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
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!
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!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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'.
Best cannabis podcast out there!!!
Jason does an amazing job of asking the right questions and leaving no stone unturned for SOPs. Has great use of jargon and breaking down scientific terms so us “layman’s” can understand. Thank you for all the hard work to make this podcast possible 💗🙏🏼
In depth, thoughtful, well researched
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.