Here is a modification that I discovered by accident last week that can be used with Sync's ingenious use of a vacuum filter setup (cadillac brewing thread at ayahuasca.com) to create an outlandishly pure tea. The sediment in the tea causes the nausea and squirts. The method below gets rid of the sediment quickly and efficiently--the result is a tea that eliminates the nausea and squirts, but I'm sure if you need to purge you still will.
Don't bother trying to use the hand-pumps for creating the vacuum that come with the buchner kits you get off ebay, it takes way too long and is very laborious. It took me all morning long to try and get a decent vacuum created by pumping over and over on the hand pump.
I processed 30 grams of sawdust size caapi vine and 30 grams of PV sawdust size leaf in very little time thru the buchner setup with food saver vacuum pull--only took a few minutes instead of hours to filter by hand pump. Caapi vine can quickly be broken down by hammering it on the sidewalk in a baggie with a sledgehammer, then putting into a $20 coffee grinder from walmart or target. Hit the button and in a few seconds it will reduce it to sawdust.
This is the only way I will do it from now on:
I discovered that if you use the vacuum port on the deluxe foodsaver, that you can create a strong and powerful vacuum for the flask--and it will pull the pure tea right out of the liquid and leave the sediment behind in less than a minute or two. It saves time and labor all with the push of a button, and it's fun.
The food saver comes with a 2 foot vinyl tube. Connect one end of the tube to the "port" hole on the foodsaver. Take the other end of the tube and wrap a small amount of plumbers tape around it. This will allow it to fit the slightly larger 1 foot tube that comes off the vacuum filter flask (these come with the vacuum buchner kits off ebay). Put a round #101 filter paper disc into the top of your vacuum filter buchner. Pour your vine or leaf liquid into the buchner.
Now hit the "vacuum and seal" button on the food saver deluxe. It will turn red, the motor will whirl, and you will see streams of pure sediment free brown tea gush from the top filter into the bottom glass receiving flask. You can then re-filter the tea in the flask by putting a new clean filter disk on the buchner, then re-filtering the tea for a second time to get it incredibly pure. The filter disc will then only have a very small amount of brown sludge left on it. Be sure to peel your filter discs full of sludge off the buchner and re-soak them in the new liquid you have prepared for your 2nd and 3rd plant boilings of plant material. This will allow you to catch any last bits of actives that may have gotten trapped in the sediment on top your filter. The tea is so pure it may not make you purge or have diarrhea, but I'm sure if you really need to purge you will.
It is a "Food Saver Model V2420" and they carry it at Walmart. It cost about $125.00 however.
A 1 liter buchner filter flask vacuum kit will run you about $60.00 or so on Ebay. A 500ml liter kit will run you about $50.00. These come with all you need to get started including a pack of round filter discs. They come with hand vacuum pumps, but as stated earlier, I don't use them anymore.
Plumber's tape will run you about 99 cents.
Other items you need depending upon if your doing the muriatic tek or the phosphoric tek or a vinegar tek are corningware pots to boil or simmer your brew, 1/2 gallon jars (for decanting your brew in the fridge for a week), 1 liter jars, 1 pint jars to store your 6 oz brews (phosphoric tek) in the fridge or freezer, a fan to blow over your brew (speeds up water evaporation) as it's being reduced on the stove to 6 oz portion,a dropper, ph paper or handheld ph meter, 10% food grade phosphoric acid, muriatic acid, vinegar, gallons of distilled water, etc.
An optional decanting of the vacuum filtered brew can be done also. Put the pure liquid tea from the filter flask (after it has been re-filtered a 2nd time) into a 1/2 gallon ball jar. Put this jar in the fidge for a few days to a week. Pour off the liquid and leave the small amount of sediment behind at the bottom of the flask. Pour this liquid off (about 1800ml water if you did 3 boilings/simmerings of 600ml water each of the 30grams plant material) into a 2.5 liter corningware pot and simmer it down on the stove to about a 6oz tea. Leave a fan blowing in the kitchen pointed at the stove to aid the evaporation of the water from the tea as it reduces. Once you have 6oz of tea left in the pot, pour it off into a pint jar and store it in the fridge or freezer for consumption at a later date when you have set time aside for your journey.
You can use cheesecloth as a prefilter if you like, but I just put a round Mr coffee permanent coffee filter disk over the fine paper filter #101 disc in the buchner funnel--it filtered out the heavy larger particles from the liquid, while the fine filter paper underneath it filtered out the tiny sediment particles from the water. Cheesecloth, Mr Coffee permanent filter disc, etc..all work well to filter out the large particles in the "pre-filtering".
