Shatter Pens: Everything You Need To Know About Vaping Concentrates.
The use of weed concentrates like Shatter, Budder, Caviar, Hash, and Live Resin has recently become popular following the legalization of cannabis in Canada in 2018.
This has led to increased demand for products like shatter pens which are better suited for vaporizing solid concentrates with such thick consistencies.
As you take a deep plunge into the world of concentrates and vaping, you’ll come across various terms used to describe vaping and different types of vaporizers.
This article discusses one term you might have already come across one term — shatter pen. What is a shatter pen?
What Are Shatter Pens?
A shatter pen, which some may like to call a shatter vaporizer or a shatter vape, is a device in the style of a vape pen used to heat concentrates until they vaporize and are ready for inhaling.
The device commonly features a heating element, also referred to as an atomizer, and a battery.
Unlike most batteries found in vape pens, shatter pen batteries have a more substantial battery capacity, making the device bulkier.
Most wax pens also have adjustable temperatures to set the optimal temperature for different concentrates.
Another notable feature of a shatter pen is the atomizer connected to a chamber that you pop open, fill with your favourite concentrate, pop the cap back on, and enjoy smooth hits at the press of a button.
The shatter vapour delivered from the pen is similar in strength to taking a dab. That is why a shatter pen may sometimes be referred to as a dab pen.
What Are Shatter Pens Used to Vape
Shatter vape pens are engineered to heat thick consistency concentrates. Most of them come with ceramic heating atomizers that can withstand the high temperatures needed to vapourize such concentrates.
Shatter pens are loved because they provide versatility and can vapourize various concentrates. Crumble, shatter, live resin, hash, moon rocks, kief and budder.
Just load your preferred concentrate, and you can discreetly puff on this portable device whenever you like.
How To Use Shatter Pens For Crumble
Crumble is a concentrate made from cannabis plants. It’s usually dry with a yellow powdery texture that easily crumbles when you press it between your fingers—hence the name crumble.
Sometimes crumble is referred to as crumble wax or honeycomb wax. It’s made in a similar extraction fashion to shatter.
Crumble is made from dried or frozen cannabis that is first flash-frozen. The frozen buds are immediately moved into a solvent to separate the cannabinoids and terpenes from plant materials.
The mixture of terpenes and cannabinoids is then purged—a process that uses heat and pressure to vapourize the solvent leaving behind crude crumble.
Crumble is usually very potent, with up to 90% THC content. Since, during the extraction process, the original terpenes of the initial strain are retained, the crumble will have a scent reminiscent of the original weed strain used to make it.
However, it’s worth noting that crumble is a concentrate with very high THC, so you’ll only need a small amount to experience the effects.
So How Do You Use Crumble In A Shatter Pen?
1. Pop the mouthpiece open and remove it to expose the heating chamber.
2. Using your preferred scoping tool, scoop up the crumble and carefully place it in the heating chamber. Start with a small amount.
3. Replace the mouthpiece on the pen.
4. Prime the heating chamber by pressing the power button on and off. This will gently melt the crumble.
5. Bring the pen to your lips and press the power button while inhaling the vapour. Start with small puffs.
6. Release the power button when you’re satisfied with your toke.
How To Use Shatter Pens For Live Resin
Live resin is a full spectrum cannabis concentrate with a malleable consistency made from fresh cannabis plants hence the name “live resin.”
Live resin comes in various colours and textures, depending on the amount of sap, sauce, and terpenes.
It is made using an extraction process that involves flash-freezing fresh cannabis leaves before passing them through a solvent to extract the essential compounds.
The flash freezing process will preserve all the vital compounds and terpenes; hence live resin has a rich flavour and scent profile. Concentrate connoisseurs love it as it gives a robust, aromatic and flavorful vaping experience.
Because of the intricate process used to extract the live resin, it will retain a lot of the chemical characteristics of the cultivar strain used to make it. As such, the extract will smell, taste, and have effects akin to the weed strain used in the extraction process.
Live Resin – Alaskan Thunder Fuck will taste, smell, and have a similar effect to smoking Alaskan Thunder Fuck buds.
Live Resin Blue Magoo Cookies will have effects, flavour and taste reminiscent of the Blue Magoo Cookies flowers.
How Is Shatter Made?
Shatter is an amber-coloured cannabis concentrate with a glassy hard consistency that tends to shatter or crack when crushed—hence the name shatter.
It’s made by soaking the cultivar strain in a solvent to separate plant material from terpenes and cannabinoids. Once the plant material is removed, the mixture is purged using heat from the solvent.
The mixture is then left undisturbed to stabilize into a glass sheet layer that resembles a honeycomb.
This amber-coloured concentrate is famous for its high potency and can test upwards of 90% THC content.
The effects, flavour, and taste of shatter are reminiscent of the cultivated strain used in the extraction process.
How To Use Shatter In A Vape Pen
Shatter is commonly used by directly placing it on a hot surface and inhaling the vapour.
But if you want to experience smooth hits while you toke, shatter pens are best for vaping shatter.
Follow the steps as highlighted for vaping crumble. Instead of placing crumble in the heating chamber, break up a small piece of shatter and use it.
Remember to start with small puffs as you build your way up. Also, wait a few minutes between tokes as concentrates pack a mightier punch than you expect.
All concentrates tend to have high levels of THC, so for any concentrate, whether Budder, Caviar, Diamonds, Distillate or Moon Rocks, start with a small amount in the heating chamber, then increase your dosage as you build tolerance.
Also, don’t overload the heating chamber as it may leak or clog the shatter vaporizer.
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