Written and Fact Checked by: S. Zulfiqar
You’ve probably tried hash and liked it and must be wondering if you can make hash at home. If that’s the case, we’ve got good news for you. By following some simple rules and staying patient, you can make a hash at home.
There are plenty of methods to make homemade hash. We’ve gathered top ways to make the drug but before starting, let’s take a look at what hash is.
Also known as Hashish, the hash is a pretty popular drug that’s prepared by compressing trichomes. Trichomes are tiny transparent particles that live all over the plant. These crystal-like particles are largely found in the flowers of the cannabis plant. The thing that makes these little crystals extremely special is that they are full of THC and CBD. In simple words, these are responsible for the ‘high’ that we feel after we smoke hash as well as the recognizable aroma of this amazing plant.
To further explain the process, the hash is made by picking out the crystals from all over the plant including the stems, leaves, and buds. After processes like heating and pressing form the ever-powerful concentrate of the plant. The colors of the hash vary as its quality varies. The perfect quality hash looks something like a mixture of golden and brown. While not-so-quality hash has a greenish color which indicates that the stuff is “more of the plant” than what’s needed to make hash.
Here is a list of top methods that will answer all your questions regarding how to make a hash.
Traditional Hand Rolling Method
The first method to make a hash is the traditional hand rolling method. It’s considered one of the simplest and the most effective ways of making a hash as it doesn’t require any tools or equipment. This method to date remains the most widely used back in places like Nepal and India.
On the other hand, this is kind of a hard day’s work as this process is pretty time-consuming. But if you’re looking to hash for your personal use, it would suit you the best as this method is ideal for having a small number of yields.
The couple of things you’re going to need for this hand-rolling method are:
- Fresh cannabis buds (using dried cannabis is not recommended)
- A pair of extremely clean hands.
Start by washing your hands with a non-scented soap. You can repeatedly wash them for the most organic results and make sure not to dry them using your usual towel. Let them air dry them out for you.
Grab a bud and make sure to get rid of all the leaves and stems. We would just need the buds.
Place the buds between your hands in such a way that it’s placed right in the center of your two palms.
Now, making sure you’re not applying too much pressure on the little buds and start rolling them in a circular motion.
Soon you’ll be able to notice a dark, thick resin appearing on the insides of your hands and even your fingers. That blackish substance is what you’ll later refer to as a hash. Carefully gather all that hash, first between your hands and then onto some clean surface or parchment paper.
Let it dry for a while before you cut or create your balls of hash. How easy was that?
The second method involves a mechanical drum and is considered the most professional way of making hashish. The mechanical drum consists of a huge silkscreen. When the machine is turned on, the screen starts spinning which causes the crystals (trichomes) to get separated from the rest of the plant and its materials.
This method has a downside to it though. The pollinator drum that’s used for making hash, can cost you a fortune. A normal pollinator drum can cost between $350-400.
If you’re up for buying the drum, we should continue telling you the process. While using this method, here is what you’ll need:
- Trimmed cannabis
- One mechanical drum (pollinator)
According to the people who use this technique, it’s preferred that the trimmed cannabis is put to freeze first. The frozen plant works well with the process.
You start with placing the plant inside the drum and turn on the switch, the drum will take care of the rest. It will spin around to make to plant rub against the screen (silkscreen) that’s placed at the bottom. This process is known to provide highly potent results.
Flat Iron Method
The final method is relatively simpler and less expensive. You’ll be happy to know that your flat iron is not just about straightening your hair. You use it, you can also prepare your hash. How about that?
We’ll start by promising we will not burn our hands or the material we’re planning to create. After that here is a shortlist of supplies we will need:
- One flat iron
- Cannabis flower
- Vegetal paper
Separate the flowers from the plant in small amounts.
Cut the paper in 3×6 inches.
Place a bud in the paper and fold it before you iron the paper for a few seconds, or a few times.
Let it sit for a few seconds before you make contact with it since it might be hot. Open the paper to notice a few dark-colored drops. Those drops would be resin and they appear as a result of squeezing and applying heat to the paper containing the buds.
You can use tweezers and to take the resin away and continue the process for each bud.
Now that you are aware of the top 3 methods of creating your hash at home. You can notice and go through them to find out the one that will suit you better. Or you can give them all a try just so you can get to experience what’s like to make your hash. Give it a shot and find out which process helps you in making the best stuff. Have a great smoky day.
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