I just got these test results back from a lab. This was distillate I made. Cold bucket tech extracted, winterized, filtered with t5 and silica. I actually ended up doing a 3rd pass through the short path because the mason jar it was stored in broke and got glass in it. I will get some pictures up soon, but it is a pretty nice color.
I expected some conversion, but… WTF? Also, how could it be 12% cannabinoids? What is the rest, vacuum grease and dog hair?
Lab representative said we “over-cooked” it. I understand cannabinoid conversion happens, especially after a 3rd pass, but like… wtf.
Any insights would be appreciated.
Quick edit: 4 test dummies sampled it and were “high as fuk”
Sounds like this is what happened. This must have something to do with the T5 I filtered through? The blue fraction, the isomerization? Does this happen without a catalyst? Could I have done this through heat and vacuum alone?
Yes a lot of people [intentionally] create delta 8 that way. I believe surface area increases the conversion and heat/vac is enough energy to cause it but I’m no expert on this topic. @Kingofthekush420 is the delta 8 expert
Delta 8 is not super overwhelming but yes it gets you high. Different effect. Many say it’s more heady. Send it to a lab the tests for it. Your lab is a bunch of dinguses if they would rather blame you for “over cooking it” than admitting that they don’t test for things they should lol
sounds like some filter media got passed your filter.
This is the only thing I can think of… It just doesn’t seem likely. We do a nice fat celite cake over double filter papers. Everything is clean before we start. No channeling. We pour solution very gently onto filter cake. We even put another filter paper on top to diffuse the pressure of the solution so it doesn’t move the cake. My funnel doesn’t have a fritted disc and that’s the only thing more I think I could do.
I’m ditching T5 for now. I only used it because I ran out of p6000.
Testing for only 5 cannabinoids is pretty lame. Even hemp testing labs test for more than that. I see 13 as the typical number of cannabinoids tested by all the labs I deal with here in CO and I don’t think other states are much different than that.