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QWISO or QWET for ABV?

Discussion in 'Concentrates' started by Ratchett, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. Ratchett

    Ratchett Delta 3D Studios Designer Accessory Maker

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    Hey guys, I've got quite a lot of ABV building up and I'd rather not keep it laying around. I have tried edibles and make some for my wife since she seems to enjoy them. But I don't really care for edibles.

    I'm really not interested in any sort of BHO because I don't want to mess with butane.

    So between QWISO and QWET, which method do you prefer for ABV?

    Most likely I'll be vaping the concentrate on a bed of flowers with the E-Nano and a bubbler
     
  2. 215z

    215z Well-Known Member

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    My vote as always, is the good stuff if you can afford it, and iso if you can't.
     
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  3. tuk

    tuk Well-Known Member

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    ^^Nice .....how much ABV to make that?
     
  4. 2clicker

    2clicker up to my ears in clams Accessory Maker

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    i would use ISO for an abv run. iso is more aggressive and will get more shit out faster. flavor isnt an issue as abv oil already tastes kinda funny so nothing to worry about there.

    plus its cheaper and easier to get.

    now if you ask about fresh flowers... ethanol all the way!
     
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  5. 215z

    215z Well-Known Member

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    @tuk I used about 4oz AVB, from MFLB usage. Refluxed with plenty of 70% isopropyl for 3hrs. Evaped off the iso in a gravy separator (hot water bath), then poured off most of the water. Redissolved the remainder in just enough 99% iso to wash it all out onto pyrex. Evaped on the pie plate (sunny airy room) then scraped.
     
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  6. darkrom

    darkrom Great Scott!

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    If I was making say a topical, I'd use iso. Anything else I'd use ethanol just because its safer to start with. For a topical iso would actually be better even.
     
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  7. Ratchett

    Ratchett Delta 3D Studios Designer Accessory Maker

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    What do you mean the good stuff, everclear?
     
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  8. HomeFree

    HomeFree Well-Known Member

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    I plan on running a not so quick QWISO on my jar which is almost full. I would just encapsulate it out of sheer laziness, but the cystoliths or whatever they are called feel like little razor blades in my belly.

    I would use everclear if you plan on leaving it as a tincture, but otherwise, no reason to use it since it will get evaporated anyways, just make sure it's ISO only and not generic denatured rubbing alcohol.

    Actually, even if making tincture, I would still use ISO, dry the extract, then add it to MCT oil or vodka. Even top shelf vodka is cheaper than ordering 95.5% off the internet.
     
  9. tuk

    tuk Well-Known Member

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    What do you guys think about ISO/AVB washes for longer than 20 secs?

    Hypothesis:
    As the surface material has already been blasted with heat a lot of the chlorophyll etc will have been removed and what remains will be locked/frozen deeper in the wood, what is left on the surface will likely be a higher ratio of melted oils/actives compared to green product.
     

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