It seems like someone’s tempted to get the ultimate hash high! Are you the one looking to make hash from kief but not sure how to do it exactly? No worries, folks! Hop in to learn everything about making hashish from your stash of potent crystalline kief trichomes.
Almost every cannabis user has once considered obtaining hash from the stalked resin glands. While hash is a concentrated form of
If you are a newbie, you might not know all the jargon about cannabis byproducts and preparations. So, let’s first understand what hash (or hashish) is.
What is Hash?
If you already know about hashish, you can jump to the next section to learn various methods of making perfect and potent hash.
The cannabis plant contains many different parts- buds, stem branches, cola, stalks, fan leaves, and pistils. When you grow female cannabis strains, you will receive a yield of dried flowers that most people use to smoke or make edibles.
When you rub weed kief by hand or through any tool, you will get a brick, pill, or cake-like structure of sticky trichomes, and that’s what we call hash.
To cut a long story short, hashish is a concentrated form of cannabis kief (also known as keef, weed dust, or dried resin).
While you break down your buds with weed grinders, the kief catcher collects dried resin powder at the bottom chamber, screened through the pollen screen.
As kief has abundant terpenes and cannabinoids, it can be used to sprinkle on your blunts, prepare various edibles, or even make hash.
While many people use buds for smoking pot, there’s a whole group of people who use cannabis exclusively to enjoy hashish. Like marijuana buds, hash has been widely used among users for thousands of years.
What Makes Hash So Special?
When you extract trichomes from the cannabis plant, you can easily convert them into a solid or semi-solid structure of hashish.
As hashish is a more concentrated form of marijuana, consuming it can make you incredibly high. That’s the primary specialty that makes hash unique from other weed preparations.
The main reason we get high after smoking weed is because of cannabinoids, primarily THC. Now you can imagine the high that is rendered after smoking a slice of pure trichomes.
In short, an absolutely stellar experience!
Consuming a high concentration of THC rolled in a joint can render extremely potent effects that can be too hard to handle for beginners.
Most popular weed strains clock in between 15-25% THC. Furthermore, some expert geneticists have even found a way to breed the strongest marijuana strains with above 25% THC, and the THC level can go as high as 40%!
Now’s the exciting part—
On the flip side, hashish can hold around 70% THC (or CBD) concentration, depending on the weed strain used to form the hash cake. The figure can also reach up to even 90% or more!
But you got to believe me because that’s the reason why people are crazy about hash. The significant increment in hash potency sets it apart from other cannabis consumption methods.
Not only does hash render psychedelic effects, but it also offers significant relief from chronic body pains and aches.
How To Make Hash From Kief?
You can make hash with tons of different techniques- some are complex, some are pretty easy. Some methods need various equipment, while some simple ways need no tools.
After all, it’s all about compressing weed resins until they become solid but soft blocks. Let’s explore some of the popular methods of converting kief into hash.
Method #1: Dry Ice or Bubble Hash
It’s the purest and solventless method of making top-quality hash. This process needs dry ice, so many people would call it Dry Ice Hash. Here’s how you can make it.
Things you need:
- Dry ice
- Bubble mesh bags
- ATM card or any other similar type of card
- Pollen press (optional)
Steps of making hash by a Dry Ice Bubble method:
Put your grind buds and dry ice into a bucket. Shake the mixture for a couple of minutes so trichomes would fall off.
Use the bubble bag to wrap around the bucket. Further, turn it upside down to get everything into the bubble bag.
It’s time to shake the bucket for around five minutes, and you will see the surface filled with resin dust.
Furthermore, you can use your swipe card to get the resin together. If you don’t have a credit card, you can use any other rigid sheet.
Now that you collect the resin together, you can use the best pollen press to convert the material into potent hash pucks.
Method #2: Rolling and Heating
When you collect enough kief after grinding your buds, you can use this loose kief powder to make hash by a rolling method.
Things you need:
- Rolling pin
Steps of making hash by a Rolling & Heating method:
Take your cardboard and cut it into two equal pieces of the size you want for your hash block.
Use your plastic wrap to cover the board pieces tightly. To do that, you can fold and press one end and cut the other end. It will make a cozy room to place your kief powder.
Now, fill your resins into this bag and close it by folding. Then, use wet paper to roll some layers over this bag.
It’s time to put this wrap in a skillet. Set the lowest possible temperature to heat the skillet. Now you need to flip the wrap repeatedly. It will make the paper dry, so you need to moisten it. Do it for 2-3 minutes in such a way that the plastic wrap doesn’t melt.
Now, put this wrap on a hard surface, remove the rolling pin, and roll out your wrap as hard as possible. Besides, you can frequently roll in and roll out the wrap with pressure to get the best result. By now, your hash roll will be ready.
Slowly remove the paper and wraps to take your hash block out. Your hash block will be soft at this stage, so you can use a mold to give it the shape of your preference.
This method will take around 15 minutes, and you will get your potent slice of hashish.
Method #3: Hot Iron Hash
It’s another simple method of turning your kief into hash. All you need is heating and pressing correctly. Here’s how you can make hash from kief by using a Hot Iron method.
Things you need:
- Kief powder
- Parchment paper
- Towel or cloth
Steps of making hash by a Hot Iron method:
Spill your trichome powder on parchment paper, and make a thick layer of half an inch. Now, turn the iron on at the lowest heating temperature setting.
