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The Master List of Hash and Cannabis Terminology

Updated: Feb 24, 2023

This will be a working list because attempting to conquer it at once has prevented me from starting the project. This way I can simply add to it as we go. Don't take it too seriously.


Open to interpretation and almost always up for discussion. No fixed definitions and regional and cultural influence may apply. Leave comments or drop a term on the Forum, anywhere I'll see it, and add the appropriate ones to the list.



Slang & Industry Terminology


Custy

A word that only a true "custy" would know how to use.

Chazzed Banger

"When your quartz banger becomes black and crusty like your cat's butt-hole."

-(DM Me For Credit for your quote!)


Glass & Quartz Dabbing terms & Definitions

Dab Rig, Hash Pipe, Rig, water-pipe, bongs, bubblers, etc.

Made from borosilicate glass. (Don't torch your hash pipe or anything made from Boro).

Nail

The original dabbing technology. A loose piece of quartz or glass shaped just like the kind of nail you would hit with a hammer (identical shape to a concrete nail). This loose piece of quartz or glass would be partially inserted into the male end of a glass-on-glass style attachment. A glass globe, (yeah, we're talking super meth pipe look-alike) with a female fitting attached to the male fitting, slipping over the top protruding part of the nail. The globe was removed, the tip of the nail that sticks out about a centimeter was torched, the globe placed back over and around the nail. The globe had a circular cut-out where the dab could enter and be applied to the tip of the red-hot nail. High-tech, eh?

Banger

Made from quartz. Is attached to your glass "Hash Pipe" and is the place where the "dab" of concentrate is applied. The banger took over, replacing the glass or quartz "nail" from years before. A cap is used with the banger and can come in a vast variety of sizes or styles. Bangers have taken on a variety of styles as well. Some have pre-drilled holes in the walls of the banger allowing for a solid marble cap that blocks all additional airflow, however in most cases, a directional or spinner cap is used that constricts the flow of air into the bucket of the quartz banger. A cap is crucial to increase the pressure inside the banger and help to vaporize hash and rosin at the lowest possible temperature.

slurper

The updated version of a quartz banger, a slurper looks quite a bit different and utilizes gravity and a spinning vortex function. Slurpers do not use caps with airflow, but rather a solid marble or a solid cap of some kind is applied to the top. The dab is applied to the outer dish area and the pre-drilled holes cause the oil to be pulled up and into the vertical column in a spinning vortex. The movement of the oil upward during the dab has proven to be vastly more effective and does not burn the dab nearly as easily. While the opposite appeared true at first, the slurper has proven to be the best tool for dabs of full melt ice water hash.

Blender

Similar to the Slurper, the Blender is simply shaped a bit differently and usually comes with one cylindrical section that meets with a round bottom plate where the dab is applied and sucked into the inner column of the blender.


Carb Cap= Bubble Cap, Directional Caps, Spinner Caps, Etc.

Applied to the top of the quartz banger after applying the dab. Carb cap must fit the dimensions of the banger it is to be used with, however bubble caps will fit nearly any size banger opening. A crucial necessity in dabbing hash and rosin at temperatures even remotely accurate for best practices.

Beads, Terp Pearls, Loofahs, Etc.

Not necessarily necessary, terp pearls really help to improve the function of quartz slurpers and blenders by helping to spin and blend the oil evenly, while increasing the pressure build up inside the quartz slurper. Many use these terp pearls inside their normal bangers as well, often with a spinner-cap to automatically spin the pearls with the dab.



Cannabis Concentrates: Terminology and Concepts


WPFF (Whole Plant Fresh Frozen)

Cannabis that was harvested and immediately frozen rather than being hung and dried as is traditional. The frozen plant is used for Live Resin extraction or to make ice water hash and live rosin. Freezing the plant upon harvesting locks in the spectrum of terpenes and cannabinoids to provide the truest picture of the genetic.

Hash, Hashish-

Concentrated Cannabis made without the use of chemical solvents. Solvents rupture trichome glands to extract molecules from inside the trichome gland, while hash removes trichomes. Hash has become a catchall term for concentrates, although it is more appropriate for solventless products alone.


Solventless methods differ entirely by sieving or removing trichome glands from the surface of the plant and preserving them. I use hash for all solventless varieties originating from an ice water process or other method of mechanical separation. Fancy talk for shaking weed around and collecting the trichomes falling off. And or pressing collected trichomes into a more traditional hashish (dried cannabis flowers) or live rosin (freshly frozen flowers). Hash is a process of refinement and preservation that does not extract but removes trichomes from the surface of cannabis material.


  • Ice-Water Hash-

Hashish made from Cannabis that's frozen moments after harvest. Ice Water hash is graded from one to six stars. Only five and six star quality ice water hash is capable of being "dabbed" alone.


