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Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 06-28-2018, 07:36 PM
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Posted By Mellowyellow25
Moved this thread to its own webpage. ...

Moved this thread to its own webpage.

https://www.ethicalvape.com
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 02-28-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
Triple voltage battery - vs - single voltage: ...

Triple voltage battery - vs - single voltage:

The vape pen I received from my medical dispensary last year had only one power setting or voltage. That being 3.5v. It works fine, but I had heard...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 02-18-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,255
Posted By Mellowyellow25
TLC or Thin Layer Chromatography is one of the...

TLC or Thin Layer Chromatography is one of the more accurate and least expensive ways to test cannabis. You can buy a kit to use at home for $160 from this company.

https://www.thctestkits.com/
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 02-16-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
Poormans Short Path Distillation: At some...

Poormans Short Path Distillation:

At some point in your concentrate making career you will have the need to ramp up your distillation capacity. I've built several Poormans distillers over the...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 02-12-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
Concentrates in an Hour: Have this very cool...

Concentrates in an Hour:

Have this very cool idea for a nitch cannabis business. Making custom vape concentrates for customers. Basically, you'd have a small workstation set up inside an exhisting...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 02-12-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
Did another round of pressing yesterday. Sill...

Did another round of pressing yesterday. Sill working with my harvest from a bit over a month ago, so relatively recent flower.

By accident, I had the temperature set too low. I adjust the voltage...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 02-09-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
My Medicine Cabinet I grow a single plant...

My Medicine Cabinet

I grow a single plant "stealth" is a small, steel cabinet I have modified for this purpose. This gives me complete control over a number of variables like temperature and...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 02-09-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
This is basically what's happening, yes. I...

This is basically what's happening, yes.

I make my rosin using the little press as opposed to doing a wash because I produce just enough for my immediate needs. I'm still working on the 1 ml of...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 02-08-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
You need to do the 24 hour freeze and use the...

You need to do the 24 hour freeze and use the syringe filter to separate and remove the garbage. The clarity afterwards will become obvious with the nasties remaining behind that filter in the...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 02-07-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
This should explain it for you, I'm not a...

This should explain it for you, I'm not a chemist.

https://www.quora.com/Is-ethanol-polar-or-nonpolar-and-why



Sorry. Do not understand the question.

I suggest you try this for yourself....
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 02-04-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
I'm not an expert on bubble hash, sorry, but from...

I'm not an expert on bubble hash, sorry, but from what I do know, using any form of chemical extraction is anathema to the whole process.

You can purchase commercial ethanol 190 on the web for...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 02-01-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
Testing the Liberty V9 cartridge My sample...

Testing the Liberty V9 cartridge

My sample Liberty V9 "510 thread-style" cartridge arrived the other day. Truly a work art, IMHO. You really have to hand it to the Chinese. The quality of the...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 01-31-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
Update: Improved method for using the Puck Maker ...

Update: Improved method for using the Puck Maker

When I started using the fresher, more recently harvested flower in my pressing I had a problem with it sticking to the puck maker I made. The...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 01-30-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,763
Posted By Mellowyellow25
Let me just offer a word of warning. Those that...

Let me just offer a word of warning. Those that use cannabis can detect it no matter what you do to prevent that. Like a bloodhound tracking a scent, they will know you are either using or growing.
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 01-30-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
Not sure I get your point. The ethanol is used in...

Not sure I get your point. The ethanol is used in the final winterization process to eliminate the lipids and other impurities from the pressed candy. The ethanol is then removed leaving only pure...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 01-29-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
I cannot answer that. The higher temperatures...

I cannot answer that. The higher temperatures involved with combustion may burn them off or make them more toxic. I can say that if you're smoking, with what we know about that, the lipids are...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 01-28-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
Ask a chemist if you don't believe me. ...

Ask a chemist if you don't believe me.



I can't argue with that.



The concentrate has the consistency of corn syrup and just as sticky.
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 01-28-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
You are not correct. The ethanol was removed....

You are not correct. The ethanol was removed. Ethanol (at 190 proof is 95% alcohol by volume) leaves no residue behind.

Had I used the candy directly with out processing I'd be vaping lipids. This...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 01-28-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
I must tell you, once you have experienced pure...

I must tell you, once you have experienced pure cannabis extract vaping there is no going back. There is just no comparison between vaping a pure, unadulterated product and one that contains lipids...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 01-27-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
Winterization Method #1: Part Two What was...

Winterization Method #1: Part Two

What was left sitting in the syringe was the waxes, cannabis lipids and unwanted plant extracts.

https://s9.postimg.org/zfd0qsg5r/image.jpg

This fatty...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 01-27-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
I took my two grams of candy and dropped it all...

I took my two grams of candy and dropped it all into a test tube. To this, I added some warm ethanol. In my case, 190 proof Graves grain alcohol from my local package store.
...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 01-27-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
Let me begin this second phase by introducing my...

Let me begin this second phase by introducing my Poormans Rotovap.

A Rotovap or rotary evaporator (see a real one, below) is a common piece of equipment found in most any high-end cannabis...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 01-26-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
Houston... We have liftoff ...

Houston... We have liftoff

https://s9.postimg.org/68zvaoae7/image.jpg

Stay tuned to this channel, folks.
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 01-25-2018, 02:24 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
Was able to purchase a 375ml bottle of Graves 190...

Was able to purchase a 375ml bottle of Graves 190 proof grain alcohol for about $8. This will last me a good long while, if this method works.

https://s9.postimg.org/inptf4hzj/image.jpg

I did a...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 01-24-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
Really starting to question the efficacy of using...

