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Old 12-12-2009, 07:08 AM
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Materials needed:

a) Kind bud. The higher quality the buds, the better the end product.
b) 190 proof grain alcohol, or the highest alcohol content you can find.
DO NOT USE RUBBING ALCOHOL, only use drinkable alcohol sold in liquor stores.
c) 2 mason jars with lids
d) Coffee filter
e) Pot of water
f) Flat glass/pyrex casserole dish. The wider the dish, the faster it will evaporate.
g) Dark glass tincture bottle with dropper. You can get them in health food stores. If they don't sell empty bottles then buy the cheapest vitamin/supplement they sell in a bottle and rinse it out.

optional: Coffee grinder. This isn't necessary, but it allows the trichomes to be penetrated easier by the alcohol, which means more potency.

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Step 1:
Break up the buds. The amount shown is 20g. You can use any amount.


Step 2:
Decarboxylate the buds by warming them on a pan in an oven at 220F for 30-60 mins until they crumble easily.

Step 3:
Put buds into coffee grinder



Step 4:
Press the button a few times until it is ground, but not powdery



20g ground bud

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Step 5:
Push the coffee filter down into one of the mason jars. Leave a little hanging over the top edges and screw the lid ring over it to hold in place.



Step 6:
Put ground bud into other jar, then pour in alcohol until it covers the bud



Step 7:
Put lid on jar and shake for a few minutes

Note: Some people leave the mixture in the jar for a few days or weeks. If you do this, keep it in a cool, dark place. Alcohol removes most of the trichomes within a few minutes so letting it sit for a long period is optional.


Step 8:
After shaking for a few minutes, pour all the mixture into the filter, then pour a small amount of alcohol into the jar and swish it around to remove any remaining residue, then pour into filter.

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Old 12-12-2009, 07:10 AM
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Let drain completely




After draining, it is considered "Green Dragon" and is ready for use. If it is too strong for sublingual use it can be mixed into a drink or used in cooking.

For a more concentrated mix you can leave the open jar in a well-ventilated area with a fan blowing on it to evaporate some of the alcohol.

For faster evaporation continue these steps:

Step 9:
Do not use a gas stove or open flame
Make sure there is adequate ventilation in the cooking area
If you cook indoors, turn on some fans and open windows to dissipate vapors



Put an uncovered pot of water on the stove on medium heat. Place the casserole dish on top, then pour the filtered mixture into the dish.



Heat until most of the alcohol is evaporated

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Step 10:
Pour what's left of the evaporated mixture into tincture bottle. If there is any residue left in the dish, put a small amount of alcohol in it, swish around, then pour into tincture bottle.



1oz of tincture ready for use

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Old 12-12-2009, 08:06 AM
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Bravo. Well done HHHG.

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Old 12-12-2009, 12:34 PM
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Old 12-12-2009, 04:20 PM
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I've done this before, but instead of using a stove to evaporate it, I just put the liquid near an open window with a fan over it. Granted, I evaporated mine until it was dry to vaporize, but I guess you could just monitor up to the point it is mostly evaporated.

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Old 12-12-2009, 04:40 PM
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Very nice. Simple and effective.

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Hi HHHG, good work thx for sharing.
I will making this tincture too.
So what is effect, i suppose this tincture is strong and better using it by drops, am I right?
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