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Making and using Tincture in the
Cannabis Cafe forums; Hey guys,
About 2 months ago I made my first tincture. I ground up about 10 grams of Medium Grade ...
Making and using Tincture
About 2 months ago I made my first tincture. I ground up about 10 grams of Medium Grade buds and then put them on a cookie sheet and put it in the oven for 2 minutes on 275 to decarb it.
I then put it in a mason jar and put about 1 and a half cups of Pure Grain Alcohol Everclear in it and then shook it pretty intensely for about 5 minutes. I then stored it and every night for about 3 weeks I would shake it again for 5 minutes.
After 2 weeks I reduced the mixture to make it more potent. I put it in simmering water with the lid off and stirred it every so often until it reduced enough.
I then let it sit for another week then strained it until there was just a dark green liquid in my container. The mixture now was about a 3/4 cup. I then stores it in a dropper bottle and let it sit for another 2 weeks before i tried it.
I tried half a dropper and it did nothing.
Next day I tried a bit more and nothing
Week later I tried an entire dropper and still felt nothing.
It is now a month or so later and I just mixed 2 full droppers with a bit of orange juice and drank it. I am hoping I will feel something from this. I havent eaten all day and I am hoping that will kick it in.
If this doesn't work what do you guys think I did wrong?
Any help would be great. I just got 2 plants worth of trim from my harvest and I am trying to decide if I should make tincture again or hash. I would really like to make tincture but my first encounter so far looks like a fail.
Although it has been about 40 minutes and I feel a bit of something. It feels like a head rush and my heart is racing. Doesnt feel like a "high" feeling... Feels closer to some sort of anxiety or something. I dont know... I will see how I feel in an hour or so and report back if It gets better or worse.
Thanks for any help or comments
You need to decarb longer for one thing. I never made a tincture, but I make bho all the time for my hubby's cancer treatment. I decarb at @ 225 degrees for one hour. I have had excellent results. I am interested to try the tincture though!
update on the buzz i was feeling. It was nothing
Hey cindysid, thanks for your reply. It is funny you say that. Because when I was making this tincture I was on here asking questions and everyone thought the baking first technique was insane. I thought that might have ruined it after reading that. So now I feel good again hearing you do it for the BHO. But it still isnt strong enough to do anything. 2 eye droppers and nothing. I am curious where I messed up.
could it be there is no fats to interact with the thc? distill it down to powder an smoke it. what do you have to lose?
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First off, you've made Green Dragon. Best stored and made in the fridge or freezer. Reducing it further will increase the strength.
3/4 cup = 180 ml. 180ml/10g means 18ml = 1g.
So 3 teaspoons of your mix is a bit less than 1 gram of weed, a few drops aren't going to do it.
Best way to take an alcohol tincture, is under the tongue...but it burns.
To decarb, I bake at 140F until the pot is over dry. Works great, can't burn your pot at that temperature.
I wish I could get "Pure Grain Alcohol Everclear", I have to use ISO to extract, then I mix it with 151 rum or whatever.
iMO ever clear is way too harsh. Brandy doesn't burn at all under my tongue. Just source the most pure alcohols you have access to to avoid contamination. I heard rum is not a good choice.
maybe you baked the THC off the shit in the oven! i dont put mine in the oven at all...BTW tincture isnt that great for getting you high, more of a body pain reliever. if your a heavy smoker especially dont be surprised if you dont get "high" off it at all. body slam a couple tables, try some and get back with us in the morning
I used 2 full eye droppers worth. And still nothing. Not sure how many ml is in 1 eye dropper though.
Originally Posted by Hugo Phurst
Really? That's a bummer. A friend of mine told me he couldnt move off his couch and was higher then he ever has been in his life off of tincture some hippie guy he knew gave him. So of course I go super excited and wanted to make it, which I did and now nothing. I tried to ask my friend to get in touch with the hippie guy to see how he made it, but the guy dropped of the face of the earth supposedly. So that sucks.
Originally Posted by drolove
Anyway, thanks for all the comments guys. I am def learning a lot.
Does anyone know how to get it much more potent? What is the difference between green dragon and tincture?
Is this possible?
Originally Posted by lokie