A dual extraction involves utilizing a hot water extraction as well as an alcohol extraction then combining the two and allowing the mixture to macerate for several days or several weeks. Dual extractions are often used on medicinal mushrooms because not all of the compounds can be extracted into just water or alcohol. Magic mushrooms are no different. Psilocybin and psilocin, though similar, are soluble in different liquids. Thankfully, you can extract plenty of psilocybin and psilocin in just a few hours! 

This recipe will produce 25 200mg MICROdoses, or you can split the recipe into 2.5 gram MACROdoses. The alcohol content is ~12%, which isn’t enough to give this extraction a long shelf life, so it should be stored in the refrigerator to help keep it fresh…

mushrooms in a thermos

What You Will Need:

  • 5 Grams dried mushrooms
  • 6 oz boiling water
  • 1 oz Everclear (or highest proof alcohol you can acquire)
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • Thermos or other insulated beverage container that can retain heat
  • Sauce pan

This recipe begins with an acidic alcohol solution that will work to help convert psilocybin to psilocin, which will then be “picked up” by the alcohol. You will then follow this by adding very hot water to the mixture to leach out and absorb the psilocybin. This extraction tek is very powerful and an effective method for consistently potent doses.

Instructions:

  1. Grind up your mushrooms into a powder.
  2. Add mushroom powder, everclear, and lemon juice to an insulated container
  3. Stir until well combined, then set aside for 30 minutes.
  4. Add 6 oz of boiling water to the mushroom mixture and stir to combine.
  5. Set the mixture aside and set a timer for 2 hours
  6. Strain the solids from the mixture an place the liquids in a container for storage.

 

Simple Hot Water Extraction Tek

You can run this as a simple hot water extraction, by simply removing the alcohol from the recipe, and just allow the lemon juice to breakdown the mushrooms prior to adding the boiling water to your container. The steps are otherwise the same.