WORK IN PROGRESS
In this little HOW TO, I am going to show you how to extract the LSA from a batch of Morning Glory, or Hawaiian Baby Woodrose seeds. Here is what you will need.
A few jars
Pure Naphtha or some Toluene. (I used Toluene)
3500 Morning Glory seeds OR 125-150 HBWR seeds
Some strong alcohol. I used Ever Clear. If you cant get that, Ive heard that Bacardi 151 will also work.
Step one. Get the seeds
Step two: Grind the seeds.
You need to grind them almost into a powder. But not too much. If you grind them so much that they go through the coffee filter, then well, you are screwed.
I got this grinder from Wal-Mart for $15
Step Three: Soak the seeds
This is one of the parts you need to really pay attention to. There are some solvents you DO NOT want to use. Mainly because they leave a residue when they evaporate and you dont want that. I used Toluene and it evaporated very clean. You cant put too much of the Toluene (or what ever you use), just make sure there is enough to cover the seeds. I let this sit for about 24 hours, shaking it when I passed by it.
That layer between the liquid and the seeds is just really really fine ground up seeds. You DO NOT want to ground them all up like that, but some will. If you do them all that fine then most of the seeds will go right throught the coffee filter.
Step Four: Let the seeds dry.
Pour the seeds out throught a coffee filter and get as much of the solvent out as possible. I used two coffee filters and squeezed it to get most of it out.
Then spread the seeds out in thin layers on whatever you want. I used paper plates so I could just throw them away. Let it dry over night.
[h]There shoud be no smell of solvents left once the seeds are dry. If you smell solvent then they are not done drying, or you used the wrong stuff.[/h]
Step Five: Soak the seeds in the Alcohol.
After the seeds are completely dry and free of any solvent smell, pour them in a jar and then put some alcohol in. You are supposed to put 50 mL of alcohol in, but with 3500 seeds its impossible. I just poured it in till I had enough. We will get to how to get around this obstacle later.
Step Six: Wait
Step Seven: Strain the alcohol.
This is where you will learn from others mistakes. USE HBWR seeds. If you use Morning Glory you have to use 3500, and trying to get all the alcohol out of that is impossible. I probably lost more than I got.
Step Eight: Get the dirt out.
There will be alot of that fine powder in your liquid. Let it sit till it all settles then pour the liquid out, leaving the dirt. I did this a few times, rinsing inbetween pours to get all the dirt out. When I was done, I took the dirt I had left and made what I call a "trash hit" Basically putting the dirty stuff in its own container and saving that just incase.
In this picture you can see the dirt I had left. I used a small syringe and sucked it up around the dirt, then pouring the rest of the dirt out.
Step 9: Let the alcohol evaporate. (You can skip this step and go out and drink the alcohol if you want. But I had to use more than the 50 mL of alcohol, so I wouldnt have been able to tell what was one dose, so I just let it all evaporate.)
You will be left with this yellowish brown gunk. THIS is what you want.
Then if you want ( I wouldn't recommend it. Its hard as hell to do unless you have the right tools) you cna put the gunk in gel caps.
I should be able to do it this weekend and Ill let you guys know how it goes. Untill then, I am keeping it cool and in a dark place because LSA will last longer like that. I have it in my mini fridge.
I probably missed something, so if you have something to add, feel free.