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- How To Make WAX (bho)---by Twitch- in the
Cannabis Cafe forums; So I have received a couple of messages and posts, asking for a step by step to exactly how i ...
- How To Make WAX (bho)---by Twitch-
So I have received a couple of messages and posts, asking for a step by step to exactly how i produce my wax so here it is.
I have been making BHO for a little more then a year now and I have tried a number of different methods to come up with a final product from whipping to double boilers to the sun. This method, using a vacuum pump, I have found works the best and produces the best tasting wax out there.
This is what my little setup looks everything set up ready to go.
Here is what you need
IMG-20130217-00312.jpgUnbleached coffee filters, 1 foot by 2 inch glass tube
IMG-20130217-00304.jpgI have heard and read in High Times that if you are in the lower 48 vector in the gas to use and if you are in Canada to use colibri I think is how you spell it
IMG-20130217-00331(1).jpgPyrex dish to spray in, some people spray directly onto the parchment paper to cut down on mess and waste, I don't see any thing wrong with doing this but I have heard that the butane breaks something down on the paper if it sits on there directly for an extended period of time, I have nothing to back this up though.
IMG-20130217-00329.jpgPresto its cheap, I got the big one so I could set my whole vacuum chamber on it, its not very accurate but the ryobi is.
IMG-20130217-00305.jpgThis thing is bad ass shoots out a laser and reads the temp from across the room, it is very accurate. It makes this all possible
IMG-20130217-00328.jpgVacuum chamber picked it up off e-bay for 160 shipped
IMG-20130217-00327.jpgVacuum pump its a US General 2 stage 3 cfm pump i have ran this thing for over 24 hours straight
IMG-20130217-00307.jpgActive air 8 inch inline duct fan, you got to have ventilation if your going to blast inside. I do not like blasting outside there are to much stuff flying around in the air and i am in tx its hot.
So after you have all the gear you need to acquire some bud, or shake, or trim.
Now when it comes to how much you will pull off of each one it varies depending on the strain. I have pulled any where in between 3 to 6 grams off of an ounce of nugs, on the shake it could be any where from 1 to 4 grams, now the trim could be any where from .25 to 3 grams per ounce. I personally pull in between 1.5 to 2.5 grams per ounce on my trim.
IMG-20130217-00302.jpgIMG-20130217-00301.jpg308.15 grams of trim from diesel from seedism seeds
IMG-20130217-00306.jpgSo i preheat the pyrex dish to 110, then i continuously have hot water running under to help the butane evaporate of more quickly.
Now I dont have a picture for this little part but you need to pack your tube, its hard to pack it to much but make sure that after you pack it and put your filters on that you can still pull air through the packed tube with unrestricted air flow. Filters always use unbleached but its not going to kill you if you don't. Use 2 or more filters depending on the texture of your marijuana, ground up powder or big leaves. Some people will use a hose clamp to secure the filter on to the tube, I prefer the big rubber bands I just cut them off when i am done. Also trim back the coffee filter to the rubber band that you have wrapped around the tube holding the filter on, a little bit of your BHO will be lost because the butane seeps up the filter, so you can reduce this by trimming it back.
Then I start blasting
IMG-20130217-00308.jpgIMG-20130217-00309.jpgIt takes me one 320 ml can to fill up the tube before anything comes out then I use a whole another can and let it all run out till the color is gone. I will put my finger in the stream of butane towards the end of the blast after both cans are empty to see if there is any more resin coming out, if my finger comes back sticky depending on how sticky ill use a half or a whole other can.
IMG-20130217-00310.jpgStill very coldIMG-20130217-00314.jpgAlmost readyIMG-20130217-00313.jpgTime to scrape
So after it has been blasted I let the dish sit with the water still flowing under it heating up the BHO, I wait till the BHO reaches 100F. Then I let the BHO rest till it reaches back to room temp so that it is no longer bubbling, you don't want to start scraping it up while its bubbling it will break down some of the terpenes which is the flavor aspect of your marijuana and now BHO.
IMG-20130217-00318.jpgIMG-20130217-00319.jpgWhile i scrape i preheat my vacuum chamber to 130F
Before i put it in and purged any butane i weighted it
IMG-20130217-00315.jpgIMG-20130217-00316.jpgIt actually weighted 18.35 the paper weighted 1.9
IMG-20130217-00317.jpgIMG-20130217-00320.jpgYour BHO will form this kind of muffin top appearance but when you reach -29 in Hg it implodes on itself, its actually probably my favorite part. You have to watch it if you are in a smaller vacuum chamber because it could expand into the walls of your vacuum chamber and that is a pain in the ass to clean out.
IMG-20130217-00321.jpgOnce the BHO is stable and just bubbling I turn the heat up to 140F and let it purge continuously, but i have a tendency to pull it out and mess with it
IMG-20130217-00322.jpgAt this point I had pulled 1.1 grams of butane out, it is dark because it is folded up on itself a few times.
IMG-20130217-00326.jpgFinally it is starting to wax up
And that is it, it weighted 16.53 that means there was about 1.8 grams of butane still trapped before i started purging
Last edited by Twitch.; 02-18-2013 at 08:12 PM.
damnit that took me way to long for it to fuck up like that
I got a vac it pro. 3 cfm pump. 100g of nice shake. and a few cans of colibri/london butane waiting for me!!!! I cant wait to try this.
only thing I need now is a little hot plate, batteries for my temp gun, and a regulator??? do you have an ebay link to the regulator I need? are those lines 1/4" normally that come on he desiccator? looks exactly like mine, except I paid 109$
it purged for 13 hours, there were 2 little edge pieces that hadn't waxed but i say fuck it
you can get that presto griddle at wal mart for i think 25 bucks, i got the regulator at auto zone, and yes its 1/4 inch, how many gallons is yours?
So I think I read this correctly.. You put your scraped butane off Pyrex straight into 130 degree vacuum heat? You never vacuum with out heat? And you only used 2 temperature settings? 130, and 140??...
Sounds really simple..
nice setup! Desiccator , Desiccator, Desiccator.. To buy or build one..
i heat it up to 100 in the pyrex then scrape, then put in vacuum chamber
i start purging as soon as it goes in before it has a chance to start warming up
bought the vacuum chamber off e bay
vacuum pump - 150
vacuum chamber - 160
extraction tube - 30
griddle - 30
vent fan - 50
case of vector - 75
coffee filters - 4
rubber bands - 3
parchment paper - 5
razor blades - 3
pyrex dish - 9
ryobi - 11
comes out to about 530.00
mine is a 2 stage vacuum pump yours is a 1, and i put a sock over my exhaust port, and i run the shit out of
my pump like dog it i think it was close to 36 hours straight one time. also are you in the mountains? geographically
if you are above sea level by some many thousands of feet you wont be able to get -30hg
I am 2200 feet above sea level. 666 meters
does that mean my oil wont be as purged as someones who is at sea level?
whats better about a 2 stage? its pretty loud... 36 hours would be kind of annoying and I think it would fry it lol!
is 27~ HG enough or what?