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Kief vs Hash

Posted by CANNASaver on Thursday, 25 March 2021 in Canna Blog

Frazier vs Ali. Coke vs Pepsi. Red Sox vs Yankees. Kief vs Hash.

Fortunately, there is no rivalry between kief vs hash – just some key differences.

Both are great ways to get high, though there are changes in composition, production, and ingestion that make each unique.

By the end of this article, you’ll know everything there is to know about both hash and kief.

grinder full of kief

Definitions of Kief and Hash

·         Kief – an accumulation of trichomes sifted from cannabis flowers with a mesh screen.

If you’ve ever used a grinder, odds are you’ve already run into some kief on your own. Kief is the small, powder-like substance you’ll find in a kief catcher. Most grinders are equipped with one on the bottom third portion. When using the grinder to break down flower, the smaller cannabis particles fall down to the kief catcher. These are among the strongest parts of the cannabis plant – kief can get you really high. Kief contains the highest concentration of cannabinoids (THCA, CBD, etc.) in the entire plant.

·         Hash (hashish) – a concentrate created by pressing the resin glands of the cannabis plant together.

Hash is essentially pressed and heated kief. When pressed, the composition of the kief changes. Kief itself is like a powder – hash is more akin to soft brick. This hash can be ingested on its own or used to make other concentrates. All concentrates – wax, shatter, oils – are essentially made from hash. Hash can be many different colors but is typically brown, green, or tan.  

History of Kief and Hash

Kief: Comes from an Arabic word meaning “pleasure.” This makes only makes sense, as kief holds some of the highest amounts of cannabinoids of the entire marijuana plant. It’s hard to track down the first time kief was ever used – wherever someone was breaking down marijuana, kief was being made. Old civilizations had been known to sift marijuana plants in order to obtain kief. As cultivation of weed has been traced back to as early as 500 BCE, one can assume kief was being used as well.

Hash: Hashish is really the original concentrate. Yes, kief is technically a concentrate – but that’s just collected, vs pressing/heating. Hash requires a process to be made. It’s been used both recreationally and medically for thousands of years. A reference to hash can be found in the book 1001 Arabian Nights, which was first published in 1775 – but the contents are likely from much earlier, somewhere between the 8th and 14th Centuries. There are also stories that link the use of hash to Haydar, the founder of the Sufi order. Hashish was widely used among ancient civilizations in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. The concentrate even began to be studied for medical purposes in the early 1900s.

closeup of hash

How Kief and Hash are Made

Kief: Kief isn’t as much of a making process as it is a collecting process. It’s really quite simple – use your grinder. The frequently you grind up flower, the more kief you will collect. Kief can also be collected using a sifter.

Hash: The process of making hash is slightly more labor-intensive. Kief is needed to get started on production. The higher the concentration of cannabinoids, terpenes, and trichomes, the stronger the hashish will end up.

The most common way of making hash at home uses a flat-iron or hair straightener, some parchment paper, and kief. Kief goes in the parchment paper, then it is pressed and heated with the iron or straightener. After a short amount of time, the kief will turn into an solid/liquid that can be dabbed or smoked.

Another common way to make hash is by just using the hands. Called charas, and popular in India, flowers are rolled in the hands until a paste-like solid is formed.

The production of hashish has a rich history and is different among many cultures. Still, the end result is the same – a strong concentrate rich with cannabinoids and terpenes.

How To Use Them

Kief: Kief can be used in a variety of ways. Since it’s so commonly collected among stoners, many people have found great ways to utilize all of the cannabinoids located within.

·         Top Off a Bowl or Joint: Kief is pretty strong by itself. It is possible to smoke it on its own, but its powdery texture often leads to incredibly strong hits and coughing fits. Kief really is strong enough that most people don’t need to smoke it by itself. Topping off a bowl or a joint is a great way to make your weed much more potent.

·         Make Cannabutter: Cannabutter is exactly what it sounds like. This product can be used to make stronger edibles than those made with just flower.

·         Spike Your Coffee: That’s right – a popular way to consume kief is by putting it in the morning cup of coffee. The heat of the coffee will activate the cannabinoids in the kief, leaving you with an ultra-relaxing cup of joe.

