Stop using heat when you are making cannabis tinctures!
Thanks to Ardent Cannabis, we now have scientific testing showing how unnecessary the outdated practice of heating your tinctures during extraction is.
Not to mention dangerous! Seriously, alcohol – especially grain – vapors are easy to set a burn.
So, join us and start learning howt to make no-heat cannabis tinctures.
So, what do we know about no-heat cannabis tincture time and potency?
After 1 hour at room-temp, over 62% cannabis extraction rate of the flower was pulled into the Everclear tincture.
After 3 hours at room-temp, over 80% cannabis extraction rate of the flower was pulled into the Everclear tincture.
In both scenarios, the testers left the tincture mix undisturbed for the entire duration. After the timer went off, they shook the mixture for 20 seconds and then directly filtered it into a container.
How awesome! 80% potency with no risk of setting the building on fire.
Lastly, there is research coming out that seems to point to even more potency extraction utilizing cold tincture techniques. This is our preferred way to do it. For some reason, it just always seems like it renders a better tasting and potent cannabis tincture.
Where to get CBD, CBG Cannabis Flower for Extracting?
Ever since the farm bill of 2014 – and more importantly 2018 – hemp became a much easier cannabinoid to purchase for home use.
With that, came safer online places to find well grown and certified cannabis flower.
One of our recent discoveries is a place called Sacred Smoke Herbals.
They have a huge selection – from flower to infused honey. They are quick to answer questions and happy to help. Everything is tested in batches so you know you are getting safe and quality produts. We love it.
Be Sure to Decarb You Flower!
Before you get started it’s imperative you decarboxylate your flower.
Here are our favorite odorless ways to decarboxylate your weed if you haven’t before.
Activating your cannabinoid converts it from is acid form (i.e. CBDa) into a state your cannabinoid receptors will process (CBD).
The acid state is not bad for you (and no, it’s not a hallucinogenic). In fact it has benefits within itself. Most research points to the activated state for it’s therapeutic research but we like both.
Remember, not all of the acid state will be converted to the activated state. This is a great thing, it is what helps us create a full-spectrum cannabis tincture. Some call it the entourage effect! It’s the primary way to reap all the therapeutic effects of all the cannabinoids.
Tools we Use and Where to Get Them
- Strainer or cheesecloth
- Bowl or large measuring cup
- Jar or bowl to store the tincture
- Grinder (a simple hand grinder works best)
- Double-boiler, slow cooker, saucepan, etc.
The Last Cannabis Tincture Recipe You Need to Try, We Promise!
- 1/2 pt or 240 ml glass Mason jar with tight-fighting lid
- 1/2 pt or 240 ml dark glass jar and lid for storage
- Fine strainer or mesh cloth
- 7gramsDecarboxylated cannabisor 1/4 oz
- 158grams151-proof (or any) alcohol or 3/4 cup
- Add the cannabis and alcohol together in a mason jar. Secure the lid and lightly swirl for a good stir. Place in freezer (see note below).
- Freeze the jar for 1hr minimum (we prefer 3hrs), removing once or twice to lightly shake and mix the contents.
- Place the strainer and cheese tightly cloth over bowl or jar. Pour the tincture mixture over the strainer, using rubber spatula to get all the particles out of the jar.
- Press the spatula or spoon against the mixture to push out all the alcohol. Give the cheesecloth a good squeeze into the jar.
- Transfer to dark jar (if you haven’t already), date and store in cool place. See below note.
Disclaimer: this information is not medical advice and is purely for entertainment and education purposes. In no way do we condone the use of cannabis or it’s bi-products without the consent of your medical professional as well as abiding by your state and country laws.