How To Make Marijuana BHO (Butane Hash Oil) Safely

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Making Marijuana BHO (Butane Hash Oil) Safely

Making Marijuana BHO (Butane Hash Oil) Safely

It is a product of many names: BHO, honey, erl, hash oil, honeycomb, honey toast, wax, shatter, glass, whip, comb, ‘tane, and more. As its popularity increases, more and more people are learning about butane hash oil (BHO) made from marijuana. There’s a reason it’s becoming so popular in recent years.

BHO sounds scary but can be extremely enjoyable when it is prepared correctly. Many people choose to make it themselves so they know exactly what is in it, and can rest assured that it was made safely.

This article will help you understand what it is and how to make BHO from marijuana in a safe and healthy way. Please keep in mind that it was written for information purposes only!  ILGM does not encourage any illegal activity and take no responsibility on what you do with this information.

What exactly is BHO?

What exactly is cannabis BHO

Butane hash oil is called this because of the process required to make it. Marijuana trimmings are put into a holding container of some sort, with butane pushed through until only the butane escapes, and the plant matter remains. This process allows for the cannabinoids to be removed from the marijuana by pumping the butane through the holding container. It becomes a liquid mixture of butane and marijuana, which is then evaporated in order to remove the harmful substances while keeping the good product, which is a waxy or honey-like substance.

Is BHO safe?
The key aspect of making BHO that is safe for consumption is the evaporation process. If the liquid substance is not evaporated correctly, then people might end up smoking both the good and the bad substances, making it unsafe and unhealthy. That being said, if you compare properly evaporated BHO with regular marijuana that most people smoke, good BHO is much more pure.

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While critics argue that smoking BHO must include a certain amount of butane being inhaled in the process, even with the purest and most properly prepared BHO, it’s important to consider that the average lighter also contains butane as fuel. If you use a regular lighter to smoke a pipe, then you are also bound to inhale some of that butane, aren’t you?

Of course, any type of smoking is going to come with unavoidable and unhealthy aspects. Smoking anything is never going to be as healthy as inhaling pure air. Many assert that smoking BHO is better than smoking raw marijuana with a pipe, however, so that makes it worth it for some who enjoy smoking BHO.

It is also important to consider your personal security. In California, for example, BHO is completely illegal. That means making it, selling it, or even having it are all considered a felony. In addition to it being a security risk for those using it, distributing it, and making it, it also means it is difficult to ensure safe laboratory conditions when it needs to be done in secret. Safety gear is generally at a bare minimum during illegal extractions, and many new people who are interested in making BHO are given misleading information, such as “just don’t smoke while you make it, and you’ll be fine.” This is extremely misleading and a dangerous lie. When there are no official rules or regulations, however, dangers increase.

Is making BHO safe?

Is making  marijuana BHO safe

No. Making BHO is a completely different process from smoking it. It is possible to do it safely, especially if you are an expert or are partnering with an expert to make it, but the amount of risk involved is extremely high. Messing up in any tiny way is extremely dangerous to your well-being, and even to your life. Do not make BHO if it is your first time.

When making BHO you must take every precaution possible. Butane is highly flammable, all extractions must be done outdoors, doing extractions indoors can be extremely dangerous, meaning you could catch yourself and your house on fire easily.  Always keep a fire extinguisher nearby and make sure to wear safety equipment like gloves and eye protection.

There are many documented cases of people blowing themselves and/or their apartments up while attempting to make BHO. People were burnt from an accident during the process and later died in the hospital. Not only is this damaging to their own lives (and the lives of others), but it also is damaging the reputation of BHO in general.

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Making BHO yourself without knowing what you’re doing could not only result in harming yourself but even if you survive the process, it could also harm others. Plenty of rookie BHO-makers feel as though they have confidently and safely made BHO for others to smoke, and then it turns out that they did not perform the evaporation process completely properly, and then have caused other people to inhale unhealthy substances. Not only that, but it also gives the BHO movement (not to mention the marijuana movement) a bad name — which is something we in the marijuana industry do not need right now.

The process of making BHO is also illegal in most places, so you should think long and hard about whether making your own BHO is actually worth all the risks involved.

 

How to make BHO

How to make cannabis BHO

With the above warning aside, we have committed to providing you with information to make your own BHO. If done correctly, there are a lot of positive aspects to making your own BHO, and it ultimately is safer for you (assuming you know what you’re doing). Therefore, the below instructions are provided for those interested in making their own BHO.

Which butane should you use?
Before collecting the necessary ingredients for making BHO, you will need to make an informed decision about which type of butane to use. There are two general types to choose from: Isobutane and N-Butane. Other types of butane likely have propane mixed in. While generally less expensive, Isobutane is often considered more hazardous and toxic than N-Butane. N-Butane, therefore, works best for this recipe. Not only is it safer, but it also works better for extraction and will not leave behind a residue in your final product.

You can find pure N-Butane in gas supply companies, but not in retail stores. The most reliable companies include Win, Sarome, Cora, CTC, Colton, Dunhill, Ventti, Colibri, Calor Gas Match, Unilight, Supergas, K2, Lucienne, Newport, Nibo, Fackelman, and Davidoff. To check the quality of butane from a company you aren’t sure of, spray a large quantity of butane on a mirror, wait for up to 10 minutes, and see if there is a poor-smelling residue left over. If so, it’s not a good idea to use it for making BHO.

Which marijuana should you use?
Of course, we should also pay close attention to what kind of marijuana you should use for this recipe. The higher quality the marijuana, the higher quality your BHO will be — the importance cannot be emphasized enough. Your best bet is to use whole buds that are fresh, recently dried and put through the extractor. Grade A oil can be accomplished via one extraction; grade B oil can be accomplished on a second extraction after grinding up the buds.

