What is Ice Water Hash?
by Douglas Suraci·
Ice water hash, also known as bubble hash, is a type of cannabis concentrate that is made by using ice, water, and agitation to separate the trichomes (the resinous glands that contain the majority of the plant’s cannabinoids and terpenes) from the plant material. The process results in a high-quality, pure concentrate that is rich in both THC and terpenes.
The basic process of making ice water hash starts with freezing the cannabis plant material. This is done to make the trichomes more brittle, which makes them easier to separate from the plant material. Next, the frozen cannabis is agitated in a container of ice water, which causes the trichomes to break off and float to the top. The trichomes are then collected and dried to create the final product.
One of the most common methods for making ice water hash is using a bubble bag. Bubble bags are mesh bags that are designed to separate the trichomes from the plant material based on size. The cannabis is placed in the bags and agitated in ice water, which causes the trichomes to pass through the mesh and collect in the bottom bag. The bags are then removed and the collected trichomes are dried.
Another method is using a washing machine, this method is similar to the bubble bag method, but instead of using mesh bags, the cannabis is placed in a nylon or mesh bag, which is then placed in a washing machine with ice water. The agitation of the washing machine helps to separate the trichomes from the plant material. The water is then filtered through a series of bags, each with a different size mesh, to separate the trichomes by size.
The quality of the final product depends on the quality of the starting material, the temperature and duration of freezing, the agitation used, and the filtration method. High-quality ice water hash will have a high percentage of THC and a large number of terpenes. Ice water hash is considered to be a very pure form of cannabis concentrate, making it a popular choice among connoisseurs and patients who are looking for a potent and flavorful product.