It’s the bomb. BHO is made much the same way as honey oil, except the solvent of choice is butane. Oh, and there’s no “cooking” the solvent away. It literally has to be blasted through a high-pressure piece of machinery. And in a second the solvent is removed from the mixture. What’s left is some extremely potent shatter, wax, oil – it all depends on how it is handled after extraction.
When it is extremely pure, it takes on the form of an amber coloured glass, and shattering like glass when you smash on it. BHO can reach up to 85% THC level if it’s done correctly, removing the remaining butane. We’re a step up from that finger hash our forefathers were making, aren’t we?
Cannabis concentrates usually retain the smell and taste of pure . The solvent should technically dissolve the majority of cannabinoid, flavonoid and terpenoid profile, meaning that not much about the flavour is lost. However, if there is any Butane left in the final product, it isn’t just extremely dangerous, but it also tastes terrible.