Hash has been growing in popularity. With several do-it-yourself videos popping up on YouTube showing how easy it is to create Bubble Hash some of you may be wondering what it is. To understand what Bubble Hash is we need to understand what Hashish is. And to understand what Hashish is you need to know what Trichomes are, at least regarding Cannabis plants and making Hash.
Why is it called Bubble Hash?
There are conflicting explanations for the name of Bubble Hash; some say it references the bubble-bags used to filter the Trichomes, others suggest it has something to do with the bubbling of the Hash when smoking it. It doesn’t matter to me where the name comes from, I’m just glad it’s here.
What are Trichomes?
Trichomes are the Cannabis plant’s natural defense from pests. Also, they are the crystal-like hairs that grow on Cannabis plants and are very noticeable on plants with high THC content. Which makes sense because Trichomes are where the THC is generated. Thankfully, there are ways to isolate these Trichomes from the plant leaving us with Hashish. Hashish is much higher in THC content and is way more potent than weed.
What is Bubble Hash?
Bubble Hash is a different version of hash or hashish. Bubble Hash is a hash that’s achieved through a process of using ice, cold water, micron filter bags, and some elbow grease. Trichomes form the resin and crystals on the weed and Trichomes are oil based meaning they won’t mix with the water. After the process of separating the Trichomes from the plants is finished you’re left with Bubble Hash. The process of making Hash is easy if you have all the things you need.
Is it worth it to make it ?
That depends on who you ask. That is a lot of weed for a little bit of Bubble Hash. But the Hash is said to have a much more intense high. For those who grow their own plants, making Bubble Hash from clippings that would normally be disposed of creates a way to harvest more of their product. For others that buy their weed normally, the amount of weed needed to produce enough of it may be off-putting. Regardless, the process is simple and doesn’t require a huge investment.