Vaping hash can really enhance your smoking experience, but you must know how to do it properly. If you don’t take the right precautions, and use the right tools, a pleasant vaping experience could quickly turn into a nightmare.
Do you want to smoke hashish in your vaporizer the right way? Vaping hash is both possible and extremely enjoyable, but it is important to understand how to do it properly. In this article, we will recap all the principles you should keep in mind when vaporizing hash from the basics of which type of hash is recommended to the characteristics of the best vaporizers for hash, and all the must-follow tips to bring your hash-vaping experience to the next level!
WHAT IS HASH?
Simply put, hash is a concentrated form of cannabis, but it differs from other concentrates because it retains more plant material, which gives it a distinct taste, look, and feel. The starting point of hash are the same cannabis flowers that are harvested, dried, and cured AKA the buds. When growing cannabis, it is essentially the trichomes on the buds you want to harvest over everything else. Trichomes are small glands holding essential terpenes and cannabinoids, the most notable of which are THC and CBD two substances you should already be familiar with if you are a frequent smoker.
Hash is basically a way to harvest trichomes through a light and simple process. Traditionally, and for thousands of years, it has been done by hand-rubbing (in South Asia) or by sieving (in the Middle East and Mediterranean), then making it more compact either by hand or by mechanical pressing. Depending on the chosen method, hash takes on different consistencies, e.g. hand-rubbed hash becomes resin-looking (darker colour, malleable) while dry-sift hash is essentially pollen (lighter, yellow-brownish colour and granular structure). This cannabis derivative is easy to store (and to smuggle!), and therefore is one of the earliest forms in which mankind has been enjoying this goodie from heaven. Furthermore, it can potentially last for years without losing its potency!
VAPING HASH VS. TRADITIONAL SMOKING
When vaping hash, you will discover that the flavour is more intense and rich. In fact, you will be able to much better appreciate the taste of fresh hash over that of burned material. Furthermore, vaping is the healthiest way to consume buds, but also hash and other derivatives (such as rosin, shatter, wax, and honey). The vaporizer allows for all the right cannabinoids and terpenes to evaporate, but does not burn plant material. Hence, there is no combustion and no emission of carcinogenic substances. Basically, one can say that vaping is less harsh on your lungs.
THE BEST VAPORIZERS FOR SMOKING HASH
Nowadays, a multitude of vaporizer models have flooded the market. And the days of for-buds-only vapes are long over. Nevertheless, not all vaporizers are suitable for consuming hash and other cannabis derivatives, and surely most of them were not designed with hash in mind. Hence, the question: which vapes are best for consuming hash?
There are two models that we definitely feel like recommending:
• The Storm Vaporizer: Sturdy, compact, and with that stealthy look that will allow you to vape on-the-go with confidence—these are just some of the capabilities of the Storm. The Storm Vaporizer handles both buds and hash with ease, thanks to 5 factory temperature settings ranging from 180–220°C. Quality and taste are 100% guaranteed. It is also reasonably priced, which never does any harm.
• The Mighty by Storz & Bickel: Battery-powered, powerful, and very efficient, the Mighty says everything you need to know in its name. This model may be the easiest to load and clean afterward as the opening is quite big. As you take a draw, the dense and smooth smoke coming out will be nothing short of spectacular.