AlienAthena's Big Bang of Bubble Hash & Co

AlienAthena

In Bloom
"The Big Bang began a process of expansion and cooling that continues today. It was not an explosion of matter into space, but an expansion of space itself, and in the beginning, it brought time and space into existence. The Big Bang model does not explain all the features of the universe, however, and it continues to be refined." -UNIVERSE : The Definite Visual Guide

Welcome to my spot for bubble hash and concentrates! As you can see I like some alliteration. Decided to make this thread as I plan on working my way to making some 6* hash rosin and really good flower rosin and I'd like a place to document that, the good and bad. I'll add post about RSO and edibles here and there also. Hopefully this will be useful to someone!

I recently bought some 1 gallon bubble bags and tried making some bubble hash with trim that had been sitting in the freezer since 2019. It was mostly Murse Ratchet along with a little trim over the past couple of months, I'd estimate 1-1.5oz of trim/popcorn nugs. I didn't think to take pictures until I was already collecting but I'll do that next time.

Items Used:

  1. 1 Gallon All Mesh Bubble Bags (Bought 8 pack, used 220u, 120u, 90u, 73u, 25u)
  2. 1 Gallon Sterilite Pitcher (Should've bought 2)
  3. 5 Pack 25 Micron Screen
  4. Trim/Popcorn Nugs
  5. Metal Spoon
  6. Parchment Paper
  7. Cardboard Box
  8. Ice
  9. Metal Bowl
  10. Metal Grater
Okay so the main thing is you want everything to be as cold as possible and you must have a lot of patience, put on something and get in the zone. A lot of this is repetitive and somewhat tedious. You want to put your metal spoon in the freezer and you should place it in there in between every collection, I didn't because I got lazy toward the last bags every single wash. I used the metal bowl to do the actual washing as I didn't buy 2 pitchers and the 1 gallon is too small to mx in with the amount of trim and ice/water needed, so if you use 1 gallon get a separate bucket/pitcher for washing. I didn't time anything because I simply didn't think to until I read other people doing it after, whoops.

Anyways I did 3 washes, well technically 2, the third wash was me letting the ice melt and then straining it the next morning and I had no intentions of doing a third one until I felt the water was still very cold. I shouldn't have done this during a playoff game, there's a lot of room for improvement but with using 1.5oz of old trim/nugs I don't think I did too bad. I didn't wash as aggressively as I should have because my bowl limited that also.

1st&2nd wash before and after going in the freezer
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Okay so here's where I messed up, I really should've bought a microplane but I thought I had one around here, none of the holes are small enough though. I went with the smallest size grater I had. Another problem is when grating I should do half at a time while the other half is in the freezer so it is solid, you can see where the hash started warming up and it become harder to grate. I did this in a cardboard box on some parchment, it'll dry in a cool dry spot for 10 days minimum.
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The third wash is still in the freezer, I'll wait until the microplaner arrives. When the next stimmiana hits I'll be grabbing a 6ton Dabpress. :partyparrot:

Probably left some stuff out. Feel free to ask questions but I might not have the answer just yet.
 
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AlienAthena

In Bloom
I'll be following along for certain. I can use all the help I can get haha
Nice, we can help each other! While I did a lot of research I still don’t really know what i’m doing lol. I never follow instructions directly 🤦🏾‍♀️ always gotta freestyle a little bit. Also a big believer in experimenting and trying to figure out what works best for you, I think that’s why I like cannabis, the possibilities seem endless. Always something new to learn!
 

Frimpong

🔥Freak.genetics🔥
Nice, we can help each other! While I did a lot of research I still don’t really know what i’m doing lol. I never follow instructions directly 🤦🏾‍♀️ always gotta freestyle a little bit. Also a big believer in experimenting and trying to figure out what works best for you, I think that’s why I like cannabis, the possibilities seem endless. Always something new to learn!
This is awesome 😎 you will never need another press btw , had my dabpress a long ass time . Gotta brush up on my hash skills so ty🤙👍
 

AlienAthena

In Bloom
The washer is a godsend. It does the hardwork and i enjoy the benefits. I haven't notice a drop off in quality and i can run more material faster with less back ache.
Do you think the mini portable washers are the same/will give the same results as the bubble bag machine? I did everything in the sink so I didn’t have to bend, that’s one positive for the 1 gallon bags.
 

OldG

Elite Hobbyist
1 gallon bags work great !

stirring the material is more a tecqniue than force.....stir....let it settle......stir let it settle....like how the washing machine works.

hash washers are AWESOME...but i can get monster yield from a 5 gallon bucket and a mixing spoon (and pour it through 1 or 5 gallon catcher bags.

Its just easier with a washer...you turn the dial and leave it.
 

AlienAthena

In Bloom
1 gallon bags work great !

stirring the material is more a tecqniue than force.....stir....let it settle......stir let it settle....like how the washing machine works.

hash washers are AWESOME...but i can get monster yield from a 5 gallon bucket and a mixing spoon (and pour it through 1 or 5 gallon catcher bags.

Its just easier with a washer...you turn the dial and leave it.
Yup yup and because I grabbed the all mesh ones I think i’m set for a while, I don’t see myself washing pounds anytime soon. I’ll probably get a washer by summer tho
 

OldG

Elite Hobbyist
the stirring part you can use a bigger bucket if you get more material and pour it through the 1s.

What works well is to cut a bucket so it has no bottom and then use that to hold your bags so you can pour 5 gallons through...or whatever

it catches the hash and drains the water down the drain.
 

AlienAthena

In Bloom
The day before I had my wisdom teeth removed I couldnt sleep so I decided to press a little bubble hash using a hair straightener. I used a 37u micron bag, a little small vice grip, an IR Thermometer. I didn't weigh anything because it was kind of spur of the moment but I'll guess that I pressed between 0.5g-0.75g of 73u and 25u bubble.. not the best pictures but I dabbed half of what oozed out and put the rest in a jar, I'll test it in two week but the initial test was very sativa like.

Blurry pic of some 73u and 25u micron that I didn't press
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Yum, pressed at a higher temp than I wanted but not bad for a straightener
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120u and 90u mixed up in a lil container, about 1.5g (ignore the dog hair, i do)
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Here's the 2nd wash still waiting to be microplaned but i'm waiting on it to arrive. the pieces with particles are from 120u bag, that I know.
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Willie

In Bloom
Do you think the mini portable washers are the same/will give the same results as the bubble bag machine? I did everything in the sink so I didn’t have to bend, that’s one positive for the 1 gallon bags.
Most of those portable washers are identical models to the bubblebag washer. And for a lot less. Amazon and walmart have this one, which is what I got.

washing machine

washer @ Amazon

It's out of stock at walmart but if you ask them for a notice when re-stocked.......you usually get notified quickly. That goes with anything walmart says they are out of.......when they know they got a buyer they find it.
 

OldG

Elite Hobbyist
the 4 ton is FANTASTIC...and dont forget 4 tons is not 8000 pounds of force on your 2 x 4 plates

it is 8000/ (2 x 4) = 8000/8 = 1000 pounds of force per square inch which is right about where you need it to be.

the 6 ton is perfect because you dont have to grit your teeth and go all macho man with a slim jim.

but the 4 ton...man it makes some beauty rosin. I squeezed buds through a 37 bag with a 120 insurace bag in a burritto parchment wrap...wow does that work !

It might save you the hash making step.. :)
 
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