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My personal recipe: extracting mescaline from legal cacti

Discussion in 'Hallucinatory Substances' started by IanCurtisWishlist, Dec 18, 2008.


    IanCurtisWishlist Well-Known Member

    A no-frills guide to extracting Mescaline from legal cacti, namely San Pedro. Requires constant supervision. For illegal use only.

    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.
    8) 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.
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    SativaHeadFuck Active Member

    can you legally get these cactuses through customs and quaranteen

    IanCurtisWishlist Well-Known Member

    Well the cactus is not ilegal to possess, only illegal to cook into mescaline. If you get the cactus from a source in the United States, there will be no customs issues. It would be very difficult to prove in a court of law that you were possessing, or cooking the cactus for drug-related purposes, anyways. If hemp seeds can be sent through the mail, and they are illegal, then the legal cactus can be sent freely throughout the united states. You shouldn't have any problems ordering it from e-bay, even. (if you like their website. I personally hate them).

    I've seen small san pedro cacti at Wal-Mart nurseries throughout California. I've also seen them at Target before. Sometimes the cacti aren't labled properly, so it's important to get the right ones.

    shepj Oracle of Hallucinogens

    nice extraction. Growing your own cacti is not that difficult also, or one could (as you said) order from a domestic supplier.

    IanCurtisWishlist Well-Known Member

    Thanks! Growing your own cacti is usually not that difficult, but it is rather time consuming. Most peyote buttons are ready to eat in about 20 years. So it would take several years worth of growing a legal san pedro to get enough cactus to trip on mescaline. That is, if you grow it from seed.

    shepj Oracle of Hallucinogens

    True that. I think bouncingbeatbotanicals has cuttings?

    NomadicSky Well-Known Member

    I'm going to try this.

    I didn't know peyote was illegal.

    I bought one online once that was an experience.

    BTKilla Member

    I know this is an old post but I was looking for a good San pedro recipe and found this. Lmao I love the possible problems. I will be trying this recipe in a few weeks. Hopefully it all turns out good

    Impman Well-Known Member

    bump. Im gonna do this tek starting ....now

    MrEDuck Well-Known Member

    How have you been doing your initial prep of the cactus to make your starting tea?

    rory420420 Well-Known Member

    Cactusplaza guys..all the san pedro or peruvian torch you want..even peyote.

    Impman Well-Known Member

    is it true that peyote takes 10 years to grow? cuz i hear that about san pedro, but i have san pedro and it grows like a motherfucker. i can get a foot in three months easy, and i dont even know a thing about cactus except it loves light and water

    MrEDuck Well-Known Member

    At least 5 years from seed.

    djmaloney New Member

    I just ordered 10 lbs of cactus

    canndo Well-Known Member

    plant all of your cuttings and wait two years.
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    indicat33 Well-Known Member

    I thought the outermost layer (skin) contains the most mescaline...

    high|hgih Well-Known Member

    Just bought two/1ft cuttings of san pedro.
    I'm going to follow this exactly as it says.

    Thank you very much for posting this, very excited to do this.

    Couple questions though. As far as shots go, I'll be on a hike. I can control my LSD very well but am not at all familiar with mescaline. I know that it's light in a sense like LSD, as opposed to mushrooms. This is why we are going to take it while hiking.
    How many would be wise taking? We want to trip hard, not too hard, will just two shots be worth it? Or should we just take 3 and see what happens?
    Also how many shots does this make in total roughly and how bad is the nausea using this recipe?

    Harrystott18 New Member

    How many doses will this make ? :)

    indicat33 Well-Known Member

    DSCN0525.JPG Here are the remaining cuttings of T.Brigdesii. I cooked the other 2 for 6 hrs in acidified water (orange juice), and after straining the liquid, I continued reducing until I was left with a "cactus-jam". It required constant stirring, and about 8 hrs but I finally rolled the Sticky (!) goo into balls using flour. They've been in the freezer almost 24 hrs now. Thinking of trying it out tonight...:shock:
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2014

    indicat33 Well-Known Member

    DSCN0526.JPG The extract from 2 feet of cactus. Weighs about 6.5 oz. Have no idea how much I should eat, but 100% of it should be equivalent to 24" of cactus. Dosage, anyone?
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2014
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