There are many ways to enjoy cannabis, so if you only smoke the occasional joint, this article is for you. Below we’ll look at the main differences between moonrocks, SunRocks and cannabis caviar, and perhaps more importantly, how to make them yourself! If you love cannabis, you should definitely give these cannabis creations a try.
What are moonrocks?
Moonrocks consist of buds, a layer of hash oil and are sprinkled with kief and give you an otherworldly smoking experience. They look like a small, dusty stone, and like something from another planet (hence the name ‘moonrock’). Due to the combo of cannabis products used, moonrocks often have a tremendously high THC content. This makes them an excellent option for experienced cannabis fans.
What about cannabis caviar and sunrocks?
Cannabis caviar and SunRocks are often compared to moonrocks. But how exactly do they differ from each other? Cannabis caviar is very similar to a moonrock. Both consist of buds covered in hash oil, except the former lacks that extra layer of kief. The result is a sticky, potent ball of THC-rich weed. Although the kief is usually omitted from cannabis caviar, it is sometimes added anyway, so the differences between the two can be relatively small. SunRocks are a little different. These are buds that have been dipped in a premium concentrate, usually of the same strain as the buds. Then they are coated with kief, also from the same strain. Thus, from afar, they look like regular buds. But if you look at them up close, you will see that they are indeed covered with a dried cannabis extract. SunRocks are considered premium products, and as such are super potent. With a THC content between 50% and 80%, they surpass moonrocks, but are also more expensive.
Moonrocks vs. cannabis caviar
But how do moonrocks compare to cannabis caviar? And which offers more value for money? The differences may seem small if you have little experience with them, but these cannabinoid-soaked creations are full of surprises. Let’s take a closer look!
As mentioned earlier, both moonrocks and cannabis caviar are basically regular, cured buds. This can be from any strain; where some prefer a very flavorful cultivar, others try to maximize overall potency by choosing a strain with an exceptional THC content. Aside from the buds, a hash oil concentrate is also used to coat the surface. That’s all you need to make shiny globs of cannabis caviar! However, if you want to make moonrocks, you need to add a nice layer of kief. You can get this by rubbing the buds against a sieve beforehand, or you can use what little is left in the kief catcher of your grinder. It all depends on how much kief you want to use.
It is the coating of concentrate that gives moonrocks and cannabis caviar their extra power and magic. You can use a variety of concentrates for this, but hash oil is the most popular. Butane hash oil (BHO), also known as ‘honey oil’, is the result of extracting trichomes from the cannabis plant using butane as a solvent. Because this can be a dangerous process, BHO is primarily made in labs and sold commercially. However, people with more experience do it at home. This is usually done by filling a special glass or stainless steel tube with ground buds and then passing butane through it. The butane helps separate the weed from the resin. The remaining solvent is then removed and the resin collected to make moonrocks, SunRocks and cannabis caviar. Extractor BHO Roller (5) View
The combination of kief and hash oil greatly increases the THC content of moonrocks. Cannabis caviar, on the other hand, does not offer the extra kick of kief. However, the overall strength of both products depends primarily on the THC content of the buds and cannabis concentrate. As a result, the potency may vary when you buy these products from a coffee shop. Moonrocks, however, usually contain about 50% THC. For comparison, the average THC content of regular, cured buds is 17-25%. Cannabis caviar contains about 30-40% THC, but it can also be much more, depending on the strain and concentrate.
How to make moonrocks or cannabis caviar?
We’ve already briefly covered the different components and ingredients needed to make moonrocks and cannabiscaviar. However, now we will show you how to prepare these treats at home.
Ingredients and supplies
- Medium/large buds
- Butane hash oil (or other concentrate)
- Stainless steel bowl
- Brush or makeup brush
- Baking paper
1. First, it’s important to work clean. This is how you make sure contaminants don’t affect your moonrocks or cannabis caviar. So clean your work surface, wash your hands and wear gloves. 2. Next, it’s time to prepare your concentrate. Once the hash oil has hardened, you need to melt it to apply it properly. You achieve this by placing it in a pan over low heat until it has taken on a liquid form. The same can be applied to other concentrates, wax and resins. It all depends on what you want to use. 3. Now that your oil is ready, it’s time to start painting! Don’t worry; you really don’t need to have any artistic talent. Just dip your brush into the cannabis oil and cover the buds with as much concentrate as you want. If you want to make cannabis caviar, let it dry as soon as it glistens on the baking sheet. However, if you want to make moonrocks, go to the next step. 4. Put your kief in a stainless steel bowl. Then grab the oil-soaked tops with your tweezers. Just as you would coat meatballs with breadcrumbs, gently roll the tops through the kief. Once covered, remove them from the bowl again with the tweezers. The result is a dusty-looking “stone” that is packed with THC. It is important to use tweezers when doing this to prevent your hands from getting sticky! 5. Finally, place your glistening moonrock on baking paper and let it dry well before smoking.
What species are best for moonrocks?
The key to success when making moonrocks or cannabis caviar is the strain and the ingredients. As is obvious by now, the goal of these creations is to achieve as much potency as possible. So it’s best to start with a THC-rich strain that also has a great taste. For example, a popular strain for making moonrocks is OG Kush. This strain has great parents, in the form of Chemdawg x Lemon Thai x Pakistani Kush. This makes this strain the perfect starting point if you want to make powerful cannabis creations. With excellent flavors and an average THC content of 19%, OG Kush will undoubtedly complete any moonrock or cannabis caviar! View OG Kush (Zamnesia Seeds) feminized (65) Parents: Chemdawg x Lemon Thai x Pakistani Kush Genetics: 75% Indica / 25% Sativa Flowering time: 8-9 weeks THC: 19% CBD: 3% Flowering type: Photoperiod
How do you use moonrocks and cannabiscaviar?
But now that you’ve made your own moonrocks or cannabiscaviar, you may be wondering: how should you use them? They are meant to be smoked, but you have several options when doing so. For example, if you would like to break them into pieces and roll them in a joint, that’s fine. But perhaps the most satisfying method is to smoke them in a bong. The choice is yours. However, make sure you don’t use a grinder when preparing, as that will undoubtedly ruin all your hard work! This will leave parts of the oil-soaked buds and kief behind, which will also negatively affect the performance of your grinder. Regardless of your tolerance, it’s also always worth bearing in mind that moonrocks and cannabis caviar are exceptionally potent. So proceed with caution. Even the most experienced smokers can be overwhelmed by their power.
Can you eat moonrocks?
Although they look very tasty, you cannot eat moonrocks and cannabis caviar. This is because the buds, BHO and kief still need to be decarboxylated to produce effects. You can use them to make edibles, but it is much easier to use regular cannabis buds for this. So it is best to keep your moonrocks for your pipe, joints or bong.
How do you store moonrocks and cannabis caviar?
We are convinced that you will run out of moonrocks in no time, and that you do not need to store them for a long time. However, if you do want to, put them in an airtight, preferably glass jar, and store them in a cool, dry and dark environment. This will ensure that they retain their freshness and when it is time to use them, they will be as potent as they were in the beginning. Curing Pots For Cannabis (160) View
Are Moonrocks, SunRocks and Cannabis Caviar worth trying?
These THC-rich treats are definitely not for the faint-hearted. While they can be expensive to purchase and make, they are considered the pinnacle of power in the world of cannabis. This makes them great for people who are looking for a more powerful smoking experience. With that in mind, moonrocks and their variants are sure to remain a favorite among many smokers in the years to come!