We start with locally made, farm-to-bottle Frozen Farmer Vodka from Arctic Harvest Distillery, then pour it over our dried chaga chunks. It sits and gets shaken periodically for a minimum of 6 weeks, at which point we strain the tincture and create the water soluble portion of the extract by simmering the chunks in water throughout the day until the brew is rich and dark. Then we combine the two solutions, bottle it up and ship it to someone who needs it!
Chaga contains many compounds that are only exacted in alcohol.
Some people like to mix this extract with the chaga tea, and call it a double extract!
This is great! Some compounds in chaga are only extracted in water. A double extract will contain both.