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Dry sift hash

This type of hash was named after the method of its production: the separation of trichome heads from dried plant material only with the use of sieve.

No exceptional dexterity is needed when producing this type of hash, because the whole work comprises of manual sifting of dried buds or the cut-off dried petals using extra-fine screens. This way, plants get rid of resinous glands which are then processed into pure granulated material.


A valued commodity

A good-quality dry sift hash is a highly valued commodity due to its hand-crafted nature. A high-quality screen on which the dried buds or trichome-covered leaves are being rubbed is necessary. Shaking the screen helps as well – the finer glands and trichome stalks get separated from the buds. The screen needs to be made dense enough so that only the tiniest particles can get through; otherwise, more sorts of screens need to be used (gradually using a finer screen every time). When the powdered material is finally gathered from under the last screen, the process is complete.

Many tricks and recommendations can make the process easier. The simplest one is to work in an environment with low temperature. Cold helps keep the final product stable, so it can be handled much easier than the sticky and oily hash which is the result of heat processing. Cold also helps to separate the final powder from any impurities that might have gotten through the screen. Last but not least, low temperature causes higher brittleness of the trichomes which then separate from the plant more easily.

The powdery texture of the dry sift hash makes it universal for storing and utilization. It can be compressed into a tiny plate and dabbed similarly to other concentrates, but it can also be crumbled up and mixed with tobacco, or used in a vaporizer.

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