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Gold Country Resin Presents: THE HASH ROSIN Rigmarole!

Gold Country Resin Presents: THE HASH ROSIN Rigmarole!

Well, it's about time we welcomed a new brand into the HashWriter fold! I was lucky enough to meet the Gold Country Resin crew at the Byrd-man's hash class, along with several other industry pioneers. Having finished in second place in this year's Emerald Cup, Gold Country Resin showed up in support and to contribute to the larger conversations of hashish. After hearing @Byrd_extracts_co preaching the merits of using a full-spectrum of wash bags for rosin (sizes 50 to 150-micron), something I've heard numerous times before, I finally experienced these added effects first-hand. The light tan Strawberry Cheesecake badder I was gifted appeared rather unassuming, but when the Entourage Effect kicked my high into over-drive, I realized I finally found a brand using the full-spectrum to their product and consumer's advantage. Many claim full spectrum, only to include less desirable washes in the rosin. Coming out of Nevada County, CA, Gold Country Resin uses several of the standard Light-Deprivation greenhouses, with a modern-hash twist. In addition to the unique spectrum of Northern California sunlight, either LED or HPS lighting gives plants an added boost. Solventless farmers have made quick work combining the best of both worlds, indoor and out, to make these mixed-light "deps" an optimum environment of hash growing terroir. After honing their chops under the direction of @TrueHashcompany, G.C.R. branched out to some early success. The Personal Use Solventless category runs deep in the Emerald Cup with competition coming from anyone, all over the state. Medaling back in 2019 primed them for the 2021 Emerald Cup, where Gold Country Resin earned the silver medal, quickly putting their name on the hash-map. The question of "fresh press" rosin versus "cold-cure" rosin badder has been ongoing with vastly differing opinions. Claiming the demand has been greater for their cold-cure lately, I wondered if this was a result of wholesaler demand, rather than consumers. Regardless, we decided to put the two styles of rosin side by side for a little test. The Great Rosin Debate of 2021 With The Great Rosin Debate of 2021 alive and raging, Gold Country Resin put their money where their mouths are, no wait... They put their hash rosin where their mouths are and left the talking to the professionals. These types of things are always best left to the professionals, if you know what I mean... A bold move I must say and one that carried some significant risks. It would be one thing to put your fresh press rosin right out of the fridge up against a cold cure for review, but they risked reputations for a real-world comparison. With the understanding that buddered rosin is a part of the comparisons, let's Real-World Hashish, take 1! Shipping & Storage What better way to begin than by testing out their ability to arrive in prime condition? An ice pack was included and two days later I was amazed to be scooping this perfectly fresh and clear rosin from a lukewarm jar: Fresh-Press Stability Huge win for G.C.R., but normally the cold-cure wins this round hands down. It's that sun-grown Northern California cannabis with the killer stability in fresh-press. Any indoor rosin would have buddered long before reaching me. Many of us became accustomed to rosin that budders-up in a matter of minutes from indoor producers, making the effort seem ridiculous. Outdoor hash and rosin has proven to have far greater stability outside of refrigeration and G.C.R. just helped to further this notion. My General Beef with the Cure The first aspect I notice in nearly all the cold cures I've smoked, is a doughy-type of "flavor-smell" that kind of mimics the "doughy" look of cold cure badder itself. I've been noticing this throughout the last year, but haven't had the opportunity for a direct comparison side by side. I want to say cold-cures take on a play-doh or almost a clay-like smell that I haven't been able to put my finger on. It's a smell that seems separate from the genetic itself or a common building block many genetics share. "Smell-Images" My initial reaction smelling the two jars confirmed my beliefs. The fresh press has a clear or more direct smell of the genetic, while the badder takes on a smell I can only describe as "doughiness". The fresh press scent I categorize as clean, crisp, sharp and clear. The badder scent I describe as "doughy", "cake-like", or thick and muddled, despite a slightly stronger scent overall. These are the "smell-images" years of rosin smoking chiseled into my brain as the usual descriptors. Both consistencies are of Goodtimes OG, a mixed genetic that seems to suit every palette. A real "people pleaser" genetic that has layered tastes and smells. Numerous intricate notes of fruity-flavor ride high on a base-line of solid and at times, funky OG Kush gas. I experienced a depth of flavor on the fresh press that the cold cure lacked. I'm sure it's no surprise I prefer the fresh-press, but I didn't expect some of my more generalized expectations, to apply so perfectly to the situation. Safeguards of Fresh Press To be specific, while confirming one of the safeguards to fresh press rosin mentioned here, both jars are labeled as Whole Plant Fresh Frozen from 40 to 179-micron bags, but only the fresh-press clarifies what "pull" or "wash" it's from. The fresh-press says "1st & 2nd Pull" meaning only the first two washes are included in the fresh press, while the badder may contain additional washes. As is always the case, fresh-press will be your safest bet at buying the best of every batch (right after ice water hash). This is the plant in its least adulterated or manipulated form of rosin. It lets you determine the rate it budders and gives you the opportunity to try all of its phases. G.C.R.'s rosin hit on the perfect consistency of fresh press reminding me of my favorites. Considering how difficult a good fresh press is to achieve and even harder to come by, I was blown away by the quality, stability, and depth of flavor. Cold-Cure Badder As much as I absolutely loved the fresh press rosin, the cold-cure was nothing short of exceptional. I wouldn't want a world without the occasional badder. Check out this bucket of grease, cured up into a shining and wet looking masterpiece. And with some minimal changes in lighting and camera angle, here she is looking like a ripe mango ready for the picking, or smoking. The Synopsis Rosin badder or cold-cure badder (same thing) turn the semi-clear fresh press rosin into a shelf-stable, homogenized, and uniform badder. The advantages of not requiring cold-storage are many, with the convenience or ease of use and accessibility badder allows. While the badder is often preferred due to aspects of convenience, fresh-press is often preferred for reasons stemming from quality alone. Back From The Grave A part of comparing fresh press to badder is what happens after the fresh press dries and cures, since this is why many people shy away from it. Myself and others have often wondered if and how the #baddertech badder differs from cold-cure badder intentionally performed by producers. I figured it was best for the full cold cure to happen prior to the sale, but after some side-by-side comparisons, I'm no longer sure. In fact, dried fresh press that has been turned to badder might be preferable over producer sold cold-cures. The reasons, however, have less to do with what happens or doesn't happen during the cold-cure and everything to do with the safeguards of a fresh press rosin. So, I left some of the fresh press out to budder, used the #baddertech, and have the results here to compare. The #baddertech not only resulted in a lighter colored rosin (thanks to the safeguards), but the same crisp smell and taste exists for that one. I thought they would smell the same by this point, but there's still a distinct difference. I'd have chosen the #baddertech badder over the cold cure if I had nothing but color and smell to judge by. A Terpene Related Affair One explanation is that the fresh press version retains more of the lighter and more volatile terpenes, that would explain the more distinct, crisp smell. That is assuming that these volatile terpenes evaporate and leave behind a familiar smell of more common and less volatile terpenes in the cold-cure badders. This is most likely what causes a similar smell for most cold cure badders. Surely some aspect of this is at play, but until much more advanced research and testing is done, common sense holds its place. There is something to be said for the occasional cold cure, where terpenes change and increase, but that's for another article. Conclusion I was initially drawn to Gold Country Resin for showing up to a hash class taught by this year's winner. For the ones on top, it truly is a lifestyle and a labor of love that is felt, smelt, and smoked in all of their products. It's easy to get petty and look at brands as direct competitors but takes wisdom to understand that we all simply contribute to history's long-running conversations on the best hashish. Hash makers have it right in collaborating, sharing, and teaching one another to the benefit of us all. Keep an eye out for Gold Country Resin and don't sleep on a chance to try them out yourself! 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Taking Over One (jar of) Punch at a Time

Taking Over One (jar of) Punch at a Time

I greatly dislike broad ranging, general statements and try my best to provide accurate information without committing the same errors in logic. That said, there are certainly trends and ideas that apply far more often than they do not, but keep in mind there are always outliers and exceptions to every rule. I've been watching Punch Extracts pumping out a bonafied treasure-trove of unique and interesting Fresh Press Live Rosin flavors. Many of my followers switched from some of the elite producers, finding quality hash and rosin companies for less. I've said all along as soon as someone figures out how to sell their solventless for even ten bucks less, I'm all in. Trust me, despite sourcing most of their cannabis from the Emerald Triangle, you would have already seen a lot more Punch on my feed if it was sold anywhere in Humboldt County. While a few companies have figured out how to produce rosin badder or cold-cure rosin badder for less, Punch is the only brand on California's retail market able to achieve fresh press live rosin consistencies at more affordable rates. Hell, they're one of only two or three legal brands able to achieve fresh press live rosin at any rate (discover the difference in rosin consistencies here). A topic that I will dig into over the next several articles (lots of side by side comparisons), fresh press live rosin remains my ideal consistency for rosin products. While I'll readily admit that cold-cure badder at times outperforms fresh press rosin, the safeguards involved in producing fresh press rosin do not exist for rosin badder and that's the catch. There are far too many ways to cover-up or hide deficiencies in the cannabis with rosin badder that fresh press puts on full display. (I will go more in depth on the safeguards of fresh press rosin later.) So, without further ado, lets dive right into the rosin, as I was quite blown away by the quality in everything I tried. I'm just going to come right out and say it now, Punch Extracts has solidified a top three spot on the solventless market, while selling for a third less than those sitting at number one. Hash Reviews Strawberry Ice Cream (Ice Cream Cake X Strawberry Banana) [Tier #1] The Strawberry Ice Cream was just perfect. A true vanilla ice cream taste comes through on this one, with subtle hints of strawberry-banana intertwined. The gram had buddered but took minimal effort to badder it up into a super photogenic, soaking-wet badder. A few of the fresh press rosins from this first round came to me slightly buddered up, but the #baddertech made quick work out of them. I could immediately tell I was dealing with high-quality, sun grown cannabis resins just from their textures. I've noticed only sun grown rosin has an iridescent gleam when dry. With the Ice Cream Cake coming from Emerald Queen Farms, it's no wonder this one holds up long past its prime. The Queen's sun grown cannabis resins hold-up better than anyone's. A quick smash of the dry rosin with my finger, before centering and kneading back over the material using my dab tool and check out this transformation. It took about thirty seconds to go from dry, to this beauty below. A Note on Color The Strawberry Ice Cream was the real treasure out of the first six grams I smoked and to no surprise of my own, it was also the lightest colored rosin of the bunch. There's been a generalized attack against light colored hash rosins, with some serious blanket statements claiming, "color isn't an indicator of quality." I'll be the first to say there's incredible rosin that is dark, but there are too many instances of the lightest colored rosins being the best for me to agree. Of course, there are all kinds of strange and shady techniques to alter color, but when comparing solventless rosin from trusted sources, color is absolutely an indicator of quality, judged proportionately. Jelly Bomb (THC Bomb X Jelly Rancher) [Tier #1] Another favorite of the bunch works off my personal favorite THC-Bomb, crossing it with Jelly Rancher to create Jelly Bombs for all! While the Jelly Bomb was a touch on the dry side, I was still able to use the #baddertech, although it took some patient work. The following video shows a tough #baddertech job in action... This one combines the grape taste of THC Bomb with a funky concoction of different Jelly Rancher flavors. Sweet, tart, and sugary, she puts off candy-like aromas, but will turn your nose upon closer inspection. A sweetness converges with the subtlest hint of the funk, in this mixed palatial delight. Ice Cream Mints (Ice Cream Cake x Kush Mints) [Tier 1] Just in case anyone was wondering, yeah, I'd say they have the fresh press consistency on lock. This fresh press had the stability to stay translucent for a few days, as it slowly swirled with white lines and shades of buddering texture. You can see it beginning to budder, or cure, with the white area in the bottom right. Ice Cream Mints combines the fan favorite from Emerald Queen Farms, along with some added fuel of Kush Mints from another California light dep. (learn about light-deprivation farming here). The doughy vanilla Ice Cream Cake gets a boost of pure OG gas from the Kush Mints for all those gas lovers out there. A full-fledged heater that leaves an unexpected touch of sweet vanilla in your mouth once the gas subsides. This cut was comparable to others from Emerald Queen that will remain stable for a day or two at room temperature... (something very few brands have been able to achieve). Dozizos (Dosido X Zkittlez) [Tier #1] Speaking of sun-grown grease, hot-damn, this next gram is only the second or third time in my solventless career that a fully dried and cured gram of fresh press rosin did NOT require the #baddertech. It takes a rare and awfully greasy genetic to turn itself into a moist and gleaming rosin badder. I'd say 99% of the time, rosin solidifies and hardens causing it to crumble when trying to dab. Here's the other one percent of the time: There's only one other company out there whose fresh press rosin budders, but remains soft to the touch, putting Punch on par with the very best. These guys are using some of the very same material as other brands from the same Northern California farms, while selling their product for nearly a third less. A winning formula if I do say so myself. Fruity Pebbles And it actually smells like a box of Fruity Pebbles cereal. I almost forgot to include this one as I don't post or write on everything I try, but another quick whiff demanded the mention. It's actually overpowering to smell these terps up close. By wafting the aroma from a distance one of those portals of the mind snapped opened, transporting me back to a perfect bag of Rocky Mountain, mid-winter, fruity-cannabis bliss. The smell of good cannabis is tied directly to my memory of precious terpenes. You know the bags that are so damn good you can't help but to take another whiff and a closer look at? Those perfect bags we wish every bag smelled like. Yup, those are the thoughts this one brought to mind. She reminds me of the old Blueberry cuts that wreaked with sweet, sugary, fruity combos of flavor. I had to look this one up to see it called FPOG (Fruity Pebbles OG) a mix of Green Ribbon, Grandaddy Purple, and Tahoe Alien. Safeguards You can see how after buddering and using the tech, these fresh press rosins ALWAYS end up much lighter and more appealing than the vast majority of rosin badders on retail shelves. The most likely explanation is that producers mix in lower grade hash material for badders that cannot be included in the fresh press variety. They can get away with tucking the 50 &/or 150-micron wash bags into the badder, that would ruin a fresh presses color. This is just one of the safeguards of fresh press rosin I mentioned earlier. You are also much more likely to receive a first wash in fresh press rosin, whereas the badders often include second and third washes. Let's not even go into first and second presses... In Closing I love Punch Extracts determination to produce fresh press live rosin, rather than catering to dispensary demand for shelf-stable products. Of course, dispensaries, whose guiding philosophy for every decision is based entirely on the bottom line, prefer shelf stable extracts. It costs dispensaries money to install commercial refrigeration and pay the increased utility bills. The trend of retail rosin badders is not one made from a quality standpoint, but purely an economic one. With Punch Extracts coming out of L.A., I miss out on all the sweet drops. I'm up here in Humboldt seeing and hearing about these amazingly priced hash rosin drops from Punch, with prices no one else has even tried to match. These guys are crushing the solventless game and making some serious waves as a result. Sounds like my kind of guys... Subscribe to the blog or become a member to receive a monthly Hash-Letter and notices of new articles and follow me on Instagram @HashWriter. And be sure to check out Punch's website right here. 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The Fresh-Frozen Zeitgeist Unlocks Full-Melt Hash and Live Rosin

The Fresh-Frozen Zeitgeist Unlocks Full-Melt Hash and Live Rosin

What if I were to say that no new technology was discovered for modern ice water hash? Because it wasn't. All of the techniques needed to produce the finest cannabis product ever achieved, were already in use somewhere else. So, what changed that led to the immaculate inception of six-star ice water hash and live rosin? ... let's find out! While solventless hash has changed the face of cannabis as we know it, recent discussions were revealing. Hydrocarbon BHO extractions dominated the first decade of retail cannabis, as the older methods of solventless were largely forgotten. For generations bubble hash has been made from the trim and scrap material collected during harvest, producing the three-star bubble hash that most are familiar with. Bubble hash was the utilitarian answer to left-over trim. The problem with prior solventless bubble hash in a two to four-star quality, is that it cannot be dabbed the way even the lowest grade of chemically extracted cannabis can. Chemical extractions and further distillation removes and destroys so many of the valuable aspects contained within the plants trichome glands, that you're left with a clean melting oil (of the lowest possible grade). So while bubble-hash has been around for decades as a 2-3-4 star hashish, it was chemical extracts and BHO that led us to "dabbing". Rosin Emerges There was a time in late 2015 that a solventless form of flower rosin made a brief appearance on the shelves. This was a brand-new concept at the time, but receded into the background as BHO was improving fast. The additional price necessary to produce flower rosin made it more expensive than BHO, yet less potent and flavorful. It only took a gram or two of flower rosin to know my money was better spent on the new versions of BHO. Little did I know, the rosin press would soon be an integral part of making the best hash ever. Again, no new solventless technology was discovered to create perfect six-star hashish or Live Rosin. We already had the bubble hash machines and filter-bag technology, along with the more recent rosin press invention. So, what suddenly changed to turn solventless hash into the perfect cannabis product it is today? Fresh-Frozen Harvests The answer was first discovered through BHO. Rather than harvesting and drying the cannabis as we have for decades, someone decided to freeze cannabis plants during the harvest. We know that cannabis loses most of its valuable terpenes, nearly 80%, during the drying and curing process. It would only make sense to flash freeze the crop upon harvesting and keep it frozen right through the extraction process. Live Resin BHO was born, and quickly replaced the extracts of old. With a vastly superior spectrum of terpenes in the final product, these chemical extractions of Live Resin were set to dominate. At about the same time, solventless leaders put the pieces of the puzzle together and cannabis hasn't been the same since. Fresh Frozen Wash Using nearly identical methodology as we have for decades, bubble hash makers started washing fresh-frozen cannabis. The result was perfection. By freezing the plants prior to washing them in ice and water, it allowed for only the very tip or head of each trichome gland to easily and almost naturally break free from the plant. Properly grown and harvested cannabis trichomes have a seal or a joint, where the trichome head attaches to its stem. With minimal agitation the trichome heads can easily fall away from their much less potent stems. Once the bulk of cannabis material is removed from the water, the remaining trichomes are sieved or filtered out with mesh screens. This fresh-frozen method allowed bubble hash to become the Full-Melt or six-star quality of today. Live Hash Rosin Once the wash period is complete and the trichomes have been dried using modern sublimation freeze-driers, only then can it be tested for its quality. If it melts clean it can be sold as ice water hash, but anything less than high five to six-star quality, is put through the rosin press. Now, instead of pressing whole and dried cannabis flowers into flower rosin, we are pressing the trichomes recovered during the ice water wash. By packaging the hash into small micron-specific mesh envelopes, the heated-pneumatic rosin press filters the outer membranes of trichomes and any remaining plant materials or contaminants. Boom- out pours a perfect mix of terpenes and cannabinoids from the source and Live Rosin was born. And it was all thanks to the freeze. Even BHO chemical extracts are massively improved from the use of fresh frozen cannabis flowers. The solventless results are truly revolutionary. Nowhere else in cannabis have we ever experienced anything remotely similar to what live rosin and six-star hashish delivers. The closest product is cannabis flower itself, which is already missing nearly 80% of the terpenes that water hash includes. There's truly nothing else like it. In Closing Hash and rosin have quickly replaced all other products for their medicinal and recreational value. A comparison to all other products is not even close, with fresh frozen cannabis retaining all cannabinoids and terpenes present in the living plant. This refinement technique has quickly matured into an art form to be appreciated, as hash makers encapsulate the incredible work of California cannabis farmers. The future is frozen. Want to experience cannabis the way Mother Nature intended minus smoking a dead plant? Get with the hash and rosin. The Fresh-Frozen zeitgeist is today's miracle, but tomorrow's standard product. Subscribe to the Blog or become a site member for updates and reviews sent directly to your email. 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Refining the Industry: Cyma Flow Offers Next Level Sieving Concept with Serious Results

Refining the Industry: Cyma Flow Offers Next Level Sieving Concept with Serious Results

Cyma Flow ICM-1000 processor affectionately nicknamed the “Ice Cream Machine,” is the latest refinement tool to catch the industry’s attention. With modern solventless refinement practices only coming to popularity a few years ago, the technology and equipment used has plenty of room for improvement. Hauling trash-can sized buckets of ice, water, and weed around in walk-in coolers can use all the modern advances it can get. However, producers, consumers, and the industry’s best have largely shied away from the modern devices, choosing to stick with the traditional methods of "handwashing.” Cyma Flow has concentrated on what happens after the wash and during filtration to design the perfect companion to hand washed, (or machine washed) vessels. With solventless refinement manufacturers focused on automating the wash process, few have attempted to redesign the flush or the sieve. Everyone is still forced to rinse, pull, and scrape cannabis trichomes directly from mesh filter-bags, regardless of automated wash systems. Cyma Flow decided to concentrate on the tedious and tiring efforts of constantly cleaning, washing, and drying out filter bags run after run, to develop a whole new system and concept for filtering the wash. While the system includes five filters in standard sizes, producers can choose from even more. Rather than relying on gravity and plenty of user manipulation to filter, rinse, drain, and pull each mesh filter-bag in a slow and tedious process, Cyma Flow's industry first use of Sound Waves is a fascinating play. Utilizing Magnetic Transducers, which are unaffected by temperature, sound vibrations help filter the hash. The system has no moving parts leading to consistent and endless use without worrying about frozen or broken parts. Cyma Flow has stacked metal dishes that contain the same sized micron screens as filter bags. Each mesh filter bag that would normally go inside your collection container is replaced by a round stainless-steel dish. These stainless steel "dishes" are stacked in descending order of their micron sizes, the same way filter bags are. The stainless-steel outer dishes keep each filter screen pulled tight and separated from the ones above and below it, allowing water to drain at significantly increased speeds. This design concept alone speeds up the drainage process, even before turning on the industry-first use of sound wave technology to blow the competition away. And guess what? The yields are massive! After completing the wash, which again can be machine operated or hand-washed, the wash water is pumped through the top of the Cyma Flow stack and sound induction is turned on. Now despite claims that trichomes cannot physically be forced or withheld from making it through mesh filters of appropriate size, Cyma Flow’s research shows that drooping filter bags, especially when stacked one upon another in the wash basin, can close up and clog holes, leading to a slow drain. By drawing the micron specific material tight across each stainless-steel dish, it ensures rapid draining speeds that are honest and consistent in size. Despite the added surface area of large filter-bags, the usable area ends up being much less than each eight-inch dish. When sound induction is turned on, it allows this dynamic system to be the fastest and most efficient sieve in the game. Once the water has drained it can be pumped back through the stack, or into additional washes. The catch-tank on the unit can be matched with any size “Bruteless” or however many gallons you desire. The catch tank utilizes ice and hoses wrapped through the ice to keep the wash water ice cold. At a rate of about three gallons per minute, the Cyma Flow can wash 20 gallons of liquid in six minutes. With this type of speed and efficiency you can run each wash numerous times to ensure everything desirable is obtained. For the initial wash, a standard 220-micron wash bag is required, but afterward it’s ready for the Cyma Flow stack. 1.5 inch tri-clamp fittings and hoses come included to attach any “Bruteless” or “Osprey” wash system. Everything is made from 304 stainless steel or food grade materials, allowing for fast and easy clean-ups. With free delivery, set-up and training, and a three-year warranty included, Cyma Flow is gearing up to help you succeed. Check them out and see for yourself the ease, speed, and efficiency, not to mention the early numbers showing yields over 20%! 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The 2021 Hashwriter Hash Awards List

