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BadKat's CannaPharm: Canna Caps, UV Reactive Glowing Hash Candy, Canna 'Bombs' & More

Discussion in 'Cooking With Cannabis' started by BadKittySmiles, Mar 1, 2011.

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    BadKittySmiles

    BadKittySmiles Active Member

    Welcome to BadKat's CannaPharm. Featuring **Photo Tutorials** for: concenrated hash capsules,

    "UV Reactive Glowing Hash Candy", and "Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Canna 'Bombs'".

    More soon to come...

    I've shared this on other forums, and thought a few members here may find it useful [​IMG]


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    I'm BadKittySmiles, a seasoned grower, and practiced canna chemist,
    chef, what have you.
    I've been traveling the world for decades studying cannabis, its
    growth, breeding, harvesting, processing, I've visited and lived
    long term in several continents, established over a dozen small
    (multi-room) grows, and I have participated and contributed to
    various large organizations, warehouses and labs around the world.


    I’ve been working on a few photo-tutorial recipes that I know you
    folks can easily make in your own homes, without the need for any
    excessive or extravagant tools or materials. This will be something
    of a journal, documenting various methods and recipes. I won't
    talk too big or scare new or inexperienced folks away, I want to
    encourage asking questions, no question is too simple, or in any
    way stupid... as far as questions go, I only ask that you stay
    somewhat on topic if posting in the thread, and off-topic PM's are
    absolutely welcome if you're patient waiting for a reply lol. If
    you've tried 'google' and the search feature here, and still need
    further explanation, I'm not going to look down on you or make you
    feel silly for asking [​IMG]

    We’re focusing on a few of my favorite recipes, to start with,
    we're working on Canna Capsules.

    I may only get through one recipe today, so I’ll be reserving the
    immediate additional few posts right away for the following
    recipes... the photo portion I’ve been working on since last
    summer [​IMG] The writing portion, I’ve dragged my heels on until this
    very moment [​IMG]

    Don’t worry.. this will probably be my longest and most intensive
    post for information purposes, much of it shouldn’t need repeating
    for the following recipes.


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    For people with varying resources and facilities, I've completed
    -four- 4 full variations on making hash capsules. We'll be starting
    with the optimal variations, and we'll work our way down to the
    poor (or ‘ill-prepared’) mans caps.

    Our aim here is to transform roughly 5.5 grams of quality hash
    into 15 concentrated canna capsules, for a very intense and
    narcotic effect (which takes into consideration my daily smoking
    & edible-eating personal dose... yours should start at only .15g
    per cap, otherwise you may not enjoy the very (too)intense
    effects, and you could wind up spending the day, bent over a bin
    or a toilet).

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    What you'll need:

    - Minimum 5.0 grams sifted hash, or fine kief. We’re using hash collected from the strain

    “Devastating Train Wreck”.

    - Coconut Oil, 2.5 tsp- organic and mechanically extracted are good, naturally

    heat-deodorized is ok. I recommend the brands 'Now', and 'Garden of Life'.

    (Remember, if a single dose turns out much too strong for you, you can dilute it
    further with extra coconut oil until you achieve the desired effect. There is no rush
    so feel free to fill one capsule, try it before filling the rest, and see if changes are
    needed. These start out strong. Some of you will require less product per-cap.)

    - Pipette to fill your caps easily by hand, or of course a fancy cap-filling machine or tray.

    - Empty Gelatin Capsules Can't be veg/V-caps unless you intend on using them immediately

    - Optional oils, which as a patient with digestive-absorptive difficulties, I use for enhanced

    mobility and absorption of cannabinoids.. a mix of heavier to lighter oils will create an

    optimal and varied 'vehicle' for cannabinoids, cbd etc., however this is the perfectionist in

    me, and a single, quality coconut oil source will do just fine for most folks. I use:

    - Avocado - Almond - and -Castor- oils, in addition to the coconut, at an
    unmeasured rate of just a few drops each, per 2 teaspoons of coconut oil.

    Just be sure they are food grade.

    If you are uncertain, contact the supplier or manufacturer, or discontinue use.


    - Soy Lecithin: this is where the first two recipes differ.


    I made two near-exact batches to show the results side by side, one with lecithin, one

    without. It's cheap, easy to find, and it absolutely enhances the effects and absorption

    of cannabinoids. Further explanation below.

    - Ceramic oven-safe dish

    - Foil

    - Empty Pill Bottles

    - Desiccant sachet

    - size 00 GELATIN capsules.. they must be gelatin, if you use vegetarian,

    they'll disintegrate before you can use them.

    But if you must use V caps, you'll have to take them almost immediately, and I'd

    recommend making your hash concentrate in advance, freezing it, and defrosting what

    you need, as you need it, just enough to fill a days supply of caps.

    You can use larger capsules, and fill them with different ratios, but only if you can handle

    swallowing pills that large; many folks have difficulties with even the 00's, although they're

    your average health-food sized cap.

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    Preface.
    Coconut oil is a solid at temperatures below around 76-78 degrees, making it perfect for

    canna capsules. When blended properly, the cannabinoids are mixed evenly through the

    oil and become unable to 'eat' through the gel cap, and due to the solidity of the oil they

    can be stored safely for up to several weeks at room temp. I prefer freezing mine as it

    not only greatly extends their shelf life, but there are many studies and recipes that

    suggest a freezing action, as a step of the process, as it enhances the molecular

    break-down of the cannabinoids making them more readily available to your body.


    Soy Lecithin. It's used in food processing to make less sugar appear 'sweeter', less

    chocolate more 'chocolatey', and in pharmaceuticals to enhance the effectiveness of

    medications, it homogenizes and safely coats, then breaks down substances, into more

    fine, smaller particulates, promoting vastly improved systemic bioavailability within your

    body.

