Sounds like a very good haul, @HighDesertFarmer! Congratulations! I hope the meds last you into next summer so you can get that second crop going!
Congrats on harvest. I too had to harvest half my crop early due to bud rot and I too use it to manage pain. Mine is service related injury resulting in Spinal Stinosis. I like knowing 100% for sure what I am smoking.
The making of green dragon tincture base with shake and trim.
Been in the freezer since harvest.
Not a bad sized pile. 20x13 baking sheet.
Nice and flat for baking.
Next topped with all stems I saved, because CBD.
I use everclear 190 proof for the soaking. Fun fact my secret bday shot when I turned 21 was Tobasco + Everclear. You know something is wrong when they hand you the shot and take a step back.
After baking an hour
Chopped up stems and put in bottom.of 1/2 gal amber mason jar.
Getting ready to roll a cheech and chong…haha. j/k.
Transfer of remaining shake atop stems
Post mason transfer, not much headroom.
Everclear time. I am short, wife dispatched for additional handle.
Some of the shake sorta gelled and stuck. Scraped off into a jar for smoking later.
Next step is wait 3 weeks.
interesting. When I make RSO I agitate the trim in a 5gal food grade bucket with isopropyl for about 15 minutes to extract the resins. Does soaking for 3 weeks make a noticeable difference?
Hmm I would have to do quick and dirty with isopropyll to compare.
I do not like using isopropyl because it is denatured and I use mine for tinctures etc. Have to heat it and I am afraid of explosions.