How can I make e-cig liquid/juice from Glycerin Tincture
- Apr 5, 2017
- Apr 5, 2017
Hey Beav — That seems like a hard one. I don’t know if you can to there from here short of some serious chemistry. Glycerol is a very polar molecule (three OHs on small molecule) and THC is not, so you could exploit that by adding a non-polar substance that the THC would dissolve into in preference to glycerin. Like if you mixed grapeseed oil in with the glycerin and agitated it well for a long time, I would expect that the THC (and other less polar stuff, like the bigger terpene molecules) would go into solution in the oil and then you just pour off the oil. That would get the THC out of the glycerin but leave you with oily THC.
Butane is a nonpolar solvent that would boil off, so if you mixed butane and the glycerin mix thoroughly and separated the butane, the butane would boil off and leave the THC/terpenoids/what have you. But butane is flammable and wants to be a gas at room temperature, so you’re looking at pressure vessels and/or cryogenics. Chem lab stuff.
Maybe somebody out there might have a solution, but I think the best advice is probably to just enjoy your glycerin mix.
OK, one more useless thought: Glycerin boils at a really high temperature–like over 500F. THC boils a couple of hundred degrees lower, so theoretically could just vaporize the THC out of the glycerin by just heating the mix to over the 350 F. But glycerin absorbs water out of the air really easily so there’s probably a lot of water in the mix. I guess it would boil off first.
Just enjoy the glycerin mix!
Semper Fi green brother/sister