Oct 13 , 2018
What are moon rocks? Moon rocks are generally made from a nug of weed dipped in butane honey oil and then rolled in kief. Moon rocks are also known as caviar, probably because of its expensive price tag and rarity. This is a unique product that is usually only seen on the internet and rarely ever in person. The combination of the three products certainly sounds wonderful, but does it live up to the hype? The price of a moon rock nug will set you back $30.
Moon Rock Appearance
At first, the caviar looks like nothing more than a massive ball of kief. Upon closer inspection, you can see traces of golden brown hash under the layer of kief. You can also see evidence of a stem based on the irregular shaping. Mostly, it looks like a big hunk of kief which isn't the worst thing.
It does not take much force to break the moon rock open. It crumbles rather easily into manageable pieces. After breaking the caviar open, a whole wealth of magic is revealed. Beneath the kief layer, there lies a golden, glistening display of THC. It was like cracking a marijuana geode. It appears as the bud has fully absorbed the hash and taken on a golden and brown color.
Moon Rock Smell, Taste & Smoke
There isn’t much of a smell associated with moon rocks until breaking it open. Even then, the scent is subtle, but you can grasp a faint scent of grass clippings.
Many people, including myself, look at this strange thing and ask, "how do I smoke it?" The moon rock can be smoked in several different ways. Moon rocks can be smoked like any other bud but is usually smoked as a bowl topper.
Smoked alone, moon rocks are a truly awful experience. The taste is primarily of butane and the smoke is pretty harsh. If you choose to smoke moon rocks au natural, be prepared to endure heavy coughing fits. The butane can prove to be a mess. It may melt into the bowl creating a mess of gooey resin which could clog up your bong. Also, be prepared to smoke what you light up because the hash will continue to burn in the bowl. If you aren't planning on smoking it all, it might go to waste - and that's just a huge bummer. This makes it a perfect socializing smoke; share with friends.
The best way to smoke moon rocks is to sandwich a chunk between two layers of herb. This method creates the best flavor and is the easiest to smoke. Moon rocks can feel harsh on the lungs, but shouldn't continue burning like other methods.
This bud has a unique flavor of earthy, nutty hash that has a subtle sweetness to it from the hash oil. The aroma is surprisingly mellow, with a spicy dank overtone that’s accented by sweet earth. Moon Rock buds are round and lumpy, coated in bright kief and dripping with hash oil.
Smoked as a bowl topper, the moon rocks become much more palatable. The unsavory flavor is still quite prominent, but the herb mixed in removes the foul taste.
Perfectly dipped moon rocks with a beautiful purple bud inside, photo: @ leafly.com
Moon Rock Effects
Moon Rock, also known as “Kurupt’s Moonrock,” is an infamous take on the classic Girl Scout Cookies strain, where the nugs are dipped in hash oil and then rolled in kief. This process supercharges the effects of the moon rock. With a THC level of about 21-26% in total, moon rocks will be too strong for inexperienced users.
The high hits you hard immediately after you toke, knocking you hard in the head with a cerebral rush that launches your mind into a hazy bliss before leaving you completely stoned, in mind and body. You’ll be utterly relaxed but totally euphoric as you slip away into a heavy couch-lock and sedation that can easily cause users to fall into a deep and peaceful sleep.
Because of these effects and its insanely high THC level, Moon Rock is said to be perfect for treating insomnia, appetite loss, chronic pain, muscle spasms and cramps.
How to make your own Moon Rocks
If you’d like to make moon rocks yourself, you need only dip a nug in warm or otherwise liquid hash (or maybe some RSO), then roll it in some kief. Here is a simple recipe or check out the video below.
- favorite nug of weed
- warm liquid hash
- big bowl of kief
- tongs or grasping tool
- gloves are suggested
Step 1. Choose the right nug of weed. Typically a nice small but dense nug is the best to use.
Step 2. Warm your liquid hash a bit (just to a warm temp!) so that you don't use too much and you can coat the whole nug.
Step 3. Use the tongs to dip the nug into the oil and then into a bowl of kief. Let it roll around in there until it is entirely covered.
Step 4. Enjoy yourself:)
Moon Rock Overview
Moon rocks are a a specialyt item. Some may say they are a waste of bud, kief and hash. Regardless of how its smoked, the hash is infamous for clogging up a piece and tasting like dirt. On their own, the three components are gold. It seems quite the experiment to combine them in such a fashion - a true #dankenstein. Since butane hash needs to be dabbed or otherwise superheated, combining it with herb that is meant to be burned, causes problems. Likewise, you can’t dab bud or kief.
You might be better off picking up a quality eighth for the same price, but on the otherhand, you might be someone who enjoys the taste and effect of caviar. They certainly look delicious, like little truffles filled with goodiness, and they are legendary in the industry. Overall, they aren't really practical to smoke but will get you really high (to the moon) really quickly, and should be tried at least once by every smoker.
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Written by Hamish
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