Our current process with hemp is to extract with ethanol, filter, winterize, then decarb.
We decarb by heating to 150C, then let it rise to 170C. Keeping it at around 150C for 4 hours. Problem is that after decarb, during our short path distillation, our terpenes are coming out light blue to light green, and for our hemp (Cherry Wine) biomass, they should come out light yellow. Should we lower the temp? Should we lower the time? I’m nervous to do this because I want to make sure all the volatiles are removed, on the other hand, I don’t want to damage the terps or the cannabinoids.
Here is a picture of our terpenes from yesterday: