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Extracting THC With Coconut Oil

Discussion in 'Cooking With Cannabis' started by ThunderLips, Oct 23, 2008.

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    ThunderLips

    ThunderLips Well-Known Member

    Q:Why coconut oil?
    A: Fat Content

    Coconut oil is 100% fat and this is what you need to extract the most thc from your material.
    What You Need:
    Weed
    A pot suitable for the amount of weed youre using
    Virgin Coconut Oil
    A wooden spoon
    Water
    Stove

    Now im usually working with atleast 100 grams of leaf and crap from the plant. This is quite a bit to fit into 1 - 2 cups of oil. In fact you couldnt even saturate all the foliage enough to even make it. The way I do this is with water. You simply put a good estimate of needed water into a large pot and bring to a boil. Add however much coconut oil you want to make, and melt it in the water. Add your leaf material and reduce to a simmer. You will wanna check on the pot every 15-20 minutes stirring occasionally and adding water as it evaporates. I usually do this for about 2 - 6 hours.
    Once finished you will want to strain everything into a bowl, do not discard the water it contains your oil. A womens nylon works the best. you may want to let the material cool a bit before ringing it out, be careful not to break the nylon. I like to give it another rinse in hot water and ring it out a second time just to get all the oil out.
    Now is the easy part, take the bowl you strained everything into and put it into the fridge overnight. In the morning the oil and water will have separated and since coconut oil is a solid at room temperature, all the oil in the bowl will be nice & hard and floating on top of the water waiting for you to pick it up and put into a dish. throw the water out and youre done. Very easy method and a good way to get stronger batches of oil. The water also keeps the oil from burning the thc out of the leaf since water boils at 212°F or 100°C and thc is a bit higher than that so it will keep the temp under control. Ive been doing this for years and have made some pretty strong batches of a cookies that will make you hallucinate. This recipe is perfect for people who like to make brownies over cookies for taste and other reasons since brownies use less oil than cookies you can make your oil very strong, comparable to various hash oils.

    If you have any questions come check out our social group about making hash and oils. Im sure we can help in some way.

    Marijuana Growing - The Hash Factory
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    smartsoverambition

    smartsoverambition Well-Known Member

    nice man i'll try it out next time i grow this will be great if u have alot of clippings
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    rdhotchilepepper

    rdhotchilepepper Member

    Actually, it's saturated fat that's essential to thc extraction, and coconut oil is 92% saturated fat. It's also a *much* healthier saturated fat than is in dairy (it's mostly comprised of medium-chain triglycerides). It actually helps you lose weight. Not to mention the fact that, if you like the taste of coconut, the virgin coconut oil makes your brownies taste awesome. It's a great vegan alternative, too.

    I use a crock pot (slow cooker) to make this. The slow cooker produces less heat, so you can make brownies mid-summer. You don't have to worry about having the heat too high and burning anything, water evaporating, etc.. You can also let it sit over night--no need to check it. You can go to a second hand store/Target/Walmart and get one for pretty cheap. It's pretty much the only thing I do with mine.

    The process is similar. Add desired amount of weed to water, about 2-3x the volume of the marijuana. Let this cook on a low setting for 20 minutes, then add your coconut oil (about as much as the water). Let it sit for 8 hours, stirring occasionaly. Strain out the bud, let the water/oil mixture sit covered in teh fridge until it is solid and seperated. Oil floats tot he top, so I cut out a hole and drain the water through this whole. Keep it in the same container in a cool place, under the sink, etc.

    Do not let the coconut oil sit in a liquified state for too long at room temperature. It's saturated fat content means it will spoil faster than other oils.



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    indipow82

    indipow82 Well-Known Member

    I like this!! Love coconut too!! all the better, thanks for the recipe.
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    The Warlord

    The Warlord Well-Known Member

    Do not let the coconut oil sit in a liquified state for too long at room temperature. It's saturated fat content means it will spoil faster than other oils.[/QUOTE]

    Actually coconut oil is fine at room temp. It is stored and sold in stores at room temp so how could it go bad all of a sudden? One of the main reasons for using coconut oil in snacks and cakes back before hydrogenated oils was because you could store them at room temp on the shelves.:peace:
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    rdhotchilepepper

    rdhotchilepepper Member

    Coconut oil is fine at room temperature...as long as it is in a solid state!

    Here in Cali over the summer it's too hot (and no AC means no temp control). So, when you melt it down it doesn't always re-solidify if you keep it out on the counter. Just threw that in so people were mindful of that fact, sorry for not clarifying :D

    Actually coconut oil is fine at room temp. It is stored and sold in stores at room temp so how could it go bad all of a sudden? One of the main reasons for using coconut oil in snacks and cakes back before hydrogenated oils was because you could store them at room temp on the shelves.:peace:[/QUOTE]
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    doobnVA

    doobnVA Well-Known Member

    Sounds delicious! Never thought of using coconut oil before. I'll have to try this out with scraps from harvest time =) Making me hungry just thinking about it.
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    Martiwanna

    Martiwanna Member

    I haven't tried the water/oil process, but what I do is heat just the coconut oil in a small pan until dropping a pinch of semi-ground up bud results in a fizzing. Then I add the rest of the bud and after it fizzes out I swirl the pan contents a few times, then pour it thru a fine strainer into a canning jar. I use about 4 grams of bud in 1/2 cup coconut oil. Then, to prevent the oil from freezing, I add about 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil...the 2 oils don't separate and the resulting oil is easily dosed using a measuring spoon......a dose for my purposes is 1/2-1 teaspoon.

