When it comes to cannabis oil, many people prefer the convenience of pre-filled vape cartridges. But if you’re looking to maximize your potency and customize your experience, here are four easy ways you can make your own cannabis oil for vape pens.
1.Using coconut oil as a carrier
Coconut oil is an ideal carrier oil when making cannabis-infused products because it has a high saturated fat content that helps extract the cannabinoids from the plant material. To get started, you’ll need some coconut oil and finely ground cannabis flower or concentrate. Heat the coconut oil in a double boiler over a low heat and add the cannabis product to the melted coconut oil. Stir continuously until all the material is decarboxylated (activated) and then strain through cheesecloth or a fine mesh sieve into a glass jar with a lid. The resulting liquid should be stored in a cool place until it solidifies and is ready to be used in your vape cartridge.
2.Using vegetable glycerin as a carrier
Vegetable glycerine (VG) is another popular carrier when making cannabis oils for vaping, as it produces large clouds of vapour that dissipate quickly and allow for discreet vaping sessions. To get started, heat some VG in a double boiler over low heat and add finely ground cannabis flower or concentrate to the melted VG until fully decarboxylated. Strain through a cheesecloth or fine mesh sieve into an airtight container such as an amber glass dropper bottle for storage, making sure to squeeze every last drop of VG from the plant material before discarding. Once stored in a cool, dark place, this infused VG is ready to use with any refillable vape pen atomizer or cartridge that takes e-liquid, as long as you dilute it with propylene glycol (PG).
3.Making cannabis alcohol tinctures
Alcohol tinctures are one of the oldest methods of creating extracts from plants due to their ability to easily dissolve both lipophilic fats found in plant waxes and hydrophilic compounds such as terpenes, which provide flavour profiles unique to each strain of marijuana used in their creation. Creating alcoholic tinctures begins by adding crushed marijuana buds into either Everclear alcohol or food grade 190 proof grain alcohol such as vodka before shaking vigorously for 5 minutes before placing in the fridge overnight where all the active ingredients will separate from the plant materials leaving only cannabinoids suspended in the alcohol solution without any unwanted solids contaminating the finished product as other infusion processes sometimes do if not done properly.
After filtering through coffee filter paper 4 – 5 times to remove any sediment, what remains can be filled directly into any refillable vape pen cartridge using a syringe, although care must be taken not to overfill as most cartridges have a limited capacity, often holding no more than .5ml per fill.
4.Making hash oil from kief
Hashish, also known as hash, is made by separating the trichomes from dried flowers using sieves or grinders before pressing them together to form hard blocks that contain concentrated amounts of cannabinoids including THC & CBD which can range anywhere between 20%-80%. To begin making hash oil from kief, start by slowly heating the kief in a stainless steel spoon over a flame on the stove until completely liquefied, being careful not to allow the temperature to reach combustion point as this will produce smoke instead of vapour, defeating the purpose entirely, so keep the flame on the lowest setting possible, just enough to melt solidified trichome heads.
Once liquefied, transfer contents to greaseproof paper, allowing for a quick cooling period after pouring to ensure easier handling; once solidified, simply roll mixture tightly in greaseproof paper, cutting off ends and folding edges inwards to prevent leakage during refilling, if required; it is a good idea to store finished product in an airtight glass jar to extend shelf life considerably.
Finally, empty the desired amount into any refillable vape pen cartridge, either directly using a small funnel or transferring via syringe, depending on preferred method, before securely reattaching the tank to the device prior to use, taking care not to spill anything outside the chamber walls, keeping the end user safe and clean throughout the entire process while preserving the concentrates medicinal properties well beyond the expiration date printed on the label.
By using these four simple methods anyone can create their own unique blends of cannabis liquids tailor made specifically for their individual needs no matter what style pen they choose providing maximum potency vaporising experiences available in today’s modern market thanks to advancements in technology continuing to expand daily.