Ever asked yourself, “what is live resin?”, “how to make live resin” or the difference between live resin batter, live resin wax and live resin dabs? If so, you came to the right place! Live resin is one of the newest cannabis concentrates to hit the market, and we’re breakin’ it down for our buds and introducing some flavorful and potent live resin products available at Buds Garage.
Live resin is a fun and popular full-spectrum cannabis concentrate made by flash-freezing newly harvested cannabis with liquid nitrogen before extracting it at a cold temperature while the plant matter is still frozen. After harvesting, frozen plants are put through a solvent extraction process, using butane, propane or another solvent. Plants used for live resin production skip the drying and curing process, a process that changes the molecular makeup of the plant and degrades important cannabinoids and terpenes. Essentially, moving freshly harvested cannabis straight to the freezer protects the cannabis flower’s most precious parts.
Making live resin is a complicated process that requires specific expertise and equipment, so it is best done in a facility. It’s not impossible to make live resin at home, but definitely not suggested for the novice cannabis consumer.
Live resin can be found in two forms based on their consistencies: live resin batter (or butter) and live resin wax. The harvesting and freezing process remains the same, the difference lies in how the extracted material is mixed for a final product. Live resin wax is whipped longer to produce a drier, crumblier wax, whereas live resin batter (or butter) is whipped for a shorter period of time, producing a creamier, buttery product.
Not to be confused with “live rosin”, which looks similar but requires more plant matter to produce, live resin is said to pack more terpenes and provides an aromatic and tasty treat for many cannabis consumers.
Now that we have answered what is live resin, let’s dive into where and how one of the newest forms of cannabis concentrates came about. The seeds for thai idea were originally planted by an inspired grower and hash maker named Willian “Kind Bill” Fenger back in 2010. Kind Bill, famous for starting the first cannabis grow specifically for concentrate production, was curious about creating a concentrate that produced the same terpene profile, aroma, and taste of newly trimmed or harvested cannabis.
But it wasn’t until 2013 when Kind Bill crossed paths with a cannabis entrepreneur and closed-loop extraction unit creator named “Giddy Up” that the seed ultimately grew. Bill, who had been unsuccessful in finalizing his vision of live resin due to extraction roadblocks finally found his missing ingredient in Giddy’s OBE-Dos closed-loop extraction unit and hash history was made.
Live resin can be consumed in a few ways: dabbing, vaping and sprinkling.
Now that we’ve learned what live resin is, how to make live resin and how to consume live resin, let’s highlight a few cool live resin products found at Buds Garage.
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