Caviar Weed: What It Is and How to Make It

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By Andrew Ward Updated March 8th

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Many consumers are looking for the most potent weed they can find. There are other ways to determine the quality of a product, but THC potency is a method many consumers rely on.

Caviar is considered a delicacy in the food world, and caviar weed is also associated with high quality. Known by a few names – like weed caviar, caviar gold, moon rocks, and sun rocks – it is a popular pick for anyone seeking a high dose of THC. Call these consumers cannabis connoisseurs. They’re looking for the champagne of weed.

Read on to learn more about weed caviar and moon rocks, how to use them, and how to make your own at home.

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What is Caviar Weed?

Weed Caviar is a potent cannabis offering with THC levels hovering between 50% to 90% depending on how it’s made and the cultivars used. 

No matter the name you use, weed caviar is cannabis flour soaked in hash oil. More often than not, Caviar will also be dusted with a layer of kief. Variations in the process and their appearance often lead to several names being used for the same or very similar products. 

  • Caviar,
  • Moon Rocks,
  • and sometimes Sun Rocks

Sun Rocks aren’t quite the same as the others on the list. While they may look similar, Sun Rocks are dipped in a higher-quality concentrated oil. Typically, the oil and kief used will come from the same strain as the nug getting dipped and rolled for more focused and pronounced effects. 

Moon Rocks can be deceptive to the eye. These nugs may look like regular flower, but upon closer inspection, you will notice a much higher kief content. And if that doesn't tip you off, you’ll know the difference from how sticky it is compared to regular flower. 

Access to these products is growing. Some brands, like Caviar Gold, have taken Moon Rocks into the mainstream. But many cannabis connoisseurs prefer to make their own. 

Caviar Weed vs. Moon Rocks: What’s the Difference?

What is Caviar Weed

There isn't much difference when comparing Caviar Weed to Moon Rocks. Unless you’re talking to experts or passionate consumers, most people will use the terms interchangeably. That said, there is a slight difference that consumers should keep in mind.

The saying goes, “All moon rocks are caviar, but caviar is not always moon rocks.” 

Specifically, Moon Rocks always contain hash oil and kief coating. Caviar may not always have a kief coating, which may slightly alter the potency compared to moon rocks.

Pros of Caviar Weed

Pros of Caviar Weed

There are several reasons to try caviar weed. 

Anyone with a high tolerance or requiring a high dose knows how difficult it can be to consume enough cannabis to reach your desired results. Rather than shelling out more money for additional doses, Caviar Weed can help deliver a stronger potency with less impact on your wallet. This is likely to benefit medical patients needing high doses (as well as recreational consumers looking for a more potent product).

Then there's the experience. Those seeking an elevated experience can turn to Caviar for visually beautiful nugs and a rich sensory experience. You can often find caviar made with high-quality strains, especially if you find the crème de la crème of caviar: Sun Rocks. 

Be on the lookout for Moon Rocks made using bottom-of-the-barrel material. Rather than selling low-quality flower or extracts, some brands bundle them up as Moon Rocks to appeal to more consumers. Most products will list the strains used as well as the THC potency, making it easy to differentiate budget versus high-quality weed caviar. While these lower-quality infused nugs are still fun and potent, they might not be as high-quality as you expect.

What are the Risks and Side Effects of Weed Caviar?

Weed Caviar side effects

Moon Rocks are considered safe to consume if you buy from reputable sources and know your dosage. Still, there are factors of the experience you should be aware of.

Most of the concern centers around the elevated potency. Some users may find themselves overwhelmed by the high THC levels and in a state of over-intoxication. Consuming too much THC can lead to adverse side effects, including anxiety, nausea, and an elevated heart rate.

And as with any cannabis product, consumers should be aware of the plant’s potential impact on their allergies or any medications they are taking.

How Do I Use Caviar Weed?

How to use Caviar Weed

Moon rocks are generally intended for smoking or dabbing. Some of the most common methods for consuming cannabis caviar include:

  • DIY Smokes: Like any standard joint or blunt, you can roll up using Moon Rocks. Be forewarned: your hands and/or grinder will get ridiculously sticky when rolling your own Caviar smokes. 
  • Pre-Rolls: Minimize the stickiness with an already rolled caviar weed joint, also known as a caviar cone.
  • Pipe: Rather than rolling up or smoking a pre-roll, place your ground caviar weed into a bong or pipe.
  • Dabs: Caviar hash has become regarded as one of the premiere ways to dab. Known for its potency, some say caviar hash, aka Jelly, is today's most potent form of hash. This method requires the use of a dab rig.

How Do I Make Caviar Weed?

This simple Caviar Weed recipe includes kief and will be more like Moon Rocks.

  1. Choose a nug from your preferred strain that seems sturdy and won't crumble.
  2. Using gloves or tongs, take the bud and roll it in hash oil. Do so until it is fully covered. 
  3. Using new gloves or cleaned tongs, take the nug and cover it in kief.
  4. Allow your nug to dry for one to two days.
  5. Enjoy! 

Feel free to skip step #3 if you prefer caviar without the kief.

Be sure to store any unused Caviar in a cool, dark place away from sunlight to maintain its freshness for as long as possible. 

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Caviar Weed FAQ

How long does the effect last?

Due to the increased potency, Caviar’s effects can last several hours or into the next day if consumed late at night.

How long does it stay in the body?

You should follow standard rules regarding how long cannabis stays in the system. THC can last in the body for as long as: 

  • Blood (12 hours)  
  • Saliva (One day) 
  • Urine (30 days) 
  • Hair (90 days)  

Remember that rates can increase or decrease depending on the frequency you consume at. 

What is the shelf life of caviar weed?

It's a good rule of thumb to treat Moon Rocks like any other cannabis flower. In that case, flower typically stays fresh for six to 12 months. 

How do I store moon rocks?

Store caviar and moon rocks like you would other cannabis products – in a cool, dark place away from sunlight. Use UV-protected glass whenever possible. Here’s our practical guide to long-term cannabis storage.

The information in this article and any included images or charts are for educational purposes only. This information is neither a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional legal advice or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about laws, regulations, or your health, you should always consult with an attorney, physician or other licensed professional.

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