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Purity - Telling good hash from bad hash.

Discussion in 'Hashish & BHO' started by cannabis-sam, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. cannabis-sam

    cannabis-sam

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    SWIM has a new source of hash, SWIM often doesn't buy hash as it's normally soapbar and heavily contaminated. Anyway SWIM's friend took him to said dealer, telling him this 'pollen' was as good as skunk. So SWIM buys an eighth and it looks quite similar to soapbar, but lighter brown in colour, when scaped rather than heated and crumbled it apears quite light in colour. The smell is a rich spicy aroma quite sweet, almost creamy. Quite a hard lump, goes softer when held between fingers and get's quite sticky in SWIM's fingers aswell, could be broken in half but it has to be heated with a lighter to crumble it. Anyway this hash get's SWIM amazingly stoned, he stayed at the dealers for a smoke with aformentioned friend, smoked about 15 bongs and was so high he could barely talk, he had bright red eyes and felt dizzy when standing up.

    Now SWIM's question is, is it possible for very good hash to be contaminated, SWIM isn't amazingly experienced with hash, but he has made water extract and dry sift hash at home, it wasn't nearly as hard as this hash, it also didn't require the heating and crumbling that this does.

    SWIM knows theres no real way without testing it, but is that what decent imported hash should look/feel/smell like, or is it just high grade crap SWIM is smoking.
     
  2. HandyMan81

    HandyMan81 Titanium Member

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    try using a microscope, you will see the structure of the hasj. sometimes you see traces of small leaves, Trichomes etc. The hasj is still smokeable but just lower quality.

    or take a piece of hasj and roll it into a small long piece. Now heat the tip of the roll and catch the upwards smoke by keeping a white paper above it. The more black staines created by the smoke, the shittier the quality.

    What are Trichomes ?

    Trichomes are epidermal hairs found on the aerial surfaces of nearly all plants. They can take many shapes and forms. Some function as glandular secretor organs; others act as protection against insect predators.

    In Arabidopsis thialania, trichomes are single and very large cells that are regularly spaced on the leaves. Trichome initiation is an early event in leaf organogenesis taking place while neighbor epidermal cells continue dividing.


    Arabidopsis is a highly polysomatic species. Cells with more that 4x the normal DNA content have been described. These cells are generated by endoreduplication rounds: where mitosis occurs but nuclear division does not follow. Trichome cells grow large and have very large nuclei. On average the chromosomes undergo four successive endocycles.


    Trichomes are one of several epidermal cell fates. Others include stomatal guard cells, root hairs and unspecialized epidermal cells.



    And here some Pics of Good Quality Hasj:
     

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  3. endlessnes

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    ok here's a few tests. none of them by themselves is conclusive about quality and none of them when failed by themselves mean bad hash, but all together give a good idea of whether its good hash:

    When putting a lighter next to it, it should bubble, and not just turn black. it should not be too hard and neither too soft at room temperature. If its hard, getting a piece and playing around with it in your hand, pressing and so on should make it more maleable.

    When it becomes maleable with a little heat from hand or passing the lighter quickly a few times, one should be able to roll it into a ball with a smooth surface

    it generally should be lighter colour in the middle than on the outside. When one warms it up, it should get darker.

    the most common type of hash is morrocan. It goes from light brown to dark brown. Charas has a greener tint to the colour, and may be more black-ish also.

    with the best quality, one should be able to roll a little snake out of the hash and light it up. The amber should keep lighten by itself for at least a little while.


    and.. it should make one stoned :D
     
  4. el burgo

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    Cannabis Sam

    Swim believes what swiy has is good hash - pollen, light in colour, spicy aroma and easily crumbled.
    regards
     
  5. Future

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    How is the hash contaminated? Going through the extraction process should clean up any contaminants, should it not?
     
  6. beentheredonethatagain

    beentheredonethatagain Silver Member

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    people use coca butter and other crap like that to make some low quality hash.

    NIk has enjoyed masters hash and bubble hash, in the old days blonde lebonese (sp) was the hash of choice, but now can only get domestic made hashish.

    smoking has always been the true test in niks world.

    oh yeah some kids make a sage paste in the oven to rip people offf, beware.
     
  7. ima-do-proprio-ser

    ima-do-proprio-ser Newbie

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    my monkey asks the same as the Future.Well,we indeed do own a crystal ball,but that's not what we're talking about.The future wants to know if one can purify his contamined hash.Thank you.
     
  8. Blueninjakid

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    No offence but that looks like shit hash. swim lives in isreal near the arbs who kind of invented hash. here in isreal, thers alot alot more hash then weed and the the hash is the best here. from swims expirience the best hash is the Jarsh stuff wich seems to to be what swiy smoket. its brown looks like and pritty ferm. and it has a sweet aroma that swim just loves.

    its good arb Shit.

    swim is so so so so so sorry for typos. swim is from isreal and kind of stoned...
     
  9. naddel1985

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    @ handyman ..... very fantastic photos i was so happy when i see this.

    lets go .......... bubble ....... swimm like this hippy crack ;)
     
  10. Napoleon

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    Hash was certainly not invented in Isreal, and the hash in that photo takes on a brown shade and almost appears to be laminated. It's bomb.
     
  11. vegoon

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    Swim has bought pollen 'before', what he assumed it was was pressed kief
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    it was indeed very good, smoked a few spliffs then did a bucket and watched casshern(some weird Japanese movie with a very strange dvd menu, seriously advise people to check it out) and doesn't remember the rest of the day apart from the fact he was unable to move
    This stuff also crumbled if the baggy was left in a pocket and swim was moving around.
    Another good hash he got was squidge, but most people probably already know what this is
     
  12. Eyes Wide Shut

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    Distinguishing between good and bad depends entirely on the type of hash you are getting. Ask your dealer what it is before purchasing (although most don't know or will tell you some random garbage)

    If it's bubble you're looking for it to bubble down as it burns and not just burn up into black resin. The bigger/clearer the dome (bubble) is the better your product is.

    If it's dry sift then yes, look for trich's and the like.

    In conclusion, it all depends on what type your getting. I reccomend trying to find someone who grows that you can get trimmings from and make your own:thumbsup:

    Eyes Wide Shut added 2 Minutes and 22 Seconds later...


    Not shit hash at all just not the hand-made/rolled arabian awesomeness you're used to. His hash was extracted using different methods but that doesn't make it "shitty" by a long shot. It actually looks pretty decent.
     
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  13. anonuser30500

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    Only No 1 hash might bubble, but many of the commercial Moroccan hash was left to cure and dry on the bud for a while before they sieve it. It was also compressed and would not bubble when burnt but rather go into a fine earthy/fruity smelling dust if you burnt it.

    Most imported hashes do not bubble when burnt but it does not mean they are a bad smoke!

    Lebanese was all over the UK in the 80s and noted for often fluffing up when burnt. Some of the best tasting and nicest hash was that way. Later on, Lebanese became the one to avoid as it was contaminated and a No 6 grade hash or something!

    The finest hash in the UK and most plentiful was Moroccan hash, usually the 9 ounce 'pucks' which would shatter like glass if you tried to cut it cold. They did not bubble if burnt but as stated would go to a fine dust. It would be pale yellow to an almost whitish shade.

    Bubble hash is invariably home made using techniques few hash making nations can afford. The less pure hash, with naturally occurring contaminants, always smokes a LOT smoother than this Western modern hash.

    Even the Dutch 'polm' never bubbles. Some of that is a real smooth smoke.
     
  14. Eyes Wide Shut

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    I didn't say that all good hash bubbles man read the post.
     
  15. CoreyCannabis

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    Well if you smoke it, and when it's cashed the ash is white then it was good hash. Same goes with resin. Swim just scraped his whole bowl clean of resin, it was all headies and got Swim really high. And the ash was white.