One of the most popular marijuana concentrates right now is Budder – an amber-yellowish extract that closely resembles butter in terms of appearance and texture. Budder is an extract made by thoroughly purging the solvent from the bud or other marijuana extracts. The resulting final product contains around 70% THC. While budder concentrates are typically safe to consume, there are some risks associated with Budder if it isn’t created correctly.
What is Budder?
Budder is a cannabis extract that closely resembles butter in terms of appearance and texture. It is made using a unique solvent extraction process called “dewaxing,” which leaves Budder with about 70% THC. This budder extract has a creamy texture and a rich, flavorful taste.
Cannabis concentrates for budders and butter lovers alike! A great way to smoke cannabis without having to grow your own!
Is Budder safe?
Like any extraction process, dewaxing can pose some health risks if not done properly and safely. That said, budder concentrates are generally considered healthier than alternatives like BHO (butane hash oil) because Budder is made using food-grade solvents, while BHO uses petroleum.
How to consume Budder
Budder can be consumed in several ways:
- Rolled into a bud or ground bud and heated with a dabber, this is known as the traditional method
- Mixing Budder with cannabis flower
- Added to other cannabis extracts like kief, hash oil, and bubble hash.
Budder does not contain any plant material like a bud – Budder consists of cannabinoids like THC. CBD budder is an amber-yellowish cannabis extract that closely resembles butter in terms of appearance and texture.
One difference between Budder and bud is the consistency of each concentrate. Budders, for example, have a creamy texture that closely resembles butter or ear wax. This consistency makes it easier for consumers to consume Budder than regular bud.
Budder can be mixed with flower, or other Budder concentrates – the possibilities are endless! Some users have even reported mixing Budder with ground cannabis to make homemade kief-infused Budder, but this process should not be undertaken without professional advice.
How do you make Budder?
Budder is created when the cannabis extraction process finishes – but how does this happen? There are many steps involved in the creation of budders. Here are some things that Budder does not include: castor oil, corn syrup solids, hydrogenated oils, MCT oil, propylene glycols other than PEG-200 / 300 / 400, sodium lauryl sulfate, soy lecithin, and vegetable glycerin. Budder is bud – but it’s been altered from bud to make the plant material easier to consume and more enjoyable for people who don’t like smoking bud!
The process for making Budder is called “dewaxing.” This involves boiling the bud in some solvent until it becomes viscous, then removing what remains of the solvent from the mixture. Bud produces more dewaxed oil than leaf material does, which means that – once purified – bud has higher amounts of terpenes and cannabinoids leftover after dewaxing! How long does Budder last? Because budder concentrates are fully refined, they don’t go bad or expire in a short amount of time. Budder has an indefinite shelf life if stored properly in a cool, dark place.
Budder making tips
- Place your ground marijuana in a glass container and cover it with denatured alcohol until the alcohol covers all of the plant material.
- Use something that will create an airtight seal, like paraffin wax or fish sauce, to seal up the jar containing your mixture of plant material and solvent.
- Shake the jar vigorously every few hours for three days to ensure everything is being thoroughly mixed together, and there are no pockets left inside from where you couldn’t get everything mixed in thoroughly.
- After three days, the bud will have reduced in size by about half and should be a dark green color.
- Pour the remaining liquid through a coffee filter to remove all bits of bud and other plant material from your mixture.
- Put a container below a faucet, put the coffee filter containing budder extract under it, and turn on the water at low pressure.
- Allow the budder extract to drain into another glass jar or bowl that has been placed underneath it – don’t rush this step!
- Let budder extract dry overnight before scraping up Budder with a butter knife or other sharp utensil.
Not a good idea to inhale or drink too much Budder
Inhaling Budder can lead to coughing fits due to the presence of THC waxes in the Budder. These waxes have a higher melting point than Budder’s other contents, so budder extract can get “stuck” in the throat when it melts and turns into an inhale-able form. To avoid this, you should take slow sips of Budder when consuming it – don’t try to swallow it whole!
Consuming Budder is known to cause intense dry mouth and cottonmouth, especially if Budder is consumed in large amounts.
Drinking too much Budder in one sitting will also make your stomach hurt. We recommend taking budders in stages and want people to enjoy budders and explore their potential – not suffer due to lack of knowledge or adherence to safety guidelines!
Tasty Budder Treats
Budder can be mixed into all kinds of edibles, from budder brownies to budder ice cream! Want to make your Budder even tastier? Mix it with lemon juice, orange juice, or other natural extracts before you purify it. The final product will taste delicious!
You can do anything from infusing milk or tea to making waffles or sushi rolls. However, the safest bet is just adding some budder into an edible like a brownie or a chocolate bar.
Budder is famous thanks to its high THC content, but it’s also preferred because of the way that it gets you stoned or high. Once the Budder is heated or warmed up, it becomes an inhalable substance for consumption. This can be done by placing a small piece of Budder on top of:
- a bowl
- rolling paper
- bong bowl
- blunt wrap
- another type of smoking device and heating it with a lighter.
You can also heat the Budder in the microwave for 10-15 seconds until the texture changes into something more pliable.
How budder cannabis extracts are made
Budder cannabis concentrates can be made using many different methods and solvents. Many budders on the market come from butane extraction; however, Budder is created from carbon dioxide and ice water extraction!
Budders are manufactured by altering bud or other cannabis extracts with a solvent such as ether, alcohol, or propylene glycol. These solvents separate the compounds within the bud so that they no longer interact with each other. By removing these interactions, Budder becomes easier to work with and consume than bud. Budders consist mainly of cannabinoids like THC and CBD and terpenes – aromatic oils that give bud its scent and flavor.
The last components of the Budder include small amounts of plant material that the Budder was extracted from and any solvent residue that may have been left behind during the extraction process. These components are distributed evenly throughout the Budder – but there is a limit to how much of this material budder can contain before it becomes too difficult to work with!
That’s why the Budder must be purged before it can be considered ready for consumption. When Budder is made, plant material and residual solvents are also created; however, budder companies go through extensive purging processes to ensure no dangerous residue within budder extracts.
- carbon dioxide (don’t use this if making oil-based Budder)
- 1 gram rosin (if rosin is unavailable, use bubble hash)
- 2 grams dried flower (shake works well for this recipe)
Note: As with most concentrates, it’s essential only to use the best quality ingredients. This ensures that your end product has a nice flavor and high potency.
Budder can be added to the flower so you can roll with it, but this is not the only way you can consume your concentrate. You can also vaporize Budder and turn it into a vapor used with vape pens and e-cigs. This allows for quick and easy consumption and saves you from handling an open flame with your Budder (which may cause burns). It’s easier just to eat Budder if your primary concern is health, which is why people are advised to always consume any cannabis through food rather than smoking it.
Budder can be consumed by itself a dab rig or similar device. It’s just a very concentrated type of cannabis extract, so it can be used with any smoking device capable of vaporizing the concentrate.
Budder is a little bit different from other types of cannabis concentrates.
This is because it doesn’t harden the same way shatter does. It has a more gooey texture that resembles melted butter or margarine. One reason for this might be that Budder usually contains more moisture than other products do – at least, depending on how it was manufactured. Some people say they can taste fruit flavors when they use Budder, which is most likely due to terpenes, naturally occurring aromatic molecules in plants. If you have never tried Budder before, you will notice the difference immediately!
Also, try shatter or wax products – they are more stable and don’t require any special equipment.