DIY Honey Oil Extractor! (Using Butane Gas)

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself' started by Night Claptoman, Apr 27, 2009.

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    Night Claptoman

    Night Claptoman Well-Known Member

    OH MY GOD! THIS IS MY FIRST DIY POST! I AM SO EXCITED! WOOHOO!

    Ok, ok, breath, breath.

    OK

    In this tutorial I will explain how to make a cheap, easy to make HONEY OIL extractor.

    yoohoo, my first paragraph in the DIY section!!!

    For thoes of you that doesn't know, or not sure what the crap is honey oil, honey oil is almost pure THC. Its a product that is almost liquid in room temperature and solid if cooled.
    The use of honey oil is a bit like hash - you mix it with tobacco or weak cannabis buds and it becomes a ROCKET FUEL.
    Unlike hash you really don't need to put much in the blend - 1 drop the size of a needles tip per cigarrete should do the trick.

    And hey, why the crap throwing all thoes plant matter away?!

    VERY IMPORTANT NOTE:
    DO THIS IN A VERY WELL VENTILATED PLACE. BUTANE IS VERY FLAMABLE. DON'T DO IT IN A ROOM WITH YOUR INCADANCE BULB RUNNING BECAUSE IT WILL CAUSE A FIRE.
    plus, it stinks.


    To make honey oil you'll need:

    1. Cannabis plant matter. Leaves, stems, flowers, what ever you wanna throw in. I use leaves as I have a lot of them lately. I will not waste buds on making oil.
    You want the matter to be dried for about 2 days before using it.
    2. Butane. You can find it under the name of Lighter filling gas. But look for the name Butane somewhere around the container. You need one bottle with adapters on the lid. You'll need one of thoes. 1 standard bottle lasts about 5 runs for me. I use too much each time tho.
    3. PVC. You'll need a 2" diameter x7" lenght (aproximently) connector and 2 plugs that fit it and make it closed well. You better get something that is robust enough to take some pressure.
    4. A lighter, some needles and one thin long screw.
    5. A bit of silicon is optional.
    6. A medium that the oil will be created on. A baking pyrex is owesome for that matter.
    7. 2x New utility knife blades.
    8. Sterile pads that is ment for dressing wounds. You want the ones that can be defolded easly. Usually 8 layered.
    You can subtitue thoes with coffee pods filters or anything you seem apropriate.


    OK, YOU DO IT THIS WAY

    1. Get the lighter (I used the stove) and heat up the needle until its red. Then poke a hole with it in one of the PVC plugs. Repeat as much as possible.
    2. Get tired of the needle thing, grab the screw and do the same thing with it. (note - it won't turn red, it will turn white. and PVC might get caught on it and when reheated drip on the surface)
    3. Take one connector from the lid of the butane bottle. Melt a hole in the other plug that is just about the size of this connector and stick it in. You rather put some force in putting it in and not having to use the silicon to secure it. I've put on in the middle of the plug and the bottle just didn't got far enough so I've shut it with silicon and made a new hold on the side of the plug.
    4. Clean everything up. Just rinse and dry it.
    5. Get your cloth (whatever you chose. I've used sterile pads for dressing wounds), put it on the multi-poked plug and secure the plug into the PVC connector. Use force to close it as tight as possible.
    6.PUT THE PLANT MATTER IN!
    7. Close the plug with the butane gas bottle connector.
    8. Over your tray (you got the pyrex, right?!) hold the PVC connector with the strainer faced down and plug the butane in its connector. Hold until liquid starts to flow from the bottom. That means you've used too much already, but too much doesn't hurt the product.
    9. Let the liquid butane evaporate completely.
    10. Scrape that brown dirt from the tray using your utility knife blades (one for picking and one for arranging it)

    THAT IT, YOU GOT HONEY OIL!

    If you want it to get harder, and you probably do, just put it in the fridge.

    You should store it like hash, in a cold (not frozen) dark and dry place.


    Sorry I don't have any more images right now. I will try to take pictures of the proccess and the product next time.
    And sorry for my English, it not my mother language.


    GOOD LUCK ALL.

    please +rep me.

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    SpruceZeus

    SpruceZeus Well-Known Member

    Great post!
    I just want to add that butane is corrosive, and pvc when decomposing releases hydrogen chloride, You might consider a different material. There are two schools of thought as to whether butane and pvc actually react and release toxins. But for my money id use a sturdier material.
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    Night Claptoman

    Night Claptoman Well-Known Member

    No idea about that.
    I can't think of anything else I can melt\drill so easly.

    I just built mine today, but I know people who have been using that for years and it worked for them.
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    thehogfather

    thehogfather Active Member

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    thehogfather

    thehogfather Active Member

    you know those honey bee extractors are cheap as chips
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    Night Claptoman

    Night Claptoman Well-Known Member

    in my case its not about the cost, its about security.
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    jimmy130380

    jimmy130380 Well-Known Member

    good point
    im making one of these tomoz
    i was wondering if pvc could be used and if it would become static and cause a spark
    and that why some many of these jokers use glass
    but if your around to write this i going to make it and get real bent
    how hard does this shit go anyway i never smoked hash before or oil
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    Night Claptoman

    Night Claptoman Well-Known Member

    anything can cause a spark. if your in a well ventilated place, like you should, this spark wouldn't do much.

    honey oil is about 99% THC. good hash is around 70% THC. Great super-strong bud is about 20% THC.
    You should use a MODERATE EMOUNT of the oil to get high, and its pretty easy to overdose it. like hog father say, you can easly use redicilous emounts of THC with honey oil and thus get REAL bent.

