Start First Extraction Using Hops With Known Oil Content
The best way to learn a supercritical CO2 extraction is to first get system training. This can be done at our shop in Ferndale, WA, or with our certified factory rep in Long Beach, California.
You should practice with your 10L system within 1 week of training, or you most likely will forget what you learned. Practice = experience.
The first practice runs should be with CO2 only, and running the system to pressure without any botanicals.
Then do a minimum of 10 runs with leaf beer hops. Order beer hops with known oil content (8-20 percent works great). This will give you valuable experience in starting and running the machine. Make a deal with your local hops supplier to do extracts for them in exchange for the hops if you want. Otherwise, just purchase the hops.
The common question we get from customers: But we already have cheap trim ! Do you know the oil content of the trim? No. But it’s free. Well, how do you know if it has any oil in it ? Um, we don’t. So how much oil can you extract from that cheap trim with unknown oil quantity ? We don’t know, but nothing is coming out.
If you want to be a successful extractor, please follow our guidance.
Washington State (our supplier):
Email: Robert Northcorner <email@example.com>
TEL: (360) 714-1186
Here are the 3 least expensive options: oil content expressed in
ML/100g, all 1# packaged units
Cascade: $12.79/# .8-1.5 (8-15 percent)
Willamette: $13.80/# 1-1.5 (10-15 percent)
Millennium: $14.69/# 1.8-2.2 (18-22 percent)
In the Los Angeles Area (California):
Eagle Rock Brewing Supply
TEL: (323) 258-2107
4981 Eagle Rock Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Culver City Home Brewing Supply
4234 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230
South Bay Brewing Supply
TEL: (310) 328-2133
1311 Post Ave
Torrance, CA 90501
Test Your Botanicals For Oil Content
Get your trim or botanicals tested. It’s the only way to determine how much oil you can extract. If you have cheap or free trim, you may not have any oil content for extracting.
Testing is inexpensive, and a good insurance policy that you are buying what is advertised. If you get free trim, that is not tested, don’t expect any results.
Cannabis Testing and Potency Services
California (here are some options – or google “Los Angeles cannabis testing”:
TEL: (442) 222- TEST
300 Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
TEL: (888) 505-7108
TEL: (866) 435-0709
TEL: (619) 356-0898