I started with 191 grams of wet and raw.
Freeze drying took approximately 24 hours and you can see what the flower looked like when the process was complete.
(Looked just like flower that had been dried and cured.)
After the process, 191 grams of wet flower became:
(You can See What I See (the reading on my scale, that is) with your own eyes.)
I knew it felt light but that’s a fuck of a lot of water weight! Who knew there would be a 143 gram difference !?!
Yeah, so humidity levels were next to check. (Wink, wink...wouldn’t leave you wondering about that little detail.)
(I buy these little humidity meters from China. In their mid range they are surprisingly accurate. Once you get on either end of really low or really high humidity, you’ll start to observe a little less accuracy.)
The freeze dried Apollo 13 clocked in at 10% humidity.
Due to meter calibration it might be 7.5% or 12.5%...the point is, down this low, it’s DRY.
I pressure cooked it next, to decarb it.
(Making the finished concentrate both edible and smokable.)
No one really likes DRY so I added Shine
(Not) All Night Long,
Just 4 minutes and this is my version of
Hillbilly Mountain Dew! Lolz!!!
Extracted to tickle your innards.
As you can see, some pretty amazing colours have been suspended in the residual alcohol.
I am currently evapourating this (alcohol) off under vacuum pressure for 96 hours.
I’ve never observed this red hue before.
Has anyone ever seen this?
(If so, please comment.)
(I have just switched from using a (silicone) evapourating container to a white ceramic container and thought maybe I just couldn’t see it before due to the colour of my previous container.)
Now, crank this tune and Fire up!
(Posted to YouTube by Sivolesko on July 25, 2011.)
Smokin on Somethin alright.