Safety is a big concern with closed loop butane extractors.
One of the products that many people are searching for these days is called, BHO or butane honey oil. It has a number of other names, as well: shatter, glass, honey to name but just a few.
There used to be a butane extractor method to making this substance, but that has since improved with the availability of closed loop butane extractors. The reason for this is safety. It is a whole lot safer for a person to use the closed loop system as opposed to the old way of doing it. In a previous article, we shared the “easy” step by step process that was offered by a website and have come to find that it would absolutely not be easy at all for that to be accomplished. With this in mind, one of the best things that you can do as a cook (for lack of a better term) is to be as safe as possible when working with butane.
A website that focuses on the production of butane honey oil wrote a nice piece that is worth sharing on some of the safety precautions that can be used for the closed loop butane extractors. In the section of the article called “Safety,” they say: “Butane is highly flammable, so let us next talk about safety. First and foremost, always perform the extraction outside in a well ventilated area. Have a fire extinguisher handy, as well as a blanket to roll up in, should the unthinkable happen.
It goes without saying that smoking around a butane extraction is asking for a disaster, but I have literally grabbed the hand of folks starting to light up because they “forgot” where they were at and what they were doing. May I suggest that you leave your lighter and smokes somewhere else when you are doing extractions.
Same with your cell phone! Wear no synthetic fabrics, including your socks, because static electricity sparks probably ignite more butane unintentionally than bone headed smokers.
We use a fan to disperse the butane rapidly so as to keep it from pooling. Butane is heavier than air and will collect in low spots given its own devices. We use a plastic fan so that no sparks are created by a piece of gravel or other hard material passing through the fan blades.In dry cold conditions, we add a grounding strap to our cans, so as to not draw static electricity sparks between the can and the column.”
These simple steps will help to ensure that any butane extractorscan be kept in a safe space. It is also worth checking out some of the best products on the market. One of the best products that may be available is called the Terpp Extractors. This is actually a local product and all Terpp Extractorsare made in Northern Colorado. So the next time that you are thinking about buying some dabs, it is worth considering whether it will also be easy to make it yourself at home. Give it a try and never look back.