There are minor differences in the way they’re made, but these solventless extracts are very similar.
“Perceived” potency describes how strong something feels to the person using it. This means that perceived potency is totally subjective since it’s based on peoples feelings and can’t be measured. However, there are times when perceived potency is a better indicator than measurable potency, and we think this is due to the entourage effect.
Hash is basically the collection of trichomes from a marijuana plant. It’s much more potent than typical cannabis!
Percentage of Weight Returned as Hash:15.6%
This was a close one. Bubble Hash brings so much perceived potency that it should almost be an automatic win. Almost.
A closeup of the trichomes on a live cannabis plant. All types of hash are made out of these mushroom-shaped resin glands.
Weed/Trim + Cold + Agitation = Hash
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Alright, let’s get to the comparison!
Bubble Hash and Dry-Ice Hash are two of the most popular extracts you can make from cannabis! But which is better? Find out which hash deserves your time!
When sourcing flower from your bubble hash and hash rosin, use terpene-rich, resinous strains. The same can be said for your flower’s freshness before washing. Even with the right quality, an less-than-fresh flower can often result in an off-brown or tan bubble hash.
As the famous one-hit wonder taught us, “you only get what you give.” If you use low-quality flower buds or trim, you’re going to end up with less than stellar yields.
Manny and other bubble hash proponents are behind the freeze dryer movement. It’s no surprise either as the alternative method, air drying, presents many problems for producers that lack an expert touch. Getting a freeze dryer reduces drying times from a five to seven-day wait to around 24 hours. Furthermore, the clarity in freeze-dried bubble hash is noticeable compared to air dried.
To achieve this outcome, chill your entire production by:
You don’t really have bubble hash without cold water. Known also as cold water hash, bubble hash is made using ice and water, as we mentioned in a previous article . However, to make the best of the best hash, your entire process needs to be cold.
Ice cold water is really what separates the cannabinoids from your cannabis by freezing and snapping trichome stalks and heads off of buds and trim leaves. Since trichomes are not water soluble, they become mixed into the slurry of water and ice in the bubble hash washer. From there, after filtering, you can find the trichomes at the bottom of your filter bags after completely sinking to the bottom of the wash.
In short, if it isn’t cold, get it cold. While you can forgo this step, remember that you are trading quality for ease of production. You have been warned.
Full-melt bubble hash is making a huge resurgence as the connoisseur’s concentrate of choice. Its process produces purer trichomes and more potent yields than other concentrates, using only ice and water.
“Freeze dryers are a game changer,” explains Manny, CEO of the award winning hash and rosin purveyors The Proper Extracts and Fox Cannabis. “You can decrease dry time and processing from days to hours, while preserving the peak trichome and terpene profile of the hash.”
Full-melt bubble hash is making a huge resurgence as the connoisseur’s concentrate of choice. Its process produces purer trichomes and more potent yields than other concentrates, using only ice and water. Not only does bubble hash pack a punch with each hit, but it also provides purity that some other concentrates (thi