Error: Oil still has traces of alcohol

The natural progress of the distillation process for extracts with a high yield of cannabis oil is different from extracts with a low yield of cannabis oils. The removal of the first 90% of Isopropanol is the same, but the last 10% differs quite a lot.

The software controlling Merlin400 is tuned to give a good result with any kind of cannabis. But in rare cases, especially when using very oil-rich herbs, you can experience small amounts of trace isopropanol (easily detectable by smell) in the extract.

From firmware version 0.66 we have implemented functions to remove these trace amounts.
So if you experience alcohol residue in your finished extract, here is what you can do:

  • For throughout removal of residual alcohol, Run program 4: ’just distill’
  • For a mild removal, start program 4, then press and hold the pause button for 5 seconds.
    The software will skip to the final, gentle part of the end sequence.