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Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 03-01-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 24
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Posted By Breakover
I don't know, but I'm dying to try! I'd bet it'd...

I don't know, but I'm dying to try! I'd bet it'd do well at low temps.
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 02-28-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,969
Posted By Breakover
Acetone and pentane form a very nice azeotrope.

Acetone and pentane form a very nice azeotrope.
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 02-25-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 26,272
Posted By Breakover
Unfortunately, one has no choice for parts.

Unfortunately, one has no choice for parts.
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 02-25-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 26,272
Posted By Breakover
Yeah I believe so.

Yeah I believe so.
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 02-22-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 20,789
Posted By Breakover
I'm just over here resurrecting old threads lol. ...

I'm just over here resurrecting old threads lol.

I'm sure the evaporator isn't heating evenly. A fluid jacket evaporator would be ideal, and I know pope does make one.

Beakerandwrench on IG...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 02-22-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 26,272
Posted By Breakover
This is all on their website, in fact.

This is all on their website, in fact.
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 02-22-2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 26,272
Posted By Breakover
James at PDX gold sent this: We finally got...

James at PDX gold sent this:

We finally got word that Welch will allow us to resell you a replacement pumps or kits if that becomes an issue. Ideally, they would like us to service the pump but...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 02-20-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 26,272
Posted By Breakover
I know this is a kind of old thread, but there...

I know this is a kind of old thread, but there are replacement pumps and rebuild kits now available for the VH for those lucky enough to already have one. I'm saddened by the way this whole PharmGold...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 06-18-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By Breakover
Cold Distill butane pre-extraction to remove...

Cold Distill butane pre-extraction to remove mystery oil.

No way to remove MO without distilling first.
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 06-17-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By Breakover
I'd suggest running a line directly from your...

I'd suggest running a line directly from your solvent tank to your collection pot so you have clean, dry vapor to pump back into the solvent tank. You can use this method anytime you need to push...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 06-17-2017, 03:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By Breakover
You can't pump liquid with that pump. You...

You can't pump liquid with that pump.

You need a tank with two ports, one vapor, one liquid.

You vac your column and collection chamber down to full vac, send a little solvent to it, let it...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 05-08-2017, 12:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,628
Posted By Breakover
I always figured those were used for...

I always figured those were used for crystallization.
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 05-07-2017, 03:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,586
Posted By Breakover
You definitely need a pump run a 404a system, to...

You definitely need a pump run a 404a system, to pump the 404a.

You'd need an appropriately sized freezer compressor, condenser, txv, and an appropriate sized evaporator of your choice. This...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 05-05-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,586
Posted By Breakover
^This will work! Ask me how I know... Why...

^This will work! Ask me how I know...

Why use refrigerant (404a)to chill a fluid (dynalene, for example) that you'll pump around to chill another refrigerant (r290, r600/a), when you can just...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 04-08-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,087
Posted By Breakover
Isopropyl? Or isobutane?

Isopropyl? Or isobutane?
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 04-06-2017, 05:40 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 48,252
Posted By Breakover
It's harder to recondense into liquid due to...

It's harder to recondense into liquid due to lower condensation point. Easier to evaporate than N-butane, though.
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 04-04-2017, 02:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,545
Posted By Breakover
Interesting. I was thinking of getting a...

Interesting. I was thinking of getting a hochstrom setup, too.
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 01-19-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 126,783
Posted By Breakover
Only one way to find out...

Only one way to find out...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 01-16-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 20,789
Posted By Breakover
Yes, pretty much. High temp, deep vac.

Yes, pretty much. High temp, deep vac.
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 01-13-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 20,789
Posted By Breakover
No, just water, I do have to top it off...

No, just water, I do have to top it off periodically but it's not been an issue.

I tried doing a devol run a few times. It's effective but time consuming. I found the rotovap treatment to be...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 01-10-2017, 04:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,157
Posted By Breakover
I like terp flavored distillate in the liberty...

I like terp flavored distillate in the liberty cartridges with the big hole, lately.
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 12-31-2016, 11:34 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 26,272
Posted By Breakover
We run a single 12" as well. We have an...

We run a single 12" as well. We have an internally refrigerated tank that allows us to run passive for 90% of each run. We only run the pump to start and end the extraction process. Our heat source...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 12-29-2016, 05:41 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 26,272
Posted By Breakover
Love our VaporHawg. Best pump ever and an...

Love our VaporHawg. Best pump ever and an excellent alternative to a haskel. Someone would be foolish to not pick up the design and produce it.

We regularly use ours to push pull cold injection...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 12-20-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 20,789
Posted By Breakover
Sometimes my terp fraction smells good, sometimes...

Sometimes my terp fraction smells good, sometimes it doesn't. I'd like to explore that further but I need a lot more space for additional equipment and whatnot.
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 12-20-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 20,789
Posted By Breakover
I'm still playing with the parameters, but that...

I'm still playing with the parameters, but that evap temp range consistently gets the color and potency we're after in one pass. No need to re run. I will run hotter and faster with 'cleaner'...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 11-08-2016, 09:55 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 20,789
Posted By Breakover
That's more than we do at the moment. We...

That's more than we do at the moment.

We winterize, then after the ethanol is recovered, I crank the rotovap bath to 95 and 100 mbar and degas it for an hour or so, depending on size.

Then I...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 11-03-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 20,789
Posted By Breakover
Sure! You are correct I have tweaked my...

Sure!

You are correct I have tweaked my method since then.

What was happening when I ran too fast was either streaking or severe yield loss. I was also not degassing enough. Solved the...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 09-01-2016, 01:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,174
Posted By Breakover
Ultra sonic cleaner bath is what I used when...

