It was a rather good growing season for my cacti and what were once three cacti are now five healthy and actively growing cacti. I have about 40"x2" of cactus already harvested and about another 36"+ ready for harvest if I desire. I think what I have now will be more than sufficient, but ya never know. Problem is I have made and consumed the Pedro Potion twice before and it is VILE tasting and I do not know if I will actually be able to get it down again. It was a challenge the first time, near impossible the second and I get the shudders just recalling it. So I'm thinking of doing the slow cook in water using a crock pot and then let that evaporate down to goo and mix in corn starch to get it to a consistency that is manageable and then either just swallowing the "pellets" or load it into some gelcaps for future use. The other quandary is how much do I want to make/take? The first time I made the Potion it was one helluva ride, over 18 hours in duration, easily 12 hours "peaking". That was using about 36"x2" cacti which is the mother of half the cacti I have now. Great experience, but not sure I'm keen on a long haul journey at this time. Maybe if there is a window of opportunity. The second time was more reasonable 12 hours or so. It's been a couple years since taking any journeys, and a healthy dose of internal reality investigation/reorganization may be in order, so I may go for the big journey. Not interested in doing the whole alcohol extraction. So any suggestions or experiences in making a more palatable potion from Pedro.