The 2021 Hashwriter Hash Awards List

I’ll try to keep this one short but use the opportunity to dispel some early myths about ice water hash that I must say, took me by surprise recently. I've had more than one person, (working in the industry) say to me recently, "Yeah, I don't really mess with hash. I don't have any parchment and don't want to bother making flags." After taking a moment to absorb this information somewhat dumbfounded, realizing this is indeed Humboldt County and I was indeed at a dispensary selling hash and rosin, I figured it was a joke. I waited for a grin, thinking this is surely dry dispensary humor like, "I want your highest THC product," but none came. And then it dawned on me that dispensaries across the state surely share this uninformed opinion about modern Ice Water Hash. As if the extreme difficulty and rarity of achieving full-melt hash wasn't enough, we have industry workers (and writers) (judges) passing along misguided opinions about the finest product to ever grace retail shelves! You do not need to flag your hash and you don't need parchment paper to smoke it. In fact, flagging hash only works when its still fresh and is more of an aesthetic feature than anything else. The majority of hash dabs are not flagged out and are dabbed just like any other style of concentrate, only at reduced temperatures (below 500). Ice water hash is the ultimate cannabis product and the beginning of every rosin and cold-cure rosin badder that we smoke. All of today's rosin is pressed from less than perfect hash. When hash is perfected, that is the only time you will see it sold as an ice water hash product. The hash will grease down into an oil and changes at room temperature very much like a fresh-press rosin. Dabs of ice water hash provide the cleanest and clearest high in cannabis, a sentiment shared across the aisle (so to say). And for anyone worried about the clean-up, I dab hash from the same quartz banger as rosin and nothing more than a few q-tips is required in between. Glass is made for cannabis, not the other way around. Let's Get it I saw a ton of amazing hash from a bunch of incredible farms this year. I think we are all very lucky to be sampling the very best of what these northern California farms have to offer. Modern hash making calls for the very best cannabis grown specifically for its resin production and ability to produce in water hash. Only the wash will tell how a crop will fare, but the whole process has helped shine a light on the best batches of cannabis growing today. At a time when everyone's "work" (so to say) is being laid out for the rest of the cannabis world to see, here's the best hash that still has a glimmer of hope and a spark of love and peace from the original glory days of the Counter-Culture. 5th Place Hashwriter Awards Luma Melons Ahti Hash Luma Gardens I can't tell you how excited I was to see Ahti back in the game! Especially with such a severe shortage of actual hashish brands selling hash! I tried several killer ice water hash varieties from Ahti and they were all legit. I'll be watching close for the next drops to come and expect to see a growing following behind these solventless masters. 4th Place Hashwriter Award Kombucha Booney Acres Farms @papas_select Mimosa Phenotypes cleaned up this year with some unique and interesting qualities to each. While this Kombucha took 2nd in the Emerald Cup, another Mimosa phenotype won the gold labeled as Strawberry Jelly. I almost left this off my list, having received it so late in the year, but when I realized how limited ice water hash has already become, I needed options. She ranks right up there with the best, as all of my top five picks are something to behold. Yeah, she's funky-fresh alright, with that mimosa-clementine taste I love so much and an added air of funk. Bringing that fermented idea to life in a scent, this one appeases both palettes with enough sweet and funk for all. 3rd Place Hashwriter Awards The Gruice is Still Loose and Papa Still Don't Play Garlic Juice @Southfacefarms @Papas_Select When you see the Gruice... ... you buy the Gruice! Anytime or should I say every time I see @papas_select with the @southfacefarms on the box, I get a little excited. Let that be a huge shopping tip to you, my friends. Mac kills it in every way and on every level and I couldn't be more grateful to enjoy his masterpieces. He is the type of person that I feared was wiped from the industry by this point. A kind, thoughtful person that I'm incredibly grateful to have befriended. Watch out for @unclemacs, his own solventless brand (who I gave the rosin title to) as Mac is a fundamental master of the game. 2nd Place Hashwriter Award The Papaya of all Papayas @EmeraldQueenFarms @Papas_Select Not only has this been by far my favorite Papaya in the biz, but a friend from Colorado visited California recently and left agreeing, it's the best papaya there is. She has it all from texture to consistency, to powerful papaya terps with just a hint of purple smarties. And on top of everything else, the high is unparalleled. "Powerful, thick, and full" is how I would describe the effect. Certainly, a keeper and one we will surely be seeing a lot more of. Emerald Queen keeps rolling out winner after winner. I'm looking forward to everything they bring to the market and hoping to get an Emerald Queen article for the site in the coming months. Look-out! 1st Place Hashwriter Awards 🍇 THC-BOMB 💣 @humboldtkinefarms @papas_select Eric Walz and I collaborated on an article that was run in a six or seven page spread in Weed World Magazine last month, that you can read right here. He trusted me to steer the ship straight and thanks to his brilliance and ability to manage an incredible operation, (not to mention his editing skills) we had the content to crush it. Oh, and in case anyone forgot, he cleaned up in the 2019 Emerald Cup (back before they used Puffcos to judge hash), taking Gold and Silver for his work in 2019. I had little doubt that he would win it again this year, but instead he gets an even more meaningful win right here from the consumers who buy and smoke his hash the most. That yellow hue is remarkable! Can't wait for one of my all-time favorites, The Humboldt Kine Farms Zberries, to be released in hash. Eric's the champ no doubt about it. This is my favorite hashish of all-time. Straight-up. Thank you for delivering this hash of pure joy! Wrap-it-up-B! The ancestral lineage that has bred this crop from a wispy weed, where making concentrated forms of hashish was the only viable way to feel its effects, to the massive colas today, it has always been about the trichomes covering the surface of female plants. Not in the plant, or even of the plant, but simply the resinous trichome glands that cover the plants surface. By flash-freezing the freshly harvested crop, these trichomes naturally break right off when submerged in ice and water and can be sifted back out with ease. Having learned the relative range of sizes that trichomes appear in, mesh netting allows producers to strain the isolated trichomes from the water. Simple stuff, done with mind blowing expertise! The ancient methods are reborn and right on time for a whole new zeitgeist of fresh-frozen hashish. Make sure to read my Fresh Press Rosin Awards and Cold-Cure/Badder award articles. Until next years awards, may your water stay cold, and your hash melt clean. #hashwriter #hream #ogsmakebetterog #tier2 #2gram #solventless #cannabis #420 #710 #hash #rosin #solventless #cannabis #hashwriter #mothership #KV #HW #icehash #sixstar #macro #concentrates #hashlife #hashonomics #terps #terpenes #organic #ogsmakebetterog #hashlane #baddertech #cannabis #cannabisconcentrates #strain #buyersguide #solventless #hasheducation# hashwriter #hream #strains #phenotypes #710labs #710labsflower #hash #rosin #solventless #cannabis #hashwriter #mothership #KV #icehash #sixstar #macro #concentrates #hashlife #hashonomics #terps #terpenes #organic #ogsmakebetterog #hashlane #terps #society #cannabiscures #medicalcannabis #love #community #joint #cannabisgrow #terpen #hashflags #hash #flags #hash #hashrosin #hashwriter #hashawards #hightimes #leafly #cannabiseducation #hashisheducation #hream #writer #cannabis #terps #society #organic #cannabiscures #stoned #medicalcannabis #instaweed #weedlife #love #community #edibles #bud #hash #bong #pot #joint #cannabisgrow #vape #legalizeit #terpenes #rosin #homegrown #dab #ganjagirls #daily#marijuana#smokeweed#grow

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The 2021 Hashwriter Hash Awards List

The 2021 Hashwriter Hash Awards List

I’ll try to keep this one short but use the opportunity to dispel some early myths about ice water hash that I must say, took me by surprise recently. I've had more than one person, (working in the industry) say to me recently, "Yeah, I don't really mess with hash. I don't have any parchment and don't want to bother making flags." After taking a moment to absorb this information somewhat dumbfounded, realizing this is indeed Humboldt County and I was indeed at a dispensary selling hash and rosin, I figured it was a joke. I waited for a grin, thinking this is surely dry dispensary humor like, "I want your highest THC product," but none came. And then it dawned on me that dispensaries across the state surely share this uninformed opinion about modern Ice Water Hash. As if the extreme difficulty and rarity of achieving full-melt hash wasn't enough, we have industry workers (and writers) (judges) passing along misguided opinions about the finest product to ever grace retail shelves! You do not need to flag your hash and you don't need parchment paper to smoke it. In fact, flagging hash only works when its still fresh and is more of an aesthetic feature than anything else. The majority of hash dabs are not flagged out and are dabbed just like any other style of concentrate, only at reduced temperatures (below 500). Ice water hash is the ultimate cannabis product and the beginning of every rosin and cold-cure rosin badder that we smoke. All of today's rosin is pressed from less than perfect hash. When hash is perfected, that is the only time you will see it sold as an ice water hash product. The hash will grease down into an oil and changes at room temperature very much like a fresh-press rosin. Dabs of ice water hash provide the cleanest and clearest high in cannabis, a sentiment shared across the aisle (so to say). And for anyone worried about the clean-up, I dab hash from the same quartz banger as rosin and nothing more than a few q-tips is required in between. Glass is made for cannabis, not the other way around. Let's Get it I saw a ton of amazing hash from a bunch of incredible farms this year. I think we are all very lucky to be sampling the very best of what these northern California farms have to offer. Modern hash making calls for the very best cannabis grown specifically for its resin production and ability to produce in water hash. Only the wash will tell how a crop will fare, but the whole process has helped shine a light on the best batches of cannabis growing today. At a time when everyone's "work" (so to say) is being laid out for the rest of the cannabis world to see, here's the best hash that still has a glimmer of hope and a spark of love and peace from the original glory days of the Counter-Culture. 5th Place Hashwriter Awards Luma Melons Ahti Hash Luma Gardens I can't tell you how excited I was to see Ahti back in the game! Especially with such a severe shortage of actual hashish brands selling hash! I tried several killer ice water hash varieties from Ahti and they were all legit. I'll be watching close for the next drops to come and expect to see a growing following behind these solventless masters. 4th Place Hashwriter Award Kombucha Booney Acres Farms @papas_select Mimosa Phenotypes cleaned up this year with some unique and interesting qualities to each. While this Kombucha took 2nd in the Emerald Cup, another Mimosa phenotype won the gold labeled as Strawberry Jelly. I almost left this off my list, having received it so late in the year, but when I realized how limited ice water hash has already become, I needed options. She ranks right up there with the best, as all of my top five picks are something to behold. Yeah, she's funky-fresh alright, with that mimosa-clementine taste I love so much and an added air of funk. Bringing that fermented idea to life in a scent, this one appeases both palettes with enough sweet and funk for all. 3rd Place Hashwriter Awards The Gruice is Still Loose and Papa Still Don't Play Garlic Juice @Southfacefarms @Papas_Select When you see the Gruice... ... you buy the Gruice! Anytime or should I say every time I see @papas_select with the @southfacefarms on the box, I get a little excited. Let that be a huge shopping tip to you, my friends. Mac kills it in every way and on every level and I couldn't be more grateful to enjoy his masterpieces. He is the type of person that I feared was wiped from the industry by this point. A kind, thoughtful person that I'm incredibly grateful to have befriended. Watch out for @unclemacs, his own solventless brand (who I gave the rosin title to) as Mac is a fundamental master of the game. 2nd Place Hashwriter Award The Papaya of all Papayas @EmeraldQueenFarms @Papas_Select Not only has this been by far my favorite Papaya in the biz, but a friend from Colorado visited California recently and left agreeing, it's the best papaya there is. She has it all from texture to consistency, to powerful papaya terps with just a hint of purple smarties. And on top of everything else, the high is unparalleled. "Powerful, thick, and full" is how I would describe the effect. Certainly, a keeper and one we will surely be seeing a lot more of. Emerald Queen keeps rolling out winner after winner. I'm looking forward to everything they bring to the market and hoping to get an Emerald Queen article for the site in the coming months. Look-out! 1st Place Hashwriter Awards 🍇 THC-BOMB 💣 @humboldtkinefarms @papas_select Eric Walz and I collaborated on an article that was run in a six or seven page spread in Weed World Magazine last month, that you can read right here. He trusted me to steer the ship straight and thanks to his brilliance and ability to manage an incredible operation, (not to mention his editing skills) we had the content to crush it. Oh, and in case anyone forgot, he cleaned up in the 2019 Emerald Cup (back before they used Puffcos to judge hash), taking Gold and Silver for his work in 2019. I had little doubt that he would win it again this year, but instead he gets an even more meaningful win right here from the consumers who buy and smoke his hash the most. That yellow hue is remarkable! Can't wait for one of my all-time favorites, The Humboldt Kine Farms Zberries, to be released in hash. Eric's the champ no doubt about it. This is my favorite hashish of all-time. Straight-up. Thank you for delivering this hash of pure joy! Wrap-it-up-B! The ancestral lineage that has bred this crop from a wispy weed, where making concentrated forms of hashish was the only viable way to feel its effects, to the massive colas today, it has always been about the trichomes covering the surface of female plants. Not in the plant, or even of the plant, but simply the resinous trichome glands that cover the plants surface. By flash-freezing the freshly harvested crop, these trichomes naturally break right off when submerged in ice and water and can be sifted back out with ease. Having learned the relative range of sizes that trichomes appear in, mesh netting allows producers to strain the isolated trichomes from the water. Simple stuff, done with mind blowing expertise! The ancient methods are reborn and right on time for a whole new zeitgeist of fresh-frozen hashish. Make sure to read my Fresh Press Rosin Awards and Cold-Cure/Badder award articles. Until next years awards, may your water stay cold, and your hash melt clean. #hashwriter #hream #ogsmakebetterog #tier2 #2gram #solventless #cannabis #420 #710 #hash #rosin #solventless #cannabis #hashwriter #mothership #KV #HW #icehash #sixstar #macro #concentrates #hashlife #hashonomics #terps #terpenes #organic #ogsmakebetterog #hashlane #baddertech #cannabis #cannabisconcentrates #strain #buyersguide #solventless #hasheducation# hashwriter #hream #strains #phenotypes #710labs #710labsflower #hash #rosin #solventless #cannabis #hashwriter #mothership #KV #icehash #sixstar #macro #concentrates #hashlife #hashonomics #terps #terpenes #organic #ogsmakebetterog #hashlane #terps #society #cannabiscures #medicalcannabis #love #community #joint #cannabisgrow #terpen #hashflags #hash #flags #hash #hashrosin #hashwriter #hashawards #hightimes #leafly #cannabiseducation #hashisheducation #hream #writer #cannabis #terps #society #organic #cannabiscures #stoned #medicalcannabis #instaweed #weedlife #love #community #edibles #bud #hash #bong #pot #joint #cannabisgrow #vape #legalizeit #terpenes #rosin #homegrown #dab #ganjagirls #daily#marijuana#smokeweed#grow

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Heady Halos: "Out-Sourcing" for Solventless Hash Supports Legacy Market Farms

Heady Halos: "Out-Sourcing" for Solventless Hash Supports Legacy Market Farms

[Written November 2020] Health-Halos are created through savvy P.R. and advertising campaigns to influence consumers under false or misleading pretenses. They take advantage of what researchers call "cognitive misers," or the inherent bias's helping to stream-line our conceptual thought and decision making. This is especially true when inundated with a barrage of choices and information, very much like shopping retail cannabis. As cannabis goes mainstream, the same savvy P.R. and marketing departments create new fields of consumer manipulation under the guise of these "Heady-Halos." Like "health-halos," "Heady-Halos" can take on numerous identities, capitalizing on our "cognitive misers" or bias' through the use and misuse of simple terminologies. In an effort to combat corporate cannabis and empower consumers, I will get back-to-basics to clarify catch-phrases, claims, etc, and define terminologies used by the top producers in California's recreational cannabis industry. Having started with an article on single-source, we now turn to out-sourcing cannabis material for hash. Single-Source or Out-source? When full-melt hash was finally scaled to spread the benefits and joy with the people of California, there was plenty to learn. The intricate, hand-made process of modern ice water hash seemed best suited for indoor flower, grown by the same people who washed it as single-source. It didn't take long for the Emerald Triangle and California hash makers to show us another level of quality and community by focusing on the art of trichome preservation and outsourcing fresh-frozen cannabis from many of the best legacy market farms. Emerald Triangle Hash is Elite Outsourcing from farms across Northern California has allowed Papa's Select to find another gear for hash. With others following suit, it has become apparent that outsourcing fresh-frozen cannabis from top cultivators makes for exceptional hash. Both Cannabis Cup and Emerald Cup winning Water Hash comes from the best Norcal growers and hash makers two years in a row. This is providing rare access to some amazing and diverse genetics from generational farmers. I wasn't sure how smaller farms would compete before realizing solventless hash is best sun grown. Cannabis seems to auto-correct now and then, with Solventless demand leveling the playing field to overcome the consequences of chemicals and capitalism. Thanks to solventless hash demand, a community of legendary cultivators is beginning to shine. A Shared Vision I'm drawn to the core ideals of counter-culture and cannabis that remain throughout the region. Ideals of peace and community, with a shared interest and utilitarian use of labor. Lentri Anders, the author of “Beyond Counterculture,” wrote in 2012 about the changing culture of Humboldt: “I believe I realized much earlier than most that, if there was indeed a shared vision, it was in grave danger of being swamped, distorted and subsumed by the advent of the growing industry.” In 2012 I was witnessing legalization in Colorado and a nation's worth of smokers came pouring into the state. The concern was even bigger in California, but hash companies like Papa's Select, are helping to preserve the heritage of cannabis by showcasing some of the original Emerald Triangle farms. Rising demand for solventless hash, is helping to support craft quality, small-batch farming and their distinct micro climates. They are working to build a culture transcending cannabis or a single brand. “I feared early on that the entire geographical area, mainstream and hippie alike, would come to be defined by the outside world through the lens of the marijuana industry”. With the domino effect of cannabis legalization sweeping the nation and the world, solventless hash has provided a lens through most of the bullshit. A culture of cooperative efforts and newer solventless methods continue to reveal the best small-batch, craft-cultivated, Humboldt and Emerald Triangle farms. Their cannabis exposes a depth in flavor and complexity, rarely experienced elsewhere. This community and sustainable culture, aided economically by cannabis, has been the core of the cannabis market all along. Hash Makers Support Legacy Farms The diverse micro-climates of the Triangle produce high yielding, distinct, and uniquely flavorful plants. The new demand for hash has put many legacy growers and their genetics into the spotlight, with independent hash makers outsourcing the finest cannabis on Earth. A quality that mainstream cannabis can't touch. The areas legendary cannabis is best experienced as an ice water hash or rosin, where plant material is removed from the equation. Dabbing only the milky-white, amber, and clear trichomes that cover the surface of the plant is unlike all prior methods of consuming cannabis. Thanks to incredible Legacy farms across the Emerald Triangle, brands are producing Emerald Cup winning hash that keeps getting better. To Conclude With outdoor cannabis from Emerald Triangle farms producing the highest quality hash and rosin I've come across, supporting this community and culture is automatic. It has only been through cooperation that this plant has survived generations of war, after-all. It would only make sense to support coalitions and cooperative farming practices today. We get a taste of the best cannabis growing, meanwhile supporting "the outlaws" who are now considered "pioneers." #hashwriter #hashisacrime #convicthashco #papasSelect #papaandbarkley #select #papas #papa&Barkely #hash #rosin #hashrosin #livingextracts #rosin #icewaterhash #bubblehash #solventless #hream #cannabis #cannabiscommunity #cannabisindustry #hashwriter #fullmelt #humboldtcounty #humboldt #cannabis #peace #love #papa #trichomes #hightimes #leafly #badder #sauce #rosinsauce #rosinbadder #premium #premiumrosin

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HashWriter's 2021 Rosin Badder Awards

