Simply put, hashish (which we’ll now just call hash), is just the isolated resin glands of the cannabis plant. Even simpler, hash is when you get the good sticky stuff from your cannabis all by itself. In a sense, hash is distilled cannabis!
You should now have 3 grades of your own solvent-free, homemade hash: 73 (pure resin), 160 (not as pure but still really good stuff), and 220 (it’s super fragrant and super free!). Enjoy!
Basically, you just shake a hash bag full of cannabis + dry ice and piles of resin will start raining out!
From left to right: 73 Micron, 160 Micron and 220 Micron Dry Ice Hash
Closeup of 160 Micron Extract (more green matter, but still very high quality)
So, back to that quote: “The process of hash-making can be divided into two parts – resin collection, and resin preparation.”
- It’s faster than other methods.
- You can finish making dry ice hash in about 1/25th of the total time it takes to make gravity hash! Although that example is extreme, it only takes a few minutes to make dry ice hash and is much faster than other methods.
- It’s insanely easy
- And that ease translates to it being quickly gratifying. You get top grade hash at the cost of shaking a bucket and a bag for a combined total of less than 15 minutes.
- There’s no moisture!
- That means the resin is ready as soon as it’s shaken loose!
Dry ice has some inherent risks due to its extremely low temperature and the fact that it sublimates (turns directly into a gas), but it’s actually very safe to use! Just check out these quick safety tips, exercise a little caution, and this will be a smooth and fun experience!
There’s a very popular book written in 1998 called Hashish!, and it tends to be treated as the end-all source of hash-related information. Here’s their definition of hashish:
How To Make Dry Ice Hash from Buds/Trim Let’s get straight to it: Making hash with dry ice is the easiest, fastest, and (more importantly) the most efficient means of extracting resin
The main problem with dry ice is that it degrades fast when not stored under very special conditions, so we’ll have to use it as soon as we get it.
3rd run, 40 seconds
Secondly, we need Ice-o-Lator extraction bags or similar. These bags are exactly the same than those used for resin extractions with water and ice. In this case, and if you have different bags of different screen sizes, you should start with a 120 to 160 micron bag (depending on strains and needs) and gradually reduce the screen size according to the gland concentration you want.
There are different cannabinoid extracting methods, either with dried – like Dry Sift or Water Hash – or fresh plant material – Nepali Charas, Fresh Frozen. In this way, several resin extraction methods have been created depending on the needs and preferences of growers who want to enjoy their own creations for personal use.
In this case we present you a resin extraction method using Co2 – also known as dry ice – a technique derived from the classic dry sieving method.
Hash with a lots of plant debris
Most growers make a fast first extraction to collect the best trichomes, and then perform a second run adding more ice in order to recover more resin. Normally, this second run is more contaminated with plant debris than the first one, since plant matter is gradually shredded as we shake the bag.
5. Collect the resin and repeat the extraction process for another 20-40 seconds (second run). You can repeat the process until you see the first signs of plant matter.
Trichomes being collected
In this post we show you how to use Co2 or dry ice to make high grade hash extractions, quickly and effectively. You just need 40 seconds to collect a