Been watching documentaries, and trying to keep files stored in my brain, thought of sharing some top information and see if this can spark other interest. I just grated down my bubble hash from being frozen and looking for steps and tips for the next step. Who better to watch than Frenchy Cannoli. Spend a couple hours watching these potumentaries and learn from the best.
Washing Cannabis to make Hash
Making Temple Balls
In the first shared video, The Art of Pressing Hash, Frenchy touches on something special. And it got my mind thinking. The terpene, Myrcene converts into another terpene after losing the CO2 molecule during the curing/decarbing process. This process happens during the pressing and curing part of the hash making process and forms a new terpene known as Hashishene. Below is more information about this “new” terpene:
" A study conducted by Jean-Jaques Filippi, Marie Marchini, Céline Charvoz, Laurence Dujourdy and Nicolas Baldovini (“Multidimensional analysis of cannabis volatile constituents: Identification of 5,5-dimethyl-1-vinylbicyclo[2.1.1]hexane as a volatile marker of hashish, the resin of Cannabis sativa L.”) at the end of 2014 seems to have found the answer to this question. According to these researchers, the typical “hashish flavour” of many resin extracts made from dried and oxidized buds comes from the degradation of a single terpene, which creates an unusual and rare monoterpene (5,5-dimethyl-1-vinylbicyclo[2.1.1]hexane). The five researchers propose in their study a name for this particular monoterpene, Hashishene." Source