Posted 04 November 2008 - 07:09 PM
This would allow a much more concentrated solution for storage..
I only used 10g dry in this test ..The resulting extract fills this quarter pint about 1/8 full ..So theoretically a half pint jar would hold 160g dry equivelent.
Figure a 20% loss in processing - thats still 128g active..
Jar is cooling now ..Will taste test now and periodically over time to judge potency loss..
In a nutshell ;
Chopped dry shroomz...
Simmered in distilled water and ascorbic acid for 20mins...
Tea filtered finely into large frypan and boiled down to a sweet syrupy essence, then collected in jar..
Total process time 35mins...
If the syrup begins to turn green - then it's a bust,, but i have high hopes ...heh..
Posted 04 November 2008 - 07:14 PM
Posted 04 November 2008 - 07:43 PM
That's deceiving though , i just tasted the extract, which is about the same thickness as maple syrup and it's very sour/bitter..
Proly due in large part to the Vitamin C..
Can feel it coming on now, so should b good..
Posted 04 November 2008 - 07:48 PM
Oh and how much did you take total?, the entire batch?
Posted 19 November 2008 - 04:36 PM
I transferred the extract to a smaller bottle to reduce oxidation..
After 2 weeks , there has been no color change, which means this is proly still potent..
If true then this would be the first water based extraction to last this long without freezing..
Being more concentrated than honey extract - more goodies will fit in a smaller space..
Without sweetener, it taste like shiiiit...heh.. but can easily be mixed in a drink of some sort..
In the pic - the solids have settled but the actives should be equally distributed thru-out
Taste test next weekend...:rasta:
Posted 19 November 2008 - 05:07 PM
Posted 19 November 2008 - 08:02 PM
Posted 19 November 2008 - 08:27 PM
another great idea Golly
what did you use to finely filter the tea before reducing?
i like the idea of a concentrated solution for storage ;)
Posted 19 November 2008 - 08:54 PM
420 - if you warm the honey b4 mixing in your powder or chunks, it mixes much easier..
For powder honey storage:
You want every mush particle sealed with the honey..I always add honey to the powder
instead of powder to the honey..That way ,the potency/dose is easy to judge , as its becomes a uniform paste...Slowly pour the warm honey as u mix..
Posted 19 November 2008 - 09:43 PM
Posted 19 November 2008 - 10:28 PM
The tricky part is, that as the syrup thickens - the boiling point rises..Would be easy to overheat without realizing..
Posted 19 November 2008 - 11:39 PM
Posted 20 November 2008 - 01:14 AM
Posted 20 November 2008 - 01:23 AM
Posted 20 November 2008 - 09:58 AM
Dunno Laz - i prefer a natural solution to reduce n' preserve ..Whatever results, has to be protected from oxidation , which means suspending in a liquid form..
This thread is really a test to see if it's the honey that preserves the psilly or simply
reducing the tea to a syrup is all that's required..
All things considered , the addition of honey is proly the way to go for flavor and convenience..
A wax layer could be good for eliminating air for long term storage..
Posted 20 November 2008 - 01:06 PM