How Does a Freeze Dryer Work?
Freeze dryers have grown in popularity in recent years, as solventless extraction artists are constantly improving on the quest to produce the world’s best bubble hash. For commercial and craft producers alike, freeze dryers present the most optimum solution to quickly and thoroughly dry fresh ice water hash. For decades, other methods have been successfully used to dry wet bubble hash, but in terms of overall quality and terpene preservation freeze dryers offer a better solution than the other approaches.Read more
What Is the Best Environment for Hang Drying Cannabis Flowers?
There’s more to cannabis cultivation than simply growing high quality flowers from premium genetics. After plants are grown to full maturity and the flowers are carefully harvested, drying remains a key piece of the puzzle that allows the buds to reach their full potential. Drying is a make or break process that can raise your cannabis to trophy-level status or actually diminish its therapeutic value. Without proper drying techniques, the best flowers from the best genetics will fall short of delivering the optimum effects.Read more
What Is the Purpose of Aging Bubble Hash?
The transformations in bubble hash that take place over time seem magical, in part because a scientific understanding of what’s happening, and why, still isn’t clear. Texture, taste, and smell of hash change as the product ages, and there are certain things that a hashishin can do to allow the passage of time to enhance instead of degrade. The goal of aging bubble hash is comparable to aging wine or whiskey. An 18 year old scotch is more desirable than a 2-year. It becomes smoother and more mellow over time, yet also more complex and intriguing to the senses.Read more
How To Cure Cannabis Flowers
Curing is the process of slowly reducing moisture content in cannabis flowers within a controlled environment over multiple weeks or months. Although curing involves the evaporation of water content from cannabis, it’s not the same thing as the initial drying process which takes place immediately after harvest. First cannabis is harvested, then it’s hung to dry, then it’s cured. But what are the benefits to curing cannabis flowers, and is it always necessary?Read more
How Long to Mix Cannabis and Ice Water for Washing Bubble Hash
Washing hash involves mixing ice water and cannabis material together in order to separate trichome heads and isolate them through a series of mesh filter bags. The same material can be washed multiple times, and for varying lengths of time with each round of washing. The length of washing time impacts the number of trichomes released from the material, as well as the amount of plant contaminant that may end up in your hash.Read more
How To Harvest Cannabis for Peak Trichome Ripeness
In order to enjoy the fullest potential of what the cannabis plant has to offer, it’s important to harvest when its flowers are producing the maximum amount of therapeutic compounds. If the flowers are harvested too early, many of the beneficial compounds exist only in their precursor forms or in underwhelming amounts. If harvested too late, the cannabinoid content may begin to decrease or convert into compounds with less desirable effects. Therefore, harvesting at peak ripeness is keyRead more
What Causes Color Differences in Rosin?
Light color is a positive indicator of quality in the world of solventless cannabis extracts. Off white with a slightly golden hue, like a very light honey, conveys the purity of a concentrate made up almost entirely of fresh resin heads. A light color demonstrates a lack of plant contaminants, which is always the goal in creating solventless extracts. What else can color differences tell us about rosin? There are multiple variables that can impact the color of rosin.Read more
What Are the Benefits of Whipping Rosin?
Whipping rosin is a common practice, yet it’s also a point of contention in the solventless community. Some extractors whip rosin to stabilize an otherwise unstable product, willingly sacrificing some terpene content for an unchanging consistency. Others refuse to intentionally modify fresh rosin, opting instead to preserve rosin in its natural and potentially shape-shifting form. What does it mean to whip rosin?Read more
How To Make Cannabis Gummies
Infused edibles have been getting better and better in recent years thanks to favorable regulatory environments, endless creativity, and constant innovation in the cannabis industry. Today, gummies are one of the most popular types of cannabis edibles available. Gummies are a type of soft, chewy jelly candies that come in all kinds of shapes and sizes commonly seen as small teddy bears, worms, or simple squares. Their gelatin base makes them a perfect candy to create and customize easily from your home kitchen.Read more
What Is Tissue Culture Propagation?
Tissue culture propagation is a way to copy and preserve cannabis genetics, similar to traditional cloning methods in some ways but different in others. Tissue culture propagation, or TC, is a technique that involves cutting small pieces of plant tissue and placing it in meticulously controlled growing environments where both roots and stems can develop. Essentially, TC is like growing cannabis in a test tube. The process looks more like something you’d see in a scientific lab rather than a greenhouse. Dedication to cleanliness and attention to detail are both prerequisites to a successful micropropagation program.Read more
What Is Ice Nucleation in Fresh Frozen Cannabis?
