Cannabis concentrates can be confusing, even for seasoned consumers. Rosin or Live rosin? Sugar or sauce? Badder or Budder? The choices can be a bit overwhelming.
Below we will show you just how each concentrate is a little different from the last. Cannabis concentrates can come in many textures, shapes, colors, and consistencies. However, the differences generally stem from factors like moisture, temperature changes, and physical agitation.
Most concentrates are consumed by “dabbing” aka flash vaporizing a dollop of cannabis extract through a temperature-specific heating method like a dab rig, e-rig, or vaporizer. However, some people like to get creative and use extracts to top their joints, blunts, or bowls. Remember everyone has a different experience so what works for a friend might not work for you. Concentrates are typically more potent than flower, so if you’ve never dabbed – consume with caution.
Sauce- mixture of thca crystallites with terpene sauce. Thicker, stickier, and more viscous in texture than sugar, has more uniform & prominent crystalline structure.
Rosin- solventless, shatter like concentrate made from heating and pressing dried flower, hash, or kief together.
Live Rosin- solventless, made from pressing bubble hash that was derived from freshly frozen flower.
Live Resin- solvent-based, usually BHO, high-quality, flavorful concentrates produced by flash-freezing the whole cannabis flowers then extracting them.
“Live” products are frozen immediately after harvest and are often preferred for their the pungent aromas of the live plant or the terpenes.
Badder- whipped under heat with a terpene oil layer which creates a workable cake-batter like texture.
Budder- is whipped post-purged resulting in a consistency that is easily workable. Budder is more stable than crumble but less oily than a baddercrumble
dried oil with a crumbly honeycomb consistency.
Shatter- golden to amber colored concentrates made with a solvent producing a translucent, brittle, glass-like texture.
Ice Wax- created by using water, ice, & mesh screens to extract trichomes into a fine, grainy, sand-like texture.
Wax- concentrate whipped in the purging process.
Hash- kief compressed into a block like shape.
Bubble Hash- uses water, ice & mesh screens to extract trichomes into a paste-like consistency.
Dry Sift- dry sift uses fine mesh screens to sift the dried flowers, separating trichome heads from the plant material, also known as kief.
Distillate- exposes a winterized & heat decarboxylated extract to heat & vacuum, commonly used as a base for most edibles & vape cartridges.
Crystalline-isolated cannabinoids in their pure crystal structure.