The cannabis world gives users a lot of options on how they want to consume their products. One subset of this market has many options of its own: the cannabis concentrate market.
For those who are ready to jump into using cannabis concentrates, you’ll be greeted with an assortment of choices. Some of the concentrates on the market right now include:
Although concentrates are all pretty similar, their final consistency is part of what sets them apart. One of the most popular concentrates right now is budder.
We’ll take a look at what budder is and how it is made. Plus, discover the best ways to use it and how to store it between using it.
What Is Budder?
Budder is a type of cannabis concentrate. It is known for having a creamy texture and is usually amber in colour. Its unique texture is thanks to the fact that it is thoroughly whipped while being made.
Budder is popular among concentrate users for a few reasons:
- It is extremely potent. Budder can contain THC levels between 80 percent and 90 percent, meaning those who use it should be prepared for a strong high.
- It is clean. Budder is considered one of the cleanest forms of concentrates and has a purity level of about 99.6 percent.
- It preserves terpenes. Terpenes determine the taste, aroma, and even some effects of cannabis plants. Budder preserves most of these terpenes, which many users feel creates a more enjoyable experience.
Budder is often also mixed up with other concentrates. It is usually confused with crumble because they have similar consistencies. But budder won’t fall apart like crumble will. Budder is also easy to scoop out of your container, whereas crumble is drier and will “crumble” when you handle it.
Many users prefer to use budder over concentrates like honeycomb or shatter. Honeycomb and shatter are quite fragile, making them difficult to handle. Budder’s consistency makes it easy to scoop and use without being too runny like oil.
How Is Budder Made?
Now that you know what budder is, how is it made? First, it is essential to note that only experienced professionals with the proper knowledge and equipment should make concentrates, including budder. Doing so at your home can be dangerous.
Here is how budder is made in a nutshell:
- A chemical solvent is used to extract the THC (often butane or CO2).
- The extracted cannabinoid is then purged with air pressure and heat. This removes the leftover solvent.
- The cannabinoids are agitated and will then start to crystalize.
- Budder is then created by whipping the extracts over high heat.
Again, due to the use of solvents and high temperatures, it is best to leave the making of budder to professionals and buy yours online from a dispensary.
How to Use Budder
So budder sounds appealing to you, but how exactly do you use it? Just like you have options for choosing the form you consume cannabis, you also have options for how you use budder.
Here are ways you can use budder to get high:
- Dab it. Dabbing concentrates like budder is perhaps the most popular and common way. To do this, you will need special equipment such as a dab rig. Many users find dabbing at a lower temperature creates the ideal experience when using budder.
- Vape it. You can find vaporizers designed for oil and concentrates. Be sure yours can do concentrates before adding your budder. Like dabbing, many users recommend keeping the temperature low when vaping budder. This helps preserve the flavour profile, giving you a better experience.
- Add it to a joint. If you are looking for a quick and easy way to up the potency of your joint, you can add some budder to it. Use your dab tool to break apart your budder, then sprinkle it on top of the cannabis flower inside your joint (be sure to spread it evenly). Then, roll your joint back up and enjoy.
- Smoke it. You can also use a bong or bubbler to enjoy budder. This filters out smoke and gives users a more even, smoother hit, which is why they are so popular. Heating concentrates in a bong is more difficult than smoking a flower, so be aware it may take longer to use it this way.
Storing Your Budder
Budder is potent, so a little bit can go a long way in getting you high. Because of this, it is unlikely you’ll use your entire stash in one session. (In fact, we recommend that you don’t.) Properly storing your budder between uses is essential as it prevents it from hardening and degrading.
To store your budder, you will need parchment paper and/or an airtight, opaque container. You can wrap your budder in parchment paper for short-term storage. But for longer-term storage, place your budder (either in or without parchment paper) in your container. Keep your container with the budder inside it in a cool, dark place.
Budder: A Summary
Budder is just one of the many different cannabis concentrates on the market today. This particular concentrate is so popular due to its potency, the fact it preserves the most terpenes out of all the concentrates, and because it is considered a clean concentrate.
Known for having a whipped, smooth texture, budder is easy to handle. It can be scooped from its jar and used in many different ways. Just be sure to remember it can contain up to 90 percent THC, so be careful with how much you use at a time.
Although you could make your own budder, it is best left to professionals as it involves the use of solvents and high temperatures. It is during this process and through the use of high heat that budder is whipped and made into its signature texture.
With many different ways to use it and its many other benefits, it is no surprise that budder has a growing user base.