If you’re thinking when you read badder that it sounds a lot like cake frosting, then you’re not that far off from understanding the consistency of this concentrate.
But what exactly is badder and how is it consumed? In this blog post, we’re going to discuss all things badder.
We tapped one of our favorite go-to cannabis resources, Weedmaps, to help us explain just what this concentrate type is and how it is produced. And, of course, why it’s growing in popularity.
Sometimes you’ll see an option of badder or batter – which spelling is correct? Mostly it depends on the manufacturer’s preference. There’s badder and batter and yes, budder to think about and consume. But all three terms are used to describe an extract – its appearance, texture and consistency. There are slight differences and we talk about them below.
How Badder Looks
Badder and batter both look and feel like cake frosting but not all badder looks the same. Its appearance depends on how the concentrate is made and the materials used. Some badder looks more like sauce, with some stickiness, and still others have a more bumpy consistency.
Budder, on the other hand, is a cannabis concentrate similar to a stick of butter. It has a soft, solid consistency. Budder is found in rosin and many solvent-based extractions.
The color of these concentrates can range from a greenish-brown to a buttery gold. Badders and budders produced from high-quality cannabis are known to be bright blond and express potent but smooth flavors. The effect is very potent.
The butter-like consistency, according to The Greener Institute, allows the extract to be easily used as a spread on blunts or joints, or to be dabbed using a dab rig.
First off, it’s important to stress – don’t try to produce concentrates at home! The extraction process needs to be left to licensed professionals. Producing cannabis concentrates can be a hazardous process and should be left to those who are experienced. Solvents used are flammable and therefore can be explosive.
Since badder is primarily made using liquid petroleum gases such as butane and propane, it is typically considered to be an extract. The process involves using what is called a closed loop system, but with a different post-extraction technique.
How To Consume Badder
The simple answer is dab. Dabbing is the most common way to consume these concentrates. You’ll want to use a dab tool with a flat tip, rather than a dabber with a scoop-style tip, says Weedmaps. This will allow you to pick up budder easily and keep it in place. To start, take only a small amount – a blob the size of a pen point.
When the dab tool makes contact with the heated nail, the badder melts and will instantly vaporize. Place a cap over the nail to inhale the concentrate vapor. Badder is often used with handheld dabbers and vape pens and can also be sprinkled onto a bowl of flower or in a blunt.
Once you take a hit, the effect is immediate. Please remember to start low and go slow. Badder hits are very potent!
Pro tip: Take a dab of badder when the nail reaches 350-400 degrees Fahrenheit to get the tastiest flavor of terpenes. This is the best temperature that will enhance the flavor without torching the terpenes.
Budder – A Brief Background
Budder was created by a Canadian concentrate maker known as BudderKing in the mid-90s. The story goes that in 2003, BudderKing approached Don Briere, the founder of Vancouver’s Da Kine Smoke and Beverage Shop with the budder extract. The pair began distributing samples of budder called “Butter Hoots” until the shop was raided by police in 2004.
However, the demand for budder grew and more extractors came onto the scene selling branded wholesale batches of budder concentrates.
When BudderKing decided to patent the name and went to the Canadian Trademark office, he was denied the request to trademark the word “butter.” A family member suggested calling the product “budder.” He was reluctant at first but eventually gave in. The name and product took off and now BudderKing is known for this concentrate.
Make sure you check out the tasty and terpy HighNorth Badder
Try one of our classic favorites, HighNorth Strawberry Sour Diesel Badder that is created from the freshly frozen hybrid flower, Strawberry Sour Diesel. Its cake batter-like consistency makes for smooth consistent hits. Remember, a little goes a long way!