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Reading time - 8 minutes - March 24, 2022
This particular weed concentrate is less well known compared to others, but that doesn’t make it worth being known less. It’s great! Got some on your hands? Great! Because in this article we will be going through all the different ways that you can smoke it, or at least consume it in one way or another. If you aren’t sure what exactly crumble wax is that’s okay too because we will be discussing that in a moment. Just sit back, relax, and keep on reading.
Crumble; AKA crumble wax, honeycomb wax, crumble dab, is a very potent concentrate with a dry, malleable, and powdery consistency. It’s a cannabis extract that can be identified by its malleable texture that falls apart, or “crumbles,” when handled.
While its crumbly consistency can make it harder to handle than concentrates, crumble wax is known to give consumers an especially potent and tasty experience. Its colour typically ranges from light yellow to amber. Crumble usually has a THC content of approximately 90%.
It’s a very versatile form of weed concentrate that can be easily smoked or consumed in a number of ways. Not limited to dabbing only, you can easily add it to joints, blunts, or spliffs, or even a whole bunch of other ways that we will go into further on.
The texture of crumble, which resonates in its name, results from its unique production technique. This involves processing at lower temperatures for a much longer period of time than other concentrates, like shatter, oil, etc. The results of this process provides you with a drier concentrate as opposed to more viscous, waxy extracts like shatter. Some see the dryness of crumble as a bonus as it can mean a much lower risk for mould or decontamination when stored or left unused for a long time.
As we mentioned earlier, crumble wax is an incredibly versatile cannabis concentrate that allows you to consume it in a number of ways. There are of course the most typical ways that you would think to smoke crumble, as well as other ways that may not be so obvious. To be more specific, we have 7 different ways that you can smoke crumble wax.
Also, if you find yourself with a bit of crumble and no tools to smoke it then don’t worry, because we’ve got your back. As we will also go into a couple of methods where they don’t require you to have any tools or special equipment, just some simple household staples that you will most likely have to hand. So, without further ado, let’s get into it!
This is hands down the most popular way to use crumble, and most concentrates really! If you haven’t tried dabbing before then maybe this will inspire you. The process of dabbing crumble wax is no different to other concentrates. Simply use your dabber (dab tool) to pick up a small portion of the wax, heat the nail to the proper temperature with your blow torch (lower temperatures help preserve the flavour of cannabis terpenes) and dab away!
Be careful when lifting / transferring the crumble wax with your tool as the texture can make it difficult to adhere to the tip of a dabber. We recommend using a dabber with a spoon tip for crumble wax. An alternative is that you can heat your dabber tool, just slightly, so that when you dip it into your crumble stash it will melt slightly and stick to the tip.
Another thing to keep in mind is that dabbing can produce extremely strong effects. If this is your first time dabbing, then take it slow with small quantities, and enjoy.
This technically isn’t ‘smoking’ it but it’s another great method to use your crumble wax. To vape it you will either need a vape pen or a dry herb vaporizer that is also compatible with concentrates.
For the vape pen method, you’ll need a pen that comes with a detachable atomizer that you can access. Also if you aren’t familiar with atomizers, they’re basically just a heating element, typically a metal coil warmed by the battery.
To vape it using a dab pen; get a small amount of your crumble wax ready, then disconnect the atomizer from the battery chamber and dab the wax onto the unheated coil. Turn on the battery chamber and connect the atomizer to the battery chamber. All that’s left to do is attach the mouthpiece, press the button and hold while you place your lips on the mouthpiece and draw slowly. It’s always best to take it slow.
With this method it is important to ensure your vaporizer is compatible with concentrates. This will usually be made possible via a concentrate pad. Simply heat it up as usual, make sure you place the concentrate pad inside the chamber, then place your small amount of crumble on top. Close the lid and inhale – it will usually all evaporate within 1 hit so make it count!
As with most things, you can of course smoke crumble too. However it is important to note that crumble isn’t ideal for smoking on its own. Crumble wax can be the perfect thing to add into a joint or blunt, and it’s easy to do. Simply mix a very small amount in with your dry flower, roll it up and you’ll be good to go!
If you prefer to avoid smoking then making edibles with your crumble wax is another option! Making edibles with cannabis concentrates has become much more popular over recent years, and it’s easy to see why. The concentrate is already decarbed during the extraction process, therefore you avoid having to go through the lengthy process of decarbing, steeping, and straining plant matter which is what you’d typically do when making edibles. Simply heat up a fat like coconut oil in a pan at low heat, add your desired amount of crumble, and stir together til the crumble dissolves. Now you can incorporate your cannabis-infused oil into any drink or dish of your choice!
It’s important to note that terpenes and cannabinoids can be lost when the concentrate is heated at high temperatures. A safe option is adding the oil into a dish that uses little to no heat, like smoothies and sauces.
Need to smoke some wax but don’t have a dab rig? Well you’re in luck if you have a similar piece of equipment like a bong. These 2 glass pieces are almost the same thing, the main difference being that one has a nail and the other doesn’t.
Rather than taking your wax hit through a nail you will have to use a special method to pack your bowl. If you’re trying this method out then…
Use a bud or two that have a larger diameter than the downstem and place them in the bowl.
Place a few pieces of wax on top of the buds. Grind another bud and use it to fill up the rest of the bowl. Once your bowl is packed you can light up as usual and smoke away.
The wax is in the center of the bowl which creates an oven effect, meaning that the wax evaporates from all the surrounding flower burning.
This point is technically following on from the one above, but it’s still a separate technique. Healthstones are a special type of glass with a consistency similar to volcanic rock. They’re designed to smoke wax with pipes and bongs. You place the stone in the bowl area of your bong or pipe, either inside the bowl itself, or inside the bottom part of the titanium nail. The aim is to place the healthstone in a way that allows the smoke to be channelled through to the mouthpiece.
Once you have the healthstone in position, place a bit of your crumble wax on top of it. Heat it with a butane torch, and then take your hit as you usually would with a rig. Remember, wax hits are best taken in moderation. If you’d like to read more on healthstones, click here.
This method is not only simple but it also doesn’t require any special tools. You simply require nothing but knives. We have also discussed this method before in a separate article on another cannabis concentrate; hash, you can check that out here. This method is perfect for late nights when you don’t have any tools, torches or literally anything else that can be used to smoke crumble wax with ease.
For this technique, heat a butter knife with your stove, until almost red hot but be very careful not to burn yourself, and dab some wax onto it. There will immediately be clouds of vapour from the wax vaporizing, at which point you inhale the smoke.
Some complain that this method is wasteful, however, since it will quickly dissipate in the open air. Some people handle this issue by inhaling the smoke through a funnel, a straw, or the top half of a plastic bottle.
Believe it or not there are actually more than a handful of ways that you can use your crumble wax without even having the necessary equipment. If you find yourself lucky enough to have some crumble wax in your hands, why not try out one of these methods? You may just learn that you have a new favourite way to smoke crumble wax without even knowing it yet!
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