Gummy Bear Question


#61

@blackthumbbetty. I am really interested in having the taste as well as the effects.
The budget won’t allow too many new toys at a time but I like the thoughts of a quick extraction and lower temp for evap. Didn’t you go into this some in a post ?


#62

I was always getting in trouble for that as a kid. :grin:
I have learned over the many years to respect the herb or it will bite back. :drooling_face:
Thanks for the heads up. :v:


#63

Somewhere around here, I’ve posted it several times. :grinning: If I find it, I’ll tag you.


#64

Rso is the stuff they put in those dosage syringes. It’s basically tincture that has been heated to remove all excess fluid. The heat turns the oil into black resin.


#65

Here’s a recipe. You can use any amount of weed. I usually just add enough liquor to cover the decarbed bud, but if you want exact measurements, go with a gram of herb to an oz of everclear.

  1. Freeze a 750 ml bottle of everclear.
  2. Roughly chop (don’t grind) an oz of bud, and decarb in a Mason jar.
  3. Once jar is completely cool, add enough frozen ever clear to just cover buds & tighten lid
  4. Shake the motherfecking shite out of it for about 3 minutes.
  5. Place it in the coldest part of your freezer for an hour.
  6. Remove from freezer, shake vigorously & strain; rinse remaining material with another shot or 2 of ever clear.
  7. To evaporate alcohol: place liquid in shallow glass pie pan & leave in a warm, dark place for several days. You can use a warming plate to gently heat it, but too much heat makes disgusting tasting tincture.
  8. When it’s the consistency of sugar water/watery honey, it’s ready for most uses. It should be a golden color, not green & not black.

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#66

Definitely going to try it. I love discrete options for medication. Most of the time it doesn’t matter but edibles help my symptoms better anyway and when I am away from the house for a few hours or more I gotta have something. I won’t travel with weed for smoking but some tincture in a old cbd oil bottle or some rso caps is my best option.


#67

:joy: lmao thanks @blackthumbbetty that was funny and educational.


#68

Mix with a little orange juice and you don’t taste anything but the orange juice


#69

Thanks @blackthumbbetty. I really appreciate the recipe and will give it a try for sure. And thanks for looking that up for me. :v:


#70

@ blackthumbbetty

When you decarb in a mason jar do you have a lid on it? How long in the oven and what temp? Thanks


#71

Yes, use a lid, but do not tighten it completely. Decarb as you normally would.


#72

Have you ever used a sous vide to decarb?


#73

Temps have to reach approx 240F for about 30-45 mins.


#74

No but it is on my list, well my wife’s list, she used to smoke cigarettes and swears she will never smoke anything again. It is all edibles for her. I have read a lot of good things about them.


#75

Edibles are a totally different effect than smoking. Takes maybe an hour then it sneaks up on you. I don’t smoke much anymore since I don’t like the smell indoors. But vape is really nice with no smell. It is smoking in a way but w/o the smoke odor.


#76

I’ll have to try this method. My first attempt was a frigging failure in that I did a 2 week room temp grain alcohol extraction, filtered all vegetal matter, then put in a shallow bowl to evap naturally at room temp. When I went back to check in a couple of days, the bowl was coated with a gummy black tar (still filled with green alcohol) and the black tar clung to the bowl like glue. I had to literally use lighter fluid and goop off to clean the bowl up, so this was a classic waste of ingredients and time.

I have no clue what went wrong but I avoid doing it that way now. I suppose evap on a germination pad would work, but I find evap in a sautee pan on low low heat is my best bet although it takes over an hour to reduce.

I have no idea what went wrong that I got that black tar gum like RSO?


#77

Probably the 2 weeks at room temp. Just my thought.


#78

Thank you for the info! I’m going to use that method to decarb!


#79

Come back & share your results. Pretty please!


#80

I will! If you don’t like the green in your oil just set it in the sun for a few hours and it will be gone! The green. lol