Shake and Bake or One Pot Meth Making

The newest way to make meth is called the Shake n’ Bake or One-pot method and poses a new danger to communities

New on the scene is the easiest and possibly most dangerous way of making meth. Using the one-pot method means that meth cooks can make meth in one sealed container which is generally flipped upside-down to cause the reaction needed to turn several toxic ingredients into meth. This method generally produces meth in smaller quantity, but doesn’t make it any less dangerous.

The chemical reaction going on inside the container (which can be anything from a Coleman fuel can to a soda bottle) causes an extremely high amount of pressure to build up within the container after being shaken; this method can cause a pretty large explosion. In fact, just the other day, a man died from making meth this way.

Shake and Bake Meth Making materials

The biggest danger in relation to this method is the fact that it is fast and portable. So portable in fact, that it is most common to find people using this method to make meth in their car. They generally drive around while the meth is being made to release the fumes and when the process is over, some 40 minutes later, they simply chuck the used container filled with toxic chemical residue out of the window. Aside from the environmental impact this has, it also poses a hazard to children that naturally want to explore and pick up the things they find.

The remnants of the chemicals that remain in the container are generally muddy brown in color. If you suspect someone of making meth using this method please contact authorities as soon as possible. This type of meth lab is really a mobile ticking time bomb. If you come across a discarded container used in one-pot (shake and bake) meth making do not touch it – contact the police department to discard it, as they will likely need to have a haz-mat team clean up the mess left behind.

Update: One of my readers left  a comment which includes instructions and while I think you are absolutely off your damn rocker if you try it (seriously, don’t), I am including here the list of ingredients he posted for those who are here looking for ingredients for other research purposes.

  • 2 32 oz. Gatorade bottles
  • 2 Mason jars
  • 3-4 ft. of aquarium tubing
  • aquarium air pump (optional)
  • fine coffee filters
  • a funnel
  • 75g 100% lye
  • 130g 15-0-15 fertilizer (no weed killers)
  • 2 96 ct. Pseudophedrine (crushed into fine powder)
  • Coleman lantern fuel
  • 1.5g Ice
  • 2 AA lithium batteries
  • Iodized Salt
  • Liquid Lightning (drain cleaner)
  • Pipe cutter
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Xacto knife/Scissors

485 thoughts on “Shake and Bake or One Pot Meth Making

  1. Everybody thinks they were the biggest cook/dealer…im in southern IN where the shit first started in Indiana 16/17 yrs ago…i made it work for me 4 many years…clean 4 last 8 yrs 4my kids n my time was over…never thought it would b me…that life but loved it then…now im out of all the ones i knew involved as deep as me the only one who really made it out of it.

  2. ACTUALLY, no. Just because he is talking a lot doesn’t mean he is on meth.. Sorry to tell ya but you’re wrong. My brothers, 17 and 13 yrs old never seem to know how to stop. I sometimes have the same issue. You should look it up some time and study your facts.. That comment is a little distressing to those whom have never done this drug, such as myself, because it is a part of profiling, and is a stereotypical comment… Perhaps you should think before you speak, unless offending people is something that you intend to do on a regular basis..

  3. Forgot to mention the disorder. I know you’ve heard of it. Everyone has. ADHD.. The hyperactivity ensues speech.

  4. Look Meth is not hard to make, I am on facebook if ya’ll wanna get at me to talk more about it. I have been doing meth for 5 years and cooking for 4. hit me up on fb Patricia Lynn Carver 🙂

  5. Yeah It Was FIRE AS HELL when they used ANNIE :)) But now we have a way of doin “Shake N Bake” that will blow your socks off. Im talkin bout some shit that will have you twacked out so bad that you will stay up for 23 days at least and it is awesome!!!!


  7. The reason they manufacture is mostly because they don’t understand the hazards to the community and most are addicts who feel they “need” the drug and they are making it to support their own habit.  Then on the other side there are people that just get addicted to the “power” of making it, then you have those trying to support their families.  I am not making excuses for people by any means, it is never right, but giving you some insight into the minds of people.

  8. Im a methhead!I have a problem!Happy now?Ive been a everyday user since I was 19,Im now 45.Im also from north california.I now live in maine.I have all my teeth,its called a toothbrush,duh!Ive still got all the brain cells I started with and have a high IQ.I have a great job that pays well.Im actually over weight and could be standing next to you at this moment and you wouldnt have a clue!Here comes the BAD NEWS,IT DESTROYS LIVES!Ive seen it firsthand,its SAD!It drove my wife and daughter out of my life.When I still had a chioce,I chose meth.Now its to late and im alone even with other people.Think about that!ITS ALL BAD!

