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Cannabis Cafe forums; So I've been looking up various methods of making a cannabis tincture i.e. alcohol, glycerin.
One thing that's still not ...
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Cannabis tincture....decarb necessary?
So I've been looking up various methods of making a cannabis tincture i.e. alcohol, glycerin.
One thing that's still not clear to me is if decarboxylation is necessary or not. I know people do it, but is it a must?
I know THC is not orally bioavailable unless it's heated, which is why brownies do what they do.
But since THC is fat-soluble, wouldn't dissolving it in alcohol or glycerin make it bioavailable as well? Without having to decarb it?
my limited experience is it's probably a good idea
i tried making tincture without decarb
boiled about a gram of broken up bud with 80 proof vodka
let it boil right down to almost dry, thought that would decarb enough
re-added vodka back to original volume
tincture under the tongue was OK, but nothing i would repeat, mild body buzz from maybe 10 drops under the tongue
i'm guessing decarb in the oven would have helped
I tried making it without decarb and was un-successful. left like 4 grams in a shot-glass of 160 proof for 1 week. felt no effects from the whole shot worth.
You will definitely need to heat the stuff up first. This is not a big deal; just preheat your oven for 325 and let it sit for a few minutes on a sheet of aluminum foil. Whoila, decarbed. After this you will either need to cook it in alcohol (everclear is best) for the speed of extraction/power, or you can just let it sit in a jar for AT LEAST 2 weeks before you drink it.
If you choose to cook it, DO NOT let the alcohol boil (get near 170 degrees) and DO NOT use a flame burner!
If you let it sit, keep it somewhere dark and shake it at least once a day. Do not put it in the freezer - basic chemistry tells us that lower temperatures slow chemical reactions - and thus the cooking method is explained.
Also, decarbing is not possible just by cooking the alcohol and pot together. I'm not sure at exactly what temperatures it occurs, but it's probably slightly different for each of the many, many psychoactive chemicals in pot and 170 definitely isn't hot enough for the THC, which is what you are going after.
A properly made cocktail will put you down for many hours. It is an awesome high.
search the forum if you want to find the best recipes it's not very hard lol.
even hit google. make sure you decarb first!!! i haven't experimented to find the best decarb recipe but i would say 220f for maybe 10 minutes.. but i haven't a real clue!! so find out yourself!!
this guy seems to know what he's talking about
Last edited by mikejuwanna; 01-04-2011 at 02:22 PM.
yeah you want to heat it up first.
i'm going to have to do one of these 'tincutres'
i'm going to do it with 151 though....
yea decarb it at 300 degrees for 5 min on tinfoil then use a double boiler with a strong fan above for about 20 min and bam you got green dragon. I use and eight of chronic and start with 2 ounces of McCormicks mint extract and it ends up being about 1 1/2 ounces of liquid at the end. I take 2-4 mL at a time and if fucks me up pretty good for a couple hours. Make sure to take it when your hungry and wait till you get high to start eating.
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