So I’m crafting cartridges from flower. First i process the material into BHO, since I dont have a dewaxing sleeve, I winterize my BHO afterwards. My question is, how purged does the BHO need to be, before dissolving in ethanol, and is it safe to purge my BHO at a higher temp? Is it safe to purge my bho at a 130’ f, I figured the oil will experience these high temperatures when I’m purging the ethanol, why not raise the temps and speed up my butane purge? I always did a low temp purge around 100’ F for 3 days. I’m purging with a chamber, running the vacuum pump intermittently to maintain full vac. Also, for a 10-20g slab, is 48-72 hours @ 130’ f excessive?
I’m trying to refine my process, and reduce the time to finish product. I perform 2 winterizing filtration of varying grades, and currently it takes nearly 10-12 days to make carts. With 2-3 days purging the bho, and 3 more days purging the ethanol after winterizing, and 4 days total in the freezer separating lipids/fats/oil. I know upgrading my equipment would help, a dewaxing sleeve is the ultimate goal, but in the mean time, is there a way i can expedite my process?