What is Cannabis Budder, How best to smoke it?
If you’re new to the universe of cannabis concentrates, you probably have difficulties maneuvering the maze of different cannabis terms describing various forms of extraction.
Wax, shatter, resin, crumble, rosin, budder — this is just the tip of the iceberg.
In this blog, we’ll tell you what budder is, how it’s made, and how to use it. We’ll also discuss the benefits and potential risks of using this marijuana concentrate.
What Exactly is Budder?
Budder is one of the many forms of cannabis wax. Wax carries different subcategories such as honeycomb and crumble, and a few others. All these forms vary in terms of viscosity and texture, which are important for understanding what budder is.
Budder falls between honeycomb and crumble. Honeycomb is a lightweight cannabis concentrate, one with an airy consistency. It looks like it has been pumped full of air, breaking apart easily when you try to handle it. Crumble is exactly what it sounds like — a cannabis concentrate that crumbles. The consistency of crumble makes it fairly easy to use as it can be fragmented by hand.
Budder is not as light and fragile as the honeycomb but neither does it break up apart into bits like the crumble. If you want to pick out a portion of budder to smoke it properly, you’ll need a dabber tool. A dedicated tool for handling concentrates before lighting them up in a dab rig. One thing these forms of cannabis wax have in common is the same extraction process, with all three created using CO2 or butane extraction.
How Is Budder Extracted?
The extraction process of budder calls for using chemical solvents, such as butane and CO2, as already mentioned above. These solvents soak through marijuana buds to bind to their precious resin and extract THC and CBD. In the next stage, these solvents are removed within the concentrate by heat and air pressure.
The end product contains the concentrated compound of the marijuana plant, usually ranging between 60% and 80% of THC (or CBD). Wax manufacturers employ variations to the different stages of producing cannabis concentrates to achieve unique consistencies and the resulting categories of concentrates.
What stands behind Budder’s texture?
It all happens when the cannabinoids that have been pulled from the cannabis plant starts to recrystallize during the extraction procedure. Then, the manufacturers use higher temperatures to purge these cannabinoids and whip the extract like a batter. The purging process requires very meticulous regulation of temperatures and some focused whipping. If the steps are taken care of properly, the extraction will yield a very fluffy and visually appealing budder.
4 Foolproof Ways to Use Budder
People consume budder in many different ways, but most marijuana users prefer to dab this concentrate. Here’s how you can enjoy budder in your everyday smoking routine.
- In a Joint
When preparing your joint, divide your budder with a dabbing tool or something similar. You can sprinkle the budder on top of the joint, along the whole length. For the best smoking experience, we suggest that you spread the concentrate evenly along the length of the joint.
- In a Bong or Bubbler
Smoking concentrates in a bubbler or bong is no different than using weed buds for the process. All you need to do is replace your weed with the desired amount of your budder and inhale the resulting smoke.
The problem with bongs and bubblers, though, is that concentrates tend to melt at higher temperatures than buds. Given this, it’s easy to fail to heat the concentrate adequately, which often results in poor-quality and unflavored hits.
Vaping is the healthiest way to consume budder, as it doesn’t burn the material; instead, it heats the budder to the point where the cannabinoid-rich flavor is released, providing you with a smoother experience that has a ton of flavor.
However, keep in mind to always use a concentrate-compatible vaporizer. Only then will you be able to properly heat the budder and utilize the most out of its benefits.
Dabbing is a fancy way to describe vaporizing your cannabis concentrate on a heated surface. This surface is often called a nail, and the vapor is inhaled through a device known as a dab rig bong.
The rig is just a water pipe with extra features to vaporize concentrates. Dabbing typically involves heating the budder with an electric heating device or a butane torch. Once the nail is red hot, you place a dab of budder onto it and suck the vapor through the rig’s mouthpiece.
What Are the Benefits of Budder?
There’s one benefit shared by all types of concentrates — the potency of the high. While the THC content of weed flowers can range anywhere between 10% and 26%, budder clocks in at around 80%.This means you can achieve the same effects using much less material. The high also has a faster onset time and longer duration.
Concentrates are also beneficial for users who need instant relief from their medical ailments, or for people suffering from severe chronic conditions, given the concentration of cannabinoids budder comes with.