Now that you have managed to grow your weed, it’s time to do make your favorite THC juice. This is a guide on how to make THC vape juice at home. It’s easy to make your potent weed juice at home when you have proper materials and you know the steps on how to do it.
Before we make vape juice, let’s first get to know what vape juice is and why many crave it. Vape juice is also called e-liquid or e-juice and is a combination of water, alcohol or nicotine, flavors, and vegetable glycerin or propylene glycol. This delicious concoction was first introduced in the market when the first electronic cigarettes came out to replace regular cigarettes.
Vape juice was initially referred to as a liquid that contains nicotine and was used to replace cigarettes by people who want to stop smoking. Therefore, if you want to refer to vaping as a way to stop smoking or as an alternative to smoking, use the term vape juice. But if you want to refer to vaping to get high then it’s THC vape juice.
THC vape juice is simply the same thing as vape juice. It’s made with alcohol or water, food-grade flavors, PG or VG, and the final touch: THC concentrate. This makes THC vape juice better for recreational or medicinal cannabis smokers.
Over the years, different forms of THC vape juice have sprouted in the market. But overall, these products may be classified into three: CO2 extraction, tinctures, and liquid THC. Another type of vape juice is a potent cannabis oil called Rick Simpson Oil (RSO). RSO is a very potent type of oil but you need to dilute it in water or oil before you add heat.
Many consumers prefer to consume THC vape juice because this is concentrated THC. THC vape juice effects are very similar to smoking a very high THC weed strain. First-time users and those with low tolerance to THC will experience the following side effects: disorientation to time and place, increased reception to stimuli, euphoria and extreme hunger, or the munchies.
Some people do not feel these effects at all or may only feel slight euphoria and hunger and can function after consumption. Also, the number of doses or takes will affect the high. A user who consumes THC vape juice for the first time may have the same effects as someone who’s taking consecutive doses.
And because you’re taking very potent THC, you can benefit from the effects therapeutically. You may use THC vape juice to deal with conditions like chronic pain, nausea, vomiting, lack of appetite, depression, anxiety, and other medical and mental conditions.
Before you make your THC vape juice, it’s important to learn about the possible side effects of taking THC vape juice. Because this is potent cannabis you will experience the following adverse effects
Never take THC vape juice or any other THC product unless you are in a safe place. Be sure to take a moderate dose and never go over your prescribed dose. And always have your finished product tested to determine the accurate amount of THC in your vape juice.
Now that you know the advantages and some disadvantages of using THC vape juice and THC products, we can now focus on how to make vape juice. Here are the three different methods explained in great detail.
This THC vape juice extraction method makes use of Propylene Glycol or PG as well as Vegetable Glycerine or VG. This is the most time-consuming way to make vape juice but it’s one of the easiest to do. Most aspiring THC extracts makers prefer to use this extraction method because it’s a very straightforward process and guarantees you won’t make any mistakes.
This process simply requires grinding your buds, “baking them” and mixing with the VG or PG. Let his mixture sit for at least three months. You may need to mix it now and then. Here are detailed instructions.
This THC vape juice recipe also contains VG and PG but you can make this in just 3 hours. This is faster than the first method because heat is used to extract THC from the PG and VG mixture. People who can’t wait three months and won’t buy expensive rosin presses often use this short term THC extraction process.
Making THC vape oil using a rosin press is one of the most effective. It is also the quickest especially when you’re ready with the needed concentrates. If you don’t you need to use a Rosin Press or you can use homemade equipment like a pair of straighteners you use to tame hair.
The goal is to extract Rosin wax that can be added to an electronic cigarette juice to create THC vape juice. With this method, you will extract rosin wax most efficiently and quickly.
If you don’t have a rosin press, consider these steps
The best temperature to press the nugs is from 250 to 280 degrees Fahrenheit or around 120 to 140 degrees Celsius. It’s hard to determine if you have the correct temperature when you’re using hair straighteners so use a thermometer.
Boil a small kettle of water. Add hot water in a bowl and place the glass container in the middle. The rosin will slowly mix with the Medical Terpenes to create a liquid with a golden color and smooth texture.
You can keep your freshly-made juice in a small glass preferably in small amber glasses with a tight lid. This will protect the contents from degradation. Commercially-prepared vape oils are mostly inside amber or dark glass bottles, the kind used in keeping medicines and supplements. A medicine dropper cap will allow you to conveniently dose up when you’re ready to vape.
Remember the following when storing your precious vape juice
Avoid keeping your vape juice near hot surfaces. Concentrate makers agree that 70 degrees Fahrenheit is the best temperature to keep vape oil bottles and cartridges. Keeping these in high temperatures will only degrade the liquid and affect the taste, aroma, and potency. Also, some cartridges may leak because of the high heat.
Never keep oils and vape juices near sunlight or in an area where there’s direct sunlight like near a window or ledge. Sunlight can degrade liquid and oil quality. This has the same effect on flower quality. When oils are exposed to light, it turns darker and will reduce its potency. It won’t be too long when the oils become no more than just regular oil.
You can keep vape liquids in a cold room but not inside the fridge or freezer. Moisture can accumulate inside the cartridge or bottle and this can cause mold and mildew. Keep vape juice in a dark cupboard or cabinet away from light and moisture to preserve the oil’s natural properties.
Store bottles and vape cartridges upright and never on the side because oils tend to leak. Can you still smoke dark vape juice oils? Yes, you can still smoke oils and vape juices that have turned darker because the darkening is simply the effects of oxidation. However, you’ll notice that the juice is less potent and the taste and aroma will not be as good as fresh oil. The potency may not be as high but is not too low as to have no effects. However, this oil remains good for consumption.
As long as THC vape juice is properly preserved, this can last for many years. It will retain its potency, color, taste, and flavor, just like the day you made it.
The only way to smoke THC vape juice is by using a vaporizer or a vape pen. You can buy one from a local vaping store or an online supplier. Avoid improvising to stay safe.
It’s hard to tell if THC vape juice is legal or not especially when you’re from the US. The best way to find out is to access marijuana laws in your area. Some states allow the use of medical marijuana only while some regulate the use of recreational and medicinal cannabis.
If you’re in a state where recreational cannabis is legal and you are old enough to buy cannabis then you may purchase vape juice from a dispensary or online shop. If you live in a state where only medical marijuana is regulated then you need to visit a doctor to get a prescription before you can buy THC vape juice products and vaping equipment.
It is also possible that in states and countries where marijuana is legal, residents can make their THC vape juice at home. But to be on the safe side, check local marijuana laws before cooking bottles of vape juices in your kitchen.
Whenever you’re working with heat or flame, be sure to have a fire extinguisher ready. Use a rosin press, hair straightener, and stoves in a well-ventilated room. Always wear appropriate attire when “cooking” your THC vape juice.
Use safety equipment. Don’t rely on faulty and questionable equipment in making vape juice. Always, wash equipment and utensils before use. Bottles used to store vape juice should be cleaned and sterilized before placing oil or vape juice in.
If you’re purchasing new equipment like a rosin press or a vaporizer, buy only from reputable dealers and suppliers. Check for safety and always read reviews. If you have a vape pen or e-cigarette, you may use this as long as the device is working properly.
Now that you know how to make THC vape juice, you may want to consider making concentrates and oils using different strains. The process is the same for all types and strains of cannabis. And of course, the quality of the flower you’re using matters a lot. Buy only well-preserved, high-quality weed from experts. You may also grow your weed to ensure you’re using safe and organic cannabis.
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