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Bubble Bag/Sieve alternatives?

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OG'ers,

 

I'm looking for an alternative to bubble bags. My local grow shop has them, but they have also been in the news paper this summer for negative reasons. Seems the LEO have been staking them out and then following home customers with large purchases. At least 2 different times this has been reported on in the news paper. One of the grows had 144 plants. I'm guessing those dudes are in trouble. (non mmj state)

 

So, I don't want to go there and I really don't want to order them off of the internet and have to explain to the wife...if ya know what i mean?

 

I've read up on making Gumby hash/gravity method and I want to give it a try. I've made QWISO a couple of times with good results..Just not crazy about using the isopryl. (i know I don't need a sieve for gumby)

 

I just like to mess around and expierment....At any rate, I'm trying to find alternatives. Lot's of ideas out there but how do I know the micron size? I don't want to go through the hastle only to have a micron size that allows to many tricohomes to pass.

 

Any good ideas out there?

 

peace...

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I have tried the gumby method recently for my first time, after having filtered with my 4 bags 2 times... what i have deducted is that i have got also a few resin stayed in the bottom but my first Herborizer set of bags is a bit old now, one other US web set (old new) on a side to test again...

The things which shocks me the more is the smell of the mixture after 1 or 2 days... so you should throw out the water very rapidly with this method... veget material drip in water longtime isn't very good for sure.

25 microns are the best quality until 75 microns, it goes for the skuff...

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Thanks hiwatt...I wondered about the plant material and moisture. Has to be an issue if not dried quickly and properly. Maybe the freezer would help?

 

I found this site. It converts the measurments of sieves to microns. If you scroll down you will see that a No 200 sieve size = 74 micron. A No 400 sieve = 37 microns.

 

http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/chemistry/stockroom-reagents/learning-center/technical-library/particle-size-conversion.html

 

I thought it was a helpful conversion chart.

 

Then I found this site and it sells a N0 200 sieve (74 micron) test sieve that fits over a 5 gallon bucket. Scorll down towards the bottom of the page. Just before the squeegee thing. I couldn't help but think of how easy it would be to strain over this sieve right in to the bucket. Then scrape up the trichomes left in the sieve.

 

http://www.bigceramicstore.com/Supplies/Sieves.htm

 

I also found this...It's also No 200 sieve (74 micron) More expensive and not as practical as the one about for $25.

 

http://www.benmeadows.com/8-diatesting-sieve-brass-framestainless-steel-wire-cloth--200-sieve-designation-75m-mesh_s_220799/?srccode=cii_9324560&cpncode=30-68779605-2&CID=9OPNTG

 

Anyone ever use somthing like these?

 

peace...

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I personally use a fat splatter screen you place over a frying pan.

Bonus is..... Next time you cook bacon & eggs .....you get high lol

 

Grtz HC :P

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I personally use a fat splatter screen you place over a frying pan.

Bonus is..... Next time you cook bacon & eggs .....you get high lol

 

Grtz HC :P

 

haha I use that same damn thing.

 

I love the hash I get from the gumby method. I just made a 4g ball a few weeks ago and every bit of it melts/bubbles and gets me high. What I really love about it is the taste comes through a lot brighter, more alive than when used my 5 bag set. The bag set was old, an original from Bubbleman and they were in need of replacing but I'm sticking with the Gumby for the foreseeable future.

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Thanks hiwatt...I wondered about the plant material and moisture. Has to be an issue if not dried quickly and properly. Maybe the freezer would help?

 

I found this site. It converts the measurments of sieves to microns. If you scroll down you will see that a No 200 sieve size = 74 micron. A No 400 sieve = 37 microns.

 

http://www.sigmaaldr...conversion.html

 

I thought it was a helpful conversion chart.

 

Then I found this site and it sells a N0 200 sieve (74 micron) test sieve that fits over a 5 gallon bucket. Scorll down towards the bottom of the page. Just before the squeegee thing. I couldn't help but think of how easy it would be to strain over this sieve right in to the bucket. Then scrape up the trichomes left in the sieve.

 

http://www.bigcerami...lies/Sieves.htm

 

I also found this...It's also No 200 sieve (74 micron) More expensive and not as practical as the one about for $25.

 

http://www.benmeadow...05-2&CID=9OPNTG

 

Anyone ever use somthing like these?

 

peace...

No the material had been dried 2 or 3 month so it was completely dry, made with tap water and broken ice cubes...

I'll try again to compare the smell with others strains but i think it should make all the time a kind of nettle liquid manure after some days.

In US i bet you can find metal sieves for 20 or 30 bucks.

Thanks for the conversion's link dude...

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Right on eveyone...Thanks!

 

@OU812, great link.

 

@rev and HC, I could have guessed you guys would be on the same page. I even think my wife has a splatter screen.

 

I've done some searching and come up with some great options. Some expensive, some not.

 

I thought this one was intersting also. Not expensive and I'm sure there is a killer use for it in our "hobby"

 

http://stores.aquaculturenurseryfarms.com/-strse-SIEVES/Categories.bok

 

They are aquatic plankton/shrimp brine sieves. They go all the way down to 53 micron and are not that expensive. I would guess they would be hard to scrape out if the diameter is only 4'....some were 6' though.

 

I hope some of you will find this stuff as usefull as I did. Any more ideas, please keep them coming.

 

peace...

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I do a modified Gumby method with five gallon ez strainers. they fit on top of a five gal pail and come in different microns, I always save the water and do the Gumby last step, let it settle to the bottom, remove most of the water, and the rest is in the pipe..smoking.

 

usplastic.com http://www.usplastic...24071&catid=685

 

amazon.com http://www.amazon.co...iners&x=23&y=20

 

the seives look great as the ez strainers do have a low spot around the edges...and are cheaper at amazon or usplastic...

 

edit: just some pics of my screens and some mud. lol

 

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These EZ and aquaculture look very interesting... thanks for the links.

Perhaps Panic you have true about moisture, despite it was completely dry, i had some plants which have mold.

perhaps it is the reason, i need a new experience for saying more... but in any case i think throw away rapidly the water is better.

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