December 9th, 2015 | By admin
This is the continuation to Liquid THC, Part 1. In this article, further refinement of the hash oil is detailed, the result being liquid THC. Part 1 left us off with some high quality hash oil.
As we continue in this article, the hash oil will be reduced down to almost pure THC.
At this point, we have a good amount of hash oil, and it’s exquisite. Now it is necessary to combine the Everclear with the cooled hash oil in a sealable container. A high quality plastic container works extremely well for this but be sure the lid closes tightly because it is going to be shaken to mix it.
The goal is to completely dissolve the hash oil in the alcohol. This might take a while so be prepared for it. There are also a lot of gasses made from this process, so remove the lid once in a while to relieve pressure or the thing will fizz or go pop. Once the container has been shaken for maybe ten minutes, sit the container down in a cool and safe place. The solution will settle into layers, the bottom layer being the bulk of the resins and tars. The next layer up is what is called the Emulsion layer. The top layer contains the THC in suspension.
The next step is to keep the top layer of the solution and the bottom two layers are discarded. A turkey baster and an eyedropper works very well for this. The turkey baster takes the top layer off very well and in large quantities while the eye dropper takes off a smaller amount, but in a more delicate manner. Take the top layer off without disturbing the layer beneath. The eye dropper works very well for this. Just make sure both are clean and dry prior to being used.
Once as much of the liquid as possible has been taken from the top layer, fire up the double boiler again and reduce the solution that was just siphoned off, but at a lower temperature – about 100 degrees Fahrenheit (around 40 degrees Celsius). The goal is to evaporate the alcohol and any water that made it through. When the solution is thin enough to say it’s hash oil, it’s done.
The procedure is finally done! What is left is the finished product, which can be anywhere from 40 to 80 percent pure DELTA-9 THC. It should be a semi-transparent liquid with a brown or green tinge to it. If care has been taken, it’ll be clear.
Expect about one fluid ounce of pure THC from every 5 or 6 ounces or so of shake or buds. There will obviously be more oil per batch if buds were used instead of shake. The amount you end up with also depends on the potency of the plant itself.
This oil can now be used in cooking, in vaporizers, on rolling papers, and pretty much anything else you can think of. Now some people say that heating the THC too much causes it to lose potency, but that just isn’t the case if you do it carefully. As you heat the solution, energy is added to the THC, thus making it readily available to you, the consumer. Some may shake their heads at this, but think on this –the stuff is burned to ingest, and it seems to work pretty well.
This oil is thinner than regular, unrefined hash oil, though it will still spread well over a rolling paper. It’s pure heaven in a vaporizer or on a hot blade, with a unique but vaguely recognizable taste to it.
This simply has to be tried to believe. Be careful with the heat source, and you can’t go wrong.
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