Hey everyone, there appears to be a bit of water content in my badder, evidenced by this picture, and excessive sizzling when dabbed. This batch was a small pour, and my post-processing technique consisted of holding the jar tightly in my hand, whipping it. Then putting it on a slide warmer the next day @85 while whipping it. I’m assuming the pour was a bit too butane heavy, and it dragged in atmospheric moisture as it off gassed. Has anyone see this before? Is there any decent technique for removing the moisture?
That’s typically what I do, but on this batch I think it happened as I let the splatter platter off gas. Doubtful that it happened from extraction, but there is a chance a water droplet or two may have fallen off the collection into the platter when I split the two
Now that I think about it, this run was before I switched my tane over. Temps were very cold tho. And it off gassed at ambient, not enough tane to frost the outsides. You guys think a couple drops of water falling off my collection into the platter when I took it apart could cause this?
With that amount of condensation buildup I’d say it’s more than just a drop or two falling in. If you’re off gassing at ambient temp the butane is colder than the air around it and you’ll draw moisture in. Apply some heat while off gassing and you’ll avoid this. With that much moisture present this may or may not be your issue. It’s definitely possible the moisture was already present in your solvent.
Have you tried leaving it in a bag of rice overnight
Nah but really though, getting moisture out of oil is pretty easy and there’s going to be a lot of correct answers here. How big of a batch are we talking and how quickly do you need it removed? What are you storing the bulk of it in now?
I just had a moisture issue from winterizing with 190.
I spread it thin as paper with dehumidifier pulling down to 20 to 30% humidity with fans.
I sometimes think i wick in moisture after the pour when its rainy outside and really high humidity? Just an observation
Even when I’ve picked up moisture during an extraction, I’ve never had it off gas onto the lid of a jar like that.
My best guess is you stored it in the fridge/freezer and opened it up before allowing it to get to room temp. The jar and it’s contents would be colder than the air around it, and cause condensation to form on and in the jar.