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Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 12-29-2017, 11:05 PM
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Views: 712
Posted By Symbiotic AD
I only have my curve set to quantify CBDa, CBD,...

I only have my curve set to quantify CBDa, CBD, CBN, D9-THC, and THCa. I think I'm going to order D8-THC on the next round of standards, are there any other that would be helpful? I would like to...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 12-29-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By Symbiotic AD
Potency issues with distillate

Hey guys I've been running into some issues with my distillation potency, and I feel like it is happening at my winterization/filtration.

My distillate is coming out at ~75% D9THC and ~4% THCa, I...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 03-25-2016, 10:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 923
Posted By Symbiotic AD
This is what I use and highly recommend for...

This is what I use and highly recommend for anybody doing indoor extractions.
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 03-24-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By Symbiotic AD
1. I don't think its necessary to use a range of...

1. I don't think its necessary to use a range of micron filters, but you want to smallest possible without inhibiting flow. This is to capture any physical contaminates that may have sneaked its way...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 03-24-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,950
Posted By Symbiotic AD
Always clean your system before runs! Cross...

Always clean your system before runs! Cross contamination is very a real thing, and residual contamination is also very real.
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 03-24-2016, 02:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,589
Posted By Symbiotic AD
I just worked with the rep to meet my...

I just worked with the rep to meet my requirements. They will design a custom hose for your application if need be.
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 03-24-2016, 01:50 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,950
Posted By Symbiotic AD
The other upside to a feed tube would be saving $...

The other upside to a feed tube would be saving $ on replacement seals, but a downside that I see would be introducing atmosphere into the vessels. You'd have to use nitrogen or another inert gas, I...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 03-23-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,950
Posted By Symbiotic AD
Interesting. I like this idea, but I don't know...

Interesting. I like this idea, but I don't know how we could load a column without breaking the seal.
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 03-23-2016, 01:48 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,950
Posted By Symbiotic AD
Just our of curiosity is there any gasket that...

Just our of curiosity is there any gasket that can withstand -40c temperatures, but still be malleable/flexible enough to work in a CLS... obviously chemically resistant to butane/propane.
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 03-23-2016, 01:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,589
Posted By Symbiotic AD
I can confirm this for Detroit Flex Defense. ...

I can confirm this for Detroit Flex Defense. They are willing the write a letter to an industrial hygienist if you need third party peer-review for your system. Plus how badass is it that the parts...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 03-23-2016, 01:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By Symbiotic AD
0.2 micron is far too small, especially if you...

0.2 micron is far too small, especially if you plan on doing any in-line dewaxing. I use a 120mesh gasket along with grade c/d lab filters, and then some non-bleached coffee filters. It creates a...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 03-17-2016, 10:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,622
Posted By Symbiotic AD
There are no absolutes in this world. It will...

There are no absolutes in this world. It will not always shatter. It is still strain dependent, it can still auto-butter, no concentrate will always do anything.
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 03-16-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 115,023
Posted By Symbiotic AD
Not to continue the discussion on lab testing,...

Not to continue the discussion on lab testing, but the State of Nevada seems to have lab testing down pretty well. We are not getting a lot of variance in lab results aside from typical +/-5%.
...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 03-14-2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1,196
Views: 204,522
Posted By Symbiotic AD
Can people learn no other way than Darwinism?

Can people learn no other way than Darwinism?
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 03-07-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,340
Posted By Symbiotic AD
My thoughts were that the smaller molecule of...

My thoughts were that the smaller molecule of propane in the oil matrix would be easier to purge, and reducing purge time means more retained terpenes. So using 70/30 not only reduces the darker...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 03-05-2016, 02:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,340
Posted By Symbiotic AD
Why use Dimethyl Ether? Butane and propane are...

Why use Dimethyl Ether? Butane and propane are both organic solvents, that from certain distributors do not have mystery oil or have a residue, so what is the advantage?
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 03-04-2016, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,217
Posted By Symbiotic AD
This could just be my experience, but shatter is...

