What Are Moon Rocks And How Are They Made?
Moon rocks are one of the most expensive nugs you’ll find on the menu of your dispensary, and for a good reason. It’s the most potent way to smoke weed. If you’ve got a decent supply of flower, kief and hash oil, it isn’t hard to make a moon rock. When a moon rock is done right, you should hardly be able to see what your nug originally looked like. You can’t treat them exactly like regular weed when its time to smoke. So we’ll go over everything you need to know about making and smoking moon rocks.
What Is A Moon Rock?
Moon rocks are a form of cannabis that shouldn’t be underestimated. They were made for connoisseurs looking for a way to elevate their smoking experience. Unless you consume concentrated cannabis on the regular, smoking some moon rocks is bound to be a trip. You’ll want water, snacks and good vibes around if you’re trying them for the first time.
The moon rock was brought into popularity by the rapper Kurupt who was signed to Death Row Records in the early 1990s and his partner Dr. Zodiak. Now the original moon rock products are called Dr. Zodiak’s Moonrock. It’s worth noting that not all moonrocks are made the same. While Dr. Zodiak’s brand is well-known for winning High Times Cannabis Cup awards, another moonrock could be the complete opposite quality.
The potency and quality of your moonrock will depend on the materials used to make them. Some shady suppliers might hide their worst nugs and low-quality oil under kief. If you’re not close to any reliable producers of moon rocks, you’re better off learning to make your own.
How To Make Moon Rocks
Besides smoking it, making a moon rock is the best part. It’s the best way to combine one of your favorite flowers and flavorful extracts with the big stash of kief that you’ve been saving just for this moment. Since you’re making it yourself, you can alter the potency by choosing stronger or weaker flowers, oils and kief.
Moon rocks tend to be a product only connoisseurs seek out. As a result, most people making moon rocks are aiming to get the potency, flavor and quality as high as possible. If this is the case for you, you’ll want to use freshly cured premium-quality indoor flowers. You’ll also want clean, potent extracts like live resin or flower rosin. As for the kief, a full melt dry sift or bubble hash is the best highest-quality product you can coat a moonrock in.
If you want the potency to be somewhere in between, you can use high CBD strains, concentrates or add isolated CBD powder in the place of kief to help balance out the psychoactive effects of the THC in the oil and flower.
What You’ll Need To Make Moon Rocks:
- Fresh Whole Nugs
- Butter Knife
- Silicone Gloves or Tongs
Start by grabbing a fresh whole nug that isn’t dry and won’t easily fall apart. Have your kief in a jar set aside for the end.
Next, you’ll want to put a good amount of your favorite concentrate on the butter knife. If it is a consistency that won’t easily stick to buds like shatter or crumble, you’ll have to apply heat to loosen things up.
Run a lighter back and forth on the underside of the knife with the concentrates on top. Don’t apply enough heat to cause vaporization. If you smell anything burning, pull the lighter away.
Once the oil is melted, use silicone gloves or tongs to grab the nugs. Then spread the oil on the nugs until they’re coated all around.
Finally, take an oil-soaked bud and dunk it in the jar of kief until they’re powdered all around. If you can hardly see what your bud and oil look like anymore, you can move onto the next nug until they’re all done.
How To Smoke Moon Rocks
Now that you know how to make a moon rock, it’s time to learn how to smoke one. Like we warned earlier, they’re one of the most potent forms of cannabis you can smoke. As a result, you’ll want to be a cannabis veteran or prepared for a really intense high.
Breaking It Down
Before getting started, be sure to stay hydrated and make sure you’ve got food in your stomach. Finally, be sure to smoke somewhere you can sit and chill free of judgment and responsibilities. If you happen to get too high, just remember nobody has ever died from it and you should just sleep it off.
When it comes to the actual act of smoking, you can’t treat a moon rock like you would with flowers. Do not use a grinder. Putting it through a grinder is bound to lead to stickiness to the point where it can’t be turned. Not to mention, you’ll be losing a bunch of the kief and oil on your nugs to the teeth of the grinder. Tear each moon rock into smaller, easier to smoke pieces before smoking.
Grinders aren’t the only essential part of a cannabis smokers kit that you’re better off not using. Rolling papers can also be a disaster because all of the oil and kief make it hard to light. Furthermore, the oils can combine with resins to block airflow in the joint or blunt. If the joint is hardly pulling, you’ll be forced to watch all your kief, oil and flowers burn away without being properly enjoyed.
Keeping It Lit
If you are a strict joint or blunt smoker, you can use moon rocks to enhance the experience. Mix some moonrock into any ground up weed to help make it smoke to the end.
For a simpler way to enjoy moon rocks without interruption, we recommend smoking them in glass like a bowl or bong with a lighter. Once you have the moonrock shredded into smaller pieces, you can load them into a bowl piece. If you’ve never tried a moonrock, prepare yourself for the strongest bong rip or bowl hit of your life.
Moon Rocks Everything
Moon rocks provide a creative way to enjoy all the different products that come from cannabis at once. Best of all, you don’t have to remove the classic element of smoking like you do with dabbing. Sharing a moon rock joint or bowl is a great way to make sure everyone gets high. Even if they have a high tolerance. If you smoke the same way every day and you’ve been longing for something similar to your first time, elevate your life by trying moon rocks. And if you want to try something totally different, like night and day different, here are sun rocks.