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GeneralSmokeUpington

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    GeneralSmokeUpington reacted to Purple Power in Getting the Most Out Of Cannabis for Chronic Pain   
    Getting the Most Out Of Cannabis for Chronic Pain
    Tolerance can dull the effects of your medicine.
    By: Mary Schumacher May 11, 2018  
    When you live in chronic pain and use medicinal marijuana to combat it, often you need your medicine most of the day. This can lead to a tolerance to the point that, though still finding relief, you may feel like the effects have dulled or that you just can’t smoke enough to get where to need to be to function.
     
    Cancer patients, people living with nerve damage, back injuries and all other types of chronic pain also run into this problem on the pharmaceutical side of things, the problem being that if you continue to increase your dosage of narcotic pain killers, they simply become killers. Not so with cannabis.....
     
     
     
     
    https://thefreshtoast.com/cannabis/getting-the-most-out-of-cannabis-for-chronic-pain/
     
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    GeneralSmokeUpington reacted to Graywolf in Simple Diy Pot Still For Recycling Alcohol   
    I recommend that anyone wishing to continue to use their alcohol until it is used up, discuss the ATF statutes with their own attorney, as there is not common agreement on the interpretation.
     
    I don't see that this violates ATF in that we are not manufacturing, or recovering alcohol, we are continuing to cycle it through our closed loop system process untill it is all used up, or lost in the manufacturing process.
     
    We are most certainly not avoiding paying drinking liquor taxes on the ethanol we use, and in fact don't even drink it after paying the taxes, but instead use it in a manufacturing process.
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    GeneralSmokeUpington reacted to Graywolf in Simple Diy Pot Still For Recycling Alcohol   
    I'm sure those of ya'll whom have purchased high purity Ethanol have noticed that it isn't cheap with all the taxes heaped upon it, so here is how I recover and reuse most of mine that I've already paid over $20 a liter for.

    What I use , is a simple pot still made out of an All Clad stainless asparagus steamer pot, a Quisinart electric fondue pot, and a stainless mixing bowl, in which I have inserted 12 1/2 feet of 3/16" ID copper tubing.

    The salad bowl condenser rests on a modified cat liter bucket, over an empty 1.75 liter Clear Springs bottle for final collection.

    The only modification to the Quisinart was to bend the ears of the top fork ring down, to permit the insertion of the asparagus pot, and placed canning jar lid rings in the bottom, to suspend the asparagus pot above the bottom, so as to eliminate hot spots.

    I like the Quisinart, because of its sensitive controls for alchemy, but for distillation application, its controls are wide open, until I throttle it back to 250F for finishing off the oil or alchemy.

    I paid $60 for the first one and found my second one at Goodwill for $15, so do shop about. We have a couple of Rivals in the group, that don't have quite as sensitive controls in finishing and alchemy temperature range, but are accurate enough to do the job and cost about half as much.

    If you don't do the final cook off in the still, a fry cooker will also work, but the controls are most likely not sensitive enough for finishing in the still, or any fine alchemy.

    I don't recommend sitting a pot of hot Canola oil on the an electric stove and using the surface element to heat the oil, because you can add too much heat and over pressure the still, if you are not paying close attention to details.

    Careful with an open burner or any open flames, because even hot oil is flammable, as are any alcohol fumes that might leak out somewhere, should you not get the lid on straight, or hose clamped, or etc, something go wrong.

    I like the portable pot, because some of the things that I use it for, are best done outdoors, even if I have to use a portable generator. It also can't put in enough heat at 1.5kw to blow the lid o-ring seal on the pot, or a hose off, which are the weakest links in the system.

    I modified the All Clad asparagus steamer pot by drilling a hole in each pot handle, through which I slip two 4" X 1/4=20 round head bolts, that pass though an 3/4" X 2" x 8" Oak board holding down the lid and be secured with washers and wing nuts.

    I modified the pot lid, by drilling a pilot hole using Canola oil as a cutting lubricant for the stainless, and using a step drill to open the hole to 5/8" to accept a 1/8" NPT brass bulkhead fitting. I roll a 5/8" X 1.125" over the fitting outer diameter, so that it seals with only hand tightening.

