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#1 BruceB

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:20 AM

These are by far my favorite canna caps that I have made. I have treid several different recipes and these are the fastest acting. Follow the directions to the letter and you will be as amazed by these tiny little capsules of pleasure :P

BKS has been given praize from various patients who have had their cancer tumors reduced by this very recipe.

Please enjoy, and if you have the time and supplies, I strongly urge you to give these a try. It's very simple in the end. If a crusty old codger like me can make them almost weekly, you can too :P

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Welcome to BadKat's CannaPharm. Featuring: concenrated hash capsules, "UV Reactive Glowing Hash Candy",

and "Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Canna 'Bombs'". More soon to come.


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I'm BadKittySmiles, a seasoned grower, and practiced canna chemist, chef, what have you.
I've been traveling the world for decades studying cannabis, its growth, breeding, harvesting, processing, I've visited and lived long term in several continents, established over a dozen small (multi-room) grows, and I have participated and contributed to various large organizations, warehouses and labs around the world.


I’ve been working on a few photo-tutorial recipes that I know you folks can easily make in your own homes, without the need for any excessive or extravagant tools or materials. This will be something of a journal, documenting various methods and recipes. I won't talk too big or scare new or inexperienced folks away, I want to encourage asking questions, no question is too simple, or in any way stupid... as far as questions go, I only ask that you stay somewhat on topic if posting in the thread, and off-topic PM's are absolutely welcome if you're patient waiting for a reply lol. If you've tried 'google' and the search feature here, and still need further explanation, I'm not going to look down on you or make you feel silly for asking Posted Image

We’re focusing on a few of my favorite recipes, to start with, we're working on Canna Capsules.

I may only get through one recipe today, so I’ll be reserving the immediate additional few posts right away for the following recipes... the photo portion I’ve been working on since last summer Posted Image The writing portion, I’ve dragged my heels on until this very moment Posted Image

Don’t worry.. this will probably be my longest and most intensive post for information purposes, much of it shouldn’t need repeating for the following recipes.


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For people with varying resources and facilities, I've completed -four- 4 full variations on making hash capsules. We'll be starting with the optimal variations, and we'll work our way down to the poor (or ‘ill-prepared’) mans caps. Our aim here is to transform roughly 5.5 grams of quality hash, into 15 concentrated canna capsules, for a very intense and narcotic effect.

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What you'll need:

- Minimum 5.0 grams sifted hash, or fine kief. We’re using hash collected from the strain

“Devastating Train Wreck”.

- Coconut Oil, 2.5 tsp- organic and mechanically extracted are good, naturally

heat-deodorized is ok. I recommend the brands 'Now', and 'Garden of Life'.

(Remember, if a single dose turns out much too strong for you, you can dilute it
further with extra coconut oil until you achieve the desired effect. There is no rush
so feel free to fill one capsule, try it before filling the rest, and see if changes are
needed. These start out strong. Some of you will require less product per-cap.)

- Pipette to fill your caps easily by hand, or of course a fancy cap-filling machine or tray.

- Empty Gelatin Capsules Can't be veg/V-caps unless you intend on using them immediately

- Optional oils, which as a patient with digestive-absorptive difficulties, I use for enhanced

mobility and absorption of cannabinoids.. a mix of heavier to lighter oils will create an

optimal and varied 'vehicle' for cannabinoids, cbd etc., however this is the perfectionist in

me, and a single, quality coconut oil source will do just fine for most folks. I use:

- Avocado - Almond - and -Castor- oils, in addition to the coconut, at an
unmeasured rate of just a few drops each, per 2 teaspoons of coconut oil.

Just be sure they are food grade.

If you are uncertain, contact the supplier or manufacturer, or discontinue use.


- Soy Lecithin: this is where the first two recipes differ.


I made two near-exact batches to show the results side by side, one with lecithin, one

without. It's cheap, easy to find, and it absolutely enhances the effects and absorption

of cannabinoids. Further explanation below.

- Ceramic oven-safe dish

- Foil

- Empty Pill Bottles

- Desiccant sachet

- size 00 GELATIN capsules.. they must be gelatin, if you use vegetarian,

they'll disintegrate before you can use them.

But if you must use V caps, you'll have to take them almost immediately, and I'd

recommend making your hash concentrate in advance, freezing it, and defrosting what

you need, as you need it, just enough to fill a days supply of caps.

You can use larger capsules, and fill them with different ratios, but only if you can handle

swallowing pills that large; many folks have difficulties with even the 00's, although they're

your average health-food sized cap.

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Preface.
Coconut oil is a solid at temperatures below around 76-78 degrees, making it perfect for

canna capsules. When blended properly, the cannabinoids are mixed evenly through the

oil and become unable to 'eat' through the gel cap, and due to the solidity of the oil they

can be stored safely for up to several weeks at room temp. I prefer freezing mine as it

not only greatly extends their shelf life, but there are many studies and recipes that

suggest a freezing action, as a step of the process, as it enhances the molecular

break-down of the cannabinoids making them more readily available to your body.


