In the words of Bob Marley, "Let's get together and feel alright!" Thursday, December 27, 2012. The higher proof the better to capture the Cannabinoids in your plant material Dry medical marijuana. For a more well rounded tincture I like to use a mix of ground bud, sugar leaf and fan leaf. This allows you to extract not only THC which is most prevalent in the bud, but also CBD and other Cannabinoids which can be found in higher concentrations in the leaf material.
See my notes at the end of the blog for choosing which marijuana strain to use for your tinctures A resealable glass jar Labels! Do not grind it too fine or your final tincture will be cloudy. Place the ground marijuana on a cookie sheet in a thin layer and bake in a 250 degree oven for 30 minutes. This will decarboxylate the marijuana activating the medication so that your body can process it. Frankel which explains how decarboxylating works on a chemical level and why this step is so important in making edible marijuana medicines. Once your marijuana has cooled, place your resealable jar. Now add enough of the alcohol to cover your plant matter. Seal the jar and label with strain name, today's date and any other information about your stain.
I store mine in the back of the cupboard above my stove. This is the hardest part, but trust me it will be well worth it! I like to check on my tincture once a week and give it a little shake. If you are in great need, you can sample the tincture at 2 weeks, but allowing it to go the full month in a dry warm cupboard allows for the fullest extraction and the most potency. Step 4: Remove the tincture from the cupboard and strain out the plant material. I pour mine through one of those gold reusable coffee filters. Put the liquid tincture back into a resealable jar and store in a dark cupboard, fridge or freezer. I keep one in the freezer for making cold drinks and another in the cupboard. Step 5: Sample your product to determine your dosing. Each and every tincture you make will be different depending on the marijuana used to make it. This is why it is so important to label your tincture with the strain information. I don't know about you, but after 1 month I'm not going to remember the qualities of the marijuana I put in the jar. Ask the Car Guy: Christian Brothers Automotive | How Much Oil Has your Engine Lost? I remember when I first learned to drive, I used the same “fillin’ station” that my dad used, The DX station in Quinton, OK. It was a full-service station where the guys came out to pump your gas, check your oil and clean your windows while you just sat in your car. I remember thinking, “What a cool job that was!” All of those cool cars, the proud owners who loved to talk about them and, most importantly, the care given to each one as they drove in for gas, “Full service!” It was just routine to check the engine oil level with every fill-up and add a quart when necessary. Today full service gas stations may be the “stuff of legends,” but there were some early lessons about caring for your car that we need to remember. Advances in oil technology, filtration, PCV and engine management systems have somehow convinced everyone that frequent oil level inspection and services are unnecessary. Well I’m here to inform everyone that just because we stopped checking doesn’t mean that oil consumption problems have been eliminated! In fact, it is one of the leading problems related to drivability concerns in automotive service centers today. GM says consumption of up to one quart every 1,000 miles/1,600 km is acceptable. Porsche says one quart every 750 miles/1,200 km is ok and VW and Audi recently declared that oil consumption of up to one quart every 650 miles/1,000 km is normal on their cars! **If you are getting your oil changed every 3,000 miles, this should be a wakeup call that you probably need to add oil to your engine BETWEEN oil changes.** I agree that some oil loss is inevitable and even acceptable, but never at these levels, and never on low mileage vehicles. Surprisingly enough, today’s recommended extended oil change intervals top the list for causing oil consumption.
While it’s no longer a short 3,000 miles, oil still has a life term.
Extending service far beyond its ability to protect rapidly allows for sludge, varnish and carbon deposits to form. These three detriments decrease the integrity of the engine and cause component wear. Then, wear allows oil to be “consumed” in the combustion process! Early telltale signs of oil consumption used to be a blue smoke haze exiting the tailpipe.