Meet MÜV Budder, The Newest Marijuana Concentrate
Did you know marijuana concentrates are named for their texture?
Shatter, because it shatters like glass when dosing. Crumble, because the dry texture crumbles when handled. Budder, because it’s soft, malleable and creamy like butter.
Not to be confused with cannabis-infused butter, marijuana Budder is a terpene-rich cannabis extract, and the latest to join the MÜV Concentrate family.
Marijuana Budder – A New Cannabis Concentrate
Budder is an intensely aromatic cannabis concentrate. Like Crumble, it is created by melting down Shatter and delicately, but intently, whipping the extract. Instead of adding air bubbles, the extract is whipped to achieve a homogenous concentrate, one with equal distribution of terpenes and cannabinoids alike.
Unlike Crumble, no additional purging is needed, allowing Budder to retain a robust terpene profile. It is placed in the vacuum oven at low temperatures to stabilize the product, then manipulated like taffy – think pulling, rolling, twisting and more – to bring terpenes to the surface. Highly fragrant Budder is presented in a chunky, malleable texture reminiscent of thick peanut butter or cookie dough and ranging in color from light tan to deep gold, depending on the strain.
How Is Budder Different From Shatter And Crumble?
Think of Shatter as the base for both Budder and Crumble.
Shatter is extracted using cold ethanol, which helps to preserve a robust terpene profile. The solvent is reclaimed, and the resulting extract is poured onto slabs. These slabs are placed into a vacuum oven which purges excess ethanol and stabilizes the final product into the brittle, semi-translucent concentrate you know and love.
Budder is created by melting down this Shatter and delicately, but intently, whipping the extract. Whipping ensures that cannabinoids and terpenes are evenly dispersed throughout the concentrate and creates a creamy texture. The extract is then manipulated to bring terpenes to the surface, resulting in a fragrant final product.
Crumble, too, is created by melting down Shatter and whipping. In the case of Crumble, however, this is to add air pockets to the extract. The extract is then poured onto a slab and placed in the vacuum oven to stabilize into the dry, honeycomb shaped concentrate.
An easy way to remember the difference between Budder and Crumble is to think of Budder as cookie dough, and Crumble as the cookie due to its stability.
Strains Of MÜV Budder
As with MÜV Shatter, Crumble, and Live Rosin, strains will rotate as we harvest from the Cultivation. The first few strains to debut in Budder are:
- Guru – an intensely fragrant cultivar with notes of grapefruit and diesel and deeply relaxing effects.
- Lemon Margy – an uplifting strain with notes of sweet, fruit, and earth.
- Melon Ball Punch – notes of fruit and earth accompany this relaxing strain.
- Molten Melon – a relaxing strain with notes of skunk and fruit.
- Orangeade – notes of earth, spice, and hints of sweet earth accompany this balanced strain.
Because of the nature of cannabis products (only so much can be produced per plant!) not all strains will be available at all locations. But don’t fret! The MÜV Cultivation and Extraction teams are hard at work to bring a variety to all of Florida’s patients.
How To Consume Budder
Because Budder is not decarboxylated, appropriate delivery methods are required to fully activate concentrated cannabinoids and terpenes. Here are three of our favorite ways to dab:
- With the Boundless Terp Pen. The Terp Pen is a great device for patients new to concentrates. The pen is an electric nectar collector, meaning concentrates are applied directly to the coil to be consumed. The Terp Pen is the easiest of concentrate devices to use as it has one heat setting, and is breath activated – simply touch your device while inhaling and lightly graze the concentrate. Pro tip: be sure not to press your pen too deep into Budder, as it can clog the coil!
- With the Puffco Plus. The Puffco Plus is a special device as it was the first pocket nail to market. It features three temperature settings, allowing patients to tailor their medicine to their preference. The Plus is considered a pack-and-go option, as the chamber houses the concentrate once loaded, and features the Dart – a mouthpiece that expands to a dab tool for easy dosing.
- With a traditional rig. A traditional setup is preferred by many concentrate cannaisseurs. Dab rigs allow you to precisely control the temperature, particularly when used with an e-nail, an electronic device that heats your banger (where the concentrate is loaded) and mitigates the need for a blow torch. Concentrate lovers believe dab rigs give the fullest flavor profile when compared to devices. (Canna-curious about the evolution of dabs? Learn more here!)
Budder can also be added to flower for combustion, though it is recommended to layer Budder between flower so as to maximize the dosing of the concentrate.
As with other inhalation methods, Budder provides systemic effects experienced within ~5-10 minutes of consuming, and last approximately 3-4 hours.
Frequently Asked Questions About Marijuana Budder
All marijuana products come with questions, and this is especially true with concentrates! We’ve gathered all the need-to-know information about Budder below:
Can Marijuana Budder Be Eaten?
Not to be confused with cannabis-infused, no effects will be felt from oral consumption of Budder, as it is not decarbed (or activated).
How Is Budder Made/Extracted?
Creating Budder is very similar to the Shatter and Crumble process. This product uses cold ethanol for extraction, which isolates the beneficial parts of the plant (major and minor cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids) to be extracted, while leaving the undesirable plant materials (chlorophyll, lipids, waxes) behind. This extract is placed into the vacuum oven to stabilize as Shatter, which is then melted down and whipped to achieve the creamy texture known as Budder.
What Is The Consistency Of Budder?
The consistency of budder isn’t as runny as oil nor as hard as shatter. It is whipped into a creamy, batter-like consistency that ranges from thick peanut butter to chunky cookie dough.
How Do You Dab Budder?
Budder can be dabbed (using a concentrate pen like the Puffco Plus or Terp Pen, or with a traditional dab rig) on its own or added to smokable flower. If adding to flower, ensure to do so in layers – for example, packing a bowl with a small amount of flower, adding your desired dose of Budder, and layering more flower on top – to ensure you do not burn through the concentrate prematurely.
How Do You Store Budder?
As with other cannabis concentrates, Budder should be stored in a cool, dark room with low humidity.
Is Budder Or Shatter Better?
Budder vs. Shatter is a debate of personal preference.
During production, Budder is manipulated much like taffy – it's massaged, twisted and turned to bring terpenes to the surface of the extract. Due to its high terpene content and consistency, it’s ideal for dabbing at low temperatures to fully experience the strain’s terpene profile. Budder is easy to dose, in that it can be scooped easily and even rolled into little balls to drop into your preferred consumption method.
Shatter, on the other hand, has terpenes trapped inside its two-dimensional surface. For some patients, this may result in a slightly harsher dab as terpenes and cannabinoids both are released in high concentrations. Shatter is typically dabbed at higher temperatures due to its rigid consistency, but is one of the easiest to dose as pieces break off like glass.
How Is Budder Different From Live Rosin?
Live Rosin and Budder, though similar in appearance, are vastly different products.
Budder uses cold ethanol as a solvent to remove the desired cannabinoids and terpenes from the cannabis flower.
Live Rosin uses no solvent to isolate the desired cannabis components. Instead, just heat and pressure are used to extract cannabinoids and terpenes alike. Live Rosin results in the truest-to-flower experience within the concentrate realm. If you're curious about solventless vs. solvent-free extraction methods, head here.
Can You Use Budder With A Vape Pen?
No, because of the texture of Budder, the concentrate is best used with concentrate devices. Vape devices are unable to heat the concentrate to the necessary temperature to activate cannabinoids, and would result in a clogged cartridge.
Shop Marijuana Budder In Florida
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If you’re still unsure if Budder is a good fit for your medical cannabis routine, visit any of our 38 locations throughout Florida for expert advice from MÜV MedTenders. Our Patient Care Team Representatives, too, are standing by via phone and live chat to answer all your concentrate questions.
Content Manager for MÜV Florida and Contributor for Zen Leaf Dispensaries. A cannabis connoisseur with a passion for explaining the miraculous possibility of the plant, Swan began her journey with cannabis as a recreational user and quickly realized its positive impact on her depression and severe anxiety. She joined the cannabis industry as Receptionist and MedTender and witnessed first-hand the immense potential of the plant for a wide variety of ailments, deepening her passion for alternative medicine. Swan is dedicated to self-education on the plant and sharing its potential with all. She holds a Journalism degree from the University of Iowa.