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The best strains for making hashish

Mike Wilson
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Every day, it is more common for growers to look for weed varieties made to obtain cannabis extracts such as hashish. This is also due to the popularity that marijuana concentrates and resin extractions have achieved. Regardless of whether the crop is small, inside a closet or a large outdoor garden, it is always best to be as efficient and effective as possible and that means achieving the best performance in terms of quality and quantity with respect to time, money, and effort invested in farming.

In this blog, we are going to browse the best cannabis strains for making hashish as of 2022. We hope this will help as you prepare your indoor or outdoor cultivation if you are dreaming of obtaining excellent extracts such as hashish to delight yourself and your friends.

What types of hashish are there?

Before discovering what types of hashish exist, we are going to tell you that hashish is an extraction from the marijuana resin glands and different techniques can separate the trichomes from the plant part of the marijuana buds. Hashish usually has a very high concentration of cannabionoids such as THC or CBD.

This is because during the extraction, these cannabinoids, among other substances, are separated from the buds and come together in a single compound. In this way, they reach concentrations of up to 99% THC or CBD. They also accumulate a great flavor and aroma as these organoleptic characteristics are found in the resin glands. Depending on how hashish is made and the type of extraction, different concentrations, colors, and textures can be achieved. It depends on the technique used to extract the hashish from the marijuana buds, but it can have various names, powers, flavors, colors, and textures. We are now going to review all of the types of hashish that we can find.

Charas

This is the first hashish extraction that took place in history and it also continues to be one of the best hashishes because it is one of the most powerful and tasty. However, its extraction method is not comfortable and that is why it is rarely used today. To extract charas hashish, the buds are rubbed still on the marijuana plant or freshly cut with your hands so that the resin glands remain attached to the hand. Today, gloves are used to avoid dirtying your hands, but in ancient times, this process was done with bare hands. Once a good layer of resin was achieved, they rubbed their hands to loosen the precious pollen from their hands.

You may think that charas is hashish of a specific variety, but no, all hashish extracted from the oldest extraction methodology of the cannabis plant is called charas. The charas comes from India and Pakistan, although its putative origin (speculative origin, not proven) is in the Himalayas. Hindus have used charas for rituals and cultural festivities for thousands of years. The Shivas especially use it a lot. These are the Hindus who worship the god, Shiva. This god is supreme for them and it is said that he has a special devotion to this plant, so smoking charas is a way to worship him. What’s more, at the moment that they are producing the charas, they sing the different names that they have had throughout the entire religion.

For thousands of years, the main place of production has been the valleys of Privati ​​and Kashmir. In these valleys, the cannabis plant grows freely everywhere. It is currently one of the main products of the area in terms of trade. In the past, it was also traded alongside opium in the early days of the British Empire. Smoking the traditional charas is done with a conical pipe made of clay or wood. This conical pipe is called a chillum. Although, if you don’t have this type of pipe or you don’t like to smoke a pipe, you can always make a joint, mai, or whatever they call it in your area. Of course, make a long joint and quilt it both above and below with tobacco to make it stay in the center because if the charas is in direct contact with the paper, you will get a long nail.

Dry Hash

Secondly, we find dry hashish which is one of the simplest and fastest techniques for making a cannabis concentrate at home. It is a full spectrum product as it is possible to extract most of the cannabinoids and terpenes from the plant by removing the entire head of the trichome instead of dissolving them as occurs in other extractions in which chemical solvents are used.

It is the oldest method of producing concentrates and although its origin has not been determined despite the multiple investigations carried out, everything points to the Asian continent, specifically Persia. This area has been the leading exporter of hashish since the mid-1950s. In the dry hashish extraction, no solvent or other type of product that alters the trichomes of the plant can be used which is why it is said to be carried out “dry”. Instead, tools that work with movement are used such as sieves or meshes of different microns.

With this extraction technique, it is important to freeze the marijuana beforehand to achieve better results. In this way, the resin glands are broken at their base and it is easier to separate them from the plant matter. With this method of extracting hashish, the friction can cause very small pieces of vegetable matter to be released and join with the pollen. This increases the quantity, but decreases the quality because it is not only resin that we collect.

Bubble Hash

Thirdly, there is the Bubble hash, an extraction that refers to a specific type of hashish made with a process that involves ice water. Like traditional hashish, bubble hashish is a solid concentration of cannabis resin glands or trichomes. It can vary in color from light blonde to dark brown. Bubble hash gets its name from its tendency to bubble when placed under a lighter flame.

Among the different qualities of Bubble Hash that can be obtained, the “full melt” is considered the highest quality bubble hash. The ultra-refined full melt tends to bubble heavily when smoked, leaving little material behind. You can also see the hash rated on a scale of one to six, with six star hash being the most refined and desirable. The highest quality hash is made using extremely fine mesh sieves that prevent plant material from passing through and only collecting the tiny heads of trichomes.

The best cannabis strains for making hashish

At this point, we are going to talk about the best cannabis strains for making hash. As we have already pointed out, terpenes are essential for making hashish, therefore, it is always good to have weed genetics that have an excellent organoleptic spectrum and a good range of terpenes if you want to obtain flavors that will delight your palate.

However, do not settle for only those qualities as it is also good to look at weed genetics that contain a wide spectrum of cannabinoids and those varieties that are impressive producers of trichomes. An important detail is that the trichomes or resin glands that contain potent amounts of THC must be light, golden and amber in color, and reflect the light with oily, greasy, sticky, and stable consistencies. Those are the trichomes that are ready to be extracted and hashed.

Tangie Kush Regular

These days, most gardeners want feminized genetics. However, here at Blimburn Seeds, we recommend this Tangie Kush Regular strain to make an incredible hash due to its incredible spectrum of terpenes. It is not difficult to distinguish that Tangie Kush Regular has terpenes such as alpha pinene which delivers flavors and aromas of pine and wood, typical of Kush varieties. Also, the mirceno terpene is present which provides that taste of herbs and mountains (earth) that is very refreshing and awakens the senses.

In addition to its great spectrum of terpenes, Tangie Kush Regular also stands out for its heavy yields that are between 1.31-1.64 oz/ft2 when grown indoors and even outdoors, reaching 19 oz/plant which is perfect for making an incredible hashish in any of the formats that we showed you at the beginning of this guide. Recently, we talked about terpenes which are responsible for the fruity flavor with earthy and orange notes as well as an aftertaste of sweetness, something that marijuana connoisseurs appreciate because with each puff of the hash made with Tangie Kush Regular, you will enjoy not only a great effect on your mind and body, but also a magnificent flavor on your palate.

Ice Cream Cake x SFV OG Feminized

Ice Cream Cake x SFV OG is one of those crosses of the new generation that comes like a roaring drum to shake up the cannabis landscape because it is a genetic that is mostly high-potency indica with THC levels that are between 20%- 24%. This strain produces sensations that stimulate your appetite, filling your aura with happiness and finally relaxing you intensely. On the other hand, the wonderful plants of this variety produce up to 19 oz/plant of compact and rock-hard flowers outdoors and a marvelous 1.47 oz/ft2 of buds full of trichomes indoors.

Ice Cream x SFV OG

Terpenes such as limonene stand out in this strain, delivering refreshing notes and the citric flavor of this cross. It is also possible to distinguish the linalool terpene which provides the earthy taste and causes those sensations of relaxation at the end of the flight. So, when making Ice Cream Cake x SFV OG hash, you will obtain an extraction with diverse flavors and powerful effects. For this reason, we recommend making a hash of the highest purity possible so that you obtain the best qualities of this variety of weed, both in the flavors like the aroma and also in the punch that will make you float between heaven and earth where no one will see you.

Dark Star Fast Version

If you are looking for a hash of intense earthy flavors with sweet notes and piney and skunky aftertastes, Dark Star Fast Version should be selected as those are the flavors that the flowers of this variety give off. This strain produces dreamy yields that reach up to 22 oz/plant outdoors and up to 1.96 oz/ft2 indoors. On the other hand, there is the power of this variety with THC levels that are between 18%-20%.

Besides being perfect for producing hash, Dark Star Fast Version is also very fast in flowering, therefore, it can be grown in large amounts or monoculture. If you want to make large amounts of extract, that is the best way to obtain a high-quality product that will elevate you to supreme levels as a producer of extracts. As for the effects produced by this fast flowering strain, one can distinguish an intense relaxation, the activation of the appetite, and obviously the sensations of deep drowsiness. In relation to the terpenes that predominate in this variety, you will notice that the mycerne terpene is one of them, standing out thanks to the intense earthy aroma that Dark Star Fast Version releases. However, this is not the only terpene as the humelene terpene that provides the refreshing side and the spicy notes can also be detected. Now you know what hashish is and you know the main types of hashish such as charas, bubble hash, and dry hash. We also discussed the history of this weed extract as well as the ways to use this mythical substance. We also provided our cannabis strain recommendations for making the best hashish at home. Don’t forget to buy your high-quality marijuana seeds here at Blimburn Seeds. See you on the next blog!

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