I make mine similar, but with a twist. I use a long at least 7 day soak on the freezer. It’ll pull a lot of the chlorophyll, but honestly I find it works better when I allow my tincture yo be green and suck it up that it tastes bad. It’s not being smoked or dabbed. The lipids will only help it to absorb better.
I think there’s still a lot we don’t know about this plant and what makes it special. I mean we know that there’s about 200 cannabinoids, but I can only find CBG, CBD, CBC, CBL, CBN, THC, and nothing else. I’m honestly curious how polar each cannabinoid is. Some could just not mix in well from being a nonpolar molecule for all i know, but I do know that the long soak does something the quick soak I’ve been told is sufficient here doesn’t do. Works reliably on myself and friends who all claim to have a high tolerance and no edibles ever work for them.
I honestly think it’s really down to if you got the method down right or fucked up making it. Sorry to be blunt, but you can’t waste an extraction if you got it from the plant material. If you need it there’s a second wash and if you got it all the first go round you can decarb it further. Personally I prefer the old sunlight route when it’s still in alcohol. I use everclear 190 if it makes a difference. I don’t shy away from a RSO looking tincture. I’m of the opinion that there’s a lot more than just chlorophyll extracted when you let it soak longer. There’s something else there unless chlorophyll is psychoactive and last i checked it’s not.
My method is simple. Grind weed or don’t. You choose, but I’d recommend a size of bud chunk no larger than a Crunch Berry, Kix, Reese’s Puffs, or Trix(when they went oddly round instead of shaped). I’ve had mileage vary with larger buds if I didn’t break them open to make them smaller or grind them up. Then add everclear to the top of the bud. Don’t add any more than that. The bud will shrink in volume and you’re looking at a inch after it settles. Keep below 32f and ideally no higher than 29f. Shake as often as desired. I do it 1-2x a day if I remember or have the time. Otherwise it’s all in everclear and the shake just mixes it all together evenly. Things will settle if there’s not enough of the solvent type needed. Add some MCT oil to keep it all held together and bioavailable. Let it freeze and the MCT oil will clump. Let it. Shake until it foams. Allow it to warm up near a warm object for a day or so. Shake again and place it in the fridge until it’s clear and isn’t settling.
If you manage to escape the settling you may have not pulled enough from the bud, but each strain is different and while I’d like to think that those 30% THC strains have a different total Cannabinoid count I’d likely be wrong as THC isn’t everything. Like I mentioned there is about 200 different cannabinoids. How do we know for certain that THC is the specific cannabinoid that makes us reach certain highs from high THC strains and not another one that comes in on the THC Entourage? We don’t really and most of what we know is a combination of feeling and digging with science and observation. Limited by the plant being illegal.
It would be nice if we find out what each cannabinoid does. Searching strains we like would make a lot more sense. Terpenes add a lot to the effect, but there is still something that terps alone can’t replicate. Something I’ve gotten in few strains smoked. Possibly due to not being a known or well known cannabinoid included in a terpene profile by luck when ordering terpsolate that’s been distilled and not chemical extracted.vwhile it can be done properly with chemicals I can’t trust anyone to not commercially fuck up. You’d think it’d be bad if you didn’t do it right PR wise.
Anyways outside of sheer luck finding something that’s not a terpene or cannabinoid I’ve had before giving a 4 hour+ high I’d say that is an elusive goal.