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
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
What is Delta-8 THC?
If you’re keeping a pulse on the cannabis industry landscape, then it’s likely that Delta-8 THC has made its way onto your radar. Delta-8, or D8 as it’s also called, is a close cousin of the cannabis plant’s most preeminent cannabinoid, Delta-9 THC. While D8 may only vary slightly in molecular structure from its analog Delta-9, it delivers a uniquely enjoyable experience with meaningful therapeutic value.Read more
How Many Times Can I Wash Cannabis for Bubble Hash?
Cannabis material requires multiple rounds of washing and filtering to fully realize its potential during the ice water extraction process. Rarely will cannabis dump all it’s resin glands in just the first wash. 5-10 rounds of washing is not uncommon to fully process a single batch of material, and even then it’s possible that some medicine is left behind. So how many times can you really wash a single batch of material for bubble hash?Read more
The History of Bubble Hash
The method of using cold water to extract trichome heads is still a relatively recent innovation, especially if you consider that hash in one form or another is an ancient cannabis concentrate. Neolithic humans were likely the first to discover cannabis concentrates in the form of hand-rubbed hash, or Charas, as it’s been called in the modern era. While picking through mature cannabis flowers for edible seeds, the sticky resin would have gathered onto the fingertips of these early foragers.Read more
Hydraulic vs Pneumatic Rosin Presses
Hydraulic Rosin Presses and Pneumatic Rosin Presses are both common in rosin extraction, and equally capable of producing premium quality rosin. But what sets them apart, and how do they actually work? Both hydraulic and pneumatic presses operate on the same basic principles. Pressure is generated within the press itself, and applied as force through a driving ram into the rosin plates. In the squeezing together of the rosin plates, pressure is generated within the cannabis source material. This pressure combines with heat from the plates to create the outflow of rosin, the prize of our endeavors.Read more
How To Build The Ultimate Bubble Hash Washing Room
Creating the ideal environment for Ice Water Extraction requires thoughtfulness and planning. A well-designed Bubble Hash Wash Room makes the process smooth and efficient for the extractor while preserving the most valued qualities of cannabis trichomes. As the saying goes, most of our success is made in the preparation. The intention put into designing your extraction space will shine through in your final product. With the right equipment in the right environment, ice water extraction can feel less like a chore and more like a labor of love.Read more
What Is Rosin Sauce?
In the broad world of cannabis concentrates, the term “Sauce” generally refers to a type of extract that’s created using a closed-loop system along with the solvent BHO (butane). Sauce has a sticky, runny consistency that’s characterized by both crystal-like clumps and liquid golden goodness. One look at a gooey glob of sauce and you’ll see by the appearance where it gets its name. These alternate consistencies are the result of the separation of the major cannabinoids and terpenes present in high amounts in quality cannabis material. While BHO is effective at isolating and separating these various componentsRead more
The Ultimate Guide To Dry Sift
Dry Sift Hash is one of the simplest forms of hash to create. It requires minimal equipment and processing input, yet it has the potential to stand beside Bubble Hash as a quality solventless source material for rosin. But just because making Dry Sift Hash is simple, that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily easy. Especially if superior quality is your aim. Sifting dried and cured cannabis material allows us to separate and isolate trichome heads from their stalksRead more
Hot Pressing vs Cold Pressing Rosin
Heat is one of the key ingredients that makes pressing rosin possible. While pressure is also needed to promote the flow of rosin between heated rosin plates, it’s the high temperatures that allow cannabis trichomes to liquefy in a way that we can isolate them for collection. An understanding of ideal temperature ranges, and ability to control the temperature within those ranges during extraction, are must-haves in the extractor’s toolkit. The right amount of heat needed to press quality rosin depends largely on the type of source material being pressed.Read more
How To Test Starter Material Before Washing Bubble Hash
✅ Updated 10/19/21 The flowers we want for ice water extraction produce high concentrations of both cannabinoids and terpenes within an abundance of terpenes covering the buds. Not all cannabis cultivars make good candidates for hash production. Strains that produce lots of terpenes and high levels of THC don’t always have the characteristics to make great starter material for ice water extraction.Read more
Lipids, Fats, and Waxes in Rosin
✅ Updated 1/4/22 Lipids are a diverse group of compounds found in both plant and animal cells, providing long-term energy storage and protective insulation. Lipids are hydrocarbons composed of only two elements: hydrogen and carbon. They’re also hydrophobic, which means they are insoluble in water. Fats, oils, waxes, phospholipids, and steroids are all various types of lipids. The cannabis plant produces a variety of lipids, which make their way into rosin. Their presence comes through in the flavorRead more
Why Is Pheno-Hunting Important for Rosin?
✅ Updated 12/28/20 The search for an ideal specimen of any given cannabis cultivar, or strain, is known as Pheno-hunting. The term “Pheno-hunting” comes from the word phenotype, which is the set of observable characteristics of an individual plant. These characteristics, such as bud structure, trichome production, terpene content, etc. are the result of the unique interaction between environment and genetics. While individual plants of a particular cultivar each carry the same basic genetic code, those geneticsRead more