Looking for Help with Cartridge, Disposable, or Pod Filling?

We have you covered. Generally, the methods used to fill disposables, cartridges, and pods are the same. The main differences between filling different types of hardware will come down to how the cartridge, pod, or disposable is capped.

Step-by-Step Guide

Prepare your materials:

  • Distillate (Delta-8 THC, HHC, D9o, etc)
  • Terpenes (Unless your material is pre-infused at 4% or more; all of our products are formulated using 5%)
  • A way to heat the product (A water bath, a heated magnetic stir plate, an oven, a microwave, etc)
  • Mixing tools (You can use a dab tool or another stainless steel metal tool that is long enough to mix the product. We recommend using a heated magnetic stir plate with magnetic PTFE stir bars for most consumers. The best method for mixing at scale is to use a homogenizer)
  • A borosilicate/glass syringe (we offer these on our website) or a cartridge-filling gun. (Check out cart.farm for filling solutions)
  • Cartridges (Make sure to purchase screw tops, or you will need special equipment to cap them), disposables, or pods.
  • Optional but recommended – an Infrared Heat gun to check material temperature while mixing and filling (You can find these on Amazon for $15-$20)

Heat your material:

  • The amount of heat and time needed will vary depending on the method you use to heat.
  • If a heated magnetic stir plate is within your budget, this is the easiest and most cost-effective way to mix and heat your material. We highly recommend a heated magnetic stir plate if you are mixing larger amounts (50 grams or more). If you are mixing amounts over 500 grams for retail purposes, you may want to consider using a homogenizer and the microwave method instead.
  • The easiest way is to microwave the product in 30-second intervals until you have achieved 170 degrees or a liquid consistency (should flow almost as well as water or cooking oil for optimal filling). If the product releases vapor, you have overheated the material. If you choose to use the microwave method, remove all labeling and the lid before microwaving the product, as this material may melt to the jar and ruin your material.
  • The safest (and also slowest) way to heat the material and preserve your product is a water bath. Make sure the lid is firmly secure. Remove all labeling. You will need two pots, one that can fit on top of the other securely on your stove top. Fill the larger and smaller pots with water, enough to submerge the product in the smaller pot and enough to boil for 10-30 minutes in the larger pot. Place the smaller pot on top of the larger pot. The idea here is for you to bring the larger pot of water to a boil so that the steam heats the bottom of the smaller pot and also the water inside. This will slowly and evenly heat the material while also ensuring that you do not overheat the material. This method is basically the same method many people use to melt chocolate.
  • Some people also place their product in a baking tray in the oven. We do not recommend this method as it is very easy to break the jar and overheat the product. If you have a way of ensuring that you will not overheat the product, you may use this method; however, make sure to remove all labeling and the lid as they may melt or catch fire.

For any questions not answered here, feel free to send us an email at [email protected].