Another Fine Mesh

In countries close to the 30th parallel, such as Nepal, Afghanistan and Lebanon, THC glands have traditionally been separated from the plant and concentrated into hashish. The glands are separated mechanically from the grass using a silk scarf stretched tightly over a bowl. Some hash makers have switched to metal screens instead of the scarves, since they are very durable and easy to frame.

John used a wire mesh with a 100 strands per inch. The material which falls through the mesh has a greenish color, which indicates that vegetative material containing chlorophyll has fallen through. A 120 mesh screen produces a tanner color, indicating fewer impurities. A 150 mesh screen produces an even cleaner mix which has a gray-tan color.

This rolling tray has a glass plate beneath the 100 per line inch mesh screen. Glands that fall through the mesh are collected on the glass plate.

This rolling tray has a glass plate beneath the 100 per line inch mesh screen. Glands that fall through the mesh are collected on the glass plate.

The Moroccan rating system for hash, starting with double zero, then zero, and so on referred to the stage of sifting from which the glands were collected. Zero zero came from the first pass, zero from the second and lesser grades from subsequent passes over the screen. With each screening a higher proportion of impurities mixes with the glands.

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