All About: Bubble Hash Temple Ball

Where Hash Temple Balls Come From & How to Make Them

What is a Bubble Hash Temple Ball?

A bubble hash temple ball, also known as temple ball hash, is a cannabis concentrate made from the resin of the cannabis plant. The resin is collected from the trichomes, which are small, sticky glands found on the surface of the plant’s leaves and flowers. The trichomes contain the cannabinoids and terpenes that give cannabis its distinctive aroma, flavor, and effects.

To make a bubble hash temple ball, the resin is first separated from the plant material using a silk screen or fine mesh sieve. The resin is then pressed together into a ball using a specialized tool or by hand. The ball is then rolled between the palms to compress the resin into a dense, solid mass. The resulting hashish can vary in color and texture depending on the strain of cannabis used and the method of production.

Bubble hash temple balls are highly concentrated forms of cannabis and are typically consumed by smoking or vaporizing. They can also be used in cooking or infused into oils or other products. Hashish has been used for centuries for medicinal, spiritual, and recreational purposes.

History of the Bubble Hash Temple Ball

A bubble hash temple ball, also known as temple ball hash, has a long and rich history that dates back centuries. The exact origin of hashish is difficult to pinpoint, as it has been used in various forms by many different cultures throughout history. However, it is generally believed that hashish originated in the Middle East, specifically in the regions of India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.

Hashish was likely first produced by hand-rubbing the resin from the cannabis plant, a technique that is still used today in some traditional production methods. The resin from your hands would then be formed into small balls or other shapes for storage and transport. Over time, various techniques were developed to refine and enhance the quality of the hashish, including sieving, pressing, and aging.

One of the key figures in the modern revival of hashish production is Frenchy Cannoli. Frenchy Cannoli was a renowned cannabis expert and hashish maker who dedicated his life to the art and science of producing high-quality hashish. He traveled extensively throughout the Middle East and other regions to learn traditional techniques and refine his own methods.

Frenchy Cannoli is known for meticulous attention to detail and commitment to using only the highest quality cannabis resin. He uses a combination of hand-rubbing, sieving, pressing, and aging to produce his hash temple balls, which were highly prized by connoisseurs for their complex flavors and potent effects.

What Are Hash Temple Balls Used For?

One of the main uses of a bubble hash temple ball is for the potent effects. Due to the high concentration of cannabinoids and terpenes, hashish can produce a strong and long-lasting high. This makes it a popular choice for those seeking a more intense cannabis experience. It is also favored by medical cannabis patients who need higher doses of cannabinoids to manage their symptoms.

Another use of a bubble hash temple ball is for their flavor and aroma. The terpenes in cannabis are responsible for its distinctive scent and taste. Hashish can contain a complex blend of terpenes that can produce a wide range of flavors and aromas, from sweet and fruity to earthy and spicy. This makes hashish a popular choice for connoisseurs who appreciate the subtle nuances of cannabis.

Hash temple balls are also favored by those who prefer traditional methods of cannabis consumption. Hashish has been used for centuries in many cultures around the world and has a rich history of use in rituals, ceremonies, and social gatherings. Smoking or vaporizing hashish can provide a more authentic and culturally significant cannabis experience.

In addition to its recreational and medicinal uses, hashish has also been used for industrial and commercial purposes. The resin from the cannabis plant can be used to make a variety of products, such as textiles, paper, and biofuels. It can also be used to extract other cannabinoids, such as CBD, for use in medical treatments.

How to Make a Bubble Hash Temple Ball

How to Make Hash Temple Balls

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How to Make a Bubble Hash Temple Ball by Gutenberg’s Dank Pressing Co.

While there are many different methods for making hash, the following is a general overview of the process for creating a bubble hash temple ball:

  1. Gather the materials: To make a bubble hash temple ball, you will need high-quality cannabis buds or trimmings, a sieve, a pressing screen, a heat source (some use a wine bottle filled with hot water, others use a rosin press), and parchment paper.
  2. Extract the resin: There are several methods for extracting resin from cannabis, including dry sifting, ice water extraction (washing hash), and hand rubbing. Each method has its own benefits and drawbacks, but hand rubbing is a traditional method that can be done with just your hands.

