Key Takeaways –
- Making hash oil at home is a quick and easy process
- You will need ground buds, isopropyl alcohol, coffee filters and a heat source
- The final product can be enjoyed after heating it to liquid form
- Hash oil has some great health benefits and can even help pain relief
Imagine that you are a smoker who is looking for a NEW and EXCITING way to enjoy your herb. You have heard about hash oil and its many benefits, and you decide to give it a try.
So how do you make hash oil?
Making hash oil at home is quick and easy, and it can be custom-made to your liking. In fact, the process is simpler than you might think.
You need to grind your buds into a powder and soak them in alcohol for at least 24 hours, shaking the jar occasionally.
There are a few more details to it than that, but that’s what this guide is here for. Hash oil is a great way to enjoy your herb, and it can be made quickly and easily at home. Grab your buds, and let’s get cooking together.
How to Make Hash Oil
Making hash oil, or cannabis oil is very simple. In fact, there are only a few steps that you will need to follow. In this section, we have the full process for you but keep reading if you also want to learn how to make the tinctures.
Without further ado, here is our best cannabis oil recipe for you to enjoy.
What You Will Need:
- Fresh buds to grind
- High-proof, food-grade alcohol
- Coffee filters
- Baking sheets
- Mason jars
Step One: Grind Buds, Mix Alcohol
The first step is to grind your buds. You want to make sure that they are ground as fine as possible so that you can get the most out of your hash oil.
Once you have ground the buds, place them in a Mason jar and cover them with the alcohol.
Pro Tips – We recommend using high-proof, food-grade alcohol for this process.
Making hash oil from fresh buds is the recommended way to go, as you will get the best results.
Step Two: Seal, Sit, Filter
Once the buds are in the jar, seal it tightly and then let it sit for at least 24 hours. During this time, you will want to shake the jar occasionally so that the buds can soak up as much of the alcohol as possible.
After 24 hours have passed, it is time to strain the mixture. To do this, you will need to use coffee filters (ones you might already have in your cupboard). Place the coffee filter over another Mason jar and then pour the mixture through it.
Doing this will remove the plant matter from the hash oil, leaving you with a purer product.
Step Three: Boil or Evaporate the Oil
The final step is to boil or evaporate the hash oil. This can be done by placing the hash oil in a pot on the stove and boiling it until it is in a liquid state.
Or, you can place the hash oil on a baking sheet and put it in the oven at a low temperature until it evaporates.
Step Four: Finished
Once the hash oil has reached the desired consistency, it is time to enjoy! You can use it in a variety of ways, such as adding it to your favorite recipes or taking it orally.
We can tell you that hash oil tastes really good on your toast for breakfast – it adds a little pizzazz.
Can You Use Coconut Oil Instead?
There are some recipes for homemade cannabis oil that use coconut oil to bind the THC. However, this is more commonly used for the creation of CBD oil.
When making CBD oil, it is common to see the following being used instead of alcohol:
- Coconut oil
- Olive oil
- Honey oil
- Canna oil
While these work very well, producing hash oil is basically making a THC oil that still has psychoactive effects (unlike CBD oil). Therefore, alcohol is a much better choice for binding.
How to Make Clear Oil
The process for making clear hash oil is the same as the one for making dark hash oil. The only difference is that you will need to use a different type of hash oil, for example, hash oil that has been made with CO2.
To make clear hash oil, you will need to use hash oil that has been winterized (to remove fats, waxes and lipuds to create a pure product). This type of hash oil has had the impurities removed, leaving you with a clear product.
You can use the ingredients and details from the first hash oil method in this guide, but we also have a quick outline of how the process works for clear oil.
The brief steps for making clear hash oil are as follows:
- Step One: Grind your winterized hash oil
- Step Two: Pour hash oil into a pot or double boiler
- Step Three: Heat hash oil until it becomes liquid
As you can see, the process for making clear hash oil is very simple. If you don’t have access to winterized hash oil, don’t worry – you can still make hash oil from fresh buds using the first process in this guide.
The way it works is the same; you will just end up with dark hash oil instead of a clear one.
What Type of Alcohol Should You Use?
The type of alcohol that you use is very important when making hash oil. You want to make sure that you use high-proof, food-grade alcohol.
Lower-quality alcohols can contain impurities that will end up in your hash oil. These impurities can make hash oil less effective and even dangerous to consume.
Some of the most common types of alcohol that are used to make hash oil are:
- Isopropyl alcohol
Pro Tip – If you can’t find any of these types of alcohol, don’t worry – you can also use rubbing alcohol.
