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#1 UnlearnEverything

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Posted 01 August 2009 - 11:37 PM

Howdy! I thought I share some pics of my friend's recent spice extraction. This was their 3rd extraction using a slightly modified version of Marsofold's tek.
This extraction was done on 1 lb of powdered MHRB. Three gallons of H20/Vinegar were used in 3 two hours boils. Slowly evaporated in a dark, cool garage. The large crystal chunks grew in about 12 hours. Some of the clusters soaked up a little of the yellow oxidized DMT, but no complaints, they taste magical. :eusa_danc
The clusters are about dime sized or smaller with beautiful shape. Awesome spice porn.
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Posted 01 August 2009 - 11:46 PM

Nice!

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#3 someKindofDrug

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 12:08 AM

Amazing :bow:

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 12:12 AM

Great job on that extraction and very beautiful crystals. :bow: Thanks for sharing those excellent photos of the crystals. Hope to hear the results of your experience soon.:heart:

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 12:28 AM

A member asked me how my friend grew these. Here was his/her process. Mar's tek, with these changes...

-1 gallon/1 pint vinegar ratio x3
-Slow simmered 3 times @ 2 hours each
-Cold filtered twice to get all sludge.
-Reduced to 3/4 gallon.
-5 heaping tablespoons Lye added to one cup hot water, slowly, one tbs at a time and mixed well.
-Lye added slowly to 1 gallon HDPE container.
-Container kept in hot bath throughout the process.
-250ml hot (not boiling) naptha added in 4 pulls, 1000ml total. ( I know it's a lot of naptha!)
-All pulls collected in a pyrex casserole dish. This is where my friend believes it helps for forming crystal chunks. The volume/depth allows for tall clusters to gather.
-Slow cooled in a dark, garage with a gentle breeze barely skimming the surface so not to much disruption occurs, but enough to agitate the surface.

Hope this helps! Deep collection dish and slow cooling seem to be the trick!

Edited by UnlearnEverything, 02 August 2009 - 12:40 AM.
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#6 Shadowlord

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 12:57 AM

Very nice and large crystals!
Great work. I bet they taste and feel as good as they look!
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Posted 02 August 2009 - 01:30 AM

:amazed: those are incredible crystals! i LOVE how dmt forms rhombus-shaped crystals. so very unique.

remind me of some other DMT crystals i saw a while back... http://mycotopia.net...html#post513028 :thumbup:

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 01:31 AM

damn fine pictures!

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 02:53 AM

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Dare I say... picture of the month nominee!

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 04:55 AM

WOW!!!! :amazed:

Beautiful:loveeyes:

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 05:46 AM

Wow! rep +1 for you friend! That is excellent work on your foaf's part....very nice indeed! :bow::bow::bow:


So no Recrystallizations? That is straight from the naptha pulls? If so they are impressively clean looking.... did your friend do any defats? What was total yield from the pound of MHRB?
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Posted 02 August 2009 - 07:20 AM

Unlearn: Do you mind if i use one of the pics as my background image?
Amazing job!

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 07:21 AM

damn those are some of the most beautiful crystals i have seen nice work man.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 08:12 AM

Seriously man, fucking beautiful!

Great Job!

Those crystals are very impressive, some of the best I've seen,
looks like some nasty shards that would do the job right.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 09:09 AM

wow thats some nice crystals u got there! nothing like the old dmt crystal set to make amazing looking crystals. lol

#16 UnlearnEverything

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 11:42 AM

Unlearn: Do you mind if i use one of the pics as my background image?
Amazing job!



My pic is your pic. Have at it!

#17 UnlearnEverything

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 11:44 AM

Wow! rep +1 for you friend! That is excellent work on your foaf's part....very nice indeed! :bow::bow::bow:


So no Recrystallizations? That is straight from the naptha pulls? If so they are impressively clean looking.... did your friend do any defats? What was total yield from the pound of MHRB?


No de-fat, no re-crystallization. Just slow boils, slow pulls, and slow cooling. I'm PM'd you too, check it out. ;)

My friend doesn't know the total yield... the tray is still growing strong!
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Posted 02 August 2009 - 12:09 PM

truly amazing looking!

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 12:20 PM

Yeah, beautiful job on those... absolutely stunning. Excellent photography work also!
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Posted 02 August 2009 - 04:07 PM

very nice crystals friend, you've achieved superior quality... i'm amazed you did that with no activated carbon, or re-X or anything.

the A/B definitely gives cleaner spice than the STB. and it looks to me like acetic acid extraction is cleaner than HCl.

i couldn't deal with all the boiling down though, after vacuum filtering 60+ gallons of aqueous extract through celite and reducing it down (creating a hazardous mold condition in my kitchen from all the steam) i had had enough.

now i get the same quantity in one day that i got in those two weeks of A/B. yields per kg MHRB were also short with A/B. but, you clearly have achieved superior quality... that is the trade off for your lost yields.

also i like to pull orange, many people demand the orange. i used to make the yellow into white with 4x recyrstallization in pom (pomegranate tea) glasses with 15g per glass.

never made the white into shards though, always wanted to do that with a PID temperature controller (no evap necessary) but lazyness prevailed. so i just sent it out as fluff (which disguised the little bit of yellow which remained in it).
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