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How to Make Weed Wax

How to Make Weed Wax
Posted by CANNASaver on Monday, 05 December 2022 in Canna Blog

Concentrated cannabis is cool! Dabbing has become a stoner phenomenon because the highs are stratospheric! But can you make your own weed wax for dabbing? Yes, yes you can! 

Making marijuana concentrates is very doable. It’s not necessarily the simplest thing to do. But if you can follow a cooking recipe, then the instructions won’t be too hard.

In fact, we’ll give you a step-by-step guide to getting from leaf to wax. We’ll make it as easy as possible.

What equipment and supplies will you need to create do-it-yourself dabs? We’ll look at the process and give you some pointers. 

And, you’ll learn about how much wax you can expect from an ounce of flower.

Lastly, we’ll show you how to save big on weed to make your wax with. Plus, you’ll see where you can get discounts on commercial cannabis concentrates. That is if you decide you’d prefer to purchase. Not everyone is cut out to make their own.

Want to see what wax making is all about? Even if you’re skeptical, read on.

homemade weed wax

Can You Really Make Weed Wax at Home? 

Yes, you totally can make your own weed wax. We promise.

You don’t need a factory or special gear. You can create homemade concentrates with common kitchen equipment. If you don’t have everything you need, none of it is difficult to obtain.

What kinds of contraptions do you need to begin creating concentrates?

We’re talking about things like cheesecloth and parchment paper. Water, ice, and a bucket are things that most people have. If you don’t have a flat iron, then most department stores carry them.

If you have the knowledge, some time, and a little patience, then superstrength pot can be yours.

Let’s take a look at the chemistry of the process.

What Chemicals Are Used to Make Dabs?

You can create your own cannabis dabs with or without solvents.

Solvents are things like butane. This one in particular can be dangerous. Fume build-ups are toxic and explosive.

Some recipes you may find online might call for using alcohol. That is still flammable and toxic. 

Using water for extraction is a safer option.

Ice water extraction method (also known as bubble hash)

Gather your supplies. You will need:

  • Your weed
  • Around 10 pounds of ice
  • A couple of 5-gallon buckets
  • A gallon of purified water
  • Cheesecloth
  • Something to stir with – a spoon or a stick
  • Bubble bags (These you can get online at Amazon or eBay)

Once you have all that then:

  1. The bubble bags need to be layered in the buckets, about three or four deep. They will filter particulates from smallest to largest. The smaller screens have a smaller number on them.
  2. Add 3-4 ounces of the grass of your choice.
  3. Half a bag of ice gets poured over the plant matter.
  4. Then, pour in eight cups of purified water.
  5. Stir all together thoroughly for 15 or 20 minutes.
  6. Now leave it set for about half an hour.
  7. After 30 minutes, lift out the first bubble bag. The water will drain out. You can also wring out any remaining water.
  8. Then put that bag to the side.
  9. The second bubble bag comes out next. There will be sludgy material at the bottom that can be scooped or scraped out onto the cheesecloth. 
  10. Next, remove the third bubble bag. 
  11. After it’s drained, scoop more wax onto the cheesecloth. 
  12. Repeat the process until the last bag is done.
  13. Use the folded cheesecloth to press out any remaining water.
  14. The wax is now ready to be dabbed. Place in a resealable jar and store in a cool, dark place for preservation.

Now, this all might seem like too much work. Well, there is one more super simple way to create your own cannabis concentrate.

weed wax

How Do You Make Weed Wax Easy?

This recipe is about as basic as it gets.

What do you need?

  • Your weed (Always the number one ingredient!)
  • A flat iron (or hair straightener works well, too)
  • A pair of oven mitts
  • A spoon 
  • Some parchment paper

What do you do with all of this?

  1. The flat iron (or hair straightener) has to be heated to 250 - 300°F. Be careful about touching any hot surface. Don’t set the device on or near anything flammable. 
  2. Grind or break up a couple of grams worth of weed. You can also use kief.
  3. Now fold your parchment paper in half. 
  4. Put some weed in the middle of the paper. Now fold again.
  5. With oven mitts on, use the flat iron (or hair straightener) to iron the parchment paper. You must press down while doing so.
  6. After several minutes, scrape off the waxy weed from inside the paper with the spoon.
  7. Store your cannabis concentrate on the paper in an airtight container or baggy. Place the container in the freezer to keep it fresher for longer.

So, how much ganja does all this take? 

Well, it can be a little or a lot. If you have a lot of premium pot, you can make a load of wax.

weed wax close up

How Much Wax Does an Ounce of Bud Make? 

The answer is between 2 -7 grams from an ounce of weed. Higher-quality weed is obviously going to yield superior dabs.

You can increase your yield when making wax by repetition. Run plant matter through the various filters multiple times. This ensures you’re not wasting any cannabinoids.

Heat-pressing kief, instead of leaf, will yield some powerful waxes.

So, maybe you want to try to make your own wax. Or maybe it’s not for you. 

Either way, we can help you save cash on your cannabis concentrate shopping. 

How Can Cannasaver Help You Save?

Do you want to get discounts on ganja for making dabs? We can lead you to ounce deals on flower.

Or if you just want to buy any of the variety of dispensary weed waxes, we can help. Premade dabs can be had for a reasonable price.

Either way you want to go, use Cannasaver to find weed coupons for all of your toking needs.

To find the best bud bargains use the search box on the upper left. Type in whatever you’re interested in. Then you’ll get a list of relevant savings.

There’s a map icon that you can click. It will allow you to choose your geographic location. That refines the results to the provisioning places closest to you.

There are drop-down menus up at the top of the page with cannabis discount categories. You can use them to find sweetheart stoner sales.

To get you started, here are some deals on both leaf and wax:

15% Off Black Tier Quarter or more | Lakewood | Golden Meds - Youngfield

$47.47 / OUNCE OF FLOWER (Strain Specific) | Denver | The Stone

$55 ounces (select) | Englewood | Lucy Sky Cannabis Boutique - Federal

2 for $20 in House Wax/Shatter | Dumont | Strawberry Fields - Downieville

$11.87 / Wax or Shatter Grams ( ALL BRANDS) | Denver | The Stone

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