Hash or hashish has been enjoyed for thousands of years; but what exactly is it? Hash is simply the waxy product formed when the cannabis trichomes (resin glands) are concentrated and compacted into a solid block. It is usually a dark reddish-brown colour. In addition to cannabinoids, hashish also contains small amounts of plant matter and a lot of terpenes that play with the distinctive taste of hashish.
Many smoke it in a pipe or bong. Others roll a thin hash sausage and place it in a joint to overload it. Some people break hash into small pieces in a spray bottle while others prefer to cook with it, so it is very versatile. You could crumble a small amount and add it to hash brownies, although be careful not to overeat. Hash is a potent cannabis concentrate; a small amount can be very effective!
You can make hashish from any variety of cannabis, whether it's grown indoors, outside, in a greenhouse. Hash is not difficult to make at home, whether you're growing feminized seeds, CBD seeds, autoflowering weed seeds, or any other type of marijuana seeds. However, some varieties of cannabis will give you particularly good results. Curious to the best strains for hash production? Check it out below.
The best strains for the production of hash
Below we recommend a variety of Indica, Sativa and autoflowering seeds, all of which are available at Weedseedsexpress. Strains that will provide excellent results if you want to try making your own hashish.
The origins of OG Kush lie in the mists of time, but many believe it is an Indica with Afghani and Thai elements. Although some experts also claim that the OG stands for 'Ocean Grown' and that the strain stabilised on the Californian coast. Whatever its origins, OG Kush has a reputation for being hard to cultivate and is a leggy temperamental diva of a plant. However, the effort is worth it as its crystal-covered buds are extremely potent and packed with THC.
With a flavour and taste of citrus, diesel, anise and pine OG Kush makes a delicious hash. OG Kush's intense highs, heavy euphoric buzz and its sedative properties make smoking hash made from OG Kush an unforgettable experience.
White Widows deceptively innocent-looking snowy white buds laced with pretty crystal resin make excellent hashish. It has been a mainstay of Amsterdam coffee shops for many years and is famous for its copious resin production, which is one of the reasons why we recommend it for hash production.
White Widow flowers after about two months which is on the shorter side of the cultivation spectrum. It's easy to grow indoors but also copes well outdoors, thanks to its resistance to mould and diseases.
Users report increased sociability and intense feelings of euphoria and well-being. It's an excellent strain to choose if you're simply looking for fun. White Widow has a musky, woody flavour and can be unexpectedly hard-hitting, so go easy for the first time.
Gorilla Glue is known for its legendary strength, generous yields and hard-hitting stone. And of course for its Gorilla Glue-like stickiness that adheres to your fingers for quite a while after only brushing against a bud.
The plant is relatively bushy with hardly any stretching. Medium-sized dense buds adorn the slender branches and smell of diesel, citrus, anise and pine. You can harvest after about 60 days.
Gorilla Glue is ideal as a hash maker due to its munificence of trichomes that it produces together with its pungent terpene profile and extraordinarily sticky amber coloured resin. With a potency of nearly 30% THC and generous yields of hashish just from the sugar leaves, Gorilla Glue deserves to be near the top of any hash-makers list.
NYC Diesel is a unique plant that grows like an Indica, produces beautiful swollen trichomes resembling those of common Indicas, and yet has the effect of a strong Sativa hybrid. This is an incredible strain with amazingly pungent citrus notes of grapefruits, tangerines, oranges and skunk and results in an uplifting, joyous high. NYC Diesel was bred by crossing the clone-only Sour Diesel with an Afghani/Hawaiian male. This resulted in a cerebral, talkative, yet all over body relaxing Sativa hybrid.
For a Sativa dominant variety, NYC Diesel is quite stocky and bushy and has an impressively quick finish time of about 60 days, so is an ideal variety for a novice grower.
Strong skunky overtones of earth and diesel are interspersed with grapefruit and lemon top notes. NYC Diesel's buds are large and conical in size, producing generous quantities of oily, tacky, gold-tinted, clear trichomes from the clearly protuberant calyxes. Perfect for making good-quality hash.
NYC Diesel is known to produce a very eye-catching and appealing clear to amber-coloured hashish, with an extremely sticky consistency. Be warned: the smell of diesel, grapefruits, and skunk is so strong that your neighbours from the opposite side of the street will be able to smell it.
Chemdawg weed is a legendary strain in itself and is also the parent of many other iconic varieties, such as Sour Diesel and OG Kush.
It is known for its unusually pungent smell and its effects which are excellent at relieving stress and anxiety. Chemdawg is reportedly so strong that it will make you roll over and lie on the floor like a dog after a long walk; but seriously, it is known for sharp cerebral highs for hours of chilled fun.
Chemdawg can be quite challenging to grow and generally does best indoors, although it can be grown outdoors if the climate is right and the grower knows what they are doing.
Lots of gleaming, quartz-covered trichomes and a strong chemical profile with high levels of THC make Chemdawk ideal for producing good quality hash.
Did you know?
Many of the seeds sold are feminized seeds, but if your grow contains male plants, don't discard them. Although they don't contain as much THC as female plants, the trichomes of the male and hermaphrodite weed plant can be used to make hash, so there is no need for any waste.