  9. Dont be mad cause HE can keep his shit togther. Plus it just pot, whats the big job effecting down fall that will happen?… He might lose his car keys and be late one day. Lol

  10. LOL! A severe physical withdrawal from Meth?  I hate to tell you this but you must be smoking some bad shit.  I have taken meth for the past 15 years, the last 3 of those years was pretty heavy.  I didn’t have a single physical problem or withdrawal, not in the slightest.  I have been sober for the past year and I definitely still have some psychological withdrawal symptoms and I think most of that is the result of a very bad relationship combined with the chemicals.  Happy smoking!

  11. Yo did u find out how to make that shit?  I’m taking chem next in the spring so I can do this right.  Hit me up clown.

  12. Cabledude, you are my new hero.  Let me see, there’s Ghandi, Mad Max, JFK, then you. Nah just playin’. No really you are.  I’m obviously on meth right now.  No, not presently, I’m in Ohio getting my shit together(getting my habit under control).  I just left Sacramento 8 months ago because I need to settle my ass down a bit and get this habit under control.  I still love to blow big clouds but I love and miss my friends and family even more, I was starting to lose sight of that.  So my point is I dig a lot of what you’re saying.  Wish me luck!

  13. I understand addiction I have experienced it first hand and still fight the temptation to use everyday. And me personally I feel this will be something that I will have to deal with for the rest of my life. It may get easier but it will always be there lurking in the darkness waiting to step into the light. It took me many tries to get clean and for me what finally did it was the birth of my daughter in 2005. She was born very premature she was born when her mother just went into her seventh month and was in intensive care for two moths. The first two weeks of her life she could not breath completely on her own she was on a breathing machine because the amount of breaths she would take in a minute were not enough to keep her alive so it was touch and go and was a very difficult situation to go through. The reason she was so premature was because her mother was using during the pregnancy behind my back. Once this was out in the open many things instantly changed. After the two months when my daughter was ready to finally come home the decision was made that she would come to my house and live and that I would be the primary caregiver,we had joint custody but she lived with me and there were guidelines that her mother had to follow in order for things to go back to the way they were suppose to be. She was given many chances to do the right thing and I tried to help her as much as I could because every child should have a mother and a father and I did not want to take that away from my daughter. But in the end I had to walk,I had to put my feelings aside put her mothers feelings aside and anyone else that was effected by this. I had to do what was in the best interest and what would benefit my daughter I had to do what was best for her. Unfortunately I had to file for full custody because she was not doing what she was suppose to do so I filed for full custody and the day of court she didn’t even show and I was given full custody. My daughter is now five about to be six and not one person from her side of the family has ever done anything for my
    daughter nothing and that’s no bull shit. It’s been about almost five years since she has seen her daughter and even longer since any family member from that side has seen my daughter. The reason I am sharing this is because I want who ever reads this to understand that the road to recovery is a life long battle and in this battle you are the general and you have full control of what happens and that getting clean is probably the hardest thing you will ever have to do. And that even bringing something so precious and innocent into this world like a child is sometimes not enough. You think it would be enough and you pray it will be enough but for some people it’s just not there addiction has such a hold on them and controls them and it goes on for years and becomes a normal routine and once that happens its just really hard to go back to normal and to go back to being a productive person. Every addict has to want it they have to be the one to say I’m done and they need to be the one to put them selves away. It’s so important that wanting to get clean and stay clean has to come from the addict not a friend or family because forcing someone to do something isnt going to do anything it has to come from within. And like I said it took me many tries and I still battle the urge everyday and most likely for the rest of my life and when I feel that way I just look at my daughter or think about her and say to my self she already doesn’t have a mother I can’t take her father away I’m all she has and just the thought of her not being in my life and me not in her life makes me sick she is my world. So anyone who reads this just remember your not alone you can get clean and stay clean you just have to want it you have to sit back and do some serious soul searching and put a plan together you have to dig deep and commit to the battle it’s going to be the hardest thing you will ever have to do but it is possible you can do anything you put your mind to if anyone who reads this needs advice or needs to talk e-mail me at

  14. Big thanks to the DEA, US politics and all the other morons who still, against all the odds, think drugs should be fought. The things mentioned above are the result. Drug users know what a drug is worth, albeit sublectively and for a short time, and, regardless of what’s illegal or not, provide for themselves and others. DEA morons keep losing the war on drugs but still don’t get the point: all their efforts only result in people getting hurt (both drug users and innocent people who get hurt/shot/killed accidently due to drug violence induced by drug criminals and law enforcers), the environment getting wasted and criminals getting richer and richer.

    So stop wasting your time, money and lives, morons. Get a life. Listen to what this bright man – Milton Friedman, famous economist – has to say: And stop being responsible, just as well as all the drug users and criminality, for all the drug related violence. It isn’t the drug which is evil, its you and your pathethic thought about fighting something which, on the long term, never can be defeated.

  15. I work in a pharmacy and have seen the effects of meth on people over the past 4 &1/2 years. I would rather you do any other drug than meth. In my opinion, nothing, not even heroin, is nearly as toxic or destructive as meth. It is the only drug I would like to see vigorously eradicated. It is one of the few drugs that I believe severely incapacitates the majority of its users from deciding whether or not they would like to continue using. 

  16. Would you elaborate on the effects of long term meth use?  And, do you have any suggestions for someone who is desparate for a healthy alternative?

  17. Sean, I totally get it. Functioning addict, yep, me too. But you’re right, i’ve seen it destroy so many. I have teeth, a good job, only by the grace of God i’m able. Fifteen years of using everyday AND i’m a christian. But i don’t want to be an addict anymore. Well, it was never my intention to become an addict. But here i am. Glad to know i’m not alone out there. Much respect, Sean.

  18. I hope you all get the help you need. I somehow ended up from a Lindsay Lohan article to here…lol. Anyway, some of the comments are just unbelievable. No judgment, but please…take care of yourselves…meth is not taking care of yourself!

  19.     Hey, great blog. I was a full-time tweaker during my youth, and graduated to being a cook (Hypophosphorous reaction). My mind took me weird, weird places I may never be quite right again after staying up for two weeks. See some of my stories at pertaining to this very subject! Tweak is like a high-intesest credit card. Youll pay, and hard!

  20. No shit how fukin stupid do you people have to be to think you can put those HARSH-ASS chemicals in your body and think “OH IT ISN’T DOING ANYTHING TO ME”—-HELLO—– WAKE

  21. how old is your son? didn’t see your other post, but i will tell you what i know about kids and drugs, or more specifically kids on drugs, and i will speak from my own experience.if your son does not get some real goals starting right now, it’s a wrap.he will continue to use until he either overdoses and it scares him enough to quit,(scared enough to quit not likely) goes to jail and hates it enough to quit, also not likely,(the quitting part) dies from overdose,(possible). let him know that you see iron bars in his near future, and unless he gets real help to quit i.e. a good rehab with long term follow up support, cops and jail, dirty living, more cops and jail then prison absolutely will be his present and future. i started fairly young with dope,(about seventeen), i outgrew it, or so i thought. i got started again at about twenty years old, with pills, that went on till i couldn’t afford them anymore, and got some heroin, problem solved, or so i thought. that dirty mess went on for about ten years, until i had kids,(still no jail yet)i proved to be good at hiding my problem, at least from the law. i went to the methadone clinic and cleaned up for three years, absolutely no illegal drugs. one day i started meth again after not even seeing it for a bunch of years, i wont tell you how i picked up the habit again, because it involves another person, but it was on and crackin. next it was two solid years of being super twacked out, it was alot of fun until i got caught the first time, boom jail time. now the cops are on to me, and once they got your number,the fun is over, no going back.over the next couple years i went to jail at least ten times, im not stupid or easily caught either, but the nature of meth and the people you hang with get worse and worse until it is not avoidable anymore, and you get yourself in some real trouble, i.e prison or dead. i have been clean for four years this october 28th. so it is posssible,but it took jail time, big court fines, loosing my job, loosing my marriage,going to 100,000 dollar rehab and a felony record to finally get clean. so if you want to beat this, make some real plans right now today and fucking stick to them, or misery is coming your way fast. as a kid i was never going to be told what to do, but remind him in jail,you have someone telling you when to eat, when to sleep, when to shit twentyfour hours a day, every day, so get ready for it son.

  22. Whoever you are May21rapture your a religious freak and there is no reason why you should be on this web page. Seriously why the fuck are you even reading about this shit if your totally against it?

  23. that sounds cool….ive been saved for about and a year and a  half…..i plan  to get baptized soon… a little embarrassed….any way i dont know if your a guy or girl…im just saying i dug the post….i needed it…. Jesus is amazing….i wait on him47 divorced 2 yers live by melself with  a small dog…..ok take it easy  

  24. Yo guys good to meet ya….im in a 2 floor 2nd floor apartment and am going nuts….cant drive but got  all stores close by….anyway wanted to make my own S/B to get something for almost free would be great….bu too many assholes out there you dont know who to believe….i cant believe on the internet that i cant get instruction on the shake and bake….to see it all done how its supposed to be  done I have the ingredients….any cool people other there.

  25. boy you can talk…lol……just wanted you to say i dug what you said above….ive been saved for 2 years…its very boring no friends….no human contact is the worst ,,,its like withdraw  …lol…take it easy

  26. no man your not alone….when you get to your 40’s everything is boring….we trained our brains over the years to be high on anything…. being totally straight is fucking boring!!!!

  27. Thats bad man …..maby i should not think of starting to make my own to save money…..but the bad seems to outweigh the good…..take it day by day main…im 47 from pa and alone in a apartment…no licence for 2 year…it sucks…no friends except a dog……later man

  28. i wanted to try the S/B method…but its not so much the ingredients its how the fuck to do it…..any way you will have my email….good talking with ya

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