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Just made some Isopropyl hash

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Well it says on the bottle it contains water. Addressing the fact that ethanol takes longer to evaporate than iso. And the fact that you can't get higher than 190 proof like you said. Iso is definitely the better choice.

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It depends on what you want. You can winterize the ethanol solution after extracting and remove all the non aromatic waxes. This will leave you with an absolute (shatter)

Isopropyl will always aggressively disolve non polar lipids and you end up with a more pull snap to wax like product.

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It depends a lot on the length of the trichome as to how much wax will be dissolved. Sand like trichomes have a higher wax content than oil content. Long swollen trichomes have more oil than plant wax.

You can take any waxy extract and redissolve it in ethanol, then freeze it for 24 hours and filter it in the freezer cold. Itll remove all lipids and then you'll end up with a pure shatter.

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Yup I've followed p8's advice on the ethanol extracts and came out with nice shatter. Just not quite as tasty as BHO imo


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The higher the alcohol, the less polar nasties get extracted. Definitely worth finding 99 percent.

Water is a polar solvent meaning it will intake all the stuff we do not want in our product. Isopropyl alcohol is a non polar solvent so it only intakes the oils/resins of the plant. A long with any alkaloids.

 

Polarity is typically defined by a solvents dielectric constant, with water being the ultimate dielectric constant at 80.1.

 

Anything with a dielectric constant above 15, is considered polar, and anything below, non polar, but as you can see it is just a continum running from 0 to 80.1, with every solvent falling on it somewhere.

 

Butane and Hexane are about 1.3, Isopropyl alcohol is about 17.5, Ethanol at about 24.5, and Methanol at about 32.7.

 

I always advise using 99% Isopropyl and 95.6% Ethanol, to minimize the amount of water present, because it has to be removed later and the azeotrope evaporates at a higher temperature than the alcohols.


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The higher the alcohol, the less polar nasties get extracted. Definitely worth finding 99 percent.

Water is a polar solvent meaning it will intake all the stuff we do not want in our product. Isopropyl alcohol is a non polar solvent so it only intakes the oils/resins of the plant. A long with any alkaloids.

 

Polarity is typically defined by a solvents dielectric constant, with water being the ultimate dielectric constant at 80.1.

 

Anything with a dielectric constant above 15, is considered polar, and anything below, non polar, but as you can see it is just a continum running from 0 to 80.1, with every solvent falling on it somewhere.

 

Butane and Hexane are about 1.3, Isopropyl alcohol is about 17.5, Ethanol at about 24.5, and Methanol at about 32.7.

 

I always advise using 99% Isopropyl and 95.6% Ethanol, to minimize the amount of water present, because it has to be removed later and the azeotrope evaporates at a higher temperature than the alcohols.

 

Was i correct on my solvent properties?

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Fred Meyer sells 99% iso.

 

Just make sure you purge iso extra well, as it's *very* bad for you.


 

                                                                                                                                                   

 

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