So...I've made honey oil twice now, using Hexane and coffee filters and it comes out black. How do you get yours to come out Amber like it does..? Is it the solvent you use, the product you start with or some other thing that keeps yours amber colored..? I used dry bud and sugar leaf, with a 90 day cure, ground in a coffee bean grinder. I then dissolved the trichs in the hexane over low heat for three minutes. I poured off the liquid, repeated the process to get the rest of the trichs. I then filtered all of the solvent solution through a coffee filter before boiling off the Hexane. (basically, I'm using Rick Simpsons method)
The oil looks amber when it's spread thin, but when it's poured into a vial it is black. It tastes like a bitter sweet, nutty oil. It smokes or vapes very nicely. It's sweet and tastey when vaped.
Am I missing a process or doing something wrong..? I want my oil nice and amber looking, but I can't seem to get there. I get approx. 1/2 ounce of oil from 1/4 lb of bud/sugar leaf starting product.
Any help would be deeply appreciated. I'm about ready to grind up 1/2 lb of DJ Short Blueberry to make my next batch...it would be great if it came out yellowish/amber in color.
Hey JW. I just made HHO for the first time using a cold extraction method, and mine also came out really nicely golden but looks very dark when in the pot. Apart from not heating the hexane, I didn't pour out any liquid. I also left mine for 48 hours to dissolve in the hexane before filtering. I started out with 2oz ground bud and got 4.3g HHO (maybe a bit more, there's still some in the tray!). Link to the photos is here.
From all I've read up on hexane/butane/solvent extractions, it's much more THC selective than alcohol extractions so you can leave the green in there for longer (cold) to make sure you get maximum THC extraction. With warming you should get even more out. Hope this helps.
Yea...mine looks just about the same as yours, amber yellow when in a thin sheet, but kinda dark when you vial it up. I'm curious. Have you tried to dissolve the HHO in Glycerin yet..? How did that go..?
Thanks everyone...and by all means, HM..please post the blow by blow..! I'm dying to get good at this..!
Not yet JW....have just purged the small pot in boiling water but it still needs more purging under constantly boiling water. Am smoking some of the HHO that was on the evap tray right now - had to use iso to get it off and then evap that - but it's lovely....delicious in fact. Loving the R1 bowl to smoke it in too. Will try some HHO with glycerine after I've got the hang of the tinctures...just don't want to waste any precious hex or HHO. Any day soon I'm going to refine that killer TW bubble using the hex though, and maybe I'll make tinc from that (jeez, can you imagine? those would be some trippy drops)
but why? bored or something? after a few years of smoking pastes aka budder, and pure hard oil types of butane extracts my opinion is the hard clearlike oils are tastier to consume, as well as more durable. budder loses terpenes rather quickly.