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Tek Processing large amounts

Discussion in 'Concentrates' started by Bouldorado, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. Bouldorado

    Bouldorado Well-Known Member

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    A friend recently asked if I could convert 1-2 lbs into hash oil. The answer is yes, but my current butane setup (either soak or tube) is pretty much limited to <1.5 oz runs. Also if I use 1 can per ounce, butane will get expensive pretty quickly. Building a closed loop system is unfortunately out of the question.

    So I was hoping to open a discussion about processing larger amounts of material. I'm interested in hearing people's teks (particularly QWISO/QWET) for large runs. The more detailed, the better. The goal is to maximize yield without sacrificing flavor.

    :science:
     
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  2. calimed

    calimed Member

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    Buy a few 24-36 inch tubes and a vacuum chamber/pump and you can easily process 1-2lbs of material in a day.
     
  3. farscaper

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    sounds like you need to get a big 2000ml buchner funnel!

    im subbed up to this. I will put my thinker on for it.

    edit: if it is poor quality like trim. why not make a bubble hash or dry ice hash fisrt to limit exposure to plant matter with solvent. @2clicker is an advocate of this tek.
     
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  4. 215z

    215z Well-Known Member

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    I know what ASSuming makes me, but lets say he has 1-2lbs to process every ninety days. With the cost of solvent, I would think he would want a closed loop system.
    [​IMG]
    Turnkey kits can be purchased from vendors like Cascadia Dynamics and Tamisium. DIY if you are comfortable doing hvac+plumbing work.
     
  5. Bouldorado

    Bouldorado Well-Known Member

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    Processing more than 1-2 oz is not a regular occasion for me which is why I don't want to drop the cash on a closed loop. Otherwise I definitely would. With 2lbs I'm looking at 30+ cans of tane. That's $165 (vector) - $210 (capital), and why I'm interested in a quick wash to minimize solvent costs.
     
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  6. farscaper

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    I think you should concider a mechanical extraction first. that will make soaking in solvent to purify much cheaper.
     
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  7. Bouldorado

    Bouldorado Well-Known Member

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    do you think that would affect flavor? most of what I've read about making oil says using larger pieces of nugs is the best way to go for flavor.

    @calimed

    I'm thinking about going that route since I already have a pump and chamber, and it sounds like the butane costs shouldn't be a problem for my buddy. Do you know a good source for SS tubes?

    Also would that method require some kind of compressed air to clear the tube out?
     
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  8. farscaper

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    I would say you will need some type of air injection to finish off the injection and not leave some in those 2-3ft tubes.
     
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  9. calimed

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    Check out glacier tanks for your tubes.

    A long drill bit and a stick does pretty well if you don't have an air compressor.
     
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  10. Bouldorado

    Bouldorado Well-Known Member

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    Ok sweet. How much do you think would fit in a 1" x 36" tube?

    And what is the drill bit used for? Just compressing the tube load to squeeze out tane?
     
  11. calimed

    calimed Member

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    I'd get 1.5" vs. 1" diameter tubes. A 1.5x36 tube can hold a few ounces...but it varies depending on material. 2-3 of those and you can easily run over half a pound in one packing.

    The drill bit is to help get the used material out.
     
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  12. tuk

    tuk Well-Known Member

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    1.5x36 is around 1 litre volume....you could fill a measuring jug with 1 litre of plant matter then weigh.
     
  13. farscaper

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    but that wouldnt be the same as a packed tube. as compaired to a loose volume.

    @Bouldorado do you have a legnth of tube you use currently that you could compair figuratively?

    say a 12x1" hold y grams so a 36x1.5" would hold x grams
     
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  14. tuk

    tuk Well-Known Member

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    Unless you pack the measuring jug that is.......whateva, still more accurate than guessing!
     
  15. Bouldorado

    Bouldorado Well-Known Member

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    I have a SSTB and a glass tube. Glass holds about 12g but I.d is only an inch or so.

    It's not a huge concern, I was just hoping to get an idea of how many runs I'll have to do.
     
  16. DieHard

    DieHard Vertical transportation specialist.

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    I have 3/4" ID tube 13 inches long and it holds no more than 21g of loosely chopped then packed fairly tight. So maybe 1oz per foot of tubing. Just an educated guesstimate.
     
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  17. DogBoy

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    ....nice diagram....worth 1000 words...
     
  18. walrus

    walrus Well-Known Member

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    Bhombtubes uses pretty much the same 1.5" tubes that are available on Glaciertanks. Here is their estimated amount of material per length of tube:
    6"20-28 grams
    8"28-38 grams
    14"50-65 grams
    18" 70-85 grams
    26" 90-120 grams
     
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  19. jdee

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