    The difference is so great, that you can visually see the altered consistency between

    oils/pills where lecithin was used, and when it was not. 'Liposomal' lecithin encapsulation,

    simply put, breaks the glands down faster, making the heating process more efficient,

    reducing the risk of damaging the material from possible over-processing. I recommend

    using soy lecithin in all canna and hash oil recipes.

    The glands, already being decarbed (preferably), are then broken down further, and are

    delivered in a vehicle of lecithin oil, creating an intensely narcotic impact upon use.

    Lecithin increases the availability of everything from sugars to vitamin C, to prescription

    pain meds, and the increase in availability on contact is said to be between %15 and %75

    depending on the substance, vitamin, or chemical. Meaning, the correct addition of lecithin

    to for instance, vitamin C, reduces the quantity of ascorbic acid you need to consume in

    order to achieve the same effect, by more than 50%. You can see how this applies to the

    use of digestive-resistant canna in edibles.

    While I can't give you an exact figure for increased availability for cannabinoids, knowing

    it does vary for the home-user kitchen to kitchen, I can guarantee you that personally I

    both see, and feel a difference when lecithin is utilized.

    And when you can buy such large packets of it for just two or three dollars, whatever the

    increase is, it's well worth it. If you'd like to get fancy, and possibly enhance the process

    further, you can additionally use ultrasonic jewelry cleansers to mimic the lab-like process

    of liposomal encapsulation, and utilize a briefer period of heating.

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    Ok! To start with you're going to want to weigh out at least 5.0 grams, of finely sifted hash

    or kief. I usually use around 5.5-5.7 grams, for roughly 15 capsules, give or take a cap.

    Find your oven safe ceramic dish, mine is used heavily and often so you'll notice

    throughout my tutorials that I don't bother cleaning it.. why remove those glands after all,

    when I can reduce their loss by leaving the same amount behind with each use [​IMG] I just

    pop it in the fridge when I'm done with it, knowing I'll be using it again in a few days or a

    week.

    Preheat oven, to 210 f.

    Sprinkle your hash evenly over the dish, and double seal WELL, with aluminum foil. Set

    a timer for 20 minutes, place the sealed dish on a baking sheet, in the oven, during

    pre-heat.. it isn't entirely necessary, but heating slowly reduces the risk of shattering your

    dish, and losing your precious material.

    The same applies to the end of the heating, turn off the oven, open it briefly, then close

    it and allow it to cool slowly within the oven for 10 minutes.

    Total decarb time, 30 minutes (20 of which, the oven is ‘on’).

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    Decarbing is a touchy issue for many folks, some know they need it but don't know the

    methods and practices that cause decarbing, some aren't aware of it at all, others think

    it's unnecessary and 'know' they get some amount of effect from eating bud on its own,

    here's why: some herb, if it's old, commercial, over-dry, whatever the reason, for a variety

    of reasons, some herb is already partially, or even full decarbed. The process begins

    happening, very gradually, the moment you cut a plant down and begin depriving it of

    water. The older the bud is, and the drier it gets, the more carbon dioxide and water vapor

    is released, and the closer it is to removing the carboxyl group. It's something that is

    almost never discussed publicly, but is frequently known in professional kitchens.


    The fresher the herb, or the more moist the storage conditions, the more necessary and

    extensive the decarbing process needs to be. Loose hash, separated from plant matter,

    in general needs a bit less decarbing. With herb, depending on the age, I decarb for a full

    20 minutes after the preheat, rather than including that warm up in my 20 minute time

    frame.

    A food dehydrator works just as well, if not better than heat at decarbing, it reduces the

    risk of damaging your product with excessive heat. It's hard to tell when your decarb is

    completed when using heat, usually gently browned herb is a good sign but it often

    means you've taken it a hair too far, and some material in the middle may not be

    completely decarbed.

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    Once cooled, remove your dish.

    Now, preheat your oven to 250 f, while you complete the following steps. Don’t worry, it is

    too hot, but you’ll be reducing the heat once you’re ready to use it.

    In every step of the way, in order to prevent the loss of potency via vapor escape, you

    MUST wait for your sealed container to fully cool, prior to opening.

    Unwrap your foil covered dish. Your hash should now have gone from a very pale sandy

    amber, to a light but somewhat golden brown.

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    Mix ¼ teaspoon Lecithin to the hash, and blend well.

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    You’re ready to add your coconut oil, but you’ll need to melt it first. Be careful doing so as

    some containers have foil seals restricting microwave use, I find the safest ways of

    melting your oil are just sitting it in front of a heater, or placing the entire (glass)

    container in your oven, without its lid, at its lowest setting for a few moments.

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    Besides that it’s good for you, coconut oil is a solid at room temperature, making it an

    ideal tool for hash encapsulation. If you use a liquid oil, it’s not just the oil that eats away

    at the capsule in a matter of days or weeks, it’s the concentrated hash and cannabinoids,

    that can eat away at the pill in a matter of hours =-O You can try to freeze them, but

    often it isn’t done quick enough and you end up with ‘sloppy’ capsules. A recipe for

    “Sloppy Caps” will follow : )

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    Mix your oily hash well, and then seal it up tightly with two layers of aluminum foil. Just to

    reiterate: Wrapping in foil, during all heating stages, prevents possible vaporization of

    your valuable potency.

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    Now place your covered dish on a baking sheet, and into the oven. Immediately reduce

    the heat down to 220 f, and set the timer for 40 minutes. The initial burst of heat is

    primarily to quickly heat the dish itself, by the time the oil itself begins warming up the

    temperature should have fallen sufficiently.

    After 40 minutes, shut off your oven, open it momentarily, then close it allowing your oil

    to slowly cool. I do this to gently increase processing time, and as a preventative safety

    measure against the dish breaking from the temperature change, spoiling the product.

