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Discussion in 'Ask FC' started by herbivore21, May 8, 2014.

  1. herbivore21

    herbivore21 Well-Known Member

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    Ok, so say someone got a bunch of kief from a top UK superskunk strain and combined it with ethanol to make this:

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    What would it be called? Has no noticable smell in this state. It is rock hard, like glass. Very hard to break the pieces unless you hit it hard with something sharp as slightly weighty. It vaporizes incredibly well, tastes like the loveliest flowers one has ever tasted and gets one completely out of this world stoned.

    So again, what on earth is this?
     
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  2. Herr_Dampf

    Herr_Dampf Herr Glas

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    I am doing my first ever extraction tonight so I can't really help you, but I'd have a question of my own: is this just a weird light reflections or are this parts really red?
     
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  3. 420democrat

    420democrat Well-Known Member

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    Shatter?
     
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  4. herbivore21

    herbivore21 Well-Known Member

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    Herr-Dampf you have mail and it is worth it from what I have heard about this! :D

    420 democrat, are you unsure (given the question mark)? Should we get someone else to confirm too? Cheers :)
     
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  5. 420democrat

    420democrat Well-Known Member

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    Yes I'm very new to the concentrate game but it looks an awful lot like some shatter I had a while ago

    Or what I was told to be shatter
     
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  6. 4tokin

    4tokin Well-Known Member

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    Shatter it is.
    The red tinge comes from the ethanol wash.
    Congratulations on a very fine first run.
     
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  7. herbivore21

    herbivore21 Well-Known Member

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    Nice! It is like nothing I have ever experienced. So this is why the US is so swept up in these kinds of concentrates! Cheers for the kind remarks on my first effort! :)

    I have had others in another thread say the same. This is good news! Great success!
     
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  8. vakedcow

    vakedcow Gentlecow Vaper and Halloween kiddo

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    ohhhhh nice and congratz, my ethanol just arrived, planing on doing some kief tonight, could you elaborate on your process pls? :)

    Edit: found the QWET thread, off to read that :)
     
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  9. herbivore21

    herbivore21 Well-Known Member

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    @vakedcow kief is very different from flowers.

    All I did is simple, get glass jar, pour 1.5g of kief into jar, pour 60-80ml (filling the jar 5x higher than the kief fills it) of ethanol into jar. Rinse kief and ethanol in jar reasonably well on and off for 15 minutes, or as soon as you see any sign of colour of fluid darkening or especially turning green. If you see any sign of those things, immediately filter out solution and evaporate. I just evap down on a double boiler at a low heat on my stove in a pyrex dish.

    It is so easy and has a very high yield considering the amount of product used! :D
     
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  10. vakedcow

    vakedcow Gentlecow Vaper and Halloween kiddo

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    thanks, almost as I planned but I'm considering frozen solvent, also I had no idea about the 5 times as much liquid, probably would have just covered it.
    What I was really wondering about after some mail exchange and seeing the plant matter on a usb microscope was the immersion time, your sentence kind sir, is pure gold of common sense: observe and decide! :science:

    I'll double boil in pyrex on water bath and will probably winterize before that as an additonal step :2c:

    I was hoping for big yields with less solvent and I'm happy that you confirm that :D
     
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