Whether you’re new to using cannabis or a long-time user, you’ve probably heard of the term “shake” before. Shake is often referred to as leftovers or small pieces of cannabis plants that usually break off from larger nugs when they’re handled or during the growing process.
It has a somewhat mixed reputation and, much like leftover food, can either be fantastic or incredibly underwhelming.
Shake is often used for things like pre-rolls and it’s commonly purchased by those who grind their nugs before using them. Cheaper than alternatives, shake is an attractive option when you’re filling up pre-rolls and the discount is large and the quality is high. However, there’s also another common reason to use shake: edibles.
What Is “Baker’s Batch?”
A baker’s batch is essentially a small jar or packet of shake that’s packaged specifically for use in edibles. Shake is usually gathered up from the grinding process but it’s often more convenient just to purchase a baker’s batch if the strain you enjoy supplies it.
You can simply just open the jar, break the seal and use it in your favorite edibles. This could be anything from making your own cannabis-infused butter to tasty cakes, gooey brownies, and chewy cookies. Because it’s stored in a small jar, it’s convenient to place in your kitchen and sprinkle it into your edibles like it’s a regular ingredient.
Shake is often purchased in large bag batches, but there’s no telling the quality of the shake or how much cannabis material is actually in it. When purchasing a baker’s batch, there’s usually no concern if there’s a bit of stem in the shake since you’re not going to be smoking it or adding it to pre-rolls. Instead, you can simply take a handful and infuse it with cooking oil of your choice so that you can use it in a variety of different edibles.
Telling a good baker’s batch from a bad one
It’s important to learn how to tell the difference between a good baker’s batch and a bad one. Much like when comparing high-quality shake to low-quality stuff, it’s important to test and visually inspect it.
One of the biggest things to look for is the amount of trim in the shake. For beginners, this might be quite hard to tell, but you’re essentially looking for ground sugar leaves mixed in with the actual shake. If you were to smoke low-quality shake then it would taste very planty and smell like burning wood.
Silver Sage Wellness Shake
If you’re looking for reliable shake to use in edibles, then the baker’s batches at Silver Sage Wellness are a good option. We ensure high-quality shake for your edibles and pre-rolls. We minimize the amount of trim to ensure the products are just as potent as if you were to grind the nug yourself.