It is used to extract oils out of plants, using the plant material and grain alcohol.
This machine can save you a lot of time and effort in creating as close to pure cannabis oils as possible, without as many of the safety concerns in dealing with alcohol fumes.
Simple to use, 100% isopropyl alchohol is placed in the machine and will flow through the plant material to leach out the vital oils. Then the alcohol is evaporated by the thermostatically controlled heating element.
Aluminum fins, located in the top of the device condense the alchohol which will then flow back through the plant material.
It works similar to a coffee maker.
After that, the plant material is removed and the reclamation cup is put in place to collect the alchohol, which leaves you with the vital oils reclaimed in the bottom of the stainless steel unit.
It can extract plant oils out of almost any plant you can think of and because of that it has many uses.
It can be used to create:
The idea of isomerization was introduced in a slim booklet, CANNABIS ALCHEMY by David Gold, published in 1973.
Thai Power, Inc. created and produced an isomerizer in 1975 for $275.00, then in 1976, they introduced a new model called ISO2 for $159.00.
Other companies produced imitation isomerizers called Maximer for $29.95 and another one called Kik for $69.95 soon after that.
Even though they were expensive for that time, it was estimated that 20,000 had been bought.
By 1982, isomerizer ads and isomerizer imitators had all but disappeared, due to introduction of anti-paraphernalia laws.
Now, you can go on Ebay and purchase an original circa 1970's isomerizer, but you better be willing to shell out the dough. The 4 I have seen are $449.99, $499.99, $1250.00 and $1420.00, pretty steep for a used machine that is over 30 years old.
A definite NO. If I am going to spend at least $400.00, I am going to get a new machine, not someone's 30 year old worn out piece of junk.
So now I just have to come up with the 500 dollars.