I wanted to continue the long lasting debate on wiped film vs short path for distillation of cannabinoids. I think it is an appropriate time to rekindle this debate because lab society, summit, and others are now producing 20L distillation units with high flow rates. I will start by what I see to be the pros and cons of each. Feel free to comment, criticize or critique my pro/con list.
-Shorter time cannabinoids are exposed to heat
-Color (Orange/Red pigments)
-Sometimes requires multiple passes
-Fractions (process separates other components that WF can’t)
-Reactions (Boiling Flask allows for desired reactions like Delta 9 into Delta 8 or CBD into Delta 8 (@Deleted)
-Time (Cannabinoids are exposed to heat for longer compared to WF which can degrade product)
-Flow rate (From my research it still looks like SPD is slower than WF with larger setups)