HashWriter's 2021 Rosin Badder Awards

I knew I was going to do myself in by presenting separate awards. Regardless, I certainly am in favor of judging fresh press rosin separately from cold-cure rosin aka rosin badder and rosin sauce, despite it requiring me to write an extra article. Small traps I like to set for myself to keep the verbiage flowing. Cold-Cures Oh, boy where to begin. I think anyone that has followed my IG the past year or so, knows I am not in favor of rosin sauce or cold-cure badders, but the ease of access and lengthy shelf-life made rosin badders popular before anyone had rosin to compare it to. With only a few companies offering solventless hash on California's retail shelves, only a fraction of those companies offer a fresh press rosin. There is no way everyone experienced enough fresh press to say, "oh, I think the badder is better." In fact, I still cannot say for certain which is better, but I lean toward fresh press as a more enjoyable product to consume. Isn't it funny how things work like that? It's happened repeatedly over the last few years pertaining to cannabis. Just when I think things are either relatively straight forward or awfully opaque, I'm thrown another curve-ball by headstrong consumers. The characteristic I've quickly come to respect the most, especially in cannabis, is the ability to admit when you are wrong or unsure. Honesty is one thing, humility is another subject all together. Humility is what we lack, forget honesty. Indoor and Outdoor For close to thirty years there's nothing you could have told me to make me think outdoor cannabis is better than indoor cannabis. I was wrong. At least pertaining to hash and rosin, I was dead wrong. It wasn't until solventless refinement caught on the last year or two that anyone could adequately compare indoor versus sun-grown hashish, and the results are indisputable. While my awards aren't necessarily for outdoor, sun-grown cannabis only, all of the top results, sure enough, come from sun-grown cannabis from the Emerald Triangle. Lets all practice some humility going forward and measure our comments aptly. Now without further ado, I present to you the 2021 Hashwriter awards for favorite cold-cure/rosin badders/rosin sauce. 5th Place Rosin Badder @HumboldtTerpCouncil Strawnanna by DNA Genetics Just look at that thing. I literally thought we swapped jars and I may have brought home their BHO live resin badder accidentally. Nope, it's rosin badder and tasted more like pink bubblegum than anything I've tasted before. This was really a special gram looking quite different than many others and just reeking the room up with pink Double-Bubble terps. Good to see the old BHO legends, scoring high on the solventless side of life. And let this be a tip to watch out for these guys soon. 4th place @punch_extracts Wedding Crasher Cold Cure Bred by Symbiotic Genetics Straight up, @Punch_Extracts is killing the game and I was lucky enough to receive a few grams of their hash, despite living too far North to regularly see it on shelves. They certainly struck a perfect balance for these cold cures that sell for less than any other solventless brand on the market, or so I'm told. Machine washing is allowing Punch to put out more hash and rosin, while allowing them to offer prices that rival BHO! That is incredible considering the yields of BHO are massive in comparison to solventless refinement, and really shows how overpriced and overvalued BHO extracts remain to be. Punch has some fire fresh-press rosin as well, letting me know they are about it. Whenever I see a company doing cold-cures only, I'm skeptical of their ability to produce a clean fresh press rosin, which is the necessary step before the cold-cure. Normally but not always, rosin remains a fresh-press product unless there's a reason for further processing, usually determined by the color and appearance of the fresh press rosin. I look forward to many more from Punch as their stock in the solventless world continues to climb. 3rd Place @HaveHash zkittlez The local Humboldt boys come in strong with an array of different cold-cure flavors. These guys have the cold-cure tech dialed in and early on, while others struggled with dry rosin badders. They also will save you a few bucks, retailing for a good ten or fifteen dollars less than most competitors. I'm becoming increasingly fond of @havehash for the convenient and relatively affordable, and consistently terpy cold cures. Between their Sticky Papaya and Key Lime Pie, among many others, they have quickly become the go to recommendation for most bud-tenders in and around Humboldt County. It took me a few days of searching to find this one but I'm glad I did. This was by far my favorite Zkittlez cut of the year, in any consistency. For anyone wondering, a dab of this cold-cure zkittlez tastes just like a mixed handful of Skittles candy. After exhaling, that familiar sugary taste of mixed skittles coats the roof of your mouth with a reminder of its namesake. The first time you try a zkittlez that truly embodies its name, it leaves absolutely no doubt about what genetic you're smoking on. They certainly have some sexy cold cure rosin just gleaming in the light. I could only find two pics of the zkittlez, so I included a couple shots of sticky papaya or key lime pie to show their cold-cured consistency from one genetic to the next. 2nd Place @papas_Select and @humboldtkinefarms Peanut Butter Berries Premium Rosin Badder I was a bit underwhelmed by the Peanut Butter Breath alone this year, however when mixed with the Zberries, it brought out the best of both flavors. I couldn't shake the mental picture of honey covered Zberries (whatever a zberry looks like), leaving a trail of gas. Some flavors are so bold that visual imagery often does more justice than trying to explain away flavors. A creamy peanut-buttery delight of rosin badder so visually appealing I couldn't stop dabbing it until the jar was gone. Jillian over there at @Papas_Select has been whipping up some classic flavors over the last year, making sure to only combine flavors that elevate each genetic into a terpiness all their own. It would be easy to randomly mix flavors and call it a day, but @papas_select did anything but that. This is one example, and the best rosin badder of 2021 is another prime example of expertly intertwined genetics that echo one another. 1st Place @papas_select and @TarhillFarms Lemon-Berry Rosin Badder There's something totally different about these flavors when combined that I swear must be the result of terpene voodoo. I can't lie when I say I'm not usually a huge fan of either flavor alone. I really like both but can't say I love either. The gargoyle melon berry is good, but I never really tasted the sweet melon until combined in this badder. Meanwhile the pink lemonade, a solventless staple for years now, brings just the perfect touch of lemon citrus to the sweet melon flavor. The texture of this rosin badder, much like the prior, is to die for. There's a ton of rosin badders I get and play with, that really don't do much for me and then there's jars like these that I literally cannot stop touching/smoking. With all the talk surrounding the color of rosin and rosin badder, and darker browns not being very pleasing to the eye, the conversation forgot to discuss the prime yellows and neon oranges certain rosin badders produce. Whenever I see bright yellows or oranges in rosin badder, I know it's going to be the chronic. Honorary Mention I couldn't finish this article without making mention of the freak of all freaks. Yeah-you, you know who I'm talking about... The Freak! The freak that is, Papaya! This one could land anywhere on my list, but I saved her for another category. Still, the rosin badder is so perfect that it had to fall somewhere on the rosin badder list as well, exhibiting the same palatial yellows as the two prior mentions. I think the @emeraldqueenfarms Papaya is the best Papaya going and a special genetic to be savored. To Surmise Huge shout out to all the solventless studs crushing the game and evolving the industry at warp speeds. The shelves have quickly gone from all BHO and no solventless options, to nothing but solventless options in under one year. With dispensaries and consumers beginning to catch on, the low-grade chemical extracts will hopefully be a thing of the past. Thanks for reading and tune in for the hash awards coming next! 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Big Hashishin Byrd-Tech Styleé: Hash Class with the Current Emerald Cup Hash Champ!

Big Hashishin Byrd-Tech Styleé: Hash Class with the Current Emerald Cup Hash Champ!

What better way to kick off an early 420 of 2021, than a rendezvous meeting among several of the best hash makers on the west coast. For the hash-passionate consumer such as myself, it was honor meeting and smoking with some of the best. The classes taught by several hash makers revealed the thread that ties us all together: a love of cannabis and sharing that love with others. A conversation I had more than once this weekend, consisted of the way it used to be when you met another cannabis consumer. You could almost tell instantly that they were cut from a similar cloth as yourself and cannabis consumption was still symbolic of the cerebral, independent thinker and rebel at heart. Just consuming cannabis isn't enough anymore with today's gamut of users. In today's market we see all kinds, from those that always consumed, to those that would never consume unless it was legal in their state (despite cannabis still being federally illegal in every single state). Regardless, with widespread use the consumption of cannabis isn't symbolic as it once was, making events like this weekend's hash class all the more revealing of like-minded individuals serving the plant. Before I proceed, I want to thank Frank@Dank for having me down and giving me a couch to crash on, (along with moobie the house dog for keeping me warm). Same to the Byrd man himself, thank you for having me and congratulations on another Emerald Cup Gold and Bronze for the 2021 Personal Use category. I was super stoked to learn of Byrd's repeat gold medals, having won last year's personal solventless division, just days before the class! Although not teaching the class, this year's second place Emerald Cup finisher, Gold Country Resin came down, and it was awesome to sit and sample some of their bests. Respect to all who entered the Cup and came to the class. Day 1- Lazy-Ass-Stoners Kicking things off bright and early Saturday morning, unlike some lazy stoners, we were treated to a live wash of fresh frozen cannabis beginning at eight AM. The two-day event was split up among teachers and topics, covering most of the solventless spectrum of techniques. This included some of the older and less "in demand" techniques of solventless refinement, which I agree are particularly important to any and all who didn't grow up experiencing the evolution of concentrates first-hand. This is true for the young-bucks who may have never tried flower rosin, traditional bubble hash, or dry-sift that dominated for decades, prior to BHO's (Butane Hash Oils) emergence around 2010. I often forget that most of my understanding pertaining to solventless refinement comes by way of reasonable deductions and logic, having lived and consumed each variety, while cannabis concentrates evolved over the last thirty years. For future and current generations, I don't blame you for not trying every variety of solventless refinement, as I'm certainly not going back in time today to try yesterday's forms of hashish. However, understanding each concept is the best way to grasp ice water refinement and how we got to where we are today. Most of today's concepts build upon aspects of those before. By learning and mastering each aspect and style of solventless refinement, you improve your overall ability to make six star ice water hash. Message Number ONE Day one certainly had a message and a message I vibe with: Want to know how to make ice water hashish? Learn to grow cannabis first! To paraphrase what Byrd and Pez Bros. said: "The only way to truly understand ice water refinement is to understand cannabis and the only way to understand cannabis is to grow it yourself." The intricate nuances necessary for resin farming and refinement are absorbed slowly over time; time usually spent growing the plant. The class discussed the drastic difference in time a hash maker spends washing a crop in a matter of hours, versus the many months a farmer spends tending to each and every crop. Only by growing it yourself, do you learn the intricacies of genetics and the structure of plants, flowers, and trichomes. This lesson snaps me back to my 19-year-old self, remembering how much was clarified about cannabis simply by growing it myself. The internet was new, and books and information were lacking and limited, so I learned most of what I know today through trial and error back then. Knowledge that ONLY comes through first-hand cultivation experience. While I'm certainly no master grower, growing hydroponic cannabis for a number of years informed me on most of the topics I write about today and more importantly, it taught me to respect life, life-cycles, and the magic of this plant. Growing cannabis teaches you a few simple concepts, allowing you to understand the anatomy of cannabis and solventless refinement in a rather straightforward and logical way. Me-Too I cannot tell you how many people have hit me up, asked me about, and mentioned making their own hash, without ever growing cannabis themselves. While I never made this direct connection, it explains my sub-conscious feeling and underlying belief that it just isn't my place to be making hash, I "document" (smoke) it. Several people have even begun making hash after coming to me for a consumer-level solventless education, which still blows me away. Here's my thoughts: If you're going to poach the game now that it's all figured out for you, that is wonderful and terrific, but not everyone deserves or needs a brand name to cherry pick the work of all those who devoted their careers and lives, risking their freedoms, while you chose another path. Respect the culture of the plant. AM Fresh Frozen Machine Wash Using the 5 gallon bubble magic D-shaped machines, we learned about the crashing vortex of water that only this model and shape of machine causes. I always wondered why producers like Byrd use numerous small, countertop washing machines and figured it was for the sake of smaller batches. Turns out there is quite a bit more to it, and even ordering the larger size machine is no good. The larger model is not to scale with the smaller model and creates an ineffective spin cycle. (This is a golden tip to all the home producers out there.) Afterwards, Byrd discussed using the Harvest Rite Freeze driers and all the ins and outs of perfectly drying full melt hash. PM Handwashing of Dry Material It was another honor to meet and speak briefly with Rakkems, who traveled in to help teach a class and wasn't alone. With batches of trim and small buds, the class chose to wash Sundae Driver over Pussy Print, a genetic name Rakkems couldn't say enough. "That Pussy Print this" and "This Pussy Print that," it was all the pussy speak I could handle (I joke, and it was referred to as P. Print by Rakkems). Hand Washing Bubble Hash Rakkems was on the floor to show off handwashing bubble hash and produced some surprisingly clean rosin after washing from dried and cured material, closer to shake than buds. Boat ore in hand, we were treated to the traditional style hand-washing that sets the best brands apart. The debate between machine wash versus hand wash is one that is sure to live on for the foreseeable future. Maybe one day there can be a definitive winner, but until then hand-washing is usually considered to be supreme. DRY SIFT Another celebrity siting was in store for all in attendance as Rosin Bell came to teach the oldest methods of cannabis refinement known to the world. Dry-sift predates our concepts of hash and rosin and has been performed in one way or another for millennia. The concept is basic, but achieving a high quality sift, is difficult and tedious work. It was cool to see a master of the art explain the process and show the painstaking specifics of dry-sifting. Day 2 While day one was all about washing cannabis, day two focused on the rosin press. The material washed and collected day one was ready for the rosin press by day two. The fresh frozen cannabis washed by Byrd and Pez-Bros. was pressed into a live rosin, while Rakkems came through with the "dead-rosin" techniques. It's shocking how good dry-sift can be when done correct. Same thing has to be said for washing dried and cured material, as Rakkems press looked similar to a live rosin. With such a drastic improvement in the quality and THC content of cannabis, the traditional dried and cured cannabis makes for some high-quality bubble hash today. It's been so long since anyone focused on regular bubble hash that the results were sure to improve massively just as the quality of cannabis improved drastically since bubble hash was last in vogue. With the mega-profits of chemical solvents, without people like Rakkems, Rosin Bell, Pez Bros, and many more, we may still be getting ripped off on cheap chemical extracts that are a far cry from quality cannabis. Dead Rosin If fresh-frozen cannabis is used to make "live rosin", dried and cured material is washed to make "dead rosin," of course. Taking the hand washed bubble hash from day one, Rakkems pressed it into some fire "dead rosin" as proof that even small buds and trim from dried material can create a quality, usable product when done right. Bird Tech/Rosin Sauce/Jar-Tech Using the rosin pressed from day one's ice water wash, Byrd showed the class how to create a live rosin sauce. In just a matter of hours it was evident that the rosin was changing and solidifying into THC crystals and terpenes. Here's the before photo: Several hours later: Mechanical Separation While I had to miss some of this class, Rakkems showed how to make solventless THC-a diamonds using the rosin press, with the same material washed the first day. Creating a similar end product as the jar-tech, in theory, where the terpenes separate from the THC-a. I'll let Rakkems explain it briefly: "Yeah, the mechanical separation is us taking the rosin and repressing it at a lower temp. to liquefy the terps and crystallize /solidify the thc-A into two fractions. The jar tech is doing that all at once in the jar with oven heat". Two ways to get to a similar end and the root of many solventless cartridge attempts, this mechanical separation drew some from out of state to attend the class. Temple Ball The man himself, Frank@Dank came on stage to teach traditional Temple Ball hashish passed along by Frenchy Cannoli. While no longer prominent, this style of hashish is almost a precursor for today's rosin press. Collecting and drying normal bubble hash, it can be worked and pressed into a "temple ball" to be aged appropriately. I'm not one who is very fond of the idea of aged hashish, however I can't slam the door shut until much more scientific testing is done. There's been a long-held belief, stemming from Frenchy Cannoli, that new compounds were found to be present in aged hashish that aren't present anywhere else. I hear there were somewhere around fifty new compounds contained in dry and aged temple ball style hashish. Until further testing is done to confirm or deny new compounds, the final result is out on that one. Unlike live rosin, this style of temple ball hashish does not remove the outer membranes of the trichome glands, but rather presses them in with the hashish. It is believed that these trichome membranes may allow a different process to unfold where cannabinoids and terpenes work their magic. More testing is needed to confirm the validity of new compounds in aged hashish. Frenchy Baby I first heard of Frenchy about a decade ago when he was rolling out bubble hash with a bottle full of hot water. He used the bottle filled with boiling-hot water like a rolling pin to press bubble hash into a more traditional pressed hashish or for temple balls. At the time I will admit, I thought he was half crazy, although I knew there was something to what he was doing, and I paid attention and respected the art of his craft. With chemical extracts improving rapidly around the same time, little attention was being paid to these ancient methods. It would take the next decade to go full circle, before anyone was willing to return to a more traditional style of hashish. And in case his message wasn't crystal clear, a surprise live zoom brought Frenchy remotely to the stage. While certainly different, I see many similarities between today's rosin press and Frenchy's rolling-pin of super-hot water. While Frenchy uses the hot water bottle to press bubble hashish, the rosin press also uses heat and pressure on ice water hash. Many of today's top techniques utilize aspects of Frenchy's tech, along with aspects from the long legacy of sieving, sifting, and pressing trichomes. Wrap-Up While today's six-star ice water hash from fresh frozen cannabis is the epitome of quality resin refinement, without each and every one of these prior techniques, we wouldn't be close to where we are today. Today's methods pull parts and pieces from each prior technique, including BHO and chemical extractions, which taught us a lot about what not to do and led to the invention of dabbing and dab rigs (water pipe for dabs). By the time six-star hash and live rosin was discovered, we already had a firmly built and evolving practice of dabbing, crucial to now enjoying the highest quality of hash. The evolution of hashish and it's culmination as ice water hash and live rosin, breathes life into the eternal and awakens the hashishin spirit of old. This ancient wisdom and tradition has been passed along for thousands of generations by word of mouth. Today's best hash serves as a portal in time, containing traces of all the methodology that came before and uniting a spiritual connection that knows no limits in time. It was an honor to be invited to Byrd_Extracts_Co class, where famous hashishins such as, Rosin Bell, Pez Bros, Rakkems, Mendo BudSmith, Gold Country Resin, Manzo-Gardens, Frenchy Cannoli and many more converged upon this historic summit to engage in an open transfer of ancient techniques made new. As it has always been, so it remains... #hashish #hash #weed #cannabis #cannabiscommunity #marijuana #thc #weedporn #hashporn #cannabisculture #terps #hashrosin #cbd #solventless #rosin #bubblehash #icewaterhash #dabs #hightimes #weedstagram #ganja #joint #stoner #hashishin #charas #drysift #extracts #kush #terpenes #dank #hashsociety #smoke #hemp #chillum #psytrance #indianpipe #psytranceparty #chillom #solventlesshashoil #italianchillum #chilum #fullmelt #canapa #chilam #ganjagirls #concentrates #goatrance #hashishlovers #goa #cilum #sho #boombolenath #community #cilom #hashlovers #cannabis #cannabiscommunity #weed #marijuana #thc #cannabisculture #cbd #weedporn #weedstagram #hightimes #hemp #maryjane #medicalmarijuana #ganja #kush #highlife #growyourown #life #dabs #dank #cannabissociety #highsociety #smokeweedeveryday #smoke #weedlife #cbdoil #bhfyp

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HashWriter's 2021 Fresh Press Rosin Awards

HashWriter's 2021 Fresh Press Rosin Awards

Let me begin by saying that Cannabis Cups and competitions are a rather skewed and difficult way to judge cannabis. Sometimes there is a clear-cut winner, at least in certain categories, but quite often the results are lacking. Speaking of categories, the categories themselves are often lacking, if not completely out-of-date with what the market has come to expect. The other issue is the timing of the events, which granted is fair to all, but not fair to the life of a farmer and the seasonal patterns of the year. Although the events tend to happen mid-winter when all harvests have been completed and the product is on retail shelves, too often the best batches never make it into the competitions. With the widespread use of light-deps, numerous harvests occur outdoors each year and timing is everything for Emerald Cup entries. Being able to smoke at least a full gram of rosin is crucial to understanding the hash. One dab can be quite a bit different than the next depending on what stage the rosin has reached. Normally by the time I finish a one-gram size jar, I am able to smoke the rosin in all of its consistencies. Experiencing the rosin as it is curing and buddering is really necessary to make a fair evaluation of the hash. This is almost impossible comparing gram after gram after gram with only a dab or two from each. So rather than a competition with all entrees at once, I took a little scroll through the "official hash archives" (my iCloud Library) and wanted to share some of my favorites for the 2021 year. 1. The Golden Rosin Award Out of an abundance of excitement for this flavor, I'll begin with my favorite fresh press Live Rosin of the 2020 year that came from an unlikely place. His first ever drop was such fire, that he was left wondering why nobody noticed or bothered to share about it on the Gram. That is, until he learned to use Instagram and found he had been missing everyone's posts. That's how you know he's about it and a true grower, not some marketing wiz. This is a very close finish for my favorite rosin of the year, but @Uncle Mac's Mimosa was not only insanely photogenic, it's the same genetic that ended up winning the Emerald Cup this year (although called Strawberry Jelly and in the Ice Water Hash division). @UncleMacs also operates @southfacefarms, providing some of the best cannabis that @papas_select puts out. There was little doubt who my favorite was, having left such a strong impression on me that I almost doubt my own memory. It was enough however, that I took note and filed the rosin in my brain's catalogue of precious terpene memories. I remember realizing that this is the orange terps of all orange terps, that I had been forever in search of. The perfect orange profile, not sour, or strangely sweet. None of the sour tangie terps or orange-juice citrus, but instead the sugary orange flavor of cheap-orange drink. It's like drinking sweet orange candy. 2. The Silver Rosin Surfer No question who my number two is and who I would have bet money on to win the Emerald Cup. Not only is he a half-decent guy, Eric Walz is pumping out heat and was last year's reigning champion with his grape-tacular THC-Bomb, which remains an all-time favorite. @HumboldtKineFarms and @Papas_Select's Zberries takes terpene tasting to a new level. I'm yet to experience terpenes as heavy and flavorful as the Zberries. I've also never experienced a cherry terpene profile as distinguished as this. Unlike most rosin that will have some flavor on the inhale, but wets the palette upon exhale, inhaling the thick cherry vapor of Zberries is unlike anything you have tried before... Trust me. I cannot urge everyone enough to get their hands on some of the Zberries Live Rosin. Every time someone does, they are sure to tell me how incredible it was. You're welcome! I think it's safe to say, everyone knows what the bronze medal is called: The Bronze Rosin Boner Third Place takes a bit of thought, and I arrive at another fan favorite and one I think everyone can agree, really stepped things up. The Garlic Cocktail by @Kalya and @Vesuvio_Gardens was one I couldn't' get enough of. The big stinky, aka Garlic Cock-tail, blew me away. An absolutely fabulous collaboration with someone I'm proud to know and have met, as Joe of Vesuvio Gardens showed me nothing but love. A generous dude, dead set on bringing some rare cuts from his farms excellent hash making terroir in the Southern Humboldt area of Whitehorn. Fourth Place The Emerald Cup's bronze medalist takes fourth on my list. Honestly, this garlic juice could be paired against any of my top three and holds it's own. These were all such phenomenal rosins as 2020 was the year of the GMO and Papaya crosses. The Garlic Juice by @southfacefarms and @papas_select was so good that it earned a nickname: The Gruice. The #Gruice is loose baby! Keep your eyes peeled for this one in rosin and in ice water hash. Fifth Place and Shared Honorable Mentions I don't think the Dirty Tangie was heavily in circulation, but it was certainly one of the most spectacular looking rosins I saw all year. A collaboration between @papas_select and Sugar Leaf Farms, this twist on tangie terps brought a mesquite flavor tasting like a tangie BBQ marmalade. ... and just for kicks, this Garlic Lemonade was otherworldly. A mixed live rosin working with material from @Emeraldqueenfarms and @tarhillcannabis, the Garlic Lemonade brought out the best of both genetics. The Pink lemonade sits perfect with Garlic Cookies to create a rosin where each flavor caters to the other. From Papas Select. To Conclude Thanks to some huge sponsors, these events are judged from digital dab devices rather than with a quartz banger. There is just no way to experience the full depth of a genetic through these on-the-go contraptions. E-nails set to standardized solventless dabbing temperatures would have been far more adequate for the competition. Regardless of competitive deficiencies, these events are a great way to honor the grower and the hash maker, bringing well-deserved attention to the craft. This is why regardless of the downsides, I support friendly competitions like the Emerald Cup and their ability to connect some of the best producers with their newest fans. Stay tuned for my Ice Water Hash and Rosin Badder/Cold-Cure awards to come and Subscribe to the blog or become a site member to keep up with email notifications for new articles on hashwriter.org ... Hash on! #hashish #hash #weed #cannabis #cannabiscommunity #marijuana #thc #weedporn #hashporn #cannabisculture #terps #hashrosin #cbd #solventless #rosin #bubblehash #icewaterhash #dabs #hightimes #weedstagram #ganja #joint #stoner #hashishin #charas #drysift #extracts #kush #terpenes #dank #hashsociety #smoke #hemp #chillum #psytrance #indianpipe #psytranceparty #chillom #solventlesshashoil #italianchillum #chilum #fullmelt #canapa #chilam #ganjagirls #concentrates #goatrance #hashishlovers #goa #cilum #sho #boombolenath #community #cilom #hashlovers #cannabis #cannabiscommunity #weed #marijuana #thc #cannabisculture #cbd #weedporn #weedstagram #hightimes #hemp #maryjane #medicalmarijuana #ganja #kush #highlife #growyourown #life #dabs #dank #cannabissociety #highsociety #smokeweedeveryday #smoke #weedlife #cbdoil #bhfyp