INGREDIENTS:
– one 10-oz can of butane per 1-oz of marijuana
– one extraction tube
– one medium Pyrex dish
– one large Pyrex dish
– one electric heating pad
– one razor blade scraper
– a concentrate container
– a purging system (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Extract the marijuana. First, fill your extraction tube with the strain you have chosen. Prevent any air pockets from forming, and make sure the grass you are using is extremely dry. Fill the tube, pack it down, and then repeat until full and air-free. For less plant material, use a smaller tube.Next, fasten the screen (or a mesh coffee filter) to the bottom of the tube. Hold it over the medium Pyrex dish, then get your butane and put the nozzle right over the top hole in the tube. Allow the butane to flow into the tube, then wait for up to a minute until the liquid begins to drip into the Pyrex dish. Use as many butane cans as necessary. Allow the drip to continue for several minutes. The liquid should appear gold in color.
  2. Once you have completed the extraction process, you will need to evaporate the liquid so that the harmful butane can be removed. Get the large Pyrex dish and put the medium one inside of it. Then, put hot water in the outer, larger dish. This will cause the butane to begin to evaporate, which should take between fifteen and twenty minutes. Replace the hot water as needed to keep it hot. For your safety, be sure there is plenty of ventilation during this process.
  3. Purge it. Purging is the process to complete the removal of the butane honey/hash oil. Using a purging system is the best way to do it, but many money-conscious people prefer to use an electric heating pad instead. Simply set it to high heat, and then place the medium Pyrex dish on it for an hour or more. Watch it carefully. It is finished once the oil stops bubbling. Honey oil that has begun to become hazy or cloudy in appearance looks that way because of trapped butane. Purge it again to get rid of all the butane. One simple way of checking if there is any butane left in it is to touch it with a flame — if it catches, there is still butane that needs to be removed.
  4. Store the oil. Use the razor blade scraper to get all of the oil out of the dish, and then put it all into a concentrate container. As long as it remains in an airtight container that remains dark and cool, BHO can last a long time. If improperly stored, you can expect the substance to become dry, tasteless, and less potent.

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6 thoughts on “Making Marijuana BHO (Butane Hash Oil) Safely


By Chemist on 20 March 2016

No offense. Your advice is terrible on bho. A human should not be near the extraction site. You don’t even tell people to do it OUTSIDE or use pneumatic air ventilation. Using a line to separate the person from the site is imperative. 30″. Yes a small thin fuel line makes it as safe as filling a lighter. Site. Pyrex on ICE! With a barrier. Less than 1 oz a time. Blast. Now it’s tricky. You have a voc with a bp well below freezing point. Not good. Your not safe until it boils off. Should the extractor want to speed the process up you need to add heat. In the form of 90* water. Yup. Run a hose from your faucet and calibrate to 90*. Run. Purge. Wait. The material is safe after 97% is boiled off leaving basically the goo or slime. I’m 100% for cannabis but have considered strongly wording my opinion to lawmakers in my state that is about to legalize it. You should update this site with this. Don’t make bho at all let states end prohibition and buy co2 extracted stuff. However should some one want to do this they can do it safely. You don’t even tell people what to wear. So far I like the site but telling people to play with butane like that is damn near mentally retarded.


By Gomez T Fog on 20 March 2016

I have to agree with chemist on this one. I’m 100% for cannabis. I also luv this site. But screwing around with butane is not the smartest thing in the world to do. I won’t buy off the street cause i don’t want to encourage the fact that there might be a market for this stuff. It’s better to have the legal gear for extraction than to risk mayhem with butane.


By Curt Allen on 13 April 2016

BB I have a funny thing happen to one of ny plants.I had it inside under lights until it was about 5 inches tall. Then took it outside where i had some great worm dirt about 5 weeks into the grow i noticed it was so green it looked liked the darkest green i had ever seen.I also noticed all the white crystals onthe leaves .Now its about 7 weeks i have never seen anything like it i had people taking pictures of it that knew alot about growing.Anyway i had to try to understand how and why this plant was this way, well i had a airconditioner about 3 feet from the plant. So the plant was getting nice breeze coming off the 4 ton aircon. Well having installed probably 50 units ac i knew that it was just air from the outside hitting the plant unless a little bit of gas R22 was comi g out not much to notice by me but what about the plant .The reason im telling youguys this is i had select few that were into growing said they had never seen anything that looked that good or beautiful. Anybody have a opinion on why.


By latewood.ILGM on 14 April 2016

Curt Allen,

Perhaps you have a green thumb. It may be advisable to you, not to let everyone be privy to your grow. (Your post is off topic)

I suggest you join our support forum and start a topic in order to gain response from our many knowledgeable members.


By latewood.ILGM on 14 April 2016

Chenist & GomezT,

In view of your protests I re-read the entire article. I see warnings in the article and a sound tutorial on making Honey Oil. Sorry you disagree.

Disclaimer: For clarification. No one should attempt to make Honey Oil / BHO, or whatever you wan t to call the yield of this process! If you attempt this process; Be aware that you can blow yourself up!

Never attempt this process without 1st securing a well ventilated area, preferably outside. Do not smoke in highly combustible circumstances! Do not use metal implements during this process. Use Glass and PVC.


By Kris on 17 April 2016

Have to say I agree with Latewood, thorough disclaimer, and a tutorial, better info then the youth that want to try are going to get from the street, and they are going to try anyway, so here, be Careful. PS. to me youth is under 40.
Just my two cents.

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