Crack and Freebase Cocaine

Crack Constituents

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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

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.

Warning

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.

Related articles:

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14 Comments

  1. dre

     /  March 26, 2014

    yes,this is andre,and I just got lutted by smoking some good stuff made by the best a friend that could grab you the take me to the next level man or female is all the same I mean just to be there and never want to leave the moment to be there for the next time again maybe!!!!!

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  2. no name

     /  March 23, 2014

    Hi, theres a 16 year old female who smoked crack for their first time…did alot of blow the day before (not their first time)…
    but the day she smoked hard, she felt very dope sick. And not thinking very wisely-she smoked an 80 rock between 2 people…felt good at first of course, but the last blast got her into a seizure… felt like she blacked out, then coming to, all she heard was “shes having a seizure!!..!” Couldnt stop moving her body, it was just lying there moving without having any control to it….
    Is she safe? Did waaaay too much in the past couple days…drinking while she was smoking rock too…

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  3. Luan

     /  March 19, 2014

    Olá Abradeço Desde De Já Pelo Post,E Sobre O Primeiro Post no Inicio,Como Eu Faço Para deixa o Crack Branco Amarelo ??

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  4. Breaking gud

     /  January 13, 2014

    Ok So where is the most modern lab work on making cocaine from scratch? With the apparatus and quantitative measure of the reagents used. I am a formal chemist more interested in proving to myself the regioselectivity of the chiral moitie.

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  5. Sairracakes

     /  September 2, 2013

    Hi Erin THANKS for your comment/reply to my question (I didn’t realise I’d asked such a good question!) Thank you for your interest and attention to my query, I will be VERY glad to hear more from you on this subject as soon as you feel you have enough information to give a valid response! Thanks love Sairra x X x

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  6. thebaric

     /  September 2, 2013

    Freebase. Free internet, Free knowledge. Thanks for the thorough article and respect :)

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  7. SairraCakes85

     /  July 31, 2013

    Hi there – I’m confused… What exactly am I making & smoking then – crack, freebase, or something else?… The method that I use to get/make smokeable “rocks” from my cocaine powder is the same way that everyone in my area does it, and the process is known, colloquially, as “washing up”. The “Freebase Cocaine” method, that you’ve described on your website, is quite similar, in some respects, to my method, but also involves some unfamiliar, additional steps as well, (such as the use of water and ether), that I don’t include in my method. So, I’m wondering what the reasons for these additional steps in your procedure are and also how the two end products differ from each other? Essentially, my method of “washing up” (to get rocks from powder) uses nothing but ammonia and heat, (and occasionally water, right at the end, to “rinse” the ammonia off of end product before smoking it), and the product I get at the end is perfect in my opinion and gives me exactly the kind and quality of hit you would expect from cocaine rocks, so I want to know, A) What’s the advantage of using water & ether in the process AS WELL as ammonia, and B) Without the inclusion of water & ether in the process, what exactly is the end product I get called? – Is it still technically freebase cocaine or not? I’m really curious about the chemistry of all the various processes and I’d appreciate anything new that you can tell me, especially about how MY procedure works, and what it produces, in particular.For your reference, this is my exact method, detailed step-by-step, below:

    1) I get my cocaine powder, (cocaine-HCL, right?), usually 0.5G and chuck it into a metal dessert spoon.

    2) I then add to the spoon just enough liquid ammonia, which I buy from the hardware store or chemist, to cover all of the powder so it sorta “swims” in the liquid.

    3) Then I hold a standard cigarette lighter, with a mid-high flame, underneath the spoon just until the white coke powder “melts” into a yellowish liquid and floats on the clear ammonia liquid like oil does on water, (this usually only takes about 10 – 20 secs to achieve for a half gram), and then I take the flame/lighter away, put the spoon down and wait for the liquid contents of the spoon to start to cool down for around 1 – 2 minutes, depending on the room temperature.

    4) Use a pin or pen-knife, or another spoon’s handle – whatever – to slowly pull/wipe the yellowy, floating precipitate together to the edge of the spoon. As I do this is gets thicker & thicker as it get cooler and starts to collect/stick together and become hard. Once I have it all collected together in one piece/rock I push the whole lot out of the spoon and lay it on tissue to soak off any excess ammonia that remains on the surface.

    5) SOMETIMES – I dip and hold the rock in tap water for a few seconds and then touch it on tissue to dry it of again, sometimes repeating this a few times if I’m feeling health-concious! – But usually, more often than not, I stop at the end of Step 4; I’ve got what I was after so f**k the rest – Get the party started!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks

    Sairra x X x

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    • sorry for delay- you made a great post and a terrific question – i will try my best to answer it fully this weekend -thanks tho – a really great question, stay tuned. BPx

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  9. Rajan rana

     /  October 4, 2012

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  11. CrackHat

     /  December 15, 2011

    good clear info . many internet sites don’t mention any difference between crack en freebase . ( so the point is that Freebase is better than Crack but a bit more difficult to make)

    what also good to know is that you can smoke Freebase coke from a little weedpipe and just hold a lighter on it and smoke it like weed ( dont torch it with a big flame but light it fast with a
    small/medium fire ( and is also better to roll a ,,cocaine sigaret,, with )
    and Cack needs a crackpipe similiar to a meth pipe cause crack is not so good to smoke with a direct fire and need some glass in between)

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