Any SOP on terpene extraction ?


#62

Well assuming all hydrosal has been removed simply burp and let breath once a day for 30 minutes or so like you would a sweet jar of freshly dried Durbin. Do this over a few weeks and you will have a olfactory response identical too the flower itself. Yes at the same temp and humidity level you would when curing your last crop of fire…


#63

?!? Yeah, I’m asking your opinion.

Because I think you have a unique vantage point. At least one I haven’t viewed the landscape from.

Why is that a problem?

I assume you’re not running clinical trials with those terp sauce & flower concoctions. Hence “anecdotal”.

I’m in no way trying to apply that to anything else you’ve posted here.

Hence the quote.

Set that thing on fire and pass it already :slight_smile:


#64

Well I’m sorry I’m not real tech savvy… I think I’m understanding what your saying. All I can say is I have nothing to prove one way or another anything I’ve said? I used to post on Instagram. But since I’m changing professions I’ve deleted all those posts cause they really get me nothing. Also I have had lots of tests over the years on cannabis and cannabis products. I’ve owned a dispensary, I’ve been a commercial grower, I’ve done all the lab stuff. So it’s all just opinion based in fact. I call that anecdotal… in any event! I lit it with a acetylene/oxy torch and I’m passing the doobie on the right hand side!

Love you all… good luck in this newly forming industry…

Lo


#65

We’ve got a Milestone on the way. Does anybody have experience with it?


#66

Lucky duck!


#67

I have one as well.


#68

Any feedback on the milestone? Does it work? Volume/hr? Thank you!


#69

What’s the price tag on one of those Milestone systems btw? I read up on this technology several months ago but only in the context of research. It’s nice to see something in production.


#70

not sure if Imissed this in the threrad but…

I thought the stank was phytols from the breakdown of the chlorphyll. Given time the ass smell comes off.

Another option is a small scale vacuum dist apparatus for separation of the goods from the garbage.

I considered a light sodium bicarb wash but was afrtaid of isomerization and maybe complete destruction of the terpenes.


#71

We have a nearly brand new Milestone Ethos… holds 2lb per run. We are going to post it on here for sale. Paid $38k and change, we want to sell it for $30k… used 6 times.


#72

May I ask your reason for deciding to sell after 6 uses?


#73

Of course. We have been refining terpenes for 4-5 years and were trying to add to our processing ability but haven’t had the time to dial in the system. And We’ve got a few friends that own them that create great terpenes and say they’re able to finish a full run in 10-15 min tops with full profile. But Rather than spend time on dialing in the system I’d rather free up the cash as we have a lot going on at the moment. Thanks


#74

Any thoughts you’d like to share about your experience with the system so far?


#75

Hey, what other machines have you been using for the past 4-5 years of term refinement? 6 times use and dumping it makes me think it may not be best investment?


#77

Pros:
-Fast. The vessel maxes out around 3-4# of material and finishes in just over an hour.
-Efficient. Yields seem to be close to double that of normal steam distillation.
-Terp quality seems to be rather high end.
-Low water use. The system recirculates water from collection back to the vessel.

Cons:
-Expensive. The 12L system is about $40k
-The terps have to be aerated a bit to get rid of that ‘steamed’ plant smell.
-Requires more water than I was led to believe from white papers.


#78

Great, thank you. From all the materials, and speaking with the rep I didn’t get any indication that any water had to be added to the system. That’s good to know.


#79

Yeah, that was a big surprise for us. Fresh frozen doesn’t really need extra water but everything else does.


#80

I have come pretty close


#81

Any one ever tried cold ethanol Steam distilling
So put etho in a still place a grid over the etho place biomass on the grid
Close still and pull a vacuum on
Let still run untill all etho has evaporated
Evaporate off all etho and see what You have caught of terps ?


#82

My stille aren t acsesible for biomass but might build one out of 2 pressure cookers😀