Posted 02 December 2007 - 04:07 PM
heres how i do it and it never fails. i dont really see the point of small batches so i guesstimate a gram ammount of each ingredient for a single nights ass wompin dose and multiply everything by 10. i dont want to mention vendors but my usual brew consists of syrian rue and mimosa hostilis. i usually stick to the same vendors but the ratio of rue to mimosa never really changes too much. i will guesstimate it takes 5g rue and 15g mimosa, i always go 1:3 rue:mimosa no matter the size of the batch, my usual is 100g rue and 300g mimosa, that yields between a half gallon to a gallon of mondo potent brew, like 3 shots and your leavin your body.
so weigh up all your ingredients and grind them to dust with a coffee grinder. put them in a large crockpot and add the following like 4 oz lemon juice, 2Tbs ginger powder, 1Tbs cinamin powder, and 10g ascorbic acid(vitamin C) (thats about how much i put for my avg batch size; 100g rue 300g mimosa) the vitC is especially vital in my opinion. add water until everything can be mixed easily, i like to mix it up real good and leave it on super low all night, the next day i crank it to high and stir til it steams, once i see plenty of steam i dump the whole pot through a fairly course stainless steel screen thats bowl-shaped the screen/bowl is sitting in a funnel sitting in a gallon glass jug(i use glass cuz the liquid will be very hot). i fill the screen up and use a spoon to squeeze all the juice out, once the screen is full of dryish plant matter i scoop that matter out and save it in a bowl for the next pull, keep adding more muck to the screen until you have an empty pot and a bowl full of dryish plant muck. then add more water and repeat until you've done 3 or more pulls, you will notice the liquid will get more and more clear everytime and when it hardly changes the color of the water anymore than you've done it. throw the exhuasted plant matter away. you should have between 2 and 3 gallons of diluted ayahuasca. i like to let the jugs sit for 24 hours so all the silt that passed through the screen settles to the bottom and you can decant the liquid away from it (pour slowly to remove all liquid and leave silt behind). pour the (now) solid free liquid into the pot (clean) and reduce it on low to medium heat, since it is completely solid free there is nothing sitting on the bottom and therefore is far less likely to burn. while the bulk of the liquid is reducing i like to add fresh water to the silt jugs and shake them up and then let them settle again, depending on how dank the water looks after settleage i might do this a few times, i like to overkill everything. ok after the silt is free of goodies toss it too. so now you have a pot with nothing but water and things that are water soluable (the goods), i turn the burner on just high enough that i see a little steam and point a fan at it, stir as often as you can, it takes a long time to boil off 2 gallons of water so just get a feel for how long it can be left unatended before it forms skin, if you check on it and it has skin you left it alone a little too long, check more often. once you get down to about a half gallon or so then it will need prettymuch constant attention, it starts to get a little thicker and more inclined to burn. i usually go for max concentration, i turn the burner to high medium and stir constantly until its looks noticabley thicker than water, im not talking thick as syrup but not as thin as water, its done! pour it into your final storage vessal, (maybe even run it through a shirt to be sure remove any hair or anything that may have floated in during the long boil-down). serve warm, for longterm storage go with the freezer. since its potency is unknown start with like 1/4 to 1/2 oz and wait an hour to see what ya see before you take more, take it slow cuz if you used decent ingredients and didnt burn it, it will be holy hella potent.
-I have tried most every method of brewing ayahuasca (phosphoric, acetic, HCl) and this method yields by far the strongest ayahuasca i've ever seen and its cake, lemon and vitC are not harmfull so the worst case scenario if you use too much is extra awful taste. i hate having things like "did i use too much phosphoric acid?" or "OH god i hope all the HCl is gone!" run through my head when i am trippin.
-I tried the gelatin thing many a times and i would never use it again, it most definetly did not help the flavor and it just made the brew go all chunky/nasty when it gets cold, i saw no real benefit to using gelatin and its not really natural as far brewing an ancient sacrement in the jungle goes.
-you would think the goal of good brew is not to cause nausea but this is NOT the case. if you didnt purge then you didnt experience ayauhasca. the purge is as integral to the experience as anything else you feel. ive had people take 5 shots of strong brew and feel little to nothing and then next time they take 1 shot of the same brew and purge it they are unable to speak, unable to move, trippin infinitly harder than they were on 5 shots. the purge is a must, dont look at it as a bad thing, its absolutely necassary.
- the recipe listed above will yield brew that will taste worse than doom and it will curdle your guts like nothing you've ever experienced. it is made that way on purpose. drink it, do whatever you have to to keep it down for 20min (bare minimum 15min) and let it fly, if i somehow am not nauseas enough to let er fly then i will get some brew on my finger, go stand by the toilet and take a nice big whiff of it, thats usually does it, maybe take a little taste. you simply must vomit if you want the full ayahuasca experience, anyone experienced with ayahuasca will tell the trip goes 1000 times crazier right after the purge, this crazy rise in intensity is accompanied by the amazing relief of getting that gut-wrenching juice OUT. its amazing
- but anyway thats how i do it, if you want to know more just ask.