For personal needs, several years ago a set of two pyrex baking dishes exclusively for making hash oil was purchased. This is because 5-10 ounces of marijuana were processed into honey oil at a time.
After grinding the marijuana, fill the tube up with it. You want it filled and loose, not packed down tight.
*** butane: A can of butane will usually be sold by volume. The volume you will need is about 10 fluid ounces (300 milliliters) of butane for each ounce of marijuana you intend to process.
See the comparison image of the relative size of the ground up marijuana, it’s several times larger than grains of table salt.
Turn the butane gas can upside down and dispense the gas into the tube via the single top hole.
The honey oil will be fairly cohesive and can be scraped off and collected to be stored or used, after the butane has fully evaporated.
WORK OUTDOORS away from living entities or anything that might catch on fire if the butane contacts any kind of spark. Work away from anything that might produce a spark. Ensure you are the only victim, if things go wrong.
One end of the tube has a single 5/32 inch (3.97 mm) hole that the tip from a butane can will fit in. The bottom end is capped with 5 separate smaller holes that are 1/16 inch (1.59 mm) diameter in it, to allow the butane and oil to flow out.
1 — Remember butane is extremely flamable and can cause an explosion in a confined area. You must work outdoors at a safe distance from anything that might produce a spark.
How to make hash oil with marijuana and butane.
So while butane extraction is perhaps the most common method of producing honey oil, there is a safer, less toxic method of producing concentrates.
At the most basic, shatter is a marijuana concentrate with all of its molecules stacked one on top of the other (like a wall). Because of that molecular arrangement, shatter is often translucent and exhibits peanut-brittle-like characteristics.
The nice thing about the extraction process is that it can be performed on all manner of marijuana plant matter. You can take your trim, your shake, even your cast-off material, run it through an extraction process, and come up with some pretty good honey oil.
Ice water extraction uses only natural materials, is extremely clean, and yields a pure product with no chemical residue. It may be a bit more labor-intensive, and take more time, than butane extraction, but for purity and peace of mind, it can’t be beat.
Honey oil is most typically made through a process called solvent extraction. This just means that some solvent (like isopropyl alcohol, chloroform, or carbon dioxide) is pushed through the marijuana plant matter to strip away the trichomes and other chemical goodies. When the “stripping” process is complete, the solvent is removed leaving the THC, CBD, CBN, terpenes, and flavonoids behind.
Honey oil is really only used for one thing: to make shatter and wax. These are the two forms that are most readily useable in the dabbing process. Think of honey oil as a transition phase between the bud you smoke and the stuff you dab. Shatter and wax are really just cooled and dried forms of the honey oil.
Ice water extraction is a non-solvent method for producing honey oil. Just as with butane extraction or any of the other extraction methods, the resulting honey oil can then be used to create shatter or wax.
When agitation is complete and all the resin glands have been extracted from the plant, the THC-laden solution is filtered leaving behind the honey oil. Granted, it’s a bit more complicated than we’ve described here, but you get the idea.
Honey Oil: Everything You Need To Know For decades, if not centuries, smoking was the best, most convenient method of reaping the benefits that marijuana had to offer. Joint or bong—it didn’t