Discussion in 'Concentrates and Extracts' started by The high chief, Jan 6, 2018.
Those clumps formed on their own. It was powder yesterday... full melt, took me 2 years to perfect my tech on screens to get it to this point.
one good thing about -30 celius up here in Canada, is the sifting is really good right now. Blue widow x ak47 full melt dry sift made today.
What micron sizes do you use?
Please tell us more about your tech.
Coal sifting screens. 105 micron screen on top, 70 micron below that one. I usually use popcorn buds when I sift. I find that leaf trim makes great hash but more particles finds their way into the final product and you don't get that melty goodness. I'll use leaf trim with dry ice.
For making full melt, I make sure my popcorn buds are super dry... to the point where they break apart with a little pressure. Since Most of my hash comes from my outdoor grows, I have Lots of time to dry and cure it before the cold weather hits. I wait till temps dip down to -15 or so and the humidity drops off. My screens are metal so this also helps to keep the temps low and not transfer any heat to the plant material.I find that the colder it is the easier the Trichs are to work with. The most important part to making full melt is to not apply pressure to the plant material.... it forces small pieces of green material thru the screens and taints the heads. It can be cleaned out by running it thru multiple screens but it's alot of work. If you don't fuck it up from the start... there's no need to have to clean it after.
So I start by separating the small buds from the stocks and collecting them on my screens. I then begin breaking them to pieces that you would consider too small to roll a joint but not to the point of dust. No pressure on plant material on the screens. I don't rub, I don't card. I literally let the material land on the screen and let it sit for 15 or 20 seconds before I scoop it up. I know this sounds ridiculous, but I'm not worried about quantity, I'm going for quality. This material can be run a second time for a slightly lower quality but still awesome hash or if you are like me, it's time to make some butter and make some edibles.
I find the material that falls thru the 105 but stays on top of the 70u is the money. Most of the stuff that is below the 70 is broken stalks or plant material and can be added to your edible pile.
The return is low on this, for every 100 grams of popcorn I usually get about 5 grams of really really good full melt. I can usully get another 7-10 grams of decent hash but it's not the terp heavy, sticky, melty stuff.
Basically its quality in equals quality out. You can only get good results if you start with good material. My old man always told me that you can grow good weed shitty, but you can't grow shitty weed good. Same goes for making hash.
Makes sure the temps are low, the herb is dry and cold and don't use any pressure. It's simple... but it took me along time to get to the point where my dry sift bubbled. It used to drive me nuts that I couldn't do it. But when I learned the no pressure and no carding trick, it was a game changer for me.
I forgot to mention..... I do this out in my unheated shop. The colder the day the better the sifting. Makes the heads nice and brittle. Also, I only work with a few grams at a time. Its easier to handle and you can spread the material out over a bigger area.
i started making dry sift, and like it just fine, no problems at all. i've gone to making dry ice hash now, though, it's quicker, and i seem to get a little better yield
guess i'm not a connoisseur, this was all through a 110 screen, but it tastes great and makes me stare into the distance for a good while.......
I'm with you on that one brother. The dry ice is fast! This is the quantity marker. This is the stuff I share with all my buddies and they all love it, me too. The full melt is for myself tho. When I want something awesome tasting that I can dab and put me in a good place.
Check out the melt
That's nice looking... I love the near white color!!!
Why I love growing my own
heres a quick run i made with a gallon jug of popcorn and sugar leaf
the main mass
the last run looked a little green so i put it aside to make moonrocks with
after a couple of pressings
formed it into a nice chunk, have a stamp i thought i'd use to give it that personal touch.
so out of a gallon jug got a half oz of good pressed and 3 grams of so/so to play with. not bad for the trash off of two plants.
boy, my scale is dirty...
Outdoor two years old made it for a friend
That looks righteous brother.
I got some terp heavy lines on route. Can't wait for the hash off these. (Grape stomper x cherry pie) × stardawg. I can already taste it
It’s has the melt factor
I bet it does... Looks fire man. What's your tech?
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