Weed wax is a type of cannabis concentrate characterized by its look and feel. Wax, which has an opalescent sheen but is thicker than liquid concentrates like hash oil and solid, brittle concentrates like shatter, has a thick yet flexible wax-like texture.
Weed wax can assume a variety of forms, ranging from liquid to runny at the other end of the spectrum to something more solid and brittle, depending on variables such as extraction method, moisture, and temperature. The term “butter” is used to refer budder since it has a buttery or batter consistency. Things like crumble and honeycomb are farther towards the texture and consistency of shatter than is the runny end of the category.
However, regardless of their distinctions, all wax concentrates fall between oil and shatter in terms of viscosity. This middle ground makes wax a lot easier for some people to work with. It’s not so fragile that it’ll break into tiny fragments or difficult to scoop up and position on a dab nail, but it isn’t so runny that gathering it up and moving it onto the nail is difficult either.
What are the Different Ways to Smoke Weed wax?
Weed wax is a very flexible concentrate since it has Wax’s distinctive and simple consistency. You can smoke wax in a variety of ways, including:
- On a dab rig.
- Using a nectar collector
- With a vaporizer
- Added to a joint, spliff, or blunt
- Combined with flower in a bowl
- Using a rudimentary knife dab
Choosing the Right Tool
There are numerous ways to consume concentrates, such as dabbing or vaping. While you can usually come up with a method to make any of these techniques work for almost every sort of concentrate, certain ingestion methods perform better for specific sorts of concentrates. Concentrates that are hard and brittle, such as shatter, may be easier to drop onto a hot nail than super runny oils, while oils can frequently be far simpler to use in a vape pen than a solid chunk of shatter. Try to match your concentrate with the most efficient way to vaporize it.
How to Smoke Wax
Once the nail has cooled, use a blowtorch to heat it (or adjust an e-nail’s temperature). Because temperatures above 300 degrees Fahrenheit (XXX Celsius) will consume a lot of the good chemicals in cannabis, such as terpenes and cannabinoids, keep them at a minimum.
After the nail has reached the desired temperature, use a dabber to scoop up a tiny bit of wax. Spread the weed wax around the heated nail and begin breathing through the mouthpiece. If you’re using a carb cap, put it on top of the nail while continuing to breathe. Lift the carb cap when you’re ready to take your hit to clear out any vapor from the device. Learn how to use a dab rig in our step-by-step instructions.
To use a nectar collector, make sure you have a clean, heat-resistant surface on which to spread the wax. Trays or dishes manufactured specifically for this purpose are the best alternatives. Quartz, glass, silicone, or similar materials are typically used to make these items. Start by putting a little dab of weed wax on the tray or dish. Next, heat the nail of your nectar collector to the desired temperature with a blowtorch. Put your lips to the mouthpiece, fill your lungs with air, and drag the hot nail across the wax as soon as it’s hot. The nail will instantly vaporize when it makes contact with the wax. Make sure you’re breathing throughout so that you can get all of the vapor without letting any out.
There are numerous types of vaporizers on the market, and the methods for using them differ somewhat. So double-check that you know how to operate it before using it.
A bit of wax is placed in a heating chamber or deposited on heating coils before being vaporized with a vaporizer.
In general, smoking wax with a vaporizer entails dropping a bit of wax into a heating chamber or spreading it over heating coils. To vape concentrated, some vaporizers need concentrate pads or other accessories. After you’ve loaded the wax according to your device’s instructions, turn on the vaporizer, set the desired temperature, and let it warm up before breathing in the vapors produced inside it via the mouthpiece.
Joint or bowl
Wax is a fantastic smoking material. It’s really simple to get high using wax in a joint or pipe. To make a joint or spliff, simply roll out some wax into a long, thin line, like that of a snake. After that, wrap it around the outside of your joint as you normally would. The act of adding wax to a joint is referred to as “twaxing” the joint.
It’s even simpler to make a bowl with cannabis in your bong or pipe. Simply drop a little bit of wax onto the cannabis in your bong or pipe and smoke as usual.
When it comes to smoking cannabis concentrates, keep in mind that they’re simply concentrated cannabis. As a result, compared to flower alone, they will be more powerful.
How to Smoke Weed Wax Without a Rig
What you need
Here’s what you need to take a knife dab:
- Two metal knives
- Stove or blow torch
- Plastic bottle
- Scissors or knife for cutting the plastic bottle
Time needed: 10 minutes.
Knife dabs are a simple technique for dabbing concentrates. When it comes to dabbing, this is generally regarded as a last-ditch effort. The procedure entails heating metal knives over or with a blow torch until they’re red hot, using those knives to vaporize wax, and then breathing in the vapor.
- Make a mouthpiece first. The easiest method to do this is to cut a tiny plastic bottle in half. Keep the top half and discard the bottom half. This will function as a funnel for collecting and breathing in vapor as soon as it comes off the knives.
- Clean the dab rig, if necessary. Place a tiny nugget of wax on the end of one of the blades.
- Heat the other knife’s tip by either placing it on a hot cooktop or using a blowtorch to heat it. Heat it until it’s red, then remove it from the heat and let it cool slightly. You don’t want it to be too hot because you’ll scorch the wax if you do.
- To vaporize the wax, attach the mouthpiece to a lighter and hold it in your mouth. In one hand, grasp the knife with the wax on it. With your other hand, grasp the hot knife. Carefully lay the tip of the hot knife on top of the other knife while hovering above them with the mouthpiece. Once the wax has been sliced off with a hot knife, all that remains is vapor. Suck up all of the vapor using the mouthpiece as the vapor ascends. Repeat as often as you like. If the heated knife cools too much and becomes difficult to reheat, simply restart from step 1 and proceed as usual.