Moon rocks are the filet mignon of weed, in a world in which weed is beef and everyone is a carnivore.
What are moon rocks?
Most people are wrong in thinking that moon rocks are a specific strain of marijuana. They are not.
Moon rocks are a mix of weed, cannabis oil and hash or kief.
If you are not familiar with those terms:
Cannabis oil is a concentrate of cannabis produced from the plant (mostly the buds) and usually contains very high levels of THC, 60-90%.
Kief is not a reference to the young Chicago based rapper. Kief is the name for leftovers that fall off the buds while handling and grinding them. Kief is packed full of trichomes (which contain cannabinoids and terpenes)
The best way to collect kief is simply by using a grinder that has a special chamber which allows the kief to fall through the sieve, but won’t allow it to go back through it.
Mind you, collecting kief is a very unenthusiastic and time intensive process which takes even heavy smokers a long time to finish.
As you may assume, higher quality weed usually has more kief and the kief that comes off those buds is usually high in quality as well.
For the best moon rocks, we suggest you use the kief from your own grinder as it will give you the most familiar taste combined with an already known high.
Moon rocks got their name from the fact that the kief they are rolled into closely resembles the color of MDMA dust, also known as Molly.
However, kief is not to be mistaken with crushed MDMA as the effects are on a different spectrum.
Simply put, moon rocks are the strongest form of cannabis you’ll find anywhere.
The real benefit of smoking moon rocks is that you get to smoke cannabis oil without having to own a dabbing rig or something similar.
How are moon rocks made?
As I have previously mentioned, moon rocks are made from cannabis nugs that are covered in cannabis oil and rolled in cannabis dust. So let me elaborate a bit on that.
However simple it may sound, it takes a lot of skill and dedication to make the perfect rocks. Nothing good was ever made with little to no sacrifice.
Just so that nobody can say “we told you so” here’s a warning:
While making your first couple of batches of moon rocks, you might want to do it with someone who actually has some experience in making them.
Of course, there is no way to become experienced unless you do it on your own but it’s smarter to consult someone with experience during your first several moon rock batches. The reason being is that combining oil, kief and flower into a perfect high is a basically an art form of its own.
If you are an avid self learner and are settled on making a batch from scratch feel free to follow the recipe below.
How to make moon rocks in 3 steps
Step 1) Get a good nug
Take a large nug, as large as you can find.
Clean off all the stems and (God forbid) seeds if there are any.
Ideally, you want your future moon rock to be the size of a medium strawberry.
Remember to always choose nugs that are harder and more compact, and if you can get your hands on the tip of the main cola, I’d say you just hit the moon rock jackpot.
Step 2) Roll your nug in cannabis oil
The next step is to cover your bud with cannabis oil.
You can do this with any smaller paint brush, just make sure that the hairy tip of the brush is as wide as your pinky finger. You can also cover the nug using a dropper, but using a brush is much easier.
I recommend that you hold the nug with tweezers during this process, as you will want to have as little hash oil on your hands as possible — and as much as possible on the actual nug.
The nug should be totally covered in oil, but it should not be dripping as that can cause problems later in the process. The reason why you should not use too much oil when coating the nug is that it can easily fall off the nug and get rolled into the kief.
Step 3) Coat the nug with kief
Pull out the kief from your grinder and slowly roll the oil-coated nug in it, with a pair of tweezers.
Once you have rolled the oil-coated nugs in kief, set them aside on a piece of paper to dry.
I recommend drying your newly made moon rocks for at least 45 to 60 minutes.
After the drying period is over, store them in a dark and dry area.
Moon rocks can be stored basically for ever, but I strongly suggest you smoke them ASAP and make some more. And then send me some.
How to smoke moon rocks
Whether you make your own moon rocks or you buy them, the end result is always the same:
You will get higher than ever before, and there is no question about it.
Smoking moon rocks doesn’t differ much from smoking regular bud, but the preparation does.
The first thing you should know is to never grind moon rocks.
The reason behind that is simple:
Grinding moon rocks will make them lose their potency. If the delicate bits of kief fall off of the moon rocks, they lose potency and flavor.
Another reason why you should never grind moon rocks is because the oil (which is holding the kief and buds) together can easily stick to the grinder, rendering it useless.
So, when you are breaking up moon rocks pay special attention to keeping the kief from falling off and oil staying in place.
My (and Snoop Dogg’s) favorite way of smoking moon rocks is by sprinkling some moon rocks on top of ground down weed.
Mix it all up, roll it in a blunt, get stupid high.
Just like that — 1,2,3 and you are out.
I even heard of people making edibles from moon rocks, but I believe that using moon rocks for anything other than smoking is a complete waste of a perfect rock.
These little babies will give you a perfect combination of a head and body high, all the while blowing you away like a piece of paper on the wind.
Sun rocks: the evolution
Moon rocks, sun rocks, what’s next — Jupiter rocks?
Well, it is true ladies and gentlemen, sun rocks also exist, and let me tell you, they are the bomb. Sun rocks are moon rocks 2.0, as they have been discovered just recently.
They are similar to moon rocks mostly due to the similar way of preparing the rocks, but one ingredient which is added to sun rocks is what makes a huge difference.
Sun rocks are made by rolling the cannabis buds into CO2 oil and then rolled into kief just like moon rocks.
The CO2 oil is what really makes the difference, as the potency of these treats can go up to about 80% THC, compared to a relatively “mild” 60% in the regular moon rocks, mainly due to the difference in the oil quality used in the production process.
Given that the THC contents in both moon rocks and sun rocks are very high, it is more than obvious that these are to be taken lightly by light smokers as well as heavy smokers.
Let me make this perfectly clear for you: these rocks will get you messed up if you smoke a whole blunt by yourself.
This is not a drill.
If you ever attempt something like that you may end up at an IHOP or KFC at 3 in the morning trying to get a Double Whopper and a McBacon extra sauce with fries.
In high doses, sun rocks will most certainly give you one hell of a ride. In low to moderate doses, they will provide you with a powerful, yet relaxing and upbeat experience, and a delightful sense of bodily ease.
Most people recommend smoking sun rocks just like moon rocks. The best way is to sprinkle your blunt or joint with some rocks on top of the weed and share it with some friends.
If you want to give them a solo taste before going big, I recommend using a water bong or a long neck pipe as these rocks tend to have a rather strong taste and a very thick smoke.
Inhaling can be a problem when smoking rocks as the high levels of wax and kief make the smoke thick and raw, thus making it hard to take in.
The one utensil I strongly recommend you do not use when smoking sun or moon rocks is the vaporizer (or a vape pen).
These utensils can be easily broken due to contents of the rocks being both kief and wax, which are known to cause issues with vaporizers, and more often than not, end up breaking them after a period of elongated use.
Moon rocks on the Moon
A few months ago, Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX has announced that, sooner rather than later, they will be taking people into the Moon’s atmosphere, and flying around our only satellite.
The question remains, who will be the first one to smoke moon rocks on the Moon?
We can say with a decent level of certainty that it won’t be Neil Armstrong, but there is a list of people which have already been signing up for Lunar flights for a couple years now.
The question remains to be answered.
If you have already scheduled your Lunar flight and you happen to be reading this page by some chance, please contact us for a special interview.
For those of you that most definitely won’t be going to the Moon any time soon, feel free to share your first experience with moon rocks and sun rocks in the comment section below.