This could just be my experience, but shatter is generally purged longer and sap generally has a more robust terpene profile.
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 03-04-2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,340
Posted By Symbiotic AD
70% Propane 30% butane @ -40c

70% Propane 30% butane @ -40c
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 03-01-2016, 02:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,406
Posted By Symbiotic AD
This is the thread that prompted me on using...

This is the thread that prompted me on using 20ft/lb, before that I just used a drill to tighten everything. The drill is what really destroyed my nuts.

It is not silicone bronze, it is just...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 03-01-2016, 01:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,406
Posted By Symbiotic AD
This actually just sparked a question in my mind....

This actually just sparked a question in my mind. I want to source new bolts/nuts for the bolted sanitary clamps on my CLS and I don't know where to begin. I too toque to 20ft/lb, but recently have...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 03-01-2016, 12:53 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 115,023
Posted By Symbiotic AD
This is my simple understanding of what is...

This is my simple understanding of what is happening as well, and reducing the retention time should avoid causing physical decomposition... However, it may be possible to just remove the molecules...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 02-29-2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 115,023
Posted By Symbiotic AD
That is honestly a beautiful looking product. ...

That is honestly a beautiful looking product. Thanks for sharing about proteins and alkaloids, I had no idea. Do you know any way to remove those molecules as to avoid degrading them and causing...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 02-29-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 546
Posted By Symbiotic AD
I took one of their seminars last week and was...

I took one of their seminars last week and was 100% impressed. The unit itself is manufactured by Chemtech services, one of the leading companies involved in molecular distillations. They build...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 02-26-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 115,023
Posted By Symbiotic AD
I am envious! That looks great man, good luck...

I am envious! That looks great man, good luck getting your variables down to eliminate the fishy smell. I took a class on molecular distillation and according to the instructor and some of the...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 02-26-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 31,557
Posted By Symbiotic AD
I work for a state regulated facility and we have...

I work for a state regulated facility and we have not received final licensing, so I don't want to take pictures of stuff out-side of the facility that may compromise the license. You can PM me if...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 02-26-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 31,557
Posted By Symbiotic AD
I run a CLS that has in-line dewaxing......

I run a CLS that has in-line dewaxing... Producing oil of this color is not exactly challenging, as long as the strains you run are capable of producing that color material. Obviously quality of...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 02-19-2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 62,898
Posted By Symbiotic AD
Do people pay that close of attention to the THC...

Do people pay that close of attention to the THC concentration? In my opinion its the smallest factor in terms of quality once you are in the 60%+ range. I'd choose clarity, terp profile, low...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 02-05-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,825
Posted By Symbiotic AD
What about running a CO2 recycler instead of...

What about running a CO2 recycler instead of pumping in new CO2?
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 02-05-2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 17,794
Posted By Symbiotic AD
This looks like a well put together fractional...

This looks like a well put together fractional distillation unit. Much Impressed.
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 02-04-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,105
Posted By Symbiotic AD
Any update on this?? Its pretty fascinating.

Any update on this?? Its pretty fascinating.
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 02-04-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 875
Posted By Symbiotic AD
The first image looks like a fractional...

The first image looks like a fractional distillation set-up similar to what they use in refining oil (exactly what the manual says). Keep in mind that these systems are not truly designed for...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 01-21-2016, 12:57 AM
Replies: 4,510
Views: 602,569
Posted By Symbiotic AD
So I've read through this thread and couldn't...

So I've read through this thread and couldn't come to a conclusion on my own and was hoping for some opinions.
Would it be more efficient to kief/dry sift the buds and then press it, or just press...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 01-14-2016, 11:41 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 21,218
Posted By Symbiotic AD
So the KDL-6 Unit, in your opinion takes 3 people...

