US20170008870 Thca Crystallization Patent

Good luck, @J12 is fairly tight lipped

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I mean, they are and they aren’t.

I think they have a pretty standard approach in which they’ve shared already.

I think they’ve simply perfected their approach. It’s likely very much by feel and knowledge of input material.

I’m sure there’s a few secrets/qualitative analysis they do along the way they’re not sharing. But I think the amount shared so far is basically saying “do the work your damn self if you wanna be an expert” :joy:

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I honestly just started experimenting until i figured out what works best in the easiest possible way. I feel people tend to over complicate the extraction process. I do a few things that go against most people’s standard extraction procedures.

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I’m down to give assistance, but have spent a lot of time figuring things out on my own. The tek i’ve figured out is valuable so i don’t just hand it out for free. All of the info to do this is on here you just need to figure out what works best for you

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I’m not hating brother, you’re the king of diamonds around these parts. But you are very tight lipped, which all of us can and do respect.

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im guessing no then.

so what concentration of HCL will work best for this ?

@cyclopath

Ok, so I when I ph the water back down with the hcl red oil drops out and sinks to the bottom of the now ph 5 water, what is happening?

You’re forcing the cannabinoids and other things out of solution. Just keep following the course.

Ok, so I followed to completion, I did adjust the recipe for a smaller quantity, based on the ratios given. I used half the amount of starting extract because I’m starting with THCa that’s been pressed in a 25 micron rosin bag from crumbled or sugared BHO, which yielded a hair under 50% of the total amount pressed. Anyway, it came back nice, only there seems to be more oil in the water that the hexane wouldn’t reclaim, and out of concern I heard it’s wise to redissolve in ethanol and rotovap off a few times to ensure you purge the hexane, however first run with the ethanol I think it got to hot and now it looks like a pinkish purple still very very clear, I took it off the heat as soon as I saw the color change, wondering what caused the color change?, I’m sure it’s at least partially decarbed

I don’t do much with high heat processing, but based on what I’ve read it sounds like you’ve encountered a ph imbalance, or you’ve oxidized or thermally degraded some of your thc.

Will this process extract the cannabinoids regardless of decarb ?

I’m not sure I understand your question. This process is not for extracting from material, but for purifying an initial extraction.

Simple question, THCA decarboxylates for many different reasons (heat, time, exposure to light) becoming THC, does this process extract both or only THCA?

I make this and when i evaporate the pentane wash that have the non thca, smells realy good… they have any degradation? Maybe can be purify for future uses …Make crystals and then add the terp refined…

thca crystallizes. thc does not.

the patent method specifically crystallizes thca.

if the cannabinoids are not acidic, then manipulating the pH to modulate solubility isn’t going to work.

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I make this and when i evaporate the pentane wash that have the non thca, smells realy good… they have any degradation? Maybe can be purify for future uses …Make crystals and then add the terp refined…

certainly worth trying. although that strategy will get you some of the terpenes. others will be water soluble and lost.

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I will try to Extract with diethyl ether the terpens from water at 1 Celcius adding some salt to the water. Maybe some terp can recuperate… or slow freez the water can push the terps out… positiv pressure maybe help…

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