In that case we’d just lose overall potency in the end, correct? It wouldn’t produce that affect(color) on our final product?
Vacuum is torr
Your decarb needs to be way longer then 2 hours at 136c unless you mean that your internal temp hits 136c then you start your 2 hour timer(that still might not be enough)
Decarbing on your column or residual solvents can cause your oil to bubble creating those same microdroplets. The equipment takes a while to clean up itself, if you do get crude on your distillate side.
The picture only tells 500 words
Ok so when placed on glass is it transparent ? Hard to tell
Is the discoloration a purple heu or a amber/brown heu ?
What are the new filterbags made from and Wich solvent is used to run treu ?
If you where to place you’re crude in a media bottle side by side Wich looks darker and in Wich color spectrum ?
Is the wiper glass or ss ?
Are the blades up to par ?
As for decarbing @globtek33 is right your timing is short BUT if it s has been done with positive results before who am I
Is the wiper used to distill any material from conversions or reactions as well
( residuals) ?
Based on everything, I’d say it’s just bad material. You can try to clean it up at the cost of a bunch of work or if it’s potent enough and smell/taste free, you can just send it to edibles or something that doesn’t require seeing the dist like a closed disposable (reminder that disposables create a lot of battery trash).
That is vacuum during decarb
And our bag filter material after extraction is polypropylene now, previously we had felt filter bags
Two very different colors. Same starting material, extracted, recovered and distilled following identical sops.
The only difference with the two was how we decarbed
Both done in a reactor
Left: decarbed at 116c for 1 hr (staggered agitation)
Right: decarbed at 138c for 2 hrs (agitated the whole time)
It seems obvious that that is the hiccup but based off past experience and everything I’ve read, the 138c decarb is the correct procedure to follow. Any ideas?
Also, I start “decarb” once all solvent is fully recovered. What is a good temp to recover residual solvent before jumping up to “decarb” temperatures? How can I fine tune my decarb sop to avoid this?
Lastly, I’ve ran a few different remediation r&d’s on the darker material in the hopes of lightening it up. No luck. Is there anything I can do with oxidized material like this?
it might not look terrible in a cart. as I’m sure you know, disty looks way darker in larger quantities, but it may still look decent in carts.
No chance of remediating it?
well you mentioned above that you tried a few methods of remediation that didn’t work. what methods have you tried?
EDIT: you could try dissolving in heptane and running over some media (which ones, I am not too sure), but I’d imagine that may be more trouble than it’s worth. you’ll lose a good deal of cannabinoids doing that too. I’d leave it like it is and use it for edibles/topicals.
have you tried putting some in a cart? I think you might be pleasantly surprised. it won’t look like the nice golden disty you’re used to, but I don’t think it will look terrible.
Kind of off topic, but does anyone remember the name of the thread (it was about some consulting group) that had a picture of a short path with two heads and the whole thing was full of crude that foamed up? It used to be my profile picture at work, but I work somewhere else now. It was so funny.