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THC Removal - Remove THC from CBD

Consumers are attracted to the purported health benefits of CBD but understand that THC naturally occurs in hemp along with other minor cannabinoids.  They do not want to consume THC because they don’t want the “high” the comes along with THC or they don’t want to possibly test positive for THC in a work drug […]

Cadiot Distillation for the Analysis of Wine

A Cadiot Distillation Column is also known as a Spinning Band distillation column. One application of Cadiot distillation is the detection of tampering in the production of wine.  The isotopic ratios of hydrogen and oxygen atoms in ethanol indicates if watering and illegal addition of sugars has happened to wines, fruit juices and other foodstuffs. This […]

GMP for Cannabis and Hemp Oil Distillation

GMP asks the question: How do we know that the distillation equipment is operating correctly? A well designed set of GMP documents will ensure that all aspects of the equipment are installed, operating and performing correctly along with supporting documents. This assurance gives us confidence that the distillates made by the distillation system are consistently […]

Crystallize CBD

Disclaimer – this post does not address all the safety issues for crystallization of CBD, Pentane and other volatiles can be very dangerous due to their low flash points.  Don’t try this without consulting your safety officer and evaluating all of the possible safety concerns. As always, wear safety glasses and other personal protective gear […]

terpenes derived from cannabis

Tips For Successful Cannabis Terpene Distillation   Refined cannabinoids such as THC or CBD are some of the most commonly sought after compounds when performing a vacuum distillation process on crude cannabis extract. However, non-degraded terpenes can also be collected from certain material using properly configured cannabis distillation equipment.   In order to successfully distill […]

cannabis distillation time line

How are THC/CBD products such as vape cartridges, dabs and edibles created?                 Grow It It all starts with “the grow”.  Most cannabis grows are done in a controlled room. Light, water, temperature and other environmental factors are carefully regulated to maximize cannabinoid production. Cannabis plant genetics are […]

Vacuum Pump and Cold Trap

Vacuum pump oil contamination can prevent a distillation system from reaching low vacuums (0.01 mmHg) ideal for THC and CBD distillations.  Sometimes terpenes can sneak past the cold trap and spoil the vacuum pump oil. A little bit of contamination can cause a lot of havoc in a vacuum pump. Here are a few tips […]

multiple stage distillation

Simple distillation Simple distillation is a single stage distillation where a liquid mixture is boiled and the resulting vapor condensed. Wiped film and short path distillation are examples of single stage distillation. Simple distillation can provide a moderate improvement in purity. It is useful in situations where you are attempting to separate compounds with very […]

Make high quality THC distillate

Many people unfamiliar with the nuances of cannabis refinement often believe that a pass (or two) of crude extract through the proper cannabis distillation equipment is all that’s required to produce a high potency Δ9 THC distillate product. While it may be possible to distill mystery cannabis crude extract into 95% THC with short path […]

How would you like to go out for lunch while your distillation system churns out high potency THC distillate.  It may seem like a dream but it’s already happening.   Automation The B/R Spinning Band distillation system already comes highly automated.  There’s no need to sit in front of it all day.  Operators are free […]