October 17, 2019 by Jeffrey Zorn
What are moon rocks and how do you make them is a commonly asked question? Moon Rocks are potent and flavorful cannabis products meant for experienced and high-tolerance users. These gooey and powdery flower bud creations feature trichome-rich resinous layers of cannabinoids and terpenes covering a pristine and dense flower bud. Hailing from the West Coast, Moon Rocks can be found in most legal dispensaries, but can also be made in the comfort of your home. Here’s everything you need to know about these highly enhanced nugs and the benefits of moon rocks.
What are Moon Rocks?
Moon Rocks were created for and by high-tolerance users looking to get the most out of every cannabis derivative available. While there’s little information on the origins of Moon Rocks, their popularity skyrocketed with a single branded product. In 2014, legendary West Coast rapper Kurupt and business partner/musician Dr. Zodiak developed the most widely recognized brand of Moon Rocks, Dr. Zodiak’s Moon Rock, in a variety of options.
Moon Rocks are high-quality flower buds dipped in a sticky concentrate and rolled in premium kief. These Frankenstein buds can contain up to 50 percent THC, a significant increase from regular flower buds that contain on average 15 to 20 percent THC (30 percent at the highest levels). These bulky buds are dusted in kief and contain a syrupy, gooey layer meant to take you to the moon and back.
For now, Dr. Zodiak’s Moon Rocks are only available in California and Arizona dispensaries, but many retailers in other legal states are selling their own regional versions of the product. These “Rocks” can be intimidating for first-time users because they deliver an intensely psychoactive experience.
Benefits of Moon Rocks
If you buy or make high-quality Moon Rocks, you can enjoy a refreshing and intense aroma of terpenes from the buds, wax, and kief. The stacked layers of cannabis resin create a dense and pungent product meant for smoking only. Smokers will appreciate the unprecedented fragrance and flavor present on the exhale. As the Moon Rocks slowly burn in a bowl or joint, you’ll experience a sharp and cerebral buzz that feels almost like a dab. If you’re looking for more potency and flavor from your cannabis flower, these are for you.
How to Make Moon Rocks
One reason why Moon Rocks are so great is that you can easily recreate them at home. You can always start from scratch by growing your weed at home, making your own concentrates, and sifting your own kief, but sometimes, it’s easier to just buy the individual components and combine them at home. Making your own Moon Rocks gives you more control over potency. You can minimize or maximize cannabinoids levels to your liking.
Ready to make your Rocks? Here’s exactly what you’ll need:
- Dense flower bud/s (THC or CBD)
- Concentrate oil (THC or CBD)
- Kief (or THCA/CBDA crystals)
- Liquid dropper or brush (optional)
Once you’ve acquired your flower, concentrate, and kief, you can start assembling your own Rocks. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to combine the ingredients:
- Select a dense flower bud. Denser flower buds can hold their shape after being covered in concentrate and kief.
- If you’re using a hard concentrate like shatter or wax, lightly heat it to make it easier to work with. Once it has a more liquid consistency, use a dropper or brush to cover the nug with concentrate oil. You can also dip the bud in the oil.
- Use a pair of tongs to dip the sticky buds into your collected kief. You can also use a dabbing tool with a spoon or shovel-tip to lightly dust the covered flower.
- Let the completed Rocks sit in a cool, dry, and dark place. Drying times depend on the amount of concentrate added to the flower.
- Once hardened, you can smoke your DIY Moon Rocks.
Tip: For maximum flavor and potency, go with indoor-grown flower, high-terpene full-spectrum extracts (HTFSE), and high-quality kief.
How to Consume Moon Rocks
Rocks are not to be taken lightly. There are only a few different ways to consume these strong buds. The best way to consume Rocks is to smoke them directly out of a pipe or bong. Don’t grind Rocks, though! Grinding Rocks can get the wax and kief stuck in between your grinder’s teeth. Not only do you have extra cleanup to do, but you also lose out on the valuable cannabinoids and terpenes on these expensive buds.
Instead of grinding up your Rocks, break them down by hand into small “pebbles,” if you will. These pint-sized stones should each contain a bit of wax, kief, and flower. Pack your pipe or bong with these pebbles and light away. You can also add these pebbles into your joints. Just make sure to pack them loosely enough to ensure proper airflow. Sticky, dense Rocks can restrict airflow in bowls or joints if not properly packed.
What Are Sun Rocks?
Sun Rocks are awesome! They use only top-shelf OG buds and concentrates to create a translucent wax-covered bud glistening with crystal kief. Sun Rocks aren’t as accessible, but they can be made and consumed the same way. Sun Rocks can contain up to 80 percent THC according to some tests.
What are Moon Rocks and How Do You Make Them?
Moon and Sun Rocks are both innovative and powerful bud creations meant for seasoned cannabis users. Smoking cannabis may not be for everyone, but these kief-covered buds are a creative way to get the most cannabis compounds into the body.