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I was pretty stoked when I found this little gem on /r/trees, posting it here in case it ever gets deleted there.
Step one: spread an even layer of nutella (or peanut butter, they both work) around on both sides of the bagel.
Step two: weigh out half a gram of weed DUST. The finer ground the bud, the higher you’re going to get. Don’t just drop in big chunks that you broke up with your fingers, this won’t have enough surface are for all of the thc to transfer into the nutella. If you don’t have a grinder you can drop your bud in a shot glass and cut it up with scissors until it’s more of a dust.
Step three: spread the weed dust on one side of the bagel ONLY. you want both sides of the bud to be touching the nutella. If you put weed on both sides then you will have a nutella – weed – weed – nutella combination and not all of the THC will be absorbed.
Step four: microwave the bagel BEFORE PUTTING THE FOIL ON for 15 seconds.
Step five: press the top of the bagel down gently then wrap it once with foil. Wrap it a second time to be sure that the bagel is completely sealed off and THC vapor cannot leak out. This part is very important, do not attempt this without foil!
Step six: preheat the oven to 320 F (315 is the vaporizing temperature for THC. Baking at 320 compensates should your oven be off by up to 5 degrees). Once the oven is preheated place your bagel on a cookie sheet and bake it for EXACTLY 22 minutes.
Step seven: remove the bagel from the oven and unwrap the foil. The bagel should be very hot and moist on the top.
Step eight: Move your bagel QUICKLY to the freezer and leave it in there for 2-3 minutes.
Step nine: enjoy your bagel!
(crossposted from reddit.com/r/trees)
Source: (Hashmouf) http://forum.grasscity.com/
Hashmouf’s method detailed below is known as the QWISO (Quick Wash ISOpropyl) method, which refers to the “quick wash” in isopropyl alcohol, where the trimmings soak in the ISO for a brief period, while the solvent extracts the trichomes which form your hash. I’ve formatted the guide below to be easier to read and navigate.
As simple a technique this may be there are 3 golden rules to remember for optimal quality.
- Quality trimmings or buds
The higher quality of trimmings equals the higher quality of hash
- Proper equipment
The right tools make the extraction easier and preserve purity of the hash
- Time and patience
By rushing the process you will lose quality and have a low grade hash
OK so now that we have gone over the basics for making Quality QWISO lets go over the equipment list.
Here are some pics of the strainer filter assembly
Once you have all of your equipment ready the QWISO making begins. Follow these 10 simple steps precisely and you will have Quality QWISO HASH every time.
1.) Place Dried trimmings or buds in freezer for 30 minutes.
2.) After your trimmings have been in the freezer for 30 minutes, Carefully transfer them into your jar.
3.) Pour the Isopropyl Alcohol over the trimmings until completely covered.
4.) Allow to soak for 30 seconds, no more no less.
5.) Shake as hard as you can for 30 seconds, no more no less.
6.) Pour into strainer filter over evaporation plate and allow to fully drain
7.) After you filter the extraction on to the evaporation plate, Carefully move to a safe place and position in front of a small fan allow to evaporate and dry by air for 24 hours minimum [NEVER USE HEAT FOR EVAPORATION !!!! this will lower the quality of your QWISO]
8.) When the alcohol has evaporated and the extraction has fully dried for a minimum of 24 hours you are ready to harvest your QWISO HASH.
9.) Once the QWISO is ready for harvest, Carefully use a razor blade to scrape the plate.
10.) Top off a bowl or a blunt with some high quality QWISO HASH and enjoy !!!!!!
If you have a high grade trimming with high trichome concentration a second wash is recommended. Even though the quality will be lower then the first wash the second wash will still produce a handsome reward.
For a second wash place your trimmings back into the jar, cover with isopropyl alcohol and soak for 30 seconds then shake for 30 seconds. Repeat filtering process and let evaporate and dry for 24 hours minimum. After the evaporation and drying is complete harvest your second batch of QWISO.
Here are some pis of my second wash of the same trimmings.
Finally, a quality comparison from 3 different washes of the same herb. The first wash is on the left, the second in the middle, the third on the right.