Ultra sonic cleaner bath is what I used when preparing gas chromatography samples.
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 07-03-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 44,889
Posted By Breakover
Unfortunately I overestimated the size of my...

Unfortunately I overestimated the size of my equipment, a common thing amongst us men sometimes.

I have a 3/4 hp condenser/compressor on the ice machine. We're still going to try it, but I think...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 06-29-2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 26,272
Posted By Breakover
Upgrades went smoothly, and the hawg runs even...

Upgrades went smoothly, and the hawg runs even smoother.

Very happy with the customer service! No other company we do business with would go the extra mile like PharmGold did.
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 06-23-2016, 11:22 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 26,272
Posted By Breakover
The VH we have is the best pump we've had so far....

The VH we have is the best pump we've had so far.

We run it on a mkV modded clone.

We've had tons of Appions, a couple TRS21s, a few caresavers, and a cmep-ol.

The only one I'd recommend to...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 06-09-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 44,889
Posted By Breakover
I believe it is a 2 hp compressor, not sure on...

I believe it is a 2 hp compressor, not sure on btu's but IIRC I think 2hp = roughly 15000 btu/h

I'm going to our island of misfit toys to dig it out of the pile this afternoon so I'll have a solid...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 06-08-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 44,889
Posted By Breakover
So, Swim finally scored an xtractor depot...

So, Swim finally scored an xtractor depot infinity tank with the internal coil and a second hand ice maker. Going to plumb the two together to make a giant immersion chiller. It may eliminate the...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 06-08-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,794
Posted By Breakover
There is another option, and it works as a great...

There is another option, and it works as a great stopgap between an expensive chiller and dry ice baths.

Read this thread, it details the construction of a homemade chiller.
...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 06-08-2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 26,272
Posted By Breakover
Swim had some minor - very minor - issues with...

Swim had some minor - very minor - issues with his early edition vaporhawg. PharmGold is sending someone all the way across the country to fix/update/upgrade his hawg, no charge.

Top notch...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 06-08-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,105
Posted By Breakover
As others have said, I'd be worried about what...

As others have said, I'd be worried about what makes up the other 80%, but that's me. Yes I am saying your oil is junk and probably loaded with solvent, chlorophyll, and crap competent extractors...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 06-08-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,105
Posted By Breakover
Wow, 19% THC, eh? Amazing...

Wow, 19% THC, eh?

Amazing...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 06-07-2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,105
Posted By Breakover
Interesting read

Interesting read
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 05-22-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 26,272
Posted By Breakover
Domestic freight was about $300 if I remember...

Domestic freight was about $300 if I remember right.

PharmGold takes credit cards.
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 05-20-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 20,789
Posted By Breakover
Yeah, the whole distillate scene is a bit too...

Yeah, the whole distillate scene is a bit too secretive for my taste, I guess I can see why in a way.

However, the concentrate tech advanced as quickly as it did because people shared...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 05-20-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 20,789
Posted By Breakover
Yes, I started that way actually. Wasn't too keen...

Yes, I started that way actually. Wasn't too keen on having residual solvent in my sauce tho.

A wiped condenser would be slick. I think they have a stainless condenser available for the 2".
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 05-20-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 26,272
Posted By Breakover
Yes, I forgot to mention that. :tiphat:

Yes, I forgot to mention that. :tiphat:
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 05-20-2016, 12:21 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 26,272
Posted By Breakover
It's a 220 three lug locking plug. Corresponding...

It's a 220 three lug locking plug. Corresponding socket can be found at any big box home store.
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 05-19-2016, 05:02 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 26,272
Posted By Breakover
They're $10k. There is no serviceable parts on...

They're $10k. There is no serviceable parts on the pump or drive motor. It's plumbed with 1/2" male jic in and out

The inlet filter requires periodic recharge in a vac oven. The filter elements...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 05-18-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 20,789
Posted By Breakover
No, I usually have to do multiple passes to get...

No, I usually have to do multiple passes to get our desired color. Two if I'm lucky and more if it's super dirty. Yes, this is on a 2" pope. Usually the first pass is much quicker and hotter so it's...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 05-17-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 26,272
Posted By Breakover
This thing is top notch! It's so nice to have a...

This thing is top notch! It's so nice to have a pump purpose built that is well constructed, uses brand name components from trusted companies, and is made in the good ol USA.

Great job to the...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 05-17-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 20,789
Posted By Breakover
I will say I've narrowed it down to between 500...

I will say I've narrowed it down to between 500 and 100mtorr. Sweet spot seems to be about 200. I risk getting streaks when I run below 200.

I don't get the 1l/hr claimed process time though. A...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 05-17-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 20,789
Posted By Breakover
Well, I'm still learning but at first blush it...

Well, I'm still learning but at first blush it doesn't seem necessary to run super high vacuum. My Pope came with an Edwards 3 so I don't think it's even capable of 1mtorr. Lowest I've seen it get is...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 05-14-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 20,789
Posted By Breakover
SWIM made some with a little 90%+ distillate and...

SWIM made some with a little 90%+ distillate and a gleaned recipe of MCT oil and flavoring. 10% MCT and 15% flavor. Tested out about 67%.

I guess the real confirmatory test would be to run...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 05-12-2016, 03:37 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 20,789
Posted By Breakover
I've definitely read that. Lipid pneumonia. There...

I've definitely read that. Lipid pneumonia. There was a theory that plant waxes were causing it as well.

https://clearconcentrate.com/clear-carts.html

Read the description there near the bottom....
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