Post-Processing Rosin - Your wish, after the squish


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I'm gonna bring up a different type of post-processing today. I'd like to discuss my current tincture experiment. I want to post-process my squished pucks by decarbing, grinding, and then doing an alcohol extraction. I've only tried making an alcohol extraction once before and the results were not too great. This time I've done a little more research and started my journey today.

I'd like to layout what my plan is and would welcome any comments from folks more knowledgable than me. I'd start with pucks at 240F for 20 minutes in the oven, grind up the pucks, store in freezer along with enough everclear (190 proof) to cover the herb, mix and keep in freezer for 1-2 hours, strain and coffee filter the tincture. Store in dark medicine dropper bottles in the fridge.

Is it better to decarb first then grind or the other way?

I already started the alcohol solution out by soaking my glass dynavap stem until clean. I'd add that to the total amount of alcohol when extracting.

I'd like to squeeze a dropper full under the tongue in the evenings. Enough to get a base going so I have still vape a bowl or two.
I don't think I would grind at all. It's been my experience that most of the rosin left on the pucks is on the surface. With a 60x loop, you can see it.

Break one in half and look at the cross section with the 60x. Just looks like dirt to me. No shiny rosin look.

And, I usually decarb for 40 minutes at 240F. Since the pucks have already been heated, 20 minutes might be enough. Try one batch at 20 minutes and one at 40 and see if you notice a difference. If you fall asleep with the 40 minute batch, it's too long and 20 is probably better.

Good luck. I never seem to have much luck with tincture. I have made it a bunch of times but I can never drink it or cook with it. The taste is worse than terrible. LOL

Good luck and keep up posted.
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