Playful Himalayan Hash: A Review of Sorts

2 months ago

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I got hold of some really nice hash yesterday - soft black - the beautiful kind I haven't had for a long time.


The character of the #hash is soft and squishy, and it breaks into the dark richness of a chocolate cake with glistening crystals. It smells earthy with the deep fragrance of plants and a waft of something sweet. I guess this 'sweetness' caramalises to an extent when it is heated, for this is what the resulting aroma of this hot hash suggests - but it is pleasant, and far from being a 'burnt' smell. On the whole, this looks and feels like high-quality Himalayan hash, Manali Cream or Afghan perhaps!?
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If anything, it's not particularly easy to crumble - the last bit of hash I got didn't require burning. However, because this hash is so oily, heating it produces small bubbles on the surface and very sticky fingers, not to mention a significant droop. Not easy to access the gooddness inside - for example, it was difficult to focus on the bubbling effect with a shaky hand, and the image looks a bit like it ought to be NSFW, which in turn just emphasises the 'sticky finger' and other metaphors used above 🙄. Ha, guess the Hash Spirit is having a bit of fun through this current High ;-).
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I prepared a joint of this playful hash. First, I rolled up and then placed seven little hash snakes of varying lengths inside the paper (RAW 11/4 width singles, unbleached) along with baccy and cardboard filter.
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Then I took some more photos and sparked up, having set the self-timer etc.
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Although engaged in the double-role of Observer and Subject of observation, as well as the technical role of cameraman etc, I tried to 'study' the effects of smoking the hash. The joint ended up being speed-smoked (producing smoke for the camera :) and I got whacked.
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I started to feel the effects pretty much straight away. I had deliberately rolled a strong one as this ain't my first of the day and I'm 17/7/365(6) on the go 😌. Smoking this hash reminds me of the relatively few times I managed to obtain really nice hash in India. The amount I bought yesterday was 10 grams, which is the same as a Tola, the standard unit of weight for these kind of deals in India.

  • Body stone - a 'heaviness' of limbs that gently presses groundwards. Pleasant
  • Head stone - it feels expanded outwards: warm, pulsating and friendly; Crown opening
  • The 'throat' effect - is minimal. This is not harsh hash (ha ha)

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I'll be going back to get some more soon before this stuff runs out and a new batch arrives. I must say that this current supplier has produced the goods for me so far, and there is no bullshit around weights, quality or prices.

This post, a #review of sorts, was spontaneous and fun. Sun streamed in through the windows and joined the party, making space for some funky shadow work #photography. It's great to have the smoke.io platform to share this experience on, and it's great to have an experience like this that I can share. I like it, and hope you do too!

Thanks for reading 🔆
@barge



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Amazing smoke session. Hash looks tasty and soft. Bet it has strong smoke. Do you prefer making a work or grinding it?

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Thanks for saying so, that's very nice to hear 🔆 .

It really is very tasty - have been smoking it all day. The smoke is strong, as you say and I got plenty of it out for the camera :).

Tbh, this is the first time in a while that I've had to deal with this kind of oily hash and I've been finding the easiest way is to roll up some long snakes and add them to the baccy (with/without some weed as well) - is this what you meant by making a 'work'? I haven't considered grinding this hash - is that what you meant?

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Yes, we were thinking of grinding it before making a work ..it should say worm instead of work, sorry. Bit we read under it is kind of a grease and oily

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I'm finding that the worms work best, although I will try out @mayb's suggestion (below).

I have the same problem when photographing...smoke it too fast and then just sit and stare at one spot...at first it seemed something like I have at home, but I cannot make that snakes like you do...it breaks...

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Lol, yeah, that shutter button seems miles away :D...and getting the timing right with the inhale/exhale smoke + the self-timer, not to mention focus. The snake thing is really coz it's so sticky that it's the only thing I can do with it. The previous kind of hash I had I could crumble by hand but it wouldn't roll up like this. I've ordered some more already coz I don't think it'll last long (£7/g is what I paid).