    Once completely cooled, or only warm to the touch (about a half hour) you can remove

    the foil, and stir in an additional 1/8 of a teaspoon of lecithin.

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    If you are particularly meticulous about everything you do, like I am (lol), or if you would

    like to use the capsules as soon as you have finished making them, this is when I

    recommend taking the extra step of freezing your material, to aid in the ‘breaking up’ of

    the structure of your cannabinoids, which can increase their systemic bioavailability. Place

    your sealed container in the freezer for 8 hours. I like freezing between periods of heat

    because it results in a smoother liquid. Otherwise, you can simply freeze them once

    capped.

    Moving on : ) After you’ve mixed in your lecithin (or after you’ve removed your dish from

    the freezer, and have given it ample time to reach room-temp) you will re-wrap it tightly in

    foil, pre-heat your oven to 220 f, and place it inside during the pre-heat (particularly if

    you’ve had it frozen, and only recently thawed), and set your timer for 40 minutes.

    These are your materials for the next stage, minus the various pure oils:

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    After allowing it to cool as described earlier, you should have something like this, a dank,

    thick, viscous black-brown oil. It is exactly how a potent canna oil should look at its peak

    potency, any less or lighter, indicates it could have endured more processing to reach its

    potential.

    I make both meticulous, and lazy-mans edibles, and there is a hugely profound

    difference between the two, their effects, and the quantity of material required, for the

    desired effect.

    Take your cap in your hand, wrapped in a paper towel.

    I do this because, my fingers are a bit warm, and when you add even gentle heat to a

    capsule, just as you are attempting to seal it, the pressure fights with you and tries to

    ‘pop’ the cap off the end of your capsule resulting in a less-than-snug seal. Holding it in a

    folded bit of paper towel, insulates it just enough to prevent this.

    Now with your other hand, stir the oil gently with your pipette, as you first pinch, then allow

    it to fill. Conveniently I have pipettes that measure in ml’s, each 00 cap holds just under

    1ml. One tablespoon of material, will fill roughly 15 caps.

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    If you’ve ever made caps both with, and without lecithin, besides the end-effect this is

    where you’ll notice that it really helps, as far as the processing goes. The lecithin acts as a

    homogenizer, it blends the hash and oil more consistently, meaning you’re not left to

    navigate a thin surface oil containing some cannabinoids, and a thick hashy sludge at the

    base, containing others. You end up with more consistent content per cap, more reliably

    with lecithin.


    Carefully seal up the other end, and viola, you’ve made your first hash cap!

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    And the finishing shots… a nice bottle of premium medicine, and a few comparisons

    between caps made with and without lecithin.

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    It’s immediately noticeable that the non-lecithin pills maintained a lighter color during the

    same (if not more) processing, in spite of the addition of a ‘lighter colored’ substance (the

    lecithin), you can also visually see that the particulates contained within the oil of the

    lighter non-lecithin caps, look slightly larger and less broken down, than those of the

    darker lecithin caps.

    And that’s it for now, hope you’ve enjoyed glancing over this, or scouring over it if you plan on

    making them yourself one day.



    Good luck, and happy medicating!
    kevin, GoldenGanja13, CdnBud and 9 others like this.
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    BadKittySmiles

    BadKittySmiles Active Member

    ‘Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Canna ‘BOMBS’”

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    These are a tradition in my house around the holidays, I make them only once or twice a year. Not because they aren’t GREAT, they are, but because this is a recipe that I can jam an enormous amount of cannabinoids into… when made this way, they are more for fun, and not medicinal purposes, unless you are in a situation coming out of an accident or a surgery, and you’re facing greater initial pain. Otherwise, you’ll need to be sure you can afford to keep up with the intake you’d need.

    If you eat these very often, your tolerance sky-rockets and it will reduce the overall effectiveness of your medicine, unless you continue to medicate using those large quantities... as it is, people sometimes complain that it’s not worth smoking for at least a week after they leave our holiday gatherings, lol.

    With that in mind I’ll be sharing two recipes, if using these for regular meds you should follow the first; there is a suggested ingredients list, that will provide a strong experience for the average patient or regular smoker, along with the ingredients I actually use… they are so strong, that I STILL have a few left rolling around the freezer, and edibles don’t usually last long in my home. Besides just a few infused drinks, it’s the one, single-dose edible that I feel I need to ‘plan’ for [​IMG]

    You can also feel free to adjust the dose to the level you require… but if any edible was designed for an ‘over-dose’ of canna, this is it [​IMG]

    Like the high grade canna caps, if I’m aware someone doesn’t usually require a large dose I’m not going to share an edible of this potency with them, I’ve seen too many people bent over a toilet or trash bin from edibles, it’s not healthy, and it’s just not any fun.
    I make edibles this strong only a few times a year, usually when having small gatherings and entertaining special company from abroad. We’ll have canna candy out, some infused beverages, hot and cold, several styles of cookies and cakes. Often times an infused main course or two. Or some years I make a special ‘sweet & sour’ sauce, and we just order chinese [​IMG]


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    Tools:
    - Medium sized pot
    - Small ceramic dish
    - Aluminum Foil
    - Oven bag (the kind used for cooking)
    - Baking sheet
    - Candy thermometer
    - Wax paper
    - Cheesecloth, optional (needed for larger quantities of herb)
    - *Double boiler
    (*if using a microwave chocolate, add the
    additional canna oil in the peanut butter and
    increase powder sugar accordingly, and the
    double boiler pot/s are no longer required,
    unless making herb oil rather than hash oil.)

