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#1 Dan Vicente

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Posted December 23 2005 - 09:06 PM

I've been saving everything that comes with my weed, stems seeds, etc. So I was wondering What could I do with my stems? Now, I've heard of stem tea, but weed isn't soluable in water... Is there anyway i could make butter, how much would i need, just wondering....

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Posted December 23 2005 - 09:14 PM

man just throw that shit out....its like keeping the envelope that the christmas card came in


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Posted December 23 2005 - 09:15 PM

wait dont throw the seeds out...keep those and sell them or plant them, but get rid of the stems


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#4 Dan Vicente

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Posted December 23 2005 - 09:20 PM

anyone else have anything to say... i know theres thc in the stems, so is it possible to extract that somehow into a butter or oil?

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Posted December 23 2005 - 09:43 PM

Acetone extraction.

Buy a bottle of industrial acetone from the hardware store.
Drop all the stems in a cupfull or two of the acetone(enough acetone for them to float around in) Let it soak for 4 hours give or take, then filter out the stems. Pour the acetnoe onto a plate/into a bowl, and it will evaporate down into a crude honey oil, that could be vaporized, or mixed in with other weed.

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Posted December 24 2005 - 10:39 AM

i just throw them on a pile of random stuff in my room.

Im kinda afraid to make some order in this part of my room.

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Posted December 24 2005 - 11:00 AM

Acetone extraction.

Buy a bottle of industrial acetone from the hardware store.
Drop all the stems in a cupfull or two of the acetone(enough acetone for them to float around in) Let it soak for 4 hours give or take, then filter out the stems. Pour the acetnoe onto a plate/into a bowl, and it will evaporate down into a crude honey oil, that could be vaporized, or mixed in with other weed.


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I'm gonna try that...I always just throw out my stems...

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Posted December 24 2005 - 11:49 AM

what exactly is acetone.... is it healthy at all for you, i mean if your eating something that you get from the hardware store...... doesnt sound to good

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Posted December 24 2005 - 12:20 PM

Acetone is a solvent. He is talking about making honey oil, so you just wait until every bit of it is volatilized. Id say you shake the jar every now and then, btw.

I think 99% iso alcohol would be better though. You can get it at the drug store.

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Posted December 24 2005 - 01:09 PM

I save my stems every time I buy weed. They come in handy when I'm desperate and can't purchase any. Yes, you can smoke them because they do contain THC. Some people claim they produce minor headaches. I, however, have never experienced this. And for the record, stems, if smoked, will not make you sterile.
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#11 Dan Vicente

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Posted December 24 2005 - 01:36 PM

one last question... how many sttems do i need in weight grams/ounces to make a certain amount for up to 3 highs or so

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Posted December 24 2005 - 02:46 PM

one last question... how many sttems do i need in weight grams/ounces to make a certain amount for up to 3 highs or so


A shit-ton.
Anyways, i always just ate my stems, they're a nice acquired taste, full of fiber and i t'ink other good nutrients.
As for seeds i usually just throw them on the floor or use an air-popper to make pop-weed.
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Posted December 24 2005 - 04:41 PM

Acetone is just a nice strong chemical, that thc hapens to be very soluble in. Acetone is also very fast evaporating, and evaporates away cleanly. DO NOT USE NAIL POLISH, nail polish's main ingredients is acetone, but they add shit that does NOT evaporate away, thus you will be smoking bad stuff, but industrial acetone evaporates away 100% of the way realy easily and quickly at room temperature. The same process works well for salvia as well, to make 5x, or 10x, or what ever.

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Posted December 24 2005 - 07:35 PM

Acetone is just a nice strong chemical, that thc hapens to be very soluble in. Acetone is also very fast evaporating, and evaporates away cleanly. DO NOT USE NAIL POLISH, nail polish's main ingredients is acetone, but they add shit that does NOT evaporate away, thus you will be smoking bad stuff, but industrial acetone evaporates away 100% of the way realy easily and quickly at room temperature. The same process works well for salvia as well, to make 5x, or 10x, or what ever.


no shit?!?!?!?

I have a bag FULL of cherry ground salvia leaves that no one really wants cause the effect isnt shit...how do I make it stronger with that? Just put the leaves in the shit, let it evaporate then mix it with more of the leaves? How do I make it stronger than 5? We buy 25 all time...

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Posted December 24 2005 - 08:29 PM

so does anyone know an estimate amount of stems?

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Posted December 24 2005 - 11:01 PM

It depends GREATLY on quality of the stems. Obviously low quality stems will be needed in greater quantities.

I'd wait until you have at LEAST half an ounce of stems to be honest, otherwise you aren't going to get enough to really do much with.

You could also use an Iso extraction as someone else said, or a butane extraction. Butane will be way more complex so you might as well stick to the acetone or iso.

