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Making shatter smell/taste better? + Questions w/ technique

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Hello guys, I am fairly new at making my own BHO. I’ve only done 4 runs to date – all of which have been great quality but they all lack taste/smell. Here is the equipment I use.

I start off by dehydrating my product at

110 for a couple hours.

I use four coffee filters with a hose clamp

I blast it into a pyrex dish using 1 300ml can/ounce. Then I transfer the dish over to my skillet for a water bath. ** is the SKILLET suppose to be at temp of 100-120 or is the WAX suppose to be at that temp? **

I then transfer it over to my Vac chamber that’s sitting on a presto
griller. ** is the GRIDDLE suppose to be at temp of 100-120 or is the WAX suppose to be at that temp? **

After a couple hours pulling at vull vacum and heat this is my final product.

There is no smell and it taste like burnt rubber in a sense.

I am trying to obtain a glassy shatter and i got a stringy/hard shatter like consistency. Any tips? Thanks.

EDIT: My starting material is high-end mid grade bud (nug run). & b 122G starting material: 17.6G in the end.

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Run frozen wet to get maximum terpenes.

Avoid heat during purge.

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Run frozen wet to get maximum terpenes.

Avoid heat during purge.

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frozen wet for maximum terpenes but not maximum yield.. i ran frozen wet.. and ran 100 grams and only yielded 7 grams.. then.. i took the shit out.. dried it for about a week.. and then grinded it up.. and ran it again.. and got another 10 grams of still Very good potent.. and it still smelt fine.. i ran.. full nugs.. and ran 100 grams.. and got 14 grams.. and then ran 100 grams grinded up.. and got 20 grams. i also tried 95 grams of nugs.. and 20 grams of kief and i got 31 grams . tried the just kief soak in butane.. and kief from nugs with a quick screening with mainly trich heads yielded 70% weight.. did 50 grams and got 35 back.. and then did kief from trim.. and did 50 grams and got 19 back.. tried sfv og kush.. 28 grams.. and got 6.5 back.. and dinafem diesel 28 grams got 6.1 grams back. ak47 cherry pheno 28 grams got 6.9 grams back.. and dinafem cheese got 6.2 back from 28grams.. ecsd 28 grams got me 7.2 grams .. and original haze 28grams got back 6 grams even.. but was super light in color and had this very sweet like candy lemony smell to it and the high was some of the best ive had in a long time..

yield wise.. u need to atleast dry it.. if u want max yield decarb it.. but u will get a more Sappy product.. and.. if u want mainly taste and smell i think the best time to do it is.. literally after like 5-8 days were the outsides are atleast pretty dry to the touch for best smell to yield and taste.. but with a strain taken to full maturity. an grown properly a nice dry and cured a week or 2 comes out AMAZING.

but try it out yourself.. we grabbed 8 tubes in the begining.. 3 tubes remain.. 2 14 inchers and 1 stainless steal turkey baster.. 3 glass 28gram tubes actually got a good 10-15 runs on them.. and then cracked and got tossed in the trash. and 1 tube i broke during the first pack.. cracked and broke .. pissed me off. and a stainless steel turkey baster which works great im going to buy a bunch of them for single strain headsmoke runs.. . but hey.. watchout for ebay.. some of the dudes on there are selling thin ass glass that will break if u pack them to hard.. or if they get hot and then cold. or go from very cold to warm.. its not fun. i got my moneys worth.. but i had to be extra careful.. and not to mention.. after i bought them.. people started making the ones with can holders.. and a place in the glass were u could hold it without a glove and u wouldnt get frost bite.. and then the stands so u didnt have to hold anything.. and then the double lips.. and the big single lips so u dont blow them out.. but wen i got the small ones they were just tiny glass tubes with a hole in 1 end.. and barely any lip at the end to hold the filters on there.. they sucked compared to wats out there now..

Hello guys, I am fairly new at making my own BHO. I've only done 4 runs to date – all of which have been great quality but they all lack taste/smell. Here…

Wax Quality: How to Tell the Good From the Bad

By Bryson K.
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Wax is a very potent form of marijuana. If you have ever smoked weed and wax, then you know that wax is much stronger. But just like weed, wax has different qualities. So, there is good wax out there, and there is also bad. But do you know how to tell the difference? Many people do not, so let’s dive into the difference in wax qualities and why it matters.

