Smoking weed the traditional way is still a fantastic way to get high or see medical benefits, but the cannabis industry is shifting and concentrates are becoming a favorite among customers, especially badder. With this increased popularity, badder concentrate has taken center stage. You’ve probably already heard of badder, batter, or budder (which are each fairly similar to each other), but you might not know what it is, how it’s made, or how to use it.
That’s why we’re here to tell you everything you need to know about badder, so you can come away informed and excited to grab some of this incredible cannabis concentrate and try it for yourself.
What is Badder?
First things first, what are people talking about when they refer to badder? It’s a cannabis concentrate that resembles cake batter in its consistency, meaning it’s somewhat loose, waxy, and sticky. Because of the process used to create extracts, not all badders are exactly the same and some may sport a more wet texture, while others may be a little more firm. Batter is another name for this concentrate and the terms are used interchangeably.
Budder can come in colors ranging from light blond to brown or green, depending on the strain used to produce the concentrate. It is often described as very flavorful and potent, due to its high THC content. And, thanks to its malleable texture, budder can be consumed using a variety of methods, including dabbing or incorporating it into your joints, but we’ll get into the techniques in more detail later on.
How is Badder Made?
Before getting into how badder is made, the most important thing you need to know is that you should not make your own badder. The process involves flammable and explosive materials that are dangerous and life-threatening in inexperienced and unlicensed hands. Additionally, full removal of the flammable materials is needed before using the concentrate, which can be difficult to judge if you aren’t an expert. If you’re interested in trying badder wax, visit your local dispensary as they’ll have plenty of excellent products to select from.
With that said, badder is made using chemical solvents, such as propane or butane. The first step is what’s called extraction, where the weed is soaked in the chemicals until the active ingredients in the plant are extracted from the plant and mixed in with the solvent. Heat and pressure are used in a closed-loop system, which purges the mixture as it’s stirred. Regular, consistent whipping is needed to achieve the creamy, cake batter-like texture you see in the finished product.
Are Badder and Budder the Same Thing?
Yes and no. Comparing badder vs budder is sort of like comparing scrambled eggs to an omelet. They’re extremely similar, but there’s a different method used when making them, which produces a different texture. Both badder and budder are made using the extraction process and require a combination of heat and pressure, whereas budder is typically more firm and less oily than badder, aptly named for its similarity to butter.
Otherwise, badder and budder are both very potent, offer incredible flavors, and can be consumed using the same methods. If you’ve found yourself with budder instead of badder, don’t worry — you can still enjoy it using the below techniques.