Soy Lecithin. It's used in food processing to make less sugar appear 'sweeter', less

chocolate more 'chocolatey', and in pharmaceuticals to enhance the effectiveness of

medications, it homogenizes and safely coats, then breaks down substances, into more

fine, smaller particulates, promoting vastly improved systemic bioavailability within your

body.

The difference is so great, that you can visually see the altered consistency between

oils/pills where lecithin was used, and when it was not. 'Liposomal' lecithin encapsulation,

simply put, breaks the glands down faster, making the heating process more efficient,

reducing the risk of damaging the material from possible over-processing. I recommend

using soy lecithin in all canna and hash oil recipes.

The glands, already being decarbed (preferably), are then broken down further, and are

delivered in a vehicle of lecithin oil, creating an intensely narcotic impact upon use.

Lecithin increases the availability of everything from sugars to vitamin C, to prescription

pain meds, and the increase in availability on contact is said to be between %15 and %75

depending on the substance, vitamin, or chemical. Meaning, the correct addition of lecithin

to for instance, vitamin C, reduces the quantity of ascorbic acid you need to consume in

order to achieve the same effect, by more than 50%. You can see how this applies to the

use of digestive-resistant canna in edibles.

While I can't give you an exact figure for increased availability for cannabinoids, knowing

it does vary for the home-user kitchen to kitchen, I can guarantee you that personally I

both see, and feel a difference when lecithin is utilized.

And when you can buy such large packets of it for just two or three dollars, whatever the

increase is, it's well worth it. If you'd like to get fancy, and possibly enhance the process

further, you can additionally use ultrasonic jewelry cleansers to mimic the lab-like process

of liposomal encapsulation, and utilize a briefer period of heating.

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Ok! To start with you're going to want to weigh out at least 5.0 grams, of finely sifted hash

or kief. I usually use around 5.5-5.7 grams, for roughly 15 capsules, give or take a cap.

Find your oven safe ceramic dish, mine is used heavily and often so you'll notice

throughout my tutorials that I don't bother cleaning it.. why remove those glands after all,

when I can reduce their loss by leaving the same amount behind with each use Posted Image I just

pop it in the fridge when I'm done with it, knowing I'll be using it again in a few days or a

week.

Preheat oven, to 210 f.

Sprinkle your hash evenly over the dish, and double seal WELL, with aluminum foil. Set

a timer for 20 minutes, place the sealed dish on a baking sheet, in the oven, during

pre-heat.. it isn't entirely necessary, but heating slowly reduces the risk of shattering your

dish, and losing your precious material.

The same applies to the end of the heating, turn off the oven, open it briefly, then close

it and allow it to cool slowly within the oven for 10 minutes.

Total decarb time, 30 minutes (20 of which, the oven is ‘on’).

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Decarbing is a touchy issue for many folks, some know they need it but don't know the

methods and practices that cause decarbing, some aren't aware of it at all, others think

it's unnecessary and 'know' they get some amount of effect from eating bud on its own,

here's why: some herb, if it's old, commercial, over-dry, whatever the reason, for a variety

of reasons, some herb is already partially, or even full decarbed. The process begins

happening, very gradually, the moment you cut a plant down and begin depriving it of

water. The older the bud is, and the drier it gets, the more carbon dioxide and water vapor

is released, and the closer it is to removing the carboxyl group. It's something that is

almost never discussed publicly, but is frequently known in professional kitchens.


The fresher the herb, or the more moist the storage conditions, the more necessary and

extensive the decarbing process needs to be. Loose hash, separated from plant matter,

in general needs a bit less decarbing. With herb, depending on the age, I decarb for a full

20 minutes after the preheat, rather than including that warm up in my 20 minute time

frame.

A food dehydrator works just as well, if not better than heat at decarbing, it reduces the

risk of damaging your product with excessive heat. It's hard to tell when your decarb is

completed when using heat, usually gently browned herb is a good sign but it often

means you've taken it a hair too far, and some material in the middle may not be

completely decarbed.

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Once cooled, remove your dish.

Now, preheat your oven to 250 f, while you complete the following steps. Don’t worry, it is

too hot, but you’ll be reducing the heat once you’re ready to use it.

In every step of the way, in order to prevent the loss of potency via vapor escape, you

MUST wait for your sealed container to fully cool, prior to opening.

Unwrap your foil covered dish. Your hash should now have gone from a very pale sandy

amber, to a light but somewhat golden brown.

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Mix ¼ teaspoon Lecithin to the hash, and blend well.

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You’re ready to add your coconut oil, but you’ll need to melt it first. Be careful doing so as

some containers have foil seals restricting microwave use, I find the safest ways of

melting your oil are just sitting it in front of a heater, or placing the entire (glass)

container in your oven, without its lid, at its lowest setting for a few moments.

