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First off, Pat the bunny does not have the proper equipment to capture magnified photos of said product, only images that illustrate his point, and are near perfect in his eyes. I myself hate the the typical tweaker mind set that puts their recollection in a crazed fog so the reader becomes confused and doesn't know whether or not to take the information as fact or fiction. The bunny knows what he saw...
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After a couple hours of looking of purifying techniques, he decided to take the easy route and gathered a bottle of 100% NAIL POLISH REMOVER.
Take a chunk of crystal weighing in around 2.3 grams, and placed that on a coffee filter, which was securely fashioned on a mason jar, by a rubber band.
Open the bottle, tore off the seal, and dumped a couple gulps, and left it for a good 30 minutes so the acetone evaporates fully.
After which, he noticed the chunk was not oily anymore, but that's about it, and it didnt seem he lost any product. Just by eye balling it.
Then he crushed the chunk up, which ripped off very easily, and took 2 grams to use for a more proper wash, and left the rest as a comparison.
The crushed up product, was placed in a pyrex jar and filled with the same acetone and left to sit for about 10 minutes. In the mean time, he used once of those hand held magnify devices, that pot growers use to look at the trichomes on weed plants, and looked at the product that had been set aside (the 0.3 g part). What he saw in the crystal looked just like the center of this photo
So after the 10 minutes were up, he dumped the acetone product through a coffee filter and left to evaporate. After doing so, the crystals looked a lot better, or more normal might be better to say.
The came the time to test the new product, well the bitterness gave him a headache and it completely killed the high. The taste had improved, and the crack back was clear, not off color, but that fucking bitter taste was too much.
If you were too lazy to read this whole post, just remember:
I have to ask two things one, are you sure therw were no additives to the acetone. Alot of. Nail polush removers contain fragrances. And other stuff to stregnthen nails. I usually use home depo brand. acetone and dried with a good disectant a common house hold one would be anhydroud MgSO4 ((epsom salt with the moisture baked out of it
Wanderingmind added 2 Minutes and 4 Seconds later...
Oh and 2. Are you sure all of the acetone had been evaporated out ?
Last edited by Wanderingmind; 01-11-2013 at 10:55.
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the second ingredient listed (after acetone) is Denatonium benzoate, and thats all it says.
Yes, after the final batch was set out to dry. He came back three days later and tested the product. Which didn't have a funky chemical taste like the others that got filtered. It's actually a lot more enjoyable.
Did you even google denatonium benzoate? It's a bittering agent used to prevent accidental (or intentional, I guess) ingestion of acetone. That's why you can't use nail polish remover, even "100% acetone" nail polish remover, as a solvent for washing meth.
You can get a quart of acetone from Home Depot for like 8 bucks. Don't use nail polish remover.
Cuts that are mostly used these days are NOT soluble in acetone. the only thing acetone is really going to do is help pull some of the oils out. that is one of the reasons why it crackbacks clearer. MSM isnt really used these days due to its ease to identify. cutter got smarter and most cuts used these days are Alkylbenzylamines, which is difficult to separate from the real because both are unsoluable and soluable in the same chemicals, meaning you can not disolve one without the other. There is also no blow off so you cant do a lighter test, tastes very close to the same, has same molar mass, and around 12C higher vapor point. A parrot that rides my pet monkey has said he has 2 viable ideas to purify and 2 additional not so likely ideas.
If you squeeze the shards of some Alkylbenzylamines shards (not sure if all Alkylbenzylamines are so easy) they will break with very little pressure. If the shard is pure cut it will all break down to fine powder. he said he has seen shards that were rerocked and the real will be left in bigger chuncks and will be much harder to crush. there may be methods in use now that pass this test, they are very crafty these days.
he says that at least one of the Alkylbenzylamines doesnt seem to give much of a cloud compared to real but isnt harsh like MSM. He says he may have noticed a very small amount of harshness, but couldnt say for sure because he was puffing herb tough 1 minute before.