What Are Sun Rocks?
Published on 4/29/22
These days, cannabis slang and the products associated with them have gotten a whole lot more complicated than they used to be. Long gone are the days when you could get by knowing a few key terms like bud, mary jane, piece, dimebag, and reggie. The legal cannabis industry has expanded so much that there are published glossaries full of terms for the modern cannabis aficionado to learn and understand. One of those terms is moon rocks.
We know that pretty much everyone has heard of Moon rocks, but we're not here to talk about them today. Instead, we want to focus on their golden cousins, the sun rocks. These concentrate-dipped buds have been all the rage recently. They have quickly risen to prominence among the close-knit craft cannabis community thanks to their rumored ability to blast you out of the atmosphere for a next-level high.
But what exactly are sun rocks? Thankfully, we here at Where's Weed are around to keep you informed on all things cannabis-related. This article will break down what sun rocks are, how they're made, where to get them, and how much they cost. Think of this as your go-to guide for all things sun rocks. So with that in mind, let's get right into it!
What's the Difference Between Sun Rocks and Moon Rocks
Before we deep-dive into how to make sun rocks and break down reasonable sun rocks prices, we'll first need to go into more detail about what they are. The best way to do that is to compare them to a commonly known term among the cannabis community, the moon rock.
As most of us already know, a moon rock is a cannabis bud drizzled with hash oil and sprinkled with kief. Now, while you can grind up and smoke these buds the same way you would with the standard cannabis bud, the way the moon rock hits you will be much different. That's where their name comes from, after all. These things are like the standard cannabis bud on steroids, kicked up to another level by the hash and kief.
So with that in mind, exactly what are sun rocks? To put it simply, sun rocks are cannabis buds doused in thick, sticky cannabis concentrate. Once that sticky cannabis concentrate dried, it creates a rocky, crystal-like, often golden exterior giving the sun rocks their namesake. From there, just like moon rocks, they are covered in kief.
Some reading right now might be asking, "so it's really all about looks?" And the answer to that is two-fold. Aside from their aesthetics, what makes them so unique and different from moon rocks? Well, unlike their lunar cousins, everything that goes into making a sun rock usually comes from the same plant or cannabis strain.
The cannabis concentrate and kief that the bud is covered in are made from the same strain of the bud it's covering, doubling up or even tripling the amount of that specific cannabinoid profile that you'll take in when you smoke it. Basically, it's like a regular strain that gets a supercharged engine. Simply put, sun rocks weed buds are very potent and will take any blunt, joint, or bong hit to the next level!
Now that we know exactly what a sun rock is and how it's made, we can give you a step-by-step guide to making some of your own!
How to Make Your Own Sun Rocks
To make some sun rocks of your own, you'll need some basic ingredients and components. Here's a list of ingredients you'll need to make your own top-quality sun rocks:
- Some top-shelf, OG cannabis buds
- Some ultra-pure BHO concentrate from a similar strain to the bud
- Some kief from a similar strain to the bud and concentrate
And just like that, that's it! While those core ingredients might be a bit pricy, a key reason why sun rock prices can be perceived as high is the overall quality of the product you're getting. Simply put, you're getting what you pay for when it comes to sun rocks.
Now that you have your core ingredients let's break down the relatively simple process for making some of your own.
Step 1: Pick Your Supplier Carefully
One thing that sets sun rocks apart from other forms of hybrid cannabis products is its quality. To make a proper sun rock, you need to splash the cash a bit for some top-shelf, designer cannabis buds, some high-quality sticky cannabis concentrates, and some kief from the same strain of buds. It might be a tad bit expensive, but those top-quality cannabis materials from a high-class dispensary as a necessary first step.
Step 2: Coat the Bud in Concentrate
The next step is perhaps the most important one in the whole process. If you get this wrong, it's a costly step backward, so be sure to take your time. Separate the buds, picking the ones with the best size and fullness, and then carefully coat the outside of those buds in the sticky concentrate. Make sure to try to coat the outside as evenly as possible so that the kief, which you'll apply shortly after the concentrate, will stick on as the concentrate dries. The layer should be see-through, so that you can still see the plant matter of the buds underneath.
Step 3: Wait for the Buds to Dry, then Enjoy!
Once you coat the outside of the buds in sticky concentrate and kief, the next step is to let them dry. It's important that you're patient enough to wait for the sticky
concentrate exterior to dry and give the buds that shiny, golden exterior that gives a sun rock its name.
Once it does dry, however, you can treat it like any other bud. You can roll it up in a joint or blunt, break it up into a bowl for a glass piece, bubbler, or bong, or use them to make tasty edible treats. Whatever you choose to do with your sun rocks, you'll likely have a heck of a good time thanks to the supercharged cannabis power they hold!
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