Guide To Making The Ultimate Cannabis E-Liquid (Updated)CBD Village
March 2019 Note: This guide is a simple version. There is an advanced method I’ve outlined in my post here. The latest guide results in an even more potent product so I highly recommend giving it a go once you’ve mastered the simple method!
How to Make THC Vape Juice
Mainly due to its convenience and discretion, vaping cannabis e-liquid has become wildly popular in recent months. All kinds of people even celebrities are getting on board. CBD can be consumed in a number of ways, from CBD Tea to CBD Coffee or even using Balms, but these CBD products are now flooding the market because of how easy they can be used. A little while ago, I published my original DIY MFLB and my DIY THC e-liquid guide. Since then it has received much fanfare (I’ve had several e-mails from readers telling me that they’ve had great results using this method!). Although this process is a great way to make your own cannabis e-liquid, I’ve discovered a more advanced process in which to extract THC into THC liquid. So, I’m sharing my recipe here with you guys! Using this method to make cannabis e-liquid results in a more efficient extraction of the active chemicals in your bud. This results in a more potent e-liquid. However, because this method involves heating alcohol, make sure that you follow the guide properly. Keep your workspace well ventilated. I am not responsible for any mishaps that may arise from following this guide. Please use caution and proceed with care!
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What You’ll Need
- 6 grams of good quality cannabis (you can use more or less, but this is what I find works well for me). I imagine you can also use a lot of shake and trimmings, but I’ve only tested with bud.
- High proof grain alcohol (such as Everclear or Alcool). Do Not use Isopropyl (rubbing alcohol)!
- 2 mason jars
- Pack of 5ml dropper bottles
- Cheese Cloth
- Baking sheet, aluminium foil, and an oven
- Cooking pot
The Guide Part 1
The first step is to decarboxylate your cannabis. Decarboxylation is necessary to convert the THC-A in fresh cannabis to THC (a process that normally happens through combustion or vaporisation). Because e-liquid vaporisation temperatures may not get hot enough to do this, decarboxylation is a good idea. Place some aluminium foil on a baking sheet and then spread your freshly ground bud (the finer the better) evenly on the foil. Next, place it in the oven at 225-250F for 15 minutes. After this, your bud should be pretty dry (and possibly a little brown).
The next step is to take your decarboxylated bud, place it in a mason jar, and then add some high proof Everclear until your bud is mostly covered by the alcohol (don’t put a top on the jar). Next, fill a pot with about 1.5 inches (3.8cm) of water. Place the mason jar in the pot. This creates a double boil which prevents you from overheating the alcohol (which is highly flammable!). Next, turn on your stove vent. Maybe open a window for good measure. Your stove should be well ventilated for the next step.
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In this step, you want to boil off some of the alcohol while continually stirring your cannabis. While you do this, you’re cooking the bud and the alcohol soaks up THC and other psychoactive compounds. Boil-off just enough alcohol so that your bud is still submerged, but not to excess. The liquid should get fairly dark as the alcohol absorbs the active ingredients. The more bud you use in the recipe, the darker the liquid should turn.
Guide: Part 2
After you’ve boiled off some of the alcohol, add more to your jar (enough to return it to its original level or even a bit higher). Now you want to filter your product. So grab some cheesecloth and cover your second jar with it. Then pour your mixture into the second jar, and make sure to squeeze as much alcohol as you can out of the bud. Reboil some water with the new jar in it, but make sure not to create a big difference in temperature between the glass jar and water or you risk cracking it! Now boil off the Everclear a second time, this time taking it down to about 5ml of liquid. Use a syringe to measure how much you have left in the jar.
Finally, add the propylene glycol (PG) to your mix. I added about 20ml to bring the total volume of my mix to 25ml. This is somewhere around 6 grams of cannabis condensed into 25ml of e-liquid. The liquid should end up a dark greenish-brown colour. You can dilute it with more PG (or even food-grade vegetable glycerin if you prefer that). Finally, you have the choice of either continuing to heat the mix to get rid of the remaining Everclear, or filter it again and give it a try. Some people like to skip this step as they like how the alcohol thins out the PG, giving a better flavour to the mix.
This process is a little more intensive than my other guide. I only recommend performing it if you have access to a well-ventilated kitchen and are experienced with these types of extractions. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me and let me know.
Updated Method For Making THC E Juice – May 2019
How To Make THC Vape Juice
If you are looking for a discrete way to take cannabis, try THC E-Juice. This article will guide you through making your own THC e-juice at home for vapourising. We will explore the best way to use a regular liquid pen or an e-cig to consume cannabis in detail.
Feel this is a daunting task? Finding out how to make THC vape juice is easier than you think.
