Step 1 - Wash
Step 1 - Wash
Top Shelf Bud
Mid Shelf Minis
Cold Wash (in the Freezer) - You will need freezer space for both the alcohol and plant material.
Place the plant in a closed jar and place both the jar and alcohol containers in the freezer for 12 hours.
Pour the cold alcohol into the jar and shake every minute for 10 seconds.
After 3 minutes, pour the jar through a Nut Milk Bag to strain out the plant material.
Place the Nut Milk Bag in another pot to let it drain. Save this alcohol in the second pot for a second run to make La Brea.
Room Temp Wash - This is the easiest and fastest way to wash the plant material with alcohol
Place the plant material in a jar then pour in the alcohol.
Shake the jar for 20 seconds.
Pour the contents through a Nut Milk Bag to strain out the plant material.
Place the Nut Milk Bag into another pot to let it drain. Save this alcohol in the second pot for a second run to make La Brea.
At this point, you have two containers with the primary wash for your Top Shelf oil and secondary wash for La Brea.
Tips and Tools
==> 1) If using Isopropyl lower than 91%, first Salt-out the Isopropyl. 70% Isopropyl can be raised up to 91% through Salting-Out with table salt. Add 25% by volume of non-iodine salt to the alcohol, shake, then use a Turkey Baster to draw off the alcohol into a capture jar. Repeat once and you should have near 91% for extractions.
==> 2) Dry Ice washes. Safety first! - USE GLOVES, protective eye wear and full clothing. Dry Ice can cause rapid frostbite. Be safe, use the proper gear. Looking forward, use a metal pot large enough to hold the alcohol, plant and Dry Ice. Next add the dry ice which makes the room temp Isopropyl boil. Isopropyl will get sludgy below -40c/-40f due to its ice content. A normal 20 second room temp wash now takes 3 minutes.
==> 3) Use Nut Milk Bags to hold your plant material. Nut Milk bags survive the extreme cold temperatures and keep things tidy.
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