Here is Sugar_Kremlin ladyboy absolute amber.
Firstly I have to notice the term absolute here is not about the absolute ethanol.
I’ve posted about this double extraction for several times as for the method of removing bubbles and a garbage from a primary BHO.
As was said right - a picture is worth a thousand words, thus I made a photo session to illustrate what do they (and me) mean talking about absolute and concrete.
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Originally Posted by jump117
Used in perfumery and aromatherapy, absolutes are similar to essential oils.
They are concentrated, highly-aromatic, oily mixtures extracted from plants.
First, an organic solvent, such as hexane, is added to the plant material to help extract the hydrophobic compounds.
This solution is filtered and concentrated by distillation to produce a waxy mass called concrete.
The lower molecular weight, fragrant compounds are extracted from the concrete into ethanol.
When the ethanol evaporates, an oil -the absolute -is left behind.
Fragrance extraction(click)...Although highly fragrant, concretes are too viscous - even solid - at room temperature to be useful.
This is due to the presence of high-molecular-weight, non-fragrant waxes and resins.
Another solvent, often ethyl alcohol, which only dissolves the fragrant low-molecular weight compounds,
must be used to extract the fragrant oil from the concrete.
The alcohol is removed by a second distillation, leaving behind the absolute. ...
Ethanol extraction is a type of solvent extraction used to extract fragrant compounds directly from dry raw materials,
as well as the impure oils or concrete resulting from organic solvent extraction, expression, or enfluerage.
Ethanol extracts from dry materials are called tinctures, while ethanol washes for purifying oils and concretes are called absolutes.
The impure substances or oils are mixed with ethanol, which is less hydrophobic than solvents used for organic extraction,
dissolves more of the oxidized aromatic constituents (alcohols, aldehydess, etc.),
leaving behind the wax, fats, and other generally hydrophobic substances.
The alcohol is evaporated under low-pressure, leaving behind absolute.
The absolute may be further processed to remove any impurities that are still present from the solvent extraction.
Ethanol extraction is not used to extract fragrance from fresh plant materials;
these contain large quantities of water, which would also be extracted into the ethanol.
(end of quote) The last sentence in the quote is dogma
, see the topic in my signature.
Female plants were reversed into banana ladyboys via colloidal silver stimulation to reap 2cc+ of fem pollen yield
Reversed flower in addition to bananas consists of a sepal and adjoining parts covered with trichomes full of resin.
Sure they are very much poorer in compare to sensimillia buds.
The flowers were prepared with a manicure scissors to open a covered resinous parts and to remove a poor fragments,
then placed into extraction pyrex teapot and chilled at -20C together with a lid.
Primary non-polar extraction.
Pre-chilled "London" butane (250 ml / 139 g, $2.35) was sprayed into the extraction teapot through the lid port (white in brown lid on photo), at outside temperature +14C (57F).
The plant matter was floated and stirred in the butane during 10 minutes, no boiling was observed.
After that solution was coffee-filtered into the evaporation teapot (with glass handle on photo)
and was placed on the top of the coffeepot, suitable by diameter and shape, filled with a hot water as the double-decker to evape butane quicker.
Plant matter is full of bananas. It was fresh frozen before the butane run, now its wet volume is 160 ml (cc).
After evaporation of butane is over the inner surface of the evaporation teapot is covered with a transparent film of a primary non-polar extract.
It is a concrete
also known as BHO.
Secondary polar re-extraction.
To take it from a teapot together with secondary polar re-extraction, the ethanol 96% was added into a teapot.
EtOH doesn't dissolve everything from BHO.
Butane dissolves some waxes and fats that is insoluble in ethanol while the good resin dissolves in EtOH.
Tiny undissolved flakes were coffee-filtered off the solution.
The final evaporation was made on a soup-plate evaporation bowl over the boiling water.
An absolute was collected with a razor blade when it remains hot.
At room temperature it is a brittle amber. After broken in two parts it may be soldered together back with a heat of a lighter.
The coin is russian 10 копеек its diameter is 17,5mm (~0,7").
I've read a recommendation not to smoke the silver processed plants.
Probably it was said about STS and was transferred to CS unspecified, I don't know.
I hope this amber will not make any harm to the health and on the contrary will probably be a medicine against respiratory infections and against a bad weather outside.