: All shit below is probably illegal everywhere and only for research/ethobotanical purposes. I take zero responsibility for anything you will ever do. (Silly isn't it?) Don't do drugs kiddies.
Ok. So, DMT extraction. Today I will be presenting one of many methods, which falls under the category of an acid/base extraction. This probably takes the most time of any extraction but will result in a very pure product.
1: Plant matter containing large amounts of DMT, I recommend the root bark of Mimosa hostilis, available here
as of 1/27/2012.
2: Acetic acid, white vinegar will do fine.
3: Sodium hydroxide (lye), available as Roebic brand Crystal Drain Cleaner, also at Lowe's. (confirm) Note that lye is a watched chemical (in the US, other countries?) due to its use in the production of methamphetamine. I doubt that this drain cleaner is watched, although it is ~100% lye.
4: Either a large pot and a heat source or a large crockpot.
5: A freezer set as low as possible (rule of thumb is that if it doesn't freeze ice cream hard it's not cold enough).
6: The largest (surface area) Pyrex pan that you can fit in your freezer.
7: Tools to first cut/tear and then powder your plant material (pliers, knives, blender, whatever works).
8: Full range PH strips or a digital PH meter.
9: Misc. glass jars and funnels.
10: Jugs of distilled water.
11: Naptha, available as paint thinner. Xylene is fine too, any non-polar solvent really.
12: A scale.
13: Assorted vessels for measuring liquid volume.
14: Vinyl gloves.
Part 1: Preparation of bark
Weigh out your bark and note the weight. Note that Mimosa hostilis averages about .5% DMT by weight, though some people claim they have extracted up to 1.6%
Next tear the bark into pieces small enough to fit into your blender/medieval grinding device. Grind as fine as you can. Also, do not allow your grinding device to heat up during this step, if it does, stop and let it cool before continuing.
Part 2: The acid cook
This step will convert the DMT into a water-soluble form, a DMT acetate salt.
Acidify an excess amount of distilled water by mixing one part vinegar to three parts water. You are aiming for a pH of 4. Use a digital pH meter or litmus paper to determine the pH of the solution. Place all the bark into a pot or crockpot and fill with the acidified water, ensuring all the bark is well covered. Be careful when moving the powdered bark, don't sneeze on it! Bring the mixture to a light simmer and proceed to cook for a further hour. Once complete, pour off and save the liquid. Perform this step a further two times.Combine all liquids and filter out the fine bark particles through a muslin cloth. Reduce all liquids down to a few liters on low heat. This may take several hours. For your own sake BE SURE that your kitchen has adequate ventilation. Humidity can build up quicker than you think and before you know it your ceiling and walls may be dripping in oily red acidic liquid! A stove with a fume hood above will work fine.
Converting this mixture to a base will turn the DMT acetate into it's freebase form, the freebase form is soluble in naptha, while the acetate is not.
Let the reduced acidic solution cool to lukewarm and pour into a HDPE jug like the one the water came in. Add lye 10 grams at a time until the pH reaches 14, this could take up to 100 grams depending on the amount of liquid. The solution will turn black, don't freak when it does. Two safety notes, adding lye to water is an exothermic reaction, so go slow, and lye is extremely caustic so wear gloves. Once the solution is basified and stable, swirl it around to homogenise the mixture. DO NOT mix it, we don't want bubbles, swirl, don't mix.
Part 4: Initial naptha extraction
Naptha is a non-polar solevnt and can be used to remove non-polar substances (DMT freebase) from polar solutions (water).
This step should be done while the solution is mot to maximize yields. If your solution has cooled use a hot water bath to warm the jug, DO NOT apply open flame or direct heat to the jug.
Note that naptha and it's fumes are flammable. So don't spill this onto your heating element/flame and make sure, once again, that everything is ventilated. I have heard of people setting themselves on fire doing this.
Pour ~250mL of naptha into the basified solution. Put the lid on and shake. Note: The first few shakes will cause a rapid production of vapors which must be released. Watch the pressure carefully and release frequently! Adequate ventilation is a must at this point. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes. Watch closely you will see two layers. The top layer is the naptha layer which now contains the DMT base and some fats and oils from the bark. Using a siphon device or some other method, separate top non-polar layer from the bottom polar layer. Experiment with different ways to do this (turkey baster, ghetto separatory funnel, etc..) and find one that works for you, if you have massive balls you can try decanting it.
Repeat another two times and combine all three pulls. For the third pull use 500mL of naptha instead of 250mL. Remember to ensure that both the solution and naptha are HOT to aid in the extraction. For the third pull, add another 50 grams of Sodium Hydroxide to the solution before extracting and shake well, this will heat the solution significantly.
Step 5: Acid wash
As the naptha solution DMT freebase and plant gunk, we are now going to remove the DMT from the solution and leave the plant gunk behind.
This will be done by washing the naptha + DMT + plant gunk solution with acidic water, resulting in the DMT base once again becoming the water-soluble salt DMT Acetate and migrating away from the naptha, leaving behind the plant gunk.
Again, acidify an excess amount of distilled water by mixing one part vinegar to three parts water. You are aiming for a pH of 4. Use a digital pH meter or litmus paper to determine the pH of the solution.
Add approximately 250mL of acidic water to the naptha solution. The mixture does not need to be hot, in fact it is better if all liquids at this step are kept at room temperature. This will keep the plant gunk from migrating to the water with the DMT. Using the same siphoning method in Part 4 , siphon off the top non-polar layer from the bottom polar layer, this time keeping the polar layer (acidic water).
Part 6: Basify
Once again, in preparation to extract the DMT from the acidic water solution, we are going to basify the liquid. This will again convert the water-soluble DMT acetate salt into the water-insoluble DMT freebase. Note that no plant gunk exists in the vinegar solution; the solution at this point consists only of acidic water + DMT acetate.
Slowly add ~60 grams of Sodium Hydroxide to the solution to raise the pH to 14. Use a digital pH meter or litmus paper to determine the pH of the solution.
Part 7: Final naptha extraction
We will now extract the DMT freebase from the basified solution with naptha.
Measure 250mL of naptha and add it to the basic solution. Heat the mixture in a hot water bath and shake. Allow the layers to separate and siphon and separate, keeping the non-polar layer this time (naptha). Repeat step two more times and combine the naptha extractions.
Again, for the third pull add another 30 grams of Sodium Hydroxide (to reheat) and extract with 500mL of naptha.
Part 8: Freeze precipitation
Our solution is now clean enough to proceed to removing the DMT Base from the naptha.
Pour the solution into a pyrex and with the help of a fan, evaporate approximately nine-tenths of the solution. You may notice that your solution has turned milky and an oily film has formed on the glass where the solvent has been evaporated. This is actually a bunch un-crystallised DMT. If you want to get your efficiency up then heat up the solution with a hot water bath and swirl it around plenty to re-dissolve all this DMT.
Place the solution in the freezer and resist all temptation to disturb it for at least 48 hours.
After 48 hours or more, pour off the naptha being careful not to lose any floating DMT crystals with it.
Evaporate all excess naptha with either a fan or just leave it alone until no scent of naptha remains.
Once the DMT is dry you can scrape it out and admire the end result of your hard work.
Closing notes and tips
Vaporization is best method for using DMT.
This is currently version 1.01, updates to come over the next months as I test this method.
This method is adapted from Lextek
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-The Alchemical Man, 2012