Cannabis Alcohol Extraction: Cooking Tips and Safety Precautions
How to Make Your Concentrates with Alcohol Extraction
You can watch YouTube videos for hours on how to extract THC with alcohol. Everyone seems to have their preferred path, which, once all is said and done, is likely to act similarly. Of course, all you have to do is read a few user comments on the aforementioned YouTube videos to get professional tips on how to extract cannabis with alcohol. There are more marijuana gurus than we think.
Today, you will learn how to make the best cannabis concentrate from alcohol. But first, let’s figure out what it is.
Extracting THC with alcohol is a simple procedure that can be done with a few common household products, most of which you probably already have. However, there are several inherent risks to the entire process, as well as some important guidelines and pointers to help you get the purest, most effective concentrate. So, without further ado, you can learn how to make cannabis extraction with alcohol. What are the requirements for preparing cannabis concentrates with alcohol extraction? If you want to know how to extract cannabis oil with alcohol, all you need is a weed, some heat-resistant glass plates, a strainer, something to pair, a heating device, and of course some strong grain alcohol.
If you’re wondering why people use alcohol to extract THC extraction from plant materials, it’s because the chemical composition of alcohol makes it an excellent solvent for extracting – or “refining” – active chemicals (such as THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids) from nuggets. After the cannabinoids have been extracted from the plant, all that’s left is the thick, sticky, super-potent residue of the cannabis concentrate after the alcohol has evaporated.
If you’re looking to create a cannabis alcohol extraction at home using alcohol extraction, here’s a more streamlined and up-to-date list of things you’ll need:
- Cannabidiol flower (CBD)
- Food grade ethanol (Everclear with 190 proof is usually best).
- Glass bowls of various sizes that can be used in the oven (Pyrex crockery works great).
- Strainer or wire strainer.
- Coffee filters that do not bleach.
- A heat source that does not use an open flame (electric stove, rice cooker, etc.).
You can make your cannabis alcohol extraction in no time if you have this collection of readily available materials. But first, let’s look at some process safety features to highlight some of the inherent hazards that may be present.
Safe Way to Prepare Cannabis Ethanol Extraction
Have you ever seen someone drink a large amount of strong alcohol and then spit it out over an open flame, creating a giant fireball? This insidious method is typically only seen in films or on television, but the underlying scientific concept behind it is very accurate: alcohol is extremely flammable. If you want to make the best alcohol cannabis extraction, the best way is to do it in a well-ventilated, open-air area with no sources of open flames or anything that could spark a spark.
Although high grain alcohol is not as flammable as other (more volatile) solvents such as butane or hexane, there is still a risk of things (including yourself) catching fire if basic safety procedures are not followed. Some people have died in recent years as a result of unintentional explosions while trying to create cannabis concentrates at home in poorly ventilated areas. Be careful, know what you are doing before you start, and double-check that it is legal in your state/area – we are not responsible for any illegal behavior, and of course, we are not responsible for any deadly or ill-fated efforts to create extracts of pots at home using alcohol. In fact, instead of trying to do it yourself, we recommend going to a dispensary and buying the substance from a specialist. But that’s just the recommendation.
A Few Notes on Weed Alcohol Extraction
This type of alcohol hash extraction, obtained from alcohol, has numerous names. Most people call it honey oil, but it is also called Rick Simpson oil or RSO concentrate. Whatever you call your newly made cannabis extraction with alcohol, keep in mind that it should only be consumed orally. In other words, alcohol-derived cannabis concentrates should not be used in a smear machine or vaporizer.
You may ask why. First, if you try to apply/inhale it, it will most likely taste terrible. While alcohol effectively removes active cannabinoids (THC and CBD) from plant material, it also extracts chlorophyll, which is mainly responsible for the formation of a black, thick, sticky, gummy substance. While chlorophyll can be quite nutritious when consumed as part of a regular diet (eating leafy greens), it burns/evaporates horribly and is harmful to the lungs. As a result, you should take alcohol-extracted cannabis oil orally, sublingual (behind the tongue), or add it to food. You can use it, but it is not recommended, especially if you want a clean scent. The final concentration should be nothing more than a pure herbal extract if the process was carried out correctly. It may sound (and taste) odd, but at least you will know that you are not swallowing (or should not be swallowing) any foreign chemicals.
Final Thoughts on Using Alcohol Extract to Make Cannabis Concentrates
In general, using alcohol extraction procedures to prepare cannabis concentrate is a rather primitive process. Done right, this can no doubt provide a safe, clean, therapeutic, very effective result. Just be careful and make sure you are working outdoors or in an exceptionally well-ventilated area free of open flames (including vaping devices and sparks). Moreover, double-check if what you are doing is legal in the state or region where you are doing it. As stated previously, we are not responsible if you break the law, injure people, or cause property damage while trying to create alcohol-extracted cannabis concentrates. Now, knowing all the intricacies of work, you can seamlessly prepare your cannabis extract. Follow our advice and safety guidelines for the best result.
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