In my pursuit to find the most cost efficient way to extract this low potency hemp I have (4%). I need to do larger volumes 60lbs+ a run to make this worth while. I don’t think that units like the delta or pinnacle are worth the money and scale up just get more labor intensive. This leaves me looking at reactors. Ive recently heard of a lab’s reactor exploding and dumping 100kg of crude on the floor, I assume its cause it got to cold or someone dumped to much warm liquid in the super cold reactor. Anyways hoping to avoid learning all of my lessons by mistake on this one and get into a reactor that will do the job right from the beginning.
Does anyone have experience using reactors, do they need to be insulated and jacketed, how much head room do you need and last but not least how do you filter that much biomass out of the mixture ?
Any advice based on experience is always appreciated, thanks!