Getting shatter from the remnants leftover in the cup after a cannabis extraction with the Source takes little effort, but pays off big because you already have the concentrate made! I’ve tried many ways to maximize the remnant concentrate recovery and now I have my favorite technique. It’s where the new cutting edge, Source by ExtractCraft, meets old school pyrex dish scraping. I’ll show you my favorite way to recover and make good use of what’s left over in the cup. My favored ‘new meets old’ technique is a little more work, but I really like the outcome, and it’s fun to scrape and commune with the old ways once in a while.
To remove whats left over in the cup after an extraction and make it into something useable, add just enough alcohol to the cup to dissolve any remaining concentrate. Using too much alcohol won’t hurt anything, but using the least amount possible will minimize the evaporation time required to get to the final product. What you’ll have is a small amount of highly concentrated golden alcohol solution. Once you have the reclaimed golden concentrate solution you can use the “Easiest” or “New Meets Old” method to get the final product.
The easiest method is to put concentrate solution in a platinum grade silicone cup (larger ones with more surface area on the bottom are best), put the silicone cup into the Source, and purge until ready. This works fine, but because there is no alcohol in the Source to evaporate the temps will rise higher than when in normal operation, resulting in a darker end product.
NEW MEETS OLD METHOD
The ‘New Meets Old’ method begins with taking the concentrate solution and pouring it onto a pyrex dish. There will only be a small amount of solution in a big pyrex pie dish but all that extra surface space will allow the small amount of solution to spread out and evaporate quickly. Swirl the solution around so it thinly covers the surface, then just leave it to dry. Covering the dish with cheese cloth is recommended to keep dust and contaminants out of the final product. I let it set over night and in the morning it’s totally transparent, crystalized, and ready to be scraped. Use a razor blade to scrape all the good crystal dust into a pile. The mess of scraping the dust can be eliminated by mildly heating the pyrex dish before scraping. Heating the dish just a little will help to easily scrape a more wax like substance, maybe with less mess. However, I have fun scraping the dust and also enjoy using it to sprinkle on a bowl or in a joint very easily.
Transfer what you scrapped onto an oil slick sheet, fold the dust and slick sheet in half, and press gently with a mildly heated implement. Don’t heat too much, just enough for the dust to melt together nicely.
Lastly, apply a cold icepack to one or both sides of the folded slick sheet for the resulting shatter to be easily removable.
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