Quick Guide - Different Types of Concentrates Ireland

Quick Guide - Different Types of Concentrates Ireland

There are various the different types of concentrates which can be used by our range of glass rigs and attachments:

  1. Rosin:

    • Rosin is a solventless concentrate made by applying heat and pressure to flower or hash to squeeze out the resinous oils.
    • It can be produced using a hair straightener, a rosin press, or other specialized equipment.
    • Rosin retains many of the cannabinoids and terpenes present in the original plant material and is favoured by some consumers for its purity and simplicity.
  2. Live Resin:

    • Live resin is a relatively new type of concentrate known for its strong aroma and flavour profile.
    • It is made by flash-freezing freshly harvested plants and extracting the cannabinoids and terpenes while they are still intact, preserving the plant's original aroma and flavour.
    • Live resin often contains higher levels of terpenes compared to other concentrates, resulting in a more flavourful experience.
  3. Shatter:

    • Shatter is a translucent concentrate with a glass-like texture and appearance.
    • It is made using the same BHO extraction process as wax, but it undergoes additional steps to achieve its characteristic stability and clarity.
    • Shatter is typically brittle and can shatter like glass when broken into pieces, hence the name.
  4. Wax:

    • Also known as budder, crumble, or honeycomb, wax is a soft, opaque concentrate with a texture similar to that of candle wax.
    • It is produced through a process called butane hash oil (BHO) extraction, which involves blasting flower with butane to extract cannabinoids and then purifying the resulting concentrate.
    • Wax can have high THC levels and is often consumed by dabbing, a method where a small amount is vaporized on a hot surface and inhaled.
  5. Kief:

    • Kief consists of the resinous trichomes that form on the surface of the flower.
    • It can be collected by using a grinder with a kief catcher or specialized screens.
    • Kief is often sprinkled on top of flower in joints, blunts, or bowls to increase potency.
  6. Hashish (Hash):

    • Hash is one of the oldest and most traditional forms of concentrate.
    • It is made by compressing trichomes (resin glands containing cannabinoids and terpenes) from the plant into a dense, solid substance.
    • Hash can vary in colour and consistency, from light brown to black and from dry and crumbly to sticky and pliable.

These various forms of concentrates offer consumers a wide range of choices in terms of potency, flavour, and consumption methods.

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