The word can conjure up images of men getting high in the dingy cafes of Marrakesh, or people enjoying a relaxing hash-sprinkled spliff in Lisbon’s central park.
While many may have heard about hash, they don’t necessarily know how to smoke it, or know much about what it is.
If so, you wouldn’t be alone. There’s a lot of ways of smoking hash, whether its Bubble, Afghani or Morrocan, so if you’re ready to try something new, we’re here to unveil the special techniques of how you can better consume it.
Each method here is also provided with tips so you can perfect your technique.
8 Best Ways of How to Smoke Hash
1. Pack Hash in a Pipe or Bong
This method is loved by a lot of hash smokers. It’s by far the easiest way is to pack up your pipe with the hash of your choice.
Start by applying heat to your hash on its own, as it will help the smoking process. To do this, put your hash on a key or spoon and gently apply a flame, until the hash is soft and crumble. Once it’s more soft, crumble your hash with your fingers and sprinkle it in your pipe. It can either be smoked on its own or mixed with dry flowers.
2. Roll Hash Up in a Spliff or Joint
The easiest way to enjoy hash. There’s a few different ways of how you can get this done, depending on how and what you like to smoke.
First, bust out the herb and get your rolling papers. Those of you who enjoy a “spliff” can add tobacco to the mix. At this point you can either apply heat to the hash and spread it over the weed, and then roll. If your hash is very malleable, some prefer to roll the hash into a snake (like the above picture). Get creative! You could even mold your hash into a snake the size of a joint!
3. Vaporize Your Hash
When asking “how to smoke hash”, most don’t think about the other methods of consumption. It’s unfortunate, because the most healthiest alternative to consume cannabis is either through edibles and vaporizing.
However, using portable vaporizers to vape hash alone isn’t so straightforward, so we’ve detailed a step-by-step process in this article ““How to Vape Hash in a Way That Saves Your Vaporizer”. Overall, you’d need the right dry herb vaporizer, set at a temperature between 180-210 °C, along with degummed hemp fibre.
Table Top Vaporizers – Volcano
For table top vaporizers like the volcano, it’s recommended you use a separate bag designated just for hash, as hash residue will build up a lot faster, thus affecting the overall flavour. For heating levels, many start at level 1 or 2, while other start at 5 and work their way up with each successive bag. It really depends on the texture of hash you have.
An easier option if you’re using table top vaporizers to smoke hash, is to mix it entirely with dry flower, keeping the proportion overwhelmingly on the dry flower side.
4. Go Old School and Use a Hookah to Smoke Hash
The hookah pipe contains a hose attached to it, or occasionally there are multiple hoses attached so that a group of people can smoke together, making it a potentially really social activity. The hash is placed on the top of the middle section, and then you can smoke the hash through the tips of the hoses.
For smoking hash with a hookah, first, roll the hash into balls and place them in the top of the hookah. Then fill three quarters of the hookah with water. Heat charcoal and once red hot, the charcoal is placed on the hash. Then you’re ready to smoke! Watch this video for a great visual explanation.
5. Use a Heated Butter Knife (A.K.A. Hot Knives)
This method is OLD school and dangerous. But it’s better you hear about it from us so that you don’t do it! Knowledge is power. Simply, we don’t recommend hot knifing hash. but if you must, here’s how to do it in the safest way.
This method involves using two pre-heated butter knives. You also need a straw to place above the knives so you can catch the smoke and inhale. Next, find a source of heat like a coil stove top. Start by heating the knives. Once hot, place a piece of hash in between the two knives, pressing them together to combust the hash instantly. When the smoke starts to form, catch the smoke with the straw and inhale. Don’t place the straw too close the knife because it might burn the straw.
6. The Classic Glass and Pin
The Glass and Pin is another vintage method which involves capturing the smoke in a glass, and then using a pin and straw to follow. Weird, right?
For this method, we are going to capture the smoke in an ordinary glass. First, you need to place a small piece of hash on the pin. Then, light the hash until you see a little flame. When you spot the flame, blow it out. Immediately put the glass over the hash let the cup it fill up with smoke. Lift the glass a little and use your straw to inhale the smoke.
7. Dab Your Hash
Dabbing is when you smoke a concentrate with a dab rig. In this case, we’re dabbing hash using a dab rig that looks something like a glass bong. The rig has a dab nail that you heat up with a handheld torch, so there’s a bit of equipment involved.
For dabbing hash, start by turning on your torch and point the flame at the nail so that it becomes red hot. When the nail is red hot, turn off your torch and put the glass dome over the nail. Next, get your dabber and apply your hash/dab directly on the nail inside the dome and inhale it in.
8. Bottle Tokes (BT)
A bottle hit is where you use a cigarette, add hash and cut a hole in the bottom of an empty, capped plastic pop bottle to smoke it. Essentially you’re making a bong from a bottle!
For taking bottle tokes with hash, grab a plastic bottle and a cigarette. Cut a hole in the bottom of your bottle just large enough to stick a cigarette through. Once the hole is cut, ensure the lid on the bottle is attached. Put a bit of hash resin on the end of the joint and light it. Stick it through the hole and wait for the bottle to fill up with smoke. Then, put your hand over the hole in the bottom, remove the bottle cap, and inhale the thick smoke!
Explore the Ways of How to Smoke Hash
Now with the best ways of smoking hash at your fingertips, how do you decide which option is for you? Are you going to go for the traditional hash by sprinkling a little in your pipe, or will you go more modern with vaporizing? What about experimenting with a dab rig?
Whatever you decide, have fun, be safe (just stay away from the hot knives) and make sure you’re using the finest hash. Herb Approach carries an assortment of high quality hash, from bubble to morrocan to afghani, check out our selection here!