Concentrates and Extracts
who has experience with thermos extraction? in the
Cannabis Cafe forums; i have only been able to find a little info on the thermos butane soak method..
im wondering if anyone ...
who has experience with thermos extraction?
i have only been able to find a little info on the thermos butane soak method..
im wondering if anyone has experience doing it and when/how they prefer it..
i have over a lb of kief that is no longer selling and would much rather have some oil to smoke and spread around.
i have seen how to make the basic setup im more wondering if its worth it.. is the yield better?
& do you have to have it in your freezer while its soaking or doesnt that risk an explosion?
or would i just be better off mixing it with sugar trim and blowing it through my tubes?
any tips/advice are appreciated
650Baquet gots this downnnnnnnnnnnn. dunno exactly how it works. but cold is key!
You don't have to put it back in the freezer, the thermos will keep it below freezing for a couple hours. Periodically swirl it gently to clear the boundary layers, but otherwise just let it sit in the shade with a towel covering it.
Originally Posted by greenja
It doesn't dissolve rapidly at zero F, so it will take a couple of hours and you can always wash it again to get anything you left the first time.
A tube of herb and kif is another good way to do it. The herb prevents clogging.
You can extract it without herb using a Terpenator, if you use a 6" column.
The guy with the most time thermos extracting that I'm aware of, is probably Jump. If he doesn't catch this, send him a PM and pick his brain.
Last edited by Fadedawg; 07-13-2013 at 07:19 AM.
Yes...PLEASE DO NOT PUT BACK IN FREEZER.
It seems that you already know the consequences of doing so.
It could potentially blow the door right off, I've seen pics, not a pretty sight.
Just what FD said, the thermos insulation will keep it liquid long enough.
The Emerald Rectangle
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What I do is, when I leave it for 30 mins-2 hours to extract I put it in a small portable ice chest ( while covering it with a towel) to keep it nice and cold. I see this method working really well with kief. But ya no no in the freezer.
you can get those colemans stainless steel thermos' with the button tops, you could use that and use the button to releave any built up pressure while its outside, although it sounds like it wouldn't be to much of a problem, it still wouldn't hurt, putting it in an ice chest would work great as well
We leave the cork out, so that it doesn't build up pressure. Just the lid with the holes in it.
Originally Posted by torturekiller420
thanks, ive actually never done it with the thermos, iv sprayed into a mason jar sitting in a hotel style ice bucket filled with ice, but that was always bud, or bud and keif/hash.
Originally Posted by Fadedawg
It's the samething so you should be able to do just as good! I got a thermo to do it but I still need to break the inside (cup part) because it has some plastic which is bad :-/
Originally Posted by torturekiller420
Wow sorry for being to busy to even look. Lately since it's so damn hot out I've been placing my thermoses into an igloo cooler full of ice packs...dry ice would be better...and shutting the lid.
Keep in mind butane will pool up very very thick in the cooler so do be careful of ignition. that would be big boom i'm sure.
I performed my longest soaks ever the other weekend and finally had a little green extracted with the oil...wasn't quality trim and wasn't for me, my friend didn't care either. Good edibles he said.
Extracted for 10hrs the first soak and 8 the second soak...pretty much pointless to go that long anyways.
If you want uber bragging rights go ahead and soak the first round for 1hr-2hr IMO
But I go for quantity since it all seems to be really dank after winterizing anyways. 1st soaks are 3-5hrs then i refill and soak for another 6hrs.
Seems to be getting good results..check it:
Not the best pics but some really good TrainWreck extract. The final picture is the 1st extract on the left 2nd on the right. Idk if i heated too much during the vacuuming but the 1st wanted to change from shatter to wax fast. The 2nd stayed a nice shatter at 65-70F.
IMG_20130626_202344_341.jpg24oz wide mouth...super easy to pack/unpack. I think i need about four of these guys.
I don't know if i'll ever get a column haha...just don't need to i guess. Can't wait to see your results!
I LOVE RESULTS!!!!
...i really need to get some quality pics up...
Last edited by 650baquet; 07-14-2013 at 02:05 PM.