this is a simple one, once i can get onto the other site ill put the better one up but for now....
Tussin Cough Syrup. basically a cough syrup where the only active ingredient is Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide (DXM HBr). Syrups containing Guaifenesin may also be used, but no other active ingredients should be present. Robitussin Dm worked fine for me, get the larger size for more product
ammonia- Can be found in any grocery store as floor cleaner. Get only clear, non-sudsy ammonia. (will be labled as non-sudsy)
Naphtha- This is a petroleum product professionaly used by woodworkers as a solvent and is an ingredient in lighter fluid. If there is a paint store near you, go there and buy VM&P Naphtha (Varnish Maker's & Painters). This is pure naphtha, and the best product to use. Zippo or Ronsonol lighter fluid also may be used, and worked fine for me.
lemonon Juice- Realemon brand or generic equivalent . *Countrytime lemonade can be used in it's place if you are making agent lemon liquid, but lemon juice is required to make lemnot alloweds. See Lucidity's Simplified Method for details on how to use Countrytime.
Glass Carafe or Pan- Yes, it has to be glass. Most grocery stores sell The Whistler for around $10.
Ziplock Freezer Bags- or generic equivalent- get the big ones. Don't be cheap, get ziplock double zipper bags
Large Glass Bottle- of grapefruit juice. Drinking grapefruit juice before taking DXM helps inhibit the enzyme that converts DXM to DXO, which means your trip should be enhanced. You will use the bottle to shake your mixture, so make sure you get the largest bottle you can find, and make sure it is glass.
Glass Jar- about the size of a pasta sauce jar. make sure it is clean!
A Stove or microwave. See Lucidity's Simplified Method for details on how to use a microwave instead of a stove, but for our method, we use a stove.
-Additional Materials Needed to Make Lemnot alloweds-
Gelatin Capsules- can be purchased online or at many health food stores, or you can buy a suppliment that comes in capsule form and dump out the powder inside to use the caps.
Plastic Drinking Straw- regular-sized straw.
Step 1. Extracting the DXM from the Cough Syrup
Take your clean, empty glass grapefruit juice bottle and pour your tussin syrup inside. Add to it an equal amount of ammonia. No need to be exact, just eye it. Put the lid on the bottle and shake that mixture vigorously for about 3 minutes. The DXM molecules have now been bound to the ammonia molecules.
Step 2. Extracting the DXM from the Ammonia
Open your bottle back up and add some naphtha. Use about 1/10 the amount of Naphtha to the amount of liquid that is currently in the bottle, usually around a quarter to half inch of naphtha. Put the lid back on and shake that mixture for 6 minutes. The naphtha has seperated the DXM from the ammonia, and the DXM molecules are now bound to the naphtha's.
Step 3. Seperation #1
After you are done shaking your mixture, pour what you have in your bottle into a Ziplock freezer bag, and hang it up using thumbtacks. You should see your product begin to seperate almost immediately, and after 5 minutes it should look like this:
The clear top layer is your naphtha layer which contains the DXM. The bottom layer is your ammonia/syrup layer which you will discard. If using a Guaifenesin-containing syrup, you might experience a bubbly, oily layer between your naphtha and ammonia layers. If this happens, just wait an extra 5 minutes for those bubbles to settle.
Step 4. Draining your Product
Make sure you are outside or in a well-ventilated room and have your bottle and jar handy. Carefully take down your bag and hold it by one corner. Hold the bottom corner of your bag over the mouth of your bottle, and with your scissors snip a tiny hole in the corner of your bag so the bottom layer slowly drains into your bottle. When your naptha layer gets close, get ready to pinch the opening of the bag. make sure every last bit of red stuff drains, and when a tiny bit of naphtha leaks out, pinch the bag shut and drain the rest of it into your glass jar. Inspect your naphtha in the jar for little red bubbles. You want to make sure there is no ammonia in your product because ammonia is toxic. If you see any bubbles in your product, dump the contents of your jar into a fresh Ziplock bag and hang it up for a few minutes. The bubbles will now have settled into the bottom corner of your bag, which you can snip and drain. Now empty your naphtha back into your jar.
Step 5. Extracting the DXM from the Naphtha
Grab your jar and your lemon juice, and add an equal amount of lemon juice as you have naphtha into the jar. Put the lid on your jar and shake that mixture vigorously for 6 minutes. The lemon juice has now unbound the DXM molecules from the naphtha's.
Step 6. Seperation #2
When you are done shaking your naphtha/lemon juice mixture, take a fresh Ziplock bag and pour the contents of your jar into it. Hang the bag by it's corner. If you are making agent lemon and have chosen to use Lucidity's Countrytime Method, the seperation should take about 15 minutes. If you are making lemnot alloweds or have used lemon juice, the seperation usually takes 45 minutes to an hour. Leave the product to seperate for at least 45 min in this case. Your seperation should look like this:
Now the lemon juice has seperated from the naphtha, and your DXM/lemon juice product is the bottom layer while the naptha layer, which you will discard, is on top.
**note: some experience cloudyness or foaming in their product especially when using lighter fluid instead of pure naphtha, which makes the seperation look more like this-
If your seperation looks like this, don't worry - it's still usable. It is just harder to distinguish between the layers because the seperation is so faint . When you drain this in the next step, be sure to do it slowly and in a well-lit area so you can follow the seperation.
Step 7. Draining your Product
Ready your jar, which you should have washed and dried well, and your bottle. Place them side-by-side. Take your bag, and again snip a tiny hole in it's corner to allow the bottom lemon juice/DXM layer to drain slowly into your jar. As the naptha layer approaches, get ready to pinch the bag closed. When 99.9% of the bottom layer has drained into your jar, pinch the bag closed and empty the remaining naphtha layer into your bottle. The contents of the bottle should now be disposed of properly.
Step 8. Boiling and Cooling your Mixture
Take the contents of your jar and empty it into your glass pan or carafe. Put your pan on the stove and turn the heat on to just over medium-high. Let your lemon slowly come to a boil and watch it carefully. If you let it get too hot quickly, your lemon juice can come to a furious boil allowing some to splash out of your pan, and you don't want this to happen because you are losing DXM, so watch your product carefully as it boils. It is helpful to take the pan off the stove every minute or so, and swirl the mixture around by carefully shaking the pan in a circular motion- be careful not to spill! You should boil this mixture for at least 5 minutes to make agent lemon. Your liquid will evaporate down to a couple of ounces or so, but we recommend boiling your product down to about an ounce if you plan on drinking the agent lemon liquid. This stuff really tastes disgusting, so the less you have to drink, the better. If you are making Lemnot alloweds, go on to Step 9. If you are making Agent Lemon liquid to drink, proceed here - Drain what you have back into your cleaned jar, put the lid on, and hold the jar under a cold water faucet for a minute - this will help speed-up the cooling process, and you want to drink your agent lemon cold, there is less of a gag-reflex that way - place the jar in the ref*****rator for 15 minutes. Your product will look similar to this:
Now you have made Agent Lemon! Just drink the mixture, and have a good trip! ) This is the best way to do it..... quicker than filling and dosing caps