Why Does It Matter?

So why does wax quality matter? Well quality matters for two main reasons: your health and your high. The better the quality of wax, the healthier is it for your lungs. Bad quality wax can cause you to have heavier coughs and can be harsher on the lungs. Good quality wax is more pure and even has smoother hits. Also, the better the quality, the better the high. This goes for weed as well, but better qualities will get you much higher.

If wax is made incorrectly, then traces of butane can get left inside the wax. Smoking butane can be harmful for your lungs because it is toxic. Inhaling too much butane could even result in death. If you are not a professional at extracting cannabis into wax, then don’t try it at home. Also, always try not to smoke butane (your lungs will thank you). It can be inhaled through poorly made wax or even the smoke from a lighter or torch.

When wax is made poorly or with cheap supplies, it can come out dark and taste awful, which is an indicator that it is bad quality. Marijuana shops that are licensed and in legal states sell wax that is made professionally, so no need to worry about buying wax that is cheap and bad quality from these shops. On the other hand, wax that is produced and sold in the black market is often homemade and very cheap.

If you do make wax, or know all about it, then you know that wax can be made with two different concentrates: BHO and CO2. BHO is said to deliver a stronger high and better flavors than CO2, however, it does have some negative aspects. BHO wax can contain something known as residual solvents. These are chemicals that can irritate and possibly pollute your lungs. CO2 wax is more pure than BHO wax, so it is less likely to contain residual solvents. The downside to that is CO2 wax typically is weaker than BHO wax. For a healthier, but weaker, type of high, go with CO2 wax. Want to get very high and risk inhaling some residual solvents? Then take some dabs of some BHO wax!

How To Determine Wax Qualities

Now let’s talk about how to determine the quality of wax. There are a few different ways to tell, some more obvious than others. It’s recommended that you use two or more of these tips in order to get a more accurate answer. Using these tips below can help you decide on which wax to buy at the shop!

The first way to determine wax quality is by the shade. Usually, dark wax is bad quality, and wax that is clear or transparent is good quality. This is not always true if you are trying to find the best high, however, since many BHO concentrates come out a darker shade. But for a healthier high, then stick to this tip.

Above are two different types of wax. The dark wax is in the form of oil, and the clear wax is in the form of shatter. Thinking about my first tip, you would say that the dark wax is bad quality and the clear wax is good. Both will get you high, but the clear wax does have a better quality.

Does your wax taste good and full of flavors? Then you got yourself some good wax! Yes, another way to determine wax quality is by taste. If your wax does not taste good at all, then it is not good quality! The flavors that wax gives off can help determine how the wax was made. Now I’m not saying that you can name every ingredient and step to making wax just by smoking some, but if you do smoke a lot of wax, then you can probably tell if wax is good or bad quality just by tasting it.

That leads to my third tip: experience. The more wax you smoke, the better you will get at figuring out good quality from bad quality wax. This goes for just about anything, have you ever heard the saying “practice makes perfect?” Well its true! Smoke enough marijuana and you’ll be able to taste the difference in qualities just by inhaling it!

The “true” way to determine the quality of either weed or wax is by judging the high. This way is probably the most popular way used to determine if someone wants to continue smoking a strain or not. If you smoke it, and you like the high, then save it for later, because now you know that it is a strain you like. If the strain does not even get you high, then why smoke it (unless you are doing this for medical purposes)? Find the strains that give you a good high and stick to them!

One myth about wax quality is that you can determine it through the texture of wax. This myth is false, because wax comes in many different textures and forms. Each texture of wax has the ability to deliver the same high as any other texture. Wax can be in the form of oil, crumble, shatter, and many others. So if you think your wax is too hard or too runny, its probably because of the type of wax that you bought, not the quality.

If you use all of the tips above to determine the quality of your wax, then you will be able to figure out if that is a strain you would want to smoke again. I hope that I was able to help, if you have any comments or questions, then drop a comment below, or email me (located on the Contact Page). Happy dabbing!

Wax refers to cannabis concentrates, which are the most potent on the market. Ever wondered how to tell wax quality? In these simple steps…