An extract usually with a high terpene content that has a liquid consistency, hence its name. Sauces are made with chemical solvents and are known for being flavorful.
“This Strawnana sauce is so terpy!”
“I prefer sauce over crumble because it’s more refined and more potent.”
What is sauce?
Sauce is one of the most popular cannabis concentrates. Made through solvent extraction, such as BHO, PHO, or CO2, sauce is defined by its liquid consistency. It can be made from trim, buds, or fresh frozen cannabis.
Sauce is made by stripping cannabis plant material of oils and trichomes via with a solvent and then purging the chemical from the resulting mixture. Sauce is also “winterized,” meaning additional fats and lipids are removed, and the result is usually yellow or amber in color. Most often, visible “diamonds” of THCA will float in the terpene-rich sauce, but it can also appear granular in texture.
Difference between sauce, wax, and hash
Sauces and waxes are both cannabis extracts made with a chemical solvent that separates cannabinoid and terpenes from plant material. While there may be nuances in extraction methods, wax and sauce mainly differ in texture and consistency, and can show similar potency results.
Hash is a solventless cannabis concentrate that separates trichomes from the plant using agitation, and sometimes heat, rather than chemicals. Hash may have a higher plant material content depending on its quality but is usually considered cleaner because it isn’t made with chemicals.