NOTES and PRECATIONS:
—-Mamosa Hostilis is this root bark. Other is Acacia Confucia which is different (but same extraction process)
–careful with drastic temp changes with bottles and such
–run the bark 3 to 5 times for a total of 2% yield (can run them more to get left over much smaller percentage). How old bark is can depend on the yield as well.
–DON’T EVER pour liquid onto sodium hydroxide as it’ll boil and sputter uncontrollably. Rather, always slowly add sodium hydroxide to liquid. Don’t have liquid too hot, higher than 100F, when adding. If an accident occurs and it gets on skin, for example, pour vinegar on to neutralize it.
–keep sodium hydroxide products and tools and products they touch cleaned and quarantined to themselves. Little plastic sodium hydroxide cups should only be (re)used for that.
–use induction heat (to avoid fires). Called a precision nuwave induction cooktop
–always have ventilation.
–everything is scalable.
–never throw anything away even if you think you messed up.
–water is easiest to use to clean things.
–for this project bark came in a plastic bag
–Sing and/or play music to your bark and have clear intentions and energetic connection to what you are doing
–2000 ml laboratory/scientific grade Pyrex bottle (they can make dramatic temperature changes). This was for processing 100 g bark projects at a time.
–clear Pyrex small cake pan (or use just a common small glass container—long, thin one would be ideal).
–use induction heat (to avoid fires). Called a precision nuwave induction cooktop
–Use a non-aluminum stainless steel medium sized soup pot. Avoid aluminum (stick a magnet to it and if magnetic it’s not aluminum
–smaller stainless-steel saucepan with about 3 inch size walls (or can be higher for easier use with pouring liquid out of it and such).
–(food grade) sodium hydroxide or pure Lye (don’t get on hands).
–hm digital–pH meter PH-200. Range from 4 to 14 (or something equivalent that can easily measure pH).
–steel mesh strainer
–non-polar solvent–vm&p NAPHTHA (highly flammable)
–distilled white vinegar
–distilled water (no other minerals in it)
–2 oz glass turkey baster pipet (can use some sort of 1000 ml glass separation funnel but didn’t for this project)
–paint pallet knife and rounded razor blades (for scrapping)
–250 mg supplement pill of activated charcoal
–little plastic cups
–plastic ceran wrap
–A to B (acid to base–most effective but not quickest), this project used 100 g of bark and makes about 2 g of extracted dmt
–2 or 3 times freeze and thaw bark (Trying to make bark brittle. The smaller/finer it is the better. Can avoid this part if you want and skip to putting it in a blender).
–after thawing last time get scale and weight out 100 g in a cup (we used sacred # of 108).
–throw it in a blender (used an Osterizer blender). We did 50 g at a time, on highest setting, to not stress out the blender.
–Shake contents in blender around and blend until it’s a powder or as fine as u can get it, letting the dust settle.
–pour powdered bark into a non-aluminum, stainless steel saucepan (use smaller saucepan vs bigger)
–put on nuwave induction heat cooktop
–Using ration of 4 to 1, 4 c water to 1 c vinegar. (we added another half cup of water on first extraction to get desired pH).
–the acid cook
–heat pan up to med/low heat (simmer). Keep temp under 170 F
–pH needs to be about 4 (if high def want it down to 4. If low, it’s ok if 1.5 from 4. Don’t want to add too much water that would dilute brew. Can add more water, half cup at a time if needed to get pH up to 4. If pH is high add more vinegar).
–First pH temp test done within the 1st min (It was a little below 3 for this project at about 2.7/2.8 and did not change throughout process of the three extractions).
–Put timer on for an hour at 144 F (down to 120 if want), stirring occasionally. Hour not strict as can cook for longer like 2 to 3 hours but perhaps add little bits of water if heat evaporates, if needed.
–after the hour, pour pan bark contents on top of steel mesh strainer pouring into big stainless-steel pot
–squeeze bark with hands (like extracting liquid from a sponge) onto strainer and let liquid filter down through strainer into pan
–this is the first of 3 to 5 extractions
–repeat above 2 to 4 more times with the same, leftover strained bark.
–in this project, 2nd and 3rd extraction ratio of water to vinegar is still about 4 to 1, but did 2 c water to .25 c vinegar each time
–pour strained liquid into original bark smaller saucepan and heat to low at 100 F
–add 80 g sodium hydroxide (first 50 then added 15 + 15 for this project–always slowly add to liquid. Don’t have liquid too hot, higher than 100 F, when adding it. DON’T EVER pour liquid onto it as it’ll boil and sputter. If accident occurs or get on skin pour vinegar on u to neutralize it).
