Why is that?
I noticed this post was a few months old. Has anyone dealt with Pope recently? I don’t know if they revamped some of their stuff, but looking of their website it seems like their customer service would have no problem pertaining to cannabis… @Dannywarbucks @bucky 10 months later, do y’all still feel the same about your Pope?
I have been running with my pope and still trying to get a good 2 nd pass… still messing with setting but man it’s frustrating getting that dark red. Perhaps it’s an issue somewhere else in the lab.
Whats your vac/condenser set at?
You’re not fully purging your ethanol if you are seeing red streaks- lower your vac and go low and slow- that last 5-10% is stubborn. This advice came directly from the pope rep when I toured the facility a few weeks back, he was very knowledgeable.
When Running the vac is between 55-80 MTorr
And condenser at 75c with jacket at 155c
Sorry- I meant raise the pressure- lower the amount of vacuum power on your system- there isn’t enough volatiles in your flask to generate the vapor required to break from the solution- so you’re actually pushing that ethanol back down with deep vacuum- this is the reason we use an elbulliator when we vacuum assist a Soxhlet extractor- boiling chips won’t work in a vacuum but you could also try to finish your ethanol in a short path equipped with an elbulliator. A smaller amount of oil in the roto can also help.
you should never have ANY ethanol in your crude prior to first pass. If you do youre not decarbing/deterping corretly. First pass is supposed to be a terpene strip pass that removes JUST the volatiles. If youre not doing this youre not getting proper seperation and youre probably getting red from oxidized terpenes lol
youre jacket is way too cold, you want me to send you the VTA SOP? I guarantee itll fix alot of your problems IF you follow it EXACTLY.
Would be much appreciated!!
check your IG
If you are getting the red, look at your winterization process. Makes sure you are cold enough long enough and filter fine enough.
Can you send me the VTA sop as well? Always love more data
Ditto. I’d like to skim through it
How about i upload it so everyone can see, ill tag you guys later tonight when i upload it
(insert Johnny 5 more input meme)
can you please send SOP too ? I getting new 6 inch glass jacketed pope next month too
Filtering at -20c 20 micron, 2nd is -40c with 5 micron and final is done at -50c with 1/2 micron.
All steps 15-20 hours each. I think it’s over kill but I get very interesting wax/fats at the 1/2 micron filter.
Looking to get the filter housings to scale this all up.
He is going to upload it on the forum