·         Make Concentrates: Kief can be used to make a variety of concentrates – hash, live resin, shatter, and others. A good way to use your kief is to make moon rocks. These are a combination of flower, hash oil, and kief and are an accepted form of homemade concentrates.

Hash: Hash can be used like most other concentrates – but also like flower as well.

·         Put It In a Joint: You can roll up hash in a joint like you would with kief. The hash will up the potency of your joint.

·         Smoke a Bowl: Hashish itself can be put into a bowl and smoked just like flower. Hash is typically very strong, so not as much will be needed as flower.

·         Dab: If made correctly hash can be dabbed like other concentrates. With enough heat, the hash will be melted into a liquid that can then be dabbed.

Kief vs. Hash

In the end, whichever you like better is really personal preference.

Though both kief and hash have distinct differences, the end result is the same – you’ll be high.

Check out our homepage to get great deals on kief, hash, and other marijuana products. 

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How Much Does Hash Cost?

Posted by CANNASaver on Tuesday, 20 April 2021 in Canna Blog

Many cannabis lovers and enthusiasts are turning to concentrates and other ways of consuming cannabis, especially if they’re seeking a next-level high.

And, when talking about concentrates, it’s impossible not to mention hash or hashish. We'll answer all your questions – or, better yet, let's hash it out...

closeup of hash

What is Hash?

Hash has been used for both recreational and medicinal purposes – Its history goes back to approximately 900AD.

Hash is a concentrated form of cannabis and contains very high levels of THC, it is produced by pressing the resin glands of the cannabis plant together. 

In simple terms, hash is basically just pressed and heated kief. The powdery kief transforms into the brick-like structure that hash is known for, during the production process. 

Hash can be consumed in numerous ways. It can be consumed orally, smoked, or vaporized. You can smoke it on its own or you can mix it in with your flower. Chemically extracted hash such as shatter and wax can be vaporized with a dab rig or with a vape/ dab pen that works with concentrates. 

Where Can I Find Hash?

Essentially all your favorite concentrates are made from hash and you can typically find hash and other concentrates at most of your dispensaries. Colorado is home to some of the best companies specializing in cannabis concentrates and the cannabis industry in the state has been maturing since legalization in 2012

On the other hand, you could also DIY your own hash at home. All you’ll need are simple products you can find in your home, and obviously some good ol’ kief. 

The first step is to put your kief in between some parchment paper. The next step is to press and heat the parchment paper and its components with a flat iron or hair straightener. After being heated, the substance will turn into a solid/ liquid that can be smoked, vaporized, or dabbed with a rig. 

You can also make hash by just using your hands - take your kief/ flower, then press and roll them in your hands until a paste-like texture is achieved. Old school style.

price of hash

How Much Does Hash Cost?

Most dispensaries will offer $10-$40 a gram for water-based hash. This includes bubble hash, temple hash, and hand-pressed hash. The range depends on the quality and from where you purchase the hash form. 

Chemically extracted hash can cost anywhere from $20-$80 depending on the quality and THC content.

Chemically extracted hash includes shatter, budder, wax, and BHO

Hash is cheaper than flower because it is made out of kief whereas marijuana buds are composed of the whole plant. Although hash is more concentrated, 

Here are the current deals we have going on right now: 

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Find Your Next Deal on Hash!

You can find all your latest deals on hash, concentrates, and other cannabis products here at Cannasaver. 

Check out our daily deals on med and rec cannabis and don’t forget to scope out our amazing 420 deals before heading to the dispensary.

We update daily as part of our commitment to bringing you the best deals and the best quality weed.

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Frenchy Cannoli is gone. And with his passing, a gaping hole left behind in the cannabis community. Born in France is 1956, Frenchy traveled the world learning the art form of hashish of which he shared openly. His journeys took him to such hash-meccas as India, Thailand, Japan, and the Philippines where he studied and perfected their traditional extraction methods. A guru in every right, Frenchy humbly claimed there will always be more to know about this ancient art, & was ever a student of the plant. Complications from surgery he underwent on 7/18 have been cited as the cause of his death. He was only 64.