    I usually try to avoid heating the oil to the point that the cannabis turns brown, but even when I did, it didn't seem to destroy the cannabis......i mean if you can burn & smoke it, why would
    high temp oils destroy it?
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    pr0fesseur

    pr0fesseur Well-Known Member

    Coconut oil is not 100% fat in fact it is comprised of up to 51% lauric acid, which in the body are turned into manolaurin(hope i spelled that right) . the fat that is in coconut oil is primarily Saturated fats. This oil can and should be stored in a glass container when in liquid form. Saturated fatty acids are referred to as saturated because all available carbon bonds are tied up with a hydrogen atom. That is, there are no openings for rancidity or spoilage. Coconut oil is known for its ability to help with all sorts of ailments and its antifungal and antiviral properties. Search for Monolaurin and how the body uses this to fight infection.
    I have used ghee butter to extract thc and it works very well, and has a great buttery flavor great on anything even plain toast.. I would suggest you not use "virgin" coconut oil for this purpose however, as it has a lower smoke point and a great coconut smell...

    On another thought i am testing the viability of coconut water from the coconut not from a package, for cloning. coconut water or milk contains rooting hormones and phytohormones, giving a seedling a great BOOST to get growing fast in nature.
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    CRex

    CRex Member

    [ "oil for this purpose however, as it has a lower smoke point and a great coconut smell...

    On another thought i am testing the viability of coconut water from the coconut not from a package, for cloning. coconut water or milk contains rooting hormones and phytohormones, giving a seedling a great BOOST to get growing fast in nature."]

    How has this worked for you?!?!?! Prof, have you tried this yet!!! What about THC extraction using chloroform and heat? This is the technique we are going to dabble in this weekend. I hear this is also healthier for you with a less potent after taste!:-P I've also read from Ed that it extracts 90% of the THC... does anyone know how much is extracted using coconut milk?

    :leaf:C. Rex out.:leaf:
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    endogarden

    endogarden New Member

    Thanks for this sweet recipe! I'm boiling water right now. :clap: About to add the coconut oil, doing 2 cups for 80g of popcorn and shake. Can't wait to find out how it goes.
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    ThunderLips

    ThunderLips Well-Known Member

    The goal is to capture the THC in the oil. Not burn it off. High temp oils will burn the THC off resulting in less amounts of THC residing in the actual oil..
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    kingzt

    kingzt Well-Known Member

    Does it matter how long the oil is cooked for? I just recently tried with coconut oil I used a 1/4 oz of some drop dead kush to 1/2 cup of coconut oil I let it cook in the oil for about 2 hrs on low making sure it did not get too hot. I found that this product was not as strong as previous oils i have made with vegetable oil but my previous times using veggie oil I cooked for about half hour with higher temps opposed to low temps longer cooking times.
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    gioua

    gioua Well-Known Member

    after FINALLY getting my hands on some coconut oil... cost 8.50 for a 14 oz jar. I added aprox 30g or buds/sift/sticks stems twigs etc.. I did not heat the oil or do anything really but left the oil outside for about 30 mins to get nice and melted and then added the weed to it... been there for about 10 days so far.. the oil mix is now a solid and very very green... like cannabutter and I am positive you can use this mix as a salve.. or a balm I am planning on adding more weed to it later..
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    bushybush

    bushybush New Member

    Some of us have been using various oils for years. You will notice that if you don't use gloves, you will wonder why you are SO DAMN STONED halfway through the process.....My buddy and I found out that it is TOTALLY like a salve and that thc SEEPS right into your pores. :) Gioua, I really like that idea of letting it sit in the sun and slowly process. Once you have made the oil potent enough, you will be very surprised at the cool things you can do with it.
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    endogarden

    endogarden New Member

    I think it does matter. I cooked mine for 6 and a half hours on the lowest stove setting possible, turned on when necessary. I had to turn it off and let it simmer without active heat, fairly often. Keep it simmering at a low rate but not boiling, I found if you left the stove on continuously it would cause it to boil, which would cause it to lose potency I think. In any case, made with 80g it in 2 cups of coconut oil turned out very potent, when used as a salve it almost immediately relieves pain. When consumed in large amounts you will be incapacitated.
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    dirtsurfr

    dirtsurfr Well-Known Member

    This is the same process as making budder I just have to get my hands on some coconut oil!!!!
    So this would help my tired sore old hands?? The thumbs are a wreck!
    Digging fences at 58 years old is alot like work LOL!
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    gioua

    gioua Well-Known Member


    Well I am pretty positive it will help... wont hurt at least... but I have a buddy who uses the Rick Simpson oil mix and this is so close to it.. I mean the extraction is the same I just use oil and the sun for heat
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    endogarden

    endogarden New Member

    I agree, we are just swapping a solvent that binds to THC and evaporates for an oil that binds to THC and it kept and enjoyed. The same properties should apply, you just need to use a whole lb to create the potency of Ricky's oil. I like calling him Ricky because of Trailer Park Boys. I like to imagine Ricky from TPB would also find the cure for cancer whilst chasing raykuns and squirrels away from his 'dope plants'.
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    oldschooltofu

    oldschooltofu Well-Known Member

    i agree, switched to coconut oil on my last two batches, and it is way stronger than the soy butter i was using.

    here is another tip. put a few cardimon pods in your boil. this indian spice helps extract the thc from the leaf. and rinse the leaf well with hot water.

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