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Hash has some advantages over herbal weed. The smoke of hash may be less harsh due to less tar entering the smoke from burning plant material. It is also easier to eat. Here are some other pros and cons:
Finger hash is an easy method for producing a hash. As workers handle large amounts of marijuana, the resinous trichomes stick to their hands producing a thick coating. They can then rub their hands together with such that the resins clump and fall off into a waiting collection plate. The heat and pressure generated to produce a lower quality type of hash, but which can yet be done artfully enough to produce a highly valued hash. While the whole plant can be rubbed for resins, the best resins come from the bud. The pot plant can be rubbed for resins and trichomes while it is still growing, thus creating an economic opportunity for harvesting the power of the bud for smoking or eating your hash pot. Different methods create different types of hash.
When the trichomes are collected, the resultant substance is called kief. When the kief is then pressed and melted, the result is hash.
Bubble hash is considered the best and most pure form of hash. Though the process is simple, the best and purest form of hash can be yielded through this method.
This method is considered slightly more refined than the finger hash method. The marijuana trim along with water and ice is put into the blender. The blender is switched on. The mixing causes the trichomes to separate from the bud and plant matter. The mixer is switched off. The trichomes will sink to the bottom. The mixture is then poured into a jar through a screen which catches the plant matter but allows the water and trichomes to flow through. This mixture settles for about thirty minutes so the trichomes settle at the bottom of the jar. Two-thirds of the top layer of water is poured out, careful to lose no trichomes. The mixture is then refrigerated for ten minutes, taken out, then the trichomes are filtered out by straining through a coffee filter. Now, the trichomes have been carefully collected, and need only be allowed to dry to form kief. The kief will then be pressed into a hash using heat and pressure.
The other method is to essentially make cookies of pure hash. The kief is wrapped in cellophane to keep it dry. This is then wrapped in paper in a hard, compact package, then the paper is wet under the water tap. Preheat the oven to 350 F, then pop your package into heat up for ten minutes. Pop it back out then take a rolling pin and roll the package flat and even like cookie dough. Now, you have your pure hash, ready for prime time. If you have bubble melt, you are ready to get it bubbling with pure cannabinoid-rich vapors that will provide a stronger and sweeter dose of medicine than you have gotten smoking your usual pot cigarette.
Only the bud of the marijuana plant contains significant THC, and the trichomes contain the most THC of the parts of the bud. To get the most concentrated form of weed, you want to gather together the trichomes. Hash is the most basic and traditional form of THC concentrate. It is made by collecting trichomes of the female marijuana plant, then applying heat and pressure. This creates a dense concentrate, in the form of a brick or cookie-like substance. It is traditionally eaten but, can also be consumed through smoking. Less pure varieties will not completely dissolve on a nail. But clearer, shatter-like varieties can be used with a nail and rig. There are many ways of producing a hash. We will look at the pros and cons of different methods.
You have used one of the methods above and obtained different grades of hash, including the purest. Now you need to produce hash. You can use a pollen press to merely press your kief into hash. This will produce enough heat and pressure to create unique and flavorful hash, but by adding heat, many users produce a stronger hash.
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Hash is made by knocking the trichomes off the surface of the plant, by mechanical action typically, and by pressing the glands together into a ball or cake. Depending on the method used, the hash may consist of gland heads and stalks and various contaminants, such as the elements mentioned above, and small bits and pieces of plant tissue. Hash made purely from gland heads is very strong and compresses to a hard plastic-like lump with hand pressure. Hash with a lot of contaminants may require heat and pressure to compact.
The stalked capitate glands are not the only surface structure on cannabis plants. Multicellular sessile or bulbous glands hug the surfaces of some leaves, and are said to contain cannabinoids. In my experience they contribute little to the drug content of the plant. Some authors apparently believe these structures to be juvenile or stunted stalked trichomes. Cystolith hairs are blunt, pointed objects which contain calcium carbonate crystals. They look like faceted traffic cones, and do not have a ball on top. Finally, the plant also produces unicellular hairs, which indeed do look like small hairs. Cystolith glands and unicellular hairs do not produce drug chemicals.
Loafs of hash. Big growers make me jealous! Ganja Baron also suggests freezing skuff if the pot is of a type that produces chunks of glands stuck together, like Northern Lights. Pictures I have seen of some of the “Whites’’ shows long stalks that lay down and tangle over each other. Perhaps a gentle drum skuffer would have a problem with this type of pot as well.
2) Remove all dirt and foreign objects, but don’t take out the stems. The seeds
should also be taken out, as they are much to greasy for good hash.
We’ll ignore the hash making methods used in cannabis growing countries for the commercial markets and focus solely on the home grower. There are three methods in common use.
“. . . I didn’t rush the process at all, I actually found I needed to let it sit a little bit longer before pouring off the excess liquid. Also, if you kind of gently tap the bottom of the jar on the table, it seems to get some of the floaters to settle to the bottom. Afterwards, I just scrapped it off the paper filter and formed a little pyramid with it in my fingers and let it dry over night . . . . [What follows may be a post by someone else ]:
“You take the powder put it in the cellophane bag, or fold a bag out of the cellophane. You can wet the cellophane at the edges to make it stick. Close the bag and distribute it evenly. The powder should be about a quarter inch thick. It doesn’t matter if the cellophane is put once or twice around the material. Fold it nice and evenly. With a needle you make a few holes into the cellophane bag about 1 inch distance to each other. Put the bag on the table. Wet a few pages of the newspaper and put it on top of the cellophane It should be wet but not soaking wet. A clothes iron is set at low to medium heat. Now put the iron on the paper and press it down for about 10-20 seconds. If the bag is bigger you have to move the iron and press it down again until you have plaited the whole bag. Take the newspaper off and turn the bag, which now has gotten a bit thinner and changed into a hashish loaf, put the wet newspaper paper back on and plait the other side. If you like it you can now take a bottle and roll it with force forth and back from both sides. Let the bag cool down for a minute or two and remove the cellophane. If you want that your loaf looks really nice you take a knife and straighten the edges, by cutting of the hashish at the sides where the loaf tends to get a bit thin.’’
1) A kilo of grass usually comes in a block, compressed together, so break
down the block and gently put it through the screen.
I have read many times that skuffing should be done in a cold, dry atmosphere and that the skuff itself should be crispy dry. For small scale skuffing, that is not only incorrect, it is also counter-productive, as it accelerates the expression of contaminants from the skuff. I used to believe in cold and dry until oldtimer1 taught me different; try it and see for yourself. The product of the first 20 minutes of skuffing on a drum machine should only be the heads of stalked capitate glands. Skuffing done in cold, dry conditions will prematurely kick out a lot of cystolith mineral trichomes. I recommend skuffing at low room temperature, in the 60’s say, and at normal humidity, although I’ve made excellent hash in somewhat colder and hotter conditions.
Hash making techniques The drug produced by the cannabis plant is principally contained in multi-cellular structures on the surfaces of the leaves and flower parts called stalked capitate