Pass the mix through your bags and start collecting the different screens. The 220 micron bag contains the ice cubes and the buds, which we’ll keep chilled for the next run. Remove the 190 and the 160 micron bags, which usually have poor yields, basically plant debris and trichome stalks. The 120 screen can yield very nice resin, and the 73 screen contains our precious top grade hash. If the process was correct, we’ll be surprised with the yield of this bag, since we really don’t need much beating to remove the trichome heads from their stalks. The 45 micron screen contains our 2nd grade hash.
Ready to taste
Resin glands ready to dry
- 6 Bubble Bags (220-190-160-120-73-45)
- Two food-grade plastic buckets
- Ice cubes
- A stainless steel skimming spoon
- Oil pads, Slick Sheet or parchment paper
- Small washing machine, which makes the stirring process automatically, saving labor and time. You can also use a plastic bucket to stir the mix in case you don’t have a machine.
Naturally, we’ll also need plant material from which to separate the resin glands. We can use either trim or buds, dried or fresh, although if we are using buds we should try to crumble them into smaller pieces in order to increase yields. For this post, we used dry outdoor trim, although many times best results – regarding purity – come from indoor plant material, since plants have been in a much cleaner environment, without all the dust, insects, etc. found outdoors.
Before attempting to make the best possible ice water separation, we should study a bit of theory that will help us to better understand the process of removing resin glands. The Alchimiaweb team wants to make things easy for you, so you can read the theory in our post about dry sift hash.
Use a frozen spoon or a plastic card to remove the resin from the bag. The best way to dry our resin is placing it in a dark, cool and dry place. Heating it is not advised since we can harm its organoleptic and psychoactive features. Place it in a non-stick surface and chop it as fine as possible. Some people use a frozen microplane or a strainer for this purpose. Others put the chopped resin in the refrigerator to dry it.
Water hash of excellent quality
Put your screen bags in one of your buckets. You should put the screens in ascending order: 45- 73 – 120 – 160 – 190 – 220 microns. Cover the bucket and leave it for later.
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