Before you can start making extracts, there are a few things that you need to know.
The terms that are listed here are the terms that are going to be used to describe the consistency of your extract; however, you may realize that some of these terms are also used when looking at the name of the extract.
- Live resin: this is the extract that you will take from a fresh plant rather than a dried plant
- Crumble: chunks of dried extract or plant
- Shatter: an extract that is hard and candy-like
- Wax: extract that is stretchy and going to stick together even after it has cooled
Many of the extracts that we are going to discuss in this section are going to be listed later on in the audiobook with the process in which you are going to be able to follow to make that particular extract.
- Kief: A powdery dust that can be smoked on its own but is going to burn quickly.
- Hash: Substantial chunks of extract. One of the oldest methods known for making extracts.
- Bubble hash: The same as the regular hash. The process for making bubble hash is one of the safest out there.
- ISO Hash (Isopropyl alcohol): A mix between a tarry oil and shatter. Be careful with this one because there may be a hint of chemicals left over in your extract.
- BHO (Butane Hash oil): This oil will be somewhere between a waxy oil all the way up to a hard shatter. You should always test your BHO before you smoke it to make sure there is no butane left over on the extract.
- CO2 Oil: Your result for CO2 oil will be either a liquid you use for a vape pen or wax. This is one of the more costly techniques for making extracts.
- Budder: Soft butter like substance that will crumble. Your budder may yield a lower THC content than other methods that you can use.
- Tincture: This is going to result in a concoction of alcohol and cannabinoids. Tinctures are typically used for medicine due to the use of food grade alcohol being used in the extraction process.
- Rosin: You will either get a clean oil or a shatter like substance with the rosin extraction process. Due to the fact that it gives a decent product, rosin is one of the more popular methods to use when making extracts.
- Rick Simpson Oil (RSO): A stick tar is going to be left over from the process once you have finished it. RSO contains a higher level of cannabinoids and is found to be effective as a topical ointment.