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#1 Beshroomed

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 08:43 PM

HI,
I saw a thread somewhere here with a TEK called "A Cold Extraction by Soliver".
Can someone please point me to it?
Thanks

#2 Freaky

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 11:42 PM

A couple links for you:

http://archives.myco...html?1093201399
lots of talk and links in this section

http://mycotopia.net...ead.php?t=13389
Another topic on cold extraction.

Hope those helped. Also, you can use the search function to maybe turn up some more info.

#3 Soliver1

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 12:13 AM

Beeshrm:

Sorry I didn't get back to you faster, just checked my pm's tonight :(

Freaky's links should be what you're looking for though,

:)

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#4 reverend trips

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 06:06 PM

Swim finally got around to doing this:headbang:

It's been three weeks to the day, thanks Soli!
http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1171755212

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 06:21 PM

I can smell that boomer liquor from here,
mmm mmmm yuk, funny face,,,mmmm
shooo

#6 Soliver1

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 09:03 AM

That's the shit!

Shake it, shake it up, shake it ;)

let us know how that pans out for you!

:)

#7 reverend trips

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 09:47 AM

foaf has been shaking it atleast once a day. He's tried to remember to to shake more often, but he is a forgetful sob at times.

He has kept it in the cupboard with his coffee mugs because if there is one thing he has never forgot to do in his adult life, is to have a morning cup of coffee. See's the jar, and shakes:)

May strain today if plans turn out. I'll be sure to let ya know about the outcome:thumbup:

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 01:00 PM

Yeah Rev,, i'de like to hear how that does for ya...I'm curious about the lack of amber coloration...Not that the color directly equates to strength, because it doesn't ...Just never had one that's clear like that'n...

#9 reverend trips

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 01:22 PM

Yeah Rev,, i'de like to hear how that does for ya...I'm curious about the lack of amber coloration...Not that the color directly equates to strength, because it doesn't ...Just never had one that's clear like that'n...

Hmm, his kitchin hasn't really been all that warm for the 3 weeks they have been soaking. Maybe he should let them soak a little longer to make sure it has worked. He'd hate to discard it to find out I didn't get most of the actives.

How sure are you, Golly, that the amber isn't the goodies?

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 02:08 PM

I've been fooled by some extracts, that were really a deep amber color but produced lackluster effects..I think the color is something that just leeches out along with the psilly,,,A stain color and thats it..
I just never had a jar that didn't stain deep amber..Thats why i was curious..
Yours may well be potent, but you could always save the mush after filtering
and add more Alcohol to it ,just in case the first extract is weak..
I normally add Ascorbic acid to mine - maybe that's what gives mine more color..

The pic shows the filtered extract B4 evapourating down...

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#11 reverend trips

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 02:15 PM

I'll go ahead with the filtering, and I will save the mush to be safe. There is quite a bit of difference in our pics. I'll be sure to post my results.
Thanks!

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 02:20 PM

Funny, I thought the same thing but didn't mention it (the color thing). I'm not sure what / if it means anything. Mine have always turned out a darker color, but that's just my experience - like golly said, I'm not sure if it's indicative of anything or not - I doubt it, but who knows?

While we're posting observations here... Golly - do you think the batch above is a little light on grain alcohol? My jars usually have more clear alky on top than what I see above. Again, not sure if that's important or not. One way to find out :)

#13 golly

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 02:30 PM

Do you mean the ratio of alky to mush..? How many grams u got in there Rev? ..I guess i usually add a bit more Alcohol,like 1.5 times the dry volume.

#14 reverend trips

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 03:06 PM

There is about 2 dry ounces in there. He said these were from a batch almost 2 years old that were stored in a foodsaver bag, inside a jar and have been underground, lol. I don't want to speculate that they have lost potency the way they were stored till he actually tries the extraction.

He can't get Everclear where he is, but I think this Alcool stuff must be the same. I donno, we will see.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 10:26 AM

I would guess if the shroomage was still dry n' crispy and the ground stayed cool, they would still be good...That's the right alcohol too...Gluk..

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 11:54 AM

Here's an example of different extraction colors ..The lighter amber bottle in this case, is almost twice the potency of the darker one...
Only the taste test can tell the story...

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#17 reverend trips

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 07:00 PM

Strange how extractions can turn out so different looking, I may get a chance to do some sampling on the weekend. I'll let ya know how it goes.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 07:08 PM

:confused: how'd i miss this one? that's what i get for spending my time streaking in chat.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 07:31 PM

can isopropyl alcohol be used? :)
what would be the benefits of going through extractions as compared to storing them dry?

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 08:16 PM

I always see an amber color as well. The lack of color in that jar is interesting, especially after a 3 week soak..maybe its the proof of the alcohol..I only know of ever clear use..170 proof alcohol...maybe the lesser proof doesn't extract as much oils that may or may not be active...like Golly said..the taste test.




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