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Hehe I knew I would find you on a hash post :D

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You know me like a brother ..

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Yeah XD

That looks like a tasty treat!
Love your photography skills.

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Thank you very much for your appreciation @gr8fulmag420, I love sharing my photography on the blockchain 🔆.

This hash is a treat indeed as the quality/price is hard to come by and I have ordered some more already lol.....yum yum

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May I ask where you get it from? Is it an online MOM?

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Not online I'm afraid........got it from a man and his dog by the station ;-)

that's definitely some fine hash. Looks deliscious. When it comes to oily hash, my hack is this:

Cut the hash into some tobacco, heat the knife and "smear it" over your mixture, hoe it and make it "one mass" through cutting and dispersing.

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Okey dokey, I'll try making a mess mass and see how it goes........thanks for the hashtip 🔆

Very good looking hash and looks very tasty. Hmmm, I can smell the smoke!

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Thanks @indaymers, it is and I am sure you can ;o)

I have never smoked hash. Do people smoke it in a diffrent way? like, more like concentres? obviously, Im the clueless one. I had a different perspective on it. I didnt think you could smoke it in a joint. I thought it would burn slower than the paper? cool beans. one day Il have to try it. ( I remember my sis smoking some in the 90s but they smoked it different.

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LOL, I started out on hash and didn't try grass for the first time until a few years later!

Most of the hash I've smoked has been crumbled (heat and crumble, or just crumble) into a tobacco joint. I find the key to an even-burning joint to be even distribution of hash and I mix it in well before rolling. In the pix, you can see the effect of the speed-smoke + uneven distribution (due to the 'snakes') - this caused some uneven smoking that otherwise isn't an issue unless the joint is poorly rolled :).

From your vids, it seems that you don't smoke tobacco. This hash is so oily, I bet you'd be able to smoke it like you do your dabs. Now that's something I've not really tried - high quality bubble hash sure, but the kind of concentrated sweets that you can get in North America aren't on the market here, and I'm currently unable to grow and produce my own :(

If I had to make a choice, I'd choose Green over Black. But having good hash to smoke as an alternative, or to mix in with weed, is pretty nice 🔆

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Very interesting.. Very interesting in deed! I wonder If I could be able to smoke it with the honey dabber!! right on, you should try it for us!!! Thats pretty cool. Thanks for the the detailed info. I really do appretiate it when I get the onfo I need! Thats #prettynice ! lolol

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No problemo PNV 🔆

As for trying to 'dab' this hash - I'd gladly make a ratherNiceVideo but I don't have the sophisticated machinery of a honey dabber with which to do so :) - I smoke rolled doobies and the occasional pipe.

Awesome! It takes me back to when I was a teen and was using the money from my paper run to buy some hash lol

i've not had hash like that in oh so long .... looks real nice man, look forwards to getting some again one day at least now i know it still exists!

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I know huh, didn't think I'd ever come across stuff like this here. LOL, I'm glad it exists too....I'd keep some aside for you if you were gona be in Scotland :D

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Maybe on my next uk visit, i would love to visit Scotland (not to mention I’m part Scottish!). Natural beauty and top smoking location, Scotland is a mind blowing part of the world ...

Oh wow... just WOW!

very impressive ; )

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Thanks bro....be interesting to see the form of Smoking Bacon when it emerges, looking forward it however and whenever it shapes up 🔆

I smoke more bud then hash as its easier to get my hands on here but the few times I had it was a pleasent time. I had CBD hash form a cannabis expo that I used to balance out the high while I had Amnesia Haze for a long time and It was starting to get too heavy on my mind.

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Me too, more bud than hash. Variety is great and I long for a time when crypto is jumping and weed is free, so I can have jars full of different types lining my shelves, and I can grow my own again and make all sorts of edibles and smokables :) ....... I smoked a few ounces of high CBD weed once when it was all I could get - not so high, but there were lots of 'healing' effects 🔆