    What you will need: - What I used…..:

    - 4+ grams of hash - - 7 grams of hash
    or
    - 10 to 14g shake/herb - - 98 +/- grams of herb (post-sifted for hash)

    If extracted properly, these edibles - Do I go overboard, or what?
    hardly taste ‘altered’ in any way. - (These taste like canna heaven)

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    You will also need:

    Peanut butter balls:

    - 2/3 cup peanut butter
    - 2 – 2 ½ cups confectioners sugar
    - ½ tsp vanilla extract
    - 1/2 + cup butter and/or coconut oil – you can get away with less oil by using hash,
    this way, you won’t dilute the peanut
    butter flavor quite so much with oil and sugar.


    Chocolate coating:

    - Any hard, dark bakers melting chocolate or chips, roughly ¾ - 1 cup.
    - 2/3 tsp coconut hash oil (works better than the butter alternative, but use no other oil)
    - Paraffin/baking wax

    Optional, recommended

    - lecithin

    Optional (for “fuse”)

    - thick cotton cooking string, or white yarn
    - paraffin wax
    - ceramic dish, or a small home-made ‘foil bowl’



    Cut 20 x 2 ½” sections, of thick white string or yarn (you may need spares). Tie a small knot at one end of each string.

    Heat your oven to 200 and melt a small portion of paraffin wax in a small ceramic dish, takes only 2 – 3 minutes... it can be very carefully microwaved, or heated slowly on the stove-top, but it’s MUCH, much safer and more controlled in the oven, and at a set temp.

    Carefully remove the paraffin from the oven with a potholder, it will be very warm, so set it on a safe surface. Begin dipping the strings, tied end first, into the paraffin, coating the yarn well. If heated in the oven at 200, it should be cool enough to grab by the opposite end once dipped, to flip and coat the entire string. Be quick, or you’ll be reheating your paraffin a few times! The wax helps keep the ball formed around the string, and it also prevents stray strands of string fiber from being eaten by you, or your patients or guests.

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    Creating a potent oil:

    Decarb your hash, by following the guide in the “Canna Caps” recipe. Decarb your herb by following the same instructions, but lay it flat and evenly on a baking sheet, inside the oven bag with as much air as possible, then fold the opening underneath, sealing it.

    If decarbing both at once, carefully remove the hash 15-20 minutes into the process and cover with a thick dry towel, to slow down the cooling process (reducing the risk of your dish shattering), and allow an additional 10 minutes for the herb. This is how it should look before decarbing:

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    And this is how it should look, once decarbed…. remember, keep all containers sealed well the entire time they are being heater and allow all materials to fully cool, BEFORE opening them, otherwise you can allow some of your precious material to escape via vaporization:

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    Now you are ready to add your oils, and lecithin.

    I like to use a combination of oils, both for flavor, and to create a varied oil ‘vehicle’ for cannabinoid bonding and availability, some thinner and some thicker. In the end, you want it to be a solid at room temp, so your canna balls aren’t too soft, and the chocolate keeps its shape and thickness. The additional liquid oils I've used in addition to the solids, had previously been infused with herb.

    Ideally, you should be using butter and/or coconut oil, about 1.5 Tbsp worth for your hash. If this is your primary or only canna oil source, you’ll be adding an additional 2 x Tbsp of softened butter to the peanut butter filling, later on.

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    And your double boiler, with your melted oils and lecithin over a low heat.

    (I am using slightly more oil, knowing that with this much herb, a small but noticeable quantity of oil will be left behind):

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    After adding the powdered herb:

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    Cover tight with foil, using the foil to seal the thermometer in place, keep between 180-200 f, turning off the heat periodically as it rises. This is what it looks like after about ten or so hours:

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    Allow to cool somewhat, so it’s only warm to the touch, and set up your cheesecloth.

    Now, you can begin straining.

    When using this much green for such a small amount of oil, I know there will be some potent material left within the herb that is worth keeping, so I save and freeze the green for a future run, and use only the oil.

    But knowing you’ll be using a smaller amount, and if it was initially ground finely enough, you can choose to add it all directly to the peanut butter.

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    Now with one (or both [​IMG] ) of these oils, you’re finally ready to make the peanut butter balls!

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    On to the peanut butter balls:

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    In a mixing bowl, you’ll be blending your peanut butter, vanilla, and all your canna oil except for roughly 2/3 tsp which will go in the chocolate (only if made with butter and/or coconut oil, otherwise, use it all in the peanut butter) first. If only using hash oil, remember to add a few Tbsp of additional butter at this point.

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    Once that is done you should have an oily peanut butter goo, and you’re ready to begin mixing in your powdered sugar, until it reaches a consistency that will hold shape, and not crumble.

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    You’re now ready to make the peanut butter centers, using the ‘fuse’:

    Cover the base of a cookie sheet or baking pan with foil or wax paper.

    Take enough peanut butter filling, so that when rolled, it should create roughly a 1.25 - 1.50” diameter ball.

    Once it’s balled up, insert the ‘fuse’ about half-way through the ball, KNOT-END FIRST, then gently squeeze and reform, the ball making sure that it’s stable. If you’d like, you can place them down gently but firmly on the foil or wax paper, just enough to create a ‘flat’ on the very base, to keep them from rolling around.

    Having the fuse-knot in the center holds it in very snug, and prevents the fuse from slipping around and falling out, or crumbling the peanut butter, and you can carefully bend the fuse so it looks decorative, or more ‘cartoon-ish’.

    Pop the tray into the freezer, for no longer than 20 minutes (while you complete the following).

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    Chocolate coating:

    This can be as simple or tedious as you like. If you’re not adept in the kitchen or familiar with tempering chocolate I recommend using all your hash/canna oil in the peanut butter ball portion, disregard the double boiler, and using one of the newer, more simple microwavable melting chocolates, which are designed for easy consistent use.
    Otherwise, you may be frustrated when the consistency fails and it’s more of a lumpy sauce, than a coating.

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    What I do, using a double boiler pot, is grab a handful of semi-sweet, dark, and milk chocolate baking chips, concentrating on the dark and semi-sweet, and slowly melt them over the lowest heat possible using a double boiler.

