Jan 06 2015
gg, came across a QWET recipe that is similar to yours, but uses a little heat-in a method that I hadn't seen before. Cold wash, but with an oil bath to decarb. Thought you might be interested (if you haven't already seen it). http://www.420magazine.com/forums/cannabis-oil/217726-how-make-concentrated-cannabis-oil.html
Jan 10 2015
Just been awful busy with family and the weather. I will be doing that extraction comparison with the 200 proof as soon as I can.
I have 2 ounces of Querkle. One ounce will be extracted with the 192 proof polish vodka, the other with the 200 proof KleenXtract.
I have it all ready, just a matter of getting the time to do it.
Jan 27 2015
Hi gg, time for another update. I keep a jar of alcohol (Everclear) wash. From time to time I'll dump my AVB in to it. Everyday or so I'll give it a shake or two.
Recently, wife and I were defrosting our basement freezer and I found a gal bag of trim and sugar leaf from the last harvest. I dried this out, chopped it up and threw it into the wash jar. I had also recently finished a vile of a poor quality QWISO and could no longer scrape anything out of it, so I washed the vile and the dropper and threw that into the wash jar too.
After letting it sit for a bit and shaking it daily, I strained it off and then purged it into my ss pan on a coffee warmer with a large washer. Also had a fan blowing across it. I started off with about a cup + of liquid and when it was reduced about 50% I added two tablespoons of Coconut oil to it. (I've not found it easy to manipulate the extractions - moving from the pan into vials, etc. without making a mess, so I thought I'd give the C oil a try and it's easier to work with.)
The evaporation process was slow (by design) so I would turn the warmer off at the end of the day so I wouldn't dry it out. In the morning, the C oil was hardened with some liquid still on top. Smelled and tasted like Everlcear, so I turned the warmer on and continue the evaporation process. When it looked like the alcohol was gone, I again let it cool. This time it was completely hardened with no liquid on top. I warmed it and using a (one of those long plastic squeeze things-a-ma-jigs-whose-name-I can't-remember-at-the-moment) I filled the larger half of a "0" gel cap.
I figured that giving the materials - wash, old avb, trim, etc. that it wouldn't be to potent. To be sure, I cut a cap in half the first time. didn't get much out of it, but given it was the end of the cap that wasn't filled so there was little material in it, the lack of potency didn't surprise me. The second time, I took a full cap. Mistake! Way to much - lots of anxiety, a feeling of needing to hold on to the (chair) arm rests, etc. The next day I did a half cap, cutting it so there were somewhat equals amounts in both halves. Still to much! So now, I'm cutting them into 1/3s which gives me a pleasant buzz that lasts for about 4-5 hours.
Like previous experiments, I find that the second dosage never seems to be as strong. I don't understand this. It a quantity thing? Tolerance?, frame of mind? My next step is to take the 2nd dosage sooner.
I have to say I was very surprised at the potency of this oil. I might add I also added a tsp of lecithin to the coconut oil to help with the emulsification as well as the absorption. Maybe that had something to do with it.
I continue to experiment. Have you tried the Kleen-Xtract yet? Here's a couple of pics of the current crop. PineApple Trainwreck on the left, Gold Leaf on the right, then PT, then GL. Both at day 17 of 12/12.
Jan 27 2015
I am so behind on everything I don't even have anything flowering at the moment. Deaths in the family and just the regular chaos of winter! Trying to get another vehicle going EXPENSIVE.
I have the stuff all in the freezer and 2 Os of Querkle to compare with. All is ready, just too wiped out right now! Other stuff has been taking priority. Don't get me wrong, I am not complaining. I should be able to meet my deadline with my patients, well, maybe a bit late. But hey, two times in 6 years ain't bad!
As soon as I solve some minor issues I will get to the KX. Just don't like rushing things.
I can fully relate with the experience you had. The stuff probably had a lot of CBN. Heck, the stuff that was in the freezer may have even become naturally decarbed? Not sure if that can happen in the freezer.
With my oil, using the best buds I have, the second dose is always stronger. Especially with the ND oil. Three doses per day of the RSO is mind blowing for me. I can't even imagine what three doses of the ND oil would be like!
Cool! Thanks for sharing. Nice looking plants there too!
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