What is Shatter?
Shatter is one of the most popular cannabis concentrates around. The honey-hued substance gets it name from its brittle consistency, and is typically consumed via dabbing.
This brittle, glasslike cannabis extract has a tendency to snap when handled. Shatter is named for its breakability, like broken glass, and is favored for its ease in handling while dabbing. It requires long, delicate purging cycles to properly remove all solvents used in the manufacturing process.
How to consume shatter
Dabbing concentrated marijuana products like shatter typically offers a more potent high, as well as terpene-rich flavors and aromas, especially compared with smoking marijuana. Consuming shatter means having the necessary dab tools, which can have a significant impact on the experience. The temperature of the nail at the moment of consumption, for example, will affect flavor, and may alter the healthful effects.
The most effective method of consuming shatter requires an investment in some new gear. Shatter is usually vaped using what’s known as a dab rig: a special water bong designed for dabbing.
In a rig, the standard bong bowl is replaced with a nail and a dome. The nail, typically made of titanium, is the carrier for your shatter. You’ll also need a dab tool and a torch is required to heat things up just right — a small camping or cooking torch will do.
Once the rig is set up and your dab is prepared on the dabber, you’re ready to get started. We advise sitting down while taking a dab, since it might be intense.10