    Once the chocolate is melted, I add my hash oil, blend, and then I begin shaving small amounts of paraffin into the chocolate. I’ll blend again, then drop a little on wax paper. Once it stays nice and solid, it’s ready. Remove from heat.

    If you choose to make your own chocolate coat, but without adding additional canna oil, there is no need for the paraffin: just temper as usual, and they will be much shinier this way. Remember the smaller and taller the pot, the easier it will be to use as a coat.

    Remove your peanut butter balls from the freezer (or the refrigerator, if you waited longer than 20 minutes) and grab them one at a time, by the fuse.

    Quickly dunk each ball in the cooling chocolate, and place on your wax paper.. a new sheet can be used, or you can carefully return each ball to the last.

    The cold temperature of the peanut butter ball will rapidly solidify the cooling chocolate, this is why it’s best to work fast and use the freezer rather than the fridge for the balls, the outer edge becomes colder than it can in the fridge, without allowing the center to become frozen (which can cause crumbling/cracking in the center around the fuse, when dunked into the warm chocolate).

    After dunking each ball, take a spoon and using the excess chocolate, place a small drop on the end of each fuse… now they’re lit [​IMG]

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    Pop them in the freezer, and you’re done! You now have 18 – 20 of the most potent desert-edibles you can find... with folks eagerly awaiting a sample, you can see that three BOMBs had already gone 'MIA', before I even had a chance to finish dipping the full batch [​IMG]

    If you're not using them right away, I recommend letting them sit for a few hours, as they are on the pan, while freezing.

    Then, like any stored edible, you can remove them and place them inside an oven bag within a tupperware container, or even a small safe, properly installed in your freezer… this is what I recommend to any parents, who need to keep meds out of the hands of curious minors.

    Storing them first in oven bags, helps to prevent freezer burn and outside odors or flavors from seeping in, retaining their flavor, so they don’t become spoiled by the environment outside the bag.

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    Tip: Any excess, hashy chocolate that you may have left over from the dunking, can be poured to harden into a chocolate mold, or a small tray lined with wax paper, making a great edible all on its own.

    Tip: How do you make quick and easy hash chocolates? Just follow that portion of the recipe [​IMG]
  3.  
    BadKittySmiles

    BadKittySmiles Active Member

    ‘UV Reactive ***GLOWING*** Canna Candy’


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    Glowing Hash Candies:

    These you can make very easily, following any hard candy recipe. By adding oil, you’re turning a hard candy into something like a ‘caramel’, and with a little vanilla, or some fruit flavorings (I recommend passion fruit or papaya) these things taste a little overwhelmingly canna, but AMAZING.

    They are one of my very favorite treats, I’m not sure if it’s the years of exposure or what, but hash just tastes soooo good this way: pure hash oil, mixed with pure sugar, lightly flavored or not = heaven.

    How much hash you decide to use, really depends how strong you’d like them.

    I recommend making the first batch you try WEAK, that way you don’t wind up regretting the temptation you have to eat a bunch right away [​IMG] The first batch can be a snack, the next can be meds.

    They really taste that good, and the taste is only better when they aren’t made to glow.. the quinine in the tonic water, causes the glowing reaction under a black light, but it’s definitely a little bitter and of course it isn’t necessary at all unless you want your candy to glow, it's more of a festive party ‘gimmick’.

    I’ve always considered these my ‘secret recipe’... I had actually decided against sharing it to begin with! Luckily, by the time I was preparing the mixtures to pour out and harden I was feeling a little more generous. [​IMG]

    And besides, glowing tonic water isn’t exactly a HUGE secret, anyway [​IMG]

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    You will need:

    - 4.0g hash

    - 3 tsp coconut oil or butter

    - ¾ cup sugar

    - ½ cup tonic water (to glow), or, regular water (more sweet)

    - flavoring if desired

    - a pinch of salt; not needed if using tonic water

    - candy thermometer

    - a small metal pot

    - a baking sheet covered in greased foil, or wax paper



    Makes: 20-24 x 5 – 7.5 gram candies. The circular licorice candies are 7.5 grams each, and the square and rectangle holiday candies weigh roughly 5 and 6 grams respectively.


    Decarb then prepare the hash and coconut oil, or butter, as described in the first Canna Capsule recipe above.

    You can definitely choose to use bud oil, and you can get away with using as many as 6 – 8 tsp of oil in that little sugar, before the consistency of the candy is too altered.

    When you’re in the final stages of preparing your oil/butter and you’re ready to freeze it, you can begin the candy.

    Start by mixing the tonic water, and sugar, in a pot over a medium heat until the sugar has fully dissolved. Once that has happened, bring to a boil. Continue boiling for 3 or 4 minutes, then insert your candy thermometer and if it’s a style which you can clasp to the side of the pot to keep it in place, do so. Once the temperature has reached 300 degrees, immediately remove from heat and set aside, leaving the thermometer in place.

    Remove your hash oil from the freezer.

    When the temperature of the clear liquid sugar is down to about 250, it is safe to add your not-quite-frozen, solidified oil, without risking a boil up. This will also rapidly reduce the temperature of the candy, making it safer for the cannabinoids. This is also the time you would add any flavoring, at a rate according to the flavor/manufacturers suggestion. The only coloring comes from the hash, otherwise these candies would be almost crystal clear.

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    Now, you have a few options.

    There are inexpensive candy molds you can buy, you can simply pour it over some wax paper or greased foil, or finally, you can wait for it to cool somewhat, so it’s almost (but not quite) too hot to touch, keep it over a few low heat frequently cycling from on, to off, and form fast shapes by hand, as it turns rock solid.

