Dry sift is one of the most common ways of making hash, as it is quite easy and retains a lot of its potency. Dry sifting is possibly as a DIY method of making hash, as it is inexpensive and guarantees great results. In this article, we will discuss all that you need to know about dry sift hash, as well as a step by step guide to make home-made dry sift.
What Is Dry Sift?
Dry sift also known as kief is a form of cannabis concentrate, which is made up trichomes from cannabis plants in its purest form. These trichomes which usually grow on the buds of cannabis plants, are removed from the plants by rubbing against a screen. The fine kief powder gotten from the process is then collected underneath, completing the dry sift process. You might wonder why the trichomes is being extracted to make dry sift. The answer to that is very simple, trichomes produce and store cannabinoids and terpenes, which makes them a very potent and desirable part of the cannabis plant.
How To Make Dry Sift
Making dry sift is very easy and straightforward, provided you know what you are doing. This is why we have come up with a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help you make homemade dry sift of the best quality. The first thing to do when making dry sift, is to get all the ingredients and equipments ready. Below is a list of things you need to make dry sift at home.
Dried cannabis: You can decide on the strain which you want, but resinous strains provide the best results. You can use a Cookies variety or Gorilla Glue if you need help making a choice.
A wooden sifter box
Cards for scraping: This could be a credit card or playing cards.
A big grinder
A sheet of paper.
Making The Dry Sift
Once you have gotten everything in place, you can proceed to start the sifting process.
Put a good amount of cannabis in your sifter, making sure to spread it evenly across the screen of the sifter. Doing this, will make it easier and quicker for you to separate the kief.
Close the box, and shake well, before proceeding to swipe your card back and forth to break it down. The carding process should take up to 15 minutes, depending on the amount of cannabis that you are sifting.
After carding for 15 minutes, open the sifter to mix the broken-down cannabis. Spread it out again after mixing, again making sure to spread it evenly across the screen of the sifter.
Close the box, and repeat the process of shaking and carding. This will break down the cannabis even more.
The cannabis should be fully broken down at this point. Take out the screen and remove the cannabis on it. A good amount of fine kief powder will have been collected under the sifter.
Collect the kief powder into a pile using your credit card.
Pressing Your Kief Powder Into Hash
While some use dry sift in form of kief powder, you can go a step further by making it into hash. Below is how to press your kief powder into hash.
Here, you put your pollen press to use. Insert a paper funnel into your pollen press, and put two cardful of kief powder into the pollen press. Make sure that the kief powder is not too much, so as to get desired results.
After doing this, screw the top part of the pollen press, that has the handle to cover.
After the handle is back in place, screw down using the handle in order to press the powder.
Remove the lower part of the press, in order to open. Press the handle a few more times, in order to get the hash out.
Now, you have you dry sift hash ready. All you need to do is to collect it using your credit card.
The Best Way To Use Dry Sift Hash
You can use your dry sift hash in a number of ways, depending on your preference. You can use it in making edibles or even as decorations for your joints. You can also mix it with a bud, and roll it up into a joint to smoke.
Storing Your Dry Sift Hash
Storing your dry sift hash is very easy, and does not require any special methods. All you need to do, is to consider the amount of time that you intend to keep the hash for, and store it accordingly. If you plan to store your dry sift hash, only for a few days, you can put it in an airtight container and store in a cool and dark cupboard. On the other hand, if you intend to keep the dry sift hash for a long time, it is important to keep it away from the elements. Oxygen, high temperatures and humidity are three things to keep your dry sift hash away from, if you are looking to preserve it in good condition for a while. Make sure to keep the hash in an airtight container, and store in your fridge. Always check to contain that the container is airtight before storing the dry sift hash.
Following these tips, you can be sure to have yourself the best dry sift. Always ensure to get all the materials that you need, as this will guarantee you the desired results. Take your time to carry out each step carefully, and do not leave out any procedure at any point. You can also seek help from your friends or relatives, if you require an extra hand in carrying out some of the steps. Hygiene is very important when processing your cannabis, so be sure that all the tools and surfaces that you use, are clean and safe. Once you are done making your dry sift, take time out to enjoy its goodness whether rolled up in a joint, or in your edibles.