Psilocybin/psylocin extracts are my preferred method to consume active mushrooms for a few of the following reasons. One good reason for me is I am very sensitive to many side effects that come along with eating Psilocybes. Body load for example is somthing I hear a lot of people discuss. Some like it and others find it undesirable. I for one don't want to feel like a ton of bricks when I am trying to have a good time. Eating whole mushrooms also gives me the shits somthing fierce to the point it is very difficult to be anywhere that doesn't have a bathroom very easily accessible. So concerts with huge lines for an often less than acceptable conditions is a no go.
Now there is that common urge that I have seen most of my friends and family get to that isn't as bad as the shits, but none the less embarrassing. The urge to purge! While the purge often feels good afterward and you usually pull your head up feeling refreshed and tripping balls after that. It has always been my intention to find a way to eliminate the urge to purge.
Another side effect that since I have become older and wiser and can't do the things I could do when I was younger, is harder on my body. That is being able to sleep after a long ride. When I'm done tripping I am done! I am usually pretty tired and wore out after a good ride. I want to go to bed and sleep, not lay there staring at the ceiling only to have waves come back like a roller coaster ride until the sun comes up.
Then there are the little things that don't bother me so much but I don't miss when I dont experience them. Like eyes watering like I'm crying or having intense yawns for the whole ride.
All these side effect have driven me over the years to try and perfect the best experience. Obviously there are other factors that contribute to the over all experience that can't be laid out in a recipe for an extract. Certain things can only be controlled on your end. Like the mental state and mind frame. Set and setting. Overall health, the people that you surround yourself with or don't. Even things like your diet prior to consumption have an effect on how your ride goes. Using extracts may eliminate some of the undesirable side effects but should not be relied on solely to ensure a good trip.
Again this method is my personal preference and mileage may vary with others. There are several things that one can do to personalize the recipe, much like spaghetti there are so many variables that make it really good or just another batch. What kind of ingredients that go in to it and when makes a difference on how it turns out, but one can still just throw everything in a pot at the same time and still have spaghetti in the end.
Now that was probably way to much talking for what you're gonna see as a really simple tek here. There is not much to this and that's why I have never started a thread on it before now.
So I start out with dried mushrooms, for me I can take different strains and or species to mix together to caiter to the mood and desired trip I am looking for. That comes with time and experience to get that dialed in. But to keep it simple we won't discuss that now. Basically I take the desired amount of mushrooms we want to consume, multiply that by the number of people participating.
Then I take a mini food processor and chop up the shrooms into small almost powdered dust. A blender or coffee grinder will work fine, but this is what I use.
Then I use the highest percentage ethanol I can get my hands on. I often ferment and distill my own ethanol that is between 90-96% pure. The higher the percentage the less oxidation that will occur to the goodies. Everclear is what you want if your have to purchase. Vodka and other low percentage will work, but turns blue and degades very fast. So stick with the everclear if all possible.
Then I pour enough ethanol to soak into the shrooms and barely cover them up.
I let the mix soak for 20 min up to overnight depending on how much of a hurry I get in to. On the whim spontaneous decision to trip right away I have gotten away with a twenty minute soak and still had a great time.
After the soak I take a piece of t-shirt or cheesecloth, what ever I have on hand that will strain the shroom muck with out getting any of solid matter in the extract. I have used bounty paper towels before but they like to break when you're squeezing the shit out them. Yeah you want to squeeze as much of the alcohol as you can from the mushroom muck which leaves behind an almost clay like ball of shrooms.
At that point the remaing alcohol is ready for consumption but most likely will be to strong for most people to shoot. So dilute with whatever you think will make it go down easily. At this point one can expect a 5-15 minute come on and a ride that lasts exactly 4 hours. Assuming that one uses an average 2-3 gram dose per person. Expect a very clean ride!
Now I like to take it another step further because I often find the above method to be "to clean" of a ride and I feel that I loose some of the spirituality from the ride and becomes just a visual ride without the mindfuck. There is a time and place for those rides too.
To get back some of that spiritual shit that I personally enjoy. I will take cranberry juice and do another soak and wash from the original mushroom muck leftover from the first pull. Any acidic juice will work but I just prefer cranberry as I think it mixes well with the everclear. Either way it all tastes like shit!
There you have it. A super simple way to get yourself a really good clean ride. As you can probably imagine the other advantages such as stealth and portability. Also if stored in an acidic juice and in the cold dark this extract has a very long shelf life.
Thanks for stopping in to take look, I hope some can enjoy this method as much as my family, friends and myself have. One last warning I want to throw in is that this method can be abused. As It does make for a clean trip, it can be deceiving on the strength. I do have some friends that will never trip again because I gave them a dose of the size I am comfortable with. It's not cool to lose good tripping parnters. So always be respectful of others tolerance.
Edited by coorsmikey, 14 April 2018 - 11:56 PM.