Hash holes or donut joints have become increasingly popular among the cannabis community and are being marketed by Fidel’s in the USA and Terps Army in Europe. These pre-rolled joints have quickly become a best seller, offering a more enjoyable experience for cannabis connoisseurs. Let us delve into the history and learn how to create one from scratch!
A popular way of consuming cannabis is by smoking a hash roll, also known as a donut. These potent joints combine high-quality cannabis flowers with solventless extracts. The process involves placing a cylinder of solventless extracts, most commonly freshly pressed rosin, between the cannabis flower and rolling it into a large joint that can be shared with others. As the solventless hash burns at the centre of the joint, it creates an ash ring that resembles a donut or a hash hole.
For cannabis enthusiasts looking to elevate their experience, donut joints or hash holes can significantly enhance it. These joints are packed with various terpenes derived from both the flower and rosin content, providing an abundance of flavours and aromas. This method is both convenient and easily accessible, as it does not require any specialised equipment such as dab rigs or vaporizers. Let us examine them in detail and learn more!
What is a donut joint?
Lorenzo, from the coffeeshop Terps Army, is widely recognised for introducing the ‘Terps Donut’ to the European cannabis community. With immense pride, he has been rolling this delectable treat since 2017, and it has become a popular choice among cannabis enthusiasts. When we spoke with Lorenzo at his Coffeeshop in Amsterdam, he said, “There is no better smoking experience than a Donut as they burn slowly and provide a potent experience everyone can enjoy.”
Given their potency, Lorenzo specialises in crafting small batches of donuts to ensure the highest quality. He initially focused on crafting super small batches, starting with only ten donuts for each strain, which quickly sold out. Subsequently, he moved on to another strain, always adhering to his fundamental craft approach.
Lorenzo explains that his vision for Terps Donuts was to combine the finest hash and highest-quality weed, creating a synergy that complements various strains and aromas. He believes this approach results in a product that offers a broad spectrum of flavours and fragrances. As a result, a typical Terps Donut is packed with 0.8 grams of premium rosh and 2 grams of weed.
He remarks that indulging in a Terps Donut offers a wide range of experiences, from the refreshing sweetness of lemonade to the intense, robust notes reminiscent of a cigar. Exploring the realm of flavours and savouring the experience makes consuming a Terps Donut unique. It’s not just about smoking a joint but immersing yourself into a world of different tastes and aromas that add to the overall experience.
What is a hash hole joint?
Shant “Fidel” Damirdjian was in Barcelona at Spannabis 2018, promoting the Cookies x Dying Breed collaboration. During that period, genetics from the West Coast of America inundated the market and gained immense popularity in Barcelona. There was an abundance of high-quality rosins, and initially, many leading people in the industry were applying hash onto the papers. However, Fidel says his inspiration came from Lorenzo, who incorporated large coils of hash into his joints.
Fidel introduced the unique style of Donