I am from an Illegal country so my starting material is bought from Plugs. Yup, that’s where we’re at in this country. 2020… anyway.
So my plug screwed me over. I always take a small portion of every batch, press small nug to see what I’m in for and what I should expect.
I pressed the nug, collected the strangely sappy Rosin and Dabbed it to find there is a lot of shit at the bottom of my banger and it tastes like Diet coke that has been boiled.
Looking at the way it bubbled and settled I am convinced this shit is full of sugar. The buds are tiny but weigh in very high. I know this taste anywhere. When I was a kid I poured diet coke over sauna stones. Same same.
My question is, if I run an extraction and winterization will I filter out the impurity and salvage the THC?
Can’t say exact temp. I put a second ball in the banger cold and heated gradually to monitor it’s behavior. It gave off the sugar scent and left a lot of residue afterwards that would not come off even with isopropyl.
Flower and wax can have high levels of sugars naturally. I’ve seen baking soda and pine rosin as an adulterant in flower and wax. I’ve never seen artificial sweeteners. That seems totally bizarre to me.
If you can get your tane and materials cold enough you would probably not dissolve very much of the sugar. If it is covering the trichomes because they were sprayed with some sort of syrup though your yield will likely be poor
I guess the other thing you could do would be to just wash the herb. Plenty of people do it for outdoor grown bud in dusty areas, maybe boil the water first (allow it to cool obviously) and re-dry it quickly. If they really sprayed sprite or baking soda on it it will still burn/vaporize but it would also easily dissolve and wash off.