3. The Production Process is Straightforward
Producers use butane to extract THC alongside other relevant products in the shatter production. Butane is a solvent that triggers the release of THC and other compounds. This leads to the formation process of a rpbust fluid called butane hash oil. The producers heat the oil, which removes the butane leaving behind THC and other products of cannabis available in a waxy resin. The resin is purified using different methods, which gives shatter and other compounds.
Another way of creating shatter is the close loop method. While it is similar to the previous approach, the solvent does not get in contact with air. This is a process used in the extraction of oil from food additives.
4. Production of Shatter can be Dangerous.
Butane is a highly flammable hydrocarbon. The production of shatter and butane hash oil should only be handled by a professional in a controlled setting. It requires extreme safety precautions to guard against any incident. According to the New York Times, there have been many home explosions and fire cases in Colorado when people tried to produce shatter at home using BHO.
For people who want to have their cannabis extracts made at home, an ideal way is to use non-explosive chemicals. Alcohol extracts, for instance, is not explosive even though flammable. There is the possibility of using distilled water as an extract as well. Anyone who wants to do this at home should exercise caution and avoid dangerous chemicals that create explosive gas. The problem is not with cannabis, but the butane. So, be careful.
5. Shatter& its concentration level
The THC level of Shatter can be as high as 70 or 80%. Therefore, it is one of the most highly concentrated cannabis available for use. Not only that, when you purify shatter, the concentration increases as the purification removes terpenes, which has the unique smell and taste of marijuana. For people who experience repulsion by the taste of cannabis, shatter is a viable alternative.