CBD

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 […]

crude extract preparation

Various types of crude cannabis extract can be successfully distilled into high purity cannabinoid distillate. With that in mind, it’s critical that the crude always be properly prepared prior to a vacuum distillation process. Depending on the type of extract being distilled, this can include one or more post-extraction steps, such as:   Rough particulate […]

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 […]

THC Distillate Fraction Collector

Spinning band distillation separates the cannabis oil extract according to the boiling points of the components.     Mono-terpenes have the lowest boiling points, so they are collected first.  They can be found in the cold trap receiver due to their low boiling points. Residual ethanol is collected next in the fraction collector followed by […]

Decarbing Cannabis Oil: THCA to THC

Decarboxylation, AKA Decarbing, is the process of spontaneously converting THC-A to THC with heat (approximately 80-90 C).  During decarbing THC-A is converted to THC when the carboxylic acid group on THC-A is removed liberating a CO2 molecule leaving THC behind. Decarbing is important because THC-A is not psychoactive, but THC is. Other cannabinoids like CBD […]

Software and Automation for the Distillation of Cannabinoids

Automate It! The B/R 9200 spinning band distillation system is automated.  Shouldn’t everything be automated? Automation takes the guesswork out of distilling and reduces operator errors.  Get higher quality product and avoid costly mistakes.  Even monitor the distillation remotely. Automatically control: Heating Condenser temperature Reflux ratio Vacuum level Temperature range for fractions Spinning band Automatic […]