Definition - What does Hand Whipping mean?
In the cannabis industry, hand whipping, often hyphenated as hand-whipping, refers to a process used on cannabis concentrates, mainly oils.
Hand whipping hash oil changes its texture from a translucent oil into a waxy substance. The agitation of hand whipping causes the tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) to break away from the oil and form crystals.
The whipped oil is commonly known as budder or wax. As the budder or wax forms, the terpenes separate from the cannabinoids. Generally, when the terpenes start to separate during the hand-whipping process, the product has the consistency of thick peanut butter.
Hydrolife explains Hand Whipping
Hand whipping the cannabis concentrate oil causes the molecules in the concentrate to bump into each other and form an opaque substance.
During the extraction process, hand whipping usually takes place right after the product has been purged of butane.
In place of hand whipping, some people opt to raise the temperature of the product and use a vacuum, but many extraction artists choose to hand whip the product for more control over its ultimate consistency.
After hand whipping, many people put the product under the vacuum, but others just leave it alone. The agitation from hand whipping creates a non-transparent wax or budder concentrate.