All Things Distillation

Distillation is not a new technology by any means, but advances in the industrial hemp industry are appearing in strides. From essential oils, to spirits, to hemp concentrates, the distillation process is critical to create a pure, refined product. So, what developments have been made in hemp oil processing equipment, and how do those developments affect the hemp industry?

Distillation techniques have been used for years in botanical extraction and commercial industries. In fact, the essential oil industry has been using this technology for many years before the 2018 Farm Bill allowed for the legal extraction and distillation of CBD from hemp. In both industries, the process is very much the same. But within recent years, much of the technology has also remained the same as well. Is there room for improvement? Yes. Does extraktLAB have the solution? We believe so.

In this episode of extrakTALKS, Dr. Jon and Randall Thompson discuss all the ins and outs of the distillation process. Listen as Dr. Jon simplifies this complicated, but crucial step in hemp extraction including how distillation works, why it’s important to create a quality product, wiped film distillation technology and extraktLAB’s advanced wiped film evaporator: the clearSTILL.

LISTEN to this episode:

[00:00] – Welcome!
[06:33] – Distillation Explained!
[08:16] – What is a Wiped Film Evaporator?
[12:31] – Process to Make CBD Distillate
[19:49] – Wiped Film Evaporators in Hemp Extraction
[24:29] – Distilling CBD
[28:46] – Wiped Film Evaporator Distillate Potency
[30:49] – How Wiped Film Distillation Works
[34:07] – Number of Wiped Film Evaporators Needed for Hemp Extraction Operation
[34:57] – Wiped Film Evaporators vs. Short Path Distillation Unites
[37:10] – Separate THC from CBD?
[44:06] – Wiped Film Evaporation & Short Path Distillation Techniques Comparison
[48:45] – Final Words

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