Weighing the starting material. 5.7 grams of 16% CBD flower.
Grinding the CBD flower.
Decarboxylation — into the oven at 284 F for 30 minutes.
After decarboxylation. The CBDa that was present in the flower is now CBD.
I put the activated flower into a jar and added a few oz of ethanol. Enough to completely cover the flower.
I didn’t get a picture of this part, but here, I poured ethanol over the ground flower. Just enough to completely cover the flower, plus a little more. Then I put the lid back on the jar and shook it for about 3 minutes.
I then strained the mixture thru a coffee filter, into a fresh jar.
Filtering the ethanol / cbd flower mix.
Evaporating the ethanol using a small crock pot.
What’s left after most of the ethanol has evaporated. Mostly oil, but also some alcohol.
The oil / alcohol mix is evaporating relatively quickly
Unfortunately, between this picture and the next, I had a pretty hard time getting all of the oil off of the paper. I ended up losing some of the oil 🙁 Next time, I’m going to try using non stick aluminum foil for the final evaporation instead of parchment paper.
The final yield
Just about 10.5% yielded. Not too bad.
CBD hash oil mixing with MCT oil to make a tincture.
This morning, I added about a teaspoon to my morning green tea. Bulletproof?