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APRIL2010 ThefollowingalcoholextractiontekiswhatIconsidertobealmostthegreatestdiscoveryinthehistoryof thereligioususeoftheanciententheogens.Inalltherecordsandreportsaroundtheworldoftheuseof naturalplantentheogens,thereisauniversaltruth.Andthattruthisthattheplantentheogensdemanda seriouspricetopayforthemtoshowtheirwonders,andthatpriceisaverybadstomachreaction.Usually, vomitingisapartoftheexperience.Andthatisbecauseonehastotakealotoftheplantmaterialtogetthe entheogenicpowertherein.Butthistekhaschangedallofthat.Now,theeasytogrowlittlemushroom psilocybecubensisisnowthekingoftheentheogens.Thismushroomisacknowledgedasoneofthe "weak"entheogens".Butnotanymore.Itisnowthemostpowerfulofthemall,puttogether.Sowhenone addsthistektothePFTEK,thepinnacleofentheogeniclifeandexperienceiseffortlesslyinthehandsof all.

PFMAGICMUSHROOMLIQUEURTEKCRYSTALSOF THEGODS

Crystallineextractprecipitatedin190proofalcohol"EVERCEAR" Leftbeakerextractfrom16gramsdriedshrooms Righttubeextractfrom9gramsfungi

MAGICLIQUEURtheultimatetripupdate
ManyyearsagoPFexperimentedwithalcoholextractionofdriedmagicshroommaterial.Tomakethe storyshort,PFfoundthecrystals.But,PFdidn'tmentionthatwhenPFwrotethePFmushroomextraction tekandpublisheditinthePFTEKbook(1996)andposteditatthiswebsite. PFhasmonitoredtheWEBforalloftheseyearsandhasseennopostsconcerningthisamazinglyeasyway toextractandseriouslyconcentratetheshroomsmagic.PFhasalwayssaidthatthisextractionteksolves the"problems"ofimpotentormediocremagicshrooms. Then,finally,thispostappearedontheWEBataninteractivemycohobbyistwebsite:

SEARCHER BySearcher(Novice)onSaturday, November16,200206:29pm: Edit Mymostexcitingpieceofbeginner'sluckcamewhenIgotridofsomecakesthatseemedstalledintheir development(and/orhadreallyunevensurfacecolonization)bysplittingupanddryingthemyceliumfor useinplaceofmushroomdusttocreatetheliqueurdescribedinthefollowinglink: http://www.fanaticus.com/liqueu~1.htm Bylettingtheresultingliqueurcontinuetodryout,Iwoundupwithambercoloredcrystalsthatcouldbe crushedandplacedingelcaps.Afewhundredmilligramsofthisextractsentacuriousfriendofmineinto orbit,andnowhe'sbeenbuggingtheshitoutofmetobutcherALLofmycakestoconcentrateonthis extractandforgetabouttryingtogrowshrooms.Heclaimsthetripshegotweremuch"cleaner"(whatever thatmeans)andthatthestuffcertainlytastesbetterthantheshroomsthemselves. BySearcher(Novice)onMonday, November18,200205:05am:Edit AsIrecall,therewereabout6or7jarsthatseemedtohavegoodmycelialdevelopment,butcolonization wasveryuneven,orsoslow,thatIabandonedthemtoputbetterjarsinmygrowchamber.Ratherthanjust tossingouttheslowjars,IdecidedtobreakthemupandtryProf.PF'sextractiontechnique.Bytheway, thealcoholseemedtoabsorbalotofwaterfromtheairitnolongersmelledofalcohol,andthedrying processsloweddownalotjustbeforetheambertarandthenthecrystalsappeared.Iusednoheat,butkept alargefanblowingontheliquidoveralarge,shallowcookiesheet. BySearcher(Novice)onTuesday, November26,200212:53pm:Edit Behold,cystalslittlewhitesnowflakesjustusing99%isopropyl

