Soap in wax?

Has anyone ever come across weird bubbles in their shatter while it’s in the oven? Do you think if growers were spraying plants with soap water to kill mites etc would the solvent pick it up when it’s blasted

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Can you post a picture? If my shatter is a little more on the pull and snap side it tends to bubble a lot more while purging, so it could just be that. Sadly, though, most soaps are non-polar, so they can be dissolved by butane, thus ending up in your extracts.

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It could be the result of contaminants in the butane if you didn’t distill it before use. If that’s not the case there isn’t really any way to really tell without getting it tested or asking the grower.
If it is soap then it could be removed with bleaching earth.