Without a doubt, the modern-day cannabis landscape would be a little less diverse without concentrates. Nevertheless, getting to know concentrates is bound to be a little confusing at first. Not only do you have a litany of different types, but you also have some that sound a lot alike. Case in point, budder, batter, and badder.
So, what’s really the difference between budder, batter, and badder, or is there a difference at all? Here’s what you need to know as you get familiar with these three popular concentrates.
What is budder?
Budder is a cannabis concentrate that truly does look and feel a lot like butter. Budder is a softer concentrate and is actually quite spreadable much like softened table butter. Budder can take on a lot of different hues depending on both the precise methodology used to make it and the strain from which it is derived. So, you can find budder that is tinged with a greenish-brown tone or completely golden.
How is budder made?
Budder is a solvent-made cannabis concentrate. First, the cannabis is soaked in a solvent, such as butane, alcohol, or even water. CO2 extraction may also be used to pull out the cannabinoids and terpenes. The extract, which is a lot like THC oil, is then agitated and heated to about 100 degrees and then further purged using pressure and heat. The end result is the light, airy wax known as budder.
What is badder?
Badder is a cannabis concentrate that has this generally whipped consistency that looks a bit like cake batter or thick frosting. Much like budder, badder is usually classified as a cannabis wax, but badder is going to be much stickier and thicker than budder. The concentrate most often boasts this telltale “blonde” color, which can range in hue from lighter blonde to deep gold.
What is batter?
Batter is actually an aka for badder. They’re both the same type of cannabis concentrate—people and brands just spell it differently. So, even if you walk into a dispensary and buy batter that’s stacked side-by-side with something labeled as badder, you’re getting the same consistency and potential usage methods.
How is batter (or badder) made?
Badder is made in much the same way as budder using solvents, air pressure, and heat. The primary difference is how much heat and air pressure are used to create the end product.
How to Use Budder or Batter/Badder
Budder or badder, much like most cannabis concentrates, are heated and the vapors inhaled, which can be done in one of two ways. Only a “dab” should be used. Most people smoke dabs with a dab rig, which is a lot like a bong except it has a nail and dome that are used to heat the concentrate. The vapors are then passed through the receptacle and out to a mouthpiece where the vapors are inhaled.
You can also use wax concentrates by mixing it in with regular flower, and then smoking it either in a joint or in a regular bong or pipe. Of course, only tiny fragments should be used because of the high potency of the wax and the fact that it will change the way the flower burns. For someone that does not have a dab rig and just wants to experiment a little with wax concentrates, this can be a good method to try.
FAQs About Budder, Badder, and Batter
How potent are wax concentrates like badder and budder?
In general, most concentrates will be somewhere around the 70 to 80 percent range as far as THC content, which is as much as three times stronger or more than flower. With that being said, it is important to make sure you only use a small amount if you have not used concentrates before.
Are the effects different with badder or budder?
The effects can settle in faster and be more intense than if you were smoking flower. Some people claim that concentrates cause more physical or cerebral effects. The concentrates also don’t usually have as many remaining terpenes as something like live resin, which can also further alter the effects.
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