Twax joint – they might look (and sound) like we made a typo but these concentrate-flower hybrid joints are actually potent products that could take your seshes to the next level.
If you’re a frequent toker or an avid cannabis consumer, you might already have a variety of cannabis paraphernalia at your disposal. From dab rigs to rolling cones, there’s a lot of ways you can consume cannabis.
What if you want to dab some shatter or wax with your friends but also want to preserve the ritual of the classic puff-puff-pass?
Enter the twax joint. These little hybrids are the perfect bridge between a dabbing sesh and a regular smoking sesh. They’re perfect for those times where you want a supercharged smoking sesh without having to drag around a torch, a nail and your dabbing rig.
The best part of all? You can roll one easily at home in minutes.
Let’s learn how to make a twax joint!
Twax Joint – Definition
Twax joints can come in a variety of shapes and sizes depending on what kind of cannabis products you have on hand. Drawing its inspiration from the dabbing of concentrates such as shatter, waxes and budder, twax joints by definition are joints that have any kind of cannabis concentrate included either on the inside or outside of the joint.
The earliest example of this would be the exotic Thai Stick, a twax joint that’s made with full-bud cannabis before it’s dipped in layers of hash oil before it’s wrapped in plant leaves and rolled around in kief.
Nowadays, more pliable concentrates such as shatter and wax have transported a once geographically locked product into a household name. Think of the possibilities – shatter coiled around the exterior of a joint like a snake, budder and crumbled nestled within the inside of a joint – the variations are endless.
In the west, we want to say that the twax joints arose out of necessity when tokers wanted to dab with a few buddies but found it tiresome dragging around all that extra equipment around. After all, could you imagine hauling around an entire dab rig and all of the accessories out to your favourite sesh spot?
Us neither, so here’s how you can roll a twax joint yourself!
How to Smoke Shatter in a Joint
Although it’s not the most optimal way to smoke shatter, it is one of the most convenient. Now, we’ll like to take the time to recognize that dabbing is completely different from smoking. The former involves vaporization while the latter involves combustion.
If you’re going to learn how to smoke shatter in a joint, you’ll have to accept that the overall experience will not be able to replicate dabbing. The joint might get a bit gummed up and sticky due to the inclusion of shatter but if you’re looking for a supercharged hit of THC in portable form, you’ll have to make a few concessions!
How to Roll a Twax Joint
As we said earlier, there are a variety of ways you could roll a twax joint depending on what you have on hand.
Here are some of our favorites:
Coated Twax Joint
If you have confidence behind your rolling skills and enough dexterity to pull it off, this joint will really let your craftsmanship shine through.
- Grind your weed and roll a joint as you normally would.
- Seal the joint once you’re finished
- There a lot of ways you could take this joint depending on what you have at home.
For a twax joint that resembles the original Thai Stick, take your joint and a paintbrush and gently coat the entire doob in a thin coating of hash or honey oil. Once it’s dried, you could add on a few more layers or simply end it at that if you’re worried about the potency being too strong.
- Once it’s coated and while still damp, sprinkle some kief on the exterior of the joint. The hash oil and kief will burn down as the kief does and you’ll be in for a crazy ride!
If you’re feeling confident, try taking some shatter and rolling it into a thin, snake-like cylinder between your hands. You’ll only need about half a gram or less of shatter in order to pull this off. Once rolled, you can slowly coil it around your hash oil covered joint while it’s still damp so it’ll adhere easily to the surface.
When done correctly, this kind of shatter joint is visually impressive and will definitely get you blasted.
“Infused” Twax Joint
Want to surprise your friends and knock them off your feet? This quote-on-quote “infused” twax joint will do exactly that.
This one’s a creeper so make sure that you and your friends are able to handle the potency!
- Begin by rolling a joint like you would normally while using less flower. Aim to put a “bed” of flower down and don’t seal it up once you’re finished.
- If you have hash oil, you can begin drizzling this “bed” of cannabis flower to soak it. If you have kief, now would be a good time to include it as well.
If you want to include shatter, take a half or quarter of a gram, roll it between your hands until it forms a long snake-like cylinder and nestle it gently onto your bed of flower. Ensure that the shatter cylinder is not longer than the length of the joint.
- Once you’re satisfied with the amount of concentrate inside of your joint, you can fill the remainder of the joint with flower and seal it up.
- If you want to take it even further, you could apply hash oil to the outside of the joint OR repeat the steps to make a “coated twax joint” like we listed above.
These twax joints aren’t as flashy as their counterparts but we can guarantee that they’ll get you just as high if not more so. The beauty behind these doobs is that you could always elevate it by coating the outside as well as the inside.
Heed our warning – you might just be too high to do anything else once you’re finished smoking one!
Twax joints are a fun way to infuse shatter, hash oil, budder or whatever cannabis concentrate you have around your house into a joint and making it into a portable, shareable experience.
As you can see, there really is no right or wrong way to roll a twax joint. The above listed methods are personally our favorites but really, there’s no harm in experimenting to see what works best for you.
When it comes down to it, the secret behind a perfectly rolled twax doob is equal distribution of the concentrate. Whether it be distillate, shatter, budder, wax, live resin or rosin, you’ll want to make sure that there’s an equal amount of the concentrate throughout the joint so that it doesn’t gum up or melt down onto the floor.
It’s our belief that twax joints will be the next big thing and with this article, we hope that you’ve gained the confidence to go forth and try making one yourself!