Watch out for the alcohol fumes, though, and they can have a much stronger psychoactive effect when mixed with medical marijuana if you smoke before you make the cannabis oil.
Do You Need to Decarb Weed Before Making Hash Oil?
You don’t have to decarb your weed before making hash oil, but you SHOULD.
Decarbing stands for decarboxylation. Decarbing weed is the process of heating it so that the THC is activated. This is important because it allows your hash oil to be more potent.
A potent mixture that includes THC has been shown through research to be more helpful in treating things like chronic pain. So, if you are here to learn how to make hemp oil for pain, you are going to want to ensure you decarb the weed first.
If you don’t decarb your weed, the hash oil won’t be as effective. It’s not worth the risk, so we always recommend decarbing your weed before making hash oil.
How to Decarb Weed?
Decarbing weed is a simple process. All you need to do is put your weed in an oven-safe dish and bake it at 245 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-40 minutes.
Pro Tip – It should be golden-brown by the time it is done, and it can be broken up or ground before you decide to bake it.
Once the time is up, remove the weed from the oven and let it cool. You can then use it to make hash oil or enjoy it however you like.
How to Make Cannabis Tinctures
Cannabis tinctures are another great way to enjoy the benefits of weed. Tinctures are made by soaking cannabis in alcohol, which extracts the cannabinoids from the plant material.
This creates a potent mixture that can be used in many different ways. Tinctures can be used as a topical application, ingested, or even added to food and beverages.
The great thing about tinctures is that they are very easy to make. You can make them at home with just a few supplies and some weed.
Here is a quick guide on how to make cannabis tinctures:
What You Will Need:
- High-proof alcohol
- Glass jar
- Dark glass bottle
Step One: Decarbing
Decarb your cannabis by baking it at 245 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-40 minutes.
Step Two: Grinding
Grind the decarbed cannabis and put it in a glass jar.
Step Three: Alcohol
Pour the alcohol over the cannabis until it is completely covered.
Step Four: Seal and Sit
Seal the jar and let it sit for at least two weeks, shaking it occasionally.
Step Five: Straining
After two weeks, strain the mixture through a cheesecloth into a dark glass bottle.
Step Six: It’s Done
Now it’s done, and it is ready for use as well as storage. Store the tincture in a cool, dark place so that it remains fresh for as long as possible.
It really is as simple as that. You now have your very own cannabis tincture that you can use however you please, which also includes putting it in the hash oil you’ve made at home.
What is Quick Washing Cannabis?
Quick washing cannabis is a process of using isopropyl alcohol to remove the trichomes from the plant material.
It is called “quick” because it is a much faster method than traditional hash-making methods.
How to Quick Wash Weed
The process of quick washing cannabis is simple. All you need to do is follow these 5 steps, and you’ll have the results in no time.
- The first thing you need to do is place the alcohol and weed in your freezer overnight. This is what causes the alcohol to absorb less unwanted matter, such as chlorophyll.
- Once the decarbed weed is cold, place it in a mason jar, sealing the lid securely.
- Make sure the alcohol is freezing, and then pour enough to cover the weed completely, plus another quarter of an inch (or half a centimeter).
- Let the mixture sit until 20 minutes have passed. Once this is done, give the mixture a good and vigorous shake for 30 seconds.
- Now you can put a coffee filter over the other mason jar and then pour the mixture through the coffee filter to get rid of any impurities.
What are the Benefits of Hash Oil?
Hash oil, also known as hashish oil, is a concentrated form of cannabis. It is made by extracting the THC-rich resin from the buds and leaves of the cannabis plant.
Hash oil can be used in many different ways, including:
- Being ingested
- Being inhaled
- Being topically applied
Hash oil is known for being very potent, so it is important to start with a small amount and increase it as needed.
Studies have shown that hash oil has many potential benefits, including:
- Relief from chronic pain
- Reduced inflammation
- Relief from anxiety and depression
- Stimulation of appetite
- Reduction of nausea
Making hash oil is a simple process that anyone can do at home with the right supplies. The most important part of making hash oil is to decarb your weed first. This will ensure that the hash oil is potent and effective.
Once you have decarbed your weed, you can then make tinctures or hash oil. Both of these products are easy to make and can be used in many different ways. They can be ingested, topically applied, or even added to food and drinks.
Both hash oil and tinctures have many potential benefits, including relief from chronic pain, reduced inflammation, and relief from anxiety and depression. They can also stimulate appetite and reduce nausea.
So what are you waiting for? Get started today and see how easy it is to make hash oil and tinctures at home. You may be surprised at how much you enjoy the process and the finished product.