Honey Oil for Hard candy
***Making this over open flame can result in fire or explosion****
Materials you'll need for extraction:
A glass jar with a watertight lid
A metal cooking pot with handle
Bottle of 190 proof grain alcohol (clear alcohol is best)
Any quantity of pot, any strength (the more the better)
Cheese cloth or coffee filters
An ELECTRIC stove and its overhead fan
You'll need to chop up your weed and pick apart the buds until it looks like grass clippings. Remove any seeds, they have their own oils which we don't want. Dump the powdered pot into the glass jar and pour in just enough grain alcohol so the weed particles float freely in the mixture. Place the lid securely on the jar and shake a few times.
Let this mixture sit for a few hours,or even days, shaking it every once in a while. The alcohol should have turned a dark green color and when shaken should form colorful, oily bubbles on top.
Place the cheesecloth /coffee filters onto a funnel. Carefully pour the contents of the glass jar onto the funnel into the cooking pot. Make sure to get most of the weed particles out of the jar. Gather up the edges of the cloth and squeeze the remaining liquid out of the lump of weed into the metal cup.
You should now have a quantity of dark green liquid in your metal pot. It is possible to extract more THC oil from the remaining pot. I recommend performing Step 1 a second time immediately after completing it the first time. No sense throwing away the good stuff. Dump the pot from the cloth back into the glass jar and repeat step 1. You now have twice as much liquid.
*******Be sure to use an electric stove in this step! ********
Take the metal pot containing the green liquid over to the stove. Turn one of the electric burners on LOW setting and place the metal pot on that burner. I highly suggest using the fan over the stove to remove the alcohol vapors during this entire step. Watch the liquid closely. It should only boil slightly, never raise the burner temperature above LOW. We need the liquid to cook down until it's slightly thick. This may take some time but be patient.
Once the liquid starts to thicken and turn darker, remove it from the heat. Never let it get too thick or it'll be too difficult to work with. If you do accidentally make it too thick, just add a small quantity of the grain alcohol to the metal cup and swirl it around till it's thinner.
Let it cool down to room temperature inside the metal pot You now have your final product: THC oil. It's necessary to have some grain alcohol left in the resulting liquid so it's easy to work with. This will not affect the potency of the oil
This part is for the people with gas stoves.
Do not use a gas stove to cook down alcohol! The vapors may explode!
You'll have to have patience to complete this step. To get a final product just put the container in a place where it won't be disturbed. The mixture will need to be stired Daily. Leave the lid loose or off, if it is in a safe location.The alcohol will have to evaporate on its own. If at all possible keep it in a slightly warm area with decent ventilation. It will take days.