  • Bubble Hashish-

Made the same way in ice and water, but with dried Cannabis flowers.


Solventless-(see Hash)

Hash made the way it was meant. Solventless uses ice and water or other methods to concentrate cannabis without chemical solvents. Not to be confused with Solvent-Free, solventless hash and or rosin products, remove and preserve trichomes naturally.



Rosin- (all consistencies here)

A process that uses pressure and heat to remove cannabinoids and terpenes from cannabis. Hydraulic or pneumatic presses are used to squeeze cannabis flowers or hashish into a dabbable concentrate. Lots of varieties of rosin exist as explained in full detail here.


Live Rosin-(see rosin)

Live rosin, much like live resin, uses fresh-frozen cannabis flowers to begin with. It also becomes a live rosin when ice water hash is pressed, rather than pressing whole cannabis flowers.


Hash Rosin- (see here)

Cannabis is harvested and dried before being flash frozen and then washed and pressed into a Cured Hash Rosin.


Flower Rosin-(see rosin)

Flower rosin uses the same process, hydraulic or pneumatic pressure to squeeze the contents directly from cannabis flower material.


Cold Cure Rosin or Rosin Badder-(see rosin)

Rosin is left to sit or cure, and whipped or stirred to make fresh press rosin into a rosin badder.


Rosin Sauce, Jam, (Jar-Tech)- (see rosin)

Rosin badder that uses pressure, heat, and time to allow terpenes to naturally separate from THC-A, which crystalizes. The final texture of rosin sauce can be full of micro-crystallization, mimicking the texture of a chemical extract like live resin.




BHO or Chemical Solvent Extractions

These products sold and marketed responsibly, will pride themselves on transparency. They will readily reveal their style of technology and be happy to call it BHO to distinguish it from hash. Due to the solvents dissolving trichome glands from the plant, it becomes a process of extraction, rather than solventless refinement. There's a list of different solvents used, such as Butane, Propane, Hexane, Ethanol, and more. They can all be labeled as BHO or hydrocarbon extractions.


Hydrocarbon Extractions


Hydrocarbon extracts are a great way to make use of leftover trim material or cannabis flower that refuses to produce in ice water hash. Most of these extracts use similar chemical processes as major consumer brands, who extract and concentrate nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and essential oils from organic material. Problem is cannabis doesn't work the way large producers had hoped.


The recreational and therapeutic effects of cannabis are not caused by the THC molecule alone, throwing a serious kink in the plans of chemical industries. Thank You Hash Gods. In fact, the chemical solvents used destroy hundreds if not thousands of cannabinoids and terpenes that lead to maximum results, aka The Entourage Effect, when present. An affordable method of extraction, but one that cannot compare with solventless methods.


Solvent-Free- (see BHO)

Here we go with the market manipulation. Often used to describe cold-pressed CO2 extractions. Solvent-free is anything but. Solvent-free uses chemical solvents but purges them 100% clean from the final product. Problem is, we aren't worried about leftover or residual solvents as much as we are concerned with cannabinoids and terpene content. While solvent-free may be 100% clean of residual solvents, it doesn't change the fact that trichome glands were ruptured and dissolved in the process of collection. Furthermore, solvents and rupturing trichome glands cause volatile terpenes to off-gas and be missing from the final product.


Distillate-(see also BHO)

A distillate uses the process of distillation, not unique to cannabis, to not only extract cannabinoids from inside cannabis trichomes, but to isolate single cannabinoid molecules, namely THC or CBD. As is the case for all chemical extractions, they remove cannabinoids from inside each trichome gland growing on the surface of the cannabis plant. Distillation provides an isolated distillate, containing pure THC, used widely across the industry.


Distillates provide only one of over 200 cannabinoids, and depletes the product of all terpenes. It's an economic way to remove THC from cannabis byproduct, trim, waste, etc., but provides the least effective results of any cannabis product.


CBD Extractions

Right now, they're running with this CBD thing after decades of propaganda in support of the single molecule (read above on hydrocarbon). It's the latest molecule to be exploited for all its worth, as the cure-all, despite evidence of THC-A's necessary interaction. They fail to distinguish CBD made from hemp, that lacks even minimal traces of THC proven to aid dramatically in the absorption and efficacy of CBD .


Yes, CBD is highly beneficial, that is not where my gripe lies, but CBD alone cannot compare to the medicinal value of CBD in combination with THC and hundreds of terpenes and cannabinoids. Furthermore, whether it comes from cannabis or hemp is too often ignored. I support one company for CBD products. Ask me and I'll tell.


Badder

Can be made with or without the use of chemical solvents. Mixed, whipped, or stirred BHO or Solventless Rosin.


