How to Make Hash, or Hashish
What is Hashish? (hash·eesh) A purified resin prepared from the flowering tops of the female cannabis plant and smoked or chewed as a narcotic or an intoxicant.
Hashish consists of the tetrahydrocannabinol-rich resinous material from the female flowers of the cannabis plant, which is collected, dried, and then compressed. Pieces are then broken off, placed in pipes, joints or hookahs and smoked. Since THC is fat-soluble, it is also possible to dissolve hashish in butter used for cooking. The Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan, and Afghanistan are the main sources of hashish. The THC content of hashish that reached the United States, where demand is limited, averaged 6 percent in the 1990s.
I will provide you with some techniques on how to make hash from extracting the Resin, please do these at your own risk. I will not be responsible for any burns and stupidness!
How to Make Hash 1 - Pollen/Powder Compression
How to Make Hash Technique 2 - Solvent Extracted
Making Hash Technique 3 - Simple Effective Technique by ~finga~
Hash Technique 1
Get a LOT of female plants that have grown all the way and may even contain seeds. Make sure they are absolutely dry by hanging them in a shed for some weeks. Now take off All the leaves that are bigger than 1/2 inch. You end up with just a stem with some buds sitting on it. Now strip off the buds into a container. (BTW, Hash (moroccan style) consitsts EXCLUSIVELY of the pressed grains of resin that are sitting on top of tiny resin glands that are most abundant on the leaves surrounding the seeds, or flowers. when the plant is dry this resin hardens to form a very small particle, called "pollen" which is not actual pollen however.)
So now youve got all the clean buds start crushing them over a kitchen sieve (mesh size about 0.5 mm). The seeds and stems will stay on top of the sieve. "Grind" the leaves gently through the sieve. You end up with a sort of powdered leaves. Be sure that the thin skins that surround the seeds are included in this result, because they contain most of the resin glands. You may repeat this process using a sieve with an even smaller mesh size (0.25 mm). Then take a cloth with the appropriate "mesh size" and rub the powder you have already got over this cloth. In the ideal case, only the finestt particles pass through the cloth and will ill consist only of tiny grains of resin. Now take this powder and wrap it into a sheet of kitchen plastic foil. Now press this "package" between a few logs of wood.
The result is a sheet of hashisch. If the sheet falls apart again you've got too much leafy stuff in between the resine. Try a cloth with a smaller mesh size the next time. This procedure is only advised when you have so much weed to spare that you don't possibly smoke it all in a year.
How to Make Hash Technique 2
How to make hash with a basic solvent-extracted technique from dried leaves or dried buds:
Take dried marijauna and crush it up into a fine powder.
Put the powder in a jar with 100% pure Isopropyl alcohol, so the alcohol covers the powder.
Soak in a dark place for anywhere from a couple of hours to a few days.
Pour the mixture through a screen onto a glass plate. A fine kitchen strainer or gold coffee filter work well.
Evaporate the liquid carefully. This can be done either by letting it sit out in a warm place or by heating it up. If you're going to heat it, be careful...it's flammable. Do it someplace with good ventalation, preferably near a kitchen exhaust fan that blows outside.
Scrape up the tar with a razor blade or spatula. Try to choose a pan or bowl that won't be harmed by a razor (glass?).
If it is too sticky, add a little dry powder till it attains the consistancy of silly putty. Work it over and over. This seems to make it bind together. Practice makes perfect.
Use in any way you'd normally use hash!
This is better than any imported hash I've ever found. Burns slow at a low temp, so I think you get more THC. It makes a little pot last longer. I know people who go through a half an ounce weekly smoking the bulk material, a quarter will last a week if extracted. A different high altogether, light and trippy. Kind bud makes a gold tar and is SOOOO sweet!!!
Making Hash Technique 3
The simplest yet most effective way I have found to make hashish is as follows,
First get a metal grinder. Now ideally you are going to want a sturdy metal grinder preferably magnetized. when you put the weed into the grinder trim off excess stems and pick out the seeds. Take the remaining plant material and put it in the grinder, twist it 1-2 times both directions. Now place the grinder in the freezer for approx 10 minutes, this will snap freeze the buds, allowing them to release their trichome crystals.
Then grind the weed as you normally would tapping the grinder on your palm lightly. This will make the trichome crystals drop through the screen in the grinder. Now at this point you need to make a note of the color of the fine powder that's coming through the screen. This should be either a reddish color, or a tan blondish color. Now if you are getting a powder that is greenish in color don't fear just start over grinding more weed, and take that powder and tap it out into a cellophane wrapper, like a cigarette pack cellophane. Fold the cellophane wrapper around the powder tightly and neatly, in doing this we are compacting the carbon based trichomes. When you have a sizable amount, approx 2 tablespoons fold the powder up neatly and very tightly in the cellophane wrapper.
The next thing you are going to do is take the packet you just made and wrap it inside a piece of newspaper like its a Xmas present. 2-3 layers should be good. Now heat your oven to 200 degrees. While the oven is heating up run cold tap water profusely on the newspaper packet. let it get a lot of moisture on the paper that is what is going to steam the powder into a hardened hash form. Now once it's saturated sufficiently you can wrap it up in a layer of aluminum foil dull side in, and then you are going to put it in the oven once it is heated to 200 degree. Leave it on one side for 3 minutes then flip it for 3 more minutes. Take it out and roll it with a rolling pin for 1-2 minutes, then run it under cold water and place it back in the oven. This time leave it for 5 minutes on each side.Take it out put it on a hard non-meltable surface, and roll it for about 4 minutes switching sides periodically.
Now the fun part open the package up carefully, there should be a green film on the cellophane wrapper. that is a sign of success, if you don't see that check to make sure the oven was on. By the way I suggest setting the oven to broil, it heats whatever is in the oven more evenly. If you don't see that green film go back wrap it all back up and re-cook it till the color darkens its consistency hardens and condenses to almost a tar state. Break it open and check out the cooked center of the bar of hash. Do what you will with it from there. Be it time to smoke it however, I would personally suggest either in a glass bowl on top of weed, or in a water bong loaded with ice cubes..
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