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How to make crumble dabs

Fans of cannabis concentrates are always on the look-out for more potency and more flavor. Where shatters and isolates may fall short in the taste category, crumble waxes deliver.

What Exactly Is Crumble Wax?

Crumble wax is a weed extract made through a similar process as shatter. To create either product, processors extract cannabis resin from the plant with a solvent such as butane. During the purging steps, manufacturers apply heat and vacuum filtration to remove the solvents.

To create crumble wax, processors simply use lower heats and longer vacuum times than they would when making shatter. The result is a drier, more delicate concentrate that resembles a honeycomb. Once the fragile honeycomb breaks apart, it becomes crumble wax.

With some legal weed producers scrambling to keep up with demand, why take the extra time to craft crumble?

Why go with crumble wax when there are a handful of other concentrates available? Here’s why.

How to Make BHO Crumble

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How to properly make BHO crumble; there are loads of specific recipes online but I’ve tried a few of them and honestly they never seem to work for me. To be honest, it’s really easy to make, but you’re going to need a set of specific items in order to do so.

Here’s a list of things you’ll need to make BHO crumble:

  • Xtractor roller tube (or a similar object)
  • Refined gas, like Clipper or Colibri gas
  • Pyrex tray
  • Pot of hot water
  • Infrared thermometer
  • A Dabber
  • Blades for scraping
  • Large or small silicone mat
  • Vacuum pump
  • Desiccator

Step 1: First, you’ll need to fill your Roller Xtractor tube with cannabis. You can do this with cuttings or buds, fresh or dry; the dryness simply indicates what color your crumble is going to be. You’ll need to pack it in quite tightly and once you’ve filled it up, blow through it to check if any air can get through.

Step 2: Freeze the Roller Xtractor with the weed inside as well as the butane you’re planning on using. Leave it to freeze for 24h.

Step 3: Prepare your Pyrex tray and gas your Roller Xtractor. Make sure that you’re in an open area with plenty of ventilation, even outdoors if possible to minimize any risks.

Step 4: Let the gas evaporate completely until there’s just a sort of paste left. Once the gas is gone, it’s safe to go back inside or close your windows.

Step 5: Place the pot of water on the hob (only ceramic, electric hobs can be used, under no circumstances are you to use a gas hob with an open flame). Set it to 1, 2 at the most and heat up the water. Once it’s nice and heated up, just place the tray on top of the pot as if it were a lid, so that heat from the vapor hits the Pyrex tray directly.

Step 6: With your infrared thermometer you can check to make sure it isn’t going over 40ºC, which would negatively affect the terpenes. When the temperature is nearing 40º, remove the tray and wipe off the few drops of moisture. Once it’s cooled down a bit, place it on the pot again. This is so the paste bubbles nicely and releases any leftover butane.

Step 7: You’ll need to pop any bubbles that appear using your dabber. Once there are hardly any bubbles left and you can tell that it’s getting slightly dryer, it’s time for the most important step in assuring you get top quality crumble rather than just some slimy mucus. You’ll need to begin scraping the bottom of your tray with the dabber, up and down, diagonally, any way you possibly can. Make sure that the temperature doesn’t go over 40ªC.

Step 8: The previous step can take a couple of hours; the paste will go from being transparent and gloopy, to slightly harder and a kind of cookie, opaque color. Once it’s no longer transparent you know you’ve succeeded. Now you just need to use your scraping blades to make sure it’s all off of the tray, and place it on your silicone mat.

Step 9: Now you’re going to need to vacuum dry it. You’ll need to stick it in the desiccator and connect it to the vacuum pump. Don’t interrupt the vacuum at any time or open the desiccator. You can however, program the pump with a timer so that it turns on and off for 15 minute intervals so that you can check to see when it’s dry enough.

Step 10: Before removing the pressure it needs to be completely dry or it won’t inflate properly and then it’s extremely difficult to dry. The only way you can know if it’s fully dry is by how it looks. You should take a picture of it when you first begin drying it to compare it to the final result. Here we have a couple of pictures of some crumble before it’s dried and after. You can clearly tell which of the two is dry.

Step 11: I’ve never taken longer than two days to get my crumble by using these simple steps, one day being the quickest and two days the slowest. The last step is to simply remove it from the vacuum by letting air in little by little, and once you take the lid off your crumble will be ready!

We guarantee you that if you follow these simple steps, you’ll have a perfect looking crumble cookie like the one in the picture without using any sort of strange methods you can find out there. Don’t be fooled with articles that talk about a miracle method to create BHO, because this is honestly the best and simplest method by far!

Author: Javier Chinesta
Translation: Ciara Murphy

Find out how to make BHO crumble yourself in the comfort of your own home. Follow these steps and you'll successfully extract BHO!