You should already know about the many different types of hash available, how they’re made and how they may benefit customers.
But now, consider some additional types of hash. These are probably best thought of as “hybrids.” They combine the basic hash types—such as pressed/rolled hash, ice/water hash, budder/wax, etc.—into new, more potent products.
Three “hybrids” that you’ll be hearing more about are jelly hash, caviar and moonrocks.
Jelly hash: This is a combination of powdered bubble hash and “honey oil,” or hashes made from butane or carbon dioxide extraction. Typically, the dry bubble hash is slowly added to heated honey oil and mixed until the new product exhibits a molasses-like consistency.
After cooling, this new, highly potent hash lets you do something you probably shouldn’t do with most honey oils: You can smoke it. Although butane hashes can be smoked, combustion is an incredibly inefficient way to consume these oils. When mixed with bubble hash, however, it’s much more amenable to smoking. Jelly hash can be smoked alone, rolled into a joint or capped on top of a bowl.
Caviar: This hash gets its name from the delicacy of black fish eggs. Cannabis caviar bears a similar quality, in that it appears black and gooey. Caviar is incredibly easy to make, although its ingredients usually make it a pricier, higher-end item. Simply take cured cannabis buds, roll them in a thin coating of raw cannabis oil (the black, syrupy stuff), then sprinkle kief lightly over the coated buds.
Caviar packs quite a punch, so be sure to advise customers on its potency. Cannabis connoisseurs who smoke for flavor and aroma should know that caviar tastes and smells nothing like the original bud, and the smoke can be rather harsh to newcomers.
Moonrocks: This type of hash bears an exotic name, but moonrocks are really just a souped-up version of caviar. Moonrocks are made by completely covering buds in cannabis oil, then rolling the buds in kief over and over again until they resemble “rocks” of pure trichomes.
Moonrocks can reach 50 percent THC, so caution customers against smoking too much too soon. Unlike caviar, moonrocks taste much better, although their flavor will resemble the source of the kief rather than the bud used to make the moonrocks.
Although these products may seem like gimmicks at first glance, they aren’t: The selling point of each is its potency, plain and simple.
Today, some cannabis customers have peaked their tolerance levels. Many recreational consumers have spent years dabbing, scarfing down edibles, and smoking the strongest strains available. The effects from inhaling buds or dabbing may not last very long for these folks, so traditional products are no longer cost-efficient for them. By smoking these heavyweight “hybrids,” customers can surpass their tolerance and save money in the long-run.
On the medical side, many patients, especially those with extremely debilitating or lethal conditions, may have peaked their tolerances, too. Some patients are regular consumers of pure cannabis oil—and some of the strongest products on the market may not be doing the trick for them anymore. With moonrocks, they’re combining three types of products into one.
Remember, these “hybrid” concentrates should never be recommended to novices, newcomers or customers who’ve taken long breaks from cannabis. Just one “rip” of caviar could send them spiraling into a two-day nap.
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