Alcohol Tincture constuct, info from hobbes...
by, 07-09-2011 at 07:43 PM (340 Views)
[QUOTE=Bad Beat;5943064][B][COLOR="lime"]You said it should be green?[/COLOR][/B] Hmmm I used the hot quick method. 4 weeks dry and cured outdoor sativa 3.6grams, good pot to smoke.
I decarbed at 285F, or 140C for 30 mins in a make shift Aluminuim foil tray I made by repeatedly folding it for strength.
The herb had been finely chopped with sciccors to perfect consistenceny.
Water bathed at 50-68 degrees Celsius for 25 min in 100 proof London Dry Gin.
Reaction was a little foamy, not even, just a few bubbles round the edge, and gentle swirling and turning. The appearence in the jar was of golden green like when making clarified bud butter, and I was excited.
... I will just mention here that I didn't wash or rinse the heads before starting as this herb was in a burp jar...
So anyway a Golden Yellowy bright lime green in the jar in the bath, 60mls had reduced as stated to 28 ml or 1 oz exactly. Thus I believe my methid was exact, then I strained and the liquid itself came out a murky amber with a golden sublimity to it. I then went a step further by forcing the solution through a 5.0 micron Wheel filter for Pharmalogical use, which really cleaned it up by making sure any organic material was left in the filter. The result was a deep Golden Amber honey coloured solution that is transparent. Sort of looks similar to ultra refined Hash oil but it is a solvent! It smells strong of both gin and weed I think?
Anyway what I'm trying to get at is I follwed the method and got a beautiful looking and smelling and tasting product, [COLOR="#ff8c00"]No ass water here!! But its not green!!!!! Its Amber??[/COLOR] Whats up with it? I smoke too much to properly gauge its strength. Any Ideas or science on what went wrong? Hmmmm a little disapointed that I may have wasted good weed? Please reply either here or PM.
Cheers your a wealth of info Hobbes. Love your work[/QUOTE]