Delta 9 THC is the main psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana. This is the cannabinoid element which causes the high in people. THC is one of the most recognised elements in the cannabinoid and CBD is the second most active one.
But when you receive a D9 distillate, you will come to realise that it is much different in its form, than its regular form. The distillate is usually very hard and viscous. The consistency is a little thicker than honey but the stickiness is quite similar. Thus, handling d9 distillate is not an easy task. Try spooning it out and you will have a task to get done.
This is why we have put together a small guide that helps you in handling the distillate in the right manner.
How to work with D9 Distillate?
The basic step to start working with d9 distillate is to heat it up. You cannot manage it, until and unless it is heated up. Now, heating it up can be done in different ways and here are some options that can be put to use:
- You can use a hot plate for this task. But make sure that the plate is not hotter than 90 degrees at all. If the plate is hotter than this, the distillate will burn, losing all the cannabinoids in it.
- The second method to heat the d9 distillate is to place it in semi-warm water. It is similar to the process that you use for melting your chocolate when baking. However, you need to make sure that the water isn’t boiling because you don’t want to heat it up a lot. Let the distillate sit in the warm water for 10 or 15 minutes and the job will be done.
- Lastly, you can put your hair dryer to use. However, you need to keep the dryer at a distance from the distillate. Move it in a sweeping motion and don’t provide it with constant heat in one area. If you keep heating it up in one place, it might burn.
One important thing to know about d9 distillate is that it “might” crystalize. Although the chances for it are very less but if it does, you can heat it up, in any of the above mentioned ways. Just make sure that you do not damage the cannabinoids in it.
Can you use a Heat Gun to Heat the D9 Distillate?
Another way to heat the distillate is with the help of a heat gun. But you need to be super cautious while doing this. Heat guns have high temperatures and they reach 500 degrees and above within a very short time period. It can easily damage the cannabinoids. However, if you use a heat gun and you are a pro at managing its temperatures, then you can try heating the D9 distillate with it. Otherwise, it isn’t a beginner friendly method at all.
How to Store D9 Distillate?
The best way to store d9 distillate is to keep it in an airtight jar and make sure that it is kept away from sunlight. Also, it is recommended that you use glass jars as it is easier to heat them up in it safely. Heating distillate in plastic jars is not safe and it will be extremely hazardous as well.
The second best option to store d9 distillate is a stainless steel airtight jar. Many people use it too as it isn’t a bad option at all. However, many people tend to choose glass jars and we highly recommend it as well.
Lastly, always keep the distillate jar at room temperature, away from sunlight. Sunlight has the power to degrade the d9 distillate. Thus, it is advised to keep it in a shaded place at a fair temperature.
D9 distillate must be handled with care and stored properly, so that the cannabinoids in it are not damaged. You must be extra cautious whilst heating it up and keep it away from sunlight. With these easy steps you can store it properly and handle it like a pro!