    I’ve done all three, each works just as well as the other.. depends what mood I’m in by the time I have the candy ready [​IMG] If measuring a consistent dose in each piece of candy is crucial, use a candy mold.. the medium and large jewels are fun, and work well.

    For the tutorial I made two separate batches; one is a triple strength pure hash “Glass Candy” using only the hash as flavor, and the last batch I split into two portions, so each portion could be flavored.

    3 x strength glass hash candy:

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    And a few moments later…

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    It glows so well, that the black light can be behind a couch or on the fridge, and the candy itself actually lights up the foil. And a foil-wrapped bowl can make a good serving dish.

    This is the candy under normal lighting, and it looks, well... basically, normal.

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    And that’s it! Wrap in wax paper, or dust lightly with powdered sugar and bag it up for storage. It lasts for months if sealed well, years in the freezer.

    I’ll finish this up with some glowing ‘eye candy’… pun, intended [​IMG]

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    And wrapped.

    I hope you enjoy these at least half as much as I do [​IMG] Have fun!

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    Tip: If all the candies are the same size, you can calculate how much hash is in each, by just dividing your hash by the number of candies you have.

    But to calculate how much hash is in each candy, when you have
    multiple different but consistent sizes, you simply weigh your
    candy, then take the grams of hash you used, divided by the total
    grams of candy you have. You’ll get a funny looking number. Then
    you multiply that number, by the weight of the individual candies.

    For instance, lets say I used 4 grams of hash, in 121 total grams
    of candy.

    I had :
    8 x 5.0g (squares) = 40g,
    6 x 6.0g (rectangles) = 36g,
    and
    6 x 7.5g (circles) = 45g.

    4 / 121 = 0.03305….. that is the weight of hash, per candy-gram.

    You can do it by the group, or very easily by multiplying the funny
    number (0.03305) by the weight of an individual piece of candy. [​IMG]
    This way, even if all the candies are sized randomly, you’ll know the
    level contained in each candy if you have a scale and know the
    total weight of that one piece.
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  4.  
    BadKittySmiles

    BadKittySmiles Active Member

    "'Fair Dinkum', Hashy Aussie 'Meat Pie'", w/ Bacon and Cheese


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    -Aussie Meat Pie-


    I lived in Australia for a few years and travel there frequently,
    entirely for the growing community..

    And the weather.

    And the beaches.

    And the animals.

    And the food, while fairly 'traditional' fare... is AMAZING. Anything
    you make that tastes good in the US, when made instead with
    Aussie ingredients, will taste a thousand times better. High wages,
    low cost of living, great food.. They have a good quality of life
    over there.

    This is one of my favorite recipes from Aus. I walk to the local
    shops and pick up meat pies allll the time, more often than I really
    probably should. When I'm away, it's like I've lost a piece of my
    heart (or my stomach.. same thing really [​IMG]).

    So every chance I get, I'm making one kind of meat pie or
    another.. sausage, chicken, beef... when you say 'pie' in Australia,
    no one's thinking 'cherries'. They are thinking MEAT [​IMG]

    More often than not, they are small single-serve pies. In this
    recipe we'll be making a larger, multi-serving pie.

    You will need:

    - a pie dish

    - 1 Tbsp Herb/Hash oil in your strength (we're using a blend, you can use either/or)

    For filling:

    - ¾ - 1 Tbsp hash oil (I save some for the crust, but that's optional due to heat/temps)

    - 1 cup shredded cheddar
    (I was going to go cheese-less, but found a can
    of condensed cheese soup in the pantry)

    - ¼ cup shredded bacon

    - 1 ¼ - 1 ½ lbs minced/ground beef

    - 2 Tbsp flour

    - 2 tsp/cubes beef bullion

    - 1 tsp soy sauce

    - 1 ¼ cups water

    - ¼ tsp nutmeg

    - ¼ tsp garlic, minced

    - ¼ tsp black pepper or grains of paradise


    - optional: onion and celery, or other appropriate veggies...
    I use celery, because my better half hates onions [​IMG]

    For crust (if you're hesitant making your own, buy pre-made frozen, or packet mixes):

    - 2 ½ cups flour

    - ½ tsp baking powder

    - ¾ cups cold water

    - ½ cup butter or lard

    - 1 ½ tsp salt

    - ½ teaspoon beef bullion

    - ¼ Tbsp hash oil


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    Filling:

    In a large pot, brown your beef, with the pepper and garlic, and
    whatever veggies you plan to use.

    Most recipes say to 'discard' the resulting oil... instead I save
    mine, and reduce the water normally required for the recipe. It
    may not be very healthy, but it's very tasty [​IMG] If you want to
    discard your oil, add the garlic and pepper only after you've done
    so.

    Once browned, add your beef stock cubes, 1 cup water, and
    nutmeg. Simmer gently for 5 minutes, then add a your additional ¼
    cup water, mixed first with the 2 Tbsp flour. Simmer and stir
    gently, until the mixture begins to thicken. At this point, add your
    soy sauce.

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    Simmer an additional 5 minutes. Stir in your hash oil, and remove
    from heat.

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    And blended
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    Crust:

    Blend your dry ingredients (if your bullion is a powder or cube,
    crush and blend here).

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    Now, blend for up to 4 minutes all the ingredients that make up
    the crust, wet and dry. You want to have your lard or butter soft,
    but not melted, before you begin this process. If you blend too
    much, your crust will be too dense.

    Once you have a consistent-textured dough ball, separate 1/3 and
    begin forming it into its own ball. This smaller portion is your base,
    the larger is the top crust.

    This is where I get lazy.. you're supposed to put these balls in the
    fridge, and use them as late as the following day. I just chill them
    for an hour.

    Roll them flat, one at a time (base first) however you feel is
    easiest for you. I place it between a lightly floured, folded piece of
    cling wrap, and (ever since I shattered my rolling pin years ago) I
    roll with whatever I have handy, usually a can of pam cooking
    spray.

