Semi-veteran BHO maker having low yield issues

Discussion in 'Growing Marijuana Indoors' started by BlazinBlizzard, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Hey guys hows it growing??

    So ive got more than my fair share of trim and smalls that ive been blowing for a while. started like everyone else ending up with over cooked hard amber glass that, got you high as fuck, but still sizzled and wasnt whipped. After the last 6 months of messing around, buying new blowers, learning how to whip, buying a vac purger... Ive been blowing IMO amazingly stable budder white play-doe, thats smokes super smooth...

    BUT as I look around here / other sources I hear that people are getting like 15-20% returns sometimes even more?

    I know i know its all about the product going in.. but are these kids full of shit? or blowing top buds? or am I just doing something wrong because the highest Ive evr pulled was around 7-10% normally its more like 5%.

    I have both 1 200g single blower that I run 4 cans through, and also have 2 66gx3tubs (so 6 total 66g tubs) that Ive tried running side by side... stilll undecided on which is better... I run gas till it drips white... I whip a little on low heat and then vac x3 or 4 whip a little more....

    I seem to end up with 4.5 - 8 grams of finished product.... off a 200g tube... granted I havent weighted the trim before to see how much it actually holds but its the Xtractionexperts 200g blower it says right on it.

    So Idk what the hell is going on... I dont wanna waste any more trim untill I get this figured out.. Any tips or tricks are welcome :wave:

    Jah Bless
  2. Yeah I've heard of people getting a lot but I think it has to do with what you put in. I do the same and stop pumping gas once it drips clear. I let it thaw and then do another run. The tube freezes so I let it thaw and run again. I get less then the first time but still enough to make it worth the butane use. What temp do you put it at? Also what kind of pump do you use to purge and at what psi?

  3. My first problem with this is
    1) You are telling us a percentage that is completely false.

    Weigh the damn product before you put it in the tube, if you are using a half pound of marijuana and only getting 6 grams? Shit man. I used half oz of this dank blueberry and chemdog and ended up with like what 2-2.5 grams. That was PVC plastic tubing and 1 can butane *****. But that was Indoor Oregon Chronic. Not sure what ur using.
  4. i mean im using fire trim, the little leaflets surrounding the actual nugs, and nugs that were to small.. smalls. its the trim and smalls of medicinal quality marijuana. its medicine.

    so idk that why i feel like its my method...

    might try to let it unfreeze and blow it again.
  5. I run about 2 oz's of super frosty trim and I usually get about 3-5 grams per run off of 2 cans of butane....I think most I've gotten from that 2oz tube was 7 grams. My friend helps me run it and he said that's more then he's gotten before.

    The 'tube' is about 1" wide and 18" long...I've always thought that if we used a thinner tube it would yield better but it would be much harder to pack the tube so I'm not sure it's worth the effort.

    *I've never done a second run after it thaws...I figured there wasn't enough left to make it worth it...but maybe I'll give it a try now ;)
  6. Heres some of my older shit... it looks just as stable now but id say even a little whiter... just these 4g pulls ahhh!

  7. After it thaws, run a little more through until you see it drip clear. I've gotten another gram using only another 1/3 of a can of butane.
  8. the solution seems to be running everything through a food processor before hand. getting 12 - 16 % now.... takes longer to get to whip bc of the yield but much more economical..

    it was already pretty fine to begin with, but chop and pack super tight seems to be the trick

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