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How to make THC e-Liquid

There are various THC e-liquids on the market but for a true vaping enthusiast to get that perfect THC e-liquid he or she would go the route of making their own liquid! Making your own e-liquid gives you the customization of flavor, quality and concentration that you would truly want from your THC e-liquid but it is an elaborate process that requires patience. However, the results that you get from making your own e-liquid can be quite enthralling! Let us teach you how to make your own THC e-liquid.

The two phase process

Though every seasoned vaping enthusiast may have a different method to develop a THC e-liquid at home, the process that we will be discussing  in this article will be a twofold method that produces the best quality material. While the first phase of this process involves creation of a potent cannabis concentrate,  the second phase is related to dispersion of this concentrate into e-liquid. The end result that you get from this dual process not only equivalent to the e-juices found in e-cigarettes, but also have custom flavor and concentration. One thing that makes this process of making THC e-liquid different from others is the use of EJ mix that transforms cannabis concentrates into liquid. The e-liquid made by using EJ mix gives better results than using any other e-liquid. The vapor that you get from the e-liquid made by this process is richer in taste and does not tend to clog your atomizer. It only takes 1-2ml of e-liquid for a fulfilling vaping experience. 

The ingredients

Before talking about the process of making a THC e-liquid, let's not down the ingredients and equipment required.

  • High Quality Loose Leaf Bud: 3.5 grams
  • Stove Pot
  • EJ Mix: Go for the PG400 variety of EJ Mix as it is heavier as any other suspension. It does a much better job of suspending psychoactive material than any other PG version.
  • High Proof Grain Alcohol: It extracts the essential elements of your material efficiently.
  • Blunt Tip Syringes: To transfer the liquid in a mess free and efficient matter.
  • Dropper Bottles: These will be used to store the e-liquid produces. It is advisable to go for opaque bottles as they prevent direct contact with sinlight.
  • Coffee Filter: To filter the e-liquid
  • Parchment Paper: To decarboxylate the loose leaf
  • Two Large Mason Jars: Used to store large quantities of THC e-liquid. As exposure to sunlight can degrade the THC, always go for opaque mason jars.

Once you are ready with all the ingredients and equipment, you can start the process of making your own THC e-liquid. Before you start to work, make sure that your workplace has enough ventilation. Also, it is highly recommended that you only use an electric stove that does not emit any open flame.

Step 1

This step includes several sub-processes ranging from decarboxylating the bud to filtering the concentrate produced. The end result that you get from the first step is a dark thick oil.

First of all grind your material finely and then place it on a baking try covered with parchment paper. Now the material is ready to be decarboxylated. To initiate this process, preheat your oven to about 220 degrees Fahrenheit and place the baking tray in it. Heat it at the same temperature for about half an hour or till the color of the bud changes to light brown.

In the next step, place the decarboxylated loose leaf in the mason jars and pour the high proof alcohol in it till the material is fully submerged in it. Ideally, your loose leaf should be at least half an inch deep within the alcohol. Then close the lid of the jar tightly and place in a cool, dark place for at least two days. The longer you keep them there, the better it is. However, it is advisable to give the jar a little shake every day so that the essential ingredients are extracted.

Wait for at least two day before you take out the mason jars. When you bring out the mason jars, be ready with the second mason jar, two blunt syringes and a coffee filter. Now it is time to filter the mixture. Unscrew the blunt tip needles from your two syringes, remove the plunger from one of them and insert half a coffee filter inside. This step increases filtration while minimizing losses which would be absorbed by normal filtration methods.

To make sure that you get the best-filtered material, suck the liquid from the mason jar with the help of the normal syringe and squeeze it into the syringe with the coffee filter. Now take empty this syringe with the coffee filter in the second jar with the help of the plunger. Once you have emptied the first jar into the second one, seal the second mason jar and place it in a freezer for at least 48 hours. This process settles the unwanted contents at the bottom of the jar and thus increases the purity of your liquid.

After two days take out the jar from the freezer and allow the mixture to heat up to room temperature. Do not heat the mixture directly as it may lead to an explosion. Once the mixture is reaches the room temperature, pour some water in the jar and start heating it up on the stove. Heat up the mixture just under a boil to boil of all the alcohol present in the mixture. Now you have reached halfway into the whole process and should be left with a dark, thick oil at the bottom of the jar.

