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How to Make Concentrates at Home

 Hello I’m Chef Sky from Infuzed Cookin.   Welcome to my Colorado kitchen.

Today we are going to talk about- How to Make Concentrates at Home

The Source Turbo is safe and effective way to make concentrates.  In this video you will find out why concentrates are easy to make, what you will need to make potent concentrates, and how to successfully make concentrates at home.

Thank you and let’s get infused……….

 Why Concentrates are Easy to Make

The Source Turbo is easy to use. You mix cannabis and food grade alcohol into a cold wash tincture from the freezer. The tincture gets poured into the Source’s crucible, put on the cover and turn the Source on, which creates a vacuum. The alcohol is boiled at a lower temperature under a vacuum.  In about 2 to 4 hours your concentrate will be finished and the alcohol reclaimed for use.

Each wash can yield between 2 to 4 grams of concentrate from about 1 ounce of cannabis (depending on strain and quality).

Fact: The Source Turbo is so much fun and easy to use it will become a hobby and an obsession.

Chef’ Notes: What kind of concentrates does the Source Turbo make? The Source Turbo makes concentrates so they can be vaped, dabbed, smoked, or used for cooking. Depending how long of a purge, concentrates can be thick oil to a thin shatter.

What You Will Need to Make Potent Concentrates

Kitchen Items:

Source Turbo

Silicone matt

Small silicone spatula

Silicone or glass cups for storage

Dab Stick


QWET Tincture filtered and ready to be placed in crucible

How to Make Concentrates at Home

1. Put the crucible in the Source and start the process.

2. Start the Source using the green button or with the mobile app.

3. There are two modes: normal and turbo

4. The app is for viewing temp, vacuum, time remaining and altitude settings. (App is optional and not required to operate the Source)

5. Turbo takes about 2-hours and Normal takes about 4-hours.

6. The Oil remains in the crucible

7. Ethanol is reclaimed for re-use.

8. The oil from the crucible is the foundation for any type of concentrate. Stop the evaporation process towards the end so you can pour the oil out of the crucible.

9. Pour the oil onto the silicone mat to purge or evaporate any remaining alcohol in the oil.

10. Use a dab stick to whip the oil occasionally to speed up the purging process.

11. The oil is ready to use.

12. Place the concentrate into glass or silicone cups for storage or decarboxylation.

Fact: The Source has altitude tuning. The feature creates an optimal vacuum and temperature balance for peak extraction performance at almost any altitude.

Chefs Notes about the Wash:

Pour enough frozen ethanol over the frozen cannabis until it’s covered.

The Ethanol begins to work between 3-20 minutes.  Called the “wash”. 

The 3-20 minute is the range to work with depending on the cannabis .If the wash is too short the yield will be limited, but if it’s too long your extract will contain unwanted plant matter.

 If using shake or trim a shorter wash must be used.  If using flower broken up by hand a 20 minute wash will provide a better yield.

Agitation can help break down the trichomes on flower in the wash, chopped up trim it will allow more green plant matter into the wash. 

Find a balance with agitation; quality flower can handle agitation better than shake and trim.

Thank you and Happy Extracting………………………..

Kitchen Items:

Source Turbo

Buchner Filtration system

Filter paper 110 MM (slow and fast)


Mason Jars

420 Extractor (Food Grade Alcohol)

Stainless steel coffee filter


14 Grams Cannabis Shake (First test of Source Turbo)

420 Extractor

How to do a Quick Wash (QWET) – Buchner Filtration

1. To do a QWET extraction for edibles, start with fresh decarboxylated cannabis. Gently break up flower by hand until pea sized. If using shake or trim, just use it as is.

2. Place the decarbed cannabis into a mason jar and put it into the freezer with the alcohol. (Overnight)

3. Once the correct temperature has been achieved, working quickly pour alcohol into the jar of cannabis until covered. Screw on the lid and gently swirl for a few seconds. Place both jars back into the freezer immediately. For the next 5 minutes, gently swirl the jar of cannabis once a minute, keeping in the freezer until complete.

4. After 5 minutes, remove the lid and pour the mixture through a quick draining stainless steel mesh strainer into another jar.

5. Cover the strained cannabis with more cold alcohol and place back into the freezer. The second wash will be for 10-minutes, straining the alcohol into a different jar you used to collect the first wash and place that jar back into the freezer.

6. Set up the Buchner filter and attach to the Source Turbo for a vacuum to operate the filter.

7. Place a filter paper in the Buchner ceramic top and prim the filter with alcohol.

8. Next Remove the first wash jar from the freezer and immediately pour the contents into the Buchner Ceramic Top with the primed filter. Pour the contents from the flask into a clean jar.

9. Replace the filter and prim the new filter, remove the second wash from the freezer and pour into the Buchner ceramic with the primed filter.

10. Compare the two washes and determine if you want to add the two washes together for extraction.

11. The Tincture is ready to be placed into the Crucible in the Source Turbo for evaporation.

Fact: The first wash can extract 75 to 80%, leaving the balance for the second wash. The second wash may be different from the first. If you look closely at the washed plant matter you can see when the trichome heads are gone and what’s left looks like wet fur.

Thank you and Happy Infusing..

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