Learn how to make hash out of your cannabis, and do it correctly with our guide! If you’ve been a marijuana enthusiast, you’ve probably had hash a time or two; and if you’re new to marijuana and are looking for a potent treat to help out with those aches and pains, hash is probably the way to go.
How To Make Hash Using Water And Ice
Hash, AKA hashish, is basically the trichomes of a marijuana plant that has been formed into a cake or brick of pure crystals. Trichomes, those little white crystals on a bud, are the most potent parts of a marijuana plant, and they are found on leaves and stems, parts of the plant that are not normally smoked. That makes hash a great resource for growers, since they can utilize all pieces of a plant.
The quickest way to make hash is through the blender method. You’ll need:
- Marijuana trimmings
- Paper coffee filter
- Two glass jars
- Cold water
How To Make Cold Water Hash Tutorial
1) Take the trimmings from your plant and put them in the blender until it is half-way full (if you have that much). Put in cold water and a bunch of ice cubes, so that the blender is about 2/3-3/4 full.
2) Use the blender. Power it in for a good 50-60 seconds. When blended right, the concoction should be green and resemble a smoothie.
3) Pour the concoction into a glass jar and let it sit for a minimum of 30 minutes. The trichomes will “settle” in the water and separate from the water.
4) Get the paper coffee filters and set it up over a bowl or cup (or the other jaw). Pour the concoction through the paper filter so that the trichomes and water separate. This is where it gets a little messy, so have patience.
Many people like to “press” their hash into bricks to make it easier to smoke later. You can pour step 4 into a cookie sheet and then flatten it out so that you get smooth bricks, and then break it apart later, or whatever floats your boat! Enjoy!
Note: Hash is also great to cook with, if you break it up and sprinkle it into a recipe so you can avoid that “weedy” texture that sometimes happens with marijuana edibles.