BySearcher(Novice)onSunday, December08,200202:55pm:Edit Herearetheresultsfrommyfirstmethanolsoak: Yielded3.85gramsofcrystalsfrom8ouncesofmycelium.Butwait,there'smore!Rememberwe'redoing three,consecutivesoaks.Lookslikewe'llbegettingevenmoreresiduesoutofsoaks2&3: Miscellaneousnotesonthemethanol:You'llnotethatthisresidueuslighterincolorthanresiduegleaned fromthewatersoaks.Also,thisresiduecomesoutdryernointermediate"tar"stage. WhentheProfessorinstigateddialogueaboutSEARCHERSenthusiasticpostsabove,othersjoined inandfoundSEARCHERtobeonthemoney.Andheretheyare. ByTechnohippie(Technohippie)onSunday,December22,200204:58pm:Edit Itestedmy20gdriedshroom,24ccSolution.AWESOMEisalligottosayIhadoneoftheBESTtrips ever.Westartedwith1cceachandstartedfeelingtheeffectsalmostimmediately.Within10minwewhere havingthefulllevel1experience.WedecidedtotakeanotherCC,Tookustolevel2....Within10min.By thistimeitwashardtokeeptrackoftime.Butwedid1moreCCandthatwasallweneeded. NOunpleasentsideeffects...Noupsetstomach,ordizziness...nothingnegative.ItwasVERYeuphoric, veryclear.Weweretrippinghard,yetwecouldthinkveryclearly.Couldn'talwaysspeakclearlybutthe thoughtswereprofoundandclear.Thevisualswhereawesome....everythingwassoaliveandbeautiful. Themoonwasfull...sothatmadeforamagicalevening. Thegreatestthingabouttheextractwasthecontrolwehadoverthedosage.Eachdosagewasequalwith magiccontent.Unlikewhenyoueattheshroomsthemselveswherethemagicalcontentwillbedifferent fromshroomtoshroom.So,dosageisn'tquiteasaccurate.I'vesplitabagofshroomswithafriendbefore andgotoffwaymorethanhedid...onthesameshrooms.Withtheextractwebothknewweweregetting thesameamount. I'vehadtea,chocolateshrooms,cookedwithmagic..evenpsychedeliccoffee,andthisisbyfarthebest methodofconsumption.Iwillbetestinghowlongtheextractlastsinpotency. Ihadthisinthefreezerforaweek...anditwasstillverypotent. Anywayguys...thereismyexperiencewiththeliquid.Freakinawesome! ThankyouPROFandSearcherforbringingthattech.outtous.I'veneverheardofliquidshroomsuntil now!WOW! I'llpostmyotherexperimentswiththisintime. Peace&Lighttoall!! TechnoHippie

ByJ.ClayMcwilliams(Jclaymcw)onMonday,December23,200209:50pm:Edit Ivedonetheextract,andyeahthetripisdifferent.Ifelthappierontheextract.Nobadsideeffects.Itdidn't comeonthatquickthoughitwasjustalittlefasterthanaregulartripandthepeakwashardtodetermine. myfriendswhohavesideeffectslikestomachdiscomfort,headachesandbellybuttondiscomfortsaidthat theyhadnoneoftheusualsideeffects. Itwaseverclearevaporateddownto3grmsper8cc. ByTechnohippie(Technohippie)onMonday,December23,200211:41pm:Edit Lookslikewegotawinnerhere.LastnightitestedtheextractonsomeVERYwillingfriendsofmineand theyhadthesameexperiences.OneofthemgetsBADstomachcrampsandusuallytheshitswhenheeats shroomsordrinkstea...butwiththeextracthehadnothingtoreportbutpurebliss!Theybothhadan amazingtripVERYsimilartotheonethatIhadandreportedearlier. Ithinkthatfortheserioustripperthisextractcouldbethepreferredmethod...Iknowitisbecomingmine Takecareall...Haveawonderfulholiday,remember:thetreelooksawesomewithapairofmagic goggles!! Peace Technohippie BySearcher(Novice)onSunday,December22,200207:46am:Edit Almostanyliquidwillextractsomethingfromtheshroomsthemselvesorthemycelium.Evenwaterwill work,producingabrownsyrupthatcanbedriedintoastickytar.Onlytheacetonewasabustinextracting themagicbutitdoesextractsomeothercrudthatmightmakeitagoodprewashformoreserious extraction's.Recappingtheresultsofthetestsusingotherspirits,99%isopropyl,151proofethylalcohol, and99.9%methanolmethanolwasthehandsdownwinnerforgettingthecrystals.Oncetheprettywhite crystalshavedried,theycanberedissolvedingrainalcoholforapotentelixir.Thecrystalstendtoabsorb waterfromtheairunlesstheyarekeptinaheavilydesiccatedchamber. Roo(Tehuti) PostedonSaturday,May22,200411:30pm: hasanyonetriedsoakingshroomsinalcoholtogetthegoodiesoutofthem? PFusedtohaveagreatTekonhissiteregardingthis.Ihavedoneit,anditworkswonderfully.Itsavery cleantrip. rodgerrabbit(Skyypilot) PostedonSunday,May23,200407:53am:

Agreed,theliquoristhewaytogo.Iliketostoptheprocessjustbeforecrystalsform,asit'seasierto measurefordosing.WhenInoticethesolidsbegintoseparatefromtheeverclear,addjustabitmore everclearandheatthemixturetodissolvethesolidsbackin.Thisseemstogivethemostpotent,measurable dose,andit'sdependable.1ccoftheliquidseemstomatch2gofdriedproduct.ThebestthingisNO stomachupset. SollythePrintman(Soliver) PostedonTuesday,June08,200410:18pm: Goodstuff IfollowedacombinationofPF'sextractionandtheguidelinesIgleanedfromRogRabbit TookoneOZshrooms(Iusedlastyear'sbatchofPR'sstillVERYpotent,butinneedofconsumptionI wouldn'tbeheartbrokeniftheyweretoasted,etc,duetomyincompetence) Groundupshroomsinthe'olcoffeegrinder,PuttheminaquartjarAddedonePINTofeverclear(Rog says2oztoafifthisgood,butIwantedtostartwithasmallerbatch...) Iputitalltogether,shook,putonthecounter,andshookitwheneverIwalkedby.Imeanttostrainitallthe nextday,butitendedupsittinginthereforaboutthreeweeksI'dsayIshookitanaverageoftwicea day... Whileitwassittinginthere,about1/4oftheeverclearevaporatedoutofthejarstrange...mustabeenan airleakorsomething? Anywho,yesterdayIstraineditthroughametalstrainer,thenthroughacoffeefilter,thenthrough2coffee filtersandendedupwithabout250mlofliquid. Justforcontinuity'ssake,Iaddedafewml'sofevercleartomakeitaneven280... sonow10mlsoffluid=1gramdry... tried10mlsinsomegrapejuiceyesterday,cleantrip,notummyproblems(yeah!!)andagoodtimehadby all(me,myself,andI). Ifyouhaven'ttriedthis,youshould!! (secondpost) NOstomachupset,noweirdrampupitremovesallthenegativesofshroomsandleavesyouwitha wickedhitthatblowsyourtopoff... Thefirst15mlwasputintoasmallglassofcranberryjuiceandconsumed.Iwentupstairsandgotinthe shower,asismycustom,andbeforeIevenhadmyhairwasheditwascomingon.BythetimeIwasout, dry,anddressed,Iwastrippingmynadsofflessthan15minutes.

MywifeandIagreethatthisstuffisalmosttoogoodshroomshaveadownside(forme)thatkeepsmein checkbuttheliquortakesthatallaway. Idon'tthinkI'lleverchewashroomorchokebackahandfulofstinkypowderagainI'msoakingallmy shroomsinliquorfromhereonout. Ifyouhaven'ttriedthis,I'dstronglysuggestit. IreallyunderstandwhyPFsaidthatthisisthemostimportantdrugdiscoverysincethePFtekhe'sright! Sol Hippie3(Admin) PostedonWednesday,June09,200412:30pm: quote: Wouldonehavetouseanymorealcoholtoextractif,say,onewereusingsome80proofvodkaratherthan some200proof?Isabsolutelyallthemagicextracted? noandyes.anditdoesn'ttakemorethanafewminuteseither.i'vemademyfriendsmagicshotsbysoaking choppedfreshiesinwhiskey5minutesorsothenstrainingofftheliquorintoshotglasses,worksevery time. quote: Howlongdoesanextractionlikethisremainpotent,andwhatisthebestwaytostoreittoretainpotency? asforstorage,addingsomeVitCtothesolutionwillhelpslowthebreakdown.thentheextractshouldbe storedincolddarkairlessconditions,likeinanopaquebottleinthefreezer.fillitnearlyfulltoeliminatethe airandthenseal,shouldbegoodseveralweeksatleast,dependingoninitialpotency. TheLonePrintman(Soliver) PostedonFriday,July02,200401:53pm: Idosedmyown"elixir"lastnightyetagain,andIcansaythatit'skickass...Ofcourse,it'salwaysgoodto startwithpotentfruits,butwhatyourfriendplansondoingsoundsAOKtomePrettymuchtheexact samethingIdidexceptIletminesoaklonger(Idon'tthinkitmatters). Itookadoubledoselastnightwoof!Goodstuff,comesonwithin1015minutesandpeaksaboutanhour later.Afterawhile,IswearIcouldseerightthroughthetableIwassittingatseemedtocrossthespace timecontinuum(sp?)withmyeyeballs... Iusuallytakemystandarddose,thenbumpit2hrslater,butdecidedtohititallatoncelastnightthe effectsweredevastatingIwasapuddleitwasawesome. (psmine'sbeeninthefreezerfor2monthsnowwithnolossofpotency)

