Yo, what’s good? My name is Dan and I’m here to tell you about a dope cannabis concentrate called charas. Now, I know y’all have heard of wax and shatter, but charas is the OG high-potency cannabis that’s been around for millennia. This article is gonna teach you everything you need to know about this handmade concentrate, including how to make it.
Charas is basically a form of marijuana concentrate that’s similar to hashish. It’s made by rubbing fresh marijuana flower between your palms until a homogenous mass of trichomes and resin forms. You can find this handmade concentrate in Jamaica, Nepal, Pakistan, and India, but the best charas comes from landrace Indian and Pakistani strains that grow in Kashmir, Malana, and the Parvati Valley.
Traditionally, charas is smoked using a chillum, which is a pipe used by Hindu monks. Even today, charas plays a significant role in religious and spiritual practices. For example, the Shaivs is a Hindu sect that worships Lord Shiva as God. They usually depict Shiva smoking a chillum.
Now, let me break it down for you. Charas is not the same as hashish because it’s made from live (fresh) marijuana cuttings instead of harvested and dried (cured) plant material. Also, you can make hashish in a variety of ways, including dry sifting and the use of bubble bags. However, the most common way to make charas is via a special hand-rolling method which we’ll outline later.
Charas has been used for thousands of years in the Indian subcontinent and has played a major spiritual role in the history of India. Despite being used for so long, not many people in the West knew about charas until now.
Making charas is not for the faint of heart or those who want quick results. It’s a messy affair that requires a lot of patience, but it’s worth it if you’re looking for a highly potent THC concentrate. Here’s a step-by-step guide to making charas:
1. Wash your hands thoroughly before beginning.
2. Give the flowers you have plucked away an extra trim. Remove the sugar leaves to leave nothing but fresh, fat buds. (You can keep the leaves to make cannabutter if you like).
3. Grab a few buds, or one large one, and start rubbing them slowly between your hands. Resin will begin to excrete out of the flower, sticking to your hands.
4. Increase the speed of your hand movements until no more resin comes out. (However, avoid rubbing your hands too quickly as this could cause a loss of precious resin).
5. Continue the process until resin stops coming out of the buds. At this stage, place the remaining buds on one hand and press down on them with the thumb of your other hand. This will remove what’s left of the resin.
6. Set the buds aside and rub your hands together to create the famous charas ball.
It can take up to eight hours to produce around seven grams of charas, so be prepared for a long process. But once you’ve made it, you can smoke charas with a little bit of tobacco if you already use this particular substance. Otherwise, you can add charas to a joint, bowl, or blunt to get an extra kick. It is even possible to vaporize or dab charas as you would with other cannabis concentrates.
You can use any cannabis strain you like for charas, but the best options are strains with a high resin content. Consider an indica with origins from Pakistan or India like Afghani or Hindu Kush. Other options include Northern Lights, Bubble Kush, Gorilla Glue, or White Widow.
In conclusion, making charas is a time-consuming affair that will make a complete mess of your hands, but it’s worth it if you’re looking for a highly potent THC concentrate. It’s not easy to find charas products, so you’ll feel proud that you created this handmade concentrate. Just make sure you use fresh cannabis flower that’s been picked before the plant is harvested and use charas responsibly because it contains a lot of THC. Peace out!