A no-frills guide to extracting Mescaline from legal cacti, namely San Pedro. Requires constant supervision. For illegal use only. Steps: 1) Obtain the cactus. 12 inches to one dose will do the trick. You can obtain these from a nursery or from online sources. 2) Chop up the cactus so that it will fit in your freezer. Put it in a plastic bag, and freeze it until it is solid. About 3 hours will do it. 3) After 3 hours have elapsed, take the cactus out and let it thaw. You will notice it is looking a bit floppy, as the cell wall has been broken down. 4) Repeat steps 2 and 3, minus the chopping part. Freeze the cactus again. 5)Thaw the cactus again after it has hardened. It will be even more gloopy than before. 6) Skin the cactus. Try to get as close to the waxy outermost part of the skin as possible. Take off all the thorns because they don't have mescaline. Discard waxy outermost skin and thorns. 7)Put the cactus in a large simmering pot--no lid. Add 2-3 cups of water. Simmer the cactus on the lowest heat possible for about 7 hours. Use low heat to ensure that the active ingredient (mescaline) is not destroyed. Stir occasionally. You will notice that, while cooking the cactus, it turns from a solid to a syrupy yellowish liquid. Continue adding a minimal amount of water to the cactus juice. This will be necessary as the water will continue to evaporate. If you do not add the water, the cactus juice might burn and destroy the active ingredient. If it is boiling, you probably cooked it at too high of a temperature. Your final product will be diminished. Cook the cactus juice down as much as possible. After 7 hours, remove the liquid from the pot and chill in refrigerator. Divide into shot glasses. Take 1 shot for a threshold trip, 2 shots for a stronger trip, and 3-5 to blow your fucking mind away. Possible problems: Q) I followed your recipe exactly and I didn't trip. What happened? A) You most likely did not get the right cactus. Q) I followed your recipe exactly and I was very sick and had to go to the hospital. I almost died. What happened? A) You cooked the wrong cactus, and it was poisonous. Q)I followed your recipe exactly and it wasn't very strong. Why? A) You might have cooked the cactus down at too high of a temperature. The active chemical was partially destroyed.