How to Make Moonrocks (Moon Rock Weed) at Home
Moonrocks, or moon rock weed, is the turducken of cannabis. A dense nug dipped in cannabis oil and rolled in kief.
Ever wonder why a caviar cone is so strong? That’s because you’re smoking moon rock weed. Strong bud covered in strong concentrate covered in crystals absolutely packed to the brim with cannabinoids.
As it turns out, moonrocks are surprisingly easy to make at home.
Here are step-by-step instructions for how you can make moon rock weed at home. (We even provide a few shortcuts if you can’t be bothered to properly make your own).
The Materials You’ll Need
Everything you need to make moonrocks can be purchased from your local dispensary. Or you can gather most of them on your own for an extra frugal trip to the moon.
- Dense nug
- Cannabis concentrate
- Tweezers (recommended)
Consider the source of each ingredient. While the finished product may be strong enough that you won’t notice the difference, try combining flower and oil with the same flavor profile (or complimentary flavors).
Similarly, consider the effects of the strain and oil you choose. Combining two strong indicas will generally deliver a heavier body high than an indica flower and sativa oil. And combining a high-THC strain with CBD oil will give you a mellower experience.
Don’t worry about the kief. Unless you’re very high and very organized, you separating kief by its effects.
Step-by-Step /Instructions to Make Your Own Moonrocks
DIY moon rock weed is just a few quick steps away.
- Grab a dense nug of your favorite strain (or a lesser strain you’re trying to spruce up)
A larger nug will require more hash oil and kief. But try not to worry about the size of the bud unless you’re running low on supplies.
Hold the nug firmly near the base with your tweezers to ensure a secure grip and make it easier to rotate.
- Cover the marijuana flower in hash oil
Any cannabis oil will do, but we recommend CO 2 oil for a cleaner, more flavorful experience.
One of the easier, cleaner methods is to hold the nug in the tweezers and use an oil syringe or eyedropper to trace a tight spiral (like tinsel on a Christmas tree if you had too much tinsel).
You can use a dab tool or small brush to gently spread the oil around the nug for more even hits, but it isn’t strictly necessary—especially if you want tamer moonrocks.
For stronger moonrocks, fill a small container with hash oil and roll the weed directly in the oil. Don’t let the flower soak in the oil, though, or you could saturate the flower and end up with moonsoup rather than moonrocks. (Still fun to smoke, but not what we’re going for right now.)
- Sprinkle the oil-covered weed in kief
If you’ve been using a grinder with a kief catcher, it shouldn’t take too long before you have enough kief to make your own moonrocks.
Still holding the flower in your tweezers, roll the oil-covered bud in the kief until there’s a fairly thick layer of kief crystals.
If you don’t want to get oil on your kief-catcher, you can sprinkle the crystals over the oil-covered bud by hand. Just make sure you have a paper or container below the flower to catch any kief that doesn’t stick to the oil.
- Let the moon rocks dry
It will take a little time for the cannabis flower time to soak in the hash oil.
Depending on how much oil you used, your nugs could dry in as little as a few hours or as long as 3-7 days.
When the moonrocks are ready, pack a bowl or roll a joint. And enjoy!
Can’t wait for the oil to dry? Not to worry! There’s another way!
Even Faster, Easier DIY Moonrocks
If you just can’t wait for your moon rock weed to dry… or if you don’t have enough oil and kief to make a full nug… or you just can’t be bothered to follow the steps above, here’s an even faster, easier way to make your own moonrocks concoction.
It may not be as impressive as pulling out your own DIY moon rock, but it’s sure to please.
Using a bowl (or bong)
- Fill a bowl with weed
- Add a drop or two of cannabis oil
- Sprinkle kief on top
Rolling a joint
- Load the paper with flower
- Add a line of cannabis oil the length of the paper
- Sprinkle kief on top
- Roll the joint
- Load the paper with flower
- Sprinkle with kief
- Roll the joint
- Add 1-3 lines of cannabis oil down the length of the joint wherever there’s weed
And remember, moonrocks—even the “cheat” methods above—will be much stronger than smoking a bowl of flower. Please smoke responsibly.
One Small Step for Man, One Tasty Nug of Moonrocks
Let us know in the comments how your moonrocks turn out.
And if you don’t want to make your own moon rock weed, stop by Karing Kind in North Boulder for top-tier flower, clean CO2-extracted cannabis oil, kief catcher grinders, and even seeds to grow your own flower.
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Moonrocks are surprisingly easy to make at home. Here are step-by-step instructions for how you can make moon rock weed at home.
What are Moon Rocks and how do you smoke them?
Have you ever been so high that you couldn’t feel your eyebrows, even when you physically touch them? If not, try smoking Moon Rocks and I guarantee you’ll get there. I recently smoked them for the first time ever, and two months later, I’m still unable to locate my facial features. (Worth it, by the way.)
What are Moon Rocks?
The origins of Moon Rocks are a bit fuzzy, but rumors abound that the dispensary Starbudz760 first concocted them, with legendary West Coast rapper Kurupt popularizing the product and trademarking his own version called Kurupt Moonrock.