Fold the paper into half such that it covers your kief pile. Besides, you can also fold it several times and pack the entire material. Place this packet on any hard surface and put a cloth over the kief pack.
Apply pressure on the cloth with a hot iron for 3 to 4 seconds only, and pull up the iron immediately. Now, wait for 5 seconds. Do not overheat to avoid burning your precious kief.
Flip the parchment paper and repeat the same process. You can do this whole “flipping & ironing” process 10 to 15 times.
Uncover the parchment paper and check the progress. If it needs more pressing and heating, you can repeat the same process for a while. Finally, you will get an excellent hot hash cake.
Method #4: Shoe Hash
If you are wondering about the title, yes, this method involves working with your shoes! It is one of the easiest methods of making hashish. Whether you accumulate a small amount of kief power or have plentiful of it, the shoe method works excellently for producing hash.
Things you need:
- Kief powder
- A cellophane or parchment paper
- A person who likes walking! (the heavier, the better)
- A pair of hard-soled shoes that fits that person
Steps of making hash by a Shoe Pressing method:
Place your trichome powder in a microwave for 15 seconds. Heating kief before pressing can give you pure hash.
Securely seal your kief material in a cellophane or parchment paper. Wrap the material several times so it doesn’t fall off. Do not use a plastic bag as hash gets messy with it.
Shake the bag well, and use tape to stop the package from unfolding. Punch a pinhole through the packaging, and it will allow the trapped air to escape through the hole.
Place the wrapped pack inside your hard-soled shoe heel.
Now’s the fun part! You can now start walking, and you will feel your weed kief being crushed within your shoe, turning it into hash! If you usually walk for approximately 15 minutes straight, your hash slab will most probably be ready.
Now you got the perfect formula to make shoe hash!
Many would avoid this method for a psychological reason as they need to put their favorite sticky plant material in their shoes. But rest assured that if you seal the bag well, there won’t be any direct contact between legs and herb.
Method #5: Pressing Kief By Hand Method
It’s the simplest method of making hash from kief. You won’t need any tool to perform this method. All you need is a pair of hands and some energy to press it!
Steps of making hash by a Hand Pressing method:
Take a few grams of fresh kief that fit conveniently in your palm.
Rub your palms against each other, or use a thumb to rub on the palm for about 10 to 15 minutes. If the kief is dry, it may take more time to stick together.
Note: If the kief is dry and won’t stick properly, use paper towels, wetted newspaper, or cloth to wrap and seal your kief to heat it mildly. This way, your kief material can stick together after rubbing and making solid pieces will be easier.
Benefits of Making Hash
While buds and kief can be rolled in blunt wraps, hashish is no different, and you can also smoke it. However, you will see a noticeable difference in burning and effects.
On the other hand, consuming pure hash is not recommended. Instead, you can mix it with your crushed buds before rolling a joint. Consequently, it will burn well and give you excellent effects.
Turning your buds into hash is a great way to preserve potent resin glands for a long time. Interestingly, it’s easy to make hash even with your household items.
While professionals make has in a lab for large-scale production, individuals have been making it using old-school, simple techniques.
If you crave potency, making hash is a great way to achieve that goal instead of smoking regular buds. The process is straightforward, and even you can do it easily.
Different Ways of Consuming Hashish
As we discussed earlier, the hash is versatile stuff that you can consume by different methods. Here are some of the popular ways of using hashish.
- Fusing your crushed buds with hash and fill it in your bong or pipe can give you a pleasant smoking experience.
- Take tobacco out of a cigarette, mix it evenly with hash, roll the mixture again, and smoke it.
- You can grind your marijuana buds and sprinkle some hash upon it to fill that mixture in blunt wraps to smoke.
- You can make butter cookies, oils, or other edibles by fusing them with hash.
- Making whole-bud cannabis cigars, called Thai Stick Cigars, is another popular method of smoking weed. And, you can use your hash in the preparation of Thai Sticks.
- Vaping is another widespread method that many users prefer to get the euphoric effects.
- Last but not least, you can make weed moonrocks by sprinkling hash on your dried cannabis buds. You can use this coated nugget to roll joints.
The Best Way to Store Hashish
When you put your precious time preparing hash, you must have prepared more hash than you can consume in one sitting. So the question is: “how do you store your hash for a long time?“
You might bother about a slight deterioration in hash potency over time, and you may want to store it for days or even months. However, if you keep it properly, you can be sure to keep the flavor and potency of your hash intact.
You can shape your hash however you like- balls, bricks, bars, or pucks.
Furthermore, I recommend everyone to use a transparent glass container with a lid. Do not use colored plastic bottles or corrosive metal cans as the deteriorating elements may get mixed with hash, thus diminishing the quality of your hashish.
Apart from that, it’s worth noting that moisture, heat, oxygen, and light could also destroy the potency of your hash. Hence, keep your stash away from these elements.
When it comes to storing hash, you can use a frost-free freezer. Subsequently, it’s also essential to keep it away from direct sunlight as the outer hash layer could lose its potency.
FAQs on Making Hash from Kief:
What are the benefits of consuming hash?
Hash has almost all the benefits that marijuana buds offer. As it’s a potent substance, you can get absolute euphoria that can provide you relief from chronic pain, nausea, and insomnia.
Is hash legal?
Hashish is not legal in many countries including the USA and UK.