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    #18598818 - 07/23/13 10:58 AM (4 years, 3 months ago)

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Re: Reishi extraction help [Re: thcisme]
    #18598949 - 07/23/13 11:36 AM (4 years, 3 months ago)

Sounds like you've got the process right :thumbup:

You could probably just use 80 proof and be fine, your final mixture if half tincture / half decoction should be 20% alcohol which is enough.  I can't think of anything in the absinthe that would hurt anything though :shrug:

Make sure to calculate your volumes so that the final mixture is over 20% abv and you're good to go!


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    #18599013 - 07/23/13 11:57 AM (4 years, 3 months ago)

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thcisme said:
I'm going to make a reishi mushroom tincture but I can't get everclear, grain alcohol or basically anything over 40% in the UK (80 proof) HOWEVER someone I know is willing to sell me a bottle of absinthe which is 72%.

Would this work okay?  I know the alcohol content should do the job but Would any of the herbs in absinthe interfere with the extraction?

Here's what I'm planning to do:

(1) Shred 500g of dried reishi and fill the jar approximately half full. I have a fairly huge jar that holds 2.5 liters / half gallon

(2) Fill to the top with absinthe.

(3) Leave this to brew for approximately 5 weeks shaking and stirring periodically.

(4) Strain the tincture and place in a bowl.

(5) Simmer the leftover reishi in a pot with water for about 2 hours to extract the polysaccharides.

(6) When finished ill add this water back to the tincture.


Is that it or am I over simplifying things here? Any help would be appreciated.


Thanks




Is distillation feasible? If you really want to use absinthe, anything that has a high abv will work, but you might get some funky flavors.


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Re: Reishi extraction help [Re: Ieponumos]
    #18599262 - 07/23/13 01:00 PM (4 years, 3 months ago)

I've decided to ditch the absinthe don't think I want a green tincture that tastes odd lol I've ordered a bottle of white rum called wray and nephews that's 63% Abv.

I'll update the thread with pictures in the near future when the reishi/alcohol arrives.

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Re: Reishi extraction help [Re: thcisme]
    #18599398 - 07/23/13 01:40 PM (4 years, 3 months ago)

Wouldn't regular 80 proof vodka work just fine?


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Re: Reishi extraction help [Re: raceme]
    #18599509 - 07/23/13 02:10 PM (4 years, 3 months ago)

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Wouldn't regular 80 proof vodka work just fine?




Seems to be mixed opinions on this... from what I've read 80 proof vodka should work but I'm going with 120 proof because I assume it will make a stronger tincture.


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    #18603853 - 07/24/13 11:07 AM (4 years, 3 months ago)

I've been reading how vitamin C helps with the absorption of polysaccharides so I'm curious would it be a good idea to add vitamin C powder to the jar? and if so should I add it from the start or the finished tincture?


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