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Ultrasonic Tincture/Extractions For the Self-Medicater

I found some info about commercial Ultrasonic Cannabis Extraction. I hope to bring some of these ideas into my home tincture extraction practices. Not sure what links are safe to share, so mods please let me know if I need to make some deletions:

This one gives good info to jump from:
https://leherbe.com/knowledge-center/case-study/ultrasonication





I’ve decided to be experiment with this the next time I make tincture at home. Right now, I think I’m going with this:
https://www.ultrasoniccleaners.info/isonic/isonic-ultrasonic-cleaner-p4810-2-1qt-2-l-with-1000-ml-single-beaker-holder-set-for-diy-liposomal-vitamin-c/

This combination offers the best practice for mixing liposomal vitamin C, other liposomal products, steeping, and ultrasonic assisted Extraction.

My usual method is here: What to do with all that trim?

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Here’s a pdf:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.sonics.com/site/assets/files/2962/ultrasonic-cannabis-extraction.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwjMweHu4uzjAhVGGDQIHVnQB9EQFjACegQIBxAB&usg=AOvVaw0-ifshHBZ2sg3L00gSNZV3&cshid=1565043932649





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The industrial type costs about 1K and up. Boy, they’re tempting, though. A girl can dream.

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Would like to hear more scientific info on the process as it applies to cannabis. Any P-4810 recipes and/or directions (time, frequency, amplitude, temp.) After reading about the process being heat generating how would we cool it down or do we need to?

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The model I posted, when using the glass beaker properly, will not heat up the contents of the beaker past a certain point. The cleaner has actual heat, but you can operate it w/o the heat, in which case the temp will still rise, but not higher than about 90F, which is perfectly fine.

I, personally, never heat my extracts higher than 90-95F, even when evaporating off the ethanol, so I chose that particular machine because it’s made for extraction.

One day, if the cheesy little machine works, I’ll invest in a real set-up that costs several grand.

The links I posted are good places to start your research. Follow them and use Google to get more info.

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Thanks for the insight on the processes. Keep on extracting and let us know the results.
Tks.

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I was going to order a whole cleaner, but instead I’m just going to get an ultrasonic cleaning head that emits 50k to submerge into the ethanol/herb solution, since that will probably be more effective than the action being outside the container, anyway.

Also investing in a Source Turbo, to up my game a bit. The next extract run should be pretty damned interesting.

So, for about 650, I’m recreating (hopefully) what would normally be about a 2k set-up. Won’t have any results for you til at least October, when I’ll do another sugar trim run from last year’s grows.

Edit: getting frustrated with the company not yet shipping the ultrasonic cleaner I had chosen. I couldn’t afford my original option, so I went with my 3rd option, because it was within budget. Now, I have a 43khz cleaner on the way. It’s kind of a more industrial thing than my original option, but basically the same thing.

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Oh, this arrived, today. :grinning:


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Can’t wait to see what you make with this new toy!
Thanks for sharing.

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I’ll be firing it up in about an hour!

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Can’t wait to see how this works out I’ll be watching.if u can do video I’d love to see what it looks like in action :wink:

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I definitely will, once I get it down. I don’t want to video my first try. In case I burn the house down or something.

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Ok, so these first 2 Source runs will be without using the ultrasonic cleaner.

I’ve downloaded the owner’s manual and installed the app. I have a quart of 190 proof alcohol in the freezer.

My first runs through the Source will be:

  1. Doing a second processing of THC trim; first process was 11 days ago, after which the strained green material was frozen. I am running this through again because I didn’t have cheesecloth to properly wring out all the good stuff, so I know there’s more in there.

  2. While that’s going, I’m going to decarb 2 oz of Casino Cookies CBD trim, then freeze it for several hours. By then, the first run should be done and I can strain the CBD and start processing it through the source.

I am hoping that by the end of today, I have another 2fl.oz of THC tincture and at least 6fl.oz of CBD tincture.

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Ok, yesterday’s run went very well! It turned out exactly how you’d expect such a dark green/black tincture to turn out. :joy: I knew this going in. Still, the first run was absolutely a success, even starting with reprocessed and severely broken down trim.

It took 6 hours to process one pint of liquid. I wasn’t able to wash the CBD yesterday, because of that. Instead, it’s been waiting patiently in the freezer.


I ended up with 10ml tincture and 2 grams of hash goo. The goo is going into Tootsie Rolls.

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Today, I started the CBD.


Triple Strained, top to bottom:
-First, through milk bag
-Second, through coffee filter
-Third, through “slow” cellulose filter

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First CBD run went very well! Well, except at the end, when I was removing the lid, a bit of alcohol dripped back into the crucible.

I’ve estimated this batch, made from 2 gr of 21% CBD trim (cut down to 4% for being trim), has approximately 2240mg of CBD, that includes weight loss from decarb & processing. I only have 2oz dropper bottles, because I am an idiot.

That perfect little number just happens to be the amount of CBD I go through in about a month.

Right now, I’m just going to make tinctures in the Source. Once I get that Sourced to perfection, I’ll try to make vape carts.


Thinking about adding some Durban Poison or White Widow terps to this tincture. I will follow the instructions sent with the terpenes, if I decide to do it.

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Plus the tinctures, of course.
:grinning::grinning::grinning::grinning:

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After drying for a day, the THC oil is looking less RSO-y. I have been kinda stirring it and spreading it around every so often. After checking the Source fb group, it seems a lot of people will allow their oil to dry on a silicone mat, and kinda fold the goo and stir it up over a week or so.

Love kicking my alcohol extraction into the next gear! Lots of new stuff learn!

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Tks Betty I always wondered what whipping did for alcohol extracts.

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Thanks for supplying the correct terminology!

Oh, I’m gonna whip it! Whip it good!
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