Kief vs Hash—What’s the Difference and How Can They Be Used?Erica Smith
Legalizing marijuana has had numerous positive effects. As long as they follow state laws governing cannabis legalization, citizens of states where it has been legalized no longer have to worry about being arrested and prosecuted. Legalizing cannabis has resulted in a wide variety of consumption options for both medical users and non-medical users. When discussing cannabis use in the past, people usually just meant smoking a joint or eating a brownie.
There are numerous methods to ingest cannabis today. The list includes everything from using topical products to drinking beverages infused with cannabis or eating sweets like cheesecake and cheese puffs, smoking cannabis, and dabbing cannabis concentrate. The infusion and extraction techniques have significantly evolved regarding concentrates, edibles, and beverages. Most of the time, the vocabulary used to describe cannabis has not changed, but there have been some changes. Excellent instances of this transition are Kief and hash.
Hash versus Kief: What is Kief?
Trichomes that come off of cannabis are referred to as “kief.” Kief resembles a mound of sparkling dust, and while it is relatively easy to stick together, it is also incredibly powdery. The bottoms of grinders and cannabis storage containers frequently become clogged with Kief. Additionally, trichome growers that employ mesh screens or sleeves to collect cannabis trichomes also gather Kief. Cannabis kief typically has a higher potency than just cannabis buds. This is partly due to the trichomes’ high THC content and lack of extra leafy material in buds. Trichomes can be used in various ways after being gathered using a specialized micron filter screen or sleeve.
One of the most common consumption routes is adding it back to your weed. You can put some kief in a joint or a blunt or sprinkle it on top of a bong or bowl. You can roll your cannabis buds in Kief after dipping them in hash oil to make “Moon Rocks” out of your Kief. Another excellent technique to increase your Kief’s versatility is making cannabis butter with it. It may be used to make cakes, cookies, brownies, and pretty much anything else that calls for butter once it has been transformed into cannabutter. To find out more about Kief, read this article!
How is hashish different from Kief?
Making hash from Kief is another fantastic usage for it. The wording here can be a little perplexing. Some believe that hash is the term for crushed kief buttons, although this is untrue. Trichomes cannot be transformed into hash by pressing them against a brick or button. Others wrongly think that hash is hash rosin, often known as concentrates. However, this is not entirely accurate. Hashish is a very traditional cannabis-consuming method with Middle Eastern origins. Hashish is referred to as grass in Arabic.
When many older adults enter a dispensary and ask for the hash, they mean hashish, not rosin. Trichomes are gathered and compressed with heat to create hashish. There are numerous methods for perfecting the finished product. Any hashish created by or using the methods of Frenchy Cannoli would likely be some of the most well-known on the legal market. The process of extracting trichomes to make hashish using ice water is particularly well-liked. Cannabis buds cured can remove their trichomes without heating the terpene or cannabinoid profiles by placing them in a bucket of ice water with a specific micron filtration screen. The gathered trichomes are then heated and crushed into hashish under pressure.
Blonde Lebanese and Moroccan hash have been two of the more well-liked cannabis kinds. When it comes to consumption, a hash temple ball can be smoked “old school,” added to a bowl, or consumed in a hash pipe. To smoke it the old-fashioned way, you’ll need a smooth countertop, a little piece of cardboard, a needle, and a small cup: Pierce the cardboard with your hand. Put a tiny bit of hashish on the needle, then set it ablaze. Once you notice a glow, put out the fire, and once the hashish on the needle’s tip starts burning, cover it with a cup to catch the smoke. Place the cup towards a counter’s edge, then take a breath.
Similar to how Kief can be used, hashish can also be used to manufacture edibles. However, hashish tends to be a little stronger than Kief, so when producing edibles with hashish, be sure to consider potency and dosage.
Hash Rosin: What is it?
Although technically, hash rosin can also be considered hash, it is more frequently connected to contemporary concentrates. It’s not the kind of hash that most traditionalists envision. Kief that has been gathered and put into a specific micron filter sleeve can be used to make hash rosin. Then, this sleeve is squeezed between two plates under pressure and heat, releasing rosin, a sticky oil. Except for the traditional ingestion method for hashish, hash rosin can be used in the same ways as Kief and hashish.
Make sure to expressly state to the budtenders that you’re searching for old-school hashish. They’ll understand if you say that you’re seeking Moroccan hash or Lebanese hash. In dispensaries, they are frequently referred to as “temple balls.”
Hashish, Kief, and hash rosin can all be distinguished very well. Kief resembles mounds of cannabis dust. If it’s of good quality, it typically has a greenish tint and lots of sparkles. Hashish will look to be solid. It may come in brick-shaped chunks or, preferable, in the form of round balls known as temple balls. Larger than one-gram vials of hash rosin are available. Typically, it looks like sticky, gooey resin. Whatever way you choose to consume your trichomes, remember to express your gratitude to your neighbourhood trichome farmer the next time you drink some kief or hashish.