Cleaning Solvent with a Hydrocarbon Distillation Unit

While there are many methods of extraction, hydrocarbon extraction equipment is often selected for the creation of extracts including isolate/sauce, distillate, shatter, wax/sugar, tincture, and edibles. A Hydrocarbon Distillation Unit is a solvent cleaning system or hydrocarbon solvent cleaner used for butane cleaning prior to butane extraction with a hydrocarbon extractor. Operators running hydrocarbon extractors…

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How to Make Distillate Extraction With Refinement

Now that cannabis is transitioning into the legal market in more states, there has been increased interest in perfecting the cannabis extraction process. One step that’s key to the quality of the product is the refinement process, including distillate refinement. Cannabis is a complex plant comprising over 550 chemical compounds, all having different extracting and…

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How to Extract Cannabis for Edibles: THC Cooking Oils

Everyone is cooking with cannabis these days. As more people access legal cannabis, more are getting creative in the kitchen. But, cooking with cannabis isn’t as simple as just throwing in a handful of buds. To create elevated cannabis-infused dishes, you need to master the art of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) cooking oil. This first step of…

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10 Benefits of Propane Cannabis Extraction

The cannabis concentrate market relies heavily on hydrocarbons— butane, hexane, and propane are some of the most popular. Although butane may have historically garnered the most attention through the production of butane honey oil (BHO), today, all of these petroleum products are widely used. Here, we’ll look at propane cannabis extraction. Propane, used on its…

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Using Hydrocarbon Extraction to Produce High Terpene Profile Extracts (HTFSE)

Cannabis-derived terpenes are taking over more and more consumer products, from terpene-infused pre-rolls to strain-specific, terpene-rich vape pens. As a result, extractors are pivoting to capture these value-added compounds from the more general cannabinoid extraction process. Hydrocarbon Extraction is one such way to produce high terpene profile extracts or HTPSEs. There are two critical points…

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A Guide to Extracting Terpene Oil

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With cannabis rapidly growing in popularity as states continue to legalize its use for recreation, consumers are more knowledgeable in the different compounds the plant produces, like terpene oil and the beneficial effects of each one. Extracting these delicate terpenes from your crude oil requires a delicate process to avoid damaging the molecules that give…

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C1D1 vs C1D2: What’s the Difference?

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Following safety location classifications, specifically related to C1D1 vs. C1D2,  for manufacturing cannabis products is critical to the safety and success of any cannabis processing operation. Why Safety Location Classifications? Since fires and explosions are a significant safety concern in cannabis processing operations, how do you know which safety location classification best suits a potential…

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Cannabis and THC Potency Testing

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If you’re a cannabis grower or processor, you’re inevitably involved in CBD and THC potency testing on some level. Processing operations typically measure THC, CBD, and increasingly, minor cannabinoids like CBG, CBN, among others. Accurate potency testing is becoming more critical as an increasing number of states legalize cannabis for medical and recreational use. Bringing…

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What is CBD Extract?

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What is CBD Extract (Cannabidiol)? Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of more than 100 chemical compounds that exist naturally in cannabis plants. According to the World Health Organization, CBD extract is neither addictive nor toxic in high dosage. CBD is known to temper the adverse effects of THC while supporting the more beneficial effects. Is it…

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Delta 8 vs Delta 9 THC: What’s the Difference & How it’s Made

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While Delta 8 and Delta 9 THC are both cannabidiols, there is a significant difference between them. A double bond in their chemical structure varies, which determines how these particular cannabidiols interact with CB1 receptors.  In this article, we’ll explore what these two cannabinoids are, where they come from, and why understanding the difference between…

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CBD Isolate vs Full-Spectrum CBD: Which is Best?

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With the many types of CBD that are currently available, which is the better choice, CBD isolate or full-spectrum CBD? For many consumers, CBD (cannabidiol) has become a valuable tool for healthier living. Many describe CBD oils, extracts, and tinctures as helpful for a range of symptoms, including anxiety and pain. Whether isolates or full-spectrum…

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Best Extraction Method for Making Gummies

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When it comes to extracting CBD or THC for making infused gummies, there are many extraction methods you can use to achieve a tasty and effective end product. From CO2 to hydrocarbon solvents to ethanol, the best method for the production of your gummies can be influenced by a number of factors. At the end…

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