Terp sauce is a highly concentrated form of cannabis extract, known for its rich flavor profile and potent effects. It is a popular choice among cannabis connoisseurs and dabbing enthusiasts due to its high concentration of terpenes, the organic compounds responsible for the unique aroma and taste of cannabis strains. Terp sauce has a syrupy consistency and a vibrant, golden color, making it visually appealing as well as flavorful.
What is terp sauce?
Terp sauce, short for terpene sauce, is a type of cannabis concentrate that emphasizes the natural terpenes present in the plant. It is created by using a solvent-based extraction process, which isolates and preserves the essential oils and cannabinoids from the cannabis flower. The result is a highly potent and flavorful concentrate that showcases the unique characteristics of each strain.
What is the process of creating terp sauce?
The production of terp sauce begins with selecting high-quality, terpene-rich cannabis flowers. These flowers are then flash-frozen to preserve their delicate terpenes and cannabinoids. The frozen plant material undergoes a process called closed-loop extraction, which involves using a solvent, typically butane or propane, to separate the essential oils and cannabinoids from the plant material.
Once the extraction is complete, the resulting mixture is placed in a vacuum oven, subjected to low temperatures and negative pressure. This step helps to purge the residual solvent while preserving the terpenes and cannabinoids. The extract is then left to age and crystallize,
Which allows for the separation of the cannabinoids and terpenes. The terpene-rich layer is collected and referred to as terp sauce, while the cannabinoid crystals, known as THCA diamonds, are separated for use in other concentrates.
What difference between terp sauce and live resin?
Terp sauce and live resin are both cannabis concentrates that emphasize the preservation of terpenes and cannabinoids. However, there are some key differences between the two products.
- Consistency: Terp sauce has a syrupy, liquid consistency, whereas live resin has a more viscous, sappy texture. This difference in consistency is a result of the varying ratios of terpenes and cannabinoids in each product.
- Production: While both terp sauce and live resin are made using a solvent-based extraction process, terp sauce undergoes an additional aging and crystallization step. This allows for the separation of terpenes and cannabinoids, creating a more terpene-rich product.
- Potency: Terp sauce is typically less potent in terms of THC content compared to live resin. This is because terp sauce prioritizes the preservation of terpenes, which can dilute the overall THC concentration. However, terp sauce offers a more complex and pronounced flavor profile due to its higher terpene content.