Be prepared for the diamonds to take a freakishly long time to melt down. No idea why but isolated THCa takes an eternity to completely decarb. Not like shatter or waxes. I strongly suggest doing your decarb in a mason jar then putting the lid on and leaving it at room temp for a few days to make sure it doesn’t crystallize again. Between that and the cbd you’re going to have a lot of crystallization issues to watch out for
If he fully decarbs the stones, just wait for the bubbles to stop. Don’t cut it 50% w CBD do like 20%/ max. It should turn out quiet nice. Add CBD at about 150-170f. Decarb stones at about 212-250f just wait for bubbles to stop
I’ve decarbed washed diamonds quiet a few times and turned out great.
I’m not going to be doing this on a large scale. I only have a gram of the diamonds to work with and plan on making one .5ml cart for to start with. I will be using hemp distillate and about 150mg of diamonds. That tiny amount of diamonds should melt down relatively fast.
I was hoping to make a mixture with a higher ratio of CBD as I don’t do well with high doses of THC.
Edit: Changed the 50ml to .5ml.
That’s 50 vape carts in one. I think your terms are wrong
At that scale it may be easier to weigh your diamonds before decarb…
Theory says THCa => thc = 0.877 of original mass.
So (0.877 x) 150mg diamonds to (0.86 x) 150mg cbd distillate is gonna be pretty damn close to 1:1 (or 50:50) which should absolutely not crystallize on you.
Given your preference for CDB dominant, you might want to push that closer to 60:40.
Above that you’re absolutely correct…
If you come back with your findings, we all win.
Sounds like you need to design and carry out an experiment.
Did they start crystallizing?
Nope. Not at all.
They shouldnt at 50%
The hemp distillate was around 86% total cannabinoids
Your carts are around 50% based on the recipe you followed…
50% total cannabinoids?
How is that possible if the 500mgs of diamonds was/is almost pure THCa/D9 THC
At 50% CBD (or below) it should not crystallize
You have confirmed this for yourself experimentally. By making carts where the ratio of your cannabinoids is 1:1 (or 50:50).
You are correct that they are not quite 50% CBD. I would put them closer to 43% given the 86% CBD you cut 1:1
Are we on the same page?!?
Edit: Whoops. You also added 10% (!?!) “terpenes”.
Which brings you down to just below 40% CBD
I combined 50% cbd and 50% cbg isolate and it crystallized, so i dont think the 60% cbd rule works for all mixtures.
Ive combined 50/50 thc and cbd before and it didnt crystallize
Are you sure it was the CBD that crystallized?
I haven’t gotten to play with any cbg biomass, but my understanding is that cbg is very easy to crystallize
Edit: Chances are both Cannabinoids did, as once the CBG starts dropping out, the %CBD goes up…
Im not sure, but it for sure wouldnt work for carts.
Its completly solid, it breaks off in chunks.
If 50% of it crystallized (cbg) and the cbd didnt, wouldnt it be kinda slushy like?
Edit. Oh that makes sense, the cbg crashing out would bring the cbd percentage really quick
Yeah, as I processed the CBG dropping out, it became apparent that the CBD would follow…and they would likely take turns till mostly solid…
Edit: discussion continued over here: What ratio do I use to stop CBG crystallization?
I am talking total Cannabinoids, not just CBD. Or should I not worry about anything other than the CBD…as that’s what it seems like since you haven’t acknowledged my comment about the diamonds.