We are all looking for different things when it comes to our preferred form of cannabis but for most of us, that something is THC. Whether it's the psychoactive or medicinal aspects of THC we're after, bubble hash brings something special to the cannabis party.
In this blog, we'll take a look at what makes bubble hash so special, how to make it, and what are the best ways to consume bubble hash.
What is Bubble Hash?
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Bubble Hash got you.
The art of bubble hash is a highly refined form of cannabis extraction that allows for the production of high quality hash without any additional solvents. Hash is made from the trichomes (resin glands) of the cannabis plant and other parts of the plant that are removed during processing.
The THC content of this strain ranges from 30-60% which indicates powerful effects. Since cold temperatures are used during extraction to preserve terpenes, bubble hash is one of the most aromatic and flavorful extracts that can be made.
How is Bubble Hash Made?
When it comes to making hash, the bubble hash method is one of the most popular. Trichomes are removed from cannabis buds using an ice water bath, forming a sticky substance.
So, before we get into the nitty-gritty of how to make bubble hash, let's first talk about how bubble hash is made.
Trichome separation is a process that involves separating the trichomes from the plant matter. In order to separate trichomes from plant matter, you must use water and ice to wash away the unwanted material so that only resin glands remain behind.
Make sure that the water is as cold as possible—ideally, sub-zero temperatures or lower. The colder the water, the more brittle and fragile your trichomes will become, which means they'll be easier to break off from the plant matter.
When this is done, the plant matter will float while its trichomes settle into a system of filter bags below.
Separating the remaining plant material from your kief is a simple process. To begin, use a bubble bag to separate your kief from the plant matter. You stack these bags on top of each other, making sure the mesh size decreases as you go lower.
Microns are used to measure screen sizes, with the smaller, finer screens at the bottom. This permits the kief to become purer as it travels through the bags. The first bag contains your plant matter, which should be discarded or saved for cooking.
Because of this, the quality of the kief you collect from each bag will become progressively better.
Drying is a key part of the bubble hash-making process, but it's not as simple as just letting your hash sit around in a dark room until it's dry. You can dry bubble hash through air drying, cold room method, or freeze drying.
But, freeze-drying is the best way to dry bubble hash.Even in cannabis preservation, freeze-drying is considered one of the best methods for preserving the most flavor and quality of your cannabis. This is because it leaves no moisture in the product and preserves all of the terpenes and cannabinoids found in the plant matter used for making bubble hash. Also, it doesn't affect the taste value, making it an ideal way to dry bubble hash without losing any potency or flavor.
How to Make Bubble Hash at Home?
You know the best part of ganja? It's not just the high. It's also the stuff you can make out of it.
If you've ever tried making Bubble Hash at home, you know that it's as much fun as it is simple. All you need is a few ingredients, some time, and a little patience.
Here are some tips for making your own Bubble Hash, so you can enjoy the process as much as its end result:
Step 1: Prepare your materials.
Remember that the material you use for making Bubble Hash is just as important as the process itself. The quality of your materials will affect the quality of your final product.
If you're going to make Bubble Hash, you'll need:
- Dried cannabis flowers
- 8-10 pounds of ice
- 5-gallon bucket or bubble hash washing machines
- Micron bags
- Cold water
- Electric drill mixer
Step 2: Assemble the bags.
First, prepare your micron bags. Note that your micron bags should be of different sizes to accommodate the different grades of hash that you'll produce. Then prepare your 5-gallon bucket on a flat surface or in an area with plenty of space.
Putting the bags in the gallon, you should line up the bags in descending order from largest to smallest. For example, if you have a 25-micron bag, a 73-micron bag, a 160-micron bag, and a 220-micron bag, then you should assemble them in descending order from largest to smallest in the gallon.
Step 3: Combine the ingredients.
Once you've assembled the bags, it's time to get down to business. Ice should fill your 5-gallon bucket to about 1/4 full. Next, pour your cannabis flower into the bucket and shake it to disseminate the herb as evenly as possible. Then fill the bucket 3/4 full with cold water.
Step 4: Mix!
Blend the mixture with your electric drill mixer for about 20 minutes, until the water takes on a beige color. After this, allow the mixture to settle for another 20 to 30 minutes.
Step 5: Remove the bag on top of the bucket.
The bag on top of the bucket is a simple strainer that allows you to remove any large pieces of plant matter. Next is remove excess liquid from the bag by squeezing it as hard as you can. But don't throw away the discarded flower because you can still use it for making edibles.
Step 6: Continue the extraction process.
In order to continue the extraction process, gradually pull out the 160-micron bag and let the water slowly drain out on its own. Once the water's gone, you'll see wet, chunky material left behind. Using your spoon, scrape the bag until you collect all of this wet kief.
Repeat these same steps for all the remaining bags. Now that all of your kief has been collected, it's time to dry it!
How Can Bubble Hash Ehance Your Experience?
Bubble hash, is without a doubt, one of the purest forms of extraction among others. It may not have the strongest concentrate, but it’s definitely one of the most potent forms of extract because of the variety of terpenes it contains.
So, how can bubble hash improve your cannabis experience?
Here are some of the benefits:
Aromatic and flavorful.
Since cold temperatures are used during extraction to preserve terpenes, bubble hash has a very strong aroma and flavor profile. So, enjoy this unique experience with your favorite strain.
Bubble Hash offers a "high" that will take you to new heights...
Because it contains no solvent, bubble hash is more euphoric than most strains. In addition to this, some users also report that they feel no ill effects the next day after consuming bubble hash compared with feeling hungover when they consume other forms of cannabis. The reason for this is that it mainly consists of THC, and has no solvent residue.
It's easy as pie!
You can do it yourself and it's really not that hard. All you need is a bucket, ice, dried cannabis flower, bags, and an electric drill mixer. Just follow the steps above and you'll be able to make your own bubble hash at home.
Give Bubble Hash a Try!
There is no doubt that hash-making is anart that takes time, patience and a lot of practice to master. Not only it extracts safely and effectively the cannabinoids and terpenes from cannabis, but it also preserves the plant’s delicate aromas and flavors.
If you are looking for a fun, creative way to spend your weekend or just want to try something new, give hash making a try!