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    (this is the thicker top/lid crust)
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    You kept the top piece larger so you can have a thicker crust, so
    don't flatten it too much or you'll be left with a lot of excess.

    Building the Pie:

    Preheat your oven, to 400 f.

    Lay the base portion flat in your lightly greased pie dish, carefully
    removing any excess around the edges with a knife. Bake for 5
    minutes until nearly, but not-quite-done, and remove from oven.

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    You'll want to stop just short of this point..
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    Pour your filling into the crust in the pie dish.

    Spread your bacon over that... (I mix half through the meat before
    pouring, the other half on top. You can go either way you
    choose.)

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    Add your cheese.. rather than sprinkling it evenly over the top,
    add it heavier and lighter in different sections. This way you can
    have more meat in some places, and more cheese in others...
    otherwise, you're left wondering where the cheese even is [​IMG]

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    Now take your thicker crust, and carefully lay it over the top,
    leaving or removing as much excess as desired. Fold or fork the
    two edges together (base and top), sealing them shut.

    Finally, make three small slits near the center of your pie.

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    Bake in your preheated oven for 6 minutes on high heat, then
    reduce to 320 f, and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until the
    crust is a golden brown.

    Allow 10 minutes to cool, cut, serve, and enjoy [​IMG]

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  5.  
    BadKittySmiles

    BadKittySmiles Active Member

    And I thought you may want to see where the hash and herb I
    cook with, comes from [​IMG] So it's educational too [​IMG] Hope you
    enjoy them. From a few of my earliest crops grown overseas, to
    some more recent ventures:

    This is the original photo and bud (from my avatar) using 10 and
    15 gallon pots indoors, the biggest I'll use inside for convenience
    when not breeding or growing for variety:
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    Original photo & plant that nug came from..
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    Dried cured feralocity nug..
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  6.  
    mellokitty

    mellokitty Moderatrix of Journals

    *very* informative thread, subbed, looking forward to more yummiliciousness.
    having been in charge of the 2-legged offspring for a while now while hubby toils away with the one-legged ones (the math: more time in the kitchen, for me) i decided to combine my loves of cannabis and cooking and have been churning out various culinary experiments for about a year now. except once i started i realized that the sky is the limit and there have been various permutations of varying successes, either way it's made the neighbourhood 2-legged guinea pigs very happy.

    nothing that's come out of my kitchen looks anywhere as sharp as your pics, but i did recently manage to make a killer carrot cake most people couldn't tell was 'happy'.
  7.  
    BadKittySmiles

    BadKittySmiles Active Member

    Hullo :) Thanks for the kind words and for stopping in :D

    By any chance, can you not see the photos I've linked through the tutorials.. there should be around 50 or more pics up there.

    I can see them just fine, but I linked a few other photos the same way in another thread, and someone commented that he couldn't see them.

    I'd just like to be sure I'm using this forums tools the right way before I go any further :)
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  8.  
    mellokitty

    mellokitty Moderatrix of Journals

    just scrolled through, i can see all your pics except the ones in post #5 (of which i can't see any). hmmm....
  9.  
    BadKittySmiles

    BadKittySmiles Active Member

    Tried something...Fixed? :)
  10.  
    mellokitty

    mellokitty Moderatrix of Journals

    Yes!!! Effing beautiful!!!
  11.  
    Dj1209

    Dj1209 Active Member

    Very nice thread I cannot wait till my harvest I'm going to try every recipe you posted Haha. For the peanut butter canabombs how strong are they because I was going to try those soon but with about 2x more "Special"
  12.  
    BadKittySmiles

    BadKittySmiles Active Member

    The Canna Bombs at that strength, I only make a few times per year when special guests are visiting because (as the recipe stands) they are WAY too strong for most people. I've seen too many friends bent over a toilet all evening, now I only offer edibles at that (or even my personal) strength/dose, to those who are prepared for and can handle that kind of rush. You should adjust the dose so you're eating a little less than you're comfortable smoking in a single session. When processed correctly edible canna is much more powerful than it is when smoked.

    The standard edible dose for herb should be .35g per edible, and for hash, only .15g. And even then, it's standard practice that we recommend patients to begin with half a dose that size, then see how they feel in 40 minutes. Many people don't process their canna properly however, these people find it takes more (and more) to achieve the effect they desire, when otherwise, edible canna is a much more efficient method of getting cannabinoids into your system than smoking. If you don't have a whole lot of edible-making experience under your belt, it's best to start with a little extra canna if you want them strong, knowing you may risk either over or under processing.
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  13.  
    Jozikins

    Jozikins Well-Known Member

    I fucking love you, you brilliant bastard!
  14.  
    BadKittySmiles

    BadKittySmiles Active Member

    :)

    Just checking to be sure, can everyone can see the pics? Please let me know if you can't!

    I had to fix one post, but possibly not the others... there should be 15 photos for the capsule recipe, 28 for the Canna Bombs, 14 for the candies, 13 for the pie, and 17 for the 5th post.
  15.  
    BadKittySmiles

    BadKittySmiles Active Member

    "Citric Acid Extraction: The Easiest and Most Discreet Extraction"

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    Pre-decarbing, is not necessary.. and here's why [​IMG]

    Citric like any acid, functions when in contact with organic substances in its concentrated form, by undergoing a process of oxidization, or 'redox'. This is otherwise know as a kind of low grade combustion, or more correctly, burning and combusting material is a kind of redox. It causes a chemical reaction and change in the material it comes into contact with, releasing the carbon elements, and water vapor, in other words, decarboxylating the material.
    In concentrations high enough, it can be mixed with water, and still actually draw the moisture out from the material it comes into contact with, into the solution, where it will rapidly evaporate along with the rest of the water content. During this process it almost ruthlessly breaks down the glandular material into a very fine crystalline paste, and with gentle heat (or a few days in a sealed container) the fragments, barely holding their shape together, will melt in your mouth.

