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Water washing hemp extract

Water-solubles in your distillate can gum up the works. Along with reducing your potency, they cause color in the final product and leave behind sludgy residue when distilling. Most extractions bring some water-soluble components into the extract. These components come from the cells in the plant. Even butane or CO2 extractions can pull some. With […]

THC Remediation - Making Compliant Hemp Products

There’s a better way to remediate THC from hemp extract or distillate. CBD Isolate is very popular due to its purity, but the minor cannabinoids are left in the mother liquor. Low THC or THC free hemp extracts are popular because they have the full spectrum of cannabinoids with little or no THC.  The products […]

Bulk distillate versus small batch appearance comparison

When buying cannabinoid products in bulk,  you will often find yourself thinking about the color. Color can be an important indicator of quality in some cases. No one has any desire to consume a concentrated black tar. Color is not the only indicator of purity though. Test results from a certified lab should do most […]

An example of an upgraded rotovap style solvent recovery system by Ecodyst.

Solvent recovery is an essential part of any hemp or cannabis lab. Whether you extract with a liquid solvent or winterize, you will need a method of bulk recovery.   Not to be confused with solvent recycling, solvent recovery is the process of removing the vast majority or all of the solvent in your crude […]

Before you read this very cool hack please understand that there are more than a few ways this can go wrong.  This blog post does not purport address all the possible safety concerns associated with its use.  Consult your safety officer for full professional guidance. High purity THC/CBD distillate will be very viscous. If it […]