44 episodes

The Modern Extractor is a podcast about the processes, equipment, and science found inside a cannabis extraction laboratory. Season one focuses on the process of ethanol extraction and post processing into either distillate or isolate. Season two focuses on hydrocarbon extraction and the craft concentrates that it can produce. Each episode digs deep into a particular stage in the extraction and finishing processes, and we discuss the various approaches with industry expert guests. Episodes are released in an order which follows the work flow through a lab, following material closely through the process from cultivar to concentrate.

The Modern Extractor Jason Showard

    • Science
    • 5.0 • 47 Ratings

The Modern Extractor is a podcast about the processes, equipment, and science found inside a cannabis extraction laboratory. Season one focuses on the process of ethanol extraction and post processing into either distillate or isolate. Season two focuses on hydrocarbon extraction and the craft concentrates that it can produce. Each episode digs deep into a particular stage in the extraction and finishing processes, and we discuss the various approaches with industry expert guests. Episodes are released in an order which follows the work flow through a lab, following material closely through the process from cultivar to concentrate.

    S5 E06 - Short Path And Processing SOPs For Water-Clear D9 Distillate With Breaking Dabs

    S5 E06 - Short Path And Processing SOPs For Water-Clear D9 Distillate With Breaking Dabs

    Cannabis oil distillation pioneer, Breaking Dabs, joins us for the second installment of our long interview. This week he walks us through the his full SOPs for turning un-winterized crude into water-clear D9! From first pass distillation on a short path, to winterization, Mag-sil filtration, saline washes, finial distillation, and packaging. Get ready to take notes!

    • 1 hr 48 min
    S5 E05 - The Early Days Of Cannabis Oil Distillation With Breaking Dabs

    S5 E05 - The Early Days Of Cannabis Oil Distillation With Breaking Dabs

    Cannabis oil distillation pioneer, Breaking Dabs, joins us to talk about the early days in the distillation game. We discuss his humble beginnings in the industry, and how his natural chemical curiosity and penchant for tinkering and exploration led him to the forefront of cannabis oil distillation as the industry emerged. Stay tuned for part 2 of the interview next week, where we will get technical with SOPs for water clear distillate, Breaking Dabs style!
    (Part 1 of 2)

    • 1 hr 16 min
    S5 E04 - Mushroom Extraction Techniques with DiNKLB3RG, Founder Of Bat Country Cultures

    S5 E04 - Mushroom Extraction Techniques with DiNKLB3RG, Founder Of Bat Country Cultures

    DiNKLB3RG, master mycologist and Founder of Bat Country Cultures, joins us to discuss the science and techniques of extracting active alkaloids in mushrooms. We go through SOPs for soxhlet extraction and ultrasonic bath extraction, as well as discussing solvent choices and extraction system design. He is full of tips and tricks for every stage of mushroom extraction and finishing techniques!
    (Part 2 of 2)

    • 1 hr 24 min
    S5 E03 - Mushroom Breeding And Cultivation With DiNKLB3RG, Founder Of Bat Country Cultures

    S5 E03 - Mushroom Breeding And Cultivation With DiNKLB3RG, Founder Of Bat Country Cultures

    DiNKLB3RG, master mycologist and Founder of Bat Country Cultures, joins us to discuss the science and techniques of mushroom breeding and cultivation. We go through SOPs ranging from home to industrial scale operations, and pick apart the various tools of the trade. He is full of tips and tricks for every stage of breeding and cultivation.
    (Part 1 of 2)

    • 1 hr 4 min
    S5 E02 - The Science Of Oil Purification With Sheldon Lotspeich, CEO Of Carbon Chemistry

    S5 E02 - The Science Of Oil Purification With Sheldon Lotspeich, CEO Of Carbon Chemistry

    Sheldon Lotspeich, Co-Founder and CEO of Carbon Chemistry, joins us to discuss the science of cannabis oil purification and refinement through the use of media. We cover their full range of offerings, what they would be used for, and what is happening on a molecular level during the process. We also discuss why one would choose a powdered vs. a granular media, the fantastic new hires that Carbon Chemistry has recently made, and their one of a kind Carbon Bonding networking events.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    S5 E01 - Disrupting LPG Extraction With Zack Lantz Of Illuminated Extractors

    S5 E01 - Disrupting LPG Extraction With Zack Lantz Of Illuminated Extractors

    Zack Lantz, Co-Founder and CTO of Illuminated Extractors, joins us to discuss their game changing LPG extraction systems. Join us as we discuss their innovative system designs which allow for efficient operation without ancillary chillers and solvent recovery rates that are unrivaled. We walk through their system offerings, as well as specific SOPs for extraction and finishing the highest end concentrates. Zack gives us the tek for his favorite, 'Water on Rocks'.

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

L_C_F ,

Great show

In depth, thoughtful, well researched

k8dub ,

Great podcast for the cannabis nerds

Jason is a great host, knowledgeable about the science, the equipment, and the business of cannabis. His passion for the work shines through. The guests he hosts are also usually very interesting and informative.

brettkenny ,

Best extraction podcast out there!

I have learned a lot in the last week and a half of listening to this podcast. From hydrocarbon extraction to solventless to EtOH. This has made an impact on my team of 23 employees helping them become more educated in the field they are so passionate about.

I would pay money for this information and it is accessible for free. Thank you for everything you have done so far and cannot wait for future episodes.

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