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Old 14-08-2008, 06:21 PM   #1
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Default extracting ketanpang essences tutorial wif lots of pix!!!

ok bros.... today i extracted ketanpang juice frm my harvested k leaves. so i've decided to make a tutorial along the way

reasons for using the extract instead of putting k leaves.

- convenient to store
- the hot water will kill any harmful bacterial present as the leaves may carry it.
- can extract more than just plain soaking in the tank. less wastage of leaves!
- need not worry bout rotting leaves
- i din use boiling water as i feel that it may spoil the essence due to high temps or over heating.


Pick those beautiful not torn k leaves =) wash it clean n placed it under sunlight to dry.




In a few days once they dried off, the leaves will be crispy brown n v easy to crush them.




Take the leaves n crush them into small pieces. notice how easy they break??




Place the crush leaves into a glass container. (about 3 medium size for mine)




Add hot water to the container n cap it. *warning* do not add those boiling hot water from the kettle into the glass container as u may crack the glass! the intense heat may also spoil the essence of the extract. hot water wif some steam is enf =)

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Old 14-08-2008, 06:22 PM   #2
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Let the water settle for about an hour n the solution should be dark brownish in colour. the solution should still be slightly warm.




Using a swivel n funnel, filter n pour the extract into the desire container. using a paper filter at this stage would be good too.




Notice the k leaf after extraction?? areas between the veins have turn lighter in colour??? this shows that the brownish essences has been extracted out!




And there u have it... k water take a smell at the k extract, its smells like tea!!!! no wonder the fish loves it!



hope this tutorial was helpful =)

Last edited by VR2004; 14-08-2008 at 06:28 PM.
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Old 14-08-2008, 09:46 PM   #3
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wow~ great tutorial bro! thumbs up!
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Old 14-08-2008, 10:40 PM   #4
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wow~ great tutorial bro! thumbs up!
thanks bro... it was fun doing it too
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Old 14-08-2008, 10:44 PM   #5
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Gd effort..thanks for sharing
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Old 15-08-2008, 11:18 AM   #6
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Thanks for sharing,wonder how long can we store the black water in the mineral bottle..Pls advise
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Old 15-08-2008, 11:31 AM   #7
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if u r regularly using it, u dun even time to store them.. but it can last for mths if im not wrong..
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if u r regularly using it, u dun even time to store them.. but it can last for mths if im not wrong..
ya... can store for quite some time de... but before using alwayz observe if got change in colour or smell... juz in case... kp away frm sunlight n heat will also help
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ya... can store for quite some time de... but before using alwayz observe if got change in colour or smell... juz in case... kp away frm sunlight n heat will also help
correct! cool place for storage
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Old 16-08-2008, 01:03 AM   #10
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any idea how to say ketanpang in chinese?
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