Recently I made an Everclear extraction that was too high in Everclear and needed to be concentrated. I of course did what any of us would and journeyed to the Himalayan mountains to consult a shaman. The shaman made me swear that I would only share it with the few in this world worthy of hearing raw, unadulterated truth. So, I of course decided to publish it on the Internet.
The process is quite complex and requires a thorough understanding of mason jars and how to operate them. Each mason jar is composed of three components (tricky to remember, but you'll get the hang of it); the jar (the glass cylindrical bit that stores the liquid), the lid (the flat bit that keeps the demons from escaping), and the band (a complicated contraption that that when rotated in the right direction with the mason jar components stacked in the proper order, locks the pieces into place).
Now this tek assumes your Everclear extraction is in a mason jar in the CLOSED configuration. If you are having trouble determining whether your jar is open or closed, try holding it upside down. If the contents come rushing out and spill everywhere, completely wasting your extraction - it might have been open.
Once you are certain your mason jar is closed, find a flat surface. It is important that the surface is flat and objects can rest on it such that they are opposing gravity. For example, the top of a table would be okay, but the underside would not be. Another thing to keep in mind is that it should be out of reach of pets and stray children. Cats and children will knock over cups from surfaces because they are practicing hunting. In addition, you would not want your child to accidentally drink the concoction unsupervised.
After a secure and flat (I can't stress the flatness enough) location has been found, place your jar on it. You want the lid facing up and the bottom of the jar on the surface. A trick to this is making sure the glass portion is touching the surface and over all the jar is positioned taller than it is wide (resting it on its side is problematic for the next step).
Once the jar is in place, it is time to again reach to your knowledge of mason jar anatomy. Place your non-dominant hand on the bottom of the jar and hold firmly. Make sure you are just touching the glass and not overlapping onto the band of the jar. With your dominant hand, squeeze the band and turn counter-clockwise until the band is removed.
If you are having trouble remembering which is counter-clockwise, purchase an analog clock from the local dollar store along with some batteries. Once the batteries are in the analogy clock hold it in front of you and watch the clock hands. Counter clockwise is the opposite direction the hands on the clock move. It may help you to lay the clock on top of the mason jar to get a better idea. Note, you do not need to turn as slowly as the hands on the clock. Also, all the hands move in the same direction.
After you have removed the band completely, the next part is to remove the lid. Still holding the glass jar with your non-dominant hand, grab ahold of the edge of the lid with the tips of your fingers and pull back. Place the lid with the band to the side of the jar.
The next part is really difficult. Leave it there and practice Overnight Tek. By morning a significant portion of the alcohol will have evaporated. It's as easy as that!