ShedTheMonkey(Shedthemonkey) PostedonSunday,October03,200404:33pm: Mymonkey'sbrothergroundup48gramsofdrymushiesandputtheminaquartjar,coveredthemushies with153proofgrainalcohol(besthecanfindintheseparts)andputitinadoubleboilersituation.Aftera halfhouroflettingthealcoholboil(withoutlettingthewaterboil),thewholemesswasfilteredwith5 micronfilterpaperinaBuchnerfiltersystemusingavacuumcleanerforthevacuumsource.Theliquid wasputaside,andthedryfiltratewasputbackinthejar,coveredwithalcoholagainandboiledforanother halfhour.Repeatedfiltration.Mixedthetwoextractliquidstogether. ThewifeandIdidabioassay.Shesaidhertripfeltaboutequivalenttoa30gramfreshietrip.Ifeltabout somewherebetween40to45gramsfresh.Itwasweirdthatfromdrymushiesthatdefinitelyhaveadistinct feelfromfresh,theextractfeltmorelikefreshandTHEREWASABSOLUTELYNOTUMMY UPSET!!ThiswasaboutthestrongestdoseIcantakeandnotenduptalkingtothegoddessatthepeak.

SHEDSCRYSTALSfrom153proof WARNINGONALCOHOLSHROOMEXTRACTION Thoth(Dr_hyde) PostedonWednesday,September15,200401:29am:

Ifinishedoffthelastfewmilsofmylastextraction.Therewasabitofsedimentinthebottomofthebottle. Ididnotthinknothingofit,anddrankitexpectinga4gramtypetrip. Igotmoreofa20or30gramtrip.Thesedimentmusthavebeenalmostpuremagic.Ihavedone20grams driedbeforeanditwasmanytimesmoreintensethanthat.Itwastotallyfreakinginsane.Actuallyquite interesting,butnotsomethingIhopetodoagaininafewyearsorso. Thiswasabout200gofdrymaterialtoeverclear,theBIGbottle.Itsbeeninthefreezerfor4months,gave mostofitaway,guessIgotthebestpart.. Strangeryetnobadstomachatall.Ihadtoforcemyselftopurge. Itjustworemeout,verytired.

THECRYSTALSOFTHEGODS
(anonymousexperimenterwhofollowedtheProfessors190proofextractionTEK)

Suckerfree(Suckerfree) PostedonWednesday,August18,200407:26pm: March5,2003 PsilocybeMushroomExtractions DearDr.Shulgin: AfriendofmineperformedaSoxhletextractionof12gramsofpowderedPsilocybecubensis,using95% ethanol.Whenthe60mLofextractcooledtoroomtemperature,manysmalltransparent,colorlesscrystals hadformedonthebottomofthecontaineranddidnotredissolveonagitation.Doyouknowwhatthese crystalsare?Journeyman DearJourneyman:

Thereisafascinatingreportintheliteraturethatgivesaquantitativemeasurementoftheefficiencyof extractionofbothpsilocybinandpsilocinfromthemushroomPsilocybebohemica.Thecitationtothe articleisKysilka,R.andWurst,M.,PlantaMed.Vol.56pp.327328(1990).TheseCzechoslovakian scientistsstudiedtheefficiencyofbothmethanolandethanolassolvents,eachcontainingvaryingamounts ofwater.Theresultswere,tome,bothunexpectedandmostprovocative. Theisolationofpsilocybinseemedtobequitereasonable.Thisalkaloidisreasonablysolubleinboiling waterfromwhichitcanbenicelycrystallized.Itislesssolubleinboilingmethanol,andalmostinsolublein boilingethanol.Andtheextractionefficiencyisoptimumwithmethanolandalmostasgoodwithethanol. Withboth,thelesswaterpresent,thebetter.Thecompoundis,afterall,aperfectexampleofazwitterion, theinternalsaltofaphosphoricacidandanaminebase. Butthenumberswithpsilocinarestrange.Withaqueousethanol,theoptimumextractionwaswitha70% ethanolconcentration,andtheextractionefficiencydroppedalmosttozerowhentherewasnowater present.Butmethanolwasextremelyinefficientregardlessoftheamountofwaterpresentinit.These researcherswereapparentlysurprisedbythesefindings,astheyexploredfurtheranduncoveredotherclues. Timeisafactor.Psilocinisextractedatamuchslowerratethanispsilocybinbecauseitiscontained intracellularlyintheplant,andthusslowertobegottenout.Theyconcludethatmanyofthelowpsilocin assaysofmushroomsareduetothisdifficultyofgettingthealkaloidoutoftheplantandintotheextracting solvent.Usingthisinformationtheydeterminedthatthelevelsofpsilocybinandpsilocinaresubstantially thesameinPsilocybebohemica,inconflictwiththepublishedliteraturevalueswhereverysmallamounts ofpsilocinwereobserved. Efficientextractionapparentlyrequirespatience. AstotheidentityofthecrystalsthatweredriftingaroundinthecooledSoxhletreceiver,fromtheirbeing insolubleinethanol,andwhite,andtransparent,Iwouldguessthatyouareseeingpurepsilocybin. Dr.Shulgin

GOTTLIEB
Then,afteralittleinteractionatthewebsites,PFfoundthisextractiontektakenfromabookbyAdam GottliebattheEROWIDwebsite. THEPSILOCYBINPRODUCERSGUIDE byAdamGottlieb1976 EXTRACTION Crumbleandpulverizethedriedmycelialmaterialandcombineeach100mgofthismaterialwith10mlof methanol.Placetheflaskinahotwaterbathforfourhours.Filtertheliquidswithsuctionthroughafilter paperinabuchnerfunnelwithCelitetopreventclogging.Collectandsavethefiltrateliquids.Heatthe slurry(themushinthefilterpaper)twomoretimesinmethanolasbefore,filter,andaccumulatetheliquids ofthethreeextraction's.Tobecertainthatallofthealkaloidshavebeenextracteddoasmallextraction

withaportionoftheusedslurryandtestwithKeller'sreagent(glacialaceticacid,ferrouschloride,and concentratedsulfuricacid).Ifthereisavioletindication,alkaloidsarestillpresentandfurtherextractionis inorder. Inanopenbeakerevaporatetheliquidstototaldrynesswithahotwaterbathorbyapplyingahairdryer. Becertainthatalltracesofmethanolhavebeenremoved.Theremainingresidueshouldcontain2550 percentpsilocybin/psilocinmixture.Greaterpurificationcanbeachieved,butwouldrequireothersolvents andchromatographyequipmentandishardlynecessary. Each100gramsofdriedmyceliumshouldyieldabout2gramsofextractedmaterial.Thisshouldcontainat least500mgofpsilocybin/psilocinmixedoraboutfifty10mgdoses.Theoreticallypsilocinshouldhave thesameeffectupontheuseraspsilocybin.Theonlydifferencebetweenthetwoisthatthelaterhasa phosphatebondwhichdisappearsimmediatelyafterassimilationinthebody.Inotherwords,inthebody psilocybinturnsintopsilocin.Psilocybinisafairlystablecompound,butpsilocinisverysusceptibleto oxidization.Itisbesttokeeptheextractedmaterialinadryairtightcontainerunderrefrigeration.Asackof silicagelcanbeplacedinthecontainertocaptureanymoisturethatmayenter. DOSAGE Thestandarddoseofpsilocybinorpsilocinfora150lbpersonisa620mgdose.Wewillfigurethe averagedoseas10mg.Thecrudealkaloidextractionprocessgivenhereyieldsabrownishcrystalline powderthatisatleast25percentpure.Eachmasonjarshouldcontainatleast50gramsofwetmycelium. Afterdryingthiswouldbeabout5gramsofmaterial.Thecrudematerialextractedfromthisshouldcontain 2530mgofpsilocybin/psilocinorroughly23hits.Thisyieldmayverytosomeextentdependingupon severalfactors.ManyofthesespeciescontainlessofthesealkaloidsthandosePsilocybecubensisandthe alkaloidalcontentofthisspeciesmayveryindifferentstrains.Cultivationconditionshavealottodowith yieldtoo.Highertemperatures(75degreesF.)causemorerapidgrowthbutlesserpsilocybincontentthan dolowertemperatures(70degreesF.)Onemusttesteachnewbatchofextractedmaterialtodeterminethe properdistributionofdosages.Dependingonthepotencyofthemyceliaandhowwelltheextractionwas conductedthedosemayrangebetween25and100mg.Alsobearinmindthatthedosevariesfordifferent individuals.

