HOW TO ROLL A HASH JOINT IN 3 SIMPLE STEPS!
For many, smoking hash is one of life’s great pleasures. The high is often mellower and it makes for a great daytime or practical smoke. However, the process of actually smoking it in a joint is quite a bit different than it is with buds.
If you’re looking down at a tasty brown block of hash or a squidgy blob of charas and have no idea where to start using it, WeedRepublic has you covered!
This ‘How to Roll a Hash Joint’ guide will give you all the information you need to make the perfect hash joint. We cover:
- How to prepare your hash for a joint.
- Making a roach.
- Choosing which rolling papers to use.
- How to load your rolling papers with your smoking mix.
- How to actually roll an amazing hash joint!
Armed with our tips, you’ll be rolling like Snoop in no time!
ROLL A HASH JOINT: SORT YOUR STASH
The first thing that’s important to learn about making a hash joint is that hash doesn’t burn very well. If you were to try and use only hash in your joint, it would burn hot, harsh, uneven, and probably go out after every puff. That’s not ideal!
Most people mix their hashish with something that burns a little more evenly. That might be cannabis buds or even tobacco. By including tobacco or dried and ground buds, a hash joint will not only smoke better but it will be easier to roll too.
You’re going to want to process your block of the hash in some way to make it easier to blend with the bud or tobacco. Don’t worry though, this isn’t particularly difficult, but the method you use will depend on the type of hash you have.
TYPES OF HASH
There are two main types of hash and each needs a different method to get it ready for smoking in a joint. They are known as squidgy hash (charas) and brick hash. Some hash probably falls somewhere in between the two as well.
SQUIDGY HASH (OR CHARAS)
Squidgy hash is the name given to weed extracts taken from live plants. It’s usually from North India or Nepal, where the locals call it charas. The hash makers there will grab the living plants and rub the buds between their hands until the trichomes (crystals) that get you high get left behind as a dark brown or black sticky paste on their palms. This is collected and formed into balls ready for sale.
The best way to prepare this variety of hash for use in a joint is to break a bit off your main piece (it will be very soft and malleable) and roll it into a long, thin sausage shape. Make a few of these ready for your hash joint (depending on how strong you want it to be).
Brick hash is commonly made from dry cannabis plants. It’s usually from places like Morocco. When trichomes dry with the plant itself, they become brittle and break off. Hash makers will collect this as fine dust and compress it into firm blocks. These might be crumbly or pretty solid.
If your hash is crumbly, you can just break it down with your fingers into small pieces before mixing it with your tobacco or ground buds. On the other hand, if your hash is a solid piece, you’re going to want to heat it to make it more workable.
Heating hash is best done with a regular old cigarette lighter. The idea is to apply gentle heat, causing the particles to expand so that you can crumble it into pieces small enough to use in a joint. Avoid using a windproof lighter. They might be ideal for lighting the joint in any conditions but it’ll incinerate all of the good stuff from your hash.
You’re basically heating it so that it becomes easier to break up, not to burn it. If your hash turns black or to ash when heating, it got too hot. You’ll have burned off some of its THC content, making for a less potent smoke.
Once you’ve given your brick hash the once over with a lighter, you can pinch a bit off the block and crumble it between your fingers. Go for as fine as possible but you don’t need to work it into an actual powder. When you’re done, it’s ready to be mixed with your tobacco or ground weed buds.
CHOOSE YOUR PAPERS
There are all kinds of rolling papers these days. There are long ones like Rowll, short ones like RAW, and even papers that aren’t even made out of paper at all!
To help you understand the different rolling papers, we’ve explained some of the distinctions between the kinds of products out there below: