After 4 or 5 soaks/rinses over a (roughly) 36+ hour soaking, with the first run-off being nearly the color of molasses, and the last one (this morning) being more a mild gold in color, the vegetative matter, ghee, and untreated well water is now slowly heating on the stove top in a smaller stainless steel stock pot.
I'd initially intended to use the brand new (now dusty as all hell) electric crock pot/slow cooker I'd bought for Christmas nearly 2 years ago, but ran into issues with quantity of greens and water.
That said, I've already come to a number of observations and/or conclusions.
*The 100 grams of greens : 9 oz. of ghee has the benefit of making it a manageable volume or amount for an average-size slow cooker. What I have now is too much for the slow cooker I have.
*Moving the vegetative matter back and forth during straining is a pain in the ass, with no clear method (yet) for keeping it neat, and not losing at least a minor amount of the greenery in each process. (*I'd estimate at this time, I may have forfeited up to several grams of shredded leaf, in total, and unknown resin glands through the 4-5 strainings after the soaks.).
*Keeping the chosen straining cloth to a size not much larger than the colander or strainer being used, minimizes the mess that results. My flour cloth is too big, and I will either hem the edges of it after trimming it, or get smaller pieces of it. (*I'm using an metal/enamel colander with 3/16" to 1/4" holes, lined with the previously mentioned flour cloth).
*I'd wager (based on the trichs present in the bottom of the larger stock pot<s> used for soaking) that a fair bit of trichomes/resin glands are trapped in the flour cloth, making it something I want to use again in the process (without washing) right through the final straining and pressing with boiling water, so as to remove the resin with the ghee and boiling water that's been trapped in the cloth fibers.. Otherwise that (what's likely a respectable amount of resin) will go to waste.
* The diameter of the pot/bucket used for settling the butter to the top upon cooling the mix, will partly dictate the thickness of the butter that rises to the top, and therefore will determine a part of the ease with which the hardened butter is removed in the final step. Narrower and deeper will result in a thicker layer of hardening butter at the top, and is preferred to shallower and wider for this reason. A wider pot will result in a thinner layer of butter at the top.
*When washing the flour cloth, cheese cloth, etc., that's going to be used in the process, use either a non-scented, basic dish detergent to hand wash and air dry, or use a similar unscented, basic, environmentally friendly laundry detergent. I suspect that cannabis butter that tastes like a leading detergent loses its palatability.
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