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Auto hash machine!!

Discussion in 'Concentrates and Extracts' started by waterdawg, Jan 28, 2013.

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    waterdawg

    waterdawg Well-Known Member

    Just thought Id post a pretty cool little device I rigged up (yes Im a tinkerer). Its a drum humidifier that I modified to make hash and I tried it this weekend with amazing results! I removed the foam pad and wrapped silk screen around the drum, I use large gear clamps to secure the screen onto the drum. The end of the drum that is open was closed with a round piece of sheet metal with a foam gasket to seal and a bushing to hold it tight on shaft. I used hot glue to secure seam in silk but staples would have been better perhaps. I filled the drum with about 2.5 ounces of shake (lots of sugar leaves and popcorn buds). It was pretty cold outside where I ran it (-17c) which im sure helped. After about 3 hours I had 7-8 grams of really, really, good hash. I added about 3 drops of distilled water and heated it for about 10 seconds in micro wave, pressed it in plastic wrap and I had a really nice tight ball of black hash!!!
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    Fadedawg

    Fadedawg Well-Known Member

    Sounds cool! Could you share pictures?
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    chargernm

    chargernm Member

    +1 on the pics. would love to see your work. Looking forward to building something like this so the inspiration would be nice...peace
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    Guzias1

    Guzias1 Well-Known Member

    what!! water and microwaves ehhhhhh. hmm. im all ears.
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    waterdawg

    waterdawg Well-Known Member


    Well thats the part I'm not to sure about lol. It seems to work but if someone knows of a better way to press it into a ball let me know pls. But the micro with a tiny bit of water softens the kief up and is easier to compress without using an actual press or I could drive on it with car I guess lol. photo (2).jpg photo.jpg This is the second run after emptying it once. I estimate about 14-16 grams total. Also I lost the tray that comes with it, it works alot better.
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    unknown1231

    unknown1231 Well-Known Member

    What size is the silk screen you're using? it looks like you have a lot of contaminate in there. Everything green is plant matter.

    I think the best thing to do is modify your setup with two screens, an inner and outer. Inner should be a 160 micron screen and the outer should be 45 micron.

    The key to the hash being malleable is the purity of it. I recently made a batch using generic bubble bags and all of the trichomes caught by the 45 micron screen are super malleable, consistency of clay and is a solid blonde/golden color.

    The 160 micron is going to block out plant matter. Its still good to smoke this stuff but you will notice how grainy it is which prohibits malleability.
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    waterdawg

    waterdawg Well-Known Member

    What color is it supposed to be? After it is heated and rolled into a ball it is black on the outside and a darker biege green on the inside and becomes quite malleable. When heated with lighter it actually turn into playdough. It is a 100 micron synthetic silk screen I got from the art store. It is alot tanner looking then the pics, I was surprised it looked so green as well. I will post a pic of the finished product tonight after I make it so you can see. I have made bubble hash and yes this is not quite the same but I was shooting for a more traditional hashish that doesnt melt in the pipe lol. I may put a smaller screen on but two screens would be kinda hard I think but will see if it can be done. Again I do not want bubble hash but the old style black I used to get off the ships in montreal :) yummy!!!
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    Whatstrain

    Whatstrain Active Member

    Screen size doesnt matter much when the plant matter breaks down enough to slip past it. Seems like the machine/you broke the weed down too much. If you like the black hash and thats what you got then no need to fix anything. The lighter the color (blonde-gold honey) hash the purer it is. As a example your hash might only be 40% THC becuase there is so much plant matter while a nice golden full melt may be 70%.
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    waterdawg

    waterdawg Well-Known Member

    I emptied it last night and its not as gooey as I like :(. It is still really good but a bit more granular like morrocan green and a black mixed, if that makes sense, I'm old lol. I think that yes I did break it down to much. I actually built it a year ago and used it once and packed it away. I wasnt a big fan of hash as I much preferred my BHO!! I have quit smoking and and the hash seemed like a good replacement...lol. The very first run I did was a bunch af mexican ditch weed (had a bit LOL) and I just threw the whole buds in and it came out real nice! This time I used some real good shake (White Russian & Mataro Blue) but it was really dry and I did break it up by hand so that may be it. The machine is quite slow when it turns. I was worried that it wouldnt do much. I will try another run without breaking it up. Would it be better to put a smaller mesh on and also break it up? The drum probably turns at 1 rpm so quite gentle like a rock tumbler if anyone has had the misfortune of thinking it would be cool to wait 6 months for a polished rock lol.

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