So the KDL-6 Unit, in your opinion takes 3 people to operate? It sounds to me like the 50k seminar is more of a consulting fee.... I wonder if that is tacked on with purchasing their equipment or if...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 01-13-2016, 07:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 21,218
Posted By Symbiotic AD
Reviewing the info i got from Helderpad, the...

Reviewing the info i got from Helderpad, the smallest lab unit with 1L flask handles 0.5L/hour of non-viscous liquid. The rep told me that each of their units has a 50% efficiency when working with...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 01-13-2016, 03:15 AM
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Views: 136,949
Posted By Symbiotic AD
possibly some temperature variation.

possibly some temperature variation.
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 01-12-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 21,218
Posted By Symbiotic AD
What did you think of the seminar and the unit...

What did you think of the seminar and the unit itself? I have been following them on instagram and have signed up for their introductory seminar, so any info about it would be helpful.
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 01-12-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 21,218
Posted By Symbiotic AD
Are any of you familiar with the Helderpad...

Are any of you familiar with the Helderpad distillation unit?
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 01-11-2016, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By Symbiotic AD
Molecular Distillation system, GCMS, and liquid...

Molecular Distillation system, GCMS, and liquid chromatography for starters.
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 12-31-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,014
Posted By Symbiotic AD
I think I ask the question for the sole reasoning...

I think I ask the question for the sole reasoning of "Lets see what happens, FOR SCIENCE!" We can assume that we would lose some quality by freeze drying rosin, and we know that we will lose the...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 12-31-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By Symbiotic AD
This is essentially how I test for our terpene...

This is essentially how I test for our terpene profiles, although I do it for qualitative purposes rather than quantitative.
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 12-29-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,014
Posted By Symbiotic AD
Thanks for the leads man. It's interesting to...

Thanks for the leads man. It's interesting to read that people are freeze drying their buds, with a cold trap to collect terps, and then running it with CO2.

I'd be interested if there were...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 12-29-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By Symbiotic AD
I use a SRI 8610c Gas Chromatograph with heated...

I use a SRI 8610c Gas Chromatograph with heated injector in conjunction with the Peak Simple software. I use this system with a MXT-500 column and standards from Restek/Cerilliant to quantify...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 12-29-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,014
Posted By Symbiotic AD
I wish I had something to add, but I basically...

I wish I had something to add, but I basically have the same questions. Have people tried freeze drying any hash other than bubblehash? I've seen TC labs and Nikka T freeze drying bubblehash, but...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 12-19-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,017
Posted By Symbiotic AD
A high amount of growers, especially commercial...

A high amount of growers, especially commercial growers, use sulfur burners to fight off various infestations. This is very common throughout vegetative growth, and unfortunately some people think...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 12-18-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,017
Posted By Symbiotic AD
I agree with this, its possible that the grower...

I agree with this, its possible that the grower used sulfur during the flowering stages and basically ruined the crop... then came up with the idea of turning it to oil to save the profits.
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 12-18-2015, 02:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By Symbiotic AD
I use the Honeywell Sensepoint XCD RFD for inside...

I use the Honeywell Sensepoint XCD RFD for inside of my fume hood, I have it set to trigger at 10% LEL at which point it De-energizes everything in my room and kicks on an emergency exhaust system...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 12-16-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By Symbiotic AD
Hey Powerbong, I just explained to the...

Hey Powerbong, I just explained to the manufacturer/distributor what I was going to be doing in the area that the instrument is used, and then I send it off-site for all calibrations.
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 12-10-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By Symbiotic AD
Can confirm that our Local AHJ references this...

Can confirm that our Local AHJ references this book frequently.
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 12-10-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,862
Posted By Symbiotic AD
I use a rotocoupe, it works great and is really...

I use a rotocoupe, it works great and is really quick.
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 12-04-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,225
Posted By Symbiotic AD
Try absolute xtracts... my wife and co-workers...

Try absolute xtracts... my wife and co-workers all enjoy them. Its made with CO2 (which is a solvent) and don't believe it uses propylene glycol or glycerine.
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