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Study Reveals Best Butane Brand for Solvent-Based Extraction

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Study Reveals Best Butane Brand for Solvent-Based Extraction

This new study offers extractors important insight into control during a solvent-based extraction process.

Oil, wax or shatter are just a few names for those well-loved concentrates that dabbers just can’t seem to get enough of. They are the result of a complex and delicate process called extraction. The precise methodology involves drawing cannabinoids out of the cannabis plant by dissolving them in a solvent.

When the plants are submerged in a solvent — typically butane, hexane or ethanol — active ingredients including cannabinoids and terpenes disintegrate into the liquid. After the solid plant matter is removed, only the potent compounds remain. This is the concentrated substance that gets people sky high.

The yield, potency and quality of a concentrate is heavily dependent on the solvent used to dissolve the active compounds. A recent study explored the different properties of premium butane brands. The group referred to four main data testing points in order to properly rate each product. They focused on the color of the first extraction, yield of concentrate per gram of starting material, time to complete the initial purge and the flavor profile of the finished extraction.

Between the four different brands, Whip It! Premium performed excellently every single category. With their brand, the extraction process yielded a beautiful, light yellow concentrate with a clean, smooth flavor that was favored by the tasting panel. The extraction also had excellent terpene preservation and wasn’t harsh like some concentrates that can cause deep coughing post-exhale. Whip It! Premium had exceptional color, yield and total purge time, coming in at just 11 minutes.

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By providing information about small but significant variables between different brands of butane, the study may help to increase the quality of concentrates for consumers everywhere.

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3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. jason

    October 13, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    I luv dabs

  2. allie

    October 13, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Was there any comparison of residual PPM of butane, hexane, neopentane, etc (fun neurodegenerative hydrocarbons) by brand, by strain, or even from one sample to the next? Of course this is largely dependent on skill, expertise and luck of your extract artist, but I think endorsing one brand as “the best” without considering this is short-sighted.

    • Ron

      December 6, 2018 at 11:23 am

      True ! I use way different Butane and believe me i DO NOT BUY EXPENSIVE SHIT ! And the extract is perfect and perfect in taste ! THE TRICK is the vac chamber offcourse , and how good the buds are in THC percentage .. All those things will get another vieuw of the opinion above 😉 My honeycomb cookies are a single trip to Hell hehehe sooooooooo tasty and soooooooooo UNEARTH HIGH

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