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  1. MimiEmu

    General Questions about RSO 2.0

    Hey Backdoor, finally got lab results on a CBDA extraction. There was some conversion. CBD comes in at 58.3%. CBDA has to be calculated. its 63% of CBD, so I think it comes in at 37%. What do you get? Do you have lab tests from your conversions? Edit: Oh, forgot to say, this is 2019 15% hemp (from www.BuyOregonHemp.com) so it probably had some conversion just due to age..
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    Step 3 - Silting Questions

    Here’s a good technical description of the Silting step, all in one paragraph. This comes from the paper Enzymatic Degumming of Rice Bran Oil Using Different Commercial Phospholipases and Their Cocktails “Phospholipids are classified according to their degree of hydration (hydratable and non-hydratable). Hydratable phospholipids (HPL) become insoluble in oil in the presence of water and are easily separated by centrifugation. Most non-hydratable phospholipids (NHPL) are complexed with calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), and iron (Fe) salts, and to be removed, they need the addition of a chelating agent (citric acid or EDTA) to sequester metal ions, allowing their precipitation and separation by centrifugation [5,6].” This is how Silting is different than Winterization. Silting knocks out Phospholipids with water and acid. Winterization freezes and crystallizes the waxes which then settle out. Both are needed, one doesn’t replace the other. Silting needs deeper study for optimization. I’m not using heat, but it is used in the industrial scale. The optimal amount of water & acid need to be deduced. Optimal residence times need to be deduced. The end product has to be pH neutral. If you replace club soda with Body Armor pH9.5 water, it affects the cannabinoids… Whole new rabbit hole… One really interesting thing that can be done, take the pH to 7 and let sit for 6 hours. A whole new science is invoked - Isoelectric Focusing known as IEF. Proteins precipitate at pH 7. The filter pads will go light green@1hr to almost black@12hrs. Its safe to assume the proteins are denatured (as a result of 90%+ alcohol wash). The proteins expose a non-polar side and bond to oil. So i think that is an emulsion. Its a protein rich dark green creamy emulsion and has a kick! It maybe a good base for a suave. Enough for now…
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    General Questions about RSO 2.0

    Howdy, "I was hoping you could share your actual numbers" Good question on lab results. No I don't have any numbers on CBDA but could. Give me a bit of time, I'll run a couple tests and get some results to share; might be a month or so as I've spent the play budget for the month.
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    General Questions about RSO 2.0

    Greetings! Answers below. #1 Do you know.. I think the question should be phrased. "Do you know how much acidic cannabinoids are capturedsaved in this process. You start out at near 100% acidic state when harvested, and then the rate of conversion is determined by many factors. The rate of conversion is predictable. Here's an online calculator for estimating the time needed to convert to the non-acidic state. Scroll down to the "Decarboxylation Curve Prediction". Keep in mind, as you decarb, there are two conversions going on. THCA converts to THC at one rate, while THC converts to CBN at a slower rate, so you never get to 100% THC. 70-80% seems to be the highest attainable value. Gray Wolf presents a table of the rate of conversion over 3 days at 150f. In the distilling step, I run at 180f which calculates out to 10 hours to fully decarb, so that theoretically would be about 10% converted per hour. #2 And efficiency.. Thats a function of the solvent. Gray Wolf says this in his QWISO post: "With a dielectric index of 17.9, versus Ethanol's 24.5, Isopropyl is less polar, yet is still much more aggressive in extracting both targeted and un-targeted elements. Where we start a 3 minute soak with Ethanol, starting point with Isopropyl is 20 seconds. Like Ethanol, we address it using subzero extraction temperatures, and address the aggressiveness issue by shortening soak time. We typically yield 75 to 80% within 20 to 30 seconds, and pick up the balance using a second soak." #3 Same thing for.. Unfortunately, I've never found a conversion calculator for terpene evaporation. For any molecule, there is the Boiling Point, but more importantly, Vapor Pressure. The evaporation is more of a function of Vapor Pressure. Given terps evap at temps as low as 70f, any heat will accelerate that evaporation. The best game plan one could expect when using low heat extraction, is a salvage operation. You will lose terps, its a question on how much. I only have empirical observations to compare oils derived from different temperature extractions, nothing in the way of lab testing results.
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    General Questions about RSO 2.0

    For the past two years while being sequestered at home by the pandemic, I've been working on updating the RSO process to create cleaner oil at home. Here it is, I call it “RSO 2.0”. For all the progress that’s been made in the extraction field in the past 20 years, RSO has been left behind. Here's what's new: 1.Introducing a one hour Room Temperature Winterization. 2.Exploiting Isopropyl’s Super Power making it safe for extraction. 3.Using Brine water to cleanse and protect the oils. 4.Brine also allows lower temperature extractions to save CBDA/THCA. Important for today if the acidic state can impede COVID from entering cells. This is a free process to anyone wanting cleaner oil, there's nothing for sale. This is strictly an educational site. When you have a chance, check out www.CannabisHomeSciences.com to read all the details. I would love to hear feedback. (Please critique for any scientific inaccuracies, typo's or ambiguities. Let me know your thoughts!) The RSO 2.0 process is radically different than the original. Its all geared for creating cleaner oil. If you soak your plant for more than 5 minutes, you can use this process to make cleaner oil. The use of water is central to cleaning out impurities from the wash. By distilling with Isopropyl and adding salted water, aka, Brine, you can run the whole extraction as low as 150f to avoid decarbing CBDA/THCA and save some terpenes that otherwise would be lost to high heat. The other huge benefit is Brine causes Isopropyl and water to separate, thus guaranteeing a 100% purge of the Isopropyl out of the oil at this low temperature. Remember, oil and water do not mix. After the Isopropyl has boiled off, all you will have is floating oil and Brine holding all the water soluble impurities. Separating the two is as easy as adding ice to cool, then pouring the Brine through a nylon coffee strainer basket. The oils can then be rinsed with fresh water, then rehydrated with Ethanol for the final purge. Because Isopropyl is used as the bulk solvent, you only need 2 oz of Ethanol for the final purge, this immediately cuts the cost of an extraction in half. USP-NF grade Isopropyl which can be bought online is less than half the cost of Ethanol and is approved for food, drug, or medicinal use. Did you know Isopropyl is approved for certain food items for human consumption? Yes, the approved use is very narrow and very limited, but it is approved for human consumption. All this is spelled out on the website. There's an entire page dedicated to laying out the facts on Isopropyl, from official FDA Documents. So, I encourage everyone to take a look! Again, there's nothing for sale. This is a Pay-It-Forward contribution to the community. Questions? Ask away!
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    Step 1 - Decarb Questions

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    Step 2 - Wash Questions

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    Step 4 - Winterize Questions

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    Step 5 - Distilling Questions

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