So... Being the scientist, I need to have an answer, but everything I tried or investigated led to brick walls.
But then I hit on an idea. As some of you know I like to hike when I trip, so I made a Lazlo tea, exactly like I did before. 1 hour steep and simmer, squeeze and another 20 min steep and simmer squeeze.
I put some citrus in, just as before. BUT... This is critical... I put it in the fridge to consume on the trail next day.
Guess what? Absolutely no actives!
What does this mean? Simple. Lazlo's tea is meant to be used IMMEADIATLY. The acid from the citrus converts the Psilocybin to Psilocin. But while Psilocybin is rather stable, Psilocin is not. The actives were converted and by 15 hours later were gone.
Here's the kicker, had I sprinkled in a pinch of baking soda, and then added lemon juice on the trail, I would have had my ass kicked.
So remember kids, use your extracts immediately, or store them neutral to slightly basic. Refrigeration does not help if the solution is acidic.
If anyone wants to dispute this, then I invite you to make two bottles of extract and make one basic, the other acidic and try them after they have sat in your fridge for 24 hours.
PS: none of this ever happened except as a dream I had and that was a lie. You know what I'm talking 'bout.
Edited by SteampunkScientist, 05 September 2015 - 08:16 PM.