Cryogenic vs. Cold Ethanol Extraction Is ‘Cold’ Ethanol Extraction the same as ‘Cryogenic’ Ethanol Extraction? In the cannabis extraction industry knowing the true definition of technical and scientific terms is critical to ensure a successful result. When it comes to the chilled ethanol extraction process you may have heard the term “cryogenic extraction” used quite […]
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Did You Know: There are Different Types of Trichomes?
Did You Know There are Three Different Types of Trichomes? Trichomes are the tiny, hair-like outgrowths that cover cannabis and hemp flower. They make the cannabis flower look like it has been dusted in sugar or sand. They produce the valuable terpenes and cannabinoids like THC and CBD, that drive cannabis and hemp markets. Most […]
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Did You Know: Solid Phase Extraction vs. Distillation
SPE and Distillation are Both Methods of Separation but result in Different Levels of Concentrate Purity SPE or Solid Phase Extraction (which we discussed in detail in a previous DYK article and blog post) and Distillation are two different methods that allow extraction labs to separate molecules and refine the purity of their end-products. Simply […]
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Did You Know: Condensation and the Falling Film Evaporator
Condensation and the Falling Film Evaporator Most Condensation that Occurs during Processing with the Falling Film Evaporator Happens within the Pump On a very basic level, the function of the Falling Film Evaporator (FFE) can be summed up as follows: The operator inputs a cannabinoid and ethanol solution (tincture), The FFE evaporates the bulk of […]
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Did You Know: Filtering Tincture Between Extraction and Evaporation is Critical
Filtering Cannabis Tincture Before Evaporation Did You Know? Filtering Your Tincture in Between Extraction and Evaporation is Critical Previously, in the Did You Know series we’ve discussed why filtering cannabis tincture prior to re-chilling your ethanol solvent is important to producing a high-quality product. However, here we’ll discuss why it’s also important to filter your tincture prior to evaporation. How does it work? Depending on your specific SOP, when it comes to your solvent’s temperature and extraction residency time, different filtration steps […]
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Did You Know: The CUP Series Extraction System Extracts & Separates in 20 Minutes
The CUP Series Extraction System Extracts & Separates in 20 Minutes Did You Know? The CUP Series Ethanol Extraction System Both Extracts & Separates Solvent from Biomass in 20 Minutes The Centrifuge Utility Platform Series comprises our flagship products the CUP-15 and the CUP-30. Boasting up to a 97% removal of ethanol from biomass, the […]
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Did You Know: What is the Best Temperature for Cold Ethanol Extraction?
Cold Ethanol Cannabis Extraction: The Optimal Temperature Window What is the best temperature to extract cannabis using cold ethanol? When extracting cannabinoids using ethanol, one of the critical factors at play is temperature. Too warm and you run the risk of undesirable compounds being released. Too cold and your efficiency and profitability may suffer. For […]
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The VTS-50 Uses Water to Separate Trichomes from Biomass
The VTS-50 Uses Water to Separate Trichomes from Biomass Did You Know? Our Vortex Trichome Separator Utilizes Water to Mechanically Separate Trichomes from Biomass If you’re producing hash to scale you may want to consider upping the ante on your processing capability with solventless, water-based separation equipment. The latest market trends are showing that consumers […]
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Did You Know: Decarboxylation Before Distillation is Critical
Decarboxylation Before Molecular Distillation is Critical Did You Know? Decarbing Cannabis Crude Prior to Molecular Distillation is the Key to Producing High Quality End Products Why “decarb”? Cannabis and hemp plants primarily produce the acidic forms of the major cannabinoids, THCa and CBDa. Decarboxylation converts the acidic cannabinoids to their non-acidic forms, THC and CBD. Decarbing […]
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Did You Know: Solid Phase Extraction (SPE)
What is Solid Phase Extraction (SPE)? Did you Know: SPE is the Process of Utilizing a Liquid Solvent to Extract Solid Materials Solid Phase Extraction is an extractive process by which molecules in their solid phase are separated from each other based upon physical and chemical properties. This process is achieved by the extraction (dissolution) of certain […]