Seeking tincture making advice
I'm beginning to make my own tinctures and am hoping there are some experienced tincture makers here that can help me with a few questions I have.
1. In regard to an alcohol tincture, for the most part, I've read that the marc/menstrum mix should be shaken a couple of times a day for a specified time period, usually 2 to 4 weeks. What if the mix were agitated constantly? Could the time needed for extraction be reduced? Or what about one hour constant agitation, alternating with one hour off, or a similar schedule?
2. I've read that different herbs extract better with different alcohol percentages, but I haven't been able to find a reliable source of the actual information. Where do i find this info?
3. I found a source of organic cane 190 proof alcohol online for $79. Does anyone know of a source cheaper than this?