This is going to be my first post on this message board. My usual MB doesn't really deal with extracts, just growing.
I have read many different techniques for a BHO purge to shatter or budder (personally looking to make shatter), on these message boards, IC, Rollitup, but have not gotten a clear idea on timing and temperature of the purge. Read all the posts by HMK, Ninja, and everyone else who posts about BHO.
So...... This is my setup so far. Two massive tubes which hold 90 grams each run.
I load the tubes with indoor or outdoor trim which has been blended after being super dried. I use 6X9 flat bottomed baking tins which I keep in a just below boiling water bath. For each 90 gram tube, I use 3 cans of Vector.
I do 3 runs into each tin, changing the water bath inbetween runs, and ending up with between 30-50 grams in each tin.
After the third and final run for each tin, I dunk the tin in the electric skillet to heat the extract, and then work the extract left in the tins with two puddy knives, and toss it back into an electric skillet on warm (160*F) for the first big purge, and turn off the skillet until the water cools. Below is a shot of the puddy knives, and then the first purge in the skillet.
After cooling, I throw them in the freezer for 30 min., and then back in the 160* water for another purge until the water is cool.
I just can't seem to make shatter OR budder! After the 2nd or 3rd purge and cooling, my oil looks like this in warm water,
and it stays really taffy-like, and impossible to handle without angel hairs landing on every thing.
1. Is my problem that I don't spread the extract thin enough? Too deep with 30-50g of extract to turn hard? Maybe transfer to a large round casserole dish to purge? Is this a large batch specific problem, like if I only do 2 runs into each tin giving more surface area, will it turn?
2. Is my purge all wrong?
I have seen many people's recipes for purge, but none are time and temperature specific. I have been experimenting with every conceivable option, but am still ending up with taffy.
Any expertise would be much appreciated, and thanx in advance.