    The equivelent of 1 strong joint is about 5 drops the size of a tip of a needle. If I recall correctly.

    Just try a small emount first - you can either put some in tobacco or simply swallowing it. see how it affects you and figure out how much you wanna use next.

    ANOTHER THING TO NOTE - HONEY OIL CAN GET INTO THE SYSTEM BY SIMPLY DIFUSING INTO THE SKIN. YOU CAN GET HIGH WHILE MAKING HONEY OIL IF YOU TOUCH IT TOO MUCH.
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    bongholio

    bongholio Well-Known Member

    nice post i might try that with all the stem next time
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    HAT TRICK STEVE

    HAT TRICK STEVE Well-Known Member

    seems to me this is very similar to the process used back in the seventies,( BC, that is before crack) where you would use a coffee filter and acetone to wash the "cut" from coke for smoking, and the bubble bag process of making hash,.. if you combine these two process', and had access to a machine shop,.. it could be done by making a stainless steel tube with a fine maybe 200 micron mesh on one end and a screw on cap on the other with some sort of injection port and it could be pumped through with acetone and then evaporated
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    Night Claptoman

    Night Claptoman Well-Known Member

    HTS, that just seems too much of a hassel.
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    Extortion22

    Extortion22 Well-Known Member

    you make it harder then it has to be.

    all you need is PVC pipe, and cap for 1 end. you cap the one end and make a hole big enough to use the butane as if filling a lighter. put your clippings, shake, whatever you want in the other end. use anything like a fish net for scooping fish, which is what i use, or a nylon sock or stockings for women on the other end. now just empty a can or 2 of butane through it into a dish, and take your coffee maker, wok or anything liek that outside on your porch to boil it off.

    If you do it right then it will look like mine when it drys. mine turns basically into glass until its heated.
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    Night Claptoman

    Night Claptoman Well-Known Member

    actually making my extractor took less than 30 minutes and requiers little to no maitainance.
    I also go through 3 cicles with each butane can.
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    neef

    neef Well-Known Member

    i gonna make mine today. thanks for dumbing it down for a guy like me.
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    Night Claptoman

    Night Claptoman Well-Known Member

    Good luck with it.
    One big problem with mine that I gonna solve tomorrow while getting ready for another batch is that I didn't cut holes on the bottom of the plug and only on the sides. the oil somehow gets on the top and stays there.
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    DryGrain

    DryGrain Well-Known Member

    Nice tutorial. I use a larger tube with a ball valve on the bottom, so I can fill the tube and let my trim soak in liquid butane under pressure before I release it into the pyrex bowl.

    I KNOW PEOPLE THAT ARE DISFIGURED FROM DOING THIS INDOORS. Butane is flammable (duh) so do this outside or in a REALLY WELL VENTIlATED AREA. Don't let anyone smoke near you while you're doing it. I have a fire extinguisher that I keep by my honey oil station; they are cheap and you should pick one up at the hardware store where you get the rest of your supplies.
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    420progro

    420progro Member

    I am going to make a few points here, just because of the safety of it all.

    honey oil or Butane Honey Oil (BHO) is pure THC and is the purest form of thc you can get. smoke a couple drops of this stuff and you will be on the couch for at least 2-3 hours....

    you can use shake from your grow OR bud, differences being. yield.
    on average you will get very little from your shake and up to 1.5 to 3 grams from a half ounce to ounce of pot depending on quality. you can also use moldy weed or weed that is normally unsuitable for normal consumption to make BHO.

    if you are going to be using WEED to make bho you will want to use at LEAST 2 full cans (10.8 ounces) of the PROPER butane or you will be wasting the herb.

    if you are going to be making BHO with shake or trimmings. you will not need to use as much butane. and probably a half can will suffice to get all the good stuff out of the plant matter.

    i bought my honey bee extractor for 22 dollars at the local smoke shop. if you're gonna be putting all the effort in to make the oil and assemble a stupid home made extractor (that wont work worth the crap anyways) you may as well go and buy a REAL one and USE IT right after you buy it.

    you can POISON yourself by using products with butane like PVC piping or BRASS or STAINLESS STEEL piping. or alot of different tubing products. the safest route you can go is just by buying a real one. yes i know this thread is about making a DIY extractor but im going to say i would not recommend it. as it will just cause the quality and overall safeness of the product to be different than if you were to just use a honey bee extractor.

    second point: BUTANE

    all butane products are NOT created equally. you do NOT want to use butane with chemical agents in it that add a smell, ie ronson or other butane that smells like rotten eggs. you can also POISON yourself by using this butane!

    you want to use pure butane, that has been refined.
    the best butane on the market you can buy is called COLIBRI and you can buy it in almost all cigar shops around the world for about 4$ a can.

    there are other kinds of butane you can use, i have used nibo its alright. generally any refined butane that is unscented should be ok.


    NEVER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES ATTEMPT TO EXTRACT HONEY OIL INDOORS.

    your house will go BOOM and you will most likely be severely injured if not killed if you are close to the area.

    heed my warnings or face the consequences.
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    dadio161

    dadio161 Well-Known Member

    why would you want to put something into your body that is made with butane ?
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    psillyrabbit

    psillyrabbit Member

    best part of post
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    420progro

    420progro Member

    if you make BHO correctly with the proper butane, it is in pure form and no butane remains in the oil because it evaporated. all oils are made with a solvent and in the case of BHO it is butane....

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