I’m needing some guidance on how to make my own CBD tinctures. This is purely for personal use/information and not for large scale production. The CBD tincture mixing info is for use of raw materials, like (isolate, distillate, and crude). The raw materials will be suspended in MCT oil using the typical 30ml bottles. For the matter of this discussion and mathematics, I would like to achieve four 3000mg tincture 30ml bottles in a batch.
I have a good handle on how to use CBD isolate. Just measure the isolate in mg that is needed (12000mg). Measure the MCT oil needed and place into a beaker (just under 120ml). Place the isolate into the beaker. Place beaker on a magnetic stirrer and let it go for about 30 to 45 min. Pour mixed isolate/MCT into the four tincture 30ml bottles. Done.
Now to my guidance questions; Mixing the full/broad distillate or crude into MCT oil to make tincture. I am only guessing, but I would think I would need to heat the ingredients on a hotplate magnetic stirrer. From some of the searching I’ve done on this forum, I would guess somewhere around 140F (60C) to 160F (71C). I’m also only guessing that the amount or distillate or crude would be as if I was using isolate. Using my above example, I would need to measure out 12000mg (12g) of either distillate or crude into the MCT oil (just under 120ml). From some of the forum posts, I would guess to mix on heat for about an hour and then off heat for another hour. Am I even close to being correct? Is there any suggestions or tips?