Updated: Aug 18, 2022
Below, you will find a simple step-by-step guide to making your own medicinal mushroom triple extract. Please understand that this is a simplified version and that our products do not use the medicinal mushroom triple extract process.
To learn about our current extraction processes, read our article Medicinal Mushroom Extractions: A Primer on Our Process, dive into the details of why we use a Soxhlet in Soxhlet Extractor: Why We Do What We Do, and check out our methods with our simplified How to Use a Soxhlet Extractor guide.
Grow or purchase U.S. grown medicinal mushrooms, preferably from your local mushroom farmer
Pulverize your dried medicinal mushrooms into a powder or ¼-inch chunks
Cover your dried medicinal mushrooms with 190 proof ethanol alcohol (or organic cane alcohol if you want to be like us) and let sit for 24 to 48 hours
Strain the medicinal mushroom powder from the alcohol, then press the medicinal mushroom powder to drain out any residual alcohol, collecting the alcohol in a glass jar or other glass container
Label this glass container ETOH Extract #1
Place your medicinal mushroom powder into a stock pot or crockpot, cover with water, and simmer for 2 to 12 hours
Place your medicinal mushroom powder—water mixture in a glass jar or container, leaving the container ⅓ empty
Fill the remaining ⅓ of the jar with ETOH Extract #1
Let sit for 4-8 weeks, shaking the container daily
Strain the medicinal mushroom powder from the jar, collecting the water—alcohol mixture in a glass jar or container
Press the powder to drain any residual solvent, collect this remaining solvent, combine with water—alcohol mixture from Step 11
Label and enjoy! This is your shelf stable medicinal mushroom triple extract at about 30% ABV