Calamus Extraction

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  1. enigmatic

    enigmatic Newbie

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    Does anyone know how to extract the active constituents in calamus? I
    haven't really been able to find too much information on this. Thanks
     
  2. passitbobbie

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    I have extracted calamus. Apparently the chemical is processed
    into TMA-2. If you do smoke the extract I recommend getting a
    friend or two and smoking out of a hooka as it burns super super
    slow. It took me 4 hours to smoke 1.3 grams of Xtract.
     
  3. enigmatic

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    What did you do to extract it? Was it an ethanol extraction? If anyone can tell me how that would be awesome
     
  4. passitbobbie

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    1. Sure I simply chopped it up in a blender then poured the calamus powder in a pickle jar.

    2. At this point I took 190 proof grain alcohol and poured into the jar until it covered the calamus.

    3. Then i put the cap on the jar and let it sit for a few days at room temperature.

    4. placed a coffee filter (cheese cloth preferrable) over the top
    of the pickle jar and sat there like an idiot till all the alcohol had
    drained from the jar onto the plate below

    5. Set up a fan blowing over the ethanol to allow it to dry

    6. Once dry scrape up the xtract with a butter knife or woodcarving tools

    7. If you smoke it by yourself use a torch lighter cause man does it
    burn slow and forever... it took me a good 4 hours to burn a gram or so.

    8. Calamus should be taken before meals as you will have the
    worst case of the munchies ever (coming from a person who is impervious
    from other drug induced munchies)



    But before any of that I'd try smoking some of the root in a bowl with
    your favorite herb and see if you have any bad reactions (mine was just
    enhanced high, energy and munchies).
     
  5. William_Again

    William_Again Gold Member

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    I read that the alcohol extraction isn't that great of a method and a
    bit of a waste cause you can just soak it in cold water to get the
    active chemicals out. I have no clue it thats reliable but I read that
    on the net somewhere.