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How to smoke bubble hash

What is hash and how is it consumed?

Hash, short for hashish, is a cannabis product made by isolating trichomes from the cannabis plant and then pressing them into a solid substance. Because this substance is made out of only trichomes—the part of the cannabis plant containing cannabinoids and terpenes—it is much more potent than regular cannabis flowers. Depending on the type of cannabis plant being used and the preparation technique, hash can range in texture and consistency from a kind of chalky solid to something almost like a thick paste, and in color from reddish-tan to dark brown or black.

Hash is arguably the oldest form of cannabis concentrate. While there is no definitive agreement on when or where hash first appeared, there are ancient traditions of making and consuming hash that stretch back as far as the 12th century BC — or possibly earlier  — in places like Nepal, India, the Middle East, and parts of Northern Africa. Despite the recent explosion in cannabis concentrates on the market today, hash remains popular, especially throughout the Middle East and Europe, and among people who make their own concentrates at home.

One of the things that makes hash so popular with consumers around the world is that it is versatile and easy to consume. In general, you can smoke hash by adding it to marijuana flower or some other smokable herb, or you can vaporize it in a vaporizer or a dab rig.How to smoke bubble hash

What you’ll need

What you’ll need to smoke hash depends on your preferred method. Here are some of the most common techniques:

In a joint, spliff, or blunt

For this technique you’ll need:

  • Hash.
  • Marijuana flower (or some other smokable herb).
  • Rolling paper or blunt wrap.
  • Lighter or hemp wick.

In a bowl, spoon pipe, bubbler, or bong

You’ll need:

  • Hash.
  • Marijuana flower, or if you want to smoke your hash all on its own, a metal screen.
  • Your pipe of choice.
  • Lighter or hemp wick. (If you’re smoking your hash all on its own, it’s recommended that you use a high-powered lighter as hash often needs higher temperatures and more sustained heat.)

In a vaporizer or dab rig

How to smoke bubble hash You will need:

  • Hash.
  • Vaporizer (Make sure you’re using a vape designed to handle concentrates or a specialized concentrates adapter if it’s a dry herb vaporizer.), or dab rig.
  • Blow torch or e-nail (if using a dab rig).

Please note: Not all forms of hash will melt easily, and this makes it hard to vape or dab. If this is the case, you will most likely need to process your hash a bit further. The simplest way to do this is to sandwich your hash between layers of wax paper in the middle of a hair straightener. With the hair straightener heated up all the way, firmly squeeze the wax paper and hash. The combination of heat and pressure will turn your non-melting hash into a rudimentary form of rosin, which should work much better in your dab rig.

Hot knives

You’ll need:

  • Hash.
  • Two metal knives.
  • Hot stove or blow torch.
  • Plastic water bottle that’s been cut in half.

Step-by-step directions

This portion of the guide will walk you through how to consume your hash using each of the methods listed above.

In a joint, spliff, or blunt

Step 1: Build the foundation

One of the interesting things about hash is that it sometimes doesn’t burn that well. To remedy this, you need to roll joints, spliffs, or blunts that include a combination of flower and hash. Start by putting a thin layer of flower in the bottom of your rolling paper or wrap.

How To Smoke Bubble Hash In A Hash Pipe

Some hash pipes—the best ones—are designed much differently than a normal pipe. Unlike a normal pipe that has one hole in the bottom of the bowl, hash pipes will have at least one small hole (often more) near the top of the bowl. That allows you to vaporize your hash in the bottom of the bowl, allowing the vapor to flow upwards and into the holes at the top of the bowl.

Instructions

1. Cut up some small pieces of bubble hash. Similarly to smoking in a regular pipe, you don’t need to be too precise. That said, aim for around 1 or 2 mm squared. Again, you’re the judge, don’t overthink it.

2. Put a few pieces of bubble hash in the bowl of your hash pipe.

How to smoke bubble hash

3. Use a “glass wand” to vaporize the hash. To do this, heat up the tip of your wand with a torch for about 40 seconds. You want to get the tip of the wand just hot enough that it almost turns red hot.

4. Gently press the tip of the glass wand against the hash in the bottom of your hash pipe. This will cause the bubble hash to produce vapor, which you then inhale through the pipe.

5. Exhale the vapor and enjoy.

 

How To Use Bubble Hash

 

Getting its name from the bubbling effect often seen when smoking Bubble Hash, the easiest way to consume this concentrate is to either sprinkle some in your normal joint or on top of your regular bowl for a extra-potent tokeable treat.

Hash Pipes are also available which are usually smaller and narrower than a typical pipe to stop the hash from getting drawn through the air holes. Keep your lighter a small distance from the hash and gently heat it without applying a direct flame. Dab Rigs can also be used to combust hash along with other concentrates like shatter or budder.

 
 

Bubble Hash is available (most times) at Good Roots Cannabis, your favourite cannabis store here in Sherwood Park.

 

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