by calvin jones October 02, 2023
Bizzybee organized the 2023 Wrangler Cup to host a community event and Hydrocarbon Extracts Competition between Bizzybee Beest Wranglers. Bizzybee Extraction systems are known as Beests and the owner/operators are referred to as Wranglers. The spirit of the Wrangler Cup was to bring together Wranglers from around the country and reinforce the community of the Wrangler Network.
Bizzybee wanted this competition to highlight and showcase the amazing people and brands we’ve worked with over the years, along with the high quality extracts they make using our extraction equipment. We hosted the event at our facility in Tacoma Washington. It consisted of a class presentation on hydrocarbon cannabis extraction with a live hemp extraction demo, catered lunch, smoke sesh, and a BHO extracts competition.
We are very grateful for everyone that participated in the Cup, everyone who came out to spend the day with us, and a special thanks to all of the Wrangler cup sponsors; Solvent Direct, Puffco, Huber, Podtronix, Media Bros, Chemtek, Across International, Good Life Gang, Label My Bud, Dab Rite, and The Top Secret Workshop. These companies all supply equipment and products related to cannabis/hemp extraction, post processing, and ancillary equipment to Bizzybee Extractors. They all provide the best equipment and knowledge in the industry, and are Bizzybee Approved Vendors.
We started the day off with a class presentation on Hydrocarbon Extraction and Bizzybee extraction equipment. There was an overview of liquid/ solid extraction, with common examples from the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. This led into explanations of what hydrocarbons are, their properties and characteristics as liquid petroleum gasses, and how they can be used as solvents. We included information on the source of hydrocarbons, their molecular structures, pressure/temperature graphs, solubility charts, phase changes and safety aspects.
We continued by discussing the components of Bizzybee extraction equipment. The different types of vessels, how each one functions, and how Bizzybee arranges vessels to build functional systems. Each system takes into account solvent to biomass ratios, solvent capacity, energy requirements and recovery rates. From there we presented a slideshow of the solvent flow through our Hexapod System during extraction and the vapor flow during recovery. We discussed the heating and cooling parameters needed during the extraction process and different cooling and heating methods Bizzybee implements to achieve those parameters.
We finished the presentation with our Evolution of a Beest diagram that shows how Bizzybee extractors can be upgraded and expanded from a small Bipod, to a Hexapod, and on into our Milti-Rack Extractors series. We finished with a live demo. In our facility we have a C1D1 extraction booth where we did two 8lb hemp extraction runs on our Hexapod Extractor with liquid co2 low temp cooling and Electro Passive Recovery.
After the class and demos the day continued with a smoke sesh, the Wrangler cup competition, lunch, and dinner. For lunch, fresh caught Alaska smoked Salmon and charcuterie board was provided by Gian, Smokers Chophouse/ BlackStoneFly, and Dustin, Future4200. Followed by a dinner of BBQ chicken and smoked pork belly tacos with blackberry cobbler.
For the Wrangler cup competition, we had 30 entries from different Beest Wrangler brands. Each entry was double blind, so they were assigned a number but not labeled with a brand or strain. There were 9 judges and 5 categories (visual appeal, aroma, flavor, smoke, and high) with a scale of 1-10 points per category. All the scorecards were tallied and we announced the winners and the Top 10. Each participant received a Bizzybee Swag Pack. The Top Ten received a Dab Rite dab temperature reader. Top 3 won Puffco dab rigs, and first place received a custom Bizzybee dab rig trophy.
We value the cannabis community as a whole, all the Wranglers out there that have and continue to support us, and all the great vendors we work with in this industry. Many thanks to everyone that made The 2023 Wrangler Cup such a great event.
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