A very common question about the OTSS Tekis when to cap the jar during step 7, after cold crashing while letting some solvent evaporate.
Step 7: After that let jars sit at room temp for an hour or 2, then tighten the lids all the way and do another couple hours at room temp. (This is only to ensure enough solvent has evaporated so you can tighten the lid)
Here are a collection of answers from the OP:
-It varies. You tend to lose a bit of solvent while in the freezer. But we like to have around 2/3rds when we start the crashing phase. And 1/3rd or less when we tighten the lid
-For the room temp phase its just to ensure their isnt to much solvent present. If its already down to 1/3 or less then you can skip that. Just leave it now and youll get crystal growth.
And when I asked @Otscc about this he said, “When you tilt the jar, a slight film should coat the wall then slowly streak down” So not too runny, not too thick…
I’m hoping that we can provide a collection of pictures and user inputs on this post of what people’s jars/miners look like as they come out of the cold crash, then again right as they get capped.
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