There should be a mark on the side of the washing machine that tells you how high the water should go. When we’ve filled it to the high mark we’ve had it leak out the back once everything starts mixing and churning. Even at the low mark, there can still be too much water after a bit of the ice melts.
Set the machine to mix up your cannabis for 12 minutes and wait for the cycle to complete. Let the machine sit for another 10 minutes afterward to let the trichomes sink to the bottom. Grab the unused bucket and stack the remainder of your bubble bags inside. First insert the bag with the lowest number (25-micron), then put the next biggest (73-micron) bag inside that, and finally put the (160-micron) bag inside that. If you didn’t use a 220 bag in the washer, or if plant material somehow escaped your bag while in the washer, you’ll need to lastly insert a 220 bag, which will filter away the larger plant matter. Note: Some bubble bag sets come with 5 bags and some come with 8. We use the 5 bag set, but we don’t use all of the bags that come with it. All bag sets come with 25, 73, 160 and 220, but the size of the other bags differ depending on who’s selling them. Some sets come with a 45, 90, or 120 and many growers like to use those bags. However, we only use the 25 (good stuff) 73 (the best stuff), 160 (not bad stuff), and 220 (cleans out the junk) bags.
The most important thing is to start with 25 and make sure each bag after that goes up in number. Pour the weedy water from your washer into the bucket containing your stacked bubble bags. Your washer has a tube meant to dispose of old water; this is perfect for pouring your weed-water into the stacked bags. You might need to suck on the tube a little to start the siphon. If you had to add the 220 bag, lift that out before the next step. The 220 bag will remove the large bits of leaf and other plant matter. Keep this plant matter because you will run it through the whole cycle again. Allow the water to drain through the 160 bag for a few seconds. Carefully pull up just the 160 bag and place it into the empty, clean work bucket. Use your sprayer (or mister/cup) to wash the hash towards the center of the bag. Carefully pull the edges of the bag down over the bucket until the bottom of the bag (where the hash is) is stretched across the opening of the bucket. Use a metal tablespoon to collect the wet hash and place it on the drying screen. Remove the 160 bag from the bucket and set it aside. Repeat for the remaining bags, removing each one slowly one at a time and collecting the hash, ending with the 25 bag. I always try to label which hash is which so I can compare them later. The next step is to do a second run with the same bag of plant matter. You essentially want to repeat the entire process to get more hash that hadn’t been released yet. Repeat steps 2-15 to complete your second run (add ice, water, and the plant matter bag back in the washer, run it again for 12 minutes, let it sit for 10 minutes, then put the resulting water through the series of bags again to collect more hash). In some cases, the second run can yield as much as the first run, so don’t skip it! Once you’re done with your second run, use the tablespoon to chop up all your hash into tiny bits. You’re doing this to help it dry out faster, prevent clumping – and more importantly – prevent mold. If it’s chopped up enough, your hash should be ready to use within 1-2 days. Tip: I pointed a tiny fan (like this one) at the drying hash from about 5 feet away on the low setting.
It’s not enough power to move the hash even when it’s dry, and the hash is completely dry and ready to use in a few hours! (Manual Version) Make Bubble Hash with a Mixer, Drill or by Hand-Mixing. Making hash with a drill, mixer or by hand-mixing is the same process as with a washing machine. The only difference is that you will agitate everything with a power tool (or by hand) and pre-filter your hash-water with a 220-micron bag before filtering out your hash.
Replace steps 2-8 above with these instructions: Place your 220-micron bag inside one of your two buckets. Next, add several layers of ice and marijuana trim or buds. First put a layer of ice at the bottom of the bag, then half your cannabis/trim, then another layer of ice, then the remainder of your cannabis and top off with a final layer of ice. Let this mixture sit for 20 minutes so all that good stuff (trichomes) get nice and cold. Use your mixer or drill on a low setting to mix up the ice water and cannabis for about 10 minutes.