@Simo78 to my mind at least, for the amount of oil, I though it wouldn't matter if dry or wet. Given the plant is dead and not feeding whatever is in it dry, should be there when wet.
That's why I posed the question. As I thought you dry it, so it burns easier. But if making oil your not worried about that.
It's interesting you saying you have found a diffence in its effects. As it drys and cures its compassion must change. When I get a surplus I'm defo going to run some experiments.
Personally I use a rice cooker to get rid of the alcohol. Giving its low boiling point, even when it's "boiling" you can stick your finger in it. Before I got the rice cooker I used a (the wife's) slow cooker, it took longer to get up to "boiling" but doesn't have the auto warm (cooler) feature so it was easy to over over cook it.
With the slow cooker I always ended up with the same 'resin' outcome you have in your photo, with the rice cooker it's far easier to catch it in a more 'oil' form over 'resin', which is easier to manage.
I don't use syringes you suck it up, I will, but doing an oz at a time doesn't make enough for a small syringe. But it's makes it easy to poor into a small pot for storage. I leave any residue in the cooker and cook it again next time with the next batch.
Ive found if not in an air tight pot etc, the remainder of the alcohol, that's keeping it an oil will evaporate and your still left with a resin after a few days. That's why I want to use a syringe in the future, but I'll need a good couple of Oz and and the trim I reckon.
One question @Simo78 when you have yours in that resin state how do you take it? My wife being ill she takes a lot of pills any how, so we have forum the easiest way is to dip the tablet into the oil, or later wipe it against the resin, then dip it in something cold to solidify it , and swallow the oil coated tipped tablet. It's seems to be the cleanest way for both her, and the least effect on contaminating the oil/resin.
When I get in a syringe I'll just squeeze her dose onto her tablet or straight into a yogurt. For her to take.
You can probably tell she doesn't like the taste. I actually do. And a good side effect of us finding the oil for her is one she takes under half her prescribed tablets. For her illness, (bowl cancer) half her pain Meds, hardly takes the anti depressants, and cut down on the stress related tablets.
Also a nice side effect for me is, not only is she sleeping better, but me too. Ever since I was in the Royal Marines (16) I've not slept, which now getting on to 40 is just plain insomnia (mothers side), for years I'd be awake for 4 days then sleep 18 hours. Now with the oil I sleep at least 4h every night. Well most nights..
If I was to smoke it, I'd could probably sleep 20h every day the stuff just cabbages me. And why I haven't smoke it more than a hand full of times In the last 25 years. 3 tokes and 30mims later I'm either a sleep or green.
Now that I'm growing a a few strains, well 2 atm, I may start doing some smoke/sleep studies with ones self. Trims some early bud off each strain, and have a little taste. I may come across a strain with early white tricones that give me a gift of a repeatable perfect nights sleep.
At the mo I'm at the being of my home medication journey, and wifey is priority one, bit once I have a surplus, around Xmas, I could do some testing for me.
This is turning into a fun hobby.