Stem tea

Discussion in 'Medicating' started by Dr.J20, Sep 9, 2018.

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    Dr.J20

    Dr.J20 Well-Known Member

    So i've got a ton of stems in the freezer, somewhere on the order of 454g and here's what I'm thinking of doing:

    I'm going to get some coconut milk and coconut cream (b/c no lactose) and dump it in a crockpot. Then i'm going to grind up my stems and throw 'em in the crock pot. I'll then cover the crockpot and let it set on low overnight/ six-eight hours. Then i'm going to strain out the mushy stems and save the milk in a mason jar. I will then sip the milk with my tea.

    if you've ever made stem tea let me know what you think here!! help me out! I'm swingin on common sense here!

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    DancesWithWeeds

    DancesWithWeeds Member

    That sounds like a good idea. Please keep postings on this. Can't seem to picture the taste, though. Personally, I'm looking for all kinds of ways to use. I have COPD so I am trying to find better ways than smoking.
     
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    Dr.J20

    Dr.J20 Well-Known Member

    yeah I feel you, vaping has been my go to since '06; edibles never really do the same thing for me, sometimes i'm on my ass, sometimes i see colors more vibrantly but still feel some aches and pains, other times I don't feel anything at all. Tinctures, esp ones you can mist sublingually, are also pretty nice. I've made the VICS formula before, the mint is a nice touch.

    I'm trying to get as much out of the plant as possible so this is just one more thing to try. I've heard stem tea is a mellow experience so I'll be looking for that when it's time to try it. I'm thinking of putting some vanilla, cardamom, cinamon, clove type mixture into the milk to quasi-chai it up for the taste factor. I don't expect it'll be terrible, but i like wheatgrass shots and beet juice so maybe my palate isn't so super close to the mainstream...

    Anywho, picking up the coconut milk later so things will be underway and I should have a taste test tomorrow or the next day. might have to travel for work the day after tomorrow, so that might be ideal...

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    Coloradoclear

    Coloradoclear Well-Known Member

    I have never heard of making tea with stems? Didn't know they would get you high.
     
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    DancesWithWeeds

    DancesWithWeeds Member

    You mean VICS like ViCS Rub when you have to clear up a cold?

    I would think it would be pretty good. My brother-in-law uses The stems, roots, sun leaves, and any other trimming to make cana butter. I've had some of his cookies mad with it and they knocked my socks off. I have heard that ALL parts of the plant have all the oils, but just not as much as the buds and maybe the sugar leaves.
     
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    Dr.J20

    Dr.J20 Well-Known Member

    yeah, there's a bunch of good cannabinoids spread throughout the plant. Stem tea is supposed to be pretty mellow so probably a fair amount of CBD, CBG, CBN etc.

    As for VICS (Vancouver Island Compassion Society), it's just a particular recipe for a tincture that you put into a little spray bottle and spray under your tongue, and in the sides of your cheek to dose. check out thevics.com for the recipe.

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    vostok

    vostok Well-Known Member

    it will give you a buzz

    but in truth most of the trics(thc) is on the flowers

    with tiny amounts on the stems and fans

    but always good to see kiddies play
     
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    Coloradoclear

    Coloradoclear Well-Known Member

    I like to save my stems . . . And sneak them onto bonfire in the backyard when my wife isn't looking which is FROWNED UPON when the kids are around.
     
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    DancesWithWeeds

    DancesWithWeeds Member

    Let's say that you are sitting on the patio on a hot day with a nice pitcher of "green tea". Would it be so bad to drink a couple of glasses to get a little buzz?

    If you enjoy stem tea then make it, drink it, and enjoy it.
     
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    DancesWithWeeds

    DancesWithWeeds Member

    Thanks for the education. I had visions of mixing good bud up with VICS Vapor Rub. OMG!!!
     
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    vostok

    vostok Well-Known Member

    Many growers are left with stems and fans with little idea what to do

    I compost mine down

    others make a tea,

    just soak in water to a month

    then add to the watering can for some recycled nutes

    or better spray on your plant once a month

    good luck
     
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    Dr.J20

    Dr.J20 Well-Known Member

    So I said :
    And then you condescended:

    A quick aside, Trichomes are not the same thing as THC; Trichomes manufacture cannabinoids, including THC. And the 'tiny amounts' you reference are nonetheless, there, and so can be concentrated into the milk.

    Wow you must be a really superior gardener. Look at you returning your nitrogen to your grow via composting. Well done, sir! Such a creative and original use of greenwaste. And, so humble, too--it's totally not condescending to refer to someone as a 'kiddie.'

    I think you're over focused on THC--Plenty of other cannabinoids in the stems and fan leaves, especially when you have a pound of them.

    But, hey, thanks for contributing your incredibly enlightened opinion to this discussion about a consumable beverage that can be produced and enjoyed consequent to a successful gardening cycle.

    PS, your bogus ass leftovers tea does very very little, and certainly is a useless foliar.

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    Dr.J20

    Dr.J20 Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, totally got sidetracked; milk works great! loved it!
     

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