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Oh Right, Light Deps./Depping on a Modern Cannabis Farm and Getting Dicked in the Closet

Oh Right, Light Deps./Depping on a Modern Cannabis Farm and Getting Dicked in the Closet

It has been a perfect gift in a small and excruciatingly painful way, but nevertheless coming back to the world of cannabis after some years forced away, has allowed me to see into the questions and curiosities of the typical consumer. So many terms and concepts are used frequently in and around dispensaries, but lack a common understanding, such as CRC. With outdoor cannabis from Northern California producing the best hash on earth, it's time to tackle Light Deprivation. A Bit of Backstory Seeing that the market was transitioning once again, solventless refinement needed as many voices as it could get. With a plan to write, cannabis came calling at just the right moment, as I completed a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature and was poised to speak on a multitude of issues and life experiences. I'd witnessed legalization in Colorado back in 2013 and trust me, it wasn't legalization that interested me again, but the solventless revolution. With cannabis going legal the year before in California, the solventless revolution was unstoppable. It was enough to re-inspire my obsessive compulsion to study and learn everything I could about hash making in a practical way the average consumer could understand and make sense of, leading to Hashwriter.org. It was clear that little had changed in my years away and the more I learned about solventless refinement, the more I realized how little was known about chemical extractions and the ugly state of that industry. Point being I was away from cannabis and the industry long enough to see the operation with wonder and awe, that I had lost. Hell, I burnt out from a distance, until seeing my first gram of legit hash rosin in 2017. I didn't understand how it was even possible, but knew instantly that solventless refinement would change everything. I grew cannabis enough in my late teenage/early twenties to have an appreciation and immense respect for the plant and for the life and life-cycle that growing taught me early on. This changed the way I view cannabis and only a nasty opioid addiction could have ripped me away, as it did. Overcoming addiction and returning just in time for the incredible evolution of solventless hash, left hashwriter.org poised to educate. Light Cycle I have many of the same questions as everyone else and this concept of the "light-dep" seems to have come from nowhere, as they so often do in the Cannabis Community. Coming from Colorado myself, outdoor growing was rather foreign to me, but the principles and light cycles are the same. Light Deprivation or Light Deps, are an outdoor growing concept, one that has been heavily used the last decade, but is said to have originated in the late 1980s and 1990's Humboldt craft-cultivation scene. Light Deprivation, allows outdoor farmers to harvest two-to-three times per year, instead of only once in the Fall. By covering the plants with large-dark tarps or covers, outdoor farmers harnessed control of the light cycle. Think Indoors First To help understand the concept of light deprivation outdoors, let's think about an indoor grower and his setup first. The grower controls the length of light each day for his plants. Most indoor growers have their lights set on a timer, mimicking the longer spring and summer days with eighteen or even twenty-four-hours of light per twenty-four hour period. After a month or two of this Vegetative Growth (as it's called) or whenever the grower chooses, the light cycle is changed and the daylight hours are cut back to twelve hours of daylight, versus the previous eighteen or more. And that's it! That is all that is necessary to induce flowering. A Quick Sexing Cannabis Story When I was about seventeen or eighteen and learning about growing cannabis, sexing the plant was worrisome. So, when I started growing from seeds a year later, I was truly mesmerized when simply changing the light cycle actually worked! I learned most of what I know through trial and error, but despite hardly believing it would work, I cut my lights down to twelve hours per day to induce the flowering stage. Sure enough, just a few days later I could notice a change. Within the first two-weeks of flowering, I'd lost five of my six plants after they rudely revealed their hideous male packages to me: Gross. Dicks in the Closet. Shockingly, within days of turning the light cycle back the plants begin to reveal their sex, as the males develop these tight pods of pollen-sacks, looking thoroughly, like male balls at first. The females develop hairs in wisps, looking quite different and much more familiar to consumers, in just a matter of days. Now luckily for the modern cannabis farm, they grow female clones instead of seeds and don't have to worry about sexing-out, or removing the males, but the flowering process and light-cycle concepts remain identical. Clock Work Green Like clockwork, cannabis will flower with less daylight, as the shortened period of light signals the coming of Fall and Winter when plants would naturally flower. Controlling the light cycle allows indoor growers to have numerous harvests per year, or a seemingly endless harvest of batches in perpetual rotation. The outdoor grower doesn't have this luxury, instead depending upon Mother Nature's seasons. This means planting in the spring and waiting until fall, when plants will naturally flower for one big harvest per year. That is, ... without light deprivation. Light Deprivation Using tarps, tents, and high-tech automated systems, farmers now use light deprivation to create shorter daylight hours for their outdoor and greenhouse gardens. This technique allows outdoor farmers to harvest up to three times per year using natural light and light deprivation to block it out. For once the concept is as simple as the name implies, but the logistics of covering outdoor areas is a much different issue. Manual Light Deprivation Light deprivation comes in all types and styles including the hand operated tarps farmers must hang up at the end of every day and take down before sunrise every morning. Farmers use PVC pipes (see below) to create rows, which allow tarps to be draped over them. It's a labor-intensive ordeal that demands a rigid schedule. Leafly's article quotes Rachel Turiel of Herbanology saying, “Every day, someone has to be home to pull tarps. It absolutely ties you to the land," as “you can’t miss a day.” In fact, from my early growing years, messing with a plant's daylight schedule can cause them to turn hermaphrodites, exhibiting both male and female qualities, that must be removed to prevent pollination and seeds. “Every morning, I’m up at 5:30am to make my coffee. By six, I’m pulling tarps. And then again, I have to be home in the evening to do it all again" says Johnny Casali with Huckleberry Hills Farm. High-Tech Light Deprivation As if covering an outdoor garden wasn't inconceivable enough, we now have automated greenhouses that make light deprivation just a part of the daily auto-functions. Take a look at the black areas about twenty to thirty feet apart that go up the sides and over the top of the garden. These are the light deprivation tarp sections that automatically open and close each day on timers. Below is a better shot of one tarp section retracted overhead (that is if you can take your eyes off the flower!). Just left and over this stunning Cheetah Piss from @humboldtkinefarms & @manny_growz_, you can clearly see the black deprivation tarps fully retracted for the daylight period. The tarps will automatically close several hours before sundown and open just before sunrise during the flowering period. That is what light deprivation tents are all about. They deprive the cannabis of natural daylight by covering the plants, or the greenhouses with tarps. For the shortest winter days, mixed lighting greenhouses can provide additional LED lighting to maximize growth during the shortest daylight periods of the winter. Either way outdoor farmers can harvest multiple batches per year thanks to light deprivation methods derived here in Humboldt County, CA. "The Full Seasoners" Then there's the traditional outdoor option of full-season growing as normal. These plants are the ones the size of trees by fall. Crops are planted right around this time of the year, and one large harvest will happen in the fall. Some farmers swear by the full season grow, but I've heard others prefer Light Deprivation. I'll tell you right now, the best hash and rosin I have ever had or seen comes from mixed lighting greenhouses that utilize Light Deprivation. Fresh Frozen Push Thanks to light deprivation farmers have income several times per year, rather than depending on one harvest each fall. The ability to have numerous harvests per year was always a huge advantage for indoor growing, but not anymore. Solventless hash has helped shatter many of my long-standing beliefs that favored indoor cannabis, quickly realizing outdoor cannabis from Humboldt County, CA makes for the best hash on earth. As Light Deprivation has pretty much become standard practice, cannabis farming continues to make massive improvements, partially thanks to the demand for the great equalizer --- The Wash --- The Acid Test --- that is, Ice Water Hash. #lightdep #lightdeprivation #depping #deps #outdoor #hash #rosin #solventless #humboldtcounty #cannabis #cannabiscommunity #weed #marijuana #thc #cannabisculture #cbd #weedporn #weedstagram #hightimes #stoner #indica #sativa #hemp #maryjane #medicalmarijuana #ganja #kush #highlife #growyourown #life #dabs #dank #cannabissociety #highsociety #smokeweedeveryday #smoke #weedlife #cbdoil #bhfyp

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Hash Literati Handbook of Terminology: Trichomes

Hash Literati Handbook of Terminology: Trichomes

A working and ongoing terminology and definition list to embolden the writings of hash. Trichomes: 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. Cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids are produced within the trichome cells through biosynthesis. The psychoactive effects of cannabis are determined by the combination of terpenes and cannabinoids contained within these trichome glands, to the best of our understanding. Smoking Hash (trichome heads) Since the entire trichome gland is preserved, it will leave a bit more behind, but it's worth it. This is caused by the thin outer layer that contains each individual trichome. Rosin removes these outer layers to provide only the inside of each trichome, but loses the most volatile terpenes at the same time. There is some give and take with either method, but the best ice water hash should melt clean, leaving very little behind. Dab at about 500 degrees or just under, and allow the hash to slide off your tool - usually onto the sides of your banger, in globs or flags. Just as the hash is sliding down onto the surface area of your quartz, you put the cap on, as each individual trichome head bubbles and pops, releasing the breathe of the cultivar. The essence. It doesn't take a lot of heat to get those trichomes to boil and pop and the effect is divine. -Hash on, man! #hash #cannabis #weed #cannabiscommunity #rosin #terps #thc #marijuana #dabs #weedporn #solventless #cbd #hashrosin #society #kush #dab #hightimes #weedstagram #cannabisculture #sativa #indica #ganja #hashish #community #stoner #life #joint #bong

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The Future of Hash: The Hash Clubs of History Will Repeat

The Future of Hash: The Hash Clubs of History Will Repeat

While researching the history of hashish through contemporary literature, I was shocked to learn about the widespread existence of hashish parlors that were in every major US city as recently as the 1920s. I've been wanting to lay out an ideal future for where I want to see cannabis and hashish five to ten years from now, along with what we as consumers can do to help get there, when it dawned on me that history is bound to repeat! My vision for the future of hash sounds eerily like the untold "glory days" of a 1900's American hashish parlor. By the late 1800's, inspired by Fitz Hugh Ludlow's incredibly successful book The Hasheesh Eater (you don't want to read it), hashish was introduced to the West. By 1870 Ludlow’s work was republished, bringing hashish into the spotlight with, “hashish candy and hashish clubs popping up around the U.S.” Still, it seems a stretch to imagine public smoking domains, despite the current state of partial-legalization. "Over 500 hash parlors were operating within New York City" and believe it or not, "hash parlors still outnumbered the infamous speak-easys that the era was known for." Hash clubs are nothing new to America, they were just hidden from history, until now. In order to arrive at an ideal future, we need to envision where we are heading, and what everyone can do to support the future of quality cannabis access. Backed by "Too-Big-To-Fail" money, Corporate Cannabis isn't concerned with immediate success and aren't going anywhere fast. They're concerned with owning and controlling assets. Assets too big for me to wrap my meager financial brain around. Corporate industry strives for maximizing profit, regardless of consequence, which will never jive with high quality grass. We aren't going to beat them head-to-head. I mean no single company is going to overcome corporate cannabis. It will take a whole lot more than that, starting with our combined buying power and our full financial support to solventless products only. I see one way, and only one way out of this mess and toward an ideal future for quality hash: Informed Consumerism The way out has been written on my homepage since the first day Hashwriter.org was created. It's become my slogan of sorts and was the title of my first published article, which provoked me to create HashWriter.org. The phrase: Cannabis Concentrates for the Informed Consumer, has been the guiding mantra and focus of all my writing. Having spent the past two years influencing the turn from solvent to solventless, I now aim to end spending on any product symbolic of corporate cannabis. Informed Consumption is the answer to fight a corporate-owned and dominated America, but what does informed consumption in cannabis mean? Well, with new brands appearing on a daily basis, let's take a quick theoretical look at product categories to understand what they consist of and what they represent. *(Long-Time readers can probably skip product explanation and jump to my ideal future for the plant). 95% of Products Sold Today are Trash While there are always exceptions, the general premise of my theoretical analogies hold true. The small batch, hand made, solventless method of refinement stands directly opposed to the mass produced, mega-profit margins, of corporate cannabis and distillate extraction products. Vaporizer Cartridges If solventless refinement is the epitome of quality cannabis, vaporizer cartridges are quality's antithesis. Aside from one or two expensive, overpriced and hard to find, if not impossible to find, rosin sauce pens, the rest of the vaporizer cartridges are trash. They're worth little more than the metal and glass they come in, and represent mass-production, Big-Agriculture, Big Pharma, and the corporate elite's best interests. They're made from the worst of the worst cannabis, including crops riddled with mold. In fact, so many cartridges are so poorly made, that it is wise to completely avoid them. STOP PUTTING YOUR FULL-TRUST IN BRANDS What About Live Resin Carts? Most are not and many are proven to simply be distillate with added terpenes. Other than "emergency" situations, quit giving your hard earned money for a product that is a laughable excuse for cannabis. There are too many other high quality options to choose from, than buying the trashy hot-dog-flavored-water cartridges that support and scream corporate cannabis. Edibles Aside from Space Gem, who is phenomenal (And provides an extensive educational blog for it's consumers), every other product on the edible market is made from the exact same distillate concentrate that goes into cartridges, only worse. Unlike the cartridges, no one sees the oil in edibles, allowing producer's to use whatever dark and dirty oil they want. Producers making hash who decide to make edibles, are just cashing in on the useless "food-grade" hash, normally discarded. If one of best and most well-known hash companies are putting out white-label edibles, with ethanol in them, can you imagine how terrible some of the others must be? Avoid big names in the edible field and find @spaceGemca or another local solventless hash edible producer, who is committed to producing solventless edibles first and foremost. Chemical Extracts-BHO etc. Live Resin BHO is a vastly improved product from distillates, also using fresh-frozen cannabis. However, bulk fresh-frozen cannabis meant for Chemical Extraction sells for half the price of fresh-frozen material meant for solventless hash. The price of Live Resin products does not reflect this however, and sells for well over half the cost of solventless hash. I believe the vast majority of Live Resin extracts are one of the most overpriced products in cannabis (aside from distillates). While some Live Resin can be high quality, it is nearly impossible to tell who is running quality fresh frozen and who uses CRC to turn black sludge into passable low-grade cannabis oil. Rapper Flower Ah, yes one of my favorite topics. Celebrity and rapper promoted cannabis brands. Do I really even have to say it? When cannabis is sold under rapper, movie star, rock-stars, or big brands, they're clearly trying to cash in on celebrity and stereotype. Just say no thank you. What to Consume Quality Flower Let's start with cannabis flower. Unchanged by man's chemicals, some is anyways, the picked and dried cannabis flower contains everything desirable and a lot of plant material that isn't. Trying to find a brand that grows quality cannabis can be difficult. So many of the best and latest genetics are being frozen at harvest and dedicated toward hash production. Seek out quality indoor or mixed-light flower, from a trusted grower like @humboldtkinefarms. I recommend all flower smokers to try dabbing solventless hash instead; it is the future and all that tar and smoke, burning up plant material, is unnecessary. Dabbing solventless hash is unlike BHO dabs, despite using the same techniques. Solventless hash will melt and vaporize producing a smooth, flavor-packed, insanely accurate taste and portrayal of a given cultivar. I doubt that you will go back. Solventless Hash and Hash Rosin We have finally discovered how to remove, preserve, and present 100% trichome glands using nothing but water and gravity to refine. That's all we were ever after are the resinous trichome heads covering the surface of the plant. Now it is possible, perfected, and unlike anything experienced in cannabis consumption before. Not only is it a tedious, labor intensive process, but it's all done by hand. Using only water and ice to help remove trichomes, requires a major sacrifice in profit compared to using chemical solvents for extraction. Maybe more important than all of this, is the necessity of using only the highest quality cannabis imaginable, grown and tended to in small batches. The efforts and added interests necessary to grow hash making cannabis, refuse mass-production, and the general depravity of corporate consumerism. *Continued Informed Consumerism Leads Here: Hash clubs and parlors will return as history repeats. Dab-Bars and smoking lounges will allow for the full and proper experience of flavors and smells. Bud Tenders will transform from low-wage cashier's to Bar-tenders, becoming informed on the farmer, the flavors, genetics, heritage, and cultural legacy of each hash genetic, as though they were explaining a detailed Wine List or an intricate Sushi menu. And since so many products today are trash, menus will be free from hundreds if not thousands, of distillate and chemical-based clutter. The solventless method will become standard and work as an equalizer, allowing a blank slate to capture the full depth of each grower's craft and terroir. The solventless method is a grounding block, an acid test, a blind equalizer. While some hash makers are clearly better than others, it is a fairly simple, but heavily labor-intensive process that will level off soon, as the standard method. With the standardization of hash making, the attention of consumer's can finally turn back to the farmers who grew it. It is their cannabis after all. With solventless hash becoming the namesake of all our consumption, the product defies corporate control. With hash lounges popping up in small towns and cities across the country, local, farm-to-table cannabis experiences will be expected. Small local producers with unique genetics and interesting farming practices, will create rich new flavors, exclusively in fresh batches. The small-batch craft cultivation needed to make six-star hash, baffles corporate weed and they are forced to provide bargain-based products sold at a bare minimum. There are far too many sacrifices in profit, in the name of quality, for corporate cannabis to perceive solventless hash as a viable product. Hashish will become Federally legalized, as we branch out from cannabis' Garden of Eden, The Emerald Triangle, and explore the vast landscape that is America through the growth of this miraculous plant. You can already see the widespread popularity of small batch hashish taking off, with incredible cannabis coming from all over the country. We are yet to grow natural, outdoor-cannabis in so many different areas under different climates and conditions, leaving a lot in store to be discovered. The sooner consumers focus their buying power to quality solventless products, the sooner our hash tasting future can arrive. "Hey waiter! Excuse me, we'll take two dabs each of your finest specimens!" #cannabiscopy #hashcopy #hashwriter #cannabiswriter #weedwriter #copywriting #copywriter #marketing #digitalmarketing #copywritingtips #marketingdigital #content #advertising #art #yourself #print #instagram #fashion #original #copy #love #follow #digital #photography #like #tiktok #empreendedorismo #m #watch #c #shoes #drawing #bhfyp #tekstschrijver #bhfyp #branding #socialmedia #socialmediamarketing #contentmarketing #business #contentwriting #graphicdesign #seo #contentcreator #design #creative #emailmarketing #writing #contentwriter #entrepreneur #copywriters #advertisingagency #onlinemarketing #marketingonline #website #instagood #contentcreation #ecommerce #businessowner #facebook #entrepreneurship #covid #b #copywritersofinstagram #success

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Cannabis Copy Writing: A Blogging Solution for Dispensaries, Deliveries, and Brands!

Cannabis Copy Writing: A Blogging Solution for Dispensaries, Deliveries, and Brands!

There's Great News! Paid advertising is off limits to cannabis and related brands! For Corporate Cannabis this is a huge bummer, but it plays right into the hands of small businesses and providers, especially dispensaries, who can take advantage of a democratized advertising field, before it's overrun! It's an exciting and opportune time to gain internet notoriety, as proven by Hashwriter.org's ability to crack into Google's number one spot, without paid advertising: With dozens of new cannabis stores opening constantly, whoever wins the google search results game, will be successful. Here's what The Search Engine Journal, a leader in digital marketing, had to say in their lengthy piece devoted entirely to Cannabis SEO or Search Engine Optimization: "Organic Google traffic and SEO are the new best friends of the cannabis industry." Your Business depends on Google Search Rankings, and I have THE SECRET! Google's top search result spots would usually go to the highest dollar, but lucky for small businesses, "Paid advertising is either tricky or straight up impossible for many cannabis-related products due to the terms of service of many advertising platforms." With the two largest marketing companies, Google and Facebook declining all cannabis related ads, The Search Engine Journal, understands why SEO is the industries new best friend. A Catch 22 The site with the most traffic will show up first on Google, but for a new brand or store, this is a catch-22. If you had heavy site traffic, you wouldn't be concerned with improving your SEO or reading this blog. So how do you get traffic to your site, without Google rankings to drive it? Without paid advertisements to gain site traffic, most cannabis websites remain exiled in internet purgatory: A "ten-thousand-dollar professional site" is useless to consumer's and search engines alike, without SEO blogging. If we can't pay for the top search spots, who gets them? Sites Optimized for accessibility from all devices Sites that people spend the most amount of time on (possibly reading blogs) Sites that show their expertise and reliability (through relevant blog articles) Articles show reliability through readership and back-links to other websites and blogs (join hashwriter.org's massive network of blog-links). Blogging is the Solution (even if no one reads the blog) I can't stress this enough. It does not matter whether people read your blog posts or not, Google does. Just like this article, whether its heavily read or not, whether it brings immediate business opportunities or not, it's going to vastly improve my sites chances of appearing in searches for "cannabis blog writers" and various cannabis marketing searches. Forever! Google crawls webpages constantly to read the material and provide the most relevant results to each search. A few blog articles is usually all it takes to blow the competition out of the water and hashwriter.org is proof. With a responsibility to educate and endless material to write about, blogging should be every dispensaries highest priority for a list of reasons. Since a few posts is all it takes for a dispensary to hurdle the sweltering local competition, earn consumers trust, and communicate with fans, what are you waiting for? And it gets better. Double Edged Sword of Visibility Driving followers to your website through an Instagram feed is the perfect way to gain traffic to your website and improve your google rank. Since google has an ocean of material to choose from, I took advantage of my Instagram following to initially drive traffic to my blogs. After a few hundred social media followers read my blog, it had the traffic to rank and improve on google search results. Google understands if the person likes the article, which can increase your reliability and eventually prove your site's mastery over topics relating to your business. Now those same blog articles appear often in relevant Google search results, leading to my site, and even back to my social media. Its a double edged sword of visibility that should be every new cannabis brand or store's preferred method of marketing. Permanent Compounding Returns Thanks to a few hundred reads by my Instagram followers, those blog posts now work for me and continually strengthen my website, my business, and my online visibility, forever. This is why there is no better investment for cannabis brands, cannabis dispensaries, and all related businesses than the permanence of a simple blog page and its compounding returns. To Conclude I have been shocked at the ease of cannabis SEO, a clear indicator that the big boys are yet to venture into this domain. Beat them to the punch now, with personalized educational blogging that your consumers are going to thank you for, anyways. The rewards and incentives to pay for blogging are vast and diverse, covering so many positive aspects that it's hard to find a more valuable way to invest in your own success. Nine times out of ten, the only reason someone will come across that "ten-thousand-dollar-website," is because you paid a blog writer a few hundred bucks to write a post. You will quickly wonder why you paid for an expensive website, without including a blog. This is an opportunity to communicate who you are and earn loyal support by informing your consumers through a powerful blogsite. I sell my prior educational work as Copy for reduced prices and write fresh material for branded blogs. Book a free thirty minute zoom, send me an email, a DM on IG, or give me a call and lets get the ball rolling! Don't have a website? I can build you a simple site with your blog. Want an article about your brand on hashwriter.org? Reach out and if it's up to my standards, I may agree to write about your brand or product on hashwriter.org. #cannabiscopy #hashcopy #hashwriter #cannabiswriter #weedwriter #copywriting #copywriter #marketing #digitalmarketing #copywritingtips #marketingdigital #content #advertising #art #yourself #print #instagram #fashion #original #copy #love #follow #digital #photography #like #tiktok #empreendedorismo #m #watch #c #shoes #drawing #bhfyp #tekstschrijver #bhfyp #branding #socialmedia #socialmediamarketing #contentmarketing #business #contentwriting #graphicdesign #seo #contentcreator #design #creative #emailmarketing #writing #contentwriter #entrepreneur #copywriters #advertisingagency #onlinemarketing #marketingonline #website #instagood #contentcreation #ecommerce #businessowner #facebook #entrepreneurship #covid #b #copywritersofinstagram #success

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Legend of the Almighty Tech;  A #Baddertech Bro-Ship.

