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Friendly debate: To pop bubbles or not when making shatter?

Discussion in 'Concentrates and Extracts' started by CellarGrows, Aug 17, 2013.


    CellarGrows New Member

    When making BHO, is it recommended to pop big bubbles of butane by hand? I'd like to end up with a nice shatter consistency, so I'm afraid popping the bubbles agitate the trichomes, causing them to budder up on me. At the same time, I don't have a vac chamber, so my purge setup is a hot water bath placed on top of a griddle. Therefore, the top of the bubbles don't receive as much heat and they often stay that way.

    What do you guys think?

    vacpurge New Member

    lol no, it doesnt do anything, them popping on their own or by you is the exact same thing and is so insignificant, it doesnt even matter.

    as far as shatter, just let it purge thin layer, low heat, over a long period of time, depending on the oil, let it cool off and itll turn to shatter on its own most of the time, requiring heat to work with it unless you can snap a nice shard off every time, which is why I prefer a bit of a sappy taffy texture, versus a shatter like glass thats rock hard and explodes when broken.

    Fadedawg Well-Known Member

    We don't pop bubbles, as they seem to do a good job all by themselves.
    adam soza

    adam soza Active Member

    I don't think popping them agitates the trichomes as much as you think. You should be good.

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