If you’re familiar with the world of cannabis concentrates, you probably know that they come in a bunch of different forms, like wax for example. Even wax has subcategories based on the specific consistency of the product. Budder is one of the most popular consistencies of cannabis concentrate. The consistency of budder weed is somewhere between solid and liquid. It won’t be as runny as a sappy oil and it won’t be as solid as shatter. Budder is typically made by dousing weed in butane, CO2 or another chemical solvent and purging it out so only cannabis extract is left.
Budder Weed vs. Crumble
Budder weed refers to pretty much any cannabis concentrate that is creamy in consistency.
People get budder and crumble confused because they are both somewhere between oil and shatter in their consistency. Fortunately, there is an easy way to distinguish the two. If the consistency is dry and crumbly like cheese, call it crumble. Budder is moist and easier to scoop. As a result, budder tends to be more desirable than crumble.
Wax can vary from crumble to budder depending on changing factors during extraction like the temperature, solvent, pressure and strain used. For example, using propane instead of butane tends to lead to more concentrates with a buddery consistency.
When it comes to aroma, a budder weed will tend to smell more than a crumble. This will obviously also depend on the strain and extraction techniques used.
Final Hit: Budder Weed
Budder is one of many forms of cannabis concentrate. For a while, the concentrate community was all about high-cannabinoid, stable concentrates like shatter. However, as of lately, concentrates that are closer to sauce in consistency with stronger aromas seem to be favored. Cannabis connoisseurs have shifted their interests to terpenes for a more therapeutic and flavorful smoke. If you’re not sure whether to pledge your allegiance to sauce or to shatter, budder is a solid middle ground. The potency and terpenes will vary more due to the grower and extractor than the consistency. So pick budder if you prefer the consistency. Pieces of shatter will break off and fly away if you go at it with a tool when it is too stable. Oils are hard to keep on a tool for more than a few seconds. Budder, on the other hand, is by far one of the easiest concentrates to scoop and serve consistently.