Q&A with Jorge
Is there really such a thing as a hash plant? Also I’m not big on supporting Afghanistan so I figured I’d learn how to make my own hash. The problem is I’m picky. I’m only interested in making that nice dark almost Tootsie-roll style hash. Any advice -would be greatly appreciated.
There are several different Hash Plants. Check Sensi Seeds for some good ones. Making your own hash is cool. The important discussion is whether you want to make it dry sieve or wet sieve (Ice Hash). Using cold water extraction will yield twice as much as dry processing. But dry sieve is more aromatic and flavorful. The color and state of the kind of hash you want to make is dry sieved and worked heavily with the hands for several hours once extracted.
To dry sieve you will need several different silk screens stretched across a frame. The screens you will need include the following: 60-70 microns (for Moroccan cannabis and some other sativas), 80-110 microns the most common size range for many quality cannabis strains), 135-150 micron (sieves are necessary to capture the mature resin glands of many well-grown, very resinous strains)
Set one two or three screens up so that you can set cannabis on top and sift it through the screen. The more resin on the plant material, the more resin that will fall through the sieve. Use a credit card to move the cannabis back and forth across the sieve. Exert minimal pressure on the cannabis to coax the highest quality resin through the sieve. The first layer of powder will be the purest. Sieved hash contains more debris than most other methods, but sieving is a simple and inexpensive method to make hash.
Collect the powder below the sieve. Now the resin powder is ready to press into a piece of hash. Pressing generates a little heat which also helps congeal the resin glands and debris together. Work small pieces for 15-30 minutes. Large pieces of more than 10 grams will need to be worked longer.