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Caviar Weed

Posted by CANNASaver on Tuesday, 20 July 2021 in Canna Blog

You're a high-end "cannaisseur." I can dig that. 

Have you ever pondered in your little thinker about how expensive marijuana strains can get? Have you ever spent $1,000 on an ounce? 

A top-shelf kind of cannabis found in Colorado dispensaries that can hit prices upwards of $1,400 an ounce is known as Caviar marijuana. Caviar buds are not your grandparents' weed, they are the very definition of a one-hitter quitter.

When you think of the term, caviar, it produces thoughts of rich and flavorful elegance.  Like other Mary Jane products, caviar comes in many forms/strains. So let’s look at what makes caviar cannabis so fancy and why you need to try some ASAP.

caviar weed

What is Caviar Weed?

Sweet Mary Jane is one of the most versatile treats known to the world. It’s no surprise that we made those frosty buds more potent and delicious. Caviar can be known as cannabis caviar, caviar weed, marijuana Caviar; but it all means the same thing.

Cannabis caviar is highly sought after due to its high THC potency. Like its fish egg counterpart, caviar weed is incredibly valuable.

  • Caviar weed is created by thoroughly soaking cannabis flower in hash oil

  • The buds are allowed to dry for weeks, even months.

  • The result is a potent marijuana smorgasbord 

    • high-grade marijuana with 20-23% THC potency 

    • Infused with 60-80% THC potency THC hash oil

    • Slow-burning

This beautiful combination makes for one hell of a smoke sesh.

what is caviar weed

How is Caviar Weed Made?

If you’re breaking apart caviar for the first time, let’s break it down layer by layer.

Premium Cannabis

The first and arguably most important ingredient used in caviar production is premium, top-shelf cannabis. A high concentration of trichomes often shows a particular marijuana strain with advanced cannabinoid production over other strains. High potency and terpene production tend to follow these strains. The color of these buds is incredibly vibrant and every cannabis strain is unique in its own terpene profile. 

Concentrate

Cannabis concentrates are oils that are derived from the cannabis plant. Cannabis concentrates often hit between 60-80% in THC potency. Concentrates maintain terpenes from the marijuana plant thus adding to the overall cannabinoids being absorbed, natural taste involved, and controlling your overall high. 

Kief

Kief has much higher levels of THC than you find in regular buds. It can have around 50% THC making it about twice as strong as a regular flower. 

This beautiful concoction of kief, concentrate, and premium cannabis leads to high THC potencies between 50-90%. 

How To Smoke Caviar Weed

Caviar buds have to be consumed differently than your ordinary buds. The wet/stickiness of the caviar caused by added oils makes the buds hard to light and smoke.

  • Glass Pieces: Pipes and bongs are the best way to smoke moon rocks/caviar weed without creating a huge mess. Lightly pack bowls of moon rocks into your favorite glass piece to ensure you lose as little of the moon rock ingredients as possible.

  • Caviar HATES Grinders: It can be difficult to grind up caviar due to them having a juicy coating of concentrate. It will completely gunk up your grinder and likely remove most of the caviar’s kief. Instead, break them up slowly with your fingers or cut off small pieces with scissors. 

  • Use a Hemp Wick: The consistency of moon rocks makes holding a flame to your bowl needed for longer than one would typically hold for a regular bowl of flower. Hemp wick will save you from potentially tasting way too much butane from a lighter and burning your fingers.

The Effects of Caviar Weed

Caviar weed is a highly potent cannabis product. Caviar buds are for consumers who like to indulge in high-quality THC.

The effects of caviar intensify depending on personal tolerance and the strain used in the mixture. Users not accustomed to high levels of THC cannabis tend to have more intense effects like increased heart rate and anxiety.

caviar weed vs moon rocks

Difference Between Caviar and Moon Rocks

Caviar weed and Moon Rocks are relatively new for cannabis consumers and missing out on either product would result in missing extremely powerful effects. So, what exactly is the difference between caviar and moon rocks? 

In all honesty, nothing really separates the two products. Mainly wherever you are from the kind of dictates the lingo.

