As the popularity of dabbing increases different varieties of concentrates will continue to come to the market. With these new concentrates comes new and different techniques to create these products. There are many different types of concentrates, but they are all based on how the pre-extracted cannabis is stored, the method of extraction, the post extraction process, and the consistency of the end product.
Crumble is made utilizing some of the same techniques as when you make Budder except you purge at different times, and the plant material has more moisture in it. Crumble is noticeably different because of its waxy, cheese-like body. Crumble also preserves a lot more of the terpenes and usually leads to a better-tasting concentrate. This is one of the more difficult concentrates to handle, especially with the dry conditions we are in, but it is favorite to top on bowls, mix into joints or for dabbing in portable vaporizers.
Sugar is a concentrate that has full flavor, and looks slightly grainy. Sugar can develop naturally over time as the lipids in the wax begin to breakdown, separate from the cannabinoids and terpenes and cause the wax to crystalize. You can also create sugar on purpose by utilizing different techniques during the purging process that agitate the terpenes and cannabinoids to create the desired consistency.
One of the most popular forms of concentrates. Budder/Badder is made by using a chemical solvent to extract the THC and terpenes from the plant material. Budder/Badder is created when cannabinoids begin to crystalize after being aerated during the extraction process. The material is whipped and then purged to help release any residual solvents left over from the extraction process. Purging and whipping the material also helps, to create a fluffy badder-like consistency. Many of our Budders have been coming out with THC percentages in the 75-90% range, and have terpene profiles that would make a Budtender blush.
This is another one of the most popular forms of concentrates, but can be difficult to keep solid due to the dry temperature. However, when made and kept correctly it looks like a work of art. Shatter is created using a similar process to Crumble and Budder. However, far less agitation happens during the purging process so that the extracted material (Shatter) can crystalize. Our products are usually over 70%, and have a really good terpene profile.
Live resin is a concentrate that utilizes freshly harvested cannabis and freezes it to subcritical temperatures immediately after harvest. Because the plant is frozen immediately, the cannabinoid and terpene profiles from the plant are entirely preserved. Following third party lab analysis, the frozen material is extracted using techniques that are time-sensitive to create a concentrate that retains much of the plant’s original flavor, fragrance, and terpene profile. This is one of the main factors that separates live resin from other concentrate products on the market. Live resin generally carries a more pungent aroma, higher and more complex terpene profile, and a smoother intake, all of which create a more enjoyable psychoactive experience. Concentrates that bear the name live resin usually sell for a premium because of the time and techniques that go into each batch.