Cannabis seems to come in nearly every form these days, with various innovations like badder concentrate hitting the market regularly. This is especially true for cannabis concentrates, which have taken the industry by storm. Concentrates are quite different from your typical flower, bud, or other products, as the THC content is often much higher and there’s a larger variety of consumption methods, which has given cannabis enthusiasts more options.
If you’ve kept an eye on the more recent marijuana product innovations, you’ve probably heard of the term “badder”, but might not know what it is. We’re here to help. We’ll delve into badder, how it’s made, the difference between different concentrates, and how to use it.
What is badder?
Given the process of creating cannabis concentrates, variations in the techniques used mean they’re available in a range of potencies, flavors, and textures. One of these products is badder concentrate, which is similar to live resin or rosin.
Badder has a unique consistency that isn’t runny like a liquid or firm like a solid. Its texture is similar to that of peanut butter or cake batter (hence the name). It would be considered a type of cannabis wax, as it’s thick, sticky, and has a distinct frosty appearance. Badder can come in colors ranging from light blond to deep gold and boasts of potencies around 80% to 90%.
How is badder made?
Badder, or badder wax, is made using a specific recipe. Methods may vary, but a general outline of the process is outlined as follows.
- Dried cannabis flowers are placed into a container and covered in a chemical solvent like butane or CO2. This removes the trichomes from the plant, resulting in a mixture of solvent and active cannabis ingredients.
- Using a combination of heat and pressure, the mixture is purged. When using butane, high pressure and high heat are ideal, whereas CO2 demands high pressure and a low temperature during the purging process.
- The mixture is constantly stirred throughout the purging process and afterward, as the movement encourages its creamy texture — much like whipping egg whites into a meringue.
- The badder can then be used or stored for later.
Badder, batter, and budder — what’s the difference?
In short, there is no real difference. The terms “batter” and “badder” are used interchangeably, and the difference is primarily down to the spelling. However, badder vs budder is a slightly different story. While both of these products are cannabis concentrates made using similar methods, a slight change in temperature and pressure during the purging process will produce different textures. While badder is soft like cake batter, budder is more firm and less oily.
You can use both of these cannabis concentrates in the same way, so whichever one you choose should be based on your own personal preferences.
How do cannabis concentrates differ?
The different cannabis concentrates available at your local dispensary can be broken into two categories: solvent-based and non-solvent. The distinguishing factors between them is the way they’re made, the form they take, and how they’re primarily used, but they all stem from the same plant: marijuana. For example, a popular non-solvent cannabis concentrate would be hash. Solvent-based concentrates on the other hand, would include products like badder, wax, shatter, crumble, and resin, as the extraction methods to create these all use solvents.
Badder differs from other solvent-based cannabis concentrates, like shatter or crumble, in a few small ways. The most obvious difference off the bat is the contrast in texture. Where badder is soft and creamy, shatter has a glass-like consistency and crumble is firm and, well, crumbly. The other main player that separates these concentrates is the technique used to make them, with each method requiring a different amount of heat and pressure.
Different concentrates can also differ by aroma, flavor, color, and potency. If you’re unsure of which one is right for you, the team at your local dispensary will be happy to guide you in the right direction.
Probably one of the most popular ways to consume cannabis concentrates is through a dab. All you need is a dab rig and a torch, and you’re ready to dab. It can take some practice to figure things out, but dabbing is nearly as simple as using a bong.
- Using your torch, heat the nail on your dab rig until it’s reached the heat level you’re aiming for. Some dab rigs are electronic and can be set to your preferred temperature.
- Let the rig for just a moment, then place a small amount of badder onto the nail.
- Pull the smoke through the mouthpiece and inhale.
- Exhale and enjoy!
Vaping is an incredibly easy and discreet way to enjoy cannabis. When vaping your badder concentrate, you’ll want to make sure you have a vaporizer that’s capable of handling the thick consistency, so be sure to check the manufacturer’s guide.
Vaporizers work by heating your cannabis until it becomes an inhalable vapor. Just load it with your badder, set it to your preferred temperature, inhale, and relax!
Add it to your flower
If you prefer using a pipe, bong, or smoking joints, you can implement badder into your usual smoking methods, too. Do keep in mind that the effects will be stronger when you incorporate concentrates into your flower, so begin slowly.
If you want to add badder to your joint, simply cut or break it up into little pieces and evenly disperse it in your flower. Then, roll up the joint like you normally would. Because concentrates take more time to burn, your first badder-infused joint may burn unevenly so it can take some practice to get right. You can also buy concentrate-infused pre-rolls if you prefer.
Another great way to use badder is by incorporating it into your flower before using a pipe or bong. Similar to infusing your joint, just pack your bowl and spread little bits of the badder evenly over the flower. Again, concentrates tend to need more heat to break down, so take your time with it, or opt for a torch (but be careful not to burn the flower underneath).
Whichever method you go with, you’ll have the best experience when you get premium badder from your dispensary.
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