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Discussion in 'Concentrates' started by darkrom, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. darkrom

    darkrom Great Scott!

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    Anyone know anyone with one of those old school shitty globe style vapes?
     
  2. Bouldorado

    Bouldorado Well-Known Member

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    No never even seen one in person. Ebay or Amazon probably has one for 20-30 bucks though.
     
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  3. Puffers

    Puffers Micro-Climate Mastermind

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    Ya this is done in california dispensaries all the time. The only place i know that actually had a lab to do co2 extractions the hash looked like an amber oil and was syrupy enough to move slowly at room temperature. I was told by the dispensary owner (but have not verified through my own research) that the supercritical extraction process also decarb's the oil making it ready for edibles immediately after extraction. Fwiw I also used to get concentrates from a place that processed supposedly using another naturally occuring gas (nitrogen, although i think they used it as liquid and not super-crit) to process their oil and it had a syrupy consistency also. I have never seen "a co2 wax" i had reason to think is legitimate. I dont know if the supercritical process extracts less plant waxes so its a more oily product or what but that been my experience fwiw
     
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  4. farscaper

    farscaper Well-Known Member

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    Well, maybe if it does decarb it during supercritical that would explaine the concistency... In my experence when the oil becomes decarbed it really wont ever re-enter a "solid" or waxy state... You can stir in opacity, but i have yet to return a decarbed oil to a wax.
     
  5. Puffers

    Puffers Micro-Climate Mastermind

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    I have noticed the same thing. All abv runs I see, be they qwiso or bho seem to come out as a thicker syrupy oil extract.
     

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