Like humans, living cannabis plants are composed mostly of water. At around 80% of their total weight, water accounts for the bulk of a cannabis plant’s biomass. After harvest, water slowly evaporates during the drying and curing process. But cannabis doesn’t have to be air dried in preparation for hash production. Fresh frozen cannabis has become the predominant source material for creating bubble hash and hash rosin. Freezing cannabis immediately after harvest allows us to capture and preserve the high terpene content that’s present in the living plantRead more
Why Does Ice Water Change Colors When Washing Hash?
Cannabis material that’s properly washed for bubble hash often imparts a cloudy appearance in the wash due to thousands of trichome heads released into the ice water and cannabis mixture. It’s common to see an off-white color in the hash water, indicative of the resin that’s been effectively separated and left suspended in the water. In addition to the cloudy, creamy look of hash water, a greenish hue is also common. Green water is a sign of plant contamination and an early indicator that the quality of your hash may be compromised.Read more
How To Make a Bucket Stacking System for Washing Bubble Hash
✅ Updated 7/18/21 When it comes to visualizing the process of washing bubble hash, a series of filter bags stacked one inside of the next is likely one of the first images that comes to mind. These filter bags, or bubble hash wash bags, are where all the magic happens. The sequence of nylon filters, arranged from largest to smallest in pore size, allows solventless extractors to isolate and collect mature trichome heads which compose the highest quality of bubble hash. Fitting the bubble hash wash bags together in sequence within a 5-gallon work bucket provides an effective and convenient configuration for hash production.Read more
Best Tips To Reduce Stress on Your Back While Washing Hash
For the passionate hash maker, washing bubble hash is normally a labor of love. But there’s no escaping the hard work required for a solid day of ice water extraction. In contrast to pressing rosin, washing hash can be physically taxing. Lifting and holding water-filled wash bags in suspension while they drain is one of the most difficult aspects of the job. There’s also the matter of hunching over your work bucket, scooping and lifting ice, and pouring water. With potentially dozens of repetitions in a day, and hundreds over the course of a weekRead more
Top 10 Hash Rosin Pressing Tips
In the pursuit of utmost purity and potency combined with mouth-watering flavor and deeply therapeutic effects, solventless extractors producing premium grade hash rosin reside at the forefront of cannabis industry achievement. What makes hash rosin so special is its unadulterated representation of the cannabis plant’s most valued qualities. It is the concentrated essence of the healing power of cannabis. And with the right material, equipment, and process, anyone can consistently craft this coveted cannabis extract.Read more
Average Bubble Hash Washing Yields
Bubble hash is one of the cleanest and most versatile of all solventless cannabis concentrates. Made with just cannabis, ice water, and a series of filter bags, bubble hash is relatively easy to produce with minimal equipment and processing time. Bubble hash, or ice water hash as it’s also called, can be enjoyed by itself or used as starting material for hash rosin production. When cannabis material is mixed with ice and water, the resin glands which abound on quality cannabis are broken away from the plant left suspended in the ice water mixture. These resin glands, or trichome heads, are then filtered out of the water using a set of filter screens known as bubble hash washing bags.Read more
Top 10 Rosin Warm Curing Tips
Warm curing is known to bring about some drastic changes in the texture and consistency of rosin. A variety of the Jar Tech Method of curing rosin, warm curing involves placing rosin into a sealed glass jar and exposing it to heat for several days. It doesn’t require any specialty equipment, even an oven will work just fine. But there are a few helpful tips to keep in mind when going for the warm curing approach. Warm curing follows most of the same principles as cold curing, but it leverages the power of heat to bring about changes in the look and feel, and even the taste, of rosin.Read more
Top 20 Best Tips for Washing Hash
Although hashish is an ancient form of solventless cannabis concentrate, the process of mixing ice water and cannabis flowers to produce it, the technique known as washing hash, is still a recent innovation. It wasn’t until the late 1980’s and early 90’s that the first hash runs were made by stirring together cold water and cannabis plant material, and gathering the resin as it separated from the rest of the material and settled to the bottom of a collection vessel. Later iterations of the process involved a series of filter screens to isolate and collect trichome heads from the slurry of ice water and cannabis.Read more