Cannabis concentrates are becoming outstandingly popular in the marijuana industry. One of the extracts from the cannabis plant is shatter. What is it and how to smoke it? Here is everything you need to know about shatter.
Shatter is the purest and cleanest type of extract, as it has flawless glass transparency. It usually looks like honey, but depending on the temperature, shatter may be thick or looks like glass. How shatter becomes so perfectly clear? If you leave the molecules undisturbed, they will form a glass-like look. Moreover, when it comes to cannabis extracts, shatter contains the highest amount of terpenes, it gives an intense, long lasting high. Take your smoking experience to the next level and discover the beautiful and tasty world of cannabis concentrates! The question is how to smoke shatter?
One of the most popular ways of smoking shatter is using an oil rig, which is a glass pipe compared by many to a bong. In an oil rig, you’ll always find a mouthpiece with a hole and a vertical chamber. You’ll need a nail, which goes to a hole in a mouthpiece of your oil rig.
There are many types of nails you can choose, but how to find the right one? There are 4 types of nails from which you can choose when it comes to smoking shatter:
Glass nails are probably the most popular among stoners, but keep in mind that glass nails tend to crack over time when heated. On the other hand, glass nails are very effective and they usually do the trick, but it may be difficult sometimes to get a fully satisfying dab each time.
This is another very popular choice and most recommended one, as it takes less time to heat a titanium nail than a glass one. Plus, they are more durable in terms of day to day use. Be careful though, titanium nails may change the flavor of your shatter. In order to avoid this effect, you should season your titanium nail using oil.In terms of daily use, titanium nails are the most user-friendly when it comes to quickness, but there are better nails available on the market.
This type of nail is very popular for its ability to give you a tasty dab because it saves the terpenes in your concentrates. You’ll find quartz nails very similar to glass ones, as they also need a bit longer time to get heated. Unfortunately, just like glass nails, quartz ones tend to crack from intense use. But if you care of your quartz nails, they will last a long time. Plus, these are cheaper than glass ones.
Ceramic nails are new on the market, and many people are still experiencing with them. However, you should know that ceramic nails don’t need to be seasoned, and they are chemically inert, which makes them perfect for medical use. Many people say that it’s nearly impossible to crack or break a ceramic nail when using it day to day. However, the material is still potentially delicate even when speaking about most careful users. You should also know that heating a ceramic nail takes longer than heating titanium, quartz or glass ones. Also, it takes about 2 minutes to let it cool down before you decide to dab again.
Once you have your nail, it’s time to start heating it. Usually, when you heat your nail and it reaches red color, you should take a titanium or quartz dabber in order to scoop up a bit of your shatter before you dab it onto the nail. This way you’ll get a perfect oil turning into a thick smoke for you to inhale. What is the best temperature? Keep the surface between 550 and 750 degrees for the best results!
If you have some extra oil in your glass nail and you don’t want it to waste, you can always blast the glass nail once again until it’s all gone. Another idea is to wait until you see the clog formed from the goop. In this case, you must put your oil rig in the pot filled with alcohol and bring it to a boil. Wait until alcohol evaporates, then scrape up your shatter and dab once more!
When it comes to adding shatter to a joint, you should know that it makes your joint burn stronger and slower. Be careful not to allow your shatter to stick to the paper because you’ll experience some problems when lighting up your joint. It’s recommended to add some oil to your joint as you roll it, but keep in mind not to let it go to the end of the joint, as you shouldn’t touch it directly with a flame. Why not? When you touch your shutter with an open flame, too much THC get burnt before you’ll be able to inhale it into your lungs. Rolling a joint with a shatter is not that difficult because dry herb will stick to your shatter, keeping the papers safe.
Last but not least, you can also choose to vape your shutter. However, you must be warned that there is no perfect way you can vape your concentrate, and usually vaping it gives a weak experience. Whether you like it or not, you’ll get less flavor and less intense effects, especially if you’re can’t afford a really good vaporizer.
As mentioned before, shatter is one of the most potent concentrates extracted from the cannabis plant and it’s best to keep things in moderation when smoking it. It’s always best to try new ways of getting high responsibly, especially if you’re a rookie when it comes to taking dabs. Now you know how to smoke shatter, what’s the best way and equipment needed to achieve the best effects. All you need to do now is take baby steps on your way to getting a new cannabis experience.