Really starting to question the efficacy of using these other so-called "safe" extract dilutions that are being sold for vape use. I feel many of these companies are being less than honest about what...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 01-23-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 980
Posted By Mellowyellow25
Winterizing after an RSO extraction?

I'm wondering if this process makes sense. Looking for some input.

Start by taking your material and do a conventional RSO extraction using ethanol as the solvent, to be safe.

After the...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 01-22-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
I've been doing quite a bit of research on using...

I've been doing quite a bit of research on using coconut oil for producing vape concentrate. You can read some discussion about this subject earlier in this thread. What, at first glance, appeared to...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 01-13-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
Thanks for the tip. Will see about getting one to...

Thanks for the tip. Will see about getting one to check out.

I am finding the more I use up what is in my first test cartridge the more potent the result. It seems to work best, with the thick...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 01-10-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 767
Posted By Mellowyellow25
Best strains for pressing?

What have those of you who are doing pressing found to be the best strains in terms of greatest amount of oil return?

Someone recommended Blackberry Chem OG.

What are some others... preferably...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 01-10-2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
I decided to remove some of the oil from the...

I decided to remove some of the oil from the cartridge by adding a tiny bit more of the Extract. I was then able to draw some the mix out with the syringe. That seemed to help quite a bit. I was able...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 01-09-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
So, I had some issues I need to resolve. ...

So, I had some issues I need to resolve.

First, these cartridges do not fit my battery properly. If I fully tighten the cartridge it shorts out the battery. Apparently, these generic "510" type...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 01-09-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By Mellowyellow25
I'll take a guess it was Resin Seeds in Spain.

I'll take a guess it was Resin Seeds in Spain.
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 01-09-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By Mellowyellow25
My first ever seed order for five seeds from...

My first ever seed order for five seeds from Amsterdam arrived in a week. My second apparently got nabbed by customs. The seed bank gave me a refund but made me wait two months. I guess they need to...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 01-09-2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
My first real attempt at mixing up some vaping...

My first real attempt at mixing up some vaping concentrate is ready for testing. I made up another four pucks of my AK-47, albeit a bit thinner this time. These are about 3/8" thick. My crummy scale...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 01-09-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
Did they remove the fats/lipids from their...

Did they remove the fats/lipids from their coconut oil?

Where does it state that on their site? Can they supply third-party lab documention that shows that? Seems a fair request given there are...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 01-08-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
The organic product JVonChron is referring to is...

The organic product JVonChron is referring to is made with 100% coconut oil.

After some research I have learned that coconut oil, a fat or lipid, is never to be inhaled. It can cause something...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 01-08-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By Mellowyellow25
US based seed suppliers?

Can anyone recommend a reputable US based "souvenir" seed seller who ships to all 50 states?

Thanks
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 01-07-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
I just received something called Vapeur Extract...

I just received something called Vapeur Extract "flavorless" that a poster, here, recommended. It's composed of vegetable glycerine, propolene glycol and polyethylene glycol. Easy enough to make, if...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 01-07-2018, 02:19 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
All in all not bad. Enough candy to fill a half...

All in all not bad. Enough candy to fill a half gram vape cartridge and keep me happy for a while.

https://s9.postimg.org/pm81b8umn/image.jpg

I'm now working on perfecting the conversion of...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 01-07-2018, 02:17 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
I thought it might be a good idea to design an...

I thought it might be a good idea to design an inexpensive puck maker.

https://s9.postimg.org/5euliy4v3/image.jpg

Most of my buds are rather small and they fall apart when handled. That leaves...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 01-02-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
Duplicate post

Duplicate post
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 01-02-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
Based on my calculations, this arbor press...

Based on my calculations, this arbor press version you site can only provide, at best, under 100 pounds/square inch of pressure. My little table top press can supply up to 4300 pounds/square inch,...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 01-02-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
I needed to add a muffin fan to the top plate to...

I needed to add a muffin fan to the top plate to cool it down. I noticed some slight warping probably from the combination of the heat and pressure. With the fan running it now stays as cool as if...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 01-01-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
My battery is fixed power, no adjustment. It's...

My battery is fixed power, no adjustment. It's the one I got from the medical dispensary for use with their products. I think you may be right, though. Using it again last night it seems to be...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 12-31-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
Thanks for the tip. I actually made some last...

Thanks for the tip. I actually made some last night using vegetable glycerine and propolene glycol. It worked quite well, got me high anyway, but was quite harsh on my throat. Assume that is the PG ?...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 12-31-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
So, after I pressed the four grams I weighed the...

So, after I pressed the four grams I weighed the collected material while still on the tool. Then, I removed the material and weighed again with the tool clean.
...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 12-31-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
Did quite a bit of pressing yesterday using my...

Did quite a bit of pressing yesterday using my small supply of AK-47 that has been curing for about 2.5 months.

I started out with four grams of flower.
...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 12-31-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
Switched from using the bleached white parchment...

Switched from using the bleached white parchment paper to the natural unbleached version. Apparently, the chemical dioxin is use in the bleaching process and can leach into what you are heating.
...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 12-31-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,127
Posted By Mellowyellow25
I needed to add "outriggers" to my press to keep...

I needed to add "outriggers" to my press to keep it from falling forward when the pumping got up to the higher pressure.

https://s9.postimg.org/owye2dtnj/image.jpg
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 12-28-2017, 11:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,078
Posted By Mellowyellow25
I harvested my auto AK-47 today and that was...

I harvested my auto AK-47 today and that was planted on Oct. 1st. Once the trichomes start to turn amber I watch closely for more to turn then pull it. Today was that day.

Even without my...
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