For many people throughout the cannabis industry, the words hydrocarbon extraction often elicits very “polarizing” opinions. For some, it’s the ideal method for creating the best cannabis concentrates currently available. For others, it provokes images of toxic by-products and explosive outcomes. The reality of course, is somewhere in between. If done correctly hydrocarbon extraction can definitely produce some incredible products, but when performed incorrectly the results can often be disastrous both for the operators and consumers. Despite being able to use a wide range of compounds to perform this technique, most people focus on just a few molecules, namely butane, propane, pentane, and every so often hexane. Besides discussing the underlying chemistry for hydrocarbon extraction, we’ll compare the benefits and disadvantages between these molecules, the other extraction techniques, as well as tips and tricks to get the best possible products. We bet that you’ll be very surprised with our conclusions at the end of this episode. So, join us for the final section of the primary cannabis extraction suite focusing on the science of hydrocarbon extraction.