rain distillate wrote:
Bushman wrote:Rain distiller, I use a syringe to separate the oil most of the oil floats to the top on some types it sinks to the bottom your mint is a bit dark but most the time you can see the oil.
What caused it to be so dark? bad material? ran too hot?
pretty sure what you have there is peppermint tea. You need to evaporate the water or hydro-separate the oil, both will take time.
somewhere on the interwebbies there will be a yeild calc, how much of an herb gets how much of an oil. my guess from 180g or dry peppermint you would end up with maybe 5 g of oil.
can't see an alembic being the right tool for the job, but meh, i never tried it... so whadda i know...but i did see a site that sells stainless still for this purpose, they have all kinds of funky parts ala rube goldstein. I see if i can find the site.
the chica in the video gets maybe a gram of oil out of her fancy contraption...i think thats a more realistic goal.
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