Most experienced concentrate users or ‘dabbers’ can agree that Terp Sauce or ‘Terp Juice’ is among the most potent forms of cannabis on the market. High THC level shoulder much of the load for the upgraded potency of terp sauce but the addition terpenes and cannabinoids to the final product is what really sets it apart.
Terpenes are compounds found in the resin of cannabis that provides the aroma and flavour of the plant. Every strain of cannabis has its own terpene profile, which is what gives the buds their own unique aromas and tastes. From the unmistakable stink of Blue Cheese to the sweet, alluring, citrus scent of Congo, ‘Terps’ (along with the varying effects of the buds’ THC profile) is what makes cannabis such a diverse and special plant.
Terp Sauce is an extra-potent concentrate that contains elevated levels of terpenes. Consuming Terp Sauce is a unique experience because it can contain up to %60 more terpenes and phytocannabinoids than other concentrates. With many Terp Sauce manufacturers making products with around %45 more (nearly double) the terp content of other concentrates, it’s easy to see why it’s become one of the fastest growing niche extracts in terms of popularity. The re-introduction of the terpenes to the concentrate as the final stage is pure taste and smell gold for the experienced user.
Much like other live resin, the main difference in the production of Terp Sauce is that fresh frozen buds are used. Shatter and distillate are produced using dried buds. Because the terpenes tend to degrade as soon as the plant is harvested, using these flash frozen or fresh buds preserves as many of the terpene as possible. Distillation of THC removes everything except the THC, meaning the terpenes are stripped leaving a liquid that is nearly tasteless and odourless. Terp sauce re-adds all these delicious tastes and smells!
Terp sauce is consumed by dabbing, a method of receiving highly potent cannabis via vaporization. For most users a dab can be done with a small amount of product, but she is determined on a user-to-user basis. We suggest the “start low and go slow” when trying new products. THC concentrates are most commonly made by using Butane as a solvent to separate the THC from the plant.
The end product is a potent oil often referred to as wax, honey, shatter, budder, crumble or butane hash oil (BHO). Using a torch, the user heats the oil on a “dab rig.” Inhaling the vapour results in a fast hitting and intense high. In the case of Terp Sauce , get ready for a barrage of intense flavour!