Originally Posted by WaterFarmFan
Just curious. What is the consistency of your extract when taken from the rotovap? Thin or thick syrup? What temps on your vacuum oven?
The consistency is thick, I'd compare it to room temperature honey or slightly thinner as it does move. To get it out of the collection bulb we put a heat blanket on the glass and let it drip out overnight.
We've tried a few different temp regimes, as low as 85F (stepping up to 95F) for 5 days and as high as 120F for 3 days. We've only done 4 runs through the oven, so we are just getting started, but are more or less stumbling around in the dark it seems. One run it muffined and we made something resembling honeycomb, that didn't end up being very stable and was somewhat sticky. The other 3 runs we got some extremely sticky crystallized sap that was a medium amber. Any suggestions would be welcome, thanks.