Moon Rocks are a THC megazord—they’re essentially cannabis buds (historically GSC, but any strain suffices) dipped in or sprayed with hash oil, then rolled in kief.
How strong are Moon Rocks?
Though the potency of each batch of Moon Rocks varies and depends on how it’s made/who produces it, the general consensus is that they hover around 50% THC (most flower by itself averages around 20% THC).
Hitting Moon Rocks produces an extremely pleasant, terpene-rich taste of kief that makes you say, “Woooo, that’s delicious.” The smoke clouds produced are super big and full, so each hit is damn near its own experience.
And the high? Oh buddy, oh pal, don’t even get me started on the high. Starting in the head, and eventually spreading throughout the entire body down to your toes, a Moon Rocks high is one of those slow burns that you definitely feel at first, but 30 minutes later, you realize that you have reached a mountaintop that you may not have been ready to climb.
I smoked my gram of Moon Rocks at around 5 p.m., and when I woke up the next morning at 7 a.m., I was still on Mars waiting for the train back to Earth.
Pros and cons of smoking Moon Rocks
- They will get you super duper high.
- Cost effective—just like dabs, a little bit goes a long way.
- Great for medical patients or other folks who want a high dose of THC.
- They’re a fun novelty and good conversation-starter.
- They will get you super duper high (not always a good thing for everyone).
- They’re messy—most put them in glass; you can roll them in a joint or blunt, but don’t put them in a grinder.
- Keep them in a cool, dry place; you don’t want them getting all melty on you.
How to make your own Moon Rocks
Though Moon Rocks are commonly made with GSC flower and/or GSC concentrate, you can really make your own Moon Rocks however you’d like. All you need is the following:
- Your favorite strain/flower
- Your favorite concentrate/hash oil
- A big ol’ bowl of kief from the bottom of your grinder
- Some tongs (or any grabbing/pinching apparatus)
- A liquid dropper
Grab a nug or two of your favorite choice of bud/flower. I suggest using one of the denser nugs as it’ll hold the final cannabis cocktail together better.
Grab your favorite concentrate. If it’s super thick and tough to manipulate, heat it up until it’s a little liquidy, then use a dropper that will allow you to completely cover your bud without having to actually dip it into the concentrate. (The oversaturation of your bud could lead to both longer drying times and difficulty lighting it.)
Use your tongs to grab the bud and roll it in kief until the entire nug is covered in crystal goodness.
Let your Moon Rock dry until it’s ready for action, then smoke it up.
Tips for how to smoke Moon Rocks
Moon Rocks are recommended for advanced cannabis consumers as they pack a powerful punch. Here’s some advice on how to prepare for your Moon Rocks experience.
Whether it’s a bong or pipe, use some glassware for Moon Rocks because it’s not your typical flower. It’s thick and greasy and will have to be ripped apart piece by piece like you’re trying to split a Nerd’s Rope with someone.
If you plan to roll it up by itself, think again; not only will you not have enough Moon Rocks to do so (unless you buy, like, 18 grams of it), you won’t be able to keep it lit how a normal blunt/joint would stay lit.
Buy a weed pipe
Throw it on top of some flower
The greasy texture of Moon Rocks makes them a little hard to light or keep a cherry, but if you throw them on top of some flower, you’ll be good to go. You’ll also be doubly high, but honestly, at this point, you can’t even be concerned about what level of highness you’ll end up at. (The answer is the top.)
If you break up some Moon Rocks and sprinkle them on top of ground bud, you can roll up a blunt/joint and make it work for you.
Finish all of your daily tasks before smoking
We all like to get high and go do things, but Moon Rocks aren’t a Blue Dream-type feel where you’re going to be high and ready for action, Jackson. If you have a workout to do or some tasks to finish for the day, do so before smoking or else you’ll pass right out, then wake up stressed about all the time you wasted.
Don’t make my mistake—I smoked Moon Rocks thinking I was about to punch out 1,500 words of literary fire, only to find out that my fingers don’t even work once that level of high gets ahold of my soul.
Safety tips when smoking Moon Rocks
Eat before smoking
The key word is before. If the Moon Rock is too potent, having something in your stomach will help prevent you from getting nauseous. It’ll also help keep the munchies down.
Don’t forget to stay hydrated
You’re going to be so damn dehydrated that you’ll look like Spongebob when Sandy had him in the air dome for the first time ever. The cottonmouth is real. Go ahead and grab a gallon of water and sit it directly next to you while smoking Moon Rocks, because once that high hits, you will not want to move a single muscle to get up and grab of glass of high-quality H2O.
The same goes for the snacks you plan on ingesting once the high grabs your stomach and makes it do backflips. (I suggest some chocolate-covered almonds. They’re delicious.)
Choose the right environment
If you’re going to hit some Moon Rocks, do so in a comfortable and vibe-encouraging environment where everything around you gives your soul life. You’re going to be on stuck mode and all you’ll want to do is sit and chill within yourself, so go ahead and get your couch game right.
Start low, go slow
As with edibles, start out with a little bit and gradually increase—take a small hit and space out your hits. Trust me, you’ll get to Mars quick enough.
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This post was originally published on December 12, 2017. It was most recently updated on April 3, 2020.
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