What Is Cannabis Crumble?
If you’ve ever heard of honeycomb in the cannabis world, then you already know about crumble. This unique concentrate is a favorite of cannabis connoisseurs who are looking for high THC potency in their products. In this guide, we’ll answer all your questions about crumble, including:
- What is Crumble?
- Where Does Crumble Come From?
- How is Crumble Made?
- What’s the Difference Between Wax and Crumble?
- How Do You Use Cannabis Crumble?
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What is Crumble?
Crumble, sometimes called crumble wax or honeycomb, is a cannabis concentrate that is both dry and powdery, which makes it fall apart or crumble easily–hence, the name! While there are cannabis concentrates made without the use of solvents, like hash, crumble is made using a solvent like butane.
Crumble is popular among cannabis connoisseurs because it’s both potent and affordable. Plus, it can be consumed in a variety of ways, so you can enjoy it using your preferred method of cannabis consumption.
Where Does Crumble Come from?
The history of crumble isn’t exactly a long one. We’ve only just started perfecting extraction methods that use butane and other solvents. What we do know is that in 2005, an article published in Cannabis Culture highlighted the proprietary “budder” oil that was made by a Canadian man. Then, in 2010, certain types of butane hash oil (BHO) concentrates entered the High Times Cannabis Cup. It was only a matter of time before crumble became yet another product created using different extraction methods.
As our technology and understanding of cannabis increases into the 21st century, extractors and manufacturers continue to experiment with and perfect a variety of different types of cannabis concentrates, including crumble.
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How is Crumble Made?
Crumble is typically made using butane, though other solvents can be used too—they just end up creating different textures of crumble. Using a solvent, the processor extracts the resin from the marijuana plant. Then, the resin is put through a purging process. For crumble, this process requires a low heat and longer vacuuming time to pull the solvent from the resin. This results in the dry, powdery texture that makes up crumble.
Additionally, it is believed that because of the way crumble is made, the original terpenes and some cannabinoids are preserved, so not only is it potent, it also has a flavorful smell and unique aroma.
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What’s the Difference between Wax and Crumble?
Products like wax (not to be confused with crumble wax, which is just crumble) and crumble are all made in similar but unique ways that create individual products within the cannabis concentrates category. Both budder and crumble are types of wax created with varying levels of moisture in the oil, heat applied to the extraction, and agitation used during the entire manufacturing process.
Crumble is made with pre-purge oils that tend to have more moisture than something like a wax, a different temperature and a much thicker consistency. This is why crumble comes out with the powdery, dry texture that it’s known for, as opposed to the texture of other products that don’t break apart quite so easily.
How Do You Use Cannabis Crumble?
As with many cannabis products, crumble can be consumed in a variety of ways. Some consumers prefer to dab their crumble, while others find that process to be frustrating because of the nature of crumble—it falls apart when you try to put it on the nail. Because of this, many enthusiasts like to add it to a cone (also called a “joint”) or even smoke it from a hand or water pipe. When consumed like this, it’s typically considered a topper, as it’s added on top of marijuana flower to enhance the psychoactive qualities.
If you’re curious about crumble, visit one of your local dispensaries. You can talk to cannabis experts and purchase the right concentrate for you.
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