There comes a time in everyone’s life when a friend passes you a chunk of hash, and the question suddenly arises, “how in the world do I smoke this hash?”. It’s completely understandable to feel this way and have now idea how to smoke hash.
While hash has been around for longer than any of us, it’s not as common as shatter or distillate. That doesn’t mean hash should be disregarded or treated as if there’s no place for it.
In the grand scheme of things, hash, or hashish, is an extremely potent and reliable extract that deserves more attention than it garners.
We’ll briefly go over what hash is, but the meat and potatoes here is how to smoke hash. We wouldn’t want to leave you out to dry when you find yourself in the presence of some beautiful hashish.
A Brief What’s Hash Autobiography
The concentrate known as hashish has a long and illustrious career. Hash is derived from the trichomes of the cannabis sativa plant. This is done by collecting the resin via water purification or by pressing the trichomes. The result is a potent and flavourful brown to dark brown extract.
Its history is quite murky, as many different regions were using cannabis products in one form or another. One of the oldest recorded uses of hash was as in India as bhang, or bhanga, also known as the “sacred grass”.
Throughout the years many iterations of cannabis have come along, but none have as storied of a reputation as hashish.
Now that you’ve got a little insight on what it is, it’s time to learn how to smoke hash.
Tried and Tested Methods of How to Smoke Hash
1.) Rolling a Joint or Spliff
This may be the most tried and definitely most tested method on this list. A spliff consists of mixing cannabis and another herb or tobacco and then rolling it up. We don’t suggest using tobacco for obvious reasons, but if you must you must!
To use hash in a joint or spliff, you’re going to want to roll the hash into a “snake”, using the same motions you would if you were a kid making a snake from Play-Doh. Once completed, lay it on top of your cannabis or tobacco, and proceed to roll the joint. Voila, you have yourself a hash filled spliff!
2.) Load your Pipe or Bong
If you’re strapped for time and don’t want to get elaborate, we suggest simplifying how to smoke hash. If you have a bong or pipe, simply add a bit of flower and then proceed to place tiny little bits of hash in the bowl.
To maximize the experience, we suggest layering the flower and hash as you may get an uneven burn and smoke if a giant glob of hash is just thrown in the middle!
3.) Welcome to the Future, Vaporizers
We’re sure that many of you have at one point or another used a concentrate such as shatter, distillate and wax/crumble. But did you know that you can also vaporize hash? Probably, but most likely you just haven’t seen it or got to experience it first hand.
Many of the benefits (Insert benefits of vaporizing) from vaporizing flower and shatter also apply to hash. We suggest this method over others for precisely this reason!
4.) Get Those Hookah Coals Hot
Perhaps the most interesting way to smoke hash is with a hookah. While smoking “shisha” isn’t the healthiest and we suggest using a tobaccoless variety, there’s no denying it’s an uber relaxing event.
Some may say that using a hash in a hookah is blasphemous, but then again who makes the rules here! Make sure to break up the hash into little pieces and mix it in the bowl evenly. Now get the coals burning and pass the hose to the left!
5.) Hot Knives
This is by far the least recommended option to smoke hash here, but hey, this is all about learning and choosing what’s best for yourself. If you feel the absolute need to do some hot knives, then by all means knock yourself out.
Hot knives were once a very used method as everyone had ovens with coil elements, and they undeniably get you really stoned, really quick!
The main requirement is an oven with the old school coil elements. Get those nice and hot then place a couple butter knives in the elements. Rip a few pieces of cannabis from the bud and roll them into little balls a bit smaller than the size of a pea.
Place these on a solid surface, a wooden cutting board being a great option. Once the knives are hot, use the knives to press the cannabis together gently and inhale the stream of smoke billowing up.
To make your life easier, and look hilarious at the same time, cut the top of a plastic bottle or use a funnel to catch the smoke with your mouth more easily.
Like we said, this isn’t the easiest or safest method, but it’s better to know than stay left in the dark!
6.) Smoke Hash with a Pin and Jar
If this method is foreign and alien to you, you’re not alone. Using a pin and jar to smoke hash is a bit awkward at first, but boy oh boy does it really get you faded.
Start by collecting a push pin, a glass mason jar or water glass, as well as a straw.
The first step is placing the pin with the pointy side up and sticking a nice little piece of hash on it. Light the hash until there’s a flame on it, and once there is blow it out like it’s a candle on a birthday cake. Proceed to place the cup or glass jar over the smoke and use a straw to inhale. You can keep using the hash until it no longer catches a flame.
We know there’s better methods on this list, but hey it’s better than hot knives and really does look kind of cool!
7.) Grab a Dab Rig to Smoke Hash
Just like vaporizing, dabbing is very similar in terms of not using an open flame to directly consume the hash. While most use their dab rigs for shatter or wax, hash is also a great option to dab!
If you want more info on taking a proper dab, we have everything you need. However a brief overview never hurt. Start by heating up your dab rig via either a torch or an electronic nail. Once the nail is heated use your dab pick to grab a little piece of hash. Once it’s begun to vaporize, inhale the vapor and enjoy!
Congrats on taking your first hash dab.
8.) Bottle Tokes
Taking a bottle hit is only viable if you’re a cigarette smoker. There’s other methods to smoke hash that don’t involve a ciggy, but if you’re already smoking then might as well take a stab at a bottle toke.
Start by getting an empty water bottle and cutting a little hole in the bottom just big enough to place a cigarette in it. Make sure the cap is on the bottle and begin to light your cigarette or joint. Once it’s got a nice ember, add your hash to the tip and place it in the bottle. Let the bottle fill up, and once it has, proceed to remove the cigarette, cover the hole, remove the lid and inhale the hash!
The Possibilities for Smoking Hash Endless
As you can see hash is extremely versatile, and due to this can be consumed in almost any scenario. We understand that you may have your favourite strain or extract, but it’s definitely worth giving hash a shot.
If you have any other methods that we’ve missed feel free to contact us and tell us your favourite way to smoke hash! Happy smoking.