Greetings all. Recently harvested batch of really dark, incredibly sticky rosin. Starting material was a 50/50 mix of year-old scissor hash and year-old kief from generic trim bins. Good yield, good smell, it’s just impossible to work with or package. After a few seconds in the fridge, most of it turns to shatter, but some remains as straight up melted caramel sap, and stays caramel sap even after 5 minutes in a freezer.
I decided to try to experiment with making vape carts. I don’t have any equipment atm outside of syringes, syringe filters, glass bottles, kind of stuff I’ve used to DIY my own (nicotine) eliquid. I partially de-carbed 1g of the rosin in the oven for roughly 15 mins at 240F, sucked it up through a glass syringe, and mixed it 50/50 with PG. I know alot of weed vapers don’t trust PG or VG, but I’ve been vaping this stuff for years, and so have the people who I will share carts with. I don’t trust liquidizers or any other product that doesn’t disclose ingredients. No hate on anyone using that stuff, or PEG, or whatever you choose, but I’ve decided to stay with what I know; PG, VG, and grain alcohol. Chose PG to vastly reduce viscosity, help dissolve active ingredients, and act as a flavor carrier in case I choose to add flavors down the road.
After mixing the PG/Rosin at 50/50, I put it back in the oven for 30 seconds to let them marry, stirred, then let it cool. It melted nicely, mixed nicely, but had a real unattractive darkness to it. Filtered it through 22u syringe filter, and now it looks like the picture and video linked. Does anyone have any advice for how to get the lipids(?) out of the material? I could winterize with grain alcohol, but I don’t have a vacuum setup. Thanks for any advice.