Legend of the Almighty Tech; A #Baddertech Bro-Ship.

My true thoughts and feelings regarding the #Baddertech can be expressed succinctly, through the words of Earl Woods, announcing Tiger to the Pro Golf world: "My heart filled with so much joy when I realized, that this young-" (#Baddertech) "was going to help so many people. This is my treasure: please accept it and use it wisely," know what I'm saying? And the #baddertech will "bring to the world a humanitarianism that has never been known before." -Earl Woods Whew, that wasn't over-the-top was it? Who else saw the HBO series about Tiger, or saw the preview run a thousand times with his dad saying the above in a profoundly, disturbed way? I am joking completely, I assure you. But knowing the satisfaction it brought me, I knew the #baddertech would make many others extremely happy, but was surprised by how fast it spread. When I first wrote that quote down a few months back I thought it was funny, in a ridiculous way, but shockingly, I'm finding more and more truth to the statement. Enough truth to change this entire start and write about sharing instead. The #baddertech is a tool every hash rosin smoker should know by now, passed along, read about, and shared freely to others. Putting a hashtag and a name to the tech is simply, the best way to help others. If you don't like to help others, as is so often the case, then feel free not to use the hashtag. Putting a hashtag and a name to the tech is simply, the best way to help others. If you don't like to help others, as is so often the case, then feel free not to use the hashtag. But, before I go on, ALLOW ME TO CLEAR A FEW THINGS UP The #Baddertech IS: for CONSUMERS. for FRESH PRESS style ROSIN (that is no longer semi-clear and "fresh") a tool to use "as needed," but not necessarily preferred. The #Baddertech is NOT: Whipping, Stirring, or Mixing fresh, fresh press rosin or hash rosin badder. for cold -cure rosin (Although it works, and works well, most forms of agitation will work just fine on cold-cure badder). Desired - It saves dry hash, but I want my hash fresh and clear. taking claim for anything on the production end (rosin badder or cold-cure badder). The #baddertech is designed for the consumer. It has helped with bigger jars but is meant as a trick to save single-gram jars of dry, fresh press hash rosin. A new jar of rosin that has already buddered, is a long way from the semi-transparent, soft-gooey rosin everyone expects to see. Once rosin is dry and buddered, any other method will cause the gram to crumble to pieces, rapidly accelerating the loss of moisture and declining in quality. Condensing the hash rosin together first, and carefully kneading over the surface (aka #baddertech), will transform dried out fresh press into a wet, shiny, "cold-cure-style" badder, which no longer requires refrigeration and will remain a stable consistency. For many who cannot afford numerous grams, the #baddertech is the quick, easy, solution to a dry jar. A solution that turns angry customers ready to return their product (myself included), into a fan of the tech and the hash. It's a win-win for all involved, and several producers are on board. The Imitators Despite pitching the #baddertech to 710 last August, I was confused why they hadn't shared it already. They all came looking and asking about it last year. It's obvious now, they cared more about saying "fuck off" to me, than they did about helping the core of their customers. This was a major aspect, leading me to write my first critical article, but I left this point out, as to not appear self-serving. Their swift no was a clear indicator of their ego and priority. Not that there was any need to pitch the idea. For well over a year, there have been numerous daily posts, including their tag, my tag, and the #baddertech hashtags. It was something they couldn't avoid, yet totally ignored. This refusal to help fans was right in-line with the "hair-in-rosin" fiasco, which took months for me to receive replacements, while receiving lots of company scorn. I could just imagine how they treated so many others. Their feed was full of complaints and hundreds, if not thousands, would have been so relieved to learn how to handle their "Sahara Desert of dried-up hash rosins". So, it came as no surprise when they tried to sneak one by last week, explaining the tech without mention. I'd been waiting for that to happen and expected nothing less. Pure imitation at it's finest. At least the post was instantly littered with #baddertech comments you can "see" here. Fresh Press Preferred While I enjoy the wet looking cold-cure badders, nothing can compare with fresh press live rosin. It is the least manipulated of all rosin consistencies and the most telling of a grower and hash makers skill in their craft. The problem with fresh-press rosin is the need for constant refrigeration and the inevitable point where the rosin hardens or budders. The #baddertech solves this problem entirely, allowing me to experience the fresh press rosin through the buddering stage, and turning it back to a perfect style of cold cure badder once it hardens. The #baddertech lets you experience the best of both worlds from fresh press hash rosin products. Tons of Love Hundreds have come to me overjoyed with the amazing and unexpected results. Not exactly easy to accomplish, there are ways to mess it up. Most figure it out from the article, but every now and then I'll get someone who needs to be talked through it a few times. These are the ones who have never made a woman orgasm, I deduce. It's all about the touch. Best of Both Worlds With the #Baddertech in my back pocket, I can take a few gooey globs of fresh rosin and then decide if I want it to budder and use the #baddertech. As is the case with most Papas Select, they're incredible when clear and fresh and rarely require the #baddertech. But for all those indoor grams that budder in minutes, the tech is vital. The same is true for all the out-of-staters. Everyone knows the one company who's fans are most in need of the #baddertech and yet, they were unwilling to communicate it to their fans, despite plenty of their employees using it. The companies that appreciate and are grateful for the tech, are those making impeccable hash and rosin, where the tech is rarely required. Go figure- Interesting Aspect I've found the #baddertech to have more in common with producers methods than I thought. In a recent conversation with @weedlivetv, I heard more about the process of cold-curing hash rosin and heard numerous similarities in the process. By pressing or condensing the hash rosin in the cold-cure, air trapped inside is released, causing liquid terpenes to rise and sit on the surface. Accomplishing this texture on a single gram of dry rosin is difficult, but the #baddertech makes it possible. State of the Industry While much of my time away from cannabis was forced, there was plenty of me that simply wanted nothing to do with the scene. Having experienced recreational cannabis nine years earlier in Colorado, the industry immediately shot for the stars, rapper weed, and the rest. It has already become an incredibly consumer-based culture, with everyone racing for more. These are the same self-serving attitudes, which resulted in nearly 80 years of absurdist Prohibition, that we are still unable to overcome. The Vile Maxim, "all for myself and nothing for anyone else," radiates from much of the community. Rather than sharing the tech, many want to change the focus. Weed quickly went from helping others, to a crazy consumer good. The vile maxim dominates every phase of life and cannabis is the one area where we can prevent this. Or try to. Give the tech, share the tech, respect the tech; It's the fucking #baddertech. Stay tuned for much more from hashwriter.org and hit the services page if you want to support the blog in any way or support us with a sponsored post! Advertise on hashwriter.org today or let me write for your own blog, and get a massive leg-up on the SEO competition. #hashwriter#hasheducation#hashculture#hashcommunity#hashdeeznuts#hwream#hream#hashisacrime#cannabiseducation#cannabisindustry#hashrosinhowto#learn#features#tiger#mrpotatohead#mrservice #cannabiseducation #cannabisindustry #cannabisconcentrates #hashishforidiots #hashforfools #hrweam #solventlesshash #hashisshforbrains #hashishin

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Where it All Begins: “The Farmer and the Hash Writer”

Where it All Begins: “The Farmer and the Hash Writer”

Imagine, a new industry arrived. One that from its inception is deemed a nine-billion-dollar industry, fully functioning in the shadows long before the “industry” ever began. An industry that will yield with it, monumental riches, heaping on generational prosperity to those with the gall to act. Imagine, being able to get in on the ground level of this Gold-Rush turned green, buying up land and throwing up greenhouses. While a cannabis farm has been a dream for generations of youthful smokers, today it’s a dream anyone in their right mind would share in. Eyeing an opportunity to get in on the ground floor, Eric Walz of Humboldt Kine Farms made the move many of us will only dream about. From the sunny So-Cal shores of San Diego to the Emerald Triangle and Humboldt County, California, the weed-world (pun-intended) is thankful for this solventless savant. Pumping out the finest Fresh-Frozen harvests in Humboldt County, helped the esteemed Humboldt Kine Farms surmount last year’s opposition, cleaning up in the most sought-after product category in cannabis: Ice Water Hash. He showed his first glimpse of genius by choosing to trust @Papas_Select. With the absolute excellence and precision quality Papa’s Select is now known for, Walz top spot in the Emerald Cup was solidified by a second-place finish for his Peanut Butter Breath. With Papa’s Select taking four out of the top five spots, I’d say both parties were on to something truly special. The two are working together to provide the best hash and rosin yet to reach California’s retail cannabis shelves. Only five years removed from So-Cal, Eric Walz has built a farm, a following, and a future for cannabis. A future that few are pushing further than the solventless producers of the new, ice-water-world of hashish. Leaving behind the warm winters of SoCal for a cold and rainy Emerald Triangle, Walz has the vision and wit to see opportunity, but more importantly, the nerve to lead and the will to act. When met with opportunity many would shy away from, Walz was forced to test his resolve. His actions and drive to further cannabis and anchor himself to the ground-floor of a brand-new industry, leaves Walz to be best described as brazen in his efforts. He’s connecting the best with the best, to be the best, and the results are irrefutable. In his first season in Humboldt, there was plenty to learn as one would expect and the first harvest was relatively small, but the evidence of quality was there. Over the next two years he would take things to another level, bringing the hash world some of the terpiest, tastiest, and most distinguished profiles of any genetics I have ever come across. Eric Walz’s outdoor, living-soil runs of THC-Bomb are nothing short of perfection and one of the clearest representations of what the new ice water hash experience is all about. It’s one of those terpene profiles best described, and quite perfectly described I might add, by Big-League Chew bubblegum, in Ground-Ball Grape. Lip-smacking, sugary-sweet, grape goodness with a euphoric blast to rival any other genetic. As if the gold medal THC-Bomb and silver medal Peanut Butter Breath wasn’t enough, @HumboldtKineFarms brought one bad-mother to the shelves this past year. The 2020 runs of Zberries are a delight that truly cannot be described. There is no way to do justice to the elaborate, heavy glass-staining flavor, coating your mouth with the strongest cherry and berry vapors imaginable. The abundance of sweet cherry is perfectly intertwined with touches and notes of gas and chronic. It is the “full-fledged-package” and I readily expect another top finish for the reigning Champ, as Emerald Cup judging is currently underway. Quickly acquiring a nice little genetic library of his own, Walz’s home farm is the optimal hash making terroir. Split down the middle with five thousand square feet of living soil beds that are harvested twice a year, and five thousand feet of Tier 2, mixed light greenhouses. Eric has no shortage of options when it comes to different cultivation techniques to produce optimal terpene profiles. The outdoor beds allow for full living soil and low input farming, where mother nature plays a key role in determining the profile of each batch. This allows for variation from batch to batch and year to year that can be distinguished as Vintage Variations. Walz believes in both full-sun, living soil and mixed lighting options to grow the terpene rich cannabis his home terroir is quickly becoming recognized for. Unlike modern and automated greenhouses, Humboldt Kine Farms runs a totally organic system of fertilizers that are “brewed” into a “tea”. To sustain life-forms in a living-soil garden, it requires a mix of organic ingredients. This “tea” as it’s called, is brewed, and then taken down the rows of both indoor greenhouses, watering his home plants by hand. The same is done on his outdoor rows, as each plant gets specific attention daily. Another legend among the Humboldt Cannabis scene @Mr.Miyagiwax is Head of Cultivation, formulating specific feeding programs centered around hash production. Walz credits Mr. Miyagi with the recent increase in quality, directly translated from @Mr.Myagi’s many years of experience and skill growing cannabis. Walz home farm is growing for hash, which means among other things, fresh-frozen harvests. This eliminates drying the cannabis flowers, preserving the full terpene profile of the living plant. After doing a quick, light-trim the cannabis is immediately bagged and frozen to perfectly preserve the trichomes covering the surface of the plants. With his farm functioning on all cylinders and @Papa’s_Select producing elite level hash and rosin from Humboldt Kine, Walz looked to expand his elite style of cultivation. A partnership was formed with Humboldt Cannabis legend, @Humboldt_Exotics and the partnership has led to the highest quality mixed-light flower operations. Setting a standard for Humboldt indoor quality, their first farm can be found @quantumhumboldt with more farms coming online soon! Utilizing the greenhouse’s protection, climate control, and various other automations common to indoor gardens, but with the added benefit of access to the sun, they're raising expectations. As a tier-2 certified, mixed-light garden, the maximum allowable Watts per square foot are greatly increased to 25. This allows for the maximum amount of light in addition to the fresh air and UV rays. These greenhouses utilize automated tarps to control light cycles, extending the winter days and shortening the summer light. Year-round harvests are possible thanks to “light deprivation,” which has become a common practice across the cannabis industry. Walz and co. are constantly optimizing every aspect of the garden. From the automated light deprivation tarps that expand over the garden and retract by themselves daily, to a fully automated watering system that nurtures the plants. This is modern cannabis farming at its absolute finest, combining a list of the best growing practices known today. Humboldt Kine Farms and Papa’s Select have changed the way people think about outdoor cannabis, beginning with the author of this article. It wasn’t until fresh-frozen harvests and ice water hash, that the true quality of outdoor growing was truly perceived. Prohibition’s reign had me stuck on indoor techniques for nearly a decade before the recent advances in hashish refinement helped refocus my attention back on Emerald County farmers, who are the heart and soul of the cannabis industry, after all. The cannabis world has quickly changed gears, allowing me and everyone else to appreciate the Emerald County growers like Eric Walz and his @humboldtkinefarms. Using the best of both worlds in a mixed-light garden, is symbolic of Walz’s drive to succeed through creative collaboration. As one of the first farmer’s I met after moving the HashWriter.org operation to Humboldt, Humboldt Kine Farms and Papa’s Select have allowed me to see into a world I once dreamed of. I thought I missed my opportunity years ago, but perseverance and a handful of incredible people have allowed this amazing plant to provide opportunities where there appeared none. Make sure to Subscribe to Hashwriter.org and follow @Hashwriter as I continue to learn and write about this incredible plant and what’s happening in post-Prohibition’s Emerald Triangle. Walz's early success has helped me and those around him to succeed, a trait that is rare in today's economy. Keep your eyes out for much more success and many more legendary cuts coming from Eric Walz’s @HumboldtKineFarms, @Papas_Select, and Hashwriter.org. 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Funny-Ass Facts for Gummies: The Saga Continues

Funny-Ass Facts for Gummies: The Saga Continues

My boy, Brian "Box" Brown, has provided a nice little evaluation of the situation with 710Labs. I must say, I was a bit shocked by the blow-back on the 710Labs article. I thought more people were aware of how producers do things, not much different than any culinary establishment who makes their soups from the leftover entrées and ingredients from the kitchen. Making ice water hash is systematic, with each mesh screen getting finer and finer, until nothing but clean water pours out of the bottom. There are naturally several grades of hash that are pulled, with a few mesh filter bags becoming "food-grade" hash. There's a valid reason why hash outside the 75-150u sizes is considered "food-grade" and it has nothing to do with me or my vocabulary. Brian "Box" Brown handled the situation well by articulating the factual find and legitimate resource of California State Lab testing. It was not "my test", as I heard numerous times. The Lab testing is the standard state B.C.C. (Bureau of Cannabis Control) testing that is required for every product that hits the shelves. Every dispensary is mandated to have copies of these lab tests, otherwise known as C.O.A.'s (Certificate of Analysis). The test was on record at my local dispensary, just as they are everywhere in legal California cannabis stores. In fact, back in 2017 when this all started, I remember being able to look up the exact terpene and cannabinoid profile for every last gram of @rawgarden I smoked. This area of transparency, designed to protect the consumer, seems to have fallen out of popularity as the market moves on. I've written on several of the topics in this comic and if you want to read more about C.R.C. (color remediation column) used in many BHO labs, that link is right here. State testing in California is more concerned with what is not in the product than they are in letting consumers know what remains within the product. It's understandable for safety reasons to test for things like mold and pesticides, but it tells us literally nothing about the product itself. Other than a quick scan of cannabinoids present, nothing else is shown for edibles. If my article on 710 Labs showed nothing else, the cut-off points, a.k.a. the L.O.Q. and L.O.D.'s are missing the mark. The Limit of Quantitation is the smallest unit that is given or reported numerically in the results and Limit of Detection is the minimum range that will register as detected. In the case of the 710 Labs gummies, the Limit of Quantitation is 0.1 , but the Limit of Detection is set plenty low at 0.0333 mg. What this means is that any of the cannabinoids being tested for containing at least 0.0333 shows up on the tests. However, a cannabinoid content under 0.1 but over the limit of detection 0.0333, will read as <LOQ. Common sense would seem to say that anything under 0.0333 holds little value, but the limit of quantitation needs to be lowered in order to decipher an exact amount. If there isn't a minimum of one tenth of a milligram or more we won't see specific results. Yet let me remind you again, anything over 0.0333 was tested for, it was detectable, and shown in these original C.O.A. tests. When something is rendering tests down to 0.0333, I'd say that's getting ridiculous. Possibly the L.O.Q., which is naturally greater than the L.O.D., may have been intended as a bare minimum amount that will have any sort of effect on the consumer at one tenth of a milligram. That would make sense to set a minimum effective range instead of deciphering one millionths of a milligram, however the L.O.Q. should be the same number as the LOD. That way we will get specific results for anything testing with at least 0.0333 of one milligram inside. As of now California does not require terpene testing for edibles and tests for other products are not mandated and do not appear on packaging. There are a few exceptions with producers electing to print cannabinoid and terpene ratios on the outside of their packaging. This is one thing that I highly commend Cali Stripe Extracts for doing. Hopefully others will elect to supply this information to consumers. With numerous solventless brands coming out left and right, something like transparency in product profiles can help some over the hump. The whole situation is strange, taking a plant criminalized for so long and now trying to squeeze it into set parameters, testings, and regulations the plant often refuses. Things will improve, but only if we the consumer continue to justly criticize constructively. Now if only producers could handle the criticism appropriately.... #710labs #hash #rosin #hashrosin #livingextracts #rosin #icewaterhash #bubblehash #solventless #hream #cannabis #cannabiscommunity #cannabisindustry #hashwriter #fullmelt #humboldtcounty #humboldt #cannabis #peace #love #papa #trichomes #hightimes #leafly #badder #sauce #rosinsauce #rosinbadder #premium #premiumrosin

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Punch Extracts Throws Down: Welcoming Punch Extracts to the Game

