Making dry ice hash is a nice, simple way to reduce waste after harvest.
When you get to the end of your Percy grow, you may be left with lots of trim, and popcorn buds. Some of this will be covered in Thc and other cannabinoids that can be extracted, and used, rather than thrown away and wasted.
One of the easiest ways you can make use of your trim, is by making extracts such as dry ice hash.
Here is a step by step guide to making Dry ice hash. This will help you get the most out of your harvest.
If you have any questions about making dry ice hash, then feel free to ask for help in our cannabis growers forum
Things You Need to Make Dry Ice Hash
- Cannabis trim, or buds, whatever you prefer
- “Bubble bags” used for making hash
- Dry Ice
- Optional Hash Press
- A card to scoop up the hash
- A clean dry surface.
Making Dry Ice Hash Out Of Cannabis Trimmings.
You can use the leftover tip (sugar) leaves, and small buds to make your dry ice hash. Collect all of the plant matter you intend to use, and place it in the freezer for 24 hours. This will make the crystals brittle, so they snap off easier during the extraction process.
If you choose to, it is fine to use buds to make hash too, this will increase the amount you will yield, as budds have a higher crystal content than leaf. Just make sure the buds are ground up finely before you use them. This will help the ice get to a larger amount of crystals.
Bubble Bags for Making Hash
Bubble bags are bags, with a filter on one end. There will be a set of bags, all with a different micron grain. The size of the filter on the bag you use, will determine the strength and yield, of the end product.
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Where to Buy Dry Ice.
There are many places to buy dry ice online. It is always best to go with food grade dry ice, as you can be sure it is safe for human cumsumption.
The best place I have found is ChilliStick.com
Great prices and fast delivery. Put your trimmings in the freezer, and order the dry ice. When the dry ice arrives, the trim will be ready to be taken out of the freezer.
What Hash Press should I Buy?
Depending on the amount of dry ice hash you’re making, you may want to invest in a hash press. After collecting the dry ice hash, you will need somewhere to store it. Having a hash press allows you to compress your hash, and easily store it in your stash box.
A card to scoop up the hash
Something simple will do, an old bank card, store card, or playing card. Anything that will scoop the hash off a flat surface and work it into a pile will work.
A Clean, Dry Surface.
To make sure there are no contaminates in your hash, clean the area you plan to work in fully before beginning. Make sure the surface is dry, as the dry ice hash will fall out as a powder. If there is any moisture on the surface, your hash will stick to it. To avoid this happening, ensure your surface is fully dry before going onto the next step.
Making Dry Ice Hash.
Choose which bubble bag you would like to use for your hash. The smaller micron bag will give you the finest high quality hash. The bigger microns will give a lower quality, as the hash will include more Plant matter.
I would recommend making 2 batches. One batch made with the 45 micron bag, and the second batch made with the 120 micron bag. If you wish, you can make an extra pile out of the 160 micron bag, but that will be a lower quality hash.
Step 1: Take your plant matter, out of the freezer, and place it into a bucket, until it is 1/4 full. Break the dry ice into small chunks, and add a couple of handle fulls, until the container is half way full.
Step 2: Place the 45 micron bubble bag, snuggly over the top of the bucket. The gauze should touch the bottom of the bucket.
Step 3: Turn the container upside down, and shake like salt shaker, over your clean surface. The crystals will fall out of the bottom like a powder. Shake constantly for around two minutes, or until the flow of powder has stopped.
Step 4: collect the hash using your card, until it is all in a neat pile. Collect this and compress it in your hash press if you like.
Step five: Add what was in your container back into your pile of weed, and repeat this process on the 120 micron bag, or bag of your choosing.
That’s it, you made dry ice hash!
The hardest part about making dry ice hash, is getting the ingredients to make it. The actual process of making it, is easy, and will be done in ten minutes.
Making dry ice hash is one of the easiest ways you can make use of left over trim and popcorn buds! Try it, and I assure you, you will never waste your tip leaf again.
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