Vincent has over 200 presses in operation in the Hemp industry across the US.
We recently performed an interesting test. The test was to determine if a particular filter we were testing could be used to remove waxes. We took out the extract liquor that was placed in the freezer. With a temperature gun we found the liquid to be 1 F (-17 C), but no waxes were visible. The waxes need to be crystalized for the filter to work. We then took some dry ice and cooled the liquid down to -30C, -40C, -50C and still no waxes were visible. At -50C the liquid was thick and looked to have a consistency closer to milk. We cooled it down as low as possible and ran it through the filter. No waxes were collected. We are beginning to think that waxes in extract/press liquor are getting confused with mud or clay that comes in from the field.
I have seen a test on this forum that takes waxes and ethanol, mixes them in a test tube at ambient, and et’ them sit overnight. The waxes didnt’t dissolve.
What do you think?
Is there anyone running a Vincent press that can confirm the above or are you seeing waxes in the press liquor AFTER all fines are removed?