STAMETS
PaulStametsevenmentionsextractioninhis1996book"PSILOCYBINMUSHROOMSofthe WORLD".Quotepage5051"AnothermethodIhaveseenistosoakcrushedmushroomsin75+% ethanol.AFtertwotothreedays,theroughagecanbefiltered,leavingadarkblueelixirthatcanbe decantedaccordingly.Foreveryfresh5gramsofmushrooms,2530millilitersofalcoholisrecommended. Psilocybinandpsilocindissolveintothissolvent,andthealcoholalsoactsasapreservative.Ireallydon't havemuchexperiencewiththistechnique,buthavetalkedtopeoplewhosayitistheirpreferredmethod. SOmecallthis"bluejuice." Stametstekisnotverygoodforseveralreasons.Hesaystostartwith"fresh"shrooms.Itisalwaysthebest waytofirstdrythematerialtobeextracted.Watergetsinthewayofthesolvent."BLUE"isnotgood

either.Bluingisevidenceofthemagicbeingbrokendownorcompromised.Ithinkitisthe"fresh"material thatdoesthat.Driedmaterialdoesnotblue.Bluingisdamageandoccurswithbruisingoftheshroomflesh. Stametsagainsaysonpage56"...themorethemushroomsarebruised(blued)thelesspotentthey become." ButwhatisimportantabouttheStametsquotes,isthatheknowspeoplethatbelieveextractionisthe superiorwaytogoforthemagic.

MEDIOCRERATINGFORCUBENSIS
TheonlycriticismthathaseverbeendirectedtowardsthePsilcobyeCubensisspecieis"Onthepsilometric scaleofcomparativepotency,P.Cubensisgetsaratingof"moderatelypotent,"P.Stamets.Thatisnotthe best.Anditseems,thatpotencyisthenumberonegoalofalltheseekers,acceptthenewcadreofshroom growersonthewebthataremoreinterestedinthehobbyofmushroomgrowingthananymagic production. Thisextractiontechniqueistheanswertotheseriousseekersofthemagic.WhatPFwouldrecommendis toextractwitheasytogetliquorstore190proofethanol,andmakemagicshroomliqueursandelixirs.The advantageoftheliqueuristhatitisagoodwaytopreservethemagiccrystals.Exposingmagiccrystalsto theairisaquickwaytobreakdown.Butinafreezerinanelixirofalcohol,themagiccrystalscancertainly lastalotlonger.Thiswaydeliverspotencyfarfarbeyondanynaturalmagicshroom.Whenoneconsiders theextractmagicindosesofaround.1.3gram,nomagicshroomcandeliverthat,unlessextracted.So thatputsthelowlyPsilocybeCubensistothetop,becauseofitsonereallygreatattributeTHEEASIEST TOGROWbyfar. Thistechniquedescribeshowtoextractpsilocybinfrommagicmushroomswithpure190proofethyl alcoholandmakeamagicmushroomliqueurofconcentratedpsilocybintoeffectapowerfulpsychedelic doseaspotentasdesired.Theentireprocessinvolvesonlytheshroomsandalcohol.Thealcoholis untaintedwithchemicalsandpoisonsbecauseitcanbeeasilyacquiredfromaliquorstore(UnitedStates) eitheroverthecounter(insomestates)orwithaspecialpermit(moststatesseeendofarticlesection "procuring190proofethylalcoholfromaliquorstore").