Punch Extracts Throws Down: Welcoming Punch Extracts to the Game

I searched, smoked, and waited, but found nothing wrong with @punchextracts to criticize. It's almost easier to criticize than it is to praise, coming from the soul of a Philly native and sports die-hard. It's become a matter of self-preservation to adopt the awfully negative frame of mind that says to "hope for the best, but always expect the worst" when it comes to our teams. Seeing some surprisingly low prices, I was well prepared for whatever, but Punch came through leaving me relatively speechless. And since, I'm about a month past due on writing this article, I figured I'd better get to talking... "Hope for the best, expect the worst." So many years of loss and defeat will do that to a city who goes above and beyond to support their teams. A similar mindset is appropriate for retail cannabis industries, since 90% of the products are something I would certainly never buy and prefer not to consume. With measured reserve, I was delighted at the truly impeccable and unexpected quality of Punch's cold-cure and fresh-press rosins. Their open box design speaks volumes in transparency: Their packaging is sleek and has the bottom portion removed showing the clear glass jars inside. The perfect-simple packaging to show off the product, without having to open it. This kind of packaging seems super-appropriate for a newer company, who really believes in their product and these guys certainly do. There's no hiding a poorly kept fresh-press or a dark-colored rosin badder, in an open-box display. As a newer company, I'd been hoping to find Punch Extracts for a while now. Originally, known and produced as Punch Edibles, the company has bought all-in on the solventless method. Hard to blame them as solventless concentrates are by far and away the most effective form of cannabis available today. The pure pleasure of enjoying clean trichome heads and experiencing a jar of fresh press rosin transforming throughout the curing stage, is a pleasure that can only be realized first hand. Thankfully, Punch Extracts is putting out no shortage of fresh press rosins for a price that has left many scratching their heads. This seems like the perfect opportunity to mention fresh press rosin. Everyone always asks which style I prefer and while the answer is usually fresh press, they can all be great depending upon the cultivar. General questions that require generalized answers don't work so well, but normally fresh press consistencies are the test of a companies skill. With all solventless varieties stemming from ice water hash refinement, the second process is always to make fresh-press rosin. Pressing the ice water hash creates streams of translucent rosin. The question is, whether it's done with the precision necessary to maintain that clarity until reaching the consumer. For most, the answer is no and they elect to whip the fresh press rosin into a uniform badder, as the third step or third consistency stemming from water hash. From there, others turn badder into a wet sugar or rosin sauce as a fourth step, but by the order of application, fresh press is the least manipulated of three or four rosin varieties. By simple matter of mathematics, I deduct fresh press as the elite version, but as many have proven, cold cure badder done the right way can be phenomenal too. Much like this Garanimals Cold Cure by Punch: Most rosin badders aren't exactly as appealing as the translucent clarity of fresh press, but when done well, there's certainly something desirable in cold-cures. When the badder retains a wet look, very much like these badders from Punch, it never lets me down. Check out the clear terpene layer drenching this Garlic Cream Cold Cure Badder below: With plenty of companies putting out rosin badder, which I often avoid, it's good to see someone using the cold cure tech the right way. Dark, dry-rosin badders can be less than desirable at times, but all the badders I've seen from Punch look absolutely scrumptious. Thankfully, Punch Extracts is using a Tier Pricing System, which explains the head scratching prices. The tier system, used by other producers that I have written extensively on here, benefit consumers with low prices for less than perfect batches. You can read all the ways and the reasons why tier pricing makes so much sense for the new industry here, And just like that, I found this: All of my grams were Tier 1, so keep my opinions measured and applicable to other Tier Ones from Punch. I have seen some solid looking Tier 2's and Tier 3-rated products going for the most reasonable rates in the industry. Thanks to a little automation and this tier system, Punch is bringing some of the best flower from Humboldt to their product line-up. All considered, I vouch strongly for punch as an affordable, yet high-quality route to exploring modern cannabis genetics. When I first threw the idea out there of writing about Punch, I offered to write an article on the #baddertech, but instead I'll leave that link right here. Since then they've really stepped up their game with a ton of super fresh grams on the gram. Keep your eyes on @punchextracts who have big plans for the near future, and as you can see, their hash speaks for itself. #weed #cannabis #cannabiscommunity #marijuana #weedporn #thc #weedstagram #cannabisculture #cbd #stoner #weedlife #hightimes #indica #sativa #smoke #ganja #kush #maryjane #highlife #life #smokeweedeveryday #high #dabs #medicalmarijuana #dank #highsociety #hemp #daily #community #bhfyp #bong #growyourown #weedgirls #bhfyp #love #weedmemes #weedsociety #joint #cannabissociety #stoners #smokeweed #marihuana #instaweed #terps #pot #bud #ganjagirls #art #photography #memes #stonernation #vape #hash #edibles #dab #weedculture #blunt #follow #weedcommunity #music

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Pelle Polare: Get Yours and Join Hash Royalty

Pelle Polare: Get Yours and Join Hash Royalty

Hash makers seem to flock together and nothing solidifies your spot in the Kingdom of Hash Maker's Heaven like some highly functional, customizable lab insulating gear from the fellas at Pelle Polare. Rock your brand and rock it loud with Pelle Polare protecting your investments, improving the longevity of your equipment, preventing condensation leading to rust and corrosion, all while significantly lowering temperatures to maintain the consistency of your wash. And to make things just that much better, another Italian-owned family business joins Hashish history. @pelle_polare (Italian for polar skin) will provide far more function than you may think possible. Cut and hand sewn by this family run business who has worked professionally with these materials for over thirty years. Made in the USA, Pelle Polare offers insulating covers for all types of hand-wash baskets and in whatever size or color you need. Pelle Polare wraps come in 5, 10, 20, 32, 44, 55, 100, 150, 300, and even up to 1,000-gallon sizes for all your growing and washing needs! Fully customizable branding will have you washing in style, while seamlessly promoting your name. Plenty of colors and options to choose from when designing your very own Pelle Polare. Whatever your insulating needs, Pelle Polare has you covered. For those home washes, don't even think of using a five-gallon bucket and your 220u work bag, without a Pelle Polare. The difference it makes in eliminating condensation, keeping wash temperatures consistently cold, and significantly cleaning up the look and feel of your home labs is astounding. Drastically cut back on the necessary amount of ice in your five-gallon buckets, Brute cans, and even your oddly shaped, auto-wash machines with wraps made to fit. Even minor impr0vements equate to massive gains in the highly scrutinized art of hashish refinement and consistent temperatures are key. Pelle Polare is for keeping that ice water colder for longer! And for those custom shaped 5-20 gallon automatic washers? Well auto-washers, we have you covered like a Polar Bear's Skin (not pictured is the top lid or "beanie" skin also available): Unlike the competitors, Pelle Polare uses Neoprene, rather than Scuba, since Neoprene far outperforms the older scuba material. Neoprene is a “closed cell” rubber-based product with polyester or nylon fabric on both sides. It is a military grade product used by deep dive suit companies, NASA, and Navy seals. The “scuba”/koozie type material used by our competitors (which is why they are a little cheaper) is an “open cell” product used in cheap wet suits and other clothing. For the surfers out there, you can understand the immense improvement of modern neoprene wet suits. The same technology allowing wet suit thicknesses to be cut in half, provides incomparable results for temperature control. Clear Testing Results With a neoprene insulator surrounding an average five-gallon bucket, the side by side comparison is clearly graphed below: You can see that the first half hour is when the temperature increase is the greatest without insulation. This first half hour-to an hour can make all the difference in the world for those light first washes. While you can see the consistent improvement with the Pelle Polare insulator, it maintains the coldest possible temperatures during the most critical moments of washing. Maintaining the coldest possible wash temperatures with less ice means less damage done to trichomes. Less ice, lower utility bills, more consistent water temperatures, and you already know the rest... BETTER HASHISH! Product Longevity The Pelle Polares are hand crafted with longevity in mind for both the items it insulates, as well as your Pelle itself. Thanks to the durable over-sized plastic zippers, your Pelle can be easily unzipped and removed for washing. Make sure to remove your Pelle and turn it inside out to dry. You can rinse it with clean water and when necessary soak the Pelle in warm water with a mild detergent like Woolite. Hang dry on a wide hanger to prevent creasing or lay flat to dry. This will keep your Pelle looking nice, while ensuring the Neoprene lasts years into the future. Commercial and Grow-House Application Rocking a Commercial build that requires 55 gallon tanks, barrels, and drums? No problem, as they have all shapes and sizes to set you up right. Pelle Polare can cut commercial costs when wrapping your reservoirs. Protect your valuable nutrients from UV harm, while keeping them cooler for less. Eliminate dripping condensation entirely, while reducing those surging utility bills with Pelle Polare in 1,000 gallon sizes. Custom Deluxe Wash Model For those looking for a serious upgrade from plastic trash bins, Pelle Polare now offers custom built washing containers with all the options a Hash maker could ever desire. Set-up your complete commercial hand-washing lab, or order one for yourself and take home washes into the professional realms with stainless steel, insulated wash bins now by Pelle Polare. Custom Hand-Wash Stainless Steel or Plastic Systems Brought to you through a special collaboration between @pelle_polare and @solventlessbnv, the Deluxe polished and refined hand wash vessels you have been waiting for are here! The newest TRIPLE-PLY Pelle Polare System has 12gA food grade stainless steel walls and an inch and a half drain valve that is even with the floor, providing full drainage with a custom Pelle false bottom (Our false bottoms are now available in 10, 20, 32, 44, and 55-gallon barrels). Choose the optional sight glass, temperature gauge, or the 220u mesh drop in work screen, and have everything shipped safe and secure in a Real Crate to protect your investment. Backed by top flight customer service and you have yourself a no-brainer shopping Pelle Polare. Conclude The Pelle Polare can be used in numerous applications. Anything from insulating a Deep Water Culture bucket to turning a five-gallon bucket into an ice cooler without all the bulk. Wrap everything from five gallon buckets to 1,000 gallon reservoir tanks. Check out their store for accessories and the latest hash maker's gear, like their insulated and waterproof Lab Jackets. Clean up your lab, clean up your hash, look good, feel good, stay cool, and make better hash when equipped with Pelle Polare! 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Real Blasphemy on Blast: 710Labs Gummi Warning!

Real Blasphemy on Blast: 710Labs Gummi Warning!

This one's too easy. I thought I would just show up and do my journalistic duty to lay down the clear-cut, lab-tested evidence, but I got bored and decided to eat a few. The cubes of "tapioca syrup, cane sugar, pectin, citric acid, and vitamin C" taste great, but block any "nuance" of their "private library of cultivars." I thought they were plain in order to warrant the marketing of single strain flavors, but trust me, flavor is the least of our concerns. At this point everyone is well aware that 710Labs outsources cannabis from a few Northern California farms, a problem no one seems to have issue with more than 710Labs themselves. Their repeated false claims as "single-source" inherited cult-like vibes long ago. With "Elefante" and "Created by Elefante" on their label, they appear to have a much different understanding of single-source, since I first praised them in "Avoiding Heady Halos: Single Source." But fine, work with Elefante, as I'm sure they're some cool San Francisco based, vegan Chefs, making the rare 710 Labs "Gummi" by hand for at least the last hundred-million years (I joke). I was surprised by the cheap, white, hard-to-open, generic-mylar envelope, so unlike 710Labs to skimp on packaging. Especially when their competition comes in a custom-reusable tin for ten bucks less. The labeling holds no qualms about it, spewing "single source" rhetoric, while claiming their "Full Spectrum Hash Rosin" cubes are unlike other "single compound THC Distillate" edibles, so I simply asked for proof. Since many of these terms hold little value in regulation, let's deal in facts. The C.O.A.'s (Certificate of Analysis) reveal trace elements of some pretty shocking finds, however we will save the best for last. Here's the COA reports thanks to one upside of California's prop 64 regulations: we can request state logged COA's on every product a cannabis dispensary carries. Thanks to some solid regulatory bookkeeping at my local spot, (Hey) two of the three COA's for 710labs gummies were located. Here's the Ghost Hulk gummie: For the Ghost Hulk #25 by 710Labs, there is one and only one cannabinoid present: THC. Despite the label's true claim that, "most edibles on the market use single compound THC Distillate," the tests would appear to confirm 710 Labs does too. There isn't a trace of additional cannabinoids that would be present in a solventless product. For comparison I made sure to collect some other records in my role as weed sleuth. Since I have previously supported an edible company for their Hash Gummies, I figure I'd better put myself on blast and compare Space Gem's cannabinoid content: You can see how Space Gem's edibles produced with Ice Water Hash contain the cannabinoids THC, CBG, CBC, and CBN. I'd expect nothing less from the original Hash edible brand Space Gem, who sources their cannabis from Humboldt's own Talking Trees Farms. I compared several products COA's, all to the same results. Most of Space Gem's products contained an even greater array of cannabinoids. The terpene question is one that 710labs elected not to provide, as it requires an additional testing fee. This is suspect in it's own right, granted terpene content of edibles is a tricky subject, with food flavorings containing non-cannabis derived terpenes interfering with tests. As I glanced at the testing for the Orange Cream #27, that's when it hit me: Now the repeated claims of being "single-source" and "full-spectrum" are pretty brutal, but these aren't even solventless! My worst assumptions from afar proved to be more accurate than I'd honestly thought possible. Appears they assumed everyone would be the victim of their "heady-halo," too blinded by the 710 awe to check the tests. Ethanol and traces of Methanol and Isopropyl Alcohol are all chemical solvents present in the gummies. A dead giveaway this is not a solventless product. The lack of cannabinoids and now the presence of harsh chemical solvents further my analysis. First thing I did was checked out Elefante's website, which was conveniently included on the packaging. And there we have our answer to the unusually cheap, white, envelope style packaging. The packaging and product come from another brand. For anyone unfamiliar with white label products, they let you slap whatever brand or logo you want over their generic cannabis products. Absolutely nothing wrong with white-labeling products in the growing economy, but honesty is everything, with regulation clearly failing to monitor or define many producers' common claims. And right on time, I found Elefante's flagship item that looks and sounds eerily identical to 710s gummies: "Combining carefully sourced THC Distillate," with 710Lab's stickers is a surefire way to get thirty bucks for a two-dollar product, while spitting in the face of their consumers. Especially for those truly in need of medicinal quality cannabis products, this is disconcerting to say the least. The increasing production of 710Labs cartridges (which are almost assuredly distillate-based as well) was bad. The increasing BHO products and the massive merchandise overreach was worse, but drop-selling distillate edibles as a "solventless full spectrum hash rosin" product marks a new industry low. I'm personally offended to have paid for these. I can no longer support this brand in good faith. The thing is they don't care and have said as much and acted in conjunction. They created the "headiest" of all "heady-halos," pulling the old rope-a-dope, to abuse brand loyalty and fool their own fans. In case you're wondering, the entire pack of gummies hit me, quite hard at first, only to be a fleeting high completely unnoticeable an hour and a half later; The true mark of a distillate edible. I tried to warn you, "the List" really is for Custys... As I've previously vouched for Space Gem, I did so for legitimate reasons. There is no question anymore, with the proof of Ethanol in 710's "Tapioca" pudding. #710labs #hash #rosin #hashrosin #livingextracts #rosin #icewaterhash #bubblehash #solventless #hream #cannabis #cannabiscommunity #cannabisindustry #hashwriter #fullmelt #humboldtcounty #humboldt #cannabis #peace #love #papa #trichomes #hightimes #leafly #badder #sauce #rosinsauce #rosinbadder #premium #premiumrosin

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Meet the Craft Series by Hash.Atron

Meet the Craft Series by Hash.Atron

Hash.Atron has engineered, fabricated, and produced the undeniable future of the cannabis industry, by automating ice water hash refinement for the hobbyist to the pros. As solventless ice water hash and rosin dominate the concentrate industry, we're seeing the trickle-down effect go industry wide. The Hashatron is the answer to the enormous demand for solventless hashish that few other methods can provide. Hook up electricity and you are ready to rock with the big boys. Automated and Plastic-Free The simple process of mixing ice, water, and cannabis before filtering the cannabis trichomes from the water has traditionally been accomplished with everyday objects. Plastic trash cans, plastic boating oars, and a few bubble bags is all it takes theoretically, to get up and running with a solventless home lab. However, mixing and washing some of the best cannabis on earth in plastic containers just won’t do. Regulation and heavy demand call for some aspect of automation, along with commercial and pharmaceutical grade builds. Luckily, the Hashatron is custom fabricated from stainless steel to meet regulations, while being fully customizable to meet your exact specifications. Craft Series Goes Small The future is solventless extracts and the Hash.atron is here to help, including at home. The standard 50 gallon craft series will fit through standard doorways, with its compact design. Opt for a double wall design and glycol cooler or to use your own, for superior temperature control. From the hobby grower looking to professionalize a small lab, to the largest scale commercial operations, the Hash.atron has an option for you. Gain control over the washing process like never before and ensure the highest quality results from every wash. Craft Series Transforms Small Operations The perfect answer to scaling, improving, or professionalizing the hobby grower or home hash maker's operations. The Craft Series Hash.atron comes pre-assembled around a 50-gallon mixing tank, allowing a ten-thousand-gram maximum wash capacity. Break free from synthetic washing bags, using our 220 micron stainless steel mixing basket. The basket traps your bulk material while allowing only the ideal range of trichome sizes to flow into your collection tanks below. Gravity fed, the Craft kits will supercharge production, allowing you to focus in on the finer details of the wash. With preset and adjustable wash speeds, you can also change mixing directions to find your desired result. Once it is dialed in you can save your settings for a consistent and repeatable process. Expanding? Growing... or should I say, planning to expand or increase production in the future? No problem, as all the products are retrofitted to work together. This gives you the flexibility to add additional features to Craft Models, like a glycol chilled collection tank or water re-circulation pump, in the future. Everything's custom fabricated to provide whatever design or dimensions you may require. The “Brains” The Hashatron’s software or “brain” is controlled by the large touchscreen display. By recording, documenting, and sharing data, the Hashatron’s an open source system of information. This means different producers can key in on successful settings developed and determined for different cannabis cultivars. This can save years of R&D by sharing data and configuring the most effective and efficient variables for each wash. By engineering and fabricating numerous pieces of hash washing hardware to work in unison, the Hashatron’s ready to run away with the game. Designed in the US of A The Hashatron was engineered to meet the strict quality standards necessary to compete with top solventless producers. The proof’s in the pudding (or fresh press rosin that is) with the Hashatron producing certifiable results. Plus, you don’t just get the machinery, you get an amazing group of people with decades of experience helping to get things up and running right. Along with a flawless install process, these guys ensure everything functions efficiently, with training to get up and running fast. Commercial Pro Series Hash.Atron Looking to make unparalleled leaps in the speed and quality of solventless hash-making? Starting with the 60-gallon washing vessel on top, the triple walled design brings precise control over the temperature of the wash. Instead of relying on ice and cold water alone, the three-wall design works as a thermal jacket around the inner wash basket, for consistent temperatures. A 20-gallon Glycol chilled collection tank continuously cools the entire process of the wash. Finish the setup with a water cooler and sprayer head to rinse your hash. Built in features make this machine a one-man job to replace the wet and grueling man-hours previously spent inside walk-in coolers. Single Operator The final touch was made by installing a crane arm, for a true single operator design. No ladders, no helpers, as the bulk biomass can be lifted and placed inside the washing vessel with ease. And when the cycle finishes, you can run a second wash with the same water or flush it for a fresh second wash with the press of a button. Dry spin lets you rinse most of the water before removing the filter basket and lowering it safely to the ground. Small features like the crane arm are proof of the years of development, experience, trial, and error necessary to perfect the art of solventless hash automation. Better Equipment, Better Hash If you have the flower to match, the Hashatron is ready to pump out batch after batch of six-star ice water hash. It’s the final piece allowing solventless producers to command respect and meet the enormous demand for the product. The Hashatron is the solventless extraction lab of the future, here today. If you’re tired of chasing, get ready to lead with the full suite of Hashatron hardware. Need the Whole Damn Lab? Completely customizable options for prefabricated, commercial grade, solventless labs in 20 and 40 foot options. Have the lab delivered to you, with shipping, set-up, and training included. Check out the features and some pics of our pre-fab. lab designs: Fully customizable with all the options shown below: #hashwriter #hashatron #hashAtron #Sho #solventlessexperience #liverrosin #coldcure #hashautomation #futurehash #dabnation #hash #rosin #solventless #singlesource #transparency #cannabis #420 #concentrates #extracts #hashrosin #ROsinbudder #rosinbadder #zuboff #weed #hashwriter #dabnation #OG #hream #fingertech #baddertech #hashonomics #hashisacrime #hashnuts #hashistitepimp

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Fade Space S-tier Inserts

Fade Space S-tier Inserts

People have been trying every way possible to tap into the heady marketplace, but very few products stand the test of time. Some products failed so long ago, that they're being re-released to another generation of high paying, one-time customers. It isn't the first time and it won't be the last. But, as it is with anything, people are looking for different results. As a daily hash and rosin smoker, I was happy when FadeSpace reached out to try their S Tier insert, especially for dabbing ice water hash. Who this? I'd originally heard of FadeSpace for the #fadespacesavedmypeak hashtags. With their SiC inserts (Silicone carbide), the company really improved the all-around experience for the original Puffco Peak electronic dab device. Since leaping to popularity, I'd been asked enough times by my followers, to realize a keen interest exists. Their popularity caught on and by the time they asked me, I was already looking forward to trying their inserts, especially for ice water hash. The Tech These guys have discovered several different high-grade materials perfect for maintaining temperatures and increasing vapor and flavor production during the dab. From the original Silicone Carbide, or SiC inserts, came the improved S-Tiers made from Aluminium Nitride, and for the biggest ballers of all, they offer the X-tier, a Single Crystal Silicon Carbide... (maybe someday). All these high-end materials come from other technology, usually applications requiring high thermal conductivity. By thinking outside the box, FadeSpace has borrowed materials developed for other industries, to improve the efficiency of solventless dabs. Finding crazy new materials to smoke on or out of, is what we have always done before, mastering the art of building a bong out of quite literally, anything. They sent me the 25mm S-Tier model that fit right in my Bear Quartz banger, (that I love, stand-by, and purchase frequently, Yo @bearquartz!). The insert is well made, laser engraved, and came in a dope FadeSpace printed card-board box. The Materials The S-Tier insert is a chemically inert ceramic, called Aluminium Nitride. Here is what a ceramics engineering facility in New Jersey called Accuratus says: Aluminum Nitride, formula AlN, is a newer material in the technical ceramics family. While its discovery occurred over 100 years ago, it has been developed into a commercially viable product with controlled and reproducible properties within the last 20 years. High Thermal Conductivity The high thermal conductivity allows hash to vaporize at lower temperatures while creating thicker, denser vapor during the dab. Their site says the S-tier insert has "Extremely High Thermal Conductivity of over 200 w / m / K - " that is "133x Greater Than Quartz." While the SIC insert offers thermal conductivity 80x greater than quartz, the S-tier doubles it. Don’t worry if you don’t understand thermal conductivity yet, because you will with every dab. Heat-up For the S Tier, I was glad it recommended using it as usual, instead of a drop-in type set-up. I’ve played around with most set-ups and none have ever stuck with me. From inserts to cold starts and various other shapes of quartz, I’ve always gone back to the simplicity of decent quartz, a torch, and a carb cap. With the S Tier insert, I’m able to leave it inside my quartz banger, heating it simultaneously through the quartz. Instructions recommend this or else a cold-start, where the insert provides an added layer of protection against burning. Rosin Dabs I’d been hearing a lot of low dab temperatures lately from people I often trust. Right away using the insert I understood how some veteran smokers dab at or below 500 degrees. I started with rosin and found I needed to reduce my starting temp from 535-40 down closer to 500 degrees. It was evident from the first dab, how well the insert maintains heat, but what shocked me was the flavor. Quite honestly, I haven't had anything taste this strong since the first and only time I ever purchased a CRC chemical extract from Cali Kosher. That's what I was reminded of as pure flavor dumps out of the insert. I had to take another dab to make sure I wasn't losing my sanity, a thing that goes missing more frequently than ever before. By reducing overall starting temperatures, the flavor is bound to be increased. And while reducing the starting temperature of dabs works since the insert maintains heat longer, the insert also produces a noticeable vapor at temperatures far below any quartz. So despite beginning a dab nearly fifty degrees lower, it will maintain that ideal temperature range of 450-500 degrees for much longer, while also continuing to produce vapor down to nearly 300 degrees! Pretty amazing, honestly. Ice Water Hash Water hash is a difficult concentrate to dab and at times can be extra finicky. Certain melts seem to want to burn, or else only produce very fine vapor, leaving something to be desired. With ice water hash being the shining star hash heads worldwide congregate toward, the difficulties in dabbing are made up for in effects. Despite owning an InduxLabs electromagnetic rig and several electronic dab rigs, I still only smoke hash on quartz. None of the products currently available work well for ice water hash besides a good temperature reading device and a quartz banger. I had hoped this insert could be part of a solution. It is. I dialed in a few flags of some full melt @Papas_Select hash, dabbing around 475 degrees. The flavor can only be described as enormous. Seriously, with each passing dab I am enjoying the S-Tier insert more and more. It allows water hash to melt, bubble, and vaporize with a fullness or density of smoke, unaccustomed to ice water hash dabs. I had a particularly tricky batch of 120u hash, and the difference in vapor production with and without the insert was astounding. After two difficult dabs of water hash without the insert, I hit the next dab perfectly with it, and the S-Tier instantly became my new hash friend. The surface of the S Tier increases flavor, especially towards the end of a dab. When my quartz alone would cease to smoke, the S Tier keeps it going. I can get a couple extra pulls off each dab with a noticeably thin vapor you can feel more than you can see. Downsides I’m usually about quick and easy and do not like having to clean and maintain more than is necessary for me to get lifted. With the insert, it requires longer torch times and can take forever to burn off inside my quartz. After a few dabs, I noticed the insert turned dark under the torch and took me several minutes of direct torching to burn off. I think it gets seasoned on the the first few dabs, and after the initial burn-off, q-tips and alcohol have kept it from happening again. Tweezers you can hold the insert in, while torching it directly, are crucial. The only other drawback, a huge drawback personally, is the increased time it takes to heat up. Granted the material absorbs heat incredibly well, heating much faster than the quartz surrounding it, but it's still more material to heat up. For its flavor and vapor production with ice-water hash, all negatives can be easily over looked and I'm completely sold. For rosin dabs, I'm somewhat torn, using it half the time. Conclude The design and construction of the S Tier insert is clean and well crafted. It will certainly improve the dabbing experience and can protect some of the burnt hash out there from overdoing cold-starts. As mentioned earlier, it is not often that a new tool becomes a part of my holiest-of-holy dabbing routine. I look forward to trying the S-Tier Carta version, using the temperature-controlled app, as I've had some success with it on the go. Fade Space delivers with some amazing materials that will definitely improve your experience, while flattening the learning curve for ice water hash dabs. If all else fails, I'll slap em' on my BMW, as I'm overdue for a brake change, anyways. 🤪 #weed #cannabis #cannabiscommunity #marijuana #weedporn #thc #weedstagram #cannabisculture #cbd #stoner #weedlife #hightimes #indica #sativa #smoke #ganja #kush #maryjane #highlife #life #smokeweedeveryday #high #dabs #medicalmarijuana #dank #highsociety #hemp #daily #community #bhfyp #bong #growyourown #weedgirls #bhfyp #love #weedmemes #weedsociety #joint #cannabissociety #stoners #smokeweed #marihuana #instaweed #terps #pot #bud #ganjagirls #art #photography #memes #stonernation #vape #hash #edibles #dab #weedculture #blunt #follow #weedcommunity #music

