Grain alcohol (Everclear) extraction

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Are there any of my fellow grain alcohol oil producers around here? I do it the same ways the isopropyl alcohol users do it, substituting Everclear 190 proof for iso. Ethanol vaporises at 172 °F, which is 40 ° below water boiling.
 

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I have used EverClear as well.....now I use all my trim to make butter or oil for cooking.
 

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Hamster Lewis said:
I have used EverClear as well.....now I use all my trim to make butter or oil for cooking.
I do the same. it seems all of my friends enjoy when I make cookies. Go figure!
 

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I use 190 proof for extraction or winterizing other extractions. 3 minute frozen quick wash on the extraction side.

3 minute frozen extract-2.jpg
 

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PuffinNugs said:
not if you plan on doing anything other than smokeing it. you dont want to eat iso
I use food-grade alcohol for precisely this reason, the same reason I no longer use butane. My butane oil was good, but I never really felt safe smoking it because of possible residues (let alone working with all that pressurized extremely flammable gas).
 

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PuffinNugs said:
not if you plan on doing anything other than smokeing it. you dont want to eat iso

You're right, but I'm not processing it like others do :)

I using a digitally controlled vacuum refractory system, with a cooling chamber and receiver tank :D . All food grade stainless devices and tubing....running about 3 PSI @ 180 Deg. F.

The final product is PURE trich laced syrup :hubba: I have been planning to post pics of the set up...but concerned some may get hurt, by not taking precautions....I'm in chemical processing by trade.
 

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Everclear is also excellent if you go hiking/camping and use an alcohol stove.

Doesn't burn quite as hot, but more handy for an emergency like if you need a shot to warm up or the like.

Just more versatile than ISO in the woods.

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bwanabud said:
You're right, but I'm not processing it like others do :)

I using a digitally controlled vacuum refractory system, with a cooling chamber and receiver tank :D . All food grade stainless devices and tubing....running about 3 PSI @ 180 Deg. F.

The final product is PURE trich laced syrup :hubba: I have been planning to post pics of the set up...but concerned some may get hurt, by not taking precautions....I'm in chemical processing by trade.

I wasn't impyling that your method was unsafe. Sorry if it sounded that way. I would love to have a sophisticated distiller like yours.
 

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YYZ Skinhead said:
I wasn't impyling that your method was unsafe. Sorry if it sounded that way. I would love to have a sophisticated distiller like yours.

I didn't take it that way....it's all good :)
 

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