Butane is a type of gas that is derived through the refinement of natural gas or petroleum. It is a flammable hydrocarbon that has many uses, including as a fuel source for disposable lighters, for a torch lighter, portable stoves, the extraction of butane hash oil. When burned, its flame can achieve a temperature of about 2700 degrees Fahrenheit.
Butane was discovered in the early 1900s, made through the process of refining natural gas or petroleum. Butane is colorless, odorless, and shapeless in its natural form. It is very flammable and inexpensive to produce. The gas has many different uses, such as in refillable or disposable cigarette lighters, camping stoves, torches, and refrigerant. It also serves as a fuel in industrial and commercial settings, primarily for high powered torches used to cut steel and other high strength metals.
Butane is refined in a four-step process once it has been extracted from natural gas or petroleum. Depending on the refinement process, butane gas can be a variety of qualities. One common method of determining the quality of purchased butane is to spray a small quantity at a mirror. Nearly all refined butane contains a small amount of paraffin wax to ensure operation of the lighter or torch; butane that leaves too much paraffin residue may be of questionable quality. Different uses need different qualities, and there’s a place for a variety of refinements.
Butane is a highly flammable gas that can be dangerous if not stored or used properly. It is used as a fuel source for small hand held lighters and torches, camping stoves, lamps, small power equipment, and generators. Many of our customers use butane for cannabis extraction.
For extraction purposes, butane is used to create butane hash oil, one of the most popular forms of cannabis concentrates.
The process tends to allow for stronger terpene preservation and expression than CO2, which results in a tastier and more aromatic cannabis concentrate where the individual strain flavor can really shine through
Butane is a non-polar chemical solvent which liquefies easily and when pushed through cannabis material, it will quickly dissolve the plant’s trichomes and cannabinoids. The resulting solution is a mixture of cannabinoids dissolved in butane. ISO butane blends are typically a mixture of butane and propane and offer a similar result, but is often believed to extract a more complete terpene profile. Depending on the type, BHO can be used in edibles, vape pens, topical creams, and tinctures, as well as smoked.
Butane hash oil extraction results in a variety of consistencies, all with differing tastes and effects. This allows for a wide selection of BHO products for consumers, including shatter, wax, oil, crumble, and live resin. In addition, BHO extraction is one of the strongest cannabis products on the market, with an average THC content of 75% but many products can contain up to 90%. Using pure or blended butane creates a variety of THC and CBD profiles, and can be unique to each brand. Eureka Oxygen has the butane gas you need for whatever use you have in mind. Give us a call to chat about your needs and how we can help!