First off we will start with all the materials needed to pull this off:
- Cannabis ( bud, shake, trimmings, leaves. one or all )
- Isopropyl Alcohol 99% ( how much depends on how much material you have to make your oil with )
- A white 100% cotton pillow case
- Two 5 gallon buckets
- A few mason jars
- coffee filters
- Electric Frying pan with heat control ( deep dish prefered )
- A measuring cup or some other easy pouring device
- Vials ( or what ever you want to put your oil in when its complete )
- A hard plastic card ( unimportant card, not your bank card, it will be ruined )
- Fire extinguisher ( just incase, safety first! )
There is 1 or 2 parts that are kind of tricky doing it yourself unless you rig something up. I did that one time and i recomend you have a partner help you out with this.
The most important thing of all is DO NOT do this in an enclosed area, make sure you have alot of ventilation.
Now i have done this all in 1 day before but it makes for a long day, so i break it up into 2 days. day 1 i do all the "prep work" and day 2 i do the cooking. here we go:
Step 1: you need to make sure that your cannabis is frozen, i always keep my "oil bags" in the freezer all year round while i collect it. Take your cannabis and put it on your pillow case. do not stuff it inside the pillow case like you would a pillow, you want to lay it flat, pile the weed on there and make it into a bowl.
Step 2: Hold your filled pillowcase over the 5 gallon bucket and pour the isopropyl into the pillowcase. **do not let the pillowcase sit in the isopropyl that is in the bucket you only want it to pour through**
This is my jug of isopropyl and the bucket i use....still has some leftovers in it from last time
Step 3: Our Isopropyl has all the good stuff in it so now we have to do the fine filtering to get all the dust and any little particles that may still be in there. To do this we get a few mason jars ( because it will take a while if you just use 1 mason jar ) put a coffee filter in the top of the jar and fold it to lip over top of the edge of the jar and then screw the lid overtop of it to hold it in place.
The liquid looks dark because there is alot in there....its actualy pretty clear with a goldish brown colour to it. youl see in another pic.
Step 4: Use your measuring cup/pouring device and scoop the Isopropyl out of the bucket and pour it into the jars letting it filter through the coffee filter ( you may need to change the filters a few times before you go through the whole bucket ) when the jar is full pour it into your second 5 gallon bucket *** Make sure your second bucket is very clean, buy a new bucket everytime you make oil and rinse it with plain water ***
This is where i stop on day one so i pop the lid on the bucket and it sits overnight til i come back the next day to cook it.
Step 5: Get your cooking spot set up with fans blowing right over your electric frying pan and your fire extinguisher at the ready should you have to use it ( i have never had to use it, i always do things on the safer side. it doesnt matter how long it takes to cook as long as it gets cooked without going up in flames...that shit is serious )
There is another fan in there blowing its just back behind the fan you can see in the pic.
This is the frying pan i used...its actualy a skillet.
Step 6: Use your measuring cup/pouring device and scoop the Isopropyl out of the bucket and into the frying pan. you can set your frying pan to 225 degrees farenheit and let it cook. once the liquid has burned down low, pour more in and let it burn down again, and repeat until you have burned through the whole bucket of isopropyl. *** I DO NOT recomend that you cook it on any higher temperature then 225. especaily when you get down to the bitter end you should have it set to 200.
the first pour cooking
Third pour cooking
It takes a while to cook it all....but better to spend a day cooking then to catch yourself on fire because you have no patients. ** each pour takes me about an hour to cook through **
Step 7: OK so we have poured the last of our isopropyl into the fryer, we are just so anxious to see what the outcome will be, but first we have to prepare, get your card out and when the liquid is realy starting to get down just drag your card slowly from one side of the pan to the other and when its getting down to the oil you will amke a gap that will slowly fill in, once this starts happening turn your cooker down to max 200.
Step 8: Keep dragging your card around and keeping the oil moving. the next most important thing is dont think your finished because you like the pile of oil that you see....there is still isopropyl in there cook it all out, if you dont the only one you are cheating is yourself. you might have more but it wont be nearly as good and its not good for you, if you want some real potent oil cook it all out! i would rather have 1 vial of properly cooked oil then 5 vials of undercooked oil. this is what oil with isopropyl in it will look like while its still cooking.
Step 9: so your oil is looking like the picture above, if it is bubbling like that and you can still smell the isopropyl cooking out of it then obviously keep cooking. If you are having a hard time figuring out if its still cooking isopropyl out of it or not take your lighter and put the flame to the bubbles, it should ingite and the flame will probably spread to nearby bubbles if it is doing this then keep cooking. if it is bubbling just a little bit, you cant smell isopropyl cooking out of it when you put your nose close to the oil and it doesnt catch on fire when you put your lighter to the bubbles its probably done. i like to let it go just a tiny bit longer to realy make sure its all gone. this is what oil looks like when the fryer is still on and its finished cooking.
Step 10: Getting the oil from the pan to the vial. I let the pan cool down so the oil is thick so you can scoop it with your card without having it run off on you before you are ready. so you got your glob of oil on your card and you hold your card on an angle so that the oil will run off the corner of the card in a little stream into your vial when you heat it up with your lighter. dont put the flame directly on the card. you dont want to burn the plastic or any of that bad stuff, jsut hold the flame a little bit away from the card and oil just enough to heat the oil and make it run off.
I forgot to take pics of this part while i was doing it so i scrounged a little off the pan to show you. normaly there would be alot more oil on the card.
Eventualy you wont have a pile of oil to scoop but there is still lots on that pan! turn the pan on again and scrounge all the last bit of oil that you can, let it cool down a bit and put the last of your hard earned black gold into its vial.
Here you have the final product
Now let me tell you, i spread a light layer of oil on a paper and throw a .1 - .2 of bud on it, smoke it with 3-4 people and it kicked our ass' for 3 hours
I hope that now you to can have this kind of oil
il throw a pic of a slicked joint soon along with a how to roll an oiled joint as an edit just incase you might be a first timer. didnt think to take a pic of the first one i had. Enjoy!