What is the Shatter?
The shatter is an extract, which is a type of cannabis concentrate produced using a combination of herb plant materials and solvents. The appearance of shatter herb is typically translucent, although its coloration can vary from a bright honey-like amber to a darker yellow hue like olive oil.
How to consume it?
Shatter can be dabbed, but not all dabs are considered shatter. Called “dabbing,” this popular method involves a small tube of water called a rig with a flat bowl, and a “nail,” which is designed to tolerate high temperatures. In this case, the consumer would be dabbing shatter, but other forms of concentrates and extracts can also be considered Dabs.
How to store it?
Ideally it is best to store it in the refrigerator (avoid freezers). Over time and moisture in the air, it can turn into a wax with a butter-like consistency. This doesn’t mean it’s gone bad, it’s a natural evolution of the product over time.
How is the Shatter made ?
The process for making shatter is relatively easy. It involves soaking, or “sandblasting” the cannabis buds and refining them with liquefied butane (see BHO ) to separate the trichomes from the plant. The resulting mixture is then collected and heated to purge as much butane as possible.
The purged mixture is then allowed to settle and settle so that it can form a thin sheet of extract..
Wax, budder, and other types of concentrates are often mixed, whipped, or agitated during various stages of the manufacturing process. This agitates the individual molecules within the extract and creates a final product that has a cloudy, perhaps even creamy, appearance and texture.
Shatter is not agitated during the heating processes. This is why it has its translucent appearance .
Contrary to what some people like to believe, translucency has nothing to do with its purity; the purity of the extract depends on how well it has been purified of its solvents and the quality of the cannabis used to produce it.