Well I’m about 2 months away from harvesting, and I’m thinking about what equipment I need to buy to turn my harvest into the products I like consuming. Wax is a no brainer. I live on 4 acres and can either blast outdoors until I can invest in a closed loop system or use I can just use hexane (which I should mostly be able to reclaim in a distillation apparatus anyway). I found a decent short path distillation setup on eBay for under $400, and even though it’s simple, it has a good digital stirring mantle, a good Vigreux column for fractional distillation, and it’s plenty big for how much material I’ll be processing. It looks like the only thing not included is a vacuum pump, and I’ll have to probably rig up some sort of ghetto chiller for the water in the condenser. So who here has actually done it? I’m sick of getting ripped off by the dispensaries and am going to make my own distillate. I’m committed to buying the equipment before I harvest, but I’m just wondering if anyone here has any experience with it and what advice they can give me. I’m specifically interested about chilling the water for the condenser. Should I do something fancy, or something simple like a tub of water with dry ice and a pond pump? Should I run the fraction with the goodies in it a second time for higher purity or is one run enough? What about terpenes? Should I buy pure terpenes or just add some of the terpene fraction back into the THC? Or better yet, can I further isolate the terpenes by running a fractional distillation of the terpene fraction?