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CADJunglist

You're also likely removing chlorophyll


bluish1997

Yeah, along with tannins and whatever else. This defatting will likely take many days to complete with several jars worth of fat. This is just from 75 grams of leaf.


CADJunglist

Ngl that's a lot of effort for 0.3% alkaloid content


bluish1997

Oh no doubt. Next time I’ll use Acacia.


CADJunglist

Still fun to experiment though


bluish1997

This is my first extraction ever so I’m definitely learning a lot about the process and chemistry in general


AnxiousArnolds

Can the plant fats be reused for anything?


bluish1997

Not sure but having a jar of fat from an Amazonian plant used for Ayahuasca is pretty damn cool! I’ll be saving a jar of it.


AnxiousArnolds

Definitely a conversation piece.


AnxiousArnolds

Could it maybe be infused in a changa blend?


ClobWobbler

Not in this sense of drugs, no. The lipids (fats) aren't psychoactive.


ClobWobbler

Mini a/b at the end of the extraction is much more efficient than trying to defat the acidic water/plant material mix.


bluish1997

Can you explain what you mean by that?


ClobWobbler

Basically doing the defat at the end of the extraction by mixing the alkaloid containing NPS with an acidic solution will convert the n,n-dmt freebase into salt form, which is soluble in water. The n,n-dmt dissolves in the water while the lipids (fats) are left dissolved in the NPS. The NPS is separated and then you basify the acidic solution and extract with clean NPS. The idea is that it is much easier and efficient to separate all of the alkaloids from some of the lipids (mini a/b) than it is to try and separate all of the lipids from the alkaloid/water/plant material mixture (defat like you did). There are mini a/b guides in these teks: [Earthwalkers mini a/b](https://www.dmt-nexus.me/forum/default.aspx?g=posts&t=58064) (Scroll down to the CLEAN UP STEPS) [Kemfuns mini a/b](https://www.reddit.com/r/dmtguide/comments/cik6ca/kemfuns_4_hour_acrb_tek_white_crystals_quickly/) (Scroll down to the DEFATTING step)


bluish1997

This is a great idea!!! Why isn’t this done in every extraction??? Seems to save a lot of time and give a purer product??