ISO hash oil - sharing the method i have been using for over a year now

sidewing

Well-Known Member
I was an avid bubble bag user but could only achieve full melt on specific strains and then i purchased a ecig vape that took only oil. so i finally bit the bullet and dove into ISO extract. I felt very confident in its safety as i am big on organics and no chemicals. here is the way i do ISO extract to make my hash oil (which ends up like a piece of caramel taffy, not too sticky, able to be handled at room temperature, and bubbles and melts clean when heated)

First things you will need:
ISOPROPYL alcohol. 91% or higher. 91% is ok during warmer summer months, but if the weather is cooler use only 99%. and it HAS TO BE ISOPROPYL. do not use rubbing alcohol or everclear or any other type of alcohol you think is better.. it is not and it is also not safe.

A stovetop glass coffee pot.

A Metal screen coffee filter that goes on top of the pot.

Standard paper coffee filters.

A clean pyrex bowl dedicated strictly to hash.

A splash guard (big circle metal screen) to place on top of the pyrex bowl.

1 large mason jar

1 plastic tupperware container rectangle shaped

Razor blades

An electric oven

a metal screen strainer

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First step is to get your ISOPROPYL alcohol. I buy mine from CVS if im using 91%, they have big bottles there.. if its a cooler time of the year i just order 99% from amazon.

place in freezer for at least a couple of days before u are going to make your extract. THIS IS CRUCIAL DO NOT SKIMP ON THIS STEP.

place your trimmings in the freezer also for the same amount of time.

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When you go to start making your extract, place your trimmings into the mason jar, when the jar is full (or you are out of product) add the alcohol. i usually fill about 90% of the way with alcohol. usually about 2 big bottles of ISO.
Put the lid on the mason jar and turn up and down and around and shake for about 30 seconds.

take the lid off and pour through the metal screen strainer into the plastic tupperware container. basically u are seperating out the alcohol from the plant material at this stage.

throw out the plant material, rinse out the mason jar, and fill the mason jar with the alcohol now seperated from the plant material.

go outside (if you arent already) and set up your coffee pot with the metal coffee filter, then place about 10 paper coffee filters on top the metal one. proceed to pour the alcohol mixture from the mason jar into the top of the coffee filter. it is going to drip slow, so have patience, just pour so its all going into the paper filter, and leave it alone for about 15mins, then go back and top it off.. repeat until all your mixture is thru the filter.

now u will have a very light neon green color liquid in your coffee pot, compeltely clean of any plant material and BS. just pure alcohol and cannaboids.

pour this into the clean pyrex dish, leave it outside with the splash guard on top of it to prevent anything from flying into it. u can place a small fan next to it blowing down into it to speed up the alcohol evaporation process. do not use heat to speed up the process this is dangerous. also do not do any of this near an open flame or anything that can spark.

during summer heat it will all evaporate usually within 24 hours. if u are using 91% in winter temperatures it can take upwards of 5 days to evaporate (the alcohol will go, but the 9% water will take forever, this is why in cooler temps use 99% ISO).

once its all evaporated u will have a compltely dry pyrex dish with residue all over the bottom and side walls.

get a razor and scrape it all together, it should be a light color looking like maple sugar or sand. it will be sort of powdery at this point. scrape it all free of the pyrex dish and into a neat pile in the middle of the pyrex bowl. preheat your oven to 150-200 degrees and give it about 3-5 minutes in there. what u are doing is heating the oil just enough to melt it together, this is not a decarb for eating it like rick simpson oil, its simply just to melt it together so it will be easier to handle later on.

pull it out, and the oil will appear darker now, almost brownish. it should look melted together almost. get a razor and scrape it together again and itll stick together, swirl it around a few times with the razor and it will lighten up a little.

once its swirled together and looks oily, let it sit out for a bit to cool off. once it cools off i will harden a little and if u slide the razor under it, it should pop off easily and be fairly easy to handle.

at this point u can smoke it however u choose. i personally load mine into a ecig style vaporizer . but u can put small little shards on top of a bowl. the oil will bubble and melt away cleanly. extremely potent and flavorful. I have people who are avid ear wax smokers comment on the flavor and high of this extract and if they hit it out the ecig they cannot tell the different unless i mention it to them.