ALCOHOLEXTRACTIONOFTHEMAGICCRYSTALSby ProfessorFanaticus
SUPPLYLIST Shrooms 190proofethylalcohol(GOLDENGRAINEVERCLEARect) Pyrexglasswidemouthslurrysoakingvessel Stovetopboilingwaterpot(slurryvesselsitsinside)"doubleboiler" Funnel,andvacuumfilteringsetuporDustpollenmasks Smalldeskfan

Stirringtoolsspatulas Acquirequalitypsilocybecubensisshrooms(harvestedbeforeorjustastheveilsopenandcooldriedwith desiccant).Themoreshroomsusedinthebeginning,themorepotenttheconcentrationcanbewhen finished.Useatleastseveralgramsofdriedshroommaterialtomaketheprocessworthwhileandeffective. Theshroomsneedtobethoroughlydry(rockhard)toallowpulverization.Topulverizetheshrooms,put themintoasmallstrongziplockplasticbag(freezerbag),coverthebagwithamagazine(forprotectionof thebag)andpounditwiththerubberheelofalargeshoe.Or,powdertheminasmallcanistertypecoffee beangrinder. Inaheatresistantsoakingvessel(Pyrexglass),combinetheshroompowderwithseveraltimesitsvolume with190proofEverclear(ethanol).Thisisthe"slurry".Placetheslurrysteepingvesselinapanofboiling water.Raisingtheslurrysoakingvesseloffthebottomofthehotwaterpanisagoodideaforpreventing seriousstickingoftheextracts.Theslurrywillstarttoboil.Turnthewaterboilingpanheatdownandlet theslurrysimmerandsteepforafewhoursatawarmhottemperature.Alcoholboilsatalower temperaturethanwater.Watchthetemperaturesclosely.Thingscangettotallyoutofhandandruinedvery quicklywithoutcloseattentionpaid.Stirthehotmixtureperiodicallyandoftentokeepthingsloosewithno sticking. Afterthehotsteepingandwhiletheslurryisstillhot,filteritthroughfilterpaper.Thisisprobablythemost importantpart.Agoodfiltrationwillbeefficientandwillkeepmostoftheshroommaterialout,makingfor acleanextraction(cleanofshroomsthatisbutheavyonpsilocybin).Asmalllabtypevacuumpump poweredbottletopfilteringfunnelwithfilterdiskholdermakesitalleasyandfast,withlittlewaste. Collectandsavethefiltrateliquids.Heattheslurry(themushinthefilterpaper)oneortwomoretimeswith the190proofasbefore,filter,andaccumulatetheliquidsoftheextraction's.Thephotosatthetopareof extraction'sdonetwice. Ifthereisnovacuumfilteringdeviceathand,inexpensivedustpollenmasksmakegoodfiltersforthe slurry.Theseareavailableathardware,drugandpaintstores.Theyareusuallywhiteortancolored,fit overthenoseandmouthandareheldontothefacebyarubberbandattachedtothefilter.Fashionthe filteroverthemouthofadrinkingglass.Squeezethefilterandslurrytoextractthealcohol.Therearemany detailstodealwith,butdoingitoncerevealsthemall.Experienceisthebestteacher.Storetheextracted alcoholinafreshbottle. EVAPORATIONANDCONCENTRATION CombinethefilteredalcoholextractsintothePyrexsteepingvessel.Placeasmallelectricfannearthe vesselandpointtheairflowdirectlydownintothevesseluntilthesurfaceofthealcoholripples.Thiswill speedtheevaporationandconcentration.Theprocesswilltakeseveralhours.Themorealcoholextract thelongertheevaporationtime.Asthealcoholevaporatesandthelevelrecedesdownintotheglass,wash theresiduethatadherestotheinsideoftheglassbackintothesolution.Anyfumesthataregeneratedwill beharmlessbecausethealcoholisanonpoisonousdrinkablespirit.Keepflamesawayfromthesolution purealcoholisveryflammable. Onecanalsouseheattoevaporateandconcentratetheliqueur.Useadoubleboilertypeofsetuptoheat

