Cheap Home Grow is lucky enough to have world-renowned cannabis has maker Frenchy Cannoli on the show this week. Frenchy has been featured in numerous publications throughout his career including Vice news. He goes into detail about his rich history as a master hash maker. He talks about certain formulas and procedures he’s invented help the average home grower accurately produce their own hash.
It was a pleasure talking to Frenchy and I look forward to having him back on the show in the months to follow. I would also like to extend my thanks to “Jack” from JackGreenStalk on Instagram for helping me formulate these questions.
– World Traveller. Traveled for nearly 20 years. From 18-36 years old
– At 17 Frenchy started to smoke hash
– Visit Frenchy Cannoli Website
Question answered during the show:
1. How did he come up with the idea for “pressing french style” using hot water, glass bottle, cooking aka turkey bags and pot holders to roll it out? What does it do and why does he do it to the hash?
2. Why ice water sieve over dry sieve? what are advantages and disadvantages to both and what ultimately led you to focus so much on teaching ice water techniques for making hash?
3. Can you explain how although water can be a solvent for some things, how is water, not a solvent when considering how it is used to sieve resin?
4. Can you explain how freezers have been introduced to change drying hash, and tell us a bit about how that is different than traditional hash drying and curing process? What happens while hash is curing?
5. Historically speaking, which regions of the world are known for making hash? did they have similar techniques to each other/how do their techniques hold up vs. today’s modern technology when it comes to producing hash?
7. Can you explain the benefits of Freshly Harvest cannabis being used and the impact it has on terpenes you can capture within the hash?
8. Your process uses a washing machine to spin the water, why do you recommend that people use this instead of something they might have laying around the house. Like an egg beater or a power drill with paint mixer or similar attachments which can also create a vortex and spin the water? +/what other common mistakes do you see newcomers to hash making run into, and how can they avoid these pitfalls?
9. I saw in your green leaf magazine article that during the transformation into hash using ancient methods over 50 new and rare compounds can be found which are traced to live and dried plants.. what are some of those rare compounds found in hash you wrote about? Original article can be found here
10. Is there any questions I haven’t asked you that I should be asking/is there anything you wanted to talk about more in detail you’d like to discuss/want people to know