Vaping is one of the best ways to consume cannabis, a plant that we have grown fond of and come to love. Vaping allows you to use much less product while getting the full effects but it also neutralises the tell-tale smell of cannabis.
While cannabis-infused cookies, brownies, and fudge are as effective as vaping, edibles take much longer before you experience the THC kick. This is because edibles have to go through the digestive system. On the other hand, taking wax or shatter requires a complex and oftentimes bulky rig or vaporiser. However, with E-Juice, you just need a quality liquid pen vaporiser and you are good to go. If none of this interests you, you should check out our magnificent range of CBD tinctures.
That’s right! The pen you use to blow clouds is very effective in smoking cannabis (or should I say, cannabinoids extracted from the cannabis plant). THC E-Juice shows that the juice can be vaporised by an electronic device, which in this case is a liquid vaporiser or e-cig.
If you are sold on this kind of cannabis consumption, you can buy single dose cartridges at WoahStork. However, if you are looking for a DIY approach and to save some money, you can make your own cannabis-infused juice or THC vape juice quite easily. It’s a very simple process and you can use simple tools that you already have. And once you get the hang of it, you will enjoy making your own e-juices that offer all the benefits of CBD.
Do Not Overlook The Dosage Of The THC You Use
It is very important to understand the dosage of THC of the e-juice you make. You need to strike a balance with your THC dosage; do not make your dosage too weak or too strong.
You will make the e-juice using shatter or wax. If you are purchasing your shatter or wax from a dispensary, there should be dosage information right on the package. However, if you are sourcing your wax or shatter from another source, you should ask for the THC concentration. Generally, the vast majority of solvent derived hash oils will have a concentration ranging from 60% to 90%.
To understand dosage, if you have a globe of wax weighing one gram and it has 85% THC, the dose measure is 850mg of THC.
It is important to note that the recommended starting dose for edibles for novices is a mere 5% to 10% (5 to 10mg). Dabs being an effective delivery cannabis method require much lower concentration. As such, THC E-Juices and dabs are not for beginners.
The THC E-Juice Recipe You Will Like
This guide is designed to help the home-made THC E-Juice newbies. As such, we will cover the e-juice making process right from the very start, later on covering the infusion process.
You will need:
- Empty plastic unicorn tip bottles or glass dropper bottles, preferably with childproof caps.
- Latex gloves.
- Blunt tip syringes for precise and accurate measurements.
- Vegetable glycerine (also known as VG), and propylene glycol (also known as PG). These products are FDA approved and they are already used in a wide variety of foods we eat.
You use VG and PG to make your base. The liquid you have before you add any flavouring and or nicotine. It can be anywhere from as high as 80/20 to as low as 50/50 VG to PG. Ensure you stay in this range for safety purposes.
After creating the base, the next step is to add flavour and infuse herbs as needed into the base for the desired concentration and taste. There are various ways you can go about the steeping process. However, the easiest approach is to cap the e-juice in bottles and let them sit in a dark room for several days.
THC E-Juice Infusion
With the basics of how to make THC vape juice mind, let us delve into the process of infusing THC into the base using shatter or wax. If you are interested in creating your THC E-Juice from buds, you will have to learn a much more involved and longer process. For starters, you will need to extract the THC from raw plant materials. Get information on how to do this from this post.
The steps given below assume you have already extracted THC or you have purchased concentrates.
Making homemade rosin is as easy as placing buds in wax paper and applying pressure and heat. You can even use a simple tool such as a hair straightener.
- 1 gram of hash oil (shatter, wax, or rosin are good options) [available on WoahStork]
- A bottle of the e-juice mix of VG and PG that suits your taste
Get a ceramic bowl and flatten your shatter, wax or other hash oil extracts. Cover the shatter or wax with wax paper to ensure it does not stick to the spoon.
Thereafter, you should melt your wax. There are two ways of going about it. You can place the bowl with the shatter, wax, or hash oil in warm water until it melts. Alternatively, you can use the microwave to melt the concrete. Use the setting to heat the concentrate for a minute.
Add drops of your VG/PG mix to the wax. Start by adding about 30 to 40 drops. Stir for a minute or until the VG/PG mix and wax incorporate completely.
Let your concoction cool completely. The mixture should have the consistency of honey. However, if it is too thick, you can add some more VG/PG mix. First, warm the mixture again and then add a few more drops until you get a consistency you like.
Add your THC-infused vaping e-juice to your vape pen or liquid vaporiser and enjoy it!
These are the steps you follow when creating your own THC E-Juice. Naturally, when you vape, the vapour will have the smell of cannabis. However, it will not be as concentrated as is the case when you smoke a joint.
Whether you start from making your own hash oil using finely ground buds, or you use wax or shatter, you can use your vape pen or mod for cannabis consumption.