andevaporateoffthealcoholtoconcentratetheliqueur.Atthispoint,withhotconcentratedliqueur(no crystalprecipitate)itisbesttogoimmediatelytothestoragetek(seeDosageandStorageattheend). Theconcentratedshroomliqueurwillhaveapungentmushroomyaroma(likefungiperfume).Also,a whitecrystallinekindofprecipitatewillforminthealcoholliqueur(seeabovephoto)asitcools.Storeitin smallscrewcapbottlesorvialsinthefreezer.Alcoholdoesn'tfreezesolidandwillremainliquid. IMPORTANTGUIDELINES 1.Usewarmhottempswhensteepingtheinitialslurry(shroomalcohol).Useadoubleboilerfortheslurry vessel.Avoiddirectheattothebottomsoftheslurrysoakingvessels.Theextracthasatendencytobakeon andstickveryeasily. 2.Agoodfilterisamust.Labqualityfilterpaperhelpsforacleanerextract(lessshroomstuff).Asmall bottletopvacuumfilteringfunnelwithahandsqueezevacuumpumpandfineslowflowfilteringpapersis perfectforthissmallextractiontek(lookforthe47millimeterfiltersizedsetups). 3.Whenfilteringtheslurry,doitwhileitishot. 4.Whenheatedintheinitialslurry,thepsilocybinalkaloidextractsarefreebasemolecules.Inthefinal liqueuroncooldown,thefreebasemoleculeswillcoalesceandformcrystals.Ittakesadayortwoforthe processtobecomplete.Thelessthefinalamountofliquidis,theeasieritisforthefreebasepsilocybin moleculestomeeteachotherandcoalesceintothewhitishcrystallinesubstance. 5.Thecrystallineextractcanbecompletelydriedbyplacingtheliqueurcontainerinfrontofasmallfanto getmostoftheliquidout.Tocompletethedrying,desiccantisrecommended.Placethesmallvesselof liqueurintoalargerjarwithqualitydesiccant.Ittakesseveraldaystocompletedrying.Thefinalcrystalline substancecanbeweighed,workedwithandexperimentedwith. 6.TEKpersonalizationthroughexperienceiswhathappenstoanyonetryingthis.Extractingplantmaterial isanancientart,andthewaysaremyriad. DOSAGEandSTORAGE Oncoolingandwithtime,thefreebasepsilocybinmoleculescoalesceintheliqueurandprecipitateintoa whitishcrystallineextractwhichfallstothebottomofthestoragevessel.ThefreebasePsilocybinmolecules cometogetherfastinthecoolalcohol. Storageanddosageprepisthesame.Iftheliqueurhasalreadyprecipitatedthecrystals,heatthefinal concentratedliqueur(forexample20gramsofdriedshroomscanbeextractedto50100milliliters alcohol)initsstoragevesselinapotofhotwater.Boiltheliqueurandstirandscrapedepositsfromthe glassastheliqueurboilslightly.Alcoholboilsatalowertemperaturethanwater.Keepthestoragevessel offthebottomoftheboilingwaterpot.Directheatisverybadfortheliqueur,makingitstick.Asthe liqueurboils,thecrystalsandextractwillremeltwithtime.Thelargeparticlesofthecrystalscanbecrushed withalongneedleprobetohurryuptheprocess.Whenthecrystalsaredissolved,administerthemagic liqueurwhileitisHOT.Usingasyringeenablesuniformityandaccuracyofthedosages.Keeptheliqueur stirreduptokeepituniform.Thehotliqueurquicklybecomescloudy(precipitate)onslightcooling.Ahot

temperatureoftheliqueurwithremeltedcrystalsisimportantforaccuratedosageadministration. Whileitishot,dispenseequalportionsoftheliqueur(10cc20cc)intosmallstoragejarswithwatertight caps.Eachsmalljarisallowedtocool,thecapisputonandthejarisplacedintothefreezerforstorage. Eachjarisequivalenttoanexactfractionoftheoriginaldryshroomweightsothatdosagecanbe accuratelycontrolledanddetermined. Whenitistimetotrip,thedesiredliqueurjars(withpotencyratings)areremovedfromthefreezer,allowed towarmtoroomtemps,thelidstakenoff,asmallfanissetupblowingairacrossthejarsmouthsandthe liqueurisevaporatedofftoamanageable"hit"(variablealcohol).Thesmalljarsthenbecome administrationvesselswheretheentirecontents(alcoholwatercrystallineextract)caneasilybecompletely consumed. PROCURING190PROOFETHYLALCOHOL("Everclear""GoldenGrain"et)FROMA LIQUORSTORE First,callawellstockedliquorstoreandaskiftheyhave190proofethylalcohol.Fullserviceliquorstores supplyhospitalsandlaboratorieswith190200proofethylalcohol.Ifapermitisneeded,callthestate liquorboard(usuallyintheStateCapital)andaskforanapplicationtogetanethylalcoholpermit.Thefee is5or10dollars.Ontheapplicationwillbeaquestionaskingwhattheuseofthealcoholwillbe.Write whattheymoreorlesswanttohear.Statethattheuseofthealcoholwillbefor"nontoxicsurface sterilizingplusherbextractionpreservationtinctureandperfumemaking"(orsomethingtothateffect). ProfessorFanaticus 2005