In its short life, rosin tech has evolved tremendously. From the old days of hair straighteners to today’s super advanced presses, rosin just keeps getting better. And it’s not just the tech that continues to improve and introduce new ideas, solventless rosin itself has evolved alongside.
One of the newer types of rosin to appear is whipped buddha, a pale, butter like rosin that has become a stalwart of cannabis dispensaries. But what’s the deal with this type of concentrate? Does it have advantages, and is it ultimately worth the extra effort? Let’s explore whipped buddha rosin.
What is Whipped Buddha Rosin?
As you might expect from the name, whipped buddha is simply rosin that has been whipped. Just like beating air into batter when making a cake, whipping rosin produces the same result. As air is beaten into the rosin, it begins to homogenize, which is what gives whipped buddha its signature creamy consistency.
Why Whip Rosin?
The principle reason to whip rosin is that it creates a stable room temperature concentrate that is super easy to handle with a dab tool. As all dabbers know, rosin can come in a variety of different consistencies, from liquid like oil, all the way to rock solid shatters. And in order to deal with this, most dabbers will use some kind of heat mat to make rosin more malleable, and or utilize a wide variety of dab tools that are designed to handle specific consistencies of rosin. The major advantage of whipped rosin is that it eliminates the need for these, as buddha maintains its creamy form at normal room temperatures.
Another cool advantage is that whipping easily allows you to mix multiple types of rosin together to make a kind of Frankenbuddha, if that’s your kind of thing.
Is Whipping Rosin Worth it?
This is of course a matter of personal preference. If you’re a dabber with all the kit and experience to deal with varied rosin consistencies, then whipping rosin might not be worth it for you. However, if your more of a hassle free type of person, then choosing an easy handling, room temperature stable concentrate is absolutely worth it, because it’ll make your life a whole lot easier.
It is also worth mentioning that exposing volatile concentrates like rosin to air, is generally considered a bad thing, and this is due to oxidation that can destroy some of the terpenes in your concentrate. It would therefore make sense that beating copious amounts of air into rosin would significantly degrade its flavor and aroma, and it’s certainly a claim that gets bounded around when it comes to whipping rosin.
However, while there’s some truth to this, it remains highly debatable as to how many terpenes are actually lost in the process. From our experience, whipping rosin doesn’t appear to produce any noticeable degradation in flavor or aroma, so you can ignore the naysayers. Whipped buddha is an excellent and hassle free concentrate, and a much welcomed addition to the rosin canon.