I’m really stuck with this situation. Does anyone have any solutions for homogenizing large batches of distillate. I have a particular getting very picky and for the life of me can’t figure out a scalable solution that doesn’t involve massive pieces of equipment and power I don’t have. Ideally we could homogenize 50+ liter batches at a time but even something like 20 would be a help
I’ve used a 20L reactor to consolidate single batch distillates into one solid batch#. Just heat up the separate batches until they liquify and then dump in rector for stirring.
My advice is to document all batches that are being consolidated and also be certain that you can mix the batches and not be worried about contamination. Definitely dont want to be adding a batch of Full Spectrum distillate to a T-free consolidation batch.
thanks! This is for cannabis so less concern on the Y free side haha. Very relevant for contamination’s though. Honestly we aren’t even usually mixing different batches but even from the same batch we have some variance and customers demanding more consistency
Just purchased this 50L reactor. Fingers crossed…my main concern is on the exit flow valve. We had tried something previously with a similar sized valve and the distillate tended to harden and clog. That may have been a result of not being at an adequate temp
do your blend around 70-80c with n2 backfilled. you shoudnt need any additional heat to get it to drain as long as you dont plan on stopping during your pour for a long period of time. i would use a 150l reactor completely full with a triclamp to 10mm ID tube for easy bottle filling, this never plugged if we didnt stop pouring until we were done. you can always use heat tape or a heat gun if you are doing this in a room with no solvent.
We use a 50L Ychem glass reactor hooked up to a recirculating heater. Can handle between 15-65 kilos of distillate, works excellent for Homogenization.
One can use these as a cost effective way to warm lots of distillate, but they’re a bit slow. Can easily warm a 5 gallon full of distillate (15-19 kilos) depending how full you keep your five gallon containers.