How To Make Crumble?
Making crumble requires solvents like butane, propane, or ethanol for the extraction process. With these solvents, it is essential to be careful as they can become dangerous if misused. The concentrate’s texture and consistency depend on which solvent the manufacturer will utilize.
Crumble is a concentrate known for its honeycomb texture and brittleness. It has a dull color instead of a glossy look. Like most concentrates, crumble is also produced with the help of solvents to start the extraction process. But unlike most concentrates, it doesn’t come in a soft, gooey liquid. Made from freshly-cured nugs or freshly harvested plants, its versatility and high potency make it a popular choice among stoners.
How To Make Crumble
1. Select the starting plant material.
Marijuana strains play a vital role in the production of concentrates. If you want a more potent dab, go for strains with high THC or CBD content such as Ice Cream Cake, Runtz Muffin, or Chemdog.
But keep in mind that concentrates are potent as they are. If you’re someone who wants to produce more product, go for high-yield strains. Big Bud, Neville’s Haze, and Power Plant are only some of the high-yield varieties of weed you can try. Since they produce more buds, they will save you money and make more products simultaneously. Check out our list for the other high-yield cannabis strains.
Prepare your cannabis plant by trimming off the excess leaves and crushing or grinding the buds. Doing this will make the process more efficient and economical.
2. Extract the cannabinoids (THC and CBD) and terpenes with the solvents.
Fill up the extraction tube with the ground-up buds. Make sure to pack it well but also leave enough space to allow butane to seep through. Heat it until the solvent evaporates. The mixture is still highly saturated from the solvent. It is unsafe for ingestion at this point.
3. Pour the extracted solution into a cooling pan.
After the extraction process, set aside the solvent mixture at room temperature. It should evaporate on its own. Continue to wait until the mixture turns into a moist and bubbling consistency. Remember to do this step in a well-ventilated place.
4. Continue vaporizing the remaining solvent in the solution.
Using a vacuum oven, continue dehydrating the mixture until all of the solvents in it evaporates. Keep a temperature at 110F (43C) during the process. Heating it at this temperature keeps the quality of terpenes and cannabinoids. Check it every 15 minutes until it turns into a crumbly yet sticky texture. At this point, you can take it out of the oven.
5. Scrape it off and put it in a storage container.
Scrape it off and store it while it is still warm. If you followed all steps, it is now safe to consume.
How To Store Crumble?
Properly storing crumble prolongs its shelf life and preserves the cannabinoids, terpenes, and potency while maintaining its effectiveness. Exposure to natural factors like high temperature, light, moisture, and air degrades the material faster. After a while, it will also affect the crumble’s characteristics.
Fresh crumble appears like a soft and dry material with a color close to mustard. Exposure to different factors makes its color dark and causes it to harden over time. Crumble should be stored in a cool and dry place in an air-tight and lightproof container.
How To Use Weed Crumble?
There are many ways to use weed crumble. But the most common method of consumption is through a dab rig or a concentrate vaporizer. You can also smoke it in a bong, joint, or a blunt. However, most of it would go to waste, and I would not recommend that to you. Like any other concentrate, you can also make edibles with it.