Sugar Wax Cannabis Concentrate. What Is It and How to Use It?
There is a wide range of cannabis concentrates available to consumers and new ones that differ in the extraction process, form, shape, and texture appear all the time.
Most cannabis concentrates that are used for dabbing are BHO’s or butane hash oils. This includes shatter, wax, budder and others. The process for creating all of them is very similar, but with the different tweaks that give the final product its unique consistency, color, and other properties. The array of extracts might be confusing for some, and we are here to help you figure it out.
One of the varieties of cannabis wax will be the point of focus in today’s article - Sugar Wax.
Not to be confused with sugar wax used for removing hair. Although like all waxes they are similar in consistency, their purpose is completely different.
What Is Sugar Wax?
Sugar Wax is a concentrate that is very similar to shatter. It is created using the same extraction method. It also has a wide range of colors from very light yellow to almost amber. But the consistency and texture will be very different from shatter. Sugar Wax is rich in flavor and a bit easier to handle than other extracts, as it is thicker. As the name suggests it will look like sugar, or more precisely wet sugar.
How Is Sugar Wax Made?
Sugar Wax happens to be an accidental finding. With various factors effecting wax, like time, condensation and others, it may turn into sugar wax through crystallization. Many people found this new form appealing and now manufacturers have perfected the process of intentionally producing wax with a sugary texture, often using strains that better retain water.
The extraction is similar to that of other BHO’s but it also involves substantial agitation during the process, which results in a desirable product.
How to Use Cannabis Sugar Wax?
Sugar Wax is consumed the same way most concentrates are - by heating it up and inhaling the vapor, which is called dabbing.
You can purchase a sophisticated dab rig - a more complicated bong, in layman’s terms.
There is always an e-nail, an electronic apparatus which allows for more control over the process, including precise temperature settings.
One of the simpler and cheaper ways to dab would be to get a nectar collector - a kind of a pipe that you use to inhale the vapor from the heated extract, like a bee hovering over a nectar filled flower.
Fans of consuming cannabis concentrates on the go, outside their house, might consider a special portable vaporizer that is suitable for concentrates. Make sure to check on that with the manufacturer, as most vaporizers are only meant for oil, and sometimes flower.
Bowl topping is also a popular option - you spice up your flower filled bowl by putting some extract on the top. But remember that you would need a torch to heat up the extract.
The best temperature for dabbing would be 315-450°F, which will ensure a smooth and pleasant experience.
If you are set on trying out different extracts, or maybe even trying any extract for the first time, pick a reliable dispensary and concentrate manufacturer, ask your budtender for details, such as potency and so on, and begin with a small amount of product. Maybe even get a friend to help you out the first couple of times, since dabbing is a bit more complicated. But, once you get the hang of it, you will see that it is worth it, especially if you have a need for larger doses of cannabinoids due to high tolerance or medical needs, or if you just want to try out something new.
And please bear our usual advice in mind - start slow, as you can always dab more. And consume responsibly.
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