I have about 450 8mg codeine/500mg APAP pills and I'm going to try my first cold water extraction. I've been reading over at www.coldwaterworld.com but I have a couple questions. On the Extraction page it says "Dissolve the crushed pills in the water; stir or shake till all the clumps are gone. Pour into the bottom of a small bowl, cover, and put it in the freezer. Let it get really cold, but not so cold it freezes (some binders seem to get really swollen if they freeze). This shouldn't take that long, since it's shallow. You will see the APAP actually crystallize out and you will be able to feel it as grit when you stick your finger into the liquid above the sludge and then rub your fingers. (But even if it doesn't do that, it works anyhow! Read the info about how it works to see why.) Take the liquid out of the fridge."
To anyone who has done this before, how long is appropriate to leave the mixture in the freezer? I don't want to leave it in too long, so I was wondering if a minute is plenty, or 5 mins would be optimal?
[ 07 January 2002: Message edited by: dan0125 ]