That being said, using dry ice to extract resin will leave you with nothing but the resin itself because it is solventless. The CO2 is used to freeze off the resin, and then turns directly into gas. Your trim/bud never even gets wet! So you can make hash using this method without any additional concern other than careful handling and usage of the dry ice.
So, back to that quote: “The process of hash-making can be divided into two parts – resin collection, and resin preparation.”
In short, preparation makes your hash easier to sell (which we STRONGLY RECOMMEND AGAINST) and easier to use (if you’re somehow reading this 40 years in the past). In other words, it’s completely unnecessary in our case! We’ll save time and effort by skipping any post-processing, and there are no real drawbacks!
Regardless, we’ll stand by that statement, and we’re confident that by the end of this article you’ll be itching to try making some dry ice hash. And we’re even more confident that once you do try making it, you won’t go back to any other method unless someone invents ‘Resin Teleportation™’.
Closeup of 73 Micron hash (most pure – just trichomes)
If you’re going to do just one extraction, I personally would do the 120 (more pure) or 160 (more yield) Micron bags by themselves.
Although not all hash is the same, many types of hash are pretty darn close. Water hash – also called ice hash, bubble hash, gravity(Gumby) hash, and dry ice hash all produce forms of the same product: isolated resin glands. The difference between methods comes down to how the resin is taken off the plant, and how the hash comes out afterward.
Pretty big statement right? It’s even bigger when you consider how seriously people take hashish in today’s world!
What is Hashish (Hash)?
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
We separated the powder into higher and lower quality portions. Photo by Lizzy Fritz.
Cannabis (1 ounce, dry trim or fresh-frozen)
Dry ice—3 pounds, broken up into smaller pieces
Kief is composed of the unpressed glands scraped from dried mature flowers and leaves using a screen. THC, terpenes, other cannibinoids are concentrated in glands that cover many parts of the marijuana plant.
Blonde, dry ice hash beckons all to take a toke. Photo by Lizzy Fritz.
Photo by Lizzy Fritz.
Photo by Lizzy Fritz.
Add 3 lb of dry ice—it should be ice cube size or smaller. Let the mixture cool for 2 minutes.
Repeat the process using the 220-micron bag and collect the kief.
A cheap, simple way to concentrate cannabinoids, dry ice is the fastest way to turn trash into gold.