You say that you have noticed that this result is strain specific? Can you elaborate, which strains? What end product, or characteristics, are you trying to achieve? The proportions of cannabinoids indicate to me that this batch may have been cut too early, unless you were intending to make a CBGa dominant product. What kind of material were you working with? Also, What kind of solvent were you working with? Is your solvent clean? Are you using a molecular sieve?
It’s a shame if it was just cut too early because that plant was pushing out some CBCa and THCVa. What strain is this?
IME CBG is ready and willing to crash out like crazy. It always formed crystals in my distillation flasks when short pathing CBG material. Your last picture actually looks like a cold crash CBD slurry in hexane lol. I’m guessing you’re seeing cbg micro crystals.
Do you have analytics on the flower before extraction? Looks like a CBG strain with higher than normal THCa levels to me. I work with hemp and CBG/CBGa do like to crystallize very easily. Normally I’m working with farm bill compliant material, so when you extract some flower with 0.2% total THC it gets concentrated up to 2-3%. 13% THCa in the extract with an 82% TAC would be from quite hot hemp. Did you grow or buy this trim?
Only the weird lipid looking stuff was sent in for analysis, didn’t include any of the THCa blooms underneath. Going to test an emulsified sample of the whole batch and see where the CBGa numbers are compared to the isolated weird lipid looking stuff.
This is from indoor fresh frozen flower. I dont work in the garden, but it is grown by the company I work for.
I will post results from the flower it came from when they are available
indeed, CBG like’s to crystallize in receiving flasks during distillation. however, what do you think accounts for the relative ratios on the COA? We’re looking at a 20ish:1 ratio of D9:CBG on the biomass, compared to a 5:1 the other way in the HTE, which is a 100x difference. Borderline want to say this is an analytical issue but unless they are derivatizing the acidic cannabinoids, I can’t think of anything relevant they would ‘confuse’ cbga for.