BHO refers to butane hash oil or butane honey oil, which is a form of cannabis oil with higher level of THC. It is generally made by utilizing butane solvent and small scale extraction equipment. The process is known as BHO extraction. It is regarded as one of several solvent-based extraction methods, which is capable of preserving the flavors, scents, and active properties of that strain. Let’s cover BHO and BHO extraction specifically in the following parts.
What is BHO?
BHO is a kind of cannabis concentrate made by stripping resin from marijuana bud. Its name comes from the fact that butane serves as the solvent to extract the oils from cannabis. It is typically used as recreational product as well as medical product. There are many types of BHO, including honey oil, budder, wax or honeycomb, crumble, pull-and -snap, and shatter. As concentrated forms of cannabinoids and terpenes, BHO can contain more than 90% of THC.
What is BHO Extraction?
BHO extraction refers to butane hash oil extraction as well as butane extraction, which plays an essential role in extracting a cannabis concentrate from the cannabis plant. It is actually a form of hydrocarbon extraction. It is a relatively simply process but very dangerous. The butane involving the extraction process is a kind of highly explosive gas. And Its product is known as butane hash oil (BHO), which can be used as both recreational and medical products. Compared to other extraction methods, BHO extraction gains its popularity for its effectiveness and low-cost.
What is BHO Extractor?
For commercial or industrial purpose, a closed loop extractor are generally used to extract BHO oil from the cannabis plant. An open loop extractor is only used in DIY home setups. In the closed loop extraction system, there is no loss of solvent. So it is much safer than the open loop extraction system where butane may leak out of one end of the tube. As we mentioned above, butane is highly explosive and flammable, which may lead to an explosion in an open loop system. Furthermore, the closed loop extraction system can capture any residual butane in the air to recycle it, leaving no butane behind. The whole process of the closed loop extraction system is much effective, safer and controlled compared to the open loop extraction system.
Butane Extraction Tips
Firstly, the butane should be stored in a cool, ventilated warehouse. The warehouse temperature should not exceed 30℃. And keep away from fire and heat.
Secondly, avoid exposing to direct sunlight. It should be stored separately from oxygen, compressed air, oxidant, etc.
Thirdly, the lighting, ventilation and other facilities during storage should be explosion-proof, and the switch should be set outside the warehouse.