Glass Jars are widely used for storing concentrates, and have become something of an industry standard. Although they are not ideal for shatter-based consistencies, they make wonderful storage containers for both crumble and sap-based concentrates. They are great storage tools for long-term concentrate storage, and are relatively cheap/easy to acquire. The only downside of using glass jars for storage is that they are bulkier than parchment paper. Aside from that, you also potentially run the risk of losing residual amounts of concentrates on the edges of the jar, depending on what type of jar you’re using (no neck jars are the best!).
Silicone Containers have become highly popular storage containers for concentrates within the last few years. Not only are they durable, non-breakable, and convenient, but they also are relatively inexpensive and come in a variety of appealing colors. Companies such as Oil Slick have created a wide offering of silicone storage products, including jars, ball containers, and silicone pads. Silicone is a great multi-purpose container because it can be used to store almost any different concentrate consistency. However, despite all these benefits silicone containers are still best used for short-term storage because they don’t provide an air-tight seal.
Parchment Paper is probably one of the most common methods of concentrate storage. Not only is it cheap, reusable, and non-bulky, but it is also available at practically any grocery or convenience store. Parchment Paper is not only a storage tool, but it also used in the process of making hash rosin. Although parchment paper is very commonly used, it is worth noting that is ideal for short-term storage. If your concentrate is particularly sappy or viscous, you may risk having the terpenes seep into the paper.
Although I personally wish I didn’t have to include this on the list, I feel like it is necessary due to the massive amount of dispensaries that still use them as storage containers. Plastic jars are indeed a cheap and easy method of storing concentrates; however, they are far from ideal. Plastic jars not only are tedious due to the fact that concentrates stick to them much easier, but also due to the fact that they are much easier to break. Although getting a bit of parchment paper stuck in your dabs is nothing to worry about, you certainly don’t want to risk getting shards of plastic mixed in your concentrates! As I mentioned, plastic jars are most commonly seen used as packaging in dispensaries. I personally wouldn’t recommend anyone using plastic jars, as they are non-ideal even for short-term storage. If you do happen to acquire a concentrate that is packaged in a plastic jar, I would recommend transferring it over into a glass jar immediately!