Dragon?

Discussion in 'Seasoned Marijuana Users' started by darthsaki, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. hello. i'm making a batch of green dragon using the "closet method." that means im leaving some weed to soak in grain alcohol for a couple weeks to let the extraction take place. i've heard that its best to shake the liquid daily when using this method, but i was curious, would it make the process any more efficient or timely if the liquid was being stirred continuously? this would be done using a magnetic stir plate like you might find in a lab or in the tools used by someone brewing their own beer.

    wikipedia's article on a "tincture," which is another name for herbal extract, says the general process involves these two steps:
    • Herbs are put in a jar and a spirit of 40C pure ethanol is added
    • The jar is closed and left to stand for 2-3 weeks. It is shaken every once in a while
    i would have thought more stirring would always be better, but after reading this i'm curious if there might be a disadvantage to continuous stirring.

    thanks for the help
  2. I've done about three batches of GD and all I did was through a good amont of bud in a jar of 100 proof whiskey, let it sit for a month shaking it ocasionly. There was only enough for three of us and were all on the hefty side, and it graded us by the boo-boo. But the magnetic stirring is intriuging(?). my next batch is gonna be PD, purple dragon.
  3. i'm curious, what's purple dragon?

    i'm using half an ounce of mids in 6 oz of grain alcohol (190 proof). this is my second batch, the first was effective after only two weeks.

    i guess i'll have to experiment with the continuous stirring... maybe i'll set up an experiment.

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