enjoy and be safe.
 

sidewing

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heres whats left of the last batch i made (what i didnt load into my omicron cartridge to vaporize).

scraped this together on thanksgiving. it has trimmings of these strains: sour flower, grape ape, mercury og, xj13, sweet and sour kush, sour diesel. so this oil is a gumbo mix of strains.

and let me tell you, you can feel every big of every strain.. its too potent for me honestly most of the time, the only time i can hit this oil is when im alone, and dont have anything at all to do all day.

it medicates big time, its visually sedating, strong visuals, strong body high, its intense while making u feel like u need sleep almost immediately. within 45 minutes u will be eyes rolling shut. my wife hits this and is asleep within 15 minutes every single time. she says its her new best friend haha.

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imchucky666

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I just tried 2 batches, with my Indica-ish sugar leafs and a couple Sativa-ish popcorn buds, mixed on both batches.I did notice that in my experiment, soaking and shaking the Mason jar every 30-40 mins. and soaking the stuff for a little over 6 hours did not make the end result any darker, but also not more potent than the 20 minute run that I did.The 6 hour batch, I refrigerated for 2 days in the freezer, the 20 minute I did not.The drainage from the 20 min. batch was lighter in color while liquid, but not any lighter than the 6 hour after dry.Both seemed to come out as a finished product of a black or dark green oily sticky tar consistency.
 

sidewing

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20mins is too long if u are smoking it. having the alcohol in the freezer for a few days makes your final product more more pure. and just do less than a minute on the iso wash. the alcohol will strip it instantly, doing it for longer does not give it any added benefit.

if u are creating rick simpson oil or an oil for any other reason other than smoking then id recommend the long soak.. but oil for vaping/smoking needs to be real fast to get good flavor and light colored oil. also if u try to speed dry it with heat it will make the oil darker.
 

LoRd MeGaTR0N31

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heres whats left of the last batch i made (what i didnt load into my omicron cartridge to vaporize).

scraped this together on thanksgiving. it has trimmings of these strains: sour flower, grape ape, mercury og, xj13, sweet and sour kush, sour diesel. so this oil is a gumbo mix of strains.

and let me tell you, you can feel every big of every strain.. its too potent for me honestly most of the time, the only time i can hit this oil is when im alone, and dont have anything at all to do all day.

it medicates big time, its visually sedating, strong visuals, strong body high, its intense while making u feel like u need sleep almost immediately. within 45 minutes u will be eyes rolling shut. my wife hits this and is asleep within 15 minutes every single time. she says its her new best friend haha.

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With that amount how many hits did you get with your vaporizer? I wanted to make a batch of hash oil to go with my drippy stick I just bought.
 

LoRd MeGaTR0N31

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heres whats left of the last batch i made (what i didnt load into my omicron cartridge to vaporize).

scraped this together on thanksgiving. it has trimmings of these strains: sour flower, grape ape, mercury og, xj13, sweet and sour kush, sour diesel. so this oil is a gumbo mix of strains.

and let me tell you, you can feel every big of every strain.. its too potent for me honestly most of the time, the only time i can hit this oil is when im alone, and dont have anything at all to do all day.

it medicates big time, its visually sedating, strong visuals, strong body high, its intense while making u feel like u need sleep almost immediately. within 45 minutes u will be eyes rolling shut. my wife hits this and is asleep within 15 minutes every single time. she says its her new best friend haha.

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also where did you get the Grape ape?
 

sidewing

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i didnt weigh how much i added this time. usually its about a gram of oil. and that will last about 200 hard hits. but each ecig is different, i use the o-phos. it uses 2.4 omicron cartridges i believe.

the grape ape is a cut my buddy has had for a few years now. its very sativa dominant, its not the GDP purple urkle grape ape some people say that grape ape is. it has a smell that i have smelled before, very unique i just cant put my finger on what it is. i personally dont like it.. it yields very fat, and buds are massive. but it needs like 12 weeks in my opinion, and its very heady. meaning it trips my vision out, and just wrecks my brain. i cannot function on this stuff. its good herb its just not my cup of tea.. as far as the GDP, i have kens GDP in my rotation and thats the only purple i ever need.
 