    Two methods; hash, bud.

    The only difference process-wise between the two, is that when using bud, you'll need to divide your canna and use two to three times the liquid and citric powder, saturating your bud, and you'll want to make several runs with that liquid using the divided portions, if you'd like it very close to hash-strength.

    This is the easiest extraction someone can make if discretion is a must, if you don't have any privacy, or many tools, it doesn't matter; you don't need any suspicious supplies beyond your bud or hash.. just a jar, vinegar (or even water), and powdered citric acid. You'd just mix them up appropriately, and let them sit for a few days, air it out allowing the moisture to evaporate, and repeat once more.. it's the fastest heatless extraction you could hope for, and with a little sugar, it goes great in many beverages from soda, to hot or iced tea, as well as in many sweet and savory meals..


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    You will need:


    - a small glass jar, for final storage (some plastics will -melt- from not only the citric acid, but the combination of the acid and the glandular material)

    - hash or herb.. for the tutorial I used about 5 grams hash

    - 1 ½ - 2 tsp powdered citric acid

    - 2 tsp vinegar

    or

    - 2 tsp alcohol

    or

    - 2 tsp water (use extra ½-1tsp citric powder)

    optional, speeds things up

    - lecithin

    - ceramic dish

    - oven

    - foil


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    Directions:

    Add your canna, lecithin, and citric powder to a blender or mortar and pestle.

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    Blend well.

    When finished, after only mixing the powders together, you'll notice already that your glands have begun breaking down and you've got a very sticky, tacky mix. That's the acid already going to work at drying out and breaking down your material.

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    Now, add your liquid. Blend further.

    It begins evaporating very quickly, you'll want to transfer it to your ceramic dish or jar soon now. It's already very, very sticky at this point, a bit like a longer Iso soak mixed with kief. Note: don't touch it as I have done here.. my finger tips are caloused from working with ph down, trimming by hand, stamping out lit bowls, and making these sort of concoctions.. this amount of acid could potentially burn you, or leave you with tender, sore and inflamed skin.

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    Prepare to either: finish, by jarring your mix, and letting it sit for several days, or up to a week.

    Or, spoon it into your oven safe container, wrap with foil, and heat at 180 degrees for 10 minutes... this is enough to drastically speed the process up.

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    Pre-heat:
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    By now, you should have a very dark, glossy, oily mix.

    This is the mix, compared to a sample from same batch, that was not put in the oven (on the left).

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    Seal well in a jar at this point for immediate use, or set aside for one to two days (to achieve a peak gloss before the final step).

    24 hours later...

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    2 days later.. the sample left out, and not exposed to heat, has turned quite dark now.

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    And we're done [​IMG] I like to let mine dry out fully, then add a few drops of alcohol, or vinegar, and then call it finished. Just the tiniest few drops (or the smallest, sticky crumble when it's a bit 'dried') in anything sweet or savory, and you're set and medicated for a good, long time.

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  16.  
    BadKittySmiles

    BadKittySmiles Active Member

    "Glowing Strawberry Mango POW! (right in the kisser)"
    ...made using the citric acid extraction.


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    Made right after the extraction.. This is how I clean the spoon I use, when transferring the extraction from the ceramic dish, to the final jar [​IMG]


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    Ingredients:

    - 1 citric hash covered spoon (you can just use a dose, or however much you'd like)

    - few drops each of Strawberry and Mango glycerin tincture (or just a flavoring of your choice)

    - 2 teaspoons sugar

    - 1 Tbsp water

    - splash of tonic water

    - Topped off with ginger ale

    ----

    Mix your sugar, water, tincture, and citric extraction in your glass. Add a splash of tonic water, and top off with ginger ale.

    Lights on, and it still glows [​IMG]

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    Lights off, and it glows better [​IMG]

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  17.  
    Corso312

    Corso312 Well-Known Member

    wow that is impressive, and thanx for the link
  18.  
    mellokitty

    mellokitty Moderatrix of Journals

    well, bks, apparently i'm too much of a rep slut to give you any more today, so i'll hit you again when they let me.... ;)
  19.  
    Slurpy

    Slurpy Active Member

    Hey awesome thread, but do you have any ways of extracting without these weird materials?

    I went to two grocery stores looking for "Coconut Oil" and neither had any. Closest thing i could find was peanut or grapeseed oil. Also Citric Acid Powder? I didn't look for that so they might have it but it still sounds exotic and i'm not in a major city or anything lol

    can i not use vegetable oil or something common to extract it then make candy? Or is it because the coconut oil hardens that it works for the candy?
  20.  
    BadKittySmiles

    BadKittySmiles Active Member

    Coconut oil can be found at any small health food store, most pharmacies, probably walmart... it's very readily available to your body which promotes bioavailability, but also yes it is a solid at room temp and up to 78+ degrees, so it makes a very dry, non-leaky candy (when using lard etc., the candies are still very greasy and can be a little slimy, most other oils will tend to ooze out unless you freeze them which can risk shattering the candy, while these candies made using coconut oil keep at room temp for months). They aren't that weird :) You just have to keep your eyes open. Citric acid powder can be found at the same places, GNC, health food shops, CVS etc, same with lecithin powder. When making a recipe like brownies I'd recommend using olive oil, or even grapeseed oil, both of which are superior to butter and lard, and then corn based oils are generally the last kind you should choose.

    Even when I live out in the wilderness in the middle of hillbilly land, I've still been able to get my hands on these items locally with a little checking around, however it's usually cheaper (and more stress-free) to find most of the ingredients on the net. Amazon, ebay, small and large health food shops (iherb etc.).
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