MoonRocks And SunRocks: What Are They And How To Smoke Them
MoonRocks and SunRocks are a special type of cannabis flower. Combining regular buds with oil and kief, these babies pack a big, potent punch.
Cannabis connoisseurs are always looking for newer, better ways to enjoy their favourite flower. Two of the latest experiments to help consumers get more out of their weed are MoonRocks and SunRocks – concentrate-covered bud designed to take you out of this atmosphere.
MoonRocks are something special. They are made by taking a regular cannabis flower, covering it with some kind of oil (usually BHO like wax) and coating it in a thick dusting of kief. Pack one of these in your pipe and you’ve got yourself a return ticket to the moon, literally.
SunRocks take things to another level. A SunRock is basically like MoonRock’s older, chain- smoking brother.
While their composition is nearly identical (a bud coated in concentrate and sprinkled with kief), SunRocks are typically made using higher-grade products. They are currently being produced by two main manufacturers in California, Big Tray Deee and Apollo Sun Rocks.
Both manufacturers take top-shelf buds (usually some kind of OG), dip them in a sticky layer of wax or similar concentrate, and then finish them off with a sprinkle of kief. Big Tray Deee’s Rocks usually feature a very thin layer of concentrate and kief, clocking in at about 80% THC. Apollo’s Rocks, however, typically boast a thicker layer of kief and roughly 60% THC.
HOW TO SMOKE MOON/SUN ROCKS
Smoking Moon or SunRocks is a little different to smoking regular flower. If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on these goodies, here are some tips to enjoy them properly.
- Don’t grind them: A regular herb grinder will butcher these buds and likely struggle with their sticky texture. Instead, use your fingers or scissors to gently break them apart.
- Use a pipe, bong, or bubbler: At 60-80% THC, you don’t need a lot of these Rocks to get you flying. Hence, it’s best to use a pipe/bong with a small cone to avoid letting this stuff go to waste.
- Mix it with some regular weed: take it and sprinkle into some regular weed.
WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF MOON/SUN ROCKS?
Moon and SunRocks produce very unique effects. Some users compare them to dabs due to their potency, but the highs are really quite different.
Dabs and concentrates typically produce a short burst of uplifting, clear-headed euphoria. Moon Rocks and SunRocks, on the other hand, produce a strong, long-lasting stone. They burn long and slow, with enduring effects after just a few hits/tokes. Expect subtle hints of clarity with uplifting euphoria.
In this article, we take a look at MoonRocks and SunRocks, two types of coated cannabis flower designed to produce a long-lasting trip.
What Are Moonrocks and Sunrocks and How to Smoke Them
There’s a good reason why two of the hottest new cannabis concoctions have otherworldly names. “Moon rocks” and “sun rocks” are on a mission to take you to a galaxy far, far away…in less than twelve parsecs. For the Star Wars-challenged, that means they’ll get you really high, really fast. Both of these fascinating products are prepared in the same way, but they aren’t interchangeable. You must know what you’re getting into before picking up either of these far-out flowers.
Let’s give you the rundown on the similarities and differences between moon rocks and sun rocks. After explaining what these products are, we’ll go over pro tips on how to smoke these righteous rocks.
What are moon rocks and how are they made?
As with most major events in the chronicles of cannabis, the origins of moon rocks are shrouded in the mists of mythology. We do know, however, that these rocks first started appearing in Northern California a few decades ago and were heavily promoted by hip-hop artist Kurupt. Today, moon rocks could technically be made with any cannabis strain, but traditionally they were only made with Girl Scout Cookies (aka GSC). Once you have your chosen nug, all you have to do is mix it with some kind of concentrate oil (typically hash oil), roll it in some kief, and let it dry.
On average, moon rocks have a THC content between 40 and 60 percent, but there’s a great deal of variability depending on the exact ingredients used. Today, there are many variations in what products are used to produce moon rocks, so you really should investigate a company’s ingredients list before buying.
Beware the light of sun rocks
Just when you thought things couldn’t get more intense, here come the sun rocks! Believe it or not, a sun rock with a THC content of 60 percent is considered on the low end of the spectrum. It’s not unheard of for sun rocks to have a THC percentage hovering around the 80 percent mark. Yeah, things just got real.
What makes sun rocks so much more potent than moon rocks? Three words: quality, quality, and quality. Oh, and did we mention, QUALITY. Manufacturers of sun rocks only use exceptional OG strains dipped in high-end concentrate and kief. As of today, the two major producers of sun rocks include Big Tray Deee and Apollo. Because sun rocks are better quality, they also tend to fetch a higher price tag than your typical moon rocks. On the plus side, you know you’re getting a premium product when you’re buying sun rocks.
Unfortunately, there are a few unscrupulous moon rock producers out there nowadays that put together batches using the cheapest strains at hand. Moral of the story: take your time researching companies before making a purchase, especially if you’re in the market for moon rocks.
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