Media Bros CRX and CRY
Media Bros' CRX™ and CRY™ are not a powder, they do not need to be baked first or prepped before use. They will not absorb moisture prior to use. Additionally, because CRX™ and CRY™ are not a powder, they will flow faster than powders. Make sure your flow is gentile and consistent. Please read through the tips and guides.
Solvent to Biomass: ratios range from 6:1 to 10:1 depending on the quality of the plant matter you are distilling. Lower ratios for top-tier biomass, higher ratios for older or lower quality biomass.
Media to Biomass: Load 150 - 250 grams of filter media into filtration housing for every 1 lb of biomass. The media quantity used is dependent on the quality of the biomass. Higher quality biomass requires less media. Lower quality biomass requires more media. The lookup table can be used as a reference, but because every kind of plant matter is different you will need to experiment a little bit in order to achieve the best results. That said - this chart is a really great baseline to start.
|Biomass||CRX™ Media use based on grade|
|Plant Matter||Low Grade||Medium Grade||High Grade|
|1 lb||250 g||200 g||150 g|
|2 lbs||500 g||400 g||300 g|
|5 lbs||1,250 g||1,000 g||750 g|
|10 lbs||2,500 g||2,000 g||1,500 g|
|15 lbs||3,750 g||3,000 g||2,250 g|
|20 lbs||5,000 g||4,000 g||3,000 g|
|25 lbs||6,250 g||5,000 g||3,750 g|
|30 lbs||7,500 g||6,000 g||4,500 g|
|50 lbs||12,500 g||10,000 g||7,500 g|
|100 lbs||25,000 g||20,000 g||15,000 g|
Maintain a temperature of -10C or lower through the media. Media Bros' media will not clog.
Maintain a flow rate at a maximum 1gpm when transferring from biomass vessel to the recovery vessel. A consistent and gentle flow works best with our media.
To prevent channeling, avoid sudden hydraulic surges through the CRC column.
A shower or initial fill of the column have been reported as as idea.
Any lost yield can be fully recovered by flushing the media with solvent. Most users report achieving substantial yield gains by maintaining high solvent to biomass ratios, or flushing our media after an extraction transfer.
|PRODUCT USAGE GUIDE||STRENGTH|
|CRX||We recommend using CRX for extracts that need a slight polish and better terpene retention. CRX will provide a light filtration of color and fats/lipids. Use CRX with fresher materials, fresh frozen, buds, 3 month old (or less) trim, e.t.c.||2 ~ 3||R E M E D I A T I O N S T R E N G T H 1 ~ 5 *|
|CRY||We recommend using CRY for extracts that need a little more remediation than CRX. Simply put, CRY is a slightly more aggressive version of CRX. CRY will give you a stronger polish and is better for crystal growth. Use CRY for older biomass and heavier remediation of color and fats/lipids.||3 ~ 4|
|CRX-M||We recommend using CRX-M for operators who want the same effect as CRX but are running at higher pressures or systems with size limitations. For extracts that need a slight polish and better terpene retention. CRX-M will provide a light filtration of color and fats/lipids. We recommend using CRX-M with fresher materials, fresh frozen, buds, 3 month old (or less) trim, e.t.c.||2 ~ 3|
|CRY-M||We recommend using CRY-M for operators who want the same effect as CRY but are running at higher pressures or systems with size limitations. For extracts that need a little more remediation than CRX. CRY-M will give you a stronger polish and is better for crystal growth. Use CRY for older biomass and heavier remediation of color and fats/lipids.||3 ~ 4|
|CR41||We recommend using CR41 for extracts that need remediation from environmental contaminants such as smoke, pesticides, and heavy metals. Use CR41 for older or tainted material 6 months old +, pesticides, e.t.c||3 ~ 4|
|CR2||CR2 is strictly for use with CO2 extraction. We recommend CR2 for operators looking for light color remediation and an increase in purity. Use CR2 for fresher material/trim.||2|
|G-CRAC||G-CRAC is our granular carbon for heavy removal of pesticides and environmental contaminants where speed and flow are of concern. For G-CRAC + BHO use, we recommend using G-CRAC for extracts needing remediation from environmental contamination. Use G-CRAC in conjunction with CR41 for improved remediation results. For G-CRAC + ethanol use, we recommend using G-CRAC for color remediation, removal of chlorophylls, and environmental contaminants.||4|
|CRAC||We recommend using CRAC for heavy removal of color, pesticides and heavy metals. You can expect easier distillation in post-processing when using CRAC. Use CRAC for old biomass, environmental toxins, reruns, e.t.c.||3 ~ 4|
|K-CRAC||K-CRAC is our double activation high surface area carbon primarily for post processing removal of heavy metals and pesticides. K-CRAC is best used with hydrocarbons due to its polarity.||4|
|CRAG||We recommend using CRAG as a filter aid in your media stack to help improve overall efficacy by removing moisture as well as some fats/lipids. You can use CRAG when you’re wanting to mitigate water contamination for biomass. CRAG also helps with winterization. Use CRAG for fresh or tainted biomass.||1|
|CR60||We recommend using CR60 for use as a heavy color, pesticide, and heavy metals removal. CR60 works best as an aid/additive to your filter stack. CR60 is suited for chromatography and compound separation. For filtration, CR60 offers the strongest remediation. Use CR60 for heavy remediation for tainted biomass. CR60 can also be used as a good touch up on fresher material.||5|
*this scale is intended as a rough estimate, the biomass and operating conditions will affect the overall outcome