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The Similarities Are Staggering Cops & Convicts

The Similarities Are Staggering Cops & Convicts

The closest comparison that can be made to a police officer, is not the usual run of the mill arrestees, but the real institutionalized convicts covering America the prison system. No other person or position in modern society compares as equally and wholly to a police officer, than the gang members they mimic. The level of hatred for police came almost as a surprise to me. A level of pure hate that I cannot fathom, realizing my fight is not at all like theirs. I had to set my sights much higher, finding true displeasure in those responsible for such legislation. Maybe it was the convict code and certain behaviors that truly displayed the level of hatred toward the man and anyone caught talking to the man alone. The usual convicts daily battle both in prison and on the streets is simply to evade them, fool them, and get away with petty drug deals chasing bottom feeder dollars. Right there's the counterpart cops to best handle those most similar in stature. Or maybe it was the level of civility that confounded me. I realized right away that doing time meant going unnoticed. On the inside, the cop always wins, and so a level of decency bordering on respect is normally paid from convict to Overseer. This deep seeded hatred for the men in blue was juxtaposed by a civility and respect between offender and guard, that I needed to learn. Both parties despise a rat, which guards made surprisingly clear. Choosing to enter these horrible confines daily, the police evolved into an element more criminal than any I've ever come across to this day. They emulate the convicts they oversee, feeling inadequate to control groups of gang members. Watching convicts work out daily, leads the cops to do the same (using the same prison gyms). The yard's plastered in full-sleeve tattoos, leading police to hand their hard-earned money over to someone who is probably an ex-convict, to further emulate those they oversee. There wasn't a guard in prison without full sleeves finished or in the works. Between working out and getting tattooed, these cops have embodied the criminals they supposedly dislike. I watched as new cops were employed, and saw how fast they transformed in less than a year, becoming a kind of convict themselves. Is this a surprise? NO. Hell no. They are followers and only following along with what society deems normal, (despite society remaining clueless about what is really occurring). You do not sign up to be a prison guard without the intention of being a cop, otherwise some guards are retired cops. It goes both ways. I don't know what is worse now that I think about it: A prisoner expected to function in society after such barbaric and inhumane treatment, or the new cop sent to protect society, who is also coming fresh from years of institutionalization. They pose equal threats outside of prison and to society at large, although one of them always has a gun... #criminaljustice #criminaljusticereform #criminal #criminaldefense #crminal #justice #incarceration #massincarceration #hash #rosin #hashrosin #livingextracts #rosin #icewaterhash #bubblehash #solventless #hream #cannabis #cannabiscommunity #cannabisindustry #hashwriter #fullmelt #humboldtcounty #humboldt #cannabis #peace #love #papa #trichomes #hightimes #leafly #badder #sauce #rosinsauce #rosinbadder #premium #premiumrosin #fuckpigs #fuckcops #closethepolice #hashisacrime #innocenceproject #lastprisonerbullshit

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Cannabis Marketing & New (digital) Media: Advertising Democracy

Cannabis Marketing & New (digital) Media: Advertising Democracy

Update: I got my Instagram back, but this is the article I wrote in the days without it. When I began to write, I wrote out of passion and with a sense of urgency. I had no clue people who didn't know a thing about cannabis, (and don't care) would fawn over my rhetoric for the reasons they did. I love the support and was absolutely thrilled to find thousands who sought the same answers I had previously sought. But I also learned about copy writing and how a good writer can gather a handful of sought after terms, keywords, from any industry, and use them to write blog articles to significantly improve their search ranking results on Google. Now I'd known of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and website ranking, (hence several top Google ranking blog pages of my own), but with a long list of other options, mainly money, blogging was just one small element of getting your website and brand seen. Paying to run ad campaigns through Google and Facebook, would top the marketing list. Up against financial adversaries, a blog seemed low on the list of priorities, yet I could feel a specific demand for my work. I didn't realize the harsh restrictions on brick and mortar cannabis marketing existed online, as well. I soon realized the two largest online advertisement companies, Google and Facebook, completely refuse cannabis and anything cannabis related from paid advertising. This includes cannabis culture brands and educational sources. Unable to pay for physical or online exposure, marketing would almost appear... fair. I immediately understood the value of blogging, without paid marketing. A legitimate blog is the main measure setting one company's site over the other in search results. Especially over the long-run, as SEO organized blogs act as a permanent draw to your website, improving and multiplying a brand's online visibility over time. Without the usual alternatives in paid advertising, the ability to write about and discuss the complexities and details of hash and hash culture is sought after among advertisers. And whether people read these blogs or not isn't important. They are read by google and used to determine your websites reliability and rank during every google search. The value of SEO blogging is maximized for cannabis brands who can tie into my network of top brands across the industry, with back-links to hashwriter.org. (Services) With paid advertising strictly off limits by Google and Facebook, Instagram appeared to have completely democratized marketing for the cannabis industry. Used daily by over 3 million people, a number constantly growing, Instagram is a free and easy way to showcase a brand. The perfect medium for brands and businesses to have free access to their consumers, was too good to be true. A transparency was forming through the digital community, allowing people like myself, to help inform other consumers and weigh-in on new brands. It even was helping to hold producers accountable, but we can't have too much of that in surveillance capitalism, now can we? The algorithm that is Instagram appeared to democratize the very undemocratic advertising industry, allowing everyone to have similar access to brands, products, patients, enthusiasts, and even the farmers. Unable to pay off the search engines, a wicked social media campaign can be a brand's best friend. For the high-end hash community a picture says a thousand words. IG appeared to level the playing field with an equality I was surprised by. New brands that people love, catch on quick and the market appeared to be working in competition to expose fakers and reveal the highest quality hash-makers thanks to the visuals and reviews. You know, the idea behind capitalism. Free market competition is supposed to promote the best product, but advanced marketing campaigns have long since intervened. For all industries quality is not the goal. This fact illimunated by the long list of manipulating tactics imparted through the marketing material. Product competition hasn't been true in any industry for eons. As much as I feared losing my account due to Instagram's regulations, from everything I'd read and gathered I would be alright. It seemed only drug dealers and those selling cannabis were being shut down. I also thought an education page would be left alone with thousands of others blatantly breaking laws and so much more, right in public view. I was wrong. I had conversed with thousands, and had always been respectful and clear, responding no and no thank you to anyone offering or asking anything from me. Nothing was ever bought, and nothing was ever sold from my account. Hell, nothing was given either (except information). If there ever was a responsible, and well-intentioned use of the platform, it was @hashwriter (aside from maybe some story jokes). My Instagram was intended for one thing and that was helping to educate others. It ended up becoming more than I expected as an opportunity to express myself with a sense of humor. Then it was gone... Understanding the temporary nature of Instagram from the get-go, I made sure to secure the permanence of a website, knowing the gray area was thick and deep for social media and cannabis. Good thing I did. For all the good that was coming of Instagram, the transparency, and democratizing marketing, the very opposite is true when you pick and poke specific accounts. And this is where the problem is rooted in something much larger, and much darker than just cannabis marketing rules. The ability to single-out, delete, censor, and silence any account at any time, proves the basic nature of social media is not a way to express and communicate but rather a way to control and limit, to silence and regulate, to observe, to predict, to dictate behavior. It is behavior modification at its finest and creates a fluid and flexible Panopticon that would impress (or scare the shit out of) Michel Foucault. It's funny, I didn't study marketing in school, (I have addiction to thank for manipulation), but I did study some digital media theory, a theory that's stood since Marshall McLuhan prophetically stated in the late 1950's: "The medium is the message." "The medium is the message", is truer nowhere than the heady glass and hash communities that revolve around IG posting for nearly everything. For the hash smoker its transformed the ritual of enjoying good hash. The consumer has become an advertiser for brands we purchase. As Instagram infiltrates a massive market, their message is as clear as ever: We are in control. You have no control and no say over who will get to play and who will not. We dictate who succeeds and who gets deleted without warning, usually silencing a voice. The message is one of control. The same man would also say: "We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us." With paid ads removed from the marketing equation, the industry is advertised by the people paying to smoke it. The medium of Instagram is the message as the app strategically changed the way many smokers enjoy hash. Melt-shots and Black-market brands exist right alongside California's legal producers. And forced to walk on eggshells, brands rely on creators for content without being banned themselves. Legalization left so many unable to keep up with the regulations, who had previously produced products sold at the same dispensaries open today. Many of these brands continue to produce retail style products, promoted and sold exclusively on IG, right next to legal brands. There have been plenty of instances where I cannot distinguish the legality of a company or what state they are in. And with tens of thousands of followers, Instagram allows some traditional market brands to thrive in a national or even global market, meanwhile shutting down legal accounts and small brands. What a mess the regulators created. Honestly, I knew deep down there was nothing democratic or fair about media marketing when the app determines who is seen and who isn't. With control over who's content is shown, how frequently, and to how many, the process had always been concerning. They amplify the influence of whoever they pick and choose (think melt shots). I was able to live in denial for a year, considering access alone to be significant. This level of unknown select-ability I could live with, growing my account to over four thousand before rudely being shown the door. Engagement allowed me to forget the discrepancies of the algorithm. Despite seeing others lose their accounts, it's easy to be sucked into the very world I'd feared from the start. Just like in everything else I do in life and everything I think about, I always remember the little guy. Did 710labs send me a few grams to make-up for the thousands I'd spent on hash rosin full of hair? Yes, but only after months of emails and arguing and even me writing an article titled "My Temporary Breakup With 710Labs" that nearly a thousand people read. What did that tell me? It told me that thousands of consumers who don't have a voice were being shit on. I'd heard plenty of stories about how awful they were treated by 710 Labs, but I defended the brand forever, until witnessing it decisively firsthand. I bring this up as I think about how many people, and how many other brands and accounts are deleted and prevented from having an opportunity or a voice. This is a micro version of a macro problem, highlighting how general internet oversight, especially an extremely biased oversight, is an oppressive force that infringes on our freedom of speech. Fuck your rules. We don't have it wrong Instagram, you have it wrong. With one state after another legalizing, there's absolutely no just way to remove an account about an industry deemed essential. Maybe I will get my account back, but it's highly unlikely with cannabis advertising anything but democratized. What to do now...... #cannabizz #cannabiscommunity #cannabiseducation #cannabistheory #solventless #hash #rosin #hashrosin #livingextracts #rosin #icewaterhash #bubblehash #solventless #hream #cannabis #cannabiscommunity #cannabisindustry #hashwriter #fullmelt #humboldtcounty #humboldt #cannabis #peace #love #papa #trichomes #hightimes #leafly #badder #sauce #rosinsauce #rosinbadder #premium #premiumrosin

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Enjoying Hash Part One: The Perfect Rosin Dab & Dabbing Without All the Toys.

Enjoying Hash Part One: The Perfect Rosin Dab & Dabbing Without All the Toys.

After being forced to refrain from "the plant" for years, I went through the re-learning process of dabbing and found very little help anywhere. I'll lay out some of my guiding indicators, you could say, to figuring out how to hit the perfect rosin dab without owning a temperature tool. But first, what is the perfect dab? Too Cold It's become evident many are dabbing at temperatures so low everything fails to vaporize. Is it delicious and an enjoyable dab at temperatures of 450 or less? Of course, but does it effectively vaporize everything? No, I do not believe so. In my article on Dab Temperatures, I laid out the science behind cannabis vaporization and the temperatures at which cannabinoids and terpenes are proven to vaporize. THC-a vaporizes at the high temperature mark of 430 degrees F., so while a beginning dab temperature of 450 gets close, it just doesn't provide the full effects I'm looking for. Too Hot Dabbing too hot causes THC to convert to CBN (cannabinol), which induces sleep and a heavier high. For nearly a decade, my dabs increase in temperature as the day goes on, knowing about this conversion. Those 450 temps work for my day-time dabs, but as the day grows old, slightly increased temperatures have always created a heavier high for me. Weedmaps says, "CBN is something of a “sleeper” cannabinoid" and that THC also turns to CBN over extended periods of time. Good enough for me. Skeptical Science I always look for sources and references for my facts, but I've become increasingly skeptical of who is writing and with what science. Our research and studies are decades old, performed on lab rats, and god only knows with what starting cannabis material. I trust my experience. We could always grab temps from the first Google search result, that says the following: "The medium temperature for dabbing is around 700°F." Yeah, if you like to scorch and ruin every single dab you take. Thanks Yo Dabba Dabba. While something around 450 is slightly too low, you never want to dab any type of concentrate over 600 degrees F, and even that is extremely hot. Conflicting Methods Confuse What has struck me currently is that temperatures are being discussed, and even argued, despite entirely different systems and set-ups. 450 may be too low for a quartz banger that will quickly decrease in temperature compared to an e-nail, that maintains a steady temperature of 450. Furthermore, the quality of quartz and the use of inserts or even terp pearls cause a banger to cool off much slower. With traditional dab tech, you could start at a lower temperature than someone else, if you are using inserts to help maintain heat. There are a ton of elements that alter beginning temps, but 450-550 is the correct range. No temp device? Here ya go..... You finally decided there was something to this and splurged on an 85 dollar gram of hash or rosin. You either decided you wanted to smoke big-fat, delicious melt-shots of clear gooey rosin-globs or make flags of six star, full-melt hash with the big-boys... eh? Or you just realized six star ice water hash and rosin is just too incredible not to try. Regardless, you made the correct decision and narrowed in on the pinnacle product of cannabis refinement. Grab your quartz and torch and let's go. For the newest of New-News: While there's a ton of toys and different techniques, the usual method is as follows: Torch the piss out of your quartz, until its glowing red or just about. Wait until the quartz banger cools down to between 550 to 450 degrees F. (depending upon the type of concentrate). Using some kind of tool, scoop a dab from the jar and place it inside the hot quartz banger. Immediately place some sort of cap over the quartz banger. Inhale- (While inhaling you can turn the bubble cap to push the oil around the quartz) Exhale Grab a Q-Tip- While everyone tries to avoid the q-tip tech at first, it's not optional. Once you take a few dabs you will see why. The banger will turn black, smoke like crazy, and require several minutes of direct torching before burning off the prior dab. Q-tipping after each dab will prevent a ton of wasted butane, a lot of nasty black burning smoke, and allow you to taste your hash, while it vaporizes efficiently. Wasted Dabs Defined You might waste some hash. Let's get that out of the way so you don't get all crazy about things. Even a "wasted" dab will still get you high. My definition of a "wasted dab" is one that is far too hot, causing the dab to smoke briefly for a second or two, before burning into your quartz. If your dab only smokes for a second and no oil remains to q-tip, it's burnt. It's going to take a few dabs to dial things in, but if you aren't burning your hash into the quartz, we can work with that. You can always re-torch a cool dab for a few seconds here and there, but there's no coming back from a scorching hot dab. Timing Time your torch. It's as simple as that. Time how long you torch your quartz banger for, and time how long you wait before dabbing. If I always torch for thirty seconds, I know to wait 1:35-1:40 seconds before dabbing. This is the best way to find some consistency in your routine. A key to timing the dab is to fill your torch with butane before every use, so you are getting a consistent flame. I usually torch for 45 seconds and allow 1:45 to 1:55 before dabbing. This is by far the best way to find some consistency in your method. The key is to start low, where you are q-tipping a yellow oil after the dab. You want the leftover oil to be a dark shade of brown, but not black or combusted into the atmosphere. Points of Reference After a while you will be able to gauge how hot your dab was by the color of the oil remaining. Dabs that leave a light-yellow oil behind can be hit with the torch for a few more seconds and inhaled again. Re-torching a dab, there's a distinct line to cross when suddenly it loses all flavor and begins to taste noticeably burnt. This is how you know you got every bit from the dab, before it crosses over and begins to burn. By timing your torch and cool downs, you will be able to dial in your dabs as close as you can to this perfect level of full vaporization. To define what the perfect dab is: The perfect dab is one that effectively vaporizes all terpenes, cannabinoids, and flavonoids, without anything of a burnt taste. If you have the money to waste, you can sacrifice the efficiency of each dab in exchange for maximum flavor. This way it might take a few extra dabs to receive the full effects. For the rest of us, full-flavor and full effect is the idea behind every dab. It's one hit at the highest possible temperature (550 usually), without converting THC-a to CBN, or noticeably burning the terpenes. With experience, you will learn each variety of cannabis and variety of concentrate changes the desired temps slightly, but in theory, the objectives remain the same. #cannabiscommunity #notemptool #howto #howtodab #howtodabhashrosin #dabs #dabnation #globs #globmops #papasselect #710 #710community #hash #rosin #hashrosin #livingextracts #rosin #icewaterhash #bubblehash #solventless #hream #cannabis #cannabiscommunity #cannabisindustry #hashwriter #fullmelt #humboldtcounty #humboldt #cannabis #peace #love #papa #trichomes #hightimes #leafly #badder #sauce #rosinsauce #rosinbadder #premium #premiumrosin

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Feds Fake a Bill: More Bullshit and Blocks to  Restorative Justice

