What is shatter?
Shatter is cannabis concentrate and one of the most popular ones around! The honey coloured substance gets its name from its easily shattered consistency and is typically consumed through dabbing.
Shatter is known for its long-lasting and fast acting high – take that as a word of warning to any new smokers out there. So why is shatter so much better? Well as any concentrate it yields a much higher THC rate than your regular dried bud – your typical shatter will yield 50 to 80% THC levels. There are even some that hold 90%!
How is shatter made?
Shatter is a byproduct of an extraction process that focuses on the use of heat and butane. The butane is used to separate the cannabinoids from the plant – this extraction takes away all cannabinoids and terpenes from the plant.
The mixture is then simmer over low heat to create a solidified sheet of shatter.
How to consume shatter?
Now that you have your sheet of shatter – how are you going to enjoy it? Well let’s start with a list of necessary tools. In order to enjoy shatter you are going to need the following items: a rig – a special water bong designed for dabbing, a nail to replace the bong bowl, a dabber – a small tool used to apply shatter to the nail, and a torch of some kind.
Yes that may seem like a lot – but it has been proven to be effective. Here are your next steps:
- Break off a piece of shatter and place it on your dabber.
- Use your torch to heat up the nail.
- Let it cool a little and then slide the dome over the nail.
- Use the dabber to place the shatter on the nail – and inhale!
No matter if you are experienced or a newbie – take it slow with shatter, you never know how it will hit and it can be hard to get the right amount.
Shatter & Other Concentrates
Above we gave you the tried, tested and true way to really experience a shatter high – but it is not the only option. For something a bit easier you can break off a tiny amount, grind it up and add it to your pipe, bong or joint!