Hash There are two ways to go on hash.. I sometimes decarb it (5 mins on 150 C in preheated oven) sometimes i don't.. It definetly gets more sleepy and stony if you decarb IMO .
There are 3 ways to go in extraction . The qucker the extraction method the better the taste the lower the potency.
Quckest one i use when i cook just for me or optionally + 1 .
I put the 0.5-2 g hash with some vegetable oil[VO](vigrin olive,grapeseed,ricebran) in a tea cup
add 20-40 ml depending on the amount used/desired + 50 ml of water and toss in the micro wave for 1 minute than stir and toss for 1 more minute ,then stir again and give it 30 more seconds (i use 800w setting on the microwave) .If you won't you can strain.. but if it is just some good hash i won't bother..
You can further cook this in something i call Microchino .. :ko: Add a tea spoon of cocoa butter/nuttella/some instant drink powder LOL ../vegetable cream/a drop of Amaretto
... experiment.. any or all combined work fine.
I've even manage to make a frappe to whip it to cream..
Next Method i suggest when you cook for 3+ involves an oven and a pyrex dish..
spread the material on the bottom of the pyrex dish and add oil enough to cover it + 100-300 ml of water depending on the amounts u used.. and bake on 150 C in preaheated oven(i use fan mode) for 15 mins or till water evaporated. . I ussually want as concentrated as i said if i intend to ingest directly but when i intent to cook it further into a cake or cookies i put as much as needed for the recipe. Having in mind that one person needs 0.5-2.0 g so you must do the maths before you start cooking . I ussually pick a random Vegan cookie/cake recipe and it for example says to get 500 g cookies put 100 ml oil + other stuff.. well 500g that are like 10 cookies. If we are 3 guys i would use 2-10 g hash depending on what i have
.... but all my friends love to overdose on edibles.. so ussually i put more than we need..
I don't strain if it is hash.. again. I do strain if it abv/herb. Dose of Abv/herb is 2-5 g per stoner.. you can rewash with second time just with water and restrain and add it to the other part. I use cheese cloth or coffee filters when i use Abv/herb and i filter when it is still warm (not hot) .. cause it is easier. After some time in the fridge you'll see oil making thick mass at the top and the rest will be ussually dark water . I have two methods on removing the water. First one is suck it with a straw and spit away... but if i use abv or outdoor i dont do that.. Second is with tubing like you drain fuel. I dip it on the bottom and suck on the other side and watch the water level going down. It is good to use transperant tubing so you can see if you sucked in any oil.. You won't waste any that way cause oil is thick and goes slowly and can be easily spotted.
If you used abv/outdoor there is a way further to refine the remaining oil . I would fill the vessel to the top with hot water or just reboil the containment in a pot with a more water. Add again in the fridge till things are separated and repeat the draining process.. You will notice that the water that separates is many tonnes lighter than the previous.For max purity repeat the process till the separed water looks clean enough
I have third method that i use is best for abv/herb but can work with hash .. It is very good for large amounts
even green stuff.
So put the material in a pot (dose properly) add the oil enought to cover it and add water about 10 times the amout of oil when u use hash or as much as the pot can take it if you don't mind the wait. Next you boil off the water and strain . You can refine the product with the hot water method or reboil it if you like.
Note on preparation of some materials.
Hash (as said) - Decarb it for more stoney effect on 150 C for 5 mins or DON'T
Abv ussually has a crappy taste which some may find robust and fine like coffee but i dislike taste of coffee so..
i do water cure to my abv. There are two methods quick and classic.
Classic method involves much waiting u can check google for it .
Quick method : Put the herb in a pot add a lot of water and heat up just before boiling. remove from stove wait a bit to cool to warm and strain . Toss again the ABV in the pot with more water and repeat till water seems clear enough. Then strain ,squeeze and put in a dush in the oven to dry (Fan mode preffered) on 150 C (it takes 10-20 minutes , and i don't preaheat it.
When i use green herb ,expecially outdoor and it doesn't worth a lot to me .. and i don't care to dry or slowly water cure.. I use the quick warm water cure method as with the ABV. It just takes more reboils cause there is a lot of chlorophyll to get rid of
. I dry again in a oven.
The cleaner the starting product the cleaner will be the oil.
For example for New Years eve a friend had 100 g frozen outdoor plant that he had to cut for family issues
and didn't have the chance to dry. I threw like 5-6 waters then did extraction and further refined end product with warm water 5-6 times and got i very fine golden brown color ,not the ussualy green blob..