Originally Posted by Gry
At that kind price I would wonder if shaken might be preferred over stirred.
Hey Gry! I know that you were joking, but after trying a bunch of different mixing techniques, I only shake my mixtures in sealed glass vials with PTFE lined caps:
My basic process:
1.) Extract with -50C ethanol
2.) Decarb to ~70%
3.) With vial on digital scale, transfer (using large glass syringe with stainless tip) exact amount of hot extract needed for batch
4.) Allow to cool to room temp
5.) Add desired amount of terps to vial (but leave at least 25% headspace for good mixing)
6.) Tightly seal vial with PTFE lid and place in 170F oven
7.) Shake every few minutes until vial reaches full oven temp (10-15 minutes)
8.) With oven mit, shake the absolute shit out of mixture for a couple of minutes.
9.) Place in refrigerator to cool completely
10.) Open and load carts at room temperature
The logic of this is that by mixing in a non-reactive sealed container, one can keep all of the terps, as any that boil off will re-condense once cooled.
Hope this helps.