Pro-Mixing Tips — Cartridges

MIXING INSTRUCTIONS: CARTRIDGES

Disclaimer:

Terpene Warehouse does not sell any products containing cannabinoids. Check with your state and local laws for the legality of making these products. Care should be taken to ensure safety at all times. Please wear gloves and eye protection and have proper ventilation. Our products are extremely concentrated. Review our Safety Data Sheets for more information.

Mixing Instructions

Terpene Warehouse strain profiles are potent flavor and fragrance products which can be infused into countless products to enhance their flavor, smell, effects, and overall experience.

Below we will provide instructions for some of the more popular product infusions we have come across. However, these are only suggestions based on personal and customer feedback; a little R&D can go a long way when it comes to crafting a preferred product.

 

CARTRIDGES

When it comes to formulating cartridges a few variables should be considered: Battery strength, cartridge materials, and quality/extraction methods of the material you wish to blend.  

Battery Strength:  A battery’s electrical output will dictate how hot the wick material gets while being used.  A battery which burns at 10Watts will produce more heat, thus degrading and vaping off more terpenes per hit than a battery which only operates at 6Watts.   

Cartridge Materials:  Glass or Plastic?

If the cartridge you wish to use is made of plastic: keep terpene concentrations lower than 5% of the total (.05g terpenes/g total).  In higher concentrations, the terpenes can cause the plastic to deteriorate; which causes the material to have poor taste.

However, glass cartridges (ideally with a stainless steel or ceramic central pole) do not run the risk of chemical corrosion.  Therefore, terpenes can be added anywhere from 5-10%. 

Winterized Products: Distillate

Distilled extracts are the ideal starting material for formulating cartridges because they are stripped of their inherent terpene profiles (which get degraded during processing).  Meaning, they are a consistently blank canvas to begin crafting from, while offering top of the line potency. Depending on your preference and hardware, anywhere from 5-10% of the total will provide a smooth, robust flavor which isn’t overly harsh.  Alway start your R&D at no more than 5% and see where you are in terms of flavor, you can always add more. 

Cartridges and color change – distillate will naturally oxidize and certain terpenes may affect the color. 

Non-Winterized Products: Rosin, Budder, Shatter, crumble, etc.

When enhancing non-winterized product there is little you have to do. Simply grab a fine tip paint brush and dip it in some terps and paint a light coating over your wax, cruble, budder, etc.

Blending your product with terpenes (100g Distillate)

Example: Makes 115-120 1 gram cartridges

100g Distillate

10g Diluent

5-10g Terpenes

  1. In this scenario, place your beaker or jar of distillate in a hot water bath (don't allow the water to boil) and mix until your distillate becomes fluid, about 130-140*F.  Be care to not allow any water or water vapor   to get into your mix
  2. If using a terpene based diluent, add it to your distillate now and place your beaker on a magnetic stirrer/hot plate and while it's spinning, heat up to no higher than 140*F (60*C), any warmer and the oil and terpene based diluent will degrade rapidly. If solution will not start spinning, use a metal spatula and hand mix until the solution is spinning freely. Allow this mixture to become homogenous.
  3. Turn off heat and allow mixture to cool down to approximately 110*F-120*F (43-49*C). Once cool, add the terpene profile. Keep mixing with a magnetic stir bar.   
  4. Ensure homogeneity and internal quality standards.  Ready to load!