Step 2

Step two of the process is rather simple and easy and only involves mixing the EJ Mix into the oil produced in the previous section. All you have to do is fill the mason jar containing the oil halfway with water. Now take a fresh syringe and add 1ml of EJ Mix for each gram of the concentrate. Here, you can increase or decrease the quantity of EJ Mix as per your won taste. You can also add your favorite flavors at this step. Once this is done, heat up the mixture just under boil so that the EJ Mix and the oil get dissolved completely. Now your THC e-liquid is ready to be transferred to a dropper bottle for storage.

Making your THC e-liquid is a rather simple process, but calls for a little bit of your patience. However, the flavor and potency that you get from homemade THC e-liquid makes it a worthwhile exercise. So, if you are looking for a personalized vaping experience, this is the way to go.

How To Make Your Own Cannabis E-Liquid

As vaping is catching up among the masses, more and more vaping enthusiasts are preparing their own THC e-liquids at home. This is mainly because the users can choose the potency and flavor of their e-liquids. Another important factor that is adding to the popularity of home-made cannabis e-liquids is that is not that hard to make them.

There are a number of ways to make your own THC e-liquid, however in this article we will discuss the most popular and cost-effective technique.

Before you take a plunge into the main process of preparing your own THC e-liquid, it is extremely important that you go through the decarboxylation step. This is because the raw cannabis contains high quantity of THCA which is not psychoactive and thus does not give you the high that one is looking for in a potent THC e-liquid. Decarboxylation is the process of applying heat to the cannabis to make is psychoactive. It can be done is six simple steps.

  1. Heat up an oven to about 115° C or 240° F.
  2. Take the required amount of cannabis flowers and buds and break up the material in small pieces. For the purpose of making an e-liquid the ideal amount is about 30-35 grams.
  3. Put the bud in one layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Make sure that the pan is neither too small nor too big for the layer of material.
  4. Bake the leaves in the oven for about 40 minutes and keep stirring the material so that it is baked evenly.
  5. The easiest way to find whether your material has baked is to check its changing color. When the material becomes dark brown it means that the bud has baked well.
  6. Once your material is fully baked, use a food processor to grind it. Make sure it does not get reduced to powdery form.

Now you are all set to start the core process of preparing your own THC e-liquid. The first step is to collect the material and equipment in one place. Let’s have a look at what all you require to make your THC e-liquid.

  • Propylene Glycol
  • About 6 grams of good quality cannabis; you can take more quantity depending on how strong you would like your e-liquid to be.
  • High proof grain alcohol. Make sure you do not use rubbing alcohol.
  • Two mason jars
  • Few 5ml dropper bottles
  • Cheese cloth for filtration
  • One baking tray
  • Aluminum foil
  • Cookpot and oven

 

Once you have collected all the material and equipment, choose a well-ventilated place to make your THC e-liquid. In the first step put the decarboxylated cannabis leaves into the mason jar. Now start filling the mason jar with grain alcohol and keep pouring until the material is fully covered with alcohol.

In the next step pour water into a pot till about 4 inches and place mason jar in it. Now place the pot on the stove and start heating it up. In this process some of the alcohol in the jar gets evaporated. Make sure that you choose a well-ventilated place for this process. While heating up the pot keep stirring cannabis so that essential element present in the herb is extracted. Keep heating up the pot to allow most of the alcohol to evaporate. As the THC gets absorbed in the remaining alcohol, the color of the mixture becomes dark. In case you have used more cannabis the color will be darker.

When the mixture becomes thick, you may put some more grain alcohol in the jar by keeping it in the same position. By doing so, you can extract the optimum amount of THC from your bud.

The next step is to filter the mixture. Take the mason jar off the stove, let it cool down a bit and cover the second mason jar with a cheesecloth. Now pour the mixture into the second mason jar slowly and carefully so that it does not spill over.   Once you have poured the whole mixture into the cheesecloth, you may squeeze it a bit to ensure that all the liquid is transferred to the second jar. With the remaining mixture you may repeat the previous step until there is only about 5ml of mixture is left in the mason jar. Use the dropper to measure the remaining mixture.

Now it is time to add propylene glycol in the mixture. This makes about 25 ml of liquid out of the 6 grams of cannabis that was recommended. You may also use vegetable glycerin and at this stage you may experiment with the dosage.

The product that you get with this process is potent and can be added with flavors of your choice. This is the reason home-made THC e-liquids are gaining popularity at a fast pace. Just follow the process and enjoy custom vaping experience.