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Getting a water distiller to distill cannabis oil (and not getting my house burnt in the process)

Discussion in 'Vapor Related Equipment' started by justcametomind, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. justcametomind

    justcametomind IT'S TIME!

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    I watched this video and now I want to buy such a thing!
    Tell me it's not a good idea, seems like it's 50€ off amazon.
    Click to play YouTube Video
     
  2. JCat

    JCat Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    Interesting ... isn't this essentially the same as "The Source by Extract Craft" ?
     
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  3. Monsoon

    Monsoon Well-Known Member

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    The Source uses a vacuum and lower heat.
     
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  4. JCat

    JCat Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    Ah ... got it. This is likely too high heat for our purposes :) Would degrade the product quite a bit ...
     
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  5. justcametomind

    justcametomind IT'S TIME!

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    ..at home easily my a**. :D
     
  6. Skunkport

    Skunkport Well-Known Member

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    Nope not at all. A liquid will never go much about it's boiling point in normal atmospheric conditions, for example you could boil water as much as you like and the water itself will never get hotter than 100 celcius*

    That means the ethanol solution isn't going to get hot enough to damage the cannabinoids, no matter what method you use, unless you've boiled it dry and are just heating the oil.
    That's why in the video he stops before all the ethanol is removed and switches to a gentler heating.


    *Superheating can take it slightly over.
     

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