Swim chose this tek as he has no access to pure alcahols so whiterasta's tek was out.
Further steps are going to be taken to purify it and change it into the most usable form - freebase.
Firstly 50g of Syrian rue seeds were used.
The Seeds were ground up well - then put in a pot with a small amount of water and simmered for about 30 mins - a tad of citric acid was added - swim should have used vinegar but was out at the time.
The seeds were then squeesed out and the liquid put aside - fresh water was added and this was repeated about 6 or 7 times - all the liquid was added together and reduced slightly - not enough. A pinch of citric acid was added to a perhaps 2 or 3 of those pulls.
A pot of water was brought to the boil and non-iodated rock salt was added until no more would dissolve. 1/3 the total quantity of pull water - of hot salt water was added to the still warm pull water and stirred. this solution was allowed to cool to room temp then it was placed in the fridge overnight.
Swim woke up in the morning and noticed that almost nothing had precippitated overnight - so he decided to heat up the liquid again and then add as much salt as would disolve in the solution - a bunch of vinegar was added too as swim had only added a little citric acid earlier.
This now fully salt saturation solution was then placed in the fridge and very quickly xtals started to precipitate.
Swim decanted off most of the water above the salt by using a piece of tubing and suction, the final bit was filtered and swim learned that rue is about the worst thing in the world to filter. The sparkling gunk was scraped off the filter -
and then dried
Yeild - 2.4% - not bad for a first attempt.
Swim learned a lot of things in this proceedure and has some ideas to improve on how he did it -
on soaking the seeds - lots of vinegar should be added and the amount of liquid being used should be minimal on each pull. perhaps even leaving the ground seeds to soak in vinegar for a few days would be a good idea.
For straining in the early stages - using a steel sieve then a polyfill plug then fabric is a good idea - filtering rue is a bitch
After all the fractions have been combined - let the solution sit in the fridge for a day or 2 for any solids to drop out - as with cactus - then carefully decant and filter.
Rather than boiling up salt and water than adding 1/3rd the volume of ur base liquid - add salt directly too the boiling liquid - then strain it and place it in the fridge.
Swim intends to clean and freebase the final product - perhaps even separate the harmine and the harmaline
Edited by mycobri, 14 April 2010 - 11:02 PM.