Cannabis concentrates are all the rage in modern times, but these products aren’t exactly new inventions. Believe it or not, people have been processing cannabis to extract the most desirable compounds (like the cannabinoids and the terpenes), while getting rid of the less vital plant matter for centuries.
Starting in about the 1940s, savvy enthusiasts began adapting the botanical extraction processes that brought us concentrates as we now know them. Understanding the different types of concentrates can help you choose what is right for you. We’ll run down the various types you might encounter, along with how to consume them and how they’re made.
Types of Concentrates
As any cannabis connoisseur knows, once you start finding new concentrates, you just don’t want to stop exploring. Because of that, there are quite a few different types to discuss.
- Shatter — this brittle, glass-like concentrate is made by processing cannabis with a hydrocarbon solvent. High in both terpenes and cannabinoids, the most popular way to enjoy shatter is with a dab rig or a vape pen.
- Batter — a soft, creamy concentrate that’s high in terpene flavor and potent to boot. Batter is a versatile type of cannabis concentrate which is also made with our hydrocarbon process. Most people choose to dab batter, but you can also vape it, or sprinkle it on top of a bowl for extra enhancement and flavor.
- Crumble — crumble is created using the same method as shatter and batter, but it’s far drier, and it will fall apart easily. It is great for breaking up and adding to a blunt or joint, and can also be dabbed.
- Sauce — if you can’t get enough of flavorful terpenes, then terp sauce will be your go-to concentrate; this sticky stuff is created through CO2 extraction, and it’s ideal for dabbing.
- Wax — Cannabis wax has the same consistency has candle wax, and it’s rich in terpenes and cannabinoids after the solvent extraction process. Wax is best for dabbing or vaping.
- Dough — dough is oily and pliable, and created through CO2 extraction. This concentrate can be consumed through dabbing or vaping.
- Dry Sift Kief — when you remove resin glands from cannabis and sift them through fine screens, kief is what’s left; this concentrate can be sprinkled into a bowl, blunt, or joint.
- Rosin — created using heat and pressure without any solvents, rosin is a hash that can be dabbed, and it is a solvent free extract.
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