If you haven’t tried shatter before, now is a good time to go for it. Shatter is one of the purest types of cannabis extracts, and it is easy for you to find it online. It is transparent like glass and it has an amber hue. It also has a large number of terpenes, which is why you want to know the best way to smoke the substance.
Wax vs. Shatter
When you compare it to wax, shatter will last longer since it is a bit more stable. Wax is not as stable, meaning it will degrade quicker. When it comes to handling each of the types of substances, shatter can be harder for you to use or measure since it has a glass-like consistency. Wax can be easier to handle because it is oily and soft.
The process to extract each of them is similar, but there are different processes used to create different consistencies. A mix of cold and hot temperatures are used. The best one for you will depend on your preferences. But some people find that shatter is more visually appealing than wax since it is glassier. Wax is more opaque and thicker. However, both types can have as much as 90 percent of THC in them, which is why you only need a tiny amount.
Is There CBD in Shatter?
There is some CBD in shatter, but if you only want to experience the potentially advantageous effects of CBD, you should stay away from shatter with THC in it. You can find other CBD concentrates that are sold as crystals or wax, which is an extremely pure type of CBD. A CBD dab comes from the hemp plant, which is not psychoactive and will not make you high, unlike those with THC.
What Is Vaping?
True vaping involves placing your shatter in a chamber to heat them. The hot air will move through the chamber and absorb the psychoactive compounds from your shatter. Then, you will inhale the vapor. This is called convection heating.
Conduction heating also can be used to vape. This method involves transferring heat energy through direct contact with the shatter.
With combustion heating, the heating element will contact the shatter and essentially burn it. No matter which method you choose, the result will be that you inhale a flavorful and scented vapor, which will be quickly absorbed by your lungs and then enter your bloodstream, giving you an instant hit.
Using a Wax Pen
When you are using shatter, you will not want to go with a very expensive pen. A portable one might cost around $30 to $200, depending on the features and the material quality. You can take the pen anywhere you go, and a USB is used for charging. There are several components of a wax pen, including:
- The Mouthpiece: This will help you draw out the vapor from your shatter. The tip comes in different sizes and will give you an improved airflow, as well as control over the temperature.
- Heating Coil: This causes the vaporizing to happen. There is an atomizer in the top attachment, and with a dab tool, you can place your shatter in the chamber. There are many different kinds of coils.
- Battery: Similar to a dry herb vape pen, a wax pen will have a 510 threaded connection on it. With a more advanced model, you might be able to control the temperature of the atomizer. You will want to check the heating range of the atomizer before you use another setting, however.
- USB Charger: Your kit might come with a USB charger, or you may need to get your own.
There isn’t a perfect way for you to smoke your shatter. When it comes to vaping, a downside can be that the units do not have durable batteries. If the heating element is not strong enough, you might end up with a weak experience.
How to Use Your Pen
To begin with, open the chamber of the pen. Place a bit of your shatter on the coil. While the chamber is still open, press the button so the shatter begins to melt but not burn. Now, close up the chamber and put the lid on again. Press down the button on the pen and inhale for as long as you feel like.
Shatter is an extremely potent cannabis concentrate. That means that you will want to start off slowly if this is your first time using it. When you start off with a dab, do not go overboard. After your first one, don’t take another one for the next 10 to 15 minutes. Some newbies take dabs like they were in a race. But that might make you feel too high, which will ruin the experience for you.
Smell of Vaping Shatter
Cannabis often has an extremely potent and familiar scent. However, shatter is quite different. The odor will depend on the number of terpenes that you have in it. Shatter often has a higher number of terpenes, and if this is the case, then it will have a stronger smell. That is especially true if there is myrcene or limonene in them, which are what contribute to the potency of cannabis.
If you have a rental, then you will likely leave a small. However, it will likely be a little less than if you were to use fresh bud. Unlike with cigarettes, the smell will start to dissipate over time.
Even if you have the right tools and know just how to smoke shatter, remember to do it responsibly. It is hard to overdo cannabis, and you will not suffer lasting effects. However, it will not be pleasant if you take too much at one time. If this is your first time with something so potent, it is a wise idea for you to consult with your doctor first. Plus, you should consider vaping with a friend.