Feds Fake a Bill: More Bullshit and Blocks to Restorative Justice

From my recent notes: NBC reports "The House voted Friday on the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, or MORE Act, which decriminalizes cannabis and clears the way to erase nonviolent federal marijuana convictions." However, 'the Senate is unlikely to approve the bill," as usual. Nice effort I guess. I have several felonies for cannabis, which would be unaffected. Federal marijuana convictions are extremely rare as they fall to the state level where retroactive reform is needed. It may get there, but not like this. Cannabis hasn't built a rebellious economy in dozens of states by going through conventional channels. Otherwise, we would still be waiting on our bipolar system, for Federal oversight. I was just writing about how cannabis prohibition is the last remaining issue from the civil rights movements of the 1960's and '70s. It's the only issue that hasn't been won-over, or changed, on anything but the state level. And while states have rolled back cannabis laws, they basically refuse to expunge prior Felonies. With the real damage done after serving time or being convicted, nothing has changed. In Colorado, the state leading legalization efforts, it's still a fight and a battle to expunge past cannabis convictions. It is not approved or put into law and you do not have the right to expunge or "seal" your criminal record, even for cannabis. A long, drawn-out procedure of court appearances require an attorney, costing thousands of dollars. Like other states legalizing cannabis, the procedure to seal or expunge prior convictions is an intentionally complicated process, leaving victims confused and overwhelmed. According to the Drug Policy Alliance, almost half a million people were arrested over the past decade for cannabis in California, while "California courts have received just 1,506 applications for reclassifying past marijuana-related crimes, since state residents gained the option to do so last year." Just last year did the process become available and this is a state with medicinal cannabis dating back to the mid-nineties! Those numbers reveal what everyone convicted already knows. The same corrupted courts that convicted a defendant pick and choose the cases to seal or to expunge. Why bother? It's no wonder why only 1500 out of a half million cases filed for relief. California residents have just about as good a shot as I would trying to seal my felony THC charges from Rick Scott directly, in Florida's horrific system. Longer criminal histories are just one of many reasons for courts to reject the petitions to seal or expunge a defendants case. There are many legal logistics you would otherwise never hear about, unless reading what I am about to say. The following is one of a hundred ways prosecutors prevent restorative justice, long before the opportunity arises. When I was 21, having no criminal record, I proceeded to leave a house party with my car, in a black-out, however I was parked in. Determined to not let a little truck stop me, I backed into it quite a few times before quitting. When I was arrested, I had about six charges against me, but after the District Attorney got his greasy-gross hands on the case, the number jumped to sixteen. Sixteen charges with nine felonies! A bit harsh, but truly nothing out of the ordinary for how this system operates, as I would soon learn. In the end everything was dismissed, except one misdemeanor and one deferred Felony for Criminal Mischief. Complete two years of probation and the felony goes away, but the misdemeanor doesn't. Why the meaningless misdemeanor that I can't even remember? Because it prevents my case from being sealed or expunged from my record, even with successfully completing probation. This is just one of the many tricks played by prosecutors who have the scales of justice cemented in their favor. Side Note: Without accepting the misdemeanor and deferred felony deal, I would face all sixteen charges at trial. That's a risk very few are willing to take. Meanwhile it's basically an admission from the DA that 14 of the charges are bullshit, yet refusing their plea offer meant facing all nine felonies and six misdemeanors at trial. This Bill has no chance in the Senate, but the energy and momentum of several states approval joins a global rise in cannabis advocacy. In her article on Cannabis law reform Sophie Quinn says, "It is part of a global movement to end prohibition. The U.N. Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted this week to remove marijuana and marijuana resin from the category of the world's most dangerous drugs, paving the way for additional research opportunities," opportunities our Federal laws prevent. Just as the 70's civil-rights movements were generated around the world, cannabis advocacy is having a domino effect. But until Federal law changes and state law follows with retroactive reform, hundreds of thousands of victims continue to suffer as convicted felons, despite the admitted injustice. “[The bill] creates a horrible precedent by retrofitting criminal sanctions for past conduct every time a new law is changed or passed,” Carolyn Tyler, a spokeswoman for Republican Attorney General John Suthers, told The Denver Post at the time. It's morons like this that hold us back. A fitting statement for someone who doesn't want to be told she is wrong or admit to mistakes, even when the law says to. A long and dark history of injustice prevents anyone involved with the Prison Industrial Complex from looking back and admitting to necessary change. Cruel, foul, ignorant-injustice will be the lasting sentiment of this system, especially with thinkers like Suthers leading the way. #blindedlegality #practicelawonyourownlife #getouttheway #hash #rosin #hashrosin #livingextracts #rosin #icewaterhash #bubblehash #solventless #hream #cannabis #cannabiscommunity #cannabisindustry #hashwriter #fullmelt #humboldtcounty #humboldt #cannabis #peace #love #papa #trichomes #hightimes #leafly #badder #sauce #rosinsauce #rosinbadder #premium #premiumrosin #cannabislaw #criminaljusticereform #cannabislaw #gloriousignorance #stubbornignorance #ignoramus

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The Evolution of Cannabis Concentrates From Solvent to Solventless

The Evolution of Cannabis Concentrates From Solvent to Solventless

Trying to navigate the recreational market of cannabis concentrates has proven difficult even for experienced consumers. This article will explain the evolution in cannabis extraction technologies, the major methods defining extraction techniques, and give an insider’s perspective of the finest cannabis hashish available today. A Quality Awakening As cannabis markets continue to gain traction, inconsistent and largely unpredictable markets have left recreational consumers in an informational fog. Try as the industry may, or may not to inform consumers, the lack of knowledge was evident when an established Colorado hash company opened a second operation in California. Expecting high demand for their solventless concentrates, the demand for their solvent-based counterparts came as a surprise. Initially hoping to eliminate solvent extracts from their product line-up, the company was forced to devote about half their overall production to solvent extracts, until information spreads and attitudes start to change. Over the past year several companies have joined the solventless side of history, but consumer understanding remains largely stagnant. For those immediately overwhelmed by terminology, cannabis extracts, concentrates or hash are all interchangeable terms describing concentrated cannabis. Under these umbrella terms, two distinct categories emerge depending upon whether chemical solvents were or were not used to extract the hash. Hence: solvent or solventless. A brief overview of cannabis concentrates will help consumers to understand the evolution away from solvent extractions and toward a superior solventless future. Old World Methods: Dry Sift and Bubble Hash Before regulated cannabis markets, cannabis extracts had long been in use. These old-world methods of cannabis extraction use very basic solventless techniques to create more potent, concentrated forms of cannabis. Dry sifting is easily the oldest form of cannabis extraction and a prime example of one solventless technique. Something as simple as shaking dried cannabis over metal screens and collecting the residue underneath creates a solventless product called kief. Dark brown bubble-hash, made popular decades ago, is another ancient technique using only water to make hash, without chemical solvents. After decades of stagnant and limited old-world methods, changes in legislation allowed cannabis sciences to flourish. These old-world hash methods were quickly forgotten, replaced by the astonishing progress of modern solvent extractions. Solvent Based Extractions The emergence of solvent extracts revolutionized cannabis around 2011, creating new categories of cannabis products that exploded onto the scene. Not only did solvent extracts produce the most potent and cleanest forms of hash ever seen at this point, it also created new possibilities for hash-oil vape cartridges and cannabis extract infused edibles. These solvent extracts use butane, propane, or other hydrocarbon solvents to extract, or “blast” cannabinoids from the plant. By running solvents through cannabis and then purging or removing leftover, residual solvents, a super-potent, premium hash oil product is achieved. Regulated markets require testing to ensure only a safe level, if any, of the solvent used in the extraction process remains in the final product. Wax, Crumble, Shatter This technology ushered in the first wave of concentrates to medical and recreational markets under the descriptive titles of wax, shatter and crumble. While these effective and affordable products can still be found today, far superior products have largely replaced wax and shatter. Distillation techniques can further purify and isolate THC-a, while removing harmful residual solvents. For a time, Solvent-free was used to describe this ultra-purified distillate, but the needless term has fallen out of use. Solvent-free is still a solvent extraction using chemical solvents, don’t be fooled. Distillation extractions have fallen into general disfavor as they destroy the flavorful terpenes and valuable cannabinoids, necessary to create the “entourage effect.” The Entourage Effect This “entourage effect” happens when the medicinal and recreational properties are most effective, pronounced, and impactful due to a full range of terpenes and cannabinoids being present in the final product. With companies manually reintroducing terpenes to their final extracts, it’s an attempt to restore what was lost during solvent extraction processes. Many brands claim to use cannabis derived or food-grade terpenes to infuse or reintroduce terpenes into their purified hash oils. While this adds flavor and taste, especially to distillate cartridges, it’s far from an ideal solution. Armed with this new information, the informed consumer looks for a full profile of terpenes and cannabinoids in their hash. Fresh-Frozen and Live Resin BHO With terpene preservation a new priority, all aspects of hash making were reevaluated. By using fresh-frozen cannabis flower, solvent extractions quickly reached new heights. Using the same techniques as prior solvent extractions, the cannabis plant is frozen immediately upon harvesting, rather than trimming and drying the crop. Freezing the plant preserves valuable terpenes helping to create a new category for hydrocarbon extracts under the general label of live resins. This live resin, containing vastly greater profiles of terpenes and cannabinoids than earlier waxes, shatters or crumbles is sold as live-resin sauce, sugar, badder, frosting, diamonds and more. Many versions of live resin re-use previous terms that describe consistencies. These live resin solvent extracts outperform the wax, crumble, and shatters of old, and are priced accordingly. Some of the best solvent extracts available today use butane or CO2 to extract hash oil, which forms THC-a crystals and diamonds seen in live resin sauces. Having learned the value of terpenes and cannabinoids, early efforts to purify THC were clearly misled. The industry defining use of fresh-frozen cannabis flowers greatly improved the quality of all extracts having realized the psychoactive effects are largely dependent on the various profiles of cannabinoids and terpenes. Pure THC-a crystals and isolates are easily achieved with solvent extractions but, produce inferior effects both medicinally and for recreation. New World Solventless Methods Discovering the “entourage effect” as described earlier, these elements of cannabis allowed old-world solventless techniques to be re-inspired and reinvigorated with the benefit of healthy genetics and a hearty understanding of past mistakes. Having gone full circle, solventless techniques are again at the forefront of the cannabis industry, having attained near perfection for our current understanding of cannabis anatomy. Ice-Water Hash Using the lessons and tendencies of nearly all prior extractions, the solventless method, in all its final forms, begin with the same initial process to make ice-water hash oil. Often referred to as solventless hash oil (SHO), fresh-frozen flowers are submerged in ice and water, soaked and agitated before the water is filtered through mesh screens. As these mesh screens are measured by microns, the increasingly finer mesh works to separate and extract only the trichome heads that break free from the cannabis plant. The 120- and 90-micron mesh screens usually collect pristine trichome heads. After scraping the remaining material from the screens, its sieved onto trays where the hash can dry using modern techniques of sublimation. The results are beyond phenomenal and are sure to shock even life-long cannabis consumers. This technique isolates only the most potent and psychoactive parts of the plant, to produce white to clear solventless ice water hash. When done with precision 6-star ice water hash is formed. The hash can be sold and consumed as is or undergo additional solventless techniques to produce hash-rosin. Hash Rosin Not to be confused with live-resins, (or flower rosin) Live Hash Rosin uses pressure and slight heat to squeeze ice-water hash, into hash-rosin. Some companies have elected to whip their rosins into a solventless badder or allow their hash rosins to undergo a cold cure process that creates textures and varieties like hash rosin sauce. Regardless of the final solventless rosin product, they all begin with ice water refinement. These simple, natural methods of separation are quickly being adopted by companies known for live resin. As solventless concentrates are safer, cleaner and superior in quality to solvent chemical extractions, the race is on as the industry shifts toward a solventless future. Setting Solventless Apart While I’d be happy to never see another solvent extract again, without the miraculous breakthroughs and advances in all aspects of cannabis manufacturing and production we may have not yet arrived where we are today. When using solvents to extract, the trichomes, which contain the full spectrum of terpenes and cannabinoids, are dissolved by the solvent, which is then evaporated, leaving behind dissolved trichomes. In solventless hash, these trichomes remain whole and are never dissolved or broken down. Instead they are broken free by agitation in ice and water, separating the trichome heads from their less-active stems. These valuable trichomes heads contain everything pertinent and are never destroyed, dissolved or melted like solvent-extractions are forced to do. The benefit of keeping the heads of these trichomes whole results in a far superior product expressing the full profile of terpenes and cannabinoids the way Mother Nature intended. To Conclude The natural profiles found in cannabis trichomes lends itself directly to the "entourage effect," that solvent extracts were found to be missing. Extraction techniques are not equal and depend upon whether quality or mass production is the aim. Solvent extracts have quickly begun to represent the old-guard of mass-produced cannabis concentrates, with the solventless new-guard focusing on quality, small batch, hash and rosin excellence. 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The Master List of Hash and Cannabis Terminology

The Master List of Hash and Cannabis Terminology

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 I 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 I will add the appropriate ones to the list. Custy A word that only a true "custy" would know to use. Cannabis Concentrates: Terminology and Concepts 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. 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 changes 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 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 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 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 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. Light Deprivation/Light Deps 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. Kief_poop Cunt-hair-Thanks Dad. BHO-Not really weed. Hydrocarbon Extraction-Not Weed. Sieve

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The Ice-Water "Acid Test" & Humboldt Kine Farms

The Ice-Water "Acid Test" & Humboldt Kine Farms

Dissenting in Abrams v. United States, Justice Holmes proclaimed that “the best test of truth is the power of the thought to get itself accepted in the competition of the market.” Economic markets have since become a pervasive metaphor for free speech, with market tendencies, sales numbers, and all-around HYPE dictating truth and quality. In a culture of consumption, the ability for a brand to speak their truth (the truth that they are in-deed the best) is often relegated to market manipulation and advertising that capitalizes on post prohibitions rightfully uninformed cannabis consumers. Thankfully, solventless hash-making serves as an "acid test" of sorts, helping to distinguish the best cultivators and cannabis across the industry. With Humboldt Kine Farms and @Papa's_Select taking Gold and Silver in the 2019 Emerald Cup, it's the category I cling to. Ice water hash is the truest measure of quality cannabis in California and Humboldt Kine Farms is the current number one. Who better to begin with as I tell the next chapter in hash making history? With the cannabis consuming community slowly waking up to the quality solventless products require, I've been waking up to the immense quality of sun-grown Humboldt County cannabis. With the precision required to produce solventless full-melt hash and rosin, I'll be honest when I say, I didn't think outdoor flower stood a chance. It took some time and some solid evidence from @papas_select to win me over after a lifetime of indoor preference. Thanks to the undeniable "acid test" of ice water hash and rosin, I'm a believer in sun-grown Humboldt hash and I'm not one to jump ship (proven by my Philadelphia fandom). The results are irrefutable however, and carving out a new place for hashish royalty, rightfully enough, back where it all began. There's no better example of pristine sun-grown cannabis than the reigning hash champion of the Emerald Cup and my favorite hash producing farm: Humboldt Kine Farms. With their over-the-top grape flavored THC-Bomb, washed by the very best at Papas Select, Humboldt Kine locked up the Gold Medal during 2019's Emerald Cup for solventless ice water hash. Don't let the name fool you, the THC-Bomb tastes like a mouthful of Ground Ball Grape Big League Chew. Sugary-sweet grape bubblegum candy, packing a punch that remains the best hash and rosin I'm yet to come across. Just in case there was any doubt, they took the Silver Medal also, for their impeccable rendition of Peanut Butter Breath. And with their latest Zberries Premium Rosin pictured below, you could say Humboldt Kine's a cut above... After putting together an impressive resume of prestigious awards, Humboldt Kine is taking the fresh-frozen hash-making and cannabis world by storm. And for most cannabis smokers who are yet to venture into the dabbing domain, the secret is out- the best hash on earth, undoubtedly comes from the best flower. No other product rips away the flashy veneer of swanky packaging and rapper recognition, quite like solventless hash. Using only cannabis, ice, and water to remove and preserve cannabis trichomes, there's little room for error and cultivation practices are put under a microscope, quite literally. Solventless hash is an industry indicator and true test of one's ability to grow thriving, healthy, and hash-producing cannabis crops. With ice water hash successfully yielding no more than five or six percent of the total starting cannabis material, you can begin to imagine the precise metrics involved. It has taken just four short years since relocating from sunny So-Cal to his new Humboldt County farm to strike gold. Working with Papa's Select, who hunts the most sought-after farms across the Emerald Triangle, makes Humboldt Kine's early success even more impressive. With Eric Walz at the helm, Humboldt Kine has quickly gained notoriety and is geared for long-term success in the new industry. Using tried and true methods of living soil, full-season beds, and two dynamic mixed-light greenhouses, a professional touch of old-school wisdom comes included with the infamous @Mr.Miyagiwax helping to tend the gardens. Generations of cannabis growing and hash producing wisdom converge to grow the finest cannabis and hash producing plants on Earth at Humboldt Kine Farms. With a keen interest in cultivating, Walz wasn't just determined to succeed, but to succeed in the most prestigious of cannabis growing climates. A bold move for anyone and one that is paying off handsomely, in ways that weren't entirely foreseeable before fresh-frozen harvests and solventless hash making took off. Ice water hash has helped uncover gems across the region and right now, no one is prized higher than the mighty Humboldt Kine. The climate of Walz farm is proving to be perfectly suited for solventless hash making and the results are impeccable. With such minimal yields using only ice and water, minute climactic detail can make a world of a difference. The latest miracle in the evolution of solventless hash is happening outside, in the Emerald Triangle. While Mother Nature can be recreated and even dialed-in to minimize variables and maximize indoor results, there’s just no substitute for fresh air and California sun. And while cannabis has grown freely under the sun elsewhere before, few places on earth can compete with Humboldt County’s climates, serving ice water hash expertly. The area’s uniquely fertile hills and valleys are nothing short of miraculous, earning the Emerald Triangle global cannabis fame. That legacy is quickly turning from quantity to the highest quality hash and craft-cultivated cannabis. Luckily enough, we are sure to be seeing plenty more from the likes of @Papas_Select and @HumboldtKineFarms. #humboldtkinefarms #humboldtkine #humboldtcountycannabis #humboldthash #humboldtkinehash #livingsoil #sungrown #hash #rosin #solventless #singlesource #ogsmakebetterog #qualityovereverything #transparency #cannabis #concentrates #extracts #hashrosin #ROsinbudder #rosinbadder #zberries #zuboff #hashrosin #surveillancecapitalism #weed #hashwriter #weedwriter #OG #hream #fingertech #baddertech #hashonomics

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A Historic Transfer. Traditional Cannabis Tincture Meets Solventless Hash & Gem Guice Tincture

A Historic Transfer. Traditional Cannabis Tincture Meets Solventless Hash & Gem Guice Tincture

With the nation gripped in suspense, a historic transfer of power is underway in America. An unprecedented change from the days of low-quality, chemical cannabis extractions and cheaply made trim-run BHO products, pods, and Presidents. With the solventless transition of power unfolding before our very eyes, our community of cannabis lovers are waking up to the benefits of over 200 cannabinoids not present in chemical extractions. With a marketplace packed full of unedible-edibles made from distillates (cheapest and least effective cannabis extract), thank heady-heaven there's Space Gem and their new 600mg THC Gem Guice! But what exactly is a "tincture" and why does the word "tincture" matter? I'll get there, but after downing three quarters of a shockingly delicious bottle last night, I woke up still feeling good and realized I was still high. I sipped another quarter of the bottle about an hour ago and I am legitimately toasted. Yup, that's about enough for tonight. Wow! Sorry, now, where was I? While Space Gem's latest rendition is technically labeled a "tincture," it's a solventless tincture. Let me say it again. Gem Juice is a Solventless Tincture. It took a few times around the block for this to register first hand but began to clarify with a little research. I'll tell you straight out the gate, "tincture" is a category necessary to sell more powerful concoctions under CA state regulations. As a product I've never desired, once again Wendy proves me wrong. After completely changing what I thought an edible can be, the same has already happened for this modern take on a classic cannabis concoction. In order to offer a stronger product, Gem Guice Solventless Tinctures forgo traditional methods, to create a new form of liquid ice water hash. Tincture Defined The Merriam Webster dictionary defines "tincture" as: “A tincture is typically an extract of plant or animal material dissolved in ethanol (ethyl alcohol)". Well then, Gem Guice tincture isn't your Great-Grand-Father's kind of cannabis tincture, that's for sure. Try ice water hash added to a syrup of fresh picked local fruit. It's just that simple, like a liquid hash. Such a thing didn't register to me at first and took a few explanations before things were clear. Before explaining anymore, let's take a look back at traditional cannabis tinctures to understand the premise of one using ice water hash. Tincture Time in America By the early 19th century, cannabis tinctures were an easy way to extract a more powerful liquid form of cannabis, which was intended to be taken sublingually, absorbed under the tongue. Cannabis tinctures are said to have been the most widely available preparation for Cannabis in America during the early 1900's, prior to prohibition. Cannabis Tinctures were being produced by a long list of pharmaceutical companies who remain in business today such as, Pfizer, Merck & co, Brystol-Meyers-Squibb, and many more. How nice of Big-Pharma to have profited enormously off cannabis tinctures prior to prohibition, before quickly finding new and deadly prescription pills to flood the nation with. But in the Cannabis Tincture hay-day, when cannabis tinctures could be bought and sold in every apothecary style of store or pharmacy, it was everywhere. Often manufacturers used custom in-house methods that all worked around the use of what can be considered the first chemically extracted, solvent-based methods of making tincture. After soaking raw cannabis material in ethyl alcohol for extended periods of time, the mixture is strained, squeezed through a cheesecloth to remove plant material and leave only a concentrated liquid behind. Most of the alcohol would eventually evaporate, but it was common for some alcohol to remain and create a cannabis tonic, as well as a tincture. While this method is still in use for herbs and essential oils today, it's much more appropriate for whole leaf herbs and spices, and not cannabis trichome collection. Solventless Tinctured Traditionally speaking, tinctures take cannabis material and soak it in ethyl alcohol for an extended period. The alcohol is intended to eventually evaporate, leaving behind a concentrated cannabis tincture. NO THANK YOU! We prefer to put our weed in water instead and leave the booze for the bar! With Space Gems edibles flying off the shelves, they have a whole new take on tinctures. Introducing the first Humboldt County sun-grown, solventless elixir of fresh-local fruit and ice-water hash. It's certainly a taste of Humboldt County cultivation, cannabis, hash, berries, and all. Prior techniques using alcohol solvents could only dream of the optimal quality ice water hash provides. As a tincture is both a product and a form of extraction, Space Gem Gem Guice Tincture refers merely to the "style" of a liquid product and not the method it was made. No alcohol is ever used in the making of Space Gem's "solventless tincture". Since the water hash is removed from cannabis prior, the hash is simply steeped in a syrup. Space Gem’s tincture begins with water hash and foregoes the alcohol. Since tinctures began with cannabis plant material, the alcohol acted as a solvent to dissolve trichomes from the plant for traditional tinctures. Here lie the roots of BHO history, but this isn't desirable when ice water hash consists of preserved trichomes, the same perfect trichomes alcohol dissolves. Instead the Ice Water Hash is infused into an elixir of freshly picked Blackberries from Humboldt County's own Small Fruits Farms. Using California's finest cannabis grown by Talking Trees Farms, Space Gem infuses a sweet and delicious syrup of fruit and water directly with ice water hash. Not only the best, but the best tasting liquid hash drink around. Did Someone Say Cannabinoids? The 600mg of THC contained in Gem Guice Solventless Tincture is only a fraction of the whole picture. Our understanding of how cannabis works has evolved quicker than the legislation governing it, as THC is almost the only thing labeling laws care to recognize. With over 200 cannabinoids contained within each trichome, there's clearly a whole lot more to be desired in solventless products. The cannabinoids other than THC, can make up a significant percent of the full cannabinoid profile present in the plant. If you read Space Blog Episode 2, you will understand the significance of cannabinoids and their interactions causing the Entourage Effect. While terpenes are huge in determining effects, the cannabinoids seem to be forgotten again. Thanks to the solventless model, an abundance of cannabinoids remain present and active in the Gem Guice Tincture like: CBG, CBN, CBD, THC-V, CBC, CBDV, and more. As solventless edible options start to infiltrate the market people will immediately realize how much was missing from their prior distillate product of choice. Later The more people understand the processes involved in making cannabis products, especially from chemical solvents, the more they realize the significantly improved model for solventless methods. They are distinctly different products in whats included or not. The days of these chemically altered and modified cannabis products are almost up, as people begin to understand the key concepts. Splash some of the new Gem Juice Solventless Tincture down and take a break from the worries of the weirdest world. 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