Written and Fact Checked by S. Zulfiqar
If you have tried other things and are looking for something new and exciting, you have come to the right place. Knowing how to make bubble hash is simple. All one has to do is to follow the simplest of rules and they are good to go. Another thing that makes bubble hash special is the fact that it doesn’t involve any risky processes. Plus, it’s such a fun adventure to be able to make special concentrates at home, just like that.
So what is bubble hash and how to make bubble hash at home? These two questions must be running around in your mind.
Bubble hash has a lot of different names. The reason behind this cute name is that when it’s smoked, it forms tiny little bubbles. Just to mention, the formation of small bubbles is one of the ways to test the quality of the product. This popular concentrate has a bunch of other names as well, including:
- Ice hash
- Water hash
There are a ton of pros about making your bubble hash. It is believed that the perceived potency of it is just incredible. And according to people that consume bubble hash, it feels pretty stronger than dry sift or kief. Another great thing about it is that it produces much bigger yields. Let’s not forget that making bubble hash doesn’t involve any ingredients that can cause a fire. It’s also considered much safer to use and enjoy since the extraction process doesn’t require any chemicals as well.
The method of making bubble hash involves the separation and collection of trichomes using ice-cold water. Trichomes are tiny particles that are present all over the plant (cannabis), especially the flowers (buds). Using ice or icy cold water method for agitation is a great and effective way to separate the trichomes from the plant. This procedure allows the trichomes to fall off from the buds that are later collected so that they can be put to better use.
So the word ‘hash’ refers to the collection of trichomes and the ‘bubble’ part is all about the cold water method that is used to extract the resin.
Now you know why it’s called what it’s called, let’s jump to the part where we get to how to make bubble hash at home. Grab a pen to note down the supplies you are going to need:
- Trimmed cannabis
- One container
- Ice cold water (and loads of ice)
- One coffee filter
- One simple sieve
- One large glass bottle
The first step is to put the main ingredient in your container. It is highly recommended to use a glass container for the preparation of bubble hash. Then add your load of ice into the container and shake for about 3-5 minutes.
After mixing it well, allow it to rest for about 15-20 minutes. This will let the tiny particles settle at the bottom of the container.
Right after a few minutes, you will start seeing some tiny sediment touching the bottom of the jar. If you see them, pat yourself on your shoulder because this is an indication that everything is going according to plan. If not, be patient and wait for a while.
Pour about 2/3 of the water out of the jar and into your large water bottle. This process requires a lot of attention. So if you have other things going on in your mind, take a break and come back focused.
While pouring into your bottle, make sure that you’re pouring the water extremely slowly and without shaking the whole container. Ensure that the hash at the bottom of the container is unmoved and remains in the same container.
Add more ice or cold water to the jar till it’s full and let it sit once again. But this time let it rest for only about 3-5 minutes.
Repeat the process of pouring the excess water into the glass bottle, making sure that the tiny particles remain inside the jar. This cleansing process will be responsible for the overall quality of your concentrate. So be patient with the process and stay positive.
For the last time, drain as much water as you possibly can this time, without disturbing the hash. Since now, you will get used to the process, which will help you in making bubble hash the next time. When you think no more water can be drained, grab your coffee filter.
Use the coffee filter to strain all the water and do a little squeezy squeezy to get rid of the excess water. Be gentle in squeezing the filter as you would not want to ruin your bubble hash at this hour when it’s near its completion.
Whatever that’s left now i.e. wet and cold substance would be hash. Now all that’s left for you to do is to dry it, smoke it, and enjoy it.
Now that you’re aware of how to make bubble hash, make sure to follow the procedures because sticking to the rules will guarantee the quality of your product. Try going through the process a few times and you’ll become the master of this recipe because practice is going to make you perfect.
You can use and consume bubble hash in plenty of exciting ways. You can stick to going old school or you can just use vaporizer as that is relatively the safer alternative. Everybody is aware that using vaporizers is far safer for the lungs as compared to other alternatives. When you’re sure about the way of consuming bubble hash, try mixing things up to get more exciting experiences.
However, while consuming bubble hash ensure you’re only taking your recommended dose and not overdoing it. Because we all know what happens when we overdo it and none of us would want that to happen. Try taking a slow start and see what suits you. Gradually build up to your ideal dose so that you can enjoy bubble hash to the fullest.
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