It will also depend on whether you’re doing this at a professional level or simply looking to upgrade your personal stash. We hope we’ve provided you with enough information to help you make a decision and get started making your very own hash!
The next step will be to get your bubble bag and wrap it around the top of the bucket so that you can turn it upside down. Find a large, flat, and clean surface. Turn the bucket upside down, transferring all your product and dry ice to the bag. Once you have a safe and tight grip on the bag, shake it on top of your surface. After doing this for a few minutes, you’ll see the surface filled with amber-looking dust. Get a card and scrape it all together. This will be your resin, and it probably looks delicious. To turn it into hash, place in the pollen press and follow the same directions as above.
Keep in mind: Depending on how clean the hands of the person rolling were, you’ll be collecting natural oils and dirt from the person’s skin, along with the cannabinoids and other good stuff. Most likely, however, you won’t taste the difference as the trichomes will dominate in terms of aroma and flavour.
Put your cannabis in the freezer beforehand for a few hours. This will help the trichomes separate from the plant. Place your trim on the screen atop a clean and flat surface. Gently rub the plant material against the screen. All the trichomes will fall on the flat surface below. Do this for as long as you’d like. You should be trying to get at least 10% of the total weight of your trim in trichomes.
You’ll probably have most of the materials for this one at home, but you’ll also need a silkscreen. Put your trim into a blender and add water until it covers your greens. Add plenty of ice and blend for around a minute.
Flat screening is also a relatively easy method, but you’ll be needing a silkscreen. The smaller the perforations are on it, the purer your hash will be. It’ll depend on whether you’re looking for quantity or quality.
Hand rolling is a process that normally occurs as a consequence of handling large amounts of cannabis buds and trim while harvesting. Basically, trichomes will stick to your hands, eventually forming a noticeable black layer of sticky resin. Once a decent amount of the material has been gathered, you can rub your hands together to form small spheres of hash.
Hashish results from the separation of trichomes from the cannabis plant. Although most trichomes are found on mature cannabis flowers, they can be sourced from all over the plant in smaller concentrations. This is the reason so many growers save their trim; they can extract all the trichomes holding the almighty cannabinoids and terpenes. These trichomes are then used to make edibles, or are pressed/heat-treated to form hash. Until recently, trichomes were referred to as simply “kief”. In fact, kief is technically the swollen crystal formation on the end of trichomes, which appear as microscopic, hair-like glands.
There is no specific amount of trichomes required to make hash this way, but it’s usually best to gather a lot, as they are quite small. Of course, the more trichomes you compress and roll, the more hash you’ll collect.
Thankfully, hash, which can be created in a variety of ways, utilizes these wasted parts and concentrates them into a block of concentrated THC.