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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 […]

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 […]

fewer passes on the SBD of THC Distillate

Spinning Band Distillation Fewer passes = Faster distillation + Higher Purity + Easier Cleaning   Throughput for a wiped film system is slower since: 3 passes are required 3 cleaning cycles are required decarbing is a separate step oil must be stripped of ethanol before distilling final purity is less than with a spinning band system […]