LoRd MeGaTR0N31

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i didnt weigh how much i added this time. usually its about a gram of oil. and that will last about 200 hard hits. but each ecig is different, i use the o-phos. it uses 2.4 omicron cartridges i believe.

the grape ape is a cut my buddy has had for a few years now. its very sativa dominant, its not the GDP purple urkle grape ape some people say that grape ape is. it has a smell that i have smelled before, very unique i just cant put my finger on what it is. i personally dont like it.. it yields very fat, and buds are massive. but it needs like 12 weeks in my opinion, and its very heady. meaning it trips my vision out, and just wrecks my brain. i cannot function on this stuff. its good herb its just not my cup of tea.. as far as the GDP, i have kens GDP in my rotation and thats the only purple i ever need.
How many plants did you have to produce about a gram of hash oil?
 

AltarNation

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Hey man.. great tek... definitely gonna try it after my next chop to refill my g-pen cartridges. Just wonderin:in my past iso attempts I worked with a square pyrex pan and still had a hell of a time scraping the corners where it curves... dont you find it difficult to work the flat razor on that curved bowl?? Got a special technique i dont know??

Thanks man, great tek.
 

sidewing

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I use a razor that has a handle i think i got it from AutoZone/o'reilleys. So i can push the razor across on the initial scraping. I don't use the razor by hand until after it's scraped and melted together. And to scrape the build up off the push razor. It is very hard to scrape with just the razor and your hand. With the handle you can use a lot more muscle and leverage making it much easier. It's hard to get every little bit out of every little corner. I usually just get what i can and don't bother with the rest.
 

oilmkr420

Active Member
Imo, isopropyl alcohol is the absolute worst and what would you really be expecting when you pay like $3.00 a bottle? I highly advise against it because the denaturing portion distills off @ exactly the same temperature as the water. What that means is any water residues that aren't fully heated off, will be in there and they are poisons to prevent people from drinking it. Ethanol is way higher selectivity, fit for human consumption, w no toxic residues. Yet even ethanol extract contains 200 times the cytotoxins from a soxhlet extraction ran for 24 hrs vs a supercritical fluid extract. It's really ghetto to use isopropyl no disrespect, but it's not just about looks.
 

sidewing

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Pretty sure isopropyl is not denatured.. Rubbing alcohol is. Which is why it's important to check your label it should say isopropyl and water only.
 

ru4r34l

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I tremble in fear when I hear of bud/trimmings sitting in ISO for longer than a minute or so, I pour my ISO while in the freezer and it's one pour that goes right through, any second pour or shaking is bringing in contaminants.

Good technique except for the leaving it outside to evaporate, I always use heat

regards,
 

moonquasar

Active Member
If you soak in the iso too long, don't worry - just put the liquid in a clear container and leave it in the sunlight for 20 min or so. Eventually the green color will dissapear and the liquid will turn amber. Don't let it sit too long, as this process will destroy some of the the thc too.
 

BluJayz

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Anyone else get a Trojan warning when viewing this post? :fire:

@AlterNation Hobby stores sell a exact o knife kit that has slanted, tilted and degree'd blades that work wonders on corners.

@sidewing I noticed no one talked about decarbing, is it because you only smoke the product?

Also whats the difference from making Oil you can smoke VS ingest. I would say the oil I make is multi purpose.
Are you just referring to the quality of taste and presence of chlorophyll? The duration of the wash should not influence anything other than that.

Edit: I did not notice until now that this came up from the bottom of the sea.. :bigjoint:
 

sidewing

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the only difference between oil you smoke and oil you eat is decarbing it in the oven so its activated so you can eat it. i dont decarb it if im going to just smoke it, i find it makes the flavor bland.. nothing special just bland oil taste. if its not decarbed it has more of the flavors from the herb in my opinion.
 

Kushest

New Member
I have been using the isopropyl method for years as well. Today I mostly use it to get the reclaim out of my wax bong. I put the mixed material on a pyrex bowl over an electric space heater to evap the remaining water and alcohol while constantly whipping to release trapped iso and water. The end result looks as if the alcohol was never present and the reclaim was scraped directly from the bong. Smoking the reclaim is almost as potent as the actual wax but doesent seem to last as long.
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