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Discussion in 'Weed Edibles' started by 420nChill, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Hi guys . I'm a little confused if someone can help me, Does RSO need decarbing to be activated or its already active? Or its activated when evaporating the alchol? Or does it depend weather the herbs been decarbed first or not? So confused

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  2. I've been doing this for a long time and we absolutely decarb. Some people do it at beginning stages and some wait almost until the end.
  3. RSO won't be very psychoactive unless it's decarbed, which can be done before or after making the RSO.
    I think before is easier.
    The heat used to remove alcohol won't decarb much at all.
    Also, decarb before grinding, if grinding is to be done, because decarb removes most of the stickiness, and makes grinding easier.
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  4. How can it be done before making the rso? I decarbed my flowers before I made the rso so the rso is already active and doesn't need decarbing again afterwards? Or it needs decarb again still when it's in the form of rso?

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  5. If you decarbed before making the rso, then no more decarbing is needed.
    If you were to dilute with oil, many people also use lecithin plus heat infusion to make it more digestible.
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  6. Hi and thankyou. I was told I still need to decarb even if decarbed before earlier by someone else... so is there much benefit to decarb firstly if can decarb the rso afterwards for full activation???

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  7. Every batch of RSO I've made so far ( about 4 or 5 times ) has De-carbed itself during the alcohol boil down,
    Just like Rick Simpson said it would....And I wouldn't want it to be any more potent than it is !
  8. Since Rick Simpson made his oil, and later created his Phoenix Tears website, much experience has been gained by many other people, and there are safer, better, and easier procedures available.

    The boiling point of ethanol is about 175 F, and to decarb at that temperature in air takes 8 hours.
    Decarb in oil is much longer than decarb in air, and decarb in alcohol, even if possible, is probably different too.

    RSO and its near twin FECO should be decarbed exactly once, either before, or after.

    Either there is a hidden decarb happening in your procedure, or the small, partial decarb from alcohol boiloff is enough to get you high.

    If there is no significant decarb, then your procedure is wasting the vast majority of the THC, and you instead are ingesting mostly non-phychoactive THC-A and only a small amount of THC.

    Decarbing would make the medicine go much further, because much smaller doses would have the same effect as now. Unless a THC-A oil is wanted.
  9. I've only used the 99% ISO so far, and maybe in slight excess,and maybe a little longer cook time,or whatever...
    But in the end result , a full 'grain of rice' sized dose was too much for me ,and two of my friends that tried we had to start using less at a time,for the first few days...So I don't think I'm missing much.THC..Just sayin'...
  10. I believe you are making a mistake.
    Edible users without edible experience can't judge the strength of a medicine.
    For example, if a poorly made edible that should contain 40 mg thc actually contains 10 mg because of insufficient decarb, then it will make low tolerance users wrongly believe it's very good.

    If you aren't decarbing exactly once, then you are leaving a lot of medicine behind.
    The only way to convince yourself of that would be to decarb a small amount and compare it with the un-decarbed, if in fact it isn't decarbed.
    You could do this with a single rice grain size piece.
    There isn't a single best decarb procedure, but 240 F for 40 min is the most popular.

    ISO is poison with trace amounts of potentially poisonous heavy compounds that don't distill away.
    If all goes well nothing bad will probably happen in the short term.
    Accidents are things that happen that we didn't think would happen, and I would take no chances with ISO.
    Those chances increase with prolonged use, and ailing bodies might not cope well with trace impurities.
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  11. I always went the extra mile and spent the needed coin to buy and only work with Drinking grade Ethanol. Most of the RSO we made was gifted to late stage cancer patients with compromised immune systems and I wanted to be sure not to introduce any possible contaminates into my Tinctures and the RSO I made from reducing it.

    It's why we bought the still to recover as much of that costly taxed Liquor as possible. Then when California outlawed even 151 proof all I can get now is 120 proof and that is not worth a crap for extraction and it all gets a pass through the still to remove most of that water.
    Same price as I was paying for 151 mind you.
    Greedy .gov

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  12. I'm pretty sure that 190 Everclear is still available here in Texas....I intend to check that out, before I make any more oil...The ISO does bring a lot of chlorophyll into the extract...
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