Here we’ll go over how to make shatter, wax and other concentrates into THC vape juice that can be vaped out of a standard e-cig. Also known as THC e juice, the process involves combining the concentrate with a diluent to make it thin enough to vape easily in an oil pen. This also is known as making your own THC cartridge. Shot out to diseage who made the original guide I used to make juice and that info helped to build this guide.
Items Needed For Converting Concentrate To e Juice
To make your cannabis e juice you need the following items: cannabis concentrate, diluent, terpenes, mixing container, syringes with needles or slim metal tips, a heating element, and a stirrer. Using these items you can make your own wax cartridge. Also known as an oil pen or vape pen cartridge.
Cannabis Concentrate Selection For Making THC Vape Juice
The following types of cannabis concentrate will work for making e juice: distillate, CO2 oil, live resin, sauce, shatter, and rosin. Shatter is the most commonly used for making THC vape juice. In fact, the first two do not need anything added.
Distillate – Easy To Fill If Viscous Enough
Distillate is often thin enough that it can be vaped directly out of an appropriate cartridge. You can mix terpenes into your distillate to add flavor. If you already have distillate that is not too thick skip this guide and get to refilling. Distillate and CO2 oil are similar but may have different extraction methods. Often CO2 oil is just referred to as CO2 distillate. Below is a picture of a distillate syringe. You will note it needs a metal tip in order to properly do the THC vape juice injection process listed as the last step.
Stiiizy pen is our top recommend for refilling. See our guide on how to fill a Stiiizy pod for more information. Filling regular vape cartridges is easy as well. Most just have a screw off top.
CO2 Oil – Also Easy To Fill If Viscous Enough
Another good straight-to-the-cart kind of oil. CO2 oil that is viscious enough can be put directly into a cartridge or pod and vaped. Below is a pic of a syringe from Organa Labs I used to refill a Stiiizy pod. Great quality oil by the way. Got it from NuLeaf Lake Tahoe.
Nothing additional is needed. You can add additional terpenes for flavor. I probably would not as I rather have it be stronger than better tasting.
First I will stop here and say the above two methods are most preferred by us here at DabConnection. Getting a syringe of distillate is even slightly preferred over CO2 oil as it tends to taste bee above two concentrate types is also the easiest. Consider this: adding terpenes or anything else means less overall strength. We tend to go for the strongest, but some may prefer more flavor. Liqudizers and the like are great products for people that do not have access to regular distillate. If you have access, regular distillate is often going to be stronger.
Making e Juice With BHO Concentrates And Similar Waxes
Butane Honey Oil (“BHO“) concentrate, in the form of shatter or crumble, are the most popular concentrates that are diluted to make e Juice. Live resin, sauce, shatter, and similar concentrates, whether made through solvents or solventless, use the same mixing process as BHO to make THC e Juice.
There are two additional steps that may be difficult, but will help produce the best result. Decarbing your BHO can help it from getting crystalized in the cartridge later. Dewaxing BHO can help remove residual solvents and pieces of plant matter. This will make the vape run smoother and less likely to get clogged, but may be too advanced for the everyday user.