What is Dry Ice Extraction?

Dry ice extraction is the process by which the crystals (called trichomes) that grow on herbs are separated from the herb in the most efficient manner. This is desirable in the case of cannabis for instance, because the crystals hold the highest concentration of THC. The dry ice extraction method is by far the fastest, cleanest, and most effective method available today.

The previous method of crystal extraction was done with a large five-gallon (among other sizes) bucket, multiple bubble bags and ice water. But that’s not all, you also need a mixer of some kind, one that attaches to a drill is best, and an old-fashioned ice scraper.

After set-up, you mix the ice, water and herb mixture for 20-40 minutes. After straining the bubble bags, you scrape the product left on the screens with the ice scraper and that is your extract.

Compare that with a dry ice extractor. A dry ice extractor has one container and one bag with a 185-micron screen. That’s it. No need for water, a mixer or an ice scraper.

By combining the herb and dry ice in a can and poly bag, then vigorously shaking them, the result is the desired extract within second…not hours. A video shows the process here. (http://www.kangacan.com/catalog/dry-ice-extraction-videos.html)

Dry ice is the perfect material for the process for a couple of reasons. First, it’s five times colder than regular ice. This removes the crystals faster and more efficiently. Dry ice doesn’t melt, it sublimates. An incorrect layman’s term would be “evaporates.” The process of sublimation takes the dry ice from its solid form to its gaseous form. This results in a far cleaner extraction method. The dry ice because of its extreme cold temperature makes the trichome stock brittle which causes the crystals to harden and fall easily from the plant.

After just 40 second of shaking the herb and dry ice, the extract will fall through the screen (and onto a clean surface.) This first batch of the extract will have the highest concentration of THC. Continue for another or so, and you will have more extract. This will a slightly lower concentration of THC, but will still be of excellent quality. Continue this process for three to four turns.

You will see the color of the extract change from a yellow gold (highest quality) to a brownish green (lowest quality.) And that brings us to the final advantage of the dry ice extraction method. No need for multiple screens. The additional shaking does the job that five bags with different sized screens used to do. You just need one bag and one screen.

That’s it, the entire process can be completed in less than ten minutes.

WickiePipes Affiliate


  1. Hi there, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you get a lot of spam comments? If so how do you reduce it, any plugin or anything you can suggest? I get so much lately it’s driving me crazy so any help is very much appreciated.

  2. I’m amazed, I have to admit. Seldom do I encounter a blog that’s both educative and amusing, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. The problem is something that too few people are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy I came across this in my search for something relating to this.

  3. I used to be suggested this web site by means of my cousin. I’m now not certain whether or not this post is written by means of him as no one else understand such particular approximately my trouble. You’re incredible! Thanks!

  4. First of all I want to say fantastic blog! I had a quick question which I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to know how you center yourself and clear your thoughts before writing. I have had a difficult time clearing my thoughts in getting my ideas out. I do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are wasted just trying to figure out how to begin. Any recommendations or tips? Appreciate it!

  5. Fantastic blog you have here but I was wanting to know if you knew of any community forums that cover the same topics talked about here? I’d really like to be a part of online community where I can get comments from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Thanks!|

  6. I’ve been browsing online more than three hours nowadays,
    but I by no means found any fascinating article
    like yours. It’s beautiful price sufficient for me.

    Personally, if all site owners and bloggers made excellent content as you probably
    did, the net will probably be much more helpful than ever before.

  7. I do consider ɑll the ideas you’ve introduced iin your post.
    Ƭhey’re very convincing andd can certainly ѡork. Nonetheless, the posts are vedry quick
    for beginneгs. May just yⲟuu please extend them a littⅼe from next timе?
    Thank yyou foor the post.

  8. Wonderful website you have here but I was wondering if you knew of any community forums that cover the same topics talked about here? I’d really love to be a part of community where I can get feed-back from other experienced individuals that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Appreciate it!|

  9. I needed to send you that little observation in order to say thanks a lot again on the stunning strategies you’ve featured at this time. This has been so particularly open-handed with people like you to deliver unreservedly all that many of us would have offered for an electronic book to generate some bucks for themselves, primarily considering that you could have tried it in the event you wanted. Those things as well worked like the good way to realize that other people online have the same desire much like my own to know the truth great deal more on the topic of this condition. I think there are a lot more pleasurable moments ahead for people who go through your blog post.

  10. I in addition to my guys happened to be analyzing the nice solutions from the blog and the sudden I got a horrible feeling I had not expressed respect to the web blog owner for those strategies. Most of the young men appeared to be absolutely joyful to see them and now have very much been enjoying them. Thank you for genuinely considerably kind and then for making a choice on some terrific resources millions of individuals are really desperate to learn about. My personal honest regret for not expressing gratitude to sooner.

  11. I would like to express some thanks to this writer for bailing me out of this particular situation. Right after scouting throughout the internet and obtaining things that were not productive, I assumed my entire life was gone. Living minus the approaches to the difficulties you’ve fixed all through your main review is a critical case, and the kind which might have negatively damaged my entire career if I had not noticed your blog post. Your main know-how and kindness in touching all the stuff was very helpful. I’m not sure what I would’ve done if I had not come upon such a subject like this. I can now look forward to my future. Thanks so much for your specialized and sensible help. I won’t think twice to endorse your site to anybody who should get guidelines on this topic.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *