What is ice water hash?
Ice water hash is created by freezing cannabis trichomes using ice water then agitating the blend, which separates the trichomes. The combination is then filtered through a series of mesh bags, known as "bubble bags," that allow trichomes to pass through while keeping away plant matter. Usually, several bags with successively finer meshes are employed, refining the hash with every bag. Quality and meltability of ice water hash is evaluated using a star system - one star for lower quality, and up to six stars for higher quality. Uncured, freshly frozen flower commonly produces high-grade ice hash.
How is ice water hash different from extracts or live resin?
Ice water hash is a highly sought-after product due to its mechanical extraction process which does not rely on chemical solvents like butane, propane, or CO2. This careful extraction preserves the original strain's flavor and does not chemically alter the concentrate.