Though the dry ice method of making hash is a fairly recent innovation, it shows lots of promise as an extremely effective method for making a very potent concentrate. It does not cost much to do, and it also allows you to put those trimmings to good use. Individuals who are looking for a hash-making process that is both time-and-cost- effective will definitely want to check this out.
To begin, you should gather up a few items. First of all you, you will need a bubble bag. These can be found online with a very minimal amount of searching. They are
primarily designed for hash making, and they are the tried-and-true tools for the dry ice method. You will also need some sort of container with a diameter that is slightly smaller than that of the bubble bag. Certain types of coffee cans are particularly convenient for this purpose. You need some dry ice (you can find it at most supermarkets; one pack will do), a flat glass surface, and an ounce of trimmings.
Take a portion of dry ice that is about 4 inches long and 3 inches wide (give or take, as long as it fits), and place it within the container. Place the ounce of trimmings in the container, directly on top of the dry ice. Place another piece of dry ice that is roughly the same size as the first one on top of the trimmings, sandwiching the trimmings beneath the two pieces.
Once the dry ice and trimmings are placed, attach the bubble bag’s opening on top of the can. Secure it tightly, and ensure that your container is placed as far as you can get it into the bubble bag. Place your glass surface on the workspace that you are using. Turn everything upside down, so that the bag’s filtered screen is directly over the center of the glass surface that you are using.
Vigorously shake the container for 5-6 minutes. Kief will drop onto the surface, and you will be able to collect it. Press it by covering it with folded paper towels and leaning into it with your body weight. Congratulations, you’ve made dry ice hash!
The positives and negatives between the water method and dry ice method for making hash should be considered before you choose one. Dry ice is extremely easy to make, and it is also much easier to clean up due to the lack of water (and potential spills). It has a more efficient yield, so you get more out of it. It is also very fast, taking no more than six minutes.
The bad things about the dry ice method are that it is typically not as concentrated. Plant matter can filter through if you do not keep tracking of how long you are shaking, and the final product may be too similar to kief for some. If you do not mind hash that is of arguably lower quality than what you would get with a typical water method, and you want something that can be finished within the span of ten minutes as opposed to six-eight hours, then give the dry ice method a try.