Ultrasonic and/or vibration mixers (not industrial) & cannabis tinctures

Was thinking about incorporating one into my tincture making routine. Quick Wash Ethanol Tincture

I would only use it a few minutes at the start, in the middle, and at the end…basically wherever it needs shaken. Might use after it’s all evaporated to make sure things are nicely emulsified. Might pop the whole dang thing in the freezer (if it’ll work in there) and keep it going the whole time.

These are just thoughts. Was wondering if anybody else has thought about using these types of things. I know people use those magnetic stirrers, but they won’t work for knocking off trichs in a thick solution of herb and alcohol.




Just some CHEAP products that got me thinking. For experiment sake, might buy one or 2. My tincture process is fairly dialed in. Now to get a bit more science-y: by moving the carrier fluid over the material more often and more vigorously, even more of the good stuff has a chance of getting into the final product. There are several articles online about it that use the proper terminology and such. I’ll find the links and share them.

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You are really pushing the envelope as far as extraction…
I use all of the old school stuff …
I’m pretty sure that you might have bumped me aside…
Want to know more… :vulcan_salute:
:v::sunglasses:

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What are you trying to achieve because an alcohol extraction in the freezer will remove 99% of the oils from plant material. The big concern is getting too much chlorophyll in the tincture which is bitter.

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I have no issues with my current tincture process. Was just reading some more science-y articles about the process and how agitation of the carrier fluid and material is very important. In my tincture recipe, I note that shaking the mixture is an important step or 2. While researching, I came across articles re-emphasizing that, so thought I would take shaking to the next level.

Work smarter, not harder.

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That set-up is WAY TOO CRAZY for me, but I figured I could scale it down and rig up something affordable and small for my personal tincture needs. Those industrial ones are thousands of dollars!!

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That’s a specific product. But, it’ll get your gears cranking, I bet.

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This is 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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https://hightimes.com/news/ultrasound-increases-yields-and-cannabinoid-extraction-speed/

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https://leherbe.com/knowledge-center/case-study/ultrasonication

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In fact, this baby is going to be my first official purchase made specifically for tincture-making.

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

iSonic Ultrasonic Cleaner P4810, 2.1Qt/2 L, with 1000 ml Single Beaker Holder Set for DIY Liposomal Vitamin C https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MUHXSPP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_allsDbDGEGDZD

Will try a few batches w/o doing the freezer. Just ice cold Ever Clear, cold decarbed herb, and this thing.

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Is that the same machine that cleans jewelry?

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Very similar! The industrial ones are very different, though.

Something like this? or something more specific to the job.

The one that I am going to try has a place for a glass beaker. Really the main reason I chose it. :grinning:

But, yep, something like that. :grinning: Now, I don’t know the specifics, such as which power is best and such. The leherbe link above gives some info and research points to look into.

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Thanks heaps @blackthumbbetty will start the study :kangaroo:

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Let’s do science!

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yes back to school.

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