Tincture Handbook: Part 11 - Dual-Step Extraction Tinctures

by Jason J. Duke - Owner/Artisan

Fresh Content: September 8, 2022 23:52

Dual Extract Pour Off and Reuse Marc 

Dual-step tinctures, also referred to as double-step tinctures and dual-stage tinctures, are when a second step is added to a single-step tinctures meaning the herbs are used again to produce a liquid extract that contains more water soluble nutrients and constituents.

The second step of dual-step tinctures may simply use the marc a second time without additional technique, or also apply heat, if necessary, and/or use any other type of extraction method or equipment to extract a greater amount of constituents and nutrients.

Making dual-step tinctures can also be done by an easy do-it-yourself process for homemade tinctures by reusing the marc a second time. This is done by using low ABV in both the first and second steps, since the purpose of dual-step is pull additional nutrients and constituents that didn't become extracted due to their saturation in the first step.

Types of Dual-Step Tinctures

All of the following types of herbs will increase in potency when making a dual-step tincture, oftentimes because they are either nutrient-dense and/or they contain heavy molecular weight constituents, such as polysaccharides and ginsenosides.

  • Superfood Berries
  • Medicinal Berries
  • Medicinal Mushrooms
  • Nutrient-Dense Tonics
  • Adaptogens

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