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    Hi folks.

    So I’ve been wondering for ages about letting filtered isopropyl and cannabis sit for days.

    This morning I woke up to 6l of the stuff sitting on my window sill.
    Today I chucked the lot in the still however,Normally that would be the 2nd run witch I wouldn’t bother with for a few days.
    After hours a few days sitting it turns from its golden colour to a darker amber.
    I know there some chemical reaction going however what I don’t know.
    I know letting it sit for the night helps remove chlorophyll however what happens after it has sat for days is that a bad thing?

    Just nags at me it might.

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    It's the UV light that helps convert the chlorophyll after you've already done an extraction. You can take a green extract and put it under a HID for a few minutes and it'll turn it gold. I'm sure it probably does break down the THC and CBD too, well I've forgotten the breakdown products of those. I think it's CBN and I forget the THC one.



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    The uv light I understood as I make it up at night and pick it up the morning when the sunlight has done it’s thing.
    Just sometimes I’ve let it sit for 3-5 days,after a couple of days it gets darker.

    from what your saying and logic suggests that it not a good idea to let it sit for days as it sounds like that way I would be killing of some of the goodness.
    Sounds like letting sit In light for just long enough to just convert the chlorophyll is the better option.
    Cheers.
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    Winterise your extraction and it will lock out the all the unwanted crap. Just freeze the weed, solvent, jars funnel everything for 24 hrs. That’ll give a nice cleaner oil.

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    I’ve always wanted to try that.
    One thing I can’t figure that stops me is if the material is frozen what happens to the water,how does that evaporate.

    Oh well enough posting today I’ll pick this up tomorrow.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stillmix View Post
    I’ve always wanted to try that.
    One thing I can’t figure that stops me is if the material is frozen what happens to the water,how does that evaporate.

    Oh well enough posting today I’ll pick this up tomorrow.
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    You winterize only the alcohol tincture and it helps the fats and lipids and other solids to settle out. The best way to filter that is with a buckner funnel under vacuum with everything frozen to minus 20°. My freezer only goes down to zero and it still works okay I just have to freeze for two or three days. But I've decided I'm just not interested in winterizing, if I were smoking it instead of making topicals and edibles and capsules and that kind of stuff then yeah I probably would winterize.

    I found an old jar of Colombian gold tincture in the freezer from about four or five years ago and all of the solids had settled out so I just poured off the top of the jar cooked it down mixed in 10% food grade polyethylene glycol and made my own vape carts. Worked real well.



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    Another thing I do these days more often just because it's quicker, is I press out some rosin mixing in just a touch of polyethylene glycol and then I use that to make my butter and capsules and everything else. It's a very fast way to do it. If you have a good capacity rosin press.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jingo View Post
    Another thing I do these days more often just because it's quicker, is I press out some rosin mixing in just a touch of polyethylene glycol and then I use that to make my butter and capsules and everything else. It's a very fast way to do it. If you have a good capacity rosin press.



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    This is what I want to do Jingo. I just don’t have the money. I want to move away from ISO even though it’s 99.98, I still don’t really like having to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elias View Post
    This is what I want to do Jingo. I just don’t have the money. I want to move away from ISO even though it’s 99.98, I still don’t really like having to use it.
    I have a 12 ton shop press so all I had to do was to buy a pair of heated plates in a cage for about 200 bucks. I can press out about 7 g at a time and good weed will give me one and a half grams of rosin. That's enough to do a pound of butter.



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    That’s a nice amount of rosin from 7g.
    If you had no access to a shop press what would you think of the one at the top;

    Please, no links

    The one below it I can’t see having enough pressure to be worth buying however I’ve never seen anyone like it
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