You may find that you don't even need a pre-filter. On my 1st experiment, I just poured off the vine liquid thru the fine #101 pre-filter disc on the buchner, and it collected a one half inch layer of sediment AND vacuum filtered the tea (using the strong vacuum pull of the food saver) in only a minute or so flat without the use of a pre-filter. I will be doing more experiments next week so I can determine if a pre-filter is actually necessary or not. Sync never mentioned a pre-filter. I at first thought that I would need to pre-filter, but it doesn't seem to necessarily be the case.
The food saver is one of the most helpful items I've ever bought. And it's great for storing meats in the freezer since it pulls all the air out of the bag so no ice crystals will form on the meats, this way they keep 5 times longer in the freezer than normal, and taste so much better. Store herbs and medicines in vacuum sealed bags and they will keep for decades.
I like using the 1 liter corning pots with the pour off spout to cook my plants in because it's easy to pour the liquid off into the buchner filter on the kitchen table without making a mess.
Here is a pick of the deluxe food saver with vacuum port:
Here is a small picture of a buchner setup:
Top view of a buchner filter:
Pic of what the round filter paper that goes in the buchner looks like (be sure to use 9.0cm #101 Qualitative filter paper for a 1 liter filter flask, and use 7.0cm #101 Qualitative filter paper for a 500ml filter flask...(#101 filter paper filters out the unwanted coarse and fine sediments):
Here's a pic of the corningware with pour off spout:
I'm not against the use of technology to make my life easier...if it will help me to make an outlandishly pure tea without nausea and the squirts, I'm all for it.
I will most likely be working with the 10% food grade phosphoric tek from now on. To do this you use 1/2 gallon water with 15 drops of 10% food grade phosphoric acid (this should read about ph=3 on the ph paper or handheld ph meter). Use water from this ph adjusted jug for the 1st boiling of plant material. The second plant boiling will use water from a 1/2 gallon jug with one/half the amount of 10% food grade phosphoric acid (7 drops in 1/2 gallon of water). The third boiling of plant material uses only pure distilled water with no acid. Use the 20x rule to add water to your plant material. For example, if you have 30 grams of caapi vine or 30 grams of leaf, use 600ml of water in your pot with it each time. so you will end up with around 1800ml of water from all combined simmering/boilings. This is then vacuum filtered thru the buchner setup with the food saver vacuum pull. I like to then re-vacuum filter the tea that has collected in the receiving flask a second time by sending it thru a clean filter disc one last time to get it as pure as possible.
Then this pure tea liquid is put into the 1/2 gallon jar in the fridge for decanting. There will not be very much sludge collected on the bottom of the decanting jar as the buchner gets most of the sediment out allready.
I tried the muriatic acid tech, and it worked great. I got a tarry sticky extract from my plants.
With 30 grams of caapi vine, I got 5 grams of caapi tarry extract which I scraped off the pyrex dish in the end. With 30 grams of PV leaf, I got 14 grams of tarry sticky extract which I scraped off the second pyrex dish.
But I don't think I will be doing the muriatic tek anymore because even though it was easy to scrape up the tarry extracts from the pyrex dishes, they were so sticky that the stuff stuck to my hands, the whole razor blade, and anything it touched. It is so messy and I lost some in the process, having to clean my hands, can't get it off the blades, etc. This is re-combined into a glass of hot water then drunk.
The phosphoric tek or even a vinegar tek sounds a little easier...I'd rather just reduce down to two 6oz tea brews then store them in the freezer or fridge to drink together when I'm ready.
I've heard reports of these slightly acidic brews being stored in pint jars for years in the freezer and were just as potent as the day they were brewed.
If you use PV leaves, your brew will be clean and contain 100% dmt in oral form. I can't say the same for the mimosa bark, as some people have discovered that much of the bark going around now days is about 86% pure dmt, with the other percentage being "jungle dmt" a reddish substance that is reported to be hellish and scary in experiences, and various beta-carbolines that do not combine well with caapi or peganum tea which are allready maoi inhibitors. Meteor reported the PV leaf tea to be "brighter" in colors than the mimosa tea, and this was many years ago, when much of the bark going around was of the correct white-flower (not pink flower) variety. Ayahuasca drinkers are picky about what goes into their tea....and PV or DC fit the bill nicely.
If anyone has any experience with the phosphoric tek or others I'd love to hear about it...that is if there are any ayahuasca drinkers left here.
Edited by Sidestreet, 06 September 2015 - 08:12 PM.