Ethanol Extraction

Ethanol extraction is extraction method that isolates chemical components from cannabis material. There are two main types of ethanol extraction, heated processing, and room temperature processing. The heated method involves boiling ethanol in a flask or pot, then condensing the alcohol through a cooled-coil; this cooled coil caused condensation of the heated ethanol, which drips through the plant material, stripping it of it’s cannabinoids and terpenes. The main benefit of heated ethanol extraction is efficiency, both in time spent, and the amount of solvent needed. It’s important to know that the heated ethanol technique is usually conducted in small-batches, and it that extracts chlorophyll, waxes, while decarboxylating the cannabinoids because the process occurs under hgher temperatures. The room temperature extraction process is more common because it allows for the retention of cannabinoid acid forms (which breakdown when heated).

Ultimate Guide to Producing Hemp and Cannabis Extract

The Equipment and the Processes: Hydrocarbon vs Ethanol Extraction Depending on the end products desired to be produced, the equipment, solvent and processes utilized vary substantially. Hydrocarbon (Butane, Propane and Pentane) solvent extraction is best for certain products and ethanol solvent extraction for others.

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Pros & Cons of Ethanol Extraction

Not All Solvents are Created Equal Hydrocarbon (BHO) Cannabis Extract In a maturing extraction industry, many companies have released new technologies promising to be the “next best thing”. What you probably won’t find alongside these tall tales of massive throughput is

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