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winterizeing bho

Discussion in 'Concentrates and Extracts' started by method2mymadness, Mar 23, 2013.

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    method2mymadness

    method2mymadness Well-Known Member

    Is it worth it or bull shit. Want to c what u guys have to say ime trying it at the moment here's what I am trying it with. Using 3 grams as a test run
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    method2mymadness

    method2mymadness Well-Known Member

    If goes well will winterize the rest of the ounce
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    Fadedawg

    Fadedawg Well-Known Member

    We routinely winterize most of our oil. Plant waxes reduce the potency of our typical extraction about 8%, so removing them increases potency. The waxes are left behind with our topicals and roll around on the skin, rather than being absorbed. The waxes coat our lungs if we leave them in oil used for vaporization.

    Non-winterized is more the exception when experimenting with new products and processes.
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    biglungs

    biglungs Active Member

    i have tried this numerous times i never get anything in the filter after straining
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    Fadedawg

    Fadedawg Well-Known Member

    Are you extracting with a non polar solvent? How low do you take the temperature and for how long?
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    method2mymadness

    method2mymadness Well-Known Member

    I didn't get any residue or.anything on filter also it came out.same consistency almost little less stable
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    Fadedawg

    Fadedawg Well-Known Member

    If you have done a non polar extraction, you most certainly have extracted non polar waxes, so not having any fall out during winterization, brings up the questions of how cold you got the alcohol solution and for how long, before filtering. Might you share your process and those two pieces of data?
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    method2mymadness

    method2mymadness Well-Known Member

    Ya this is all new to me I used 99% froze for 48 hours u could c seperation it had a cloudy apperance on bottom half of jar used non bleached filter and used a heat pad and fan. Ime use to just a regular old purge or if.at buddys I use his vac purge oven

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    biglungs

    biglungs Active Member

    i used 99.9 iso on my BHO put it in the freezer on friday pulled it out on a tuesday let it all filter while in the freezer nothing
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    Kanivers

    Kanivers Active Member

    I'm pretty new at this too, but I winterized my liquid butane before it evaporated. I filtered it, then i cooked it down to scrape. I've never started with BHO before. Does it matter or change the end product?
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    Fadedawg

    Fadedawg Well-Known Member

    Ethanol works better for winterization than Iso. Ya'll might switch alcohols.
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    Fadedawg

    Fadedawg Well-Known Member

    Winterizing is technically extracting with a non polar solvent and then redissolving it in a polar solvent, before lowering the temperature and then filtering out the non polar waxes. Filtering the butane doesn't do the same thing.
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    Brokeoldbloke

    Brokeoldbloke Active Member

    Is winterizing an efective way of also removing any residual butane from the BHO since the butane evaporates at a lower temp then the alcohol? If so, is it comparable to using a vacuum set-up as far as removing the excess butane goes?
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    biglungs

    biglungs Active Member

    where does one get the proper ethanol in CA???
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    method2mymadness

    method2mymadness Well-Known Member

    Was just about.to ask that .
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    Kanivers

    Kanivers Active Member

    Yes I understand the polar/non polar thing. I didn't filter just butane, I filtered butane and ethanol mixed together. Then because butane boils around 32 degrees and ethanol boils around 173, the butane is removed first. Then vacuuming is done without heat, because ethanol boils out at 28hg at sea level under vacuum.

    I want to know if it matters how far you take the butane down before you add ethanol. Is it better to A. Make BHO, then dissolve in ethanol, winterize, then filter or B. extract with butane but then add ethanol right away before its reduced, then winterize?
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    Guzias1

    Guzias1 Well-Known Member

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    rastakolnikov

    rastakolnikov Well-Known Member

    In terms of removing butane it may even be superior.
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    Fadedawg

    Fadedawg Well-Known Member

    Evaporating away the alcohol from a winterized BHO will remove the residual butane. A vacuum is faster and will do it a lower temperature.
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    Fadedawg

    Fadedawg Well-Known Member

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