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minipunch
592 days ago in
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Question:

half-filling BHO extractor tube?

I am wondering if the outcome will still yield properly if I only fill my glass BHO extractor tube just a little more than half way full?? Or does the tube have to be stuffed to the brim?!?

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  • JGwntworth
    592 days ago

    from my experience running a half packed tube will affect your yield.

    the key is to create tight pressure inside the tube have you thought about getting a stainless steel tube and cutting it to size for your smaller runs?

    running a full tightly packed tube increased my yield percentages by 7-10%

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  • Mike-420
    592 days ago

    Im my experience as long as u get the weed pushed down as close to the bottom where the liquid will come out then how much u put in the tube is irrelevant :D

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  • JGwntworth
    592 days ago

    I feel even if you push your bud down to the filter end of the tube it still affects the yield because you have now pushed your bud and it is loose inside the tube allowing the butane to channel most likely around the outside of the bud log rather than soaking through the entire material
    And it can still happen on a Semi-packed tube when you dont push your log back torwards the screen because the pressure will cause the log to blast down ward creating a blow out or just simply causing the log to shift and become loose thus channeling the butane rather than a complete full soak like a tightly packed tube would give

    if the tube is not full there is room for the tane not to wash through the bud no matter what direction you pack it why not create tight pressure where the tane has no were to run through besides the log

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    • minipunch
      591 days ago

      Makes sense, this is what I was thinking.


  • app25
    591 days ago

    Sure you can supplement pressure but you want the tube packed tight so the butane must force its way through slowly and evenly, any time you are running BHO pressure is very important for your yield. Not to meantion if you let the plant matter get loose one bit, you might as well just spray butane into your extraction lol, you want it tight to trap the butane in rather than spraying it straight through, but not too tight because you want it to come out with the goodies. If you run a half tube make sure there is enough pressure on the plant matter and you shouldn’t have a problem

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    • Mike-420
      591 days ago

      Then explaine why my yeilds from running 1/4′s at a time far exceed those of running a full ounce at a time? ….

      Smaller runs ftw :D

    • app25
      591 days ago

      As I said, effective pressure relays zero problems according to quantity, as long as you supplement correctly. That being said, you are probably translating your OZ runs to your 1/4 runs improperly. I can’t simply explain what you are doing wrong on your OZ runs but that could range from the types of filters, butane, pressure consistancy, strain, resin, quality of the plant, assuming you are keeping these variables completely consistant when doing runs, I am not sure what tube you are using how much butane you run in your OZ vs 1/4. Rnning butane through a larger volume with a lack of compensation for these variable can result in you wasting precious errl.

    • Mike-420
      591 days ago

      Or its more likely that even with a small run the entire batch is being soaked w/ butane and im still extracting everything w/ a loose packed tube vs running a fully packed tube :D

    • Mcdabbers503
      591 days ago

      i get like 18% with a half full pack… i get 25% from 4 grams loose pack… i havent done a big run scince mike told me about mini runs

    • app25
      591 days ago

      Like I said, pressure is what is important, sure I’m not doubting you yield nicely soaking your matter in butane(not sure how your purging goes) but your yield is your error, 1 oz ran effectively in 1 or 2 runs will equal your four separate runs of the same material, it just depends on filters pressure resin quality tube butane and effective purging and the person making the product

    • minipunch
      591 days ago

      Hmm very interesting. Although these answers may not have solved my question, they have provided me with helpful insight into it. Guess i’ll just have to try it out and see what works for me

    • kooncetim1
      415 days ago

      why do blow outs happen? my extractor coffee filter blew out twice and one time the actual extracter blew out?


  • Mcdabbers503
    591 days ago

    you can run 4 grams with an ounce tube my brother small runs yeild way better “FOR ME” the matterial will pack its selfdown but be mindful the butane will over flow out the top of the tube carrying some plant material down into the dish so just blast burts and keep butane in the tube… also quallity from half packed is still dank i notice no quality loss

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    • Mcdabbers503
      591 days ago

      however a mini run full of unground nug will yeild some of the best oil you have ever made


  • JGwntworth
    590 days ago

    Im not saying a partially packed extractor wont give you a good yield today i ran eight in a quarter tube so it had a little space and got a 22% yield I am happy with but on a regular consistent basis I do not get that it very’s so much i have no control over my yields ranging 13-25% on a partially pack extractor but with a full extractor i yield over 20% every single time!

    Below i posted a link to a little diagram i found on toke city can you guys picture something like this see the gap between the extractor and the green bud this is where your butane is channeling out and not completely soaking your bud and affecting your yield
    http://i49.tinypic.com/30mbtyt.jpg

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