In recent years, there has been an increase in the popularity of cannabis concentrates. These products are made by extracting cannabinoids and other compounds from cannabis flowers. One type of cannabis concentrate that has become popular is charas. Charas is a type of hashish that is made by hand-rubbing the resin from the weed plant. Hash, on the other hand, is a concentrated form of cannabis that is made by separating the trichomes from the plant material and pressing them into a block. Both charas and hash can be used in a variety of ways, including smoking, vaporizing, and cooking.
What is Hashish?
Hash is a type of cannabis that is made from the female cannabis plant. The plant produces trichomes, which contain THC, the substance that gets you high. Hash is a very pure form of THC. Hash, also known as hashish, is a form of cannabis concentrate that is made by separating the trichomes from the live cannabis flowers. Trichomes are the small, sticky crystals that cover the flower and contain its active ingredients, including THC and CBD.
Hash can be smoked on its own or mixed with cannabis buds to create a more potent smoking experience. It is also a popular ingredient in edibles and other cannabis products. Hash has a long history of use in many cultures around the world, and it remains a popular choice among pot users today.
What is Charas?
Charas is a cannabis concentrate that is made from the extracted resin of the Cannabis plant. It is made by hand, using a process that involves rubbing the marijuana resin from the cannabis plant onto the palms. It is typically sold in the form of a small, compacted ball known as a charas ball. Charas has a long history of use throughout the Himalayas in Northern India, these very powerful cannabis concentrates are traditionally used to praise the lord shiva. Today, charas is enjoyed by people all over the world for their euphoric and relaxing effects. A charas ball is usually smoked in a pipe called a chillum or mixed with tobacco and smoked in a joint.
The flower's resin is also used to make hashish. Charas is a lot rarer than hashish and is only found in certain parts of the world. For this reason, it is often more expensive. In recent years, smoking charas has become more popular in Western countries as people have become more curious about different types of marijuana.
The origin of Hash and Charas production
Charas is a type of cannabis that originates from the Indian subcontinent. Cannabis has played an important role in spiritual and religious practices in the Indian sub-continent and many other parts of the world. Charas, in particular, is very important in many Hindu rituals.
The Shaivs (a Hindu sect that worships the god Shiva as the supreme god) often use a chillum in their rituals and include the practice of marijuana use. They usually fill the chillum with the substance and, before smoking, chant the name of lord Shiva.
Charas is also popular among travelers who visit the Indian subcontinent, as it provides a unique smoking experience that can't be found anywhere else in the world.
Malana cream, although available in many places in India, is generally produced in only a few places, such as the Parvati Valley and Kashmir. In these areas, cannabis plants grow abundantly at the base of the Himalayas and are often collected by type-hunters, breeders, and other lovers of the cannabis culture. The Parvati Valley is renowned for its Malana Cream charas. This type of charas is highly sought-after for its special aroma, flavor, and high THC content.
Hashish can be traced back to the 12th century in present-day Syria, where it was mentioned in a medical text by an Arabian physician. The text described the psychoactive effects of hashish and how it could be used to treat a variety of ailments. By the 13th century, hashish was being consumed throughout the Arab world. It later spread to Europe and Africa, where it became increasingly popular among artists and intellectuals.
How to make hash?
Although hashish can be made in a variety of ways, this is one of the easiest:
First, you will need to collect all the dried plant material with trichomes on it, that you will use in the process. To extract the trichomes from your cannabis plant, you will need to start by separating them from the plant. This can be done by sifting your trim waste or plant parts through a sieve. Doing this will allow the trichomes to fall through, while the waste is left behind. Make sure that the surface where the trichomes fall is clean so that they can be easily collected. If you sift for too long, more and more leaves will end up in the final product, which will lower the quality of the hash. So don't strain for longer than necessary.
To collect the trichomes (THC powder), scrape them together and pack them in a piece of plastic. Press the trichomes in the plastic together. Make sure that it is packed tightly, pressing it firmly. This will create a compact and hard package.
After that, let your piece of hashish dry, doing this will help improve the taste and texture of your hash.
How to make your own Charas?
Charas is a type of hashish made from the resin of cannabis plants. The resin is collected from the plant's flowers and leaves, and then it is kneaded into a dough-like consistency and then shaped into balls or logs. Charas has a strong, pungent smell and an earthy, hash-like taste.
- First, you need to select the buds you want to use. Make sure they are small and will be ready for harvest in two to three weeks. This will make the process a lot easier and often you'll be able to get more charas off by using smaller buds. Once you've selected the buds, trim them off and leave as much of the stem as possible on the plant.
- Now that you have your buds, it's time to start the process of making charas. To make charas, it is important to wash and dry your hands first, then roll the selected buds between your palms until your hands are coated in sticky resin. Take your time to ensure a high-quality product. The buds secrete oil that will coat your hands in resin. Once your hands turn brownish-black and the extract is sticky and thick, you can stop rolling.
- Once you have collected a good amount of sticky resin on your hands, you can start rolling it into a ball. Do this by making small circles around the palm of your hand. When you finish this step, braid the balls into twine in the traditional way. Wrap the charas in foil so it won't dry out.
Now that you've made your charas, it's time to enjoy it. The most traditional way to consume charas is through a chillum, but you can also roll it into a joint or blunt with tobacco. You can also smoke it through a regular pipe or bong, or vaporize it in a dab rig. Remember, start slowly when trying any new cannabis product.
By using a chillum you can smoke charas the traditional way, usually, you take a small pipe made out of clay and fill this with the little charas balls. You can form a ball of clay into a filter and wrap it in cotton. This will help to tone down any rough flavors and make the smoke experience more pleasant.
When you inhale charas from a chillum, it is important to use a small amount of the substance as it is very potent. To prepare the chillum, pack the bowl with a small amount of charas and then place it over the pipe. Gently heat the chillum until the charas begins to smoke. Once the charas is smoking, inhale deeply and enjoy. Exhale slowly and repeat as necessary.
Before you inhale charas from a chillum, it is tradition to first chant the name of lord Shiva. This is done to show respect and formality.
You can also use charas by rolling them in a joint with tobacco. Charas is very damp so it is really important to break them into small pieces to make sure it burns evenly.
Best strains to make Charas
While any strain of marijuana can be used to make Charas, some strains are better suited for this purpose than others. Traditionally people use Indicas, but it is more important to focus on the THC level of the strain. For example, Indica strains tend to have a higher concentration of trichomes, making them ideal for producing high-quality charas. Additionally, strains with a high percentage of CBD can also be used to make hashish. However, it is important to note that the THC content of CBD-rich strains is often lower than that of pure Indica strains. As a result, these CBD-dominant strains may not produce as strong of a psychoactive effect when consumed. The stickier the cannabis plant, the better! Ultimately, the best strain for making hashish depends on the desired effect and potency.
Here are, what we think, three of the best strains to make Charas:
As we have seen, the production of hash and charas is an ancient tradition that continues to this day. The process of making these products can be a bit complicated, but with some practice, it can be easy to do at home. If you are interested in trying your hand at making hash or charas, please check out our online shop for all the supplies you will need. We offer a wide variety of high-quality cannabis seeds that are perfect for this purpose, so be sure to take a look today. Thanks for reading!