cannabinoids

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 […]

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 […]

carbon for scrubbing cannabis oil

Carbon scrubs and other filter media for cannabis oil extracts   Carbon scrubs can be used to remove color from cannabis oil extract and THC distillate.  Other materials are also used as filter media such as diatomaceous earth, fullers earth, bentonite, kaolinite and alumina silicate. While filter media may remove color from cannabinoids, it may […]

Make THC distillates with spinning band distillation

Short Path Distillation – Just Getting Started Short path distillation is an entry level system for making THC distillate from crude extract.  Its simplicity and low cost make it attractive to those new to making distillates.  Making THC distillate with the short path is exciting at first but in time the excitement can turn to […]

How do different methods of distillation stack up against each other?   System (Size)   Distillation Rate   Liters of Distillate Number of Passes Final Purity Total Time Short Path 1 (Average) 0.5 L/hr 10 L 2 90% 40 Hours Short Path 2 (Large) 1 L/hr 10 L 2 90% 20 Hours Wiped Film 1 […]

equipment for wiped film

Did you know that during a decent first pass in a wiped film that 50% of your starting material can go to waste?   The 50/50 split is the perfect example of the low-efficiency of a wiped film. If your crude extract is 50-70% cannabinoids, then how can 50% of the material be waste on […]

Compare Spinning Band Distillation with Short Path Distillation

Short Path Distillation Short path distillation is an introductory distillation technique sometimes used in labs in their start up phase. Short path produces usable but lower quality oil often in the 80% cannabinoid range after 2-3 passes. A common problem during short path operation are vacuum leaks which lead to degradation and dark oil. Spinning […]

Cannabis oil extraction

Cannabis Oil Extraction – Crude Oil Extraction   Consumption of cannabis has shifted over the years from smoking the plant to the use of concentrated cannabinoid oils.  Vaping, dabbing, and edibles are becoming the most popular ways to use cannabis oil. These oils which are rich in THC and CBD are made by extracting the […]

wiped film distillation for THC distillate

Spinning Band Distillation Spinning band distillation offers a high efficiency distillation column that can produce 90+% cannabinoid distillate in a single pass. A single pass distillation means you’ll spend a lot less time distilling.   Operation is streamlined. The spinning band acts as dynamic packing.  Condensed oils are pumped back down the column while pure vapors rise […]

Spinning Band Distillation - High Purity THC Distillate

Spinning band distillation can produce distillate with very high THC/CBD concentrations.  Over 90% THC concentration is typical for a first pass. Some customers are routinely producing 98%+ cannabinoid distillates! How does the spinning band do it?   Distillation separates components by their boiling points.  This is commonly referred to as the “efficiency” of a distillation […]