There is a ton of information out there about how to make hash. Are you confused yet? It’s probably because there are so many different ways to make it, in fact, you will never run out of new ideas. To help you get started on your own experiments and researches, let us give you a quick rundown on some of the best ways to make it at home.
In this blog post, we’ll talk about all things related to making hash—from its various uses and benefits to its history as well as its methods of production. By the end of this post, you will have all the knowledge necessary for creating your own batch of homemade hash. Understandably, this is not something that we could easily put into one simple article but we hope you will find what follows useful and informative in understanding these processes.
What is Hash and What is it Used For?
Traditional Hash, sometimes referred to as hashish, is a cannabis product made from the resin glands (trichomes) of cannabis plants. These trichomes contain a large amount of cannabinoids like THC and CBD, but also flavonoids, terpenes, and other cannabis compounds. When dried and heated, the trichomes break off from the plant matter, forming a sticky substance commonly referred to as hash. Today, there are better tools you can use to make higher quality hash with less effort than the resourceful hashmakers of the past.
Why Make Your Own Hash?
Making your own hash at home can be a fun activity and provides you with greater control over the quality of your product. You can also create a much larger amount of hash than if you were to buy it from a dispensary or an online store. This comes in handy when you have a lot of friends over and want to smoke together. You can make small batches so that everyone gets to try different kinds. Moreover, making your own hash is a great way to be creative, have fun, and save money! If you have a source for high-quality cannabis buds, all you need are the supplies to make it.
How to Make Bubble Hash
Your best bet is to make bubble hash , which is essentially agitating cannabis through ice-filled water. The idea is to get trichomes to freeze and break off of the plant and sift through a series of mesh screens. You can make bubble hash with cannabis plant, leaf, shake, or bud, as long as you’re working with plant material with visible cannabis trichomes.
1. Assemble all of your bubble hash-making materials in one spot, including:
- 1-to-5-gallon bucket
- Silk-screen filters / bubble bag
- Cannabis bud or trim (fresh or frozen)
- Large spoon (for mixing)
2. Fill your bucket
Begin by layering your micron filter screens or bags into the bucket by smallest to largest filter size. For example, bubble bags start off with 25-micron bags and work up to the 220-micron bag. After you’ve lined your bucket with the filter screens, fill the bottom portion of the bucket with ice-cold water.
Once you’ve got a base of water (halfway full), start adding in the weed and then the ice until you reach the top of the bucket. Fill the rest of your bucket with cold water, if needed.
3. Stir your mixture
Grab the nearest spoon, ladle or other mixing device to gently stir. As you stir, the ice will begin to melt. You can add more ice if needed. Stir for about 15 to 20 minutes.
4. Strain and repeat
Once you’ve stirred your ice, water and cannabis for a good while, you can strain the liquid from each filter screen into the bucket and repeat the process by taking out one screen bag at a time. Turn each filter bag inside out to collect your resinous trichomes and lightly press out the moisture from the bag.
Butane hash is made by dissolving cannabis in butane and then evaporating the butane away. This method is also called “bubbling” butane hash and is a very dangerous process. It is one of the most dangerous ways to make hash and is not recommended because of the risks of explosion and injury.
If you are going to make butane hash, you must be very careful because of the danger of explosion. You should never try to make this at home, but if you have heard of someone making butane hash and want to see it done, you can watch a video of it online.
How to Make Wax or Shatter Hash
Wax and shatter are very potent forms of hash. They are created by converting the THC in your cannabis into a solvent-like substance. Solvents like propane, hexane, ethanol, and CO2 can be used for this process.
You can make wax hash at home using a solvent like CO2. The CO2 extraction process is a manual process. This is done in several steps using a series of equipment and special tools.
Though the process is very complex, the method of making wax or shatter hash is similar to that of making butane hash. CO2 is put in a closed system and it is then heated up to very high temperatures. This causes CO2 to evaporate and turn into a gas.
The CO2 gas is then put through a system of filters. Which separates it from the other elements of the system. This way, you get a concentrated solution of THC, CO2, and other active compounds.
Making your own hash is a fun and creative way to enjoy a cannabis concentrate. There are different ways to make hash. They all generally fall into two categories: dry sieving hash and wet sieve. Wax and shatter are very potent forms of cannabis and can be made by converting the THC in your cannabis into a solvent-like substance.