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Besides that it’s good for you, coconut oil is a solid at room temperature, making it an

ideal tool for hash encapsulation. If you use a liquid oil, it’s not just the oil that eats away

at the capsule in a matter of days or weeks, it’s the concentrated hash and cannabinoids,

that can eat away at the pill in a matter of hours =-O You can try to freeze them, but

often it isn’t done quick enough and you end up with ‘sloppy’ capsules. A recipe for

“Sloppy Caps” will follow : )

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Mix your oily hash well, and then seal it up tightly with two layers of aluminum foil. Just to

reiterate: Wrapping in foil, during all heating stages, prevents possible vaporization of

your valuable potency.

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Now place your covered dish on a baking sheet, and into the oven. Immediately reduce

the heat down to 220 f, and set the timer for 40 minutes. The initial burst of heat is

primarily to quickly heat the dish itself, by the time the oil itself begins warming up the

temperature should have fallen sufficiently.

After 40 minutes, shut off your oven, open it momentarily, then close it allowing your oil

to slowly cool. I do this to gently increase processing time, and as a preventative safety

measure against the dish breaking from the temperature change, spoiling the product.

Once completely cooled, or only warm to the touch (about a half hour) you can remove

the foil, and stir in an additional 1/8 of a teaspoon of lecithin.

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If you are particularly meticulous about everything you do, like I am (lol), or if you would

like to use the capsules as soon as you have finished making them, this is when I

recommend taking the extra step of freezing your material, to aid in the ‘breaking up’ of

the structure of your cannabinoids, which can increase their systemic bioavailability. Place

your sealed container in the freezer for 8 hours. I like freezing between periods of heat

because it results in a smoother liquid. Otherwise, you can simply freeze them once

capped.

Moving on : ) After you’ve mixed in your lecithin (or after you’ve removed your dish from

the freezer, and have given it ample time to reach room-temp) you will re-wrap it tightly in

foil, pre-heat your oven to 220 f, and place it inside during the pre-heat (particularly if

you’ve had it frozen, and only recently thawed), and set your timer for 40 minutes.

These are your materials for the next stage, minus the various pure oils:

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After allowing it to cool as described earlier, you should have something like this, a dank,

thick, viscous black-brown oil. It is exactly how a potent canna oil should look at its peak

potency, any less or lighter, indicates it could have endured more processing to reach its

potential.

I make both meticulous, and lazy-mans edibles, and there is a hugely profound

difference between the two, their effects, and the quantity of material required, for the

desired effect.

Take your cap in your hand, wrapped in a paper towel.

I do this because, my fingers are a bit warm, and when you add even gentle heat to a

capsule, just as you are attempting to seal it, the pressure fights with you and tries to

‘pop’ the cap off the end of your capsule resulting in a less-than-snug seal. Holding it in a

folded bit of paper towel, insulates it just enough to prevent this.

Now with your other hand, stir the oil gently with your pipette, as you first pinch, then allow

it to fill. Conveniently I have pipettes that measure in ml’s, each 00 cap holds just under

1ml. One tablespoon of material, will fill roughly 15 caps.

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If you’ve ever made caps both with, and without lecithin, besides the end-effect this is

where you’ll notice that it really helps, as far as the processing goes. The lecithin acts as a

homogenizer, it blends the hash and oil more consistently, meaning you’re not left to

navigate a thin surface oil containing some cannabinoids, and a thick hashy sludge at the

base, containing others. You end up with more consistent content per cap, more reliably

with lecithin.


Carefully seal up the other end, and viola, you’ve made your first hash cap!

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And the finishing shots… a nice bottle of premium medicine, and a few comparisons

between caps made with and without lecithin.

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It’s immediately noticeable that the non-lecithin pills maintained a lighter color during the

same (if not more) processing, in spite of the addition of a ‘lighter colored’ substance (the

lecithin), you can also visually see that the particulates contained within the oil of the

lighter non-lecithin caps, look slightly larger and less broken down, than those of the

darker lecithin caps.

And that’s it for now, hope you’ve enjoyed glancing over this, or scouring over it if you plan on

making them yourself one day.



Good luck, and happy medicating!
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:25 AM

that's a great read BB thanks for sharing bigsmileythumbsup

Soy Lecithin thinking.gif i'll have to get me some :)

fair play BKS :super:


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 02:58 PM

If anyone has any questions about anything, just ask and I might be able to help :)
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Posted 23 March 2013 - 10:21 AM

hi ya BB :) if i don't use the soy litchen will it make a difference ?




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Posted 25 March 2013 - 10:41 AM

i'm gonna take a crack at these

got all me bits and bobs just need time

when da house is quiet not as easy as it sounds :D

i've got about 6 grams of grinder kief ,various strains lol

i'll let you know how it fairs out asap leprican.gif



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 03:15 PM

Please keep us updated. I love to see how other people do their recipes. Gives me more ideas for my own.
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Posted 26 March 2013 - 03:14 PM

Hope all goes well bro. Peace, Blue
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Posted 30 March 2013 - 10:45 AM

Let us know how it goes Teddy. Thanks for the thorough list of steps & all the info BB, good read.
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Posted 31 March 2013 - 02:36 PM

Lots more goodies from BadKittySmiles! (Yummy!)

BadKat's CannaPharm: -Linked- Table of Contents (forum post - 2012)
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