I am looking for help on a protocol to properly decarb crude before short path distillation in a compliant fashion.
We are making thc crude using n butane. We typically are extracting between 50 and 200lbs that needs to be decarbed post winterization and pre short path. For all I know, I’m spot on doing it right already.
After the crude is extracted, we do a two stage winterization at -80 and then toss it in our 20L rotovap. From there I jack the temperature up to 90C and let it ride for about 45 minutes or more depending on the equipments availability/throughput. This is my decarb process.
From there we put the crude in the short path, pull a deep deep vacuum and start increasing the temp slowly. During the temp increase, the crude tends to spit up into my head and sometimes it’ll end up in my condenser which isn’t optimal. We use a Summit 45/50 shorty head.
Thanks in advance for your time and consideration.