Cannabis budder is an extract that has a creamy and buttery consistency. This kind of concentrate has a range of terpenes in it, and it is becoming more popular among both medicinal and recreational users. You can vape, smoke, or dab budder, and it is also a good component for edibles. With such a wide range of uses, it is a good idea to know how to make your own budder.
What Is Cannabis Budder?
Weed budder is a concentrate that has more moisture in it than wax does. The consistency is oily and malleable since it was made with a solvent. Then, the material is heated at lower temperatures before being whipped by hand. That will get rid of the solvent. This is the same technique that you would use in order to make cannabis wax, but the finished product will depend on the technique and the finishing time. Since you whip weed budder less than wax, the consistency is moister and softer.
Making Your Own Weed Budder
There are two main methods of making cannabis budder. With the first one, you will not use a solvent. This is the best method when you are making your own at home. But if you wanted to make a concentrate using a solvent, you would want to do it outdoors, so you could avoid any explosions or burns.
The Solventless Method
This is the best method for working on your extract in your own home. The first step is to choose a rosin method to create the budder in your home. To make the concentrate, you should start with parchment paper, a hair straightener, and your green bud. Although budder is also known as whipped rosin because of the similarities in the techniques, you will end up whipping the rosin more, so the texture is creamier.
To start, you will plug in the hair straightener and put the bud between a few layers of parchment paper. Before squeezing the parchment paper, wait until your hair straightener is fully heated. When you squeeze the layers of paper with the straightener, be patient until the rosin comes fully out of the bud. Then, remove the plant material and collect the rosin. Next, you can start whipping the rosin to make budder. You want it to be light and creamy, so you should avoid whipping it for too long. You do not want to end up with a wax instead.
Using a Solvent
Make sure that you look up your local laws to make sure that it is legal to do this potentially hazardous process. It is important to go outside when you are making a budder with solvent. This method will need extremely flammable solvents, and you do not want to do this near your house. Make sure that no open flames are used when you make the budder since it is too dangerous.
Usually, an extraction with solvent will be done with butane, but you can also use propane, CO2, and alcohol. Propane is often the best choice to make budder since it is not as dangerous but can still give you a potent extract.
To make the budder, get some canisters of propane or another solvent as well as some extraction tubes. You also need to have parchment paper, a heating pad, uncut cannabis, a glass bowl, and another container.
Step by Step Cannabis Budder
First, you will fill your extraction tube with your buds or fresh trim. But make sure that you do not add too much to begin with. The butane and propane will need to have enough space, so they can drip through the plant. You should not work with flammable components while under pressure. Once the exaction tube is filled, you should put it over the glass bowl. Now, take the nozzle of the solvent container and put it on the top of the tube and attach it to the hole.
Next, you can release the substance and let it start to drip through the plant material to the glass bowl. It might take around 10 to 15 minutes before the solvent will get to the bowl. Now, heat some water and put it in another glass container. Slowly move the glass bowl to the larger one, so the solvent starts to evaporate. It boils at a fairly low temperature.
Take the heating pad and turn it on. Place the parchment paper with the cannabis extract on it on the heating pad. This will help to remove the remaining solvent or other chemicals from the extract. It will eventually become translucent. Remember that the clearer it becomes, the fewer chemicals will be in the budder. Also, remember not to heat it too hot. That can ruin the taste of it. Plus, you might end up removing the terpenes from the product.
At the end of the process, you can collect the budder and put it in another container. You should make sure that this container is non-stick. It is also a good idea to keep it in parchment paper since the budder can tend to be on the sticky side.
When you are making weed budder, you should look at the local laws in your area. In some places, it is not legal to make your own cannabis concentrates. Of course, it is always dangerous to work with a solvent since all of them are potentially flammable. In some cases, an explosion might even result. But if you can make your own concentrates, you will likely enjoy the fact that they are so potent and have such a rich flavour. The good news is that many dispensaries also sell concentrates like budder if you can’t or don’t want to make your own.