I wanted to make a thread about crystallization and the clays mentioned above. Both me and @Krative have noticed this and I decided to make a thread about it to see if anyone has experienced similar results.
When I first started doing CRC on my CLS (I run 70/30 nbutane propane) I was using AA, silica and T5. I would get an awesome color but I wouldnt be able to crash THC-A out of my material. This was really surprising to me as I’ve never had a problem crashing THC-A even out of dark/old material.
After a couple runs I started using t41 in the mix and that changed. I remember seeing @shadownaught talk about t41 making things more stable and I believe that has to do with a lower PH.
I’ve noticed when I use T5 without t41 I have a harder time crashing(almost impossible without seeding) and I believe this is due to T5 raising the PH.
T5 has a neutral pH but that doesnt mean it cant be grabbing onto acidic sites in our solution raising the PH.
When you think about crystal resistant cbd, they raise the pH to help slow crystallization and make some d10.
This same principle comes into play when doing CRC, and I believe T5 has something to do with it.
I’ve been experimenting with just silica and AA and I can crash no problem using just these, but as soon as I add the T5 in the mix I need to seed
Has anyone else noticed this or similar results?