Full Extraction Cannabis Oil (FECO)
Today’s episode is Full Extraction Cannabis Oil or also known as FECO.
FECO is a very concentrated cannabis extract. To extract the trichomes from the flower food grade ethanol is used then boiled off leaving you a highly-concentrated, thick cannabis extraction. FECO can be used in a multitude of ways from edibles to topicals to vaporizing.
FECO is one of the best extracts for those seeking relief using cannabis. The highly concentrated extract has been shown to help many Veterans and patients with a variety of ailments. Often only needing a grain sized dose for full day relief. FECO can also be mixed into a carrier oil for easier use when cooking with it. The lasting effects can be felt for anywhere from 5-8 hours.
Using a Magical Butter Machine we will first create a tincture using 30 grams of decarboxylated cannabis to 500ml of Ethanol (Everclear). Put all ingredients into the MB and turn it on the tincture setting at 130F for 4 hours. When the Magical Butter is finished with the cycle strain through a cheesecloth and allow to cool.
After your tincture has cooled put in a mason jar, cover it, and place in freezer for 6-24+ hours. This process will freeze any impurities that may be left in the tincture. When tincture is ‘frozen’, remove from freezer and strain through a coffee filter. You’ll be left with a beautifully clear tincture ready for the next step.
At this stage we want to boil off the alcohol in order to be left with a thick concentrated extraction. In order to do this you will need a well ventilated area and a pan or crock pot. In this video we used the pan method ensuring windows were open and away from open flame. For the crock pot method you could plug it in out side and allow to simmer on medium-high heat with lid off until finished.
To get the full extraction cannabis oil out of the pan/crock pot you can use a 10ml syringe or rubber spatula into awaiting dish.
Well, it is a long process needing almost 2 days to complete, but so well worth it.
For more info on how to infuse cannabis into different mediums, check out our “Cooking w/ Cannabis 101” series. If you are interested in becoming a medical cannabis patient, please reach out to Spartan Wellness.