To hand rub the resin, simply take a small amount of dried cannabis and gently rub it between your hands. This will cause the resin glands to separate from the plant material and stick to your hands. Continue rubbing until you have a sufficient amount of resin to work with.

  1. Sieve the resin: Once you have extracted the resin, it will be mixed with plant material and other impurities. To separate the resin from the plant material, use a sieve or mesh screen. Start with a coarse mesh and work your way up to a finer mesh to remove as much plant material as possible.
  1. Heat the resin: After the resin has been sifted, it will still be sticky and pliable. To create a solid mass of hash, you will need to heat the resin. To do this, either utilize your hot water wine bottle or rosin press. Place the resin between two sheets of parchment paper. Now, if you are using the hot water wine bottle, begin to gently roll the resin out. Watch as the trichome heads begin to melt together. If you are using a rosin press, apply minimal pressure, just enough to heat the resin and melt the trichome heads together. Patience is key at this step. This will help to remove any remaining moisture and create a dense and solid texture.
  2. Form the hash into a temple ball: To create a bubble hash temple ball, take a small piece of the hash and roll it between your hands to form a ball. The ball should be compact and solid, with a smooth and shiny surface.

How to Make Hash Temple Balls like Frenchy Cannoli

Making a bubble hash temple ball like Frenchy Cannoli can be a time-consuming and challenging process, but the result is a high-quality product that is rich in flavor and potency. Here are the general steps to follow:

  1. Hand-rub the resin: Frenchy Cannoli uses a traditional hand-rubbing method to extract resin from cannabis plants. To do this, he gently rubs the resin-rich buds between his hands, allowing the resin to stick to his skin. This technique requires patience and finesse to avoid damaging the resin or contaminating it with impurities.
  2. Sieve the resin: Once enough resin has been collected through hand-rubbing, Frenchy Cannoli uses a series of silk sieves to further refine the resin. He starts with a coarse sieve and gradually moves to finer meshes, separating the resin from any plant matter or impurities. This helps to create a smooth and clean product.
  3. Heat and Press the resin: After sieving, place the resin between two pieces of heat resistant wrapping such as parchment paper. Fill a wine battle with hot water then begin to roll the resin out. You may see it turn into a darker color as the trichome heads begin to melt together. Repeat this process gently and with patience until the resin is a smooth, shiny,  and sticky mass. It is best practice to flip the resin over and roll out both sides.
  4. Form the hash into a temple ball: To create a temple ball, Frenchy Cannoli takes a small piece of the aged hash and rolls it into a ball between his hands. The ball should be compact and solid, with a smooth and shiny surface. He may also use a traditional tool called a “safouk” to shape the ball and give it a more defined texture.
  5. Age the hash: Once the hash has been rolled, it is best practice to age it for several weeks or months. This helps to enhance the flavor and potency of the hash by allowing the terpenes and cannabinoids to mature and develop. Frenchy Cannoli recommends storing the hash in a cool, dark place, such as a cellar or wine fridge, to allow for optimal aging. You may also choose to seal the hash in an airtight glass container.

How to Store and Age Hash Temple Balls

Hash temple balls can be used as a storage method for cannabis concentrates. When stored properly, hash temple balls can help to preserve the potency, flavor, and aroma of the cannabis resin over time.

To store a bubble hash temple ball, it is important to keep it in a cool, dry place, away from heat, light, and moisture. Some people prefer to wrap their hash temple balls in parchment paper or store them in a small airtight container, such as a glass jar, to further protect them from the elements.

When stored properly, a bubble hash temple ball can last for several months or even years without losing its potency or quality. This makes it a convenient and effective way to store cannabis concentrates for long-term use.

In addition to its storage benefits, hash temple balls can also be a convenient and portable way to transport cannabis concentrates. The compact size and solid form of the hashish make it easy to carry and use on the go, without the need for additional equipment or accessories.

However, it is important to note that a bubble hash temple ball should only be stored and used in legal jurisdictions where cannabis is permitted. Additionally, it is always advisable to follow safe and responsible cannabis consumption practices and to consult with a medical professional before using cannabis for medicinal purposes.

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