    I've attached a parts list below for the above and the rest of the parts, but draw your attention to the use of a neoprene or Viton fuel hose for the application. Many plastics and rubber hoses leach badly in the alcohols passing through.

    Operation of the still is simple. The alcohol is sealed up inside the pot, which is set into the pot of oil, which has its controls set wide open, or about 375F. I wrap a towel around the pot and 1.5 kw fondue cooker, to conserve heat and speed up the process.

    A 1/4" fuel hose conveys the alcohol vapors boiled off, to the condenser, which is sitting atop an inverted cat litter bucket, with reliefs cut out. The bowl is filled with ice water, and after the alcohol fumes pass through its coils and reach the 1.75 liter bottle below, it is ice cold. Recovery is greater than 99% during this step of recovery.

    I keep track of how much has been boiled off by how much accumulates in the bottle of approximately the same diameter as the asparagus, and mark on it where I wish to stop distilling.

    I usually stop before all the alcohol is gone, and pour it into a smaller container to boil the last bit off to atmosphere where I can watch.

    Here is the parts list, and some pictures:

    1 All Clad stainless asparagus steamer
    1 10" Stainless steel mixing bowl
    2 1/8" NPT brass bulkhead fitting
    1 Neoprene O rings for lid 5.375" X .125"
    2 Neoprene O ring for bulkhead fittings 5/8” X .125
    1 1/8” MNPT elbow to 3/16” compression
    1 1/8" MNPT to 3/16" compression
    1 5 gallon plastic bucket
    2 1/4" 20 X 4" Plated carriage bolts
    2 1/4" Plated washer
    2 1/4" Stainless or chrome wingnut
    1 3/4" X 8 1/2" X 2" Oak block
    4' 3/16" ID Neoprene fuel hose
    2 3/8" Hose screw clamps
    12.5' 3/16" ID copper refrigeration tubing
















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    GeneralSmokeUpington reacted to 503loyaltoker in RAW Mini Tray with Lid Bundle Giveaway @ShopRPD   
    This was unexpectedly news especially after rough time it is nice to see this today , thank you man, praise Jesus !
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    GeneralSmokeUpington reacted to Graywolf in question for the skunk pharm   
    A single stage pump will pump below 100 microns and it is only necessary to pump down to about -29.5" Hg.  As you pump lower, you start to boil off the cannabinoids at room temperature   See attached graph.
     
    You can bleed air into the system using the back fill valve, which will keep the pressure from dropping below -29.5" Hg and ask as a gas ballast to help keep the pump crankcase dry.

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    GeneralSmokeUpington reacted to offdababa in Popeyes Nug Run BHO   
    Very nice work! 
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    GeneralSmokeUpington reacted to popeye! in Popeyes Nug Run BHO   
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    GeneralSmokeUpington reacted to popeye! in Popeyes Nug Run BHO   
    heres a better example of clarity on that last slab which is not the first slab the large particulates are on the parchment from the table I put this on not in the oil
     

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    GeneralSmokeUpington reacted to popeye! in Popeyes Nug Run BHO   
    this pic doesn't really do the clarity justice but u can see the color
     

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    GeneralSmokeUpington reacted to popeye! in Popeyes Nug Run BHO   
    ill be posting pics of nug run bho I make everything u see is heat and vacuum purged typicially 1 hour per gram sometimes longer though also all runs are dewaxed for clarity
     
