Ice wax dabs are excellent for getting a clean yet powerful buzz. Ice wax is made by separating the THC from frozen material with ice and water. Then, using an array of tiny mesh screens of various sizes, you filter it. The end product is a gritty, sandy-looking wax that resembles sand on a beautiful beach. When you dab ice wax, it melts completely and leaves virtually no residue behind.
Ice wax concentrate is one of the most powerful marijuana concentrates available without the use of solvents. When making a concentrate, usually a solvent such as butane is required, however ice wax is not the case.
How to Make Ice Wax Dabs
You’ll need high-quality ice wax if you want to make it from marijuana plants with a lot of trichomes. If you use low-grade brick weed, your ice wax will look and taste terrible, and the effects won’t be strong. Plant material frozen right after being hand-trimmed is said to give the best ice wax.
You’ll need a variety of micron-sized bubble bags in different sizes. You’ll want 70, 90, 120, and 160 micron bubble bowls or 5-gallon bags. The purer the material is that you filter it through the more screens you’ll use.
Ice wax should be made as soon as possible to minimize the amount of flavonoids, cannabinoids, and terpenes lost. If you soak it for too long, the outside layers of the material, which contain all of the aroma and taste, are washed away.
The amount of time material spends between bags is also a factor in ice wax quality. The faster the procedure is completed, the less terpenes and flavenoids are lost. Nikka T believes that if the outside layers with all of the flavor and fragrance are agitated too much or soaked for too long, they can be washed away quickly. A hashmaker who has mastered their technique might be able to do things quicker, resulting in a higher-quality product in the end.
What is Ice Wax Precisely?
Ice wax isn’t anything new, but it does sound intriguing, doesn’t it? It’s a solvent-less extraction method that creates ice wax. To do so, you use both ice and water to extract the trichomes and THC from frozen plant material. So in a way, it’s like bubbly hash that goes through a rigorous filtering process before ending up with about 99% THC concentration. It has a grainy texture rather than the oil’s viscosity.