Concentrates are not a new concept in cannabis history, and hashish has been around for a long time; and it is an extremely potent cannabis concentrate that can be vaped, smoke,d or eaten in edibles. As everyone has their way of consuming cannabis, the same applies to a hash, and everyone might find their method the best way to smoke hash.
Hash, also known as Hashish, is made from resinu=us glands of the female cannabis plants called trichomes. It has been used religiously and medicinally in Asia for many years and has crossed the world. However, first-timers might wonder what the best way to smoke hash is, and this article will cover the best ways to smoke hash, its benefits, and some effects; therefore, read along and pick your favorite!
What is Hash?
Hash, a short form for hashish, is derived from the dried resin, also known as kief of the flowering tops of any smokeable buds. It is more concentrated and contains high THC levels making hash more potent than the dried cannabis flowers. One of the things that have made hash popular with consumers worldwide is that it’s easy to consume and versatile.
After Hash is processed, it is pressed into hash blocks known as cakes, and from there, it can be used in different ways. Notably, depending on the type of cannabis plant in use and the preparation method, a hash can differ in texture or consistency, ranging from a chalky solid to a thick paste-like texture.
Also, the hash will vary in color ranging from a reddish tan to a dark brown or black, and it can be either stiff or soft; once it’s ready, different smoking methods can be used.
What are the Different Ways to Consume Hash Smoke?
Below are some of the common techniques used, which you can pick your preferred method from. They include:
1. How to Smoke Hash In a joint, spliff, or blunt
One method you can use to smoke hash is a joint or a spliff, but this might depend on how sticky your hash is because stick hash can cause your rolling paper to tear or stick to itself when rolling. To avoid running your paper, ensure you coat all your hash strands with marijuana, leaving no exposed bits.
For this technique, you will need:
- Marijuana flower
- Blunt wrap or rolling paper
- Lighter or a hemp wick
Step 1: Build the Foundation
Sometimes hash may not burn well, and to avoid this, you should roll your blunts, spliffs, or joints, including the combination of hash and flower. The combination of flower and hash will help your hash burn easier. It would be best to start by putting a thin flower layer on the bottom of your wrap on a hard surface.
Step 2: Add a Hash Layer
Then, add a layer of hash, and to make it easier to add the layer, shape your smaller chunks of hash into a thin cylinder, then lay the hash neatly on top of the flower.
Step 3: Roll it Up
Add a bit of cannabis flower on top of your hash and then go ahead and roll up your blunt, spliff, or joint hash like you would normally do.
Step 4: Smoke the Blunt, Joint or Spliff
With your spliff, joint, or blunt complete, light it up and smoke, and you should expect to get higher than you would since you have added hash into the mix.
2. How to Smoke Hash With vaporizer or dab rig
Not all hash forms melt easily, making it hard to vape or dab the product, and in this case, you might need to process the hash further.
For this method, you will need:
- Vapourizer- Ensure you use the vape designed to handle concentrates or use a specialized concentrates adapter if its a dry herb
- E-nail when if using a dab rig or blow torch
Step 1: Check if it Will Melt.
This is an important step since not all hashish will melt well, and this is necessary to dab or vape effectively. The only way to know how your hash vaporizes is to give it a shot and see, and if the hashish doesn’t respond to your dab, you might need to further process by turning the hash into a cannabis product called Rosin.
The simplest way to further process your hash is to sandwich it between wax paper layers in the middle of your hair straightener and once the straightener is heated up, firmly squeeze the hash and wax paper. The combination of pressure and heat will turn your non-melting hash into a form of rosin which will work better with your dab rig.
Step 2: Vaporize your hash.
If using a vaporizer, you should ensure that your smoking device is used or equipped for concentrates. If it is, add your hash to the chamber and dial in the preferred temperature, which will be between 350 and 450 Fahrenheit as recommended. Then, fire up your vaporizing hash, give it a few seconds and blow out the fire, inhale through your mouthpiece, whip or balloon when it’s ready. When vaping hash in a pipe, check out your manual before you chuck a ball of hash in the chamber because while some vapes for flowers can handle hash, some can not, and hashish will clog it up.
If your vaporizer is not automatically equipped for the hashish, but it is for other concentrates, check if it can accommodate a concentrates adapter and remove the concentrates chamber. Then, get rid of the regular dry herb chamber, replace it with the concentrates adapter, drop in your hashish, use the vaporizer like you normally would, and enjoy vaping hash.
Step 3: Dab your hashish
As mentioned earlier, hashish is a cannabis concentrate, meaning you can dab hash as easy as wax or shatter, where some hashish forms are better for dabbing, and it is the best way to smoke bubble hash.
To dab hash, ensure your water chamber has water and use an E-nail or a blow torch to bring it to the desired temperature between 350 and 450 Fahrenheit. When it gets hot enough, use a dab tool to place a hash piece onto the hot banger, and when dabbing hash, it’s advisable to use a carb cap.
Put the carb cap over the banger and start drawing in through the mouthpiece, removing the car cap and inhaling the vapor. Ensure you clean your nail after hitting the dab since it could leave a yucky aftertaste, and it is the only difference since hashish has plenty of plant material included.
3. How to Smoke Hash In a bowl, spoon pipe, bubbler, or bong
For this smoking hashish method, you will need:
- Cannabis flower, but if you want to smoke hash independently, you will need a metal screen.
- Pipe smoking hash of your choice
- A hemp wick or a normal lighter where if smoking hash on its own, you should use a high-powered lighter as hash may often need high temperatures and more sustained heat.
Step 1: Pack the bowl or insert the screen.
Depending on which method you use, start by placing a thin layer of cannabis flower in the bottom of the hash pipe or on a metal screen and ensure you only use screens designed for smoking hash purposes. These two will guarantee that your hash burns evenly and will not melt or slip to the bottom of your pipe.
Step 2: Crumble and add the hashish
After crumbling the hashish, add a small chunk to the screen or on top of your flower, where you prime it by placing it under the flame of your lighter until it softens. This will change it from a solid substance to hash crumbles.
Step 3: Smoke the hashish
Smoke your hash in a pipe or a bong in the same way you would normally, and if having trouble burning the hashish well, try using a high-powered lighter.
4. How to Smoke Hash using Hot knives method
For this smoking hash method, you will need:
- Hot stove or blow torch
- Two butter knives
- A plastic bottle which you will cut in half
Step 1: Make a mouthpiece.
The first step is to cut a plastic water bottle in half and discard the bottom half saving the top half of the plastic bottle to use as a mouthpiece.
Step 2: Heat your knives
Get two metal knives and put them on a hot stovetop, and heat them with a blowtorch. You will need to heat them until they are glowing red hot.
Step 3: Add your hashish
Let your knives cool slightly and put the mouthpiece into your mouth, holding it there with your lips or teeth. Then place a small ball of hashish onto one hot knife and quickly press the other knife on top of the other.
Step 4: Inhale the smoke.
As soon as the hashish is sandwiched between the hot knives, your hash will start smoking immediately, and you can use the mouthpiece of the cut-off bottle to suck all the smoke, and this minimizes how much of it will escape.
5. How to Smoke Hash with a Glass & Pinhead
This is an old-school method that is less dangerous than using two knives, and it dates back to the pre-blunt/ joint times and is first used in the Middle East.
As the name suggests, you will need a
- Thin cork coaster,
- Metal or glass straw,
- Water glass
Step 1: Take your Needle or Pin & Poke it into the coaster
Place it standing like a lightning rod on top of the roof and if using a paper clip, unfold one of the sides to extend it where the unfolded part should be a base underneath the coaster.
Step 2: Take a small hash piece and stick it onto the pin
The small hashish should be about the size of a pea, and light the hashish using a pocket lighter until it starts burning.
Step 3: Use the Water Glass
Take your water glass and place it on your pin to capture the smoke.
Step 4: Enclose enough smoke
Once you enclose enough smoke, you can stick the straw under the glass and begin inhaling and enjoy the hash.
What is the Difference Between Weed and Hashish?
Weed is harvested from dried flowers, stems, leaves, or seeds of the cannabis plant, whereas hash is exclusively gotten from the resin generated by a cannabis flower. Another difference is that hash contains high cannabis amounts, and therefore it might have a higher potency than marijuana. In addition, cannabis flowers contain about 10-20% of THC while hashish can contain from 20-50%, with specially filtered products such as bubble hash getting to 60% levels of THC.
What are the Benefits of Smoking Hash?
Hashish has some medical benefits, and it has been used medically to relieve and cure pain and some ways hashish can be beneficial include:
- It can be used to eliminate vomiting and also nausea
- To cure migraines and headaches
- It will boost your appetite
- Hashish can be used to treat mood disorders such as anxiety, stress, or depression.
- Some people say it helps to treat insomnia.
- It can be used to relieve pain from cancer treatments such as radiotherapy or chemotherapy.
What are Some of the Effects of Smoking Hash?
As much as smoking hashish has medical benefits, it also has side effects, especially if abused. Some of these include:
- Lung diseases like bronchitis due to smoking
- Impaired judgment
- Unstable emotions like anger
Frequently Asked Questions on the Best Way for Smoking Hash
1. What’s the best way to smoke hash?
There are many ways to smoke hashish, and therefore, the best way to smoke hash will come down to personal preference and circumstance. Now that you have read about the different ways to smoke hashish above, it’s up to you to choose a preferred way, and hence you can be prepared for any situation.
2. Is Hash stronger than Marijuana?
While hash has more concentrated cannabinoids than regular cannabis, how strong the hash is will depend on the quality of the starting material or the purity. Notably, most hashish products today are 40% stronger than marijuana, with a product like pure hash oil having an 80% potency.
3. Where does hashish come from?
Hashish has had a long history in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, and the earliest the term was mentioned dates back to Egypt in 1123. However, smoking hash was not popular until tobacco was more commonplace and before hashish was consumed exclusively.
Hashish wouldn’t extend past the Muslim culture until the 18th century when it was introduced to Europe, and from there, it was used for various things, including medical uses.
4. Is the aluminum foil bowl method a good one?
The method involves shaping some aluminum foil into a custom smoking bowl, and it is the easiest and the most cost-effective. However, the method is one of the most dangerous methods to enjoy hash because it’s not healthy, and you have to process with maximum caution.
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