Hi, we’re looking for a solid solution for large scale distillation solution for cannabis.
We’re planning a post processing setup for bought in oil (winterised CO2 oil - mostly THC but also some high CBD oil).
Aiming to distill for vape cartridges but also want to make some high purity distillates for edibles, and do some CBD and THCA crystallisation
we’re aiming for 20 to 50L per day initially so looking for a larger system. Will consider various options - WFE, SPD, Spinning band.
The main things we’re looking for is high throughput and consistency - ability to get high concentration is nice too.
I’ve found some great advice on here and already have a shortlist - but want to be open minded about the best path forward.
I’ve read every thread I can find on distillation, short path, wiped film etc, including this nice roundup:
Here’s my shortlist so far - what am I missing?
- BR Spinning band - seems like a great piece of tech, especially it’s resolution, automation an ability to purify, but doesn’t seem to have larger models for the scale we want.
- VTA - very nice machine, love the jacketing, have a larger stainless options but all models a bit pricey
- Pope In the past we’ve used 2 inch and 6 inch Popes and loved the bigger unit, so would consider their stainless options.
There seem to be several other strong contenders but we’re just not as familiar with them:
Helderpad - know less about these but they have an excellent range including a larger stainless option
I’m really interested in bizzybee and Pinnacle Stainless units but haven’t seen as much info on them - perhaps they are only falling film units for solvent recovery.
Is there anything else I should be looking at?
Any major pros, cons or considerations with the above?
Other technologies we should consider (short of chromatography)