  • Moon rocks are just about always coated in kief while cannabis caviar might not be.

  • Moon rocks always have a hash oil layer and kief coating.

  • Caviar always has hash oil, but may not have the kief layer.

Best Deals on Caviar Weed near Denver

LaContes is located off Washington in Denver

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Herbs4you is located in Downtown Denver

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Propane Hash Oil

Posted by CANNASaver on Saturday, 28 August 2021 in Canna Blog

We sure love our marijuana concentrates. Cannabis concentrates are a huge staple in the marijuana industry. With marijuana consumption increasing around the country, more people are either aware of “dabbing/dabs” or are currently hitting one.

Marijuana concentrates are made using a variety of marijuana extraction methods. 

Solvents such as butane, CO2, and propane are used to extract desired compounds from marijuana flower.

Concentrates come in several different forms, but today, we’re going to look at my favorite kind of concentrate known as Propane Hash Oil (PHO). 

Propane’s interesting chemical make-up gives this kind of hash oil potential for maintaining terpene compounds found in the trichomes

Let’s look at PHO a little closer (no, not the Vietnamese soup – although that sounds nice, too)...

propane hash oil

Clean Burning Propane: What is Propane Hash Oil?

If we’re anything like Hank Hill, we love our “propane and propane accessories.” 

Marijuana extracted through propane as the main solvent during the extraction process is called Propane Hash Oil or PHO for short. 

PHO is recognizable by its bright yellow color and is often known as “honey.”

It also tends to have a “buddery” consistency. 

PHO is made using only propane as a solvent. 

Propane’s extremely low boiling point, -43.6ºF, allows extraction specialists to separate more of the terpenes during the concentrate extraction. 

It also removes more of the solvent in the end.

PHO is consumed in a variety of ways: oil rigs, pens, or even joints

propane hash oil meme

PHO vs. BHO: What is the Difference?

Are you a BHO or PHO kind of person? 

What’s the difference? 

Well…

One big difference between PHO and BHO (Butane Hash Oil) is consistency

PHO more often than not will have a buddery consistency (softer) whereas BHO will more likely have a shatter consistency (glasslike, brittle).  

Another difference between the two is the boiling point. Propane has a lower boiling point (43.6º F) than butane (32º F) which means little heat is needed to purge the solvent. 

This temperature difference affects the consistency of the concentrate and makes it much richer in terpenes. 

Propane hash oil is also known for having fewer residual solvents in the concentrate. 

This is a HUGE deal.

PHO Safety

With concentrates, there is always a risk of a gas leak that could spark and cause an explosion. 

PHO extraction tends to be a safer means for companies to operate in a licensed facility. Closed-loop extraction systems ensure propane doesn’t leak. 

how to smoke propane hash oil

How To Smoke PHO

Unlike smoking a bowl, you are going to need a specific set of tools. Tools that will make any wax concentrate cower in fear of you.

The Tools Needed:

  • A dab rig - A small, bong-like smoking apparatus 

  • Nectar collector - A straw-like smoking device

  • Vape Pen - Concentrate vaporizer

When using a Nectar Collector, specifically designed trays/dishes are a must. 

These kinds of products are made out of glass, quartz, or silicone. 

After putting a small dab onto the container, blowtorch the tip of the collector. 

While heated, drag the hot nail across the wax while sucking through the mouthpiece. 

Deals on Concentrates In Denver

The Lodge has two dispensaries locations in downtown Denver.

Current deals on Concentrates are:

Herbs 4 you is located in the Capitol Hill Area.

Current deals on Concentrates include:

The Stone has two dispensary locations nearby: Denver and Lakewood. 

Current deals for Concentrates include:

Rocky Mountain High has 4 locations spread around Denver.

Current deals for Concentrates include:

Trenchtown Cannabis is located off Sheridan Blvd.

Current deals for ounces include:

Pure Marijuana dispensaries are located throughout the Denver area.

Current deals on Concentrates are:

Chronic Therapy has a location in Wheat Ridge and Cortez.

Current deals on Concentrates include: 

RiverRock has a location in downtown Denver.

Current deals on pre-rolls are:

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