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Making Bubble Hash

Presented by Russ Belville


With assistance from Smoke Dogg and Alicia Williamson
What is Bubble Hash?
• Trichomes from cannabis plant – THC!
• THC is non-water soluble.
• Ice water is used to crystallize the
trichomes.
• Vigorous mixing of plant and ice water
causes trichomes to separate from plant.
• Gets “bubble” name from foamy nature of
the mixed plant/water.
• Water sifted through fine mesh to extract
the hash.
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Required Supplies - Bags
• Five Bubble Hash
Bags, from fine to
coarse mesh.
• We used bags with 48,
80, 120, 160, and 200
micrometer mesh.
• Bags must be about
16”-18” deep with
about a 12” diameter
(fits a 5-gal. bucket)

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Required Supplies - Other
• Two 5-gallon plastic
buckets with one
secure lid.
• One power drill,
preferably with
locking action.
• One long paint-
mixing attachment for
drill.
• Mixing handle for
drill.
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Required Supplies - Other
• A 7lb. Bag of ice.
• Paper plates.
• Paper towels.
• Cheesecloth.
• Two cards for
scraping.
• Water and a sink.
• Up to sixteen ounces
of leaves, stems,
shake, and buds.

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Setting up the drill
• Cut a 1” hole in the
center of one of the
bucket lids.
• Poke the paint-stirrer
through the hole in
the lid and connect it
to the drill.

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Setting up the hash mix
• Place all of the plant
material into one of
the 5-gal. buckets.
• Place ice in the bucket
on top of the plant
material.
• Fill the bucket with
water, but leaving
about 4”-6” from the
top of the bucket.

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Setting up the hash bags
• Line the other 5-gal.
bucket with the finest-
mesh (lowest numbered)
hash bag.
• Line the next-finest-mesh
hash bag inside the
previous bag.
• Repeat with the other
bags, so that the numbers
increase from first
(outside) bag to last bag.
• With our set, the 48 bag
goes in first, then 80, 120,
160, and 200 is last.

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Mixing the hash
• Place the lid/drill
onto the ice/plant
bucket.
• Make sure that lid is
on TIGHT!
• Place the bucket
between your feet to
keep it steady.
• Run the drill and hold
it up enough to
provide thorough
mixing.

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Mixing Cycle
• Blend the ice/plant
mix for 5 minutes.
• Take a 15 minute
break to allow the
plant material to soak
and separate.
• Blend again for 5
minutes and break
again for 15 minutes.
• Blend one last time
for 5 minutes.
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Pouring the hash
• Pour the contents of the
ice/plant bucket into the
hash bag bucket.
• Remove the outermost
bag and slowly lift up.
This bag will contain the
plant material, and a
brownish water will drain
from the mesh at the
bottom.
• Dip the bag a couple of
times to clear the foam
from the outside.

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Pulling the first hash bag
• It’s okay to twist and
squeeze the bag to get
the most foam from
the mix – but be
careful not to rip the
bag.
• Dump the plant
material back into the
other (empty) 5-gal.
bucket.

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Pulling the next hash bag
• As you pull the next
bag, it will be almost
all water, you may
need to shake this bag
vigorously to get the
water to drain.
• Dip the empty bag to
clear the foam.
• What remains in the
bottom of the bag is
the first bit of hash.

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Scraping the hash from the bag
• Stretch out the mesh
of the bag onto a flat
surface.
• Use a card to scrape
up the hash.
• Place your
cheesecloth onto a
paper towel on a
paper plate.
• Scrape the hash onto
the cheesecloth.
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Drying and molding the hash
• Fold the cheesecloth
on top of the hash to
make edges on the
hash.
• Pat the paper towel on
top of the cheesecloth.
• Pat lightly to remove
some of the moisture,
but it doesn’t need to
be bone dry.

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Pull the rest of the hash bags
• Take your hash off the
cheesecloth and let it dry
on a paper towel.
• Wash the now-empty
hash bag and hang it to
dry.
• Begin pulling the next bag
and repeat the drain / dip
/ scrape / dry process.
• Remember, each bag will
be successively harder to
drain, as the mesh gets
finer and finer.

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The results
• Each successive bag will yield
a finer, more potent hash.
• Your first bag will give you
dark green, coarse-looking,
grainey hash.
• Your second bag should
produce a medium green,
less-coarse-looking hash.
• Your third bag will produce
the most hash, which will be a
smoother-looking, blonder
hash.
• Your last bag will produce the
smoothest hash, but not as
much as the third bag.

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Repeating the process
• The entire process may be
repeated one more time.
• Take your water from the
hash bucket and pour it back
into the other bucket
containing the plant
material.
• Add more ice if necessary.
• Put your hash bags back
onto the now-empty bucket.
• Put the lid on, follow the
mixing schedule, pull and
drain the bags as before.
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Finishing up
• After pulling and scraping all
the bags, go ahead and dump
the remaining water and plant
material (or save it for a
mulch).
• Two cycles will get you about
as much hash as you’re going
to get.
• Let your hash dry for a day
before trying to use it.
• This process can be messy!
Wear your grubby clothes.
You may want to have some
plastic sheets to protect your
floors and furniture.
• Follow these instructions and
you’ll be enjoying your hash in
no time!

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Questions?

This presentation can be viewed


on the internet at
www.ornorml.org/omca/hash

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