Read this elsewhere on the 'net; the basic concept is that THC is relatively insoluable in water, but soluable in alcohol. The first step (steeping in water) is essentially to get rid of the stuff that would make your liquor taste like bong water...anyYou try this? Step 1: put 1/8 oz. bud in one of those things used to steep loose tea/coffee (a screen on a plunger that's pushed to the bottom of the container). Let it sit for three days; every day, push down the plunger, toss the liquid, and refill w/ water (dunno if distilled H2O or if chlorine will mess it up). Keep out of sunlight. Step 2: put the bud into a pint of 80 proof minimum liquor. Cap, shake daily, keep out of sunlight. After a week, strain out the solid material and dispose of the evidence. Enjoy your concotion, possibly in a dark bottle to keep the sunlight out. Sounds inefficient, but a discreet way to enjoy one's THC.