I'd suggest the iso if you are going to be doing this indoors.

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Posted December 24 2005 - 11:04 PM

ok dude this is easy.
Step 1)finely grind ure salvia
Step 2)Put it in a glass jar, and add more than enough acetone for the stuff to float around in.
Step 3)let it soak, and stir it 2-4 hours.
Step 4)Use a coffee filter to filter the powder from the liquid, you want to save the liquid.
Step 5)Add a small quantity of the leaf matter into the solution(Or you can set aside a portion of the leaf matter, and not powder it, or soak it)
Step 6)let it evaporate, goes faster in a ventilated area with good air flow.
Step 7)make sure its dry all the way, and has no chemical smell left to it befor you smoke it.
If you have 20 grams, powder 19 of the grams up, and save 1 gram, and use the salvinorin from the other 19 grams and add it to the 1 gram.

But another thing you could do with the regular leaves if you have a decent quantity of them... is get them moist... toss some orange peels in a containor/bag with it, to get it good and moist, and chew on it for a few hours keeping the buildup in your mouth(not swallowing it or spitting it) it will taste bitter/sour, and depending on how much you have it gives you a ncie buzz.

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Posted December 25 2005 - 02:10 PM

iso works too, iso is a "cleaner" extraction, as in you get less plant matter with isopropyl, but acetone is more efficient/less wastefull. for stems I would advise acetone, for buds I would advise isopropyl, or butane. Butane is a much cleaner extraction, but also more complicated, and more dangerous.

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Posted December 25 2005 - 09:52 PM

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Posted December 26 2005 - 12:42 AM

cook with them
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Posted December 26 2005 - 12:51 AM

Smoking stems is just fucking nasty. Open up a stem, do you see all that junk on the inside? No different than smoking wood.

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Posted December 26 2005 - 01:05 AM

Stems: Buy yourself a bottle of vodka and throw a bunch of the stems in and leave to infuse for 3-4 weeks. The Vodka will pick up a slight marijuana flavour but will also absorb the THC. I'm not really a drinker my self but my ex-flatmate did it all the time and it was actually really nice with ice and juice and a joint.

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Posted December 26 2005 - 09:35 AM

I'll second the bottle of vodka idea... Gotta love the green dragon i've got a bottle going that i just drop all my stems and occaisonaly a lil bit of nug in...mostly i just dont bother to clean my stems very well and leave some leaf on them. Just set it ina dark place as the light will break down the unprotected thc (not a problem in the buds cause really the light only hits the outside and you dont store it as long) let the vodka get really dark, take a shot or two and get fucked up then just replace what you drink with more vodka...keep that shit goin.
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Posted January 18 2007 - 08:46 AM

making bubble hash

grind up all stems to a small size put into a ceramic or glass bowl (a mason jar is ideal) add enough acetone (nail polish remover soluble in gasses) to cover the stems seal and leave for 24 hours. (adding marbles to the mix and shaking every so often helps to speed the process) strain this mix through a sieve or silkscreen into another bowl you should have a greeny brown liquid this will evaporate into a sticky mass the time varies asto how much of the mixture you have this is your hash freeze then remove from bowl or wipe small amounts of acetone in circles around the bowl into a cake. the best way to smoke this is to heat a knife tip and stab into the hash and inhale the vapours through a tube (hold it down its to good to waste) the high is much more uplifting and less lazy than skunk. this product can be cut tobacco ground weed the stalks from the acetone or anything you want to cut it with. try not to expose to flame as this breaks down some of the tetrohydrocannibinol making it less potent finnaly enjoy

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Posted January 18 2007 - 02:00 PM

I always smoke them. never had a problem. SOmetimes they are a little harsh, but that is it. If I am smoking with a bunch of people or with people who i pretty much just met I do't use my good shit so the stuff I use almost always has some stem in it.
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Posted January 18 2007 - 03:54 PM

I usually end up chewing on mine (often without taking notice) as they have a tendency to pile up on and around my desk. Doing so won't get you high or anything, but stems beat the shit out of fingernails and pen caps.

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Posted November 27 2007 - 06:43 PM

i heard from someone that you can chew stems and it will get you a little high.

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Posted November 27 2007 - 07:36 PM

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Posted November 27 2007 - 09:16 PM

A shit-ton.
Anyways, i always just ate my stems, they're a nice acquired taste, full of fiber and i t'ink other good nutrients.
As for seeds i usually just throw them on the floor or use an air-popper to make pop-weed.


Unless you buying organic weed, theres a good chance theres chemicals on there. Bad idea.
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Posted November 27 2007 - 09:40 PM

Acetone is some pretty nasty stuff, that carries a lot of health concerns with it. If your looking for a solvent to remome the THC from the stems or any chemical compound from any plant or herb I would recomend Everclear or any grain alcohol. It does take much more time to evaporate though.