@ $200 a new 1st wouldn't be too bad once you sell your current.
I did just sell the bkackleaf I had.... hrmmmmmmmmmmmm...
Thats why I recommend the TS8000 over the TS4000. The TS4000 has no flow control so its always at full blast and noisey as shit. The TS8000 at the low setting I use it at is more quiet than my Rosle creme brulee torch and it does an awesome job heating up my quartz castle quickly. The TS8000 also has a tip with internal fins that spin the flame but when you turn down the flow it really kills the sound. The tip is also removable, but I wouldn't recommend using it without the tip.but they are louder than most butane torches.... has to do with the nozzle more than anything... the ts4000 is loud cause the brass nozzle spins the flame with a 5 or 6 fin insert... but the ones that have no insert nozzles usually are quieter... if its a concern.
Totally agree Mapp or Map-pro definitely stink more. I dunno if they add extra mercaptans to that shit or what.use propane, mapp gas burns hotter than necessary and imo it stinks more.
Just because it is removable doesnt mean you should operate it without the brass nozzle..... thats so you can replace it. if one were to use the torch without the nozzle eventually the piezoelectric ignitor would melt down.Thats why I recommend the TS8000 over the TS4000. The TS4000 has no flow control so its always at full blast and noisey as shit. The TS8000 at the low setting I use it at is more quiet than my Rosle creme brulee torch and it does an awesome job heating up my quartz castle quickly. The TS8000 also has a tip with internal fins that spin the flame but when you turn down the flow it really kills the sound. The tip is also removable, but I wouldn't recommend using it without the tip.
FYI, I went to walmart yesterday. A 2 pack of the worthington propane cylinders is $5.24. $2.62 each... 16.4 Oz.. I can't find single cans of 300mls of Butane for that low here...
caught me sleeping I didnt see ur edit.I did say I don't recommend it.
That was in the original post. My edit was about the stinkyness of mapp\map-pro. It's all good though.caught me sleeping I didnt see ur edit.
mapp gas is a blended gas dow intended to compete with oxy acetylene but it has a number of shortcomings and is no longer even produced in USA after 2008... and its chock full of mercs!
edit: id like to know if they sell unfinned replacements..... but then I bet the 4000 would have a super long flame!
Ok, so what do you do when all the ethanol has evaporated? Now you have a beaker lined with oil and a stirbar covered in oil.As always.. i don't know if it is the right place to post.. so i'll do it here..
Saw these in a movie... http://www.ebay.com/itm/MAGNETIC-ST...160?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a90692d58
Do you think these can aid solvent purge.. (Ethanol for example) ? or can be used to refine oil ? (loose gases)
Great results man! I am stoked to see someone else who is new to this posting some photos!I have been promising pictures and a report of a couple of recent qwet runs I have done so here goes.
Here is the pic of what my first run produced.
This was my first ever attempt at qwet. As you can see it is an oily/goo like substance. This was done with about 6 grams of avb. When I originally started vaping I saved my avb for edibles. However, as I am a high temp. vaper I found the results were not worth bothering with. So for a while now I have just been throwing my avb in the trash. Although I didn't get a huge yield (sorry too sticky to weigh) I was satisfied with the results. The oil tasted fine, the effects were good and it milked the hell out of my bubblers. The avb mostly came from my E-Nano with a little from my Vapormax and Infinity as well. Basically I was very pleased with the results and was certainly encouraged enough to try again. Next time I will save at least an ounce of avb before attempting this though. Honestly having some very usable oil compared to nothing was pretty awesome. Without going into detail my method here was not the best. I missed a few steps such as freezing my materials. For my first attempt though I think it was successful.
So onto the good stuff. After doing some research and refining my method I took 6 grams of Tangerine Dream and came up with this;
This was from the first run. Sorry the picture is not the best. Can anyone tell me what you would call this? Is it wax? Anyway, this stuff is great. Super potent and tastes awesome. Being able to get pretty good strains is new to me. I picked up an ounce of this Tangerine Dream recently. I had never tasted anything like it before. Wow. Anyway, this concentrate still has the tangerine taste so I was happy.
This was what my second run produced. Would this be called shatter or I am I pulling my own chain? Again it is really nice to vape. It still tastes like tangerines and is really potent and as was expected is more sedative in nature than what the first run produced.
I will definitely be doing this again but I must perfect my method before attempting so. Basically I froze my buds in a mason jar along with my implements and 95% Ethyl Alcohol. I did not put my buds in the oven and nor did I grind them. I suspect this was a mistake. I let it freeze for about 5 hours and then went to work. I added the alcohol to the buds, agitated gently and put back in the freezer and repeated for 3 minutes. I then pored the contents into a medium stainless steel strainer and the remains into a mason jar with a coffee filter sitting on top. Once it was all filtered I poured it onto a plate and then left it in front of a small fan. I then repeated the process for the second run. By the next morning everything was evaporated and I scraped it all up.
Any comment on my process? I would love to improve it. In particular I need to find a better way to evaportate. I was very interested to see @herbivore21 and his evaporation method. I am quite scared of blowing myself up. Should I get myself a triple boiler? Also, he mentioned and took pics of the stainless steel espresso machine part he was using as his dish. I am not able to buy traditional razor blades and have to use the blade of a Stanley knife to do my scraping. What is this method you suggested where you just lift the concentrate with gloves when you are done. Mate any tips would be appreciated Also, thanks for the Skype offer. I went offline. I you want a nail just pm me. I'm sorry but I don't know if they are junk or not but you are welcome to one. I'll just throw it in a small envelope and hope for the best
P.S. What is that paper that you guys put your gooey stuff on? I need it
P.S.S. I have the buds still sitting in a mason jar and soaking in water. Should I throw them away or dry them and throw them into my next avb qwet run? Or other. TYIA
I agree. No blasting on the baking sheet! Usually I go direct into Pyrex dish floating in electric skillet with water. Bring to temp (120F). Unplug, then blast.The only part I disagree as the OSP are platinum cured for better solvent resistance vs. baking pads are only food grade so medical silicone heat resistant. Nevertheless if you wanna blast directly on a support where you can afterwards collect your oil from by folding... you'd better use the OSsheets in PTFE or others (but OS PTFE on last sheets version is IMO unmatched): no butane "sweating" at all...vs the pads which weight will increase 20% after the blast as 'tane is trapped in its porous structure for a while....my 2 cts!
The only part I disagree as the OSP are platinum cured for better solvent resistance vs. baking pads are only food grade so medical silicone heat resistant. Nevertheless if you wanna blast directly on a support where you can afterwards collect your oil from by folding... you'd better use the OSsheets in PTFE or others (but OS PTFE on last sheets version is IMO unmatched): no butane "sweating" at all...vs the pads which weight will increase 20% after the blast as 'tane is trapped in its porous structure for a while....my 2 cts!