The curiosity of others in this forum into my use of bayleaf has got me thinking. I think that I could make a solid extract of bayleaf by working on grinding it for a hour or two and then soaking it in alcohol (possibly blending it in a blender?) And filtering it through coffee filter or letting the alcohol evaporate. The thing is that everclear is a little hard to find. Would regular vodka work? UPDATE: I have found out in my other thread that bay leaf contains isoquinoline alkaloids. Is ethanol suitable for extracting alkaloids from plant material? UPDATE #2: Here's what I'm thinking, in a sealed plastic container, I will put blended suspension of bay leaves in ethanol. I will let that sit in a dark, cool enviornment for 3 days to a week. After that, I will make a filter out of two coffee filters and run the resulting solution through it, capturing bay leaf resin/goop/whatever in the filter and leaving ethanol with whatever pigments left in a beaker which I can filter out a second time to try to catch leftovers. Sound good?