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#1 Shadowlord

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 06:00 PM

Hola gang,

Been a while since I really had much to post, been real busy and haven't been doing as many projects.

Recently I came across someone selling MHRB that looked nice and pink/purple and decided to give them a go since I haven't had any good bark for a couple years now.
My cat gave 100g a quick STB to see if this bark was indeed quality.
The elves did indeed stop by and left some pretty hedgehogs for me.
No weights just yet but here's the jar with the first two, prime pulls.......

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 06:00 PM

Will post further details as things go forward.
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Posted 07 March 2018 - 09:10 PM

Perty! Looks tasty, I was playing around with some new bark that found me too. A/B test run on 50gr just to see what it was like. Looking forward to the last test ride later.C87947A6-6F7D-4192-95E4-0ED62D96C306.jpeg


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Posted 08 March 2018 - 03:29 PM

Yours is looking might fine as well :-)

Have a happy flight and say hi to the elves for me.
Might see you there, who knows ;-)
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Posted 13 March 2018 - 01:21 PM

Currently have another 200g of bark soaking in it's lye bath...
Used to love doing A/B's on this stuff but the first round came out so nice that I figured a larger extraction, add the yield to the first pile and then do some ReX work.

Pics to come
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Posted 13 March 2018 - 04:04 PM

don't mess with what's workin'   :)

 

looking forward to pics, maybe a writeup of the tek?


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 06:03 PM

So happy to see you on the boards Shadow!  <3


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 04:58 AM

Keep us posted Shadowlord.
STB is the only tek I have been doing.
Still new to this.
Had some good and some crappy results so far.
Looking forward to see what comes from your lye soak.
Your crystals look great so far.
Also, Pharmer said it best.
"Tek your using plus pics."
Peace

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 02:08 PM

Straight to base you say?

 

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 07:27 PM

Nothing more than the basic newbie tek.
Cybs hybrid ATB 'salt' tek.
Still reading up on a few others and will try something new soon.
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Posted 15 March 2018 - 05:49 AM

Awesome pics shadowlord


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Posted 19 March 2018 - 11:21 PM

Loved doing the full A/B but with the STB working this well.....
Will have fun doing a ReX on some for fun but it's pretty usable right out the gate.
Here's some other pics of work on this new (to me) bark.

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 11:29 PM

Tel has been the very most basic of Straight to Base methods.
Use equal amounts of lye to bark, soak for a day.
Add hot naphtha (25 to 50 ml) and gently shake (roll end over end) your vessel and let separate. Been using a long eye dropper to pick it up. (I use a Sep funnel when doing A/B work)
After 3 to 4 pulls of naphtha I add them all and evaporate.

I pour the pulled naphtha from one jar to another several times as any lye solution falls to the bottom and sticks there.

Some barks are fatties and need departing but this stuff has been very user friendly.
Be happy to answer any questions and thanks for the kind words everyone.

Will probably be doing Mescaline work after the ReX work.
Or possibly a Syrian rue/ harmala extraction
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Posted 19 March 2018 - 11:31 PM

Awesome pics shadowlord



Awesome to see you Tregar.
My mentor of Mescaline :-)
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Posted 19 March 2018 - 11:37 PM

don't mess with what's workin'   :)
 
looking forward to pics, maybe a writeup of the tek?


Always good to see you pHarmer, sorry to be in and out and flaky on you. Real world stuff keeps harshing my mellow :-)
Been extracting as a soothing activity lately hahahaha
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Posted 21 March 2018 - 02:10 AM

Brother those look beautiful. Once again I have been so impressed with the way you find your way around things like this and make it seem so easy. You are truly one of the most intelligent people I have ever met, and I miss our long and interesting talks. I will bring mama up and visit one of these days as it has been way too long since I have had the pleasure of your company. I apologize for the time loss but man life happens and I don't often have the time nor inclination for long drives anymore. Been working lots of overtime in order to avoid the mandatory kind, and I will get up and see you sometime soon. Maybe we can go out and get something to eat. Too bad that pizza place is no longer there as I really liked that place. So many of the old school places are falling away. Looking forward to it my friend. 

 

Peace brother. 


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Posted 21 March 2018 - 04:34 PM

I've missed you too brother.

I wish I could take credit for the results but it's mostly all in the bark.... :-)
I got some bark right when the mhrb was hard to source and all I got was goo and not much yield.
Then I tried acrb and got poor yields and mixed reviews on it's activity (people said you felt it but it didn't really blast you off)

Was leery of buying this bark as it was off an entheogen trading page on FB of all places but it looked very purply so I risked a little and have been very happy with the results.
Made sure to pick up more and might get one last K to make sure I'm set for life lol.

Be great when you and the missus are able to come up again, will be a long chatty one though I'm sorry to say that pizza place is gone so we'll have to have a different dinner lol.

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 04:54 PM

Hi Shadow! It's been a long time.. I am glad your doing good.


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Posted 24 March 2018 - 06:22 PM

I used to use way too much solvent, which caused the need for reduction for freeze precip or full evaporation otherwise.
I've been using less solvent and getting much better results.


Also, whenever in doubt, do another pull.
Used minimal solvent (20ml) and did another pull on the 3 extractions I had going and got this for my efforts....

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 11:24 PM

Very, very pleased with the results;

10.23g total from 500g of bark.
And this is all very crystalline, not all goey yet.
May do a xylene pull and see what else I get.
(May even do another quick naphtha pull as the last gave me a more crystalline yield than I thought)
Despite having another K of this bark, I may want to buy another while the good times last.
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