Hello all, I have a few questions that Im sure are already answered here on the forums. However Im still a little confused on some of the info Im finding. A tiny bit of background - I just started vaping a few months ago. Im not a heavy user so Ive only been able to collect about 1gram worth of ABV. I was able to get myself a decent amount of shake though, about 1oz. My end goal is to get a sublingual method of dosing. So I went on google/youtube/grasscity/fc and so on, to find recipes or instructions on how to make a tincture. With so many different techniques Im interested in finding who can tell me which technique they have the most success with. So onto my couple of questions... 1. I found this video... <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/_mfGwZkffnQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> The "chef" states that you do not need more than an hour or 2 of soaking your medication in alcohol for the extraction to take place. Even shorter if you use a higher proof. This info contradicts everything else that I have read. I have seen some people state you have to leave it for anywhere from 1 month to 6 months. So hearing this guy say a couple of hours (without additional heat) is sufficient was confusing. Can anyone confirm or deny that this method is effective for extracting the medication? 2. Double boiling - I have found people that say to double boil it in a mason jar with the lid ON, then others that do it with the lid off. I would imagine that leaving the lid on would help retain some of the actives that are escaping into the air but I have no idea what Im talking about. I would also imagine leaving the lid on would make it safer as well without the open container so close to the stove. Also, how do you know when its done? 3. Decarbing - I seem to find this is consistent. The meds need to be decarbed prior to doing anything with them. But wouldn't heating the mason jar in the double boiler accomplish this? 4. Freezing the bud and the alcohol to limit the chlorophyl absorption? Anyway, sorry for the long post. I just can't seem to find a method that has consistent results. It isn't easy or cheap to get large amounts of meds where Im from so my concern is that Ill mess something up and waste all my herb. Can anyone please help me understand what the hell Im doing and maybe point me in the direction of a step by step process for this? Even if it means leaving it in a jar for a month... Im a patient person as long as the results are worth the wait. Thanks all!