Cooking With Cannabis
Boiling weed in H2O2 with a Lipid Cap in the
Cannabis Cafe forums; Hi there everyone. I'd like to run a thought experiment by you guys to see what sticks.
I've been reading ...
Boiling weed in H2O2 with a Lipid Cap
Hi there everyone. I'd like to run a thought experiment by you guys to see what sticks.
I've been reading lately that there's a debate concerning the denaturation point of THC as well as the best way to avoid this point while inducing the bonding of thc to the fats in butter or cooking oil. Normally one bonds thc to oil while cooking by simplying simmering weed in butter for hours. In that way the thc decarbs from the weed and is absorbed into the oil, as in that environment the oil is more readily available than o2. Some say that cooking above 220 (f) is essential to physically transfer thc from the weed fiber to the oil, yet others suggest at this tempurature the thc will decarb and, if exposed to atmosphere, be obsorbed by o2.
So what about boiling an oz of weed in good ole Hydrogen peroxide, then capping the solution with a layer of olive oil? The H2O2 solution will both boil at a slightly higher temp than pure water, allowing for a furthering of the catalytic decarb process, and at the same time limit the absolute temperature of the thc to sub vaporizing temperatures (as the h202 solution will boil before reaching the denaturing temperature of thc). Further, any conversion of H2O2 to H2O and O2 will draw the THC up through the water into the fat layer. Eventually the water will boil away, leaving a lipid layer rich in THC. Instead of waiting for it to evaporate, one could decant the oil or put the remaining solution into a plastic water bottle with an adjustable lid, turn it upside down and wait for it to seperate, and then squeeze out the water layer.
Also, has anyone ever tried filling a ballon with weed and then expanding the ballon with pure O2? Anyone know how soluable THC is in O2 at room temperature?
Thanks for reading! Your comments and questions are welcome!
Last edited by Lipidbased User Name; 05-24-2012 at 08:38 PM.