Extract quality is determined by multiple factors, many of which cannot be determined by the eye. Light, gold-colored oils is often a mark of quality, but contrary to popular misconception, texture and consistency don’t signify purity or potency. The most important thing in determining oil quality is lab testing; there’s no other surefire way of measuring residual solvents, contaminants, or cannabinoid content.
However, in order to really appreciate the good, it is necessary to understand what makes a dab bad.
How To Determine Concentrate Qualities
Using these tips below can help you decide on which concentrate to buy at the shop!
- The first way to determine quality is by the shade. Usually, dark wax is bad quality, and wax that is clear or transparent is good quality. This is not always true if you are trying to find the best high, however, since many BHO concentrates come out a darker shade. But for a healthier high, then stick to this tip.
- Is it trim run or nug run? “Trim run” refers to dabs that are made from the trim left over when manicuring buds; “nug run” refers to concentrates made from the buds themselves. A fine end product can be made from either, but the likelihood of your dabs being schwabby goes up when only trim is used.
- You should ask what sort of solvents have been used to make your dabs; if the answer is anything sold in a can over the counter, you might want to think twice about laying down cash for that hash. Ideally, concentrates should be made with pure butane purchased from a reputable gas distributor, such as Air Gas. While there are some canned supplies of butane that work well and produce high-quality dabs, in general, using cans is the sign of an amateur manufacturer.
- The most important thing about determining whether dabs are good or bad is how clean the dabs are. Are the dabs free from contaminants? Are the dabs as free from solvent residue as possible? The only way to know those things for sure is to have the concentrates tested, and at a quality, reliable testing facility. All one needs to do to prove that is take your concentrates from one testing lab to another. One lab will find mold, while another doesn’t. One lab will have one result for THC and/or CBD, while the next lab has a completely different result.
- Does your wax taste good and full of flavors? Then you got yourself some good wax! Yes, another way to determine wax quality is by taste. If your wax does not taste good at all, then it is not good quality! The flavors that wax gives off can help determine how the wax was made. Now I’m not saying that you can name every ingredient and step to making wax just by smoking some, but if you do smoke a lot of wax, then you can probably tell if wax is good or bad quality just by tasting it.
- The “true” way to determine the quality of either weed or wax is by judging the high. This way is probably the most popular way used to determine if someone wants to continue smoking a strain or not. If you smoke it, and you like the high, then save it for later, because now you know that it is a strain you like. If the strain does not even get you high, then why smoke it (unless you are doing this for medical purposes)? Find the strains that give you a good high and stick to them!
The more wax you smoke, the better you will get at figuring out good quality from bad quality wax. This goes for just about anything, have you ever heard the saying “practice makes perfect?” Well its true! Smoke enough marijuana and you’ll be able to taste the difference in qualities just by inhaling it!
One myth about wax quality is that you can determine it through the texture of wax. This myth is false, because wax comes in many different textures and forms. Each texture of wax has the ability to deliver the same high as any other texture. Wax can be in the form of oil, crumble, shatter, and many others. So if you think your wax is too hard or too runny, its probably because of the type of wax that you bought, not the quality.
If you use all of the tips above to determine the quality of your dabs, then you will be able to figure out if that is a strain you would want to smoke again.
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