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#1 sammy1956

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 07:11 PM

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It's supposed to be 5x, but somebody on this forum claimed it was 1x. Anybody know if this is true?

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 07:19 PM

Come from the same factory as Vector.  

Different can.

Maybe it is different butane too, but I doubt they run two separate lines at the factory.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 07:22 PM

I've never had a problem with Power
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Posted 07 July 2010 - 07:25 PM

blue can= good
yelow can ≠ No good

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 11:18 AM

Thanks for those responses. It's made in Korea. Is that where Vector comes from?

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 11:20 AM

Yup,  Korea is like butane country....it's their leading export.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 11:28 AM

fredperry said:

blue can= good
yelow can ≠ No good

black can = best ~ :thumb:


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Posted 08 July 2010 - 11:52 AM

+1.. black can is the best but harder to find. kind of expensive as far as butane goes but worth it. when you find a spot with it you can see if they'll do a deal on a whole box. tell them if they give you a good price on a box you'll keep coming back. if they ask why you are using so much butane, tell them you are a chef/caterer and you use it for Creme Brulee's and stuff, lol.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 12:26 PM

IMO Vector has a distinct perfume smell....also leaves a lot of white residue on a paper if you spray it straight.

Power has perfume added....same amount of residue on a paper.

King also no scent added...and begins with a higher quality butane....less white residue.

Callibri, no scent added...less white residue

Akavir, no scent added....almost zero residue.  

Yeah it's expensive....IMO it's worth it for the lack of residue and perfume.  

How may of you have bought them all and done back to back runs comparing them?  

I have.... took a half lb of trim about 9 moths ago, got two cans of every butane brand I could find, and compared to find the "best".....what I found is 90% of them are exactly the same with different graphics on the can...but the brands without added perfumes taste better, and those brands have less lingering residue when sprayed straight also...the number of times the butane was filtered seemed to have no bearing on the amount of left over residue at all.

Remember the only thing being purged is the tiggy-tane.  

The additives (like smells added so you know if your can is leaking, not a bad thing in most cases) and the contaminants stay in, so best to have as few as possible to start with probably, and while 5x filtered is a great concept (it must be the cleanest right?) the reality is far more complex as there are more factors than simply how mant filters it is run through how many times...(especially if it is the same filter 5 times...that might actually put contaminents back in after the first couple filter runs)

Edited by cephas, 08 July 2010 - 12:38 PM.


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Posted 08 July 2010 - 01:06 PM

^ I'll take ur word for it ~ :thumb: !

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 02:11 PM

power 5 is all good , trust me . EVEN KING IS OK .
YELLOW NEON  = SHITY BUTANE FOR SHITY HASH MAKERS.
i go through about 2 cans a day of power 5 x , no worries , its pure

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#12 MF_CANNABEAST

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 07:48 AM

saponification anyone?
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Posted 28 August 2010 - 08:35 AM

MF_CANNABEAST said:

saponification anyone?

no.



anyways, 5x in the blue can is fine, ive ran them back to back with vector, I think the vector has more propellant, better for blasting the nugs.

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 09:55 AM

i was gonna start a 5x purified disposable lighter business, and market the medical cannabis market, but as i started research, i found that all butane is tainted with toxins i.e. the can(residuals from manufacturing), the machines filling the can(lubricants to keep the machine operating) and on and on...

most of these companys are surprised when they hear their product is being used for manufacturing a concentrate, to be ingested, thru smoking :der:

your all playin bad science, imaho. dr. butaneNstein

tb is gonna set us straight, here soon, with some test results.

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 02:17 PM

rix said:

black can = best ~ :thumb:


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a matter of opinion, I don't like vecotr i use power.  not because of the price but because of the results I netted when I tested both the vector and power side by side.  do the butane mirror test and see what you find.  vector ALSO kicks me in the back of my throat in a special way, not really good or bad just obvious.  Power does not.  ENJOY!  my local shop has case of power for $33!


chemicals can be purged out if your purge method is correct which 9 out of 10 people do not do it correctly that I have seen.  They either use to much starting material per run or the dont purge it out enough and its more of a butter then stable amber glass.  All BHO should be 100% stable, if you left it in the plate and turned the plate upside down it should never fall down......ever.  properly purged concentrate is rock solid and this is why it scrapes in shards if you do not heat the bottom of the pyrex before you scrape (to the new kids out there obviously dont torch the BHO directly, use in direct heat, torch it from the bottom.  I have no scientific data to back this up but if anyone is actually doing testing I would love to join the team and begin scientifically recording what I make.  I think that if you understand the processes while making BHO rather then just doing what you saw someone else do or what someone else told you to do is the KEY.  If you use a fridge or freezer you OBVIOUSLY do NOT understand the process lol, that imho and experience is 100% Myth.