–mixture should turn black.
–stir for a few minutes. pH measure at 14 (this one was at 12.5).
–after the initial 50g of sodium hydroxide, we put in two more of 15 g each for pH balancing trying to get to 14 (putting in more salt gets the pH higher)
–stir periodically for around 10 min
–pour brew from saucepan into 2000 ml bottle using little funnel (hard to do from the little saucepan as liquid went right up to the top. Maybe use bigger one next time). Around 1900 ml brew you now have
–fill now empty little saucepan with hot tap water and put the 2000 ml bottle in it, on stovetop at low/med from 150-170 F. For 10 min until next step
–Always have ventilation
–put 100 ml of NAPHTHA into heated bottle (2 oz = 50 ml, for turkey baster…100m of NAPHTHA to 1800 ml of brew)
–Shake 5-7 times every 3-7 min or so or when you see NAPHTHA (which is carrying agent of dmt) coming to top in top separate layer
–unscrew top occasionally to let out gas
–get yoga mat (something similar—we kneeled on it for this project) and be eye level with glass and ergonomically correct for using turkey baster
–take top off and turkey baster up top layer of NAPHTHA/dmt and deposit into a little glass, container, baking pan (only deposit the clear NAPH as need to allow it to separate inside turkey baster, squeezing the dark brew liquid slowly out inside original bottle until can then transfer outside to glass container, baking pan)
–last little extracted bit (last little bit can be the most important for dmt content) put in a small, pointy in the inside and middle glass cup. Allow the clear NAPH to separate from dark brew and then also pour inside little glass container with the rest
–you can let baster hold with paper towel inside jar barely touching surface to separate even more!
–plastic ceran wrap over top of glass container (DO NOT get water in this glass container)
–do the above pulling 2 to 4 more times (can use recycled NAPHTHA from other projects about 3 times, only first pull use fresh NAPH).
–can do first pull and put separate in first glass container if want a really clean good crystal. All other pulls can combine in one glass container (around 1% yield will be in first pull and all others will equal about the same).
–put glass containers in freezer for 12 hours
–after in freezer for 12 hrs, dmt will crystalize on the bottom while NAPH remains liquid on top
–when take out of freezer be quick to pour out the NAPH (remember can recycle NAPH and use 3 times) as dmt will be liquified when it comes back to room temp if in liquid
–pour NAPH out slowly/strategically so dmt powder sticks to glass and least amount gets poured out (long, thin pan would be ideal). This is the art of extraction with angling and turning the pan so dmt sticks and does not pour out with NAPH
–one can refreeze poured out NAPH in glass in order to extract the leftover dmt that perhaps was poured out with it
–dmt first run/pull should be fluffy white (1.2 g in this project), other runs/pulls are more yellowy (from more plant lipid contents) at 0.8 g for total of 2 g, 2% yield (pure dmt done in a lab is clear/translucent)
–set aside dmt frozen on the bottom of the glass container angled so gravity can naturally trickle out excess NAPH and it evaporates off and dries
–Leave for about an hr.
–after drying for an hour scrap out dmt with paint pallet knife and/or rounded razor blades and put in whatever special little container.
–anytime throughout the process sing or play music to your sacred bark extraction of dmt process. Think about your intentions and the energy you are putting into the medicine. Be intentional with this process. Spirit will know your intentions and will thus interact with you accordingly through the extraction process and with sitting in medicine spaces. Being in as authentic and clear of an intentional space as possible will always be more beneficial when dealing with medicine, plant intelligence, psychedelic, spirit interaction work.
IF NEED TO RECRYSTALIZE (if you have an interest in making more pure crystal and removing the yellowish plant lipids)
–pour powder dmt into a little glass, easy to pour cup with little bit of NAPH covering dmt
–put little glass into a pan of hot tap water (water barely touching bottom of the little glass so it heats). Pan is put on top of the cooker initially at 425 F in order to warm quickly, then move to 275, then 175 so bottom of little glass doesn’t move around as bubbles from heat can make the little glass move and perhaps spill over, which obviously you don’t want.
–after dmt melts pour in the little glass activated charcoal supplement of 250 mg
–let sit for about 15 min in total
–after 15 min take out of burner and set aside little glass cup
–charcoal goes to bottom, then as you pour out dmt turn the little glass cup and clear contents into a clean glass container making sure black charcoal doesn’t pour in
–plastic wrap glass container and put in freezer again for scrapping out 12 hours later
–can repeat as many times as want but don’t really have to do this at all or not more than once really