This piece (not in our mag) came from http://www.a1b2c3.com/drugs/coc05.htm We have reprinted it here as it is an excellent and easy to understand piece on purifying your own cocaine, ie making freebase and your own crack. At least you’ll know what’s in it eh?
How To Make Crack
And How To Make Freebase Cocaine
Procedures for both substances (crack and freebase cocaine) are based on the fact that while cocaine hydrochloride (regular cocaine) requires a high temperature to ignite, base cocaine requires a much lower temperature to ignite. This makes it ideal for smoking.
These methods are based on personal experience and information found in an out of print book called the cocaine handbook , by David Lee. A truely excellent book, and a must have for any coke user. Refs at end of this article.
How To Make Crack (common method)
This is the most common method. Get a spoon and mix 2 parts of cocaine hydrochloride (regular cocaine) to 1 part baking soda in 20 ml of water.
Heat solution gently (with a lighter) until white precipitates form, and stop heating when precipitation stops.
After gentle heating, the freebase cocaine will float to the top, any excess soda will settle on the bottom.
Just collect the compound that rises to the top, and you have the finished product, it is ready to use.
Note that what you’re trying to do is start and sustain a chemical reaction (bonding the hydrochloride with the base-soda) so as long as the reaction is happening you don’t have to continue heating.
How To Make Crack (uncommon method)
I’ve never seen anyone try this method. You make crack as described above, then wash it with water and allow to dry for a day.
Mix 2 parts of cocaine hydrochloride to 1 part baking soda in 20 ml of water. Heat solution gently until white precipitates form, and stop heating when precipitation stops.
Collect the freebase cocaine that floats to the top.
Wash freebase once with water (this procedure usually omitted in street product).
Dry 24 hours under heat lamp. Voila (this procedure usually omitted in street product).
How To Make Freebase Cocaine.
Crack cocaine is less pure than using ether to make freebase cocaine (there is lots of baking soda left), but the procedure is safer. Ammonia appears to do real damage to the lungs, particularly because the coke is often not dried properly before it is smoked, thus one inhales ammonia fumes.
Mix about 1 g of coke in 10 ml of water in a small vial. Slowly add drops of ammonia to the solution. A white milky precipitate will form. Stop adding ammonia when additional drops no longer result in precipitation.
Add 5 ml of ethyl ether, close vial, and shake. The precipitate (freebase) will dissolve in the ether. Siphon off the ether with a pipette (ether and water don’t mix), and slowly drip it on a plate.
As the ether evaporates, white crystals will form. This is the evil freebase. Crush the crystals and put under a heat lamp for at least 24 hrs to let the solvent evaporate.
ETHYL ETHER IS EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE. IN THE PRESENCE OF AIR IT CAN FORM PEROXIDES WHICH WILL SPONTANEOUSLY EXPLODE! ALSO, ETHER CAN CRAWL FROM AN OPEN BOTTLE AND TRIGGER AN EXPLOSION MANY FEET AWAY.
This is how Richard Pryor almost died. A lot of untrained people killed themselves doing that procedure, and this is why crack is now more popular.
What Does This Accomplish?
By doing something like one of the methods above, the resulting freebase cocaine is easy to smoke, it requires a lower temperature to ignite than non freebase cocaine.
If one were to smoke cocaine as is, there would be too much waste. Some people do smoke cocaine as is, but it is much more efficient to freebase or make crack.
You feel great when you inhale crack or freebase cocaine, but start to come down soon after exhaling. Once you start, it’s hard to put the pipe down.
Never inject crack or freebase cocaine, it can cause a heart attack or stroke. Both of which will probably kill you.
Note – Using baking soda to FREE the cocaine BASE from cocaine hydrochloride (regular cocaine) results in a substance people call crack.
Crack is a less pure form of freebase cocaine than using ammonia and ether and gets its name from the crackling sound it makes when smoked.
Using ammonia (and ether) to FREE the cocaine BASE from cocaine hydrochloride (regular cocaine) results in a substance people call freebase cocaine.
This form of freeing the base is more time consuming and dangerous than making crack, but the result is more pure, and can give a larger yield than converting the same amount of cocaine to crack would.
While both forms of the drug can be called freebase cocaine, only using the baking soda method results in a product that can be called crack. See how cocaine is made for a better understanding of how cocaine itself is produced.
Cocaine research - Nearly one in five whites could carry a genetic variant that substantially increases their odds of being susceptible to severe cocaine abuse, according to new research. (dec 2010)