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 04:53 PM

randomee said:

a matter of opinion, I don't like vecotr i use power.  not because of the price but because of the results I netted when I tested both the vector and power side by side.  do the butane mirror test and see what you find.  vector ALSO kicks me in the back of my throat in a special way, not really good or bad just obvious.  Power does not.  ENJOY!  my local shop has case of power for $33!


chemicals can be purged out if your purge method is correct which 9 out of 10 people do not do it correctly that I have seen.  They either use to much starting material per run or the dont purge it out enough and its more of a butter then stable amber glass.  All BHO should be 100% stable, if you left it in the plate and turned the plate upside down it should never fall down......ever.  properly purged concentrate is rock solid and this is why it scrapes in shards if you do not heat the bottom of the pyrex before you scrape (to the new kids out there obviously dont torch the BHO directly, use in direct heat, torch it from the bottom.  I have no scientific data to back this up but if anyone is actually doing testing I would love to join the team and being scientifically recording what I make.  I think that if you understand the processes while making BHO rather then just doing what you saw someone else do or what someone else told you to do is the KEY.  If you use a fridge or freezer you OBVIOUSLY do NOT understand the process lol, that imho and experience is 100% Myth.

off for my last final and im going to Ace it im sooo ready!

Care to share your purging method?

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 01:38 PM

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+1.. black can is the best but harder to find. kind of expensive as far as butane goes but worth it. when you find a spot with it you can see if they'll do a deal on a whole box. tell them if they give you a good price on a box you'll keep coming back. if they ask why you are using so much butane, tell them you are a chef/caterer and you use it for Creme Brulee's and stuff, lol.

When you say the black can you are talking about the black Power 3 can right? Black can clear cap? Made in Korea ect

Here's the can I'm talking about I had never seen it before, just the yellow POWER cans with red caps, the orange POWER cans with yellow caps and the blue POWER 5X cans with blue caps but never had I saw these black ones with the clear cap so I'm hoping this is the "rare" POWER butane black can cuz I get it for $3.50 a can...

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 01:43 PM

I was getting a butane fart smell left behind in my budder made with Neon and then I switched to Power being the only brand I could find that I saw was ok to use and the end product is incredible! Super potent and tasty rock candy...

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 02:06 PM

ThunderKid916 said:

I was getting a butane fart smell left behind in my budder made with Neon and then I switched to Power being the only brand I could find that I saw was ok to use and the end product is incredible! Super potent and tasty rock candy...

Neon shouldnt be too bad? it passes the mirror test and its 3x i thought. anyone else use Neon before?
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Posted 20 December 2010 - 02:46 PM

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Neon shouldnt be too bad? it passes the mirror test and its 3x i thought. anyone else use Neon before?

i beleive they add sulfur so you can smell the leaking tane.

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 07:02 PM

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i beleive they add sulfur so you can smell the leaking tane.
  ya it smells like it, how ever i found some some called mega 5x and it passes the mirror test as well as not smell bad, i might try this or buy some lucienne not sure
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Posted 07 January 2011 - 12:31 AM

need somewhere in long beach for a cheap case or somewhere i can get to via mta. king vector or power or anything clean and atleast 3x rep me
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Posted 07 January 2011 - 09:45 AM

Really...no offense but Butane Hash- how is that medicinal?  For me, I want my medicine to be as pure and in it's essence as it can be.  Adding toxins to extract when extraction can be done with water makes no sense to me IMHO.  Nothing beats a cold water extraction - again it's all in the drying and curing.

While I am on the subject - 420 Energy Drinks? Really?  What is the "medicine" in this product? If you have a known heart condition, or are taking any herbal supplements or medications that produce stimulant effects, the adjunctive use of guarana preparations may increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart attack or stroke.
(Read more: Long-term Effects Of Guarana | LIVESTRONG.COM)

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 11:23 AM

Isn't producing BHO a felony?




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