    heres a fresh batch after a initial 30 min purge just wanted to show the color
     

     
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    GeneralSmokeUpington reacted to P8ntxtremist in wax/ear wax help!!!!!   
    P.s. Also I've found a full 3 minutes on the extraction time is the way to go
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    GeneralSmokeUpington reacted to P8ntxtremist in wax/ear wax help!!!!!   
    Alcohol evaporating at room temperature is as safe as you get for solvent extraction! Put it in front of a fan to make it evaporate faster, or just leave it out for a week and it will dry.
    cheers guys!
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    GeneralSmokeUpington reacted to bigpapa in wax/ear wax help!!!!!   
    my friend is going to try this on the week end. Wish him luck.... go boom? i hope not. Thanks P8, Bill feels confident enuff to do this one
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    GeneralSmokeUpington reacted to bigpapa in wax/ear wax help!!!!!   
    i never looked at your location P8.... that'd be a pretty good walk and no i don't have that much in gas moeny either. lol. All in all it's been fun and i'm glad to meet new folk from any where. My thanks to all. i'll shut up now
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    GeneralSmokeUpington reacted to P8ntxtremist in wax/ear wax help!!!!!   
    It is my dream to work in the industry, to provide formulations for patients, and consultations for othet providers.
    Until then I'll be on here happily providing as much assistance as possible through the forums.
     
    Offdababa is right, itd be one heck of a gas bill for all that traveling. Unless someone wanted to cover the gas or plane flight, in which case, I'll be right there!
    one day. Hehe
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    GeneralSmokeUpington reacted to offdababa in wax/ear wax help!!!!!   
    Papa, I can tell you it would be a hideously long (days) drive for P8 to swing by to give your help, Im sure if he was within your region he would be happy to help.  I think were all good here guys, and I have learned from your question Papa, and your responses P8 as I am sure others will.   Great stuff here, and information.   Good to see you in better health big papa, and thanks P8. 
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    GeneralSmokeUpington reacted to bigpapa in wax/ear wax help!!!!!   
    P8... why would you think such a thing?!? You did not waste anything, you passed knowledge. i asked a question. You were very kind in explaining your process. If you suffer as i do, you would understand my concern on doing it right and safely, i learn best from watching another. The man who offered to teach me lives an hour and a half away and i'm willing to suffer a little so that i can help others... if you would had offered the same, you and i would be sitting across from one another, passing the pipe..... and maybe we still can... peace my friend
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    GeneralSmokeUpington reacted to P8ntxtremist in wax/ear wax help!!!!!   
    Hehehe woohooo!
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    GeneralSmokeUpington reacted to offdababa in wax/ear wax help!!!!!   
    Well I learned something anyhow, LOL, and it will be here in the future for many others to learn from, and I like it.  
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    GeneralSmokeUpington reacted to P8ntxtremist in wax/ear wax help!!!!!   
    you're too kind sir ;)
    I guess I get a little wound up typing and my summary turns into a paper.
    thanks for reading! Even when I beat the dead horse
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    GeneralSmokeUpington reacted to offdababa in wax/ear wax help!!!!!   
    Thanks man, great information! 
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    GeneralSmokeUpington reacted to P8ntxtremist in wax/ear wax help!!!!!   
    Haha thanks for the pick me up offdababa!
    I certainly enjoyed the q-tip ear wax humor.
    its just a bummer that everyone thinks good concentrates are beyond their reach because they believe bho is the pinnacle.
    Its chock full of harsh plant wax, yields less, and has a tendency to blow up those who become lackadaisical with their process.
    not that it doesnt have its place, I just believe that place is with professionals with the $1700 closed system extractor.
     
    You can make the finest quality shatter with 70-99 percent purity with alcohol.
    The wax your buying is probably between 40 and 65 percent thc, This is because the remaining percent is plant wax. Further refining can be done on bho with ethanol to remove the plant waxes via winterization.
     
    Working with alcohol at room temperature is as safe as a bartending job.
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    GeneralSmokeUpington reacted to offdababa in wax/ear wax help!!!!!   
    I dont think so at all P8,  I hope my q-tip joke did not offend you, I was just trying to add a little humor.  I learn from GW and your posts about extaction myself, so I am certainly not throwin stones.
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    GeneralSmokeUpington reacted to P8ntxtremist in wax/ear wax help!!!!!   
    I guess my knowledge is wasted here.
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    GeneralSmokeUpington reacted to bigpapa in wax/ear wax help!!!!!   
    i have a dear brother who was worried about me making my own and after harvest i'm taking my material to him. God bless good men with experience aye? No worries folks, it's all taken care of. How much wax could i end up with using 3-4 lbs of bud? More like 3 lbs....
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