Crumble, sometimes called crumble wax or honeycomb wax, is a cannabis extract identified by its malleable texture that falls apart, or “crumbles,” when handled.
Unlike other weed concentrates, such as shatter, wax, budder, resin, or cannabis oils, crumble is quite versatile. Not limited to dabbing only, you can easily add it to joints, blunts, or spliffs, or sprinkle crumble over the top of marijuana buds in a bowl or pipe.
The dry, fragmented, and crumbly texture that gives this concentrate its name results from its unique production technique, which involves processing at lower temperatures for a much longer period of time than other concentrates.
While its crumbly consistency can make it harder to handle than concentrates like shatter or budder, crumble wax has a reputation for giving consumers an especially potent and tasty experience.
More about crumble
Crumble is an extract, a form of cannabis concentrate produced using a solvent such as butane or CO2 in combination with heat and pressure. But unlike other concentrates, which are generally more viscous, this one is — you guessed it — dry and crumbly. In fact, it is one of the driest extracts on the market.
Brands make crumble using either dried and cured cannabis flowers, or fresh flowers that are quickly frozen at an extremely low temperature. In this case, the end product is technically classified as a type of live resin.
Crumble wax is generally light yellow in color. It typically has the consistency of dry crumbs, but can also have a honeycomb structure that easily falls apart into its more distinctive crumbly texture. Over time, it tends to change color, going from light yellow to amber.
Because it’s so crumbly and falls apart so easily, crumble wax can be a bit more difficult to handle than other extracts and concentrates. But its unique solvent purging process may leave intact a very high proportion of the original terpenes and other key compounds such as THC, producing effects that can be ultra flavorful and potent.
How to store crumble
As with any form of cannabis, properly storing crumble helps maintain its aroma, flavor, and potency, and slows down the natural degradation of the extract.
Exposure to high temperatures, moisture, oxygen, and light speeds up the degradation process, damaging THC and other cannabinoids. If this happens, you may notice your crumble become darker in color. You may also notice your crumble beginning to lose quality in terms of taste, smell, potency, and effects.
The best way to ensure the longest shelf life possible is to store crumble in an airtight, lightproof container, away from direct light and out of extreme temperatures. Glass or silicone is ideal for this.
How to dab crumble and other cannabis concentrates
Dabbing is by far the most popular way to consume concentrates and extracts. Because concentrates are more potent than flower, dabbing is known for producing a much stronger range of effects. Additionally, because dabbing uses high temperatures to vaporize cannabis rather than burning it, the flavors and aromas you get from this method tend to be much cleaner and more robust.
Dabbing crumble follows the exact same process as any other concentrate: heat the nail, scoop some crumble onto it, and inhale the vapor. The key difference with crumble is that it’s much better to use a spoon-shaped dabber as opposed to a flat-tipped dabber. This makes it easier to scoop the crumble out of its container and get it onto the nail without any crumbles falling off.
You can also use any vape pen that allows you to dab actual globs of concentrate and doesn’t restrict you to using cartridges only.
How Do You Use It?
Crumble wax is one of the most popular cannabis concentrate products available today for many reasons, including its extremely high terpene count capable of expanding the product’s aromatic and flavor profiles, its incredible potency, and of course it’s versatility of use. It can be:
Smoked: While it may not be the best product to smoke alone, crumble wax can be the perfect additive to any joints, blunts, bongs, pipes, or any other inhalation apparatus you want to light up. Simply mix a very small amount in with your premium dry bud and you’ll be good to go!
Vaped: If you have the right accessories, meaning a vape pen/vaporizer specially designed with a concentrates chamber, crumble wax can easily be vaped. In fact, due to the higher level of fragrant terpenes, vaping is quickly becoming one of the most preferred means of consuming crumble wax because it offers an unparalleled taste and equally unparalleled effects.
Dabbed: When it comes to crumble wax, most people will argue that dabbing with a specialized rig or pen is the best way to consume it. Because such high heat is used to produce a thick vapor, a very small amount will go a long way, plus the potency is indescribable. Dabbing is certainly one of the most powerful ways to consume the THC in crumble wax at its peak potency.
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How do you make crumble wax?
Making crumble wax is more or less the same as making any other type of cannabis extract in the sense that it involves solvents such as butane or CO2 to extract important chemicals and oils out of cannabis flowers. In a process best left to professionals, crumble gets its unique characteristics from the final purging stage. Purging the wax at lower temperatures for a longer period of time dries out the original wax- or shatter-like extract, creating a dryer, more crumbly final product. The less intense heat in this stage of the process may also leave intact a greater proportion of cannabinoids and terpenes, creating a final product with huge flavor and potency.
Why did my wax turn into crumble?
Technically, your wax did not turn into crumble wax. Rather, your wax probably just dried out and naturally developed a more crumbly texture. True crumble is created by purging an extract at lower temperatures than other concentrates for an extended period of time.
Does crumble wax smell?
Crumble wax tends to produce very pure and strong flavors and aromas. Expect crumble wax to have very strong odors of the terpenes found in the original cannabis flowers used to produce it.