The popularity of dabs and concentrates has been steadily rising over recent years and it isn’t hard to see why. They make smoking cleaner, more efficient and more potent than ever before. So if you want to pick up a Freeze Pipe Dab Kit or nectar collector, start making your own dabs and join in on the concentrated fun, read on!
If you don’t know what dabs are, they are essentially the trichomes and other cannabinoids, aka the good stuff, removed from the rest of the hemp plant matter. This forms a waxy substance that can take on a variety of different consistencies, composed of terpenes and cannabinoids with high concentrations of THC. It’s easy to understand why this is considered a cleaner and more efficient form of smoking that is steadily growing in popularity.
The world of concentrates can be intimidating to get into at first with various terms and names being thrown around like shatter, wax, oil, budder, rosin, BHO, SHO, and more. The confusing variety of names out there for concentrates are based around the extraction methods and the final consistency of the product, but they are all relatively close to each other in composition. Butane Hash Oil (BHO, or shatter) is one of the more common forms of dabs that have risen in popularity. BHO is difficult to produce, requiring a potentially explosive chemical solvent and lab equipment, so its production is best left to professionals. This has led to one of the biggest drawbacks associated with concentrates, and that is the simple fact that not everyone has easy access to them or a way to purchase them at all.
Have no fear, because there is an alternative to solvent based wax and oil products that is relatively easy to produce at home with inexpensive household supplies, and produces a high-quality product if done right. SHO or solventless hash oil, also known as Rosin, is similar in composition and consistency to BHO and it can be dabbed in the same way with the same equipment.