There are many different ways to separate these stalked resin glands, or trichromes form the mother plant, different groups and enterprises approach it from various angles. One of the most important aspects of manufacturing hash is to make sure that your marijuana buds or flowers and the leaves that will go into the production of the hashish are dry. A certain level of dryness in the mother plant is essential for the trichromes to be able to separate properly, and as completely as possible. Most harvesting techniques for hash involve a sieve or a screen and a methodology of shaking the buds for a long time in order to separate the trichromes from the plant material, and have them fall through the screen. Another important part of the hash manufacturing process is to not allow pieces of the flower or the leaves that the trichromes are being harvested form to fall into the pile of trichromes that is considered an impurity, and should be avoided. What that means for the hash maker is to have a screen fine enough to allow the trichromes to fall through, and nothing else.
The different grades and types of Hashish
Hash comes in a variety of colors, forms, and oils. Different colors and consistencies can indicate how the hash was manufactured, or where it may have been manufactured. Certain types of hash, that have specific names refer to the hashish manufacturing process, more so than actually being made in the places the names suggest. For example, Lebanese blonde refers to a hashish color, and not so much the fact that it was made in Lebanon. Hash oils are created through a heating process that actually breaks the structure of the trichromes, rendering them incapable of forming a solid nugget, or cube, thus it is referred to as hash oil. Whatever the color or moderate variation in consistency of the hash, when fresh; hash should be a slightly pliable resin that is smoked in a pipe, a hookah, or sprinkled and flaked onto a cigarette, or a joint. As hashish ages, it loses pliability and density, becoming lighter and more brittle as it matures. One good way to keep your hash fresh and viable is to wrap it up tightly plastic wrap, or a plastic container, put that into a brown bag, and store it in your refrigerator. That will slow or stop the aging process, as long as your wrap or container is tight and secure.