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Cannabis Cafe forums; Originally Posted by smokinjs
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It makes the THC resin fall off the buds easier since it's cold.
Originally Posted by faralos
Also you should at least dry your weed a little before before putting it in the alcohol. If not you could get excess water that would probably dilute the final drink a little. But you definitely don't have to cure it or anything, a few days drying will be fine.
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wait a second...i can make full melt bubble from fresh, uncured buds?
why not cure
curing takes the taste of chems out and makes the bud more potent;
you get more crystal development also
making any drink from better cured buds = better drink
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have you heard of decarboxylation? what it does is turn the tetrahydocanabolic acid (THCA) into delta-9 THC. after pulverizing your trim you put your grass on a cookie sheet heat oven to exactly 325 degrees and bake it for 5 minutes. now the thca has been turned to thc. put the trim in your container and pour your alcohol over it. let it sit for 2 wks minimum stiring or gently shaking once a day.
The plant matter does not need to be dry to make green dragon. Its called Green dragon because in most cases its made from still green plant material, and a portion of chloro is transfered to the solvent, and it gains a green tint.
Dried / cured material already has most of the chloro gone. Dried material can be harder to filter as well.
It really only affects your potency goal - 1 oz of wet material vs 1 oz of dry, etc. Obviously 1 oz of dry material is a hell of a lot more than 1 oz of wet plant matter.
Thats the real fun of making green dragon, or butter - you never know exactly how much you are getting in the material.
I use about 4-5 oz of wet trim, stems, crap buds, etc to a fifth of Barcardi 151. I shoot for 1 liquid ounce to be about 3-5 gram dose. I never can get it that strong though. One bottle is about 28 shots - so one good party with 8-12 people and its practically done.
I just made butter with 48 ounces of butter to about 6.5 oz of trim, and it came out a tiny bit under powered. 1 good dose is about 6-7 grams of butter. Good for a brownie recipe, but a little too much butter to put on toast for me.
Also the chemical extraction process activates the THC in both green dragon and butter, you dont need to cook it all beyond your normal heating procedure for the the butter.
Last edited by LiquidJethro; 03-23-2008 at 05:23 PM.
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Originally Posted by Taipan
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Yes, although you will probably want to dry your buds in the oven first. I've been doing a lot of experimentation w/ tinctures lately, and I have used some wet bud. I like to grind my bud, then put it on some foil in the oven @ 285F for 30 minutes. If it is fresh off the plant, you may want to quick dry it a little bit first so you don't kill your grinder.
Originally Posted by LoopDigga
I should add that to this point, all of my tinctures have been made on the stove, not soaked for more than an hour or so. Although I do have some getting a 2 week soak right now so I can compare results.
Check out www.greendragonsoda.com
I use their stovetop recipe quite a bit and am pretty happy with the results.
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