I’m about to make my fourth batch of Chaga tinctures! Since we can’t culture Chaga in the lab I receive mine from a contact in Sweden, who ethically sources it from the wild forests there.
My procedure is threefold in order to get the most out of the raw material:
- Extraction in Vodka (38% alc.)
- Hot water extraction (4h in H2O)
- Soxhlet extraction (96.4% alc.)
In the end I mix the components to get a solution that contains about 30-35% alc. for storing it long term. This is always a little bit different since the volumes of each fraction varies for each of the runs.
So far I haven’t developed a set recipe to work with. It is the aim of this thread to develop exactly this recipe and improve the product quality.
In the next posts I will go into each of the steps, describing the process more in detail.