Full-Melt

6 star Ice Water Hash that has full melt-ability for clean and functional dabbing. Rated from one to six stars, Full-Melt hash is considered technically to be six-star hash. Dabbed at the proper temperature it will leave almost no residue behind. A slight char is all that will remain after dabbing full melt on quartz.


"Buddered" or "Cured" Rosin

Buddered, buttered, cured, or Dry rosin. Rosin is pressed clear, but turns to an opaque solid once removed from cold storage. This process is readily apparent ,as clear rosin will completely change in texture and appearance. It will often marbleize, get milky, and turn to a solid.


Caked-Up

This is the worst thing that can happen to ice water hash. Similar to rosin, Ice water Hash can become dried up and turned into a hardened and "caked" consistency. There's no coming back as many terpenes will have dissipated. It's still fine for consumption, but is missing much of what sets ice water hash apart to begin with.


Dabbing Temperatures- Here.



Growing Terminology and Concepts


Landrace

noun: landrace; plural noun: landraces

  1. a local cultivar or animal breed that has been improved by traditional agricultural methods.

Landrace "strains", more appropriately called cultivars, are cultivars growing naturally without influence or human selection. In this day and age, landrace cultivars are nearly impossible to locate, if any exist at all. Only a handful of places on Earth had landrace genetics free from outside influence. These landrace strains have evolved to survive whatever conditions or environments they have grown in. All of today's modern genetics combine numerous Landrace genetics.



Strain/Cultivar/Variety (genetic)

noun: cultivar; plural noun: cultivars

  1. a plant variety that has been produced in cultivation by selective breeding. Cultivars are usually designated in the style Taxus baccata “Variegata.”.

Strain never sat well with the big bosses and is a term leftover from black market ideas. More aptly titled cultivar, a cultivar is the specific genetic of cannabis plant. It is the specific variety of cannabis such as, "Blue Dream" or "Purple Haze". For the young bloods, "Papaya" or "GMO" are two different varieties or cultivars .


Phenotype

noun: phenotype; plural noun: phenotypes

  1. the set of observable characteristics of an individual resulting from the interaction of its genotype with the environment.

Each of our genetic cultivars makes up specific phenotypes. The phenotype is often labeled with a number such as "Papaya #35". Papaya is the genetic or the cultivar and it is the 35th phenotype.


This is where pheno hunting comes in. Having ten Papaya seeds, each one will become a different phenotype. Not all seeds from the same cultivar or genetic will produce the desired characteristics in its environmental settings. These types of specifics were largely out of play to the consumer until solventless hash making took off. With the extremely low yields of ice water refinement, selecting ideal phenotypes can make or break solventless success.




Trichomes
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@humboldtkinefarms Cheetah Piss

Trichomes are what we harvest for ice water hash. There are three different types of cannabis trichomes:


Bulbous trichomes are tiny bulbs that dot the surface of the plant. They cannot be seen without a microscope and their production of cannabinoids is still in question. They add a sheen to the cannabis plant and add to the stickiness of the flower. Bulbous trichomes are distributed throughout the entire surface of the plant.


Capitate-sessile trichomes are more abundant than bulbous trichomes, but still typically only visible with a microscope. Like bulbous trichomes, capitate-sessile trichomes have large bulbs, but with more of a classic mushroom-shaped structure. This trichome is primarily found on the underside of sugar and fan leaves.


Capitate-stalked trichomes are the ones we're after. Shaped like mushrooms and containing a large bulb or "head" at the top of a stalk. These are the largest and most abundant trichomes on cannabis, (yes!) and most familiar to consumers. The capitate-stalked trichomes are primarily found on the surface of cannabis flowers and are rarely seen on fan leaves or stems.





Vintage Variation

The different batches of the same cannabis genetic or variety can be attributed to vintage variations, where each batch is slightly different and especially across different growing styles and locations. Batches grown outdoors are influenced by nature and weather patterns. With modern hashish we are able to really key-in and taste the dynamic flavors and nuanced changes from one batch to another. With the same producers, we should be able to notice slight changes in the same genetic from year to year.



Glass & Quartz Terms


Headies

High quality glass or quartz, usually 1/1 custom designs. Non production models.


Fully-Worked

Refers to quartz bangers or "nails" and refers to where the bucket attaches to the arm of the banger. Cheap and China models will be fused to attach two seperate pieces of quartz, while a fully-worked model will incorporate a smooth weld, making the two pieces of quartz into one. Provides incredible strength and durability, especially compared to non-worked models.


Kief_poop


Cunt-hair-Thanks Dad.


BHO-Not really weed.


Hydrocarbon Extraction-Not Weed.


Sieve



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