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BHO "Curing"

Discussion in 'Concentrates' started by chronickiller7, May 5, 2014.

  1. chronickiller7

    chronickiller7 Active Member

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    Due to the purging method and equipment I use, every time I make bho, it comes out as a sap/snap, and turns to shatter within 12-18 hours. It's almost as if it cures. It does smell more once in the shatter form. Was wondering if anyone has had this happen to them.
     
  2. chronickiller7

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    Anyone? I'll throw some pics up later of the shatter state.
     
  3. Grim Chiclets

    Grim Chiclets Well-Known Member

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    I've noticed this, it's almost like a natural purging process- I always chalked it up to the excess butane slowly bubbling out. I've surmised from the fact that if you get a fat thick sappy dab globbed on a slick or pad, then let it sit for a few hours/day and come back, it'll be more like a pool/puddle than a globule
     
  4. 215z

    215z Well-Known Member

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    What are you using as a curing surface? This seems to happen more when I use silicone.
     
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  5. Grim Chiclets

    Grim Chiclets Well-Known Member

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    Yep, Silicone, or a tiny glass dish I have (it's actually the top from a little swing-top that broke a while back, works perfectly)
     
  6. chronickiller7

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    Well I scrape the oil from the glass dish I blew into, and move it to an oil slick to form a single chunk that fits in my oil container.
     
  7. mewash2

    mewash2 Well-Known Member

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    The oil is likely shedding water. The oil will not purge itself of butane without heat that is above room temp. The surface viscosity of the oil will prevent any butane from escaping unless heat is applied.
     
  8. chronickiller7

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    I heat purge with a double boiler on a hot plate. I only use the oil slick to shape the oil and let it cool.
     
  9. chronickiller7

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    I heat purge with a double boiler on a hot plate. I only use the oil slick to shape the oil.

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  10. mewash2

    mewash2 Well-Known Member

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    The oil in that pic has a ton of tane in it.
    My point is even if you purge all the tane out, there may still be moisture in the oil. Over time some of the moisture will evaporate and the oil will become more shattery.
     
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  11. chronickiller7

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    It's not butane. If you light it, it just melts. No burning or crackling. If you poke the bubbles, the bubble shatters in. I think it is moisture that escapes within 12-18 hours of being made.

    I will take more pics later that might help show it's viscosity. It shatters if I use a room temp or cold dabber. I have to heat the dabber to get a dab without shattering it to pieces. Also, the oil is a solid chunk of oil. Only a thin layer on top has empty bubbles.
     
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  12. chronickiller7

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    On a side note, I've had waxes and stuff from friends that were full of butane. It tasted like butane and left horrible residue on my nail, which is a highly educated flux. I've dabbed about 20 grams of my stuff on my flux, and there is no residue. Also, my oil tastes and smells purely of the strain (nug run). No burn in the throat. Really just feel it in the chest, like the stuff I tried from a concentrate company in Colorado.
     

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