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How to Use Shatter CBD in Food

August 31, 2022 5 min read

How to Use Shatter CBD in Food

How to Use Shatter CBD in Food

Have you made CBD shatter and asked yourself how to use it in food? This article considers the best ways to use CBD shatter in food to gain all the effects without waste.

CBD concentrate (shatter) is the most mysterious form of all CBD products. CBD concentrates are mainly characterized by their high contents and purity of CBD. The main one is CBD isolate as you explore CBD and its effects, there are many creative ideas to develop highly concentrated CBD products. One of the creative ideas is making CBD shatter which is considered the potent and the purest form of CBD concentrate. CBD shatters can be consumed or dabbed through a vaporizer or dabbing rig to deliver its effects. If you don't know how to use CBD shatter in your food, do not worry, as this article has got you covered in this aspect.

What is CBD Shatter?

Before understanding how to use CBD shatter in food, get some basic information on what to do with it.

CBD shatter is a high-end pure and potent form of CBD strain. It resembles an amber glass with a candy-like texture. This typical appearance may vary depending on the temperature that makes the CBD shatter. Sometimes CBD chatter looks like thick honey when subjected to a relatively high temperature but rivets to a glassy look when cooled.

Raber et al. (2015) indicated that CBD shatter offers high potency reaching more than 80 percent of CBD. Although the CBD potency is high, it comes at the cost of its flavor, which turns bland compared to other CBD concentrates. CBD shatter is mainly made with butane used to extract CBD and terpenes from industrial hemp. It's because butane is a highly flammable liquid and can blow with slight ignition or the presence of fire. The extraction method is called butane hash oil and can be practiced at home under careful precautions.

How To Use CBD Shatter

Forrest & Poole (2019) found that CBD can be induced in food to make delicious edibles since their taste is always bland. Before using CBD in food, melt it under low heat to avoid burning it to ashes. However, in the process of melting, other cannabinoids that are temperature sensitive such as terpenes, will degrade, thus reducing the overall quality of the CBD shatter. The overall edible will be less potent than the CBD shatter. If you want to make CBD chatter in food and maintain the potency, use high-end hemp flowers, crystals, or tinctures to boost the process. This method of consuming CBD is best for those who don't like smoking or inhaling shatters.

Another common way people use CBD shatter is by dabbing. Assaf (2022) defined dabbing as a process of consuming CBD using a dab rig that fishes out the CBD effects by vaporizing the CBD shatter. A dab rig is a scientific water-like pipe designed to destroy cannabis extracts. To use a dab rig, scoop a small amount of CBD shatter and drop it on the hot nail in the rig chamber. It will vaporize almost immediately, thus leaving behind vaporized CBD to inhale.

CBD shatters can also be used in vape pens and vaporizers. These portable devices allow the CBD to burn slowly under low temperatures, thus bringing out more of its effects.

How to Use CBD Shatter in Food

Bulla & Hitze (1978) noted that consuming CBD shatter in food is used by people vulnerable to dabbing or vaping due to respiratory complications. This method involves cooking CBD shatter into delicious meals. However, it is not easy to use CBD shatter in food as it has varied consistency. The following are some things to consider when using CBD shatter in food.

The Type of Dish You Wish to Infuse the CBD Shatter

The initial step when cooking with CBD shatter is considering the nature of the overall product. For example, when preparing salad dressing or some brownies, ensure the recipe has better consistency with the CBD shatter. Use CBD shatter in sweet edibles since the flavor will be masked as the shatter loses its flavor when subjected to heat. Avoid leaving bitter after-taste offers consumption.

Choose An Infusing Oil for the Food

When cooking, make sure you use oil with a high-fat content as it provides a better medium for the fusion of CBD shatter into the edible. According to Hishamuddin et al. (2022), saturated fat includes palm oil, coconut oil, vegetable oil, sesame oil, peanut oil, and canola oil.

Using canola and vegetable oil to infuse CBD shatter produces a neutral flavor overall, while peanut oil gives it a unique flavor.

Dosing CBD Shatter Edible

Dosing food infused with CBD shatter is the most challenging thing when consuming CBD shatter in this manner. Fortunately, the following factors will help to determine the approximate dosage:

Note down the:

  • Weight of the CBD shatter
  • The potency of CBD in the CBD shatter
  • The yield of the cooked dishes, for instance, dozen cookies or brownies.

Calculate the dosage using the following equation

(Weight of the CBD shatter * CBD percentage * 1000)/ (the number of servings made from the CBD shatter)

Example

If the CBD shatter is 0.25 milligrams with 80 percent CBD potency, the yield in the food should be approximately 200 milligrams of CBD. i.e.,

(0.25 * 0.80) * 1000 =200.

When making cookies or brownies, the 200 milligrams of CBD should be distributed equally; each will have approximately 20 milligrams of CBD. To assume the CBD shatter was similarly distributed, mix well during preparation. Knowing the correct dose will allow your body to adjust to it since most people don't take highly concentrated CBD.

The Bottom Line

CBD can be induced in food to make delicious edibles since their taste is always bland. Before using CBD in food, makes sure you melt it under low heat to avoid burning it to ashes. However, in the process of melting, other cannabinoids that are temperature sensitive such as terpenes, will degrade, thus reducing the overall quality of the CBD shatter. Therefore, the overall edible you make will be less potent than the CBD shatter. When preparing CBD chatter in food to maintain the potency, use high-end hemp flowers, crystals, or tinctures to boost the process. This method of consuming CBD is best for those who don't like smoking or inhaling shatters.

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