Tuesday, October 23, 2007

starting this cannabis blog...

The mixer dislodges the trichomes. Now add your materials - which should be leaf and / or bud, but no branches - on top of the water. Add lots more ice and top off with water. Now you're ready for blending. Using a hand mixer, blend 1 gallon kits for 10 minutes, 5 gallon kits for 15 minutes, and 20 gallon kits for 20 minutes. Then let them settle, 20 minutes for the 1 gallon, 30 minutes for the 5 gallon, and 45 minutes for the 20 gallon kit. This allows all the tiny heads you've dislodged from the plant matter to sink and fall through the screens. Best results can only be achieved by ensuring there's still ice left when you reach this point. After the brew is allowed to settle, you can start to pull the bags, one by one. First, remove the 220U bag that's holding all the plant matter. Immediately turn it inside out, dispose of the material, and clean the bag with cold water. This is the best way to clean and preserve your Bubblebags. Now you're ready to pull the bags holding the real booty. The material from the next bag, the 190U, may contain some contaminant, but it is still good hash. Remove it from the screen and place it on its corresponding pressing screen, included in the kit, for the water-removal process. Remove the material that's been captured in each of the other bags, the 160U, the 73U, the 45U, and finally, the 25U. Place the material on separate pressing screens provided. Each grade will have unique qualities. To remove most of the remaining water, use a rolling pin. Place the pressing screen on a towel and place another towel on top of it. Then lightly press with the rolling pin. As with buds, drying the resin should not be rushed. "This is where many people make a mistake," says Bubbleman. "They take the final product that's only been mildly pressed and press it in their fingers while it's still wet, resulting in moldy bubble hash in most every case." Using the 25U pressing screen removes most but not all of the water. Take the wet patties and break them up into fine powder over a piece of thick cardboard. This will pull all the water out over the course of a few days, leaving you with a final product that is bone-dry and ready to be stored. In an unpressed state, your bubble hash will smoke like a bowl of trichomes; pressing and curing it will enhance taste and potency even further.

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