ˈbadər | Noun, ˈbə-dər | Noun
Badder or batter is a type of hemp concentrate texture characterized by its malleable, frosting-like consistency and appearance. Not all badder is created equally. Its appearance depends on the input material and methods of extraction. Budder is a common concentrate texture known for its soft and oily consistency, similar to a stick of butter. Original hemp CBD budder is fragrant and grainy, containing 90-95 percent cannabidiol. When made from marijuana, budder and butter contain high levels of THC.
“My taste buds are exploding from this CBD Budder; I can tell it’s packed with terpenes from the first dab.
“This live resin badder is a true full spectrum hemp CBD extract with real terpenes.”
Characterized by its malleable, frosting-like consistency and appearance, badder or batter is a type of hemp CBD concentrate texture. The input material and the methods of extraction determine the appearance of each badder. Some CBD badder lean towards soft and sticky, while others have a bumpier texture similar to crumble concentrates. Badder made from high-quality hemp possesses a radiating bright blond color and potent yet smooth flavors.
When you hear budder, think of a stick of butter and its soft, solid consistency. This hemp CBD concentrate texture frequently appears in live resin and many other solvent-based extractions. Non-winterized extracts exposed to changing temperatures or excess humidity can start turning into this texture — a phenomena known as “auto-buddering.”
Note: The concentrate “CBD Badder/Butter” should not be confused with CBD Butter — the dairy butter infused with CBD that you can prepare on your own and use in a variety of foods.
What’s the difference between badder (or batter) and budder?
Badder and budder describe the texture, consistency, and overall appearance of an extract. They are a form of cannabis wax, together with honeycomb and crumble.
Badder and budder have a slightly different texture that depends on the methods and techniques the manufacturer used to prepare them. Manufacturers use these two terms interchangeably, but ideally, their names should match the texture and consistency. While budder retains a creamy, smooth texture (butter-like), badder is more cake-like batter or resembles sticky sauce. Most budder concentrates are extracts made using solvents and range from bright blond to buttery gold in color.
Differences between badder/budder and other concentrates
As a subcategory of wax, budder is also known as budder wax. Wax is an umbrella term for all concentrates within the complex realm of hemp concentrates that display a wax-like texture. In essence, the main difference between budder and other wax concentrates, like crumble, is the consistency.
Manufacturers create batches of crumble and badder that have such similar consistencies, sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference. In general, a drier, more crumbly product that resembles cheese is crumble, while a creamy, scoopable texture leans more to budder. Also, budder is typically more fragrant than crumble. Factors that affect the outcome are pressure, solvent, temperature, and the strain used in the process. The use of propane instead of butane solvent may also lead to a more buddery concentrate.
How to consume badder/batter and budder?
People consume hemp CBD badder and budder mostly through dabbing and vaporization. You can also smoke budder or badder sprinkled in a hemp pre-roll or on a bowl.
A relatively new way of using CBD, a dab rig comes in several types, including domed nails, domeless nails, and e-nails. If you are a beginner, e-rigs and e-nails offer an easier way of consumption than traditional dab rigs because you don’t have to use a dab torch for heat.
Other tools available for consumption of CBD badder are dab pens and nectar collectors. Although dab-pens (similar to vape pens) require the least amount of set-up and practice, they deliver a much more subdued experience than traditional dabs. Nectar collectors, also known as Dab Straws, are simple tools that also require you to heat the tip with a butane torch before inhaling.
How to store badder/batter, budder?
Ensure a long and stable shelf life of your hemp CBD budder by keeping it in an air- and light-proof container in a cool environment. These concentrates typically come in a silicone or glass jar, like this Granddaddy Purp CBD Wax, which is convenient for storage. Proper storage keeps the concentrate fresh and secures its aroma, color, and potency intact. If not properly stored, budder will darken and harden due to moisture, oxygen, light, and warmth that speed up the degradation process.
How is badder/budder made?
Crafted from trim or a freshly harvested plant, budder is typically extracted using liquid petroleum gases (LPG) like propane and butane. Manufacturers use a few different methods to extract cannabidiol (CBD) and terpenes from the hemp plant. The most common one is with solvents, also known as the “closed-loop extraction.” Solvents used during this method of extraction include butane, propane (or a blend of the two), ethanol, and carbon dioxide.
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) extraction is one of the most common methods because it doesn’t leave any traces and evaporates after extraction. As the safest method around, it uses pressurized CO2 to pull out terpenes, flavonoids, and cannabinoids.
This form of wax is crafted right after the agitation of cannabinoids during the extraction process — when they start crystallizing. Licensed professionals purge the CBD using air pressure and high temperatures. Near the end of the purging process, the extract is whipped like a batter.
DISCLAIMER: Do not try making cannabis concentrates at home! Solvents are flammable, and their handling can be explosive. Only licensed professionals should perform the dangerous processes necessary to make these concentrates. Check out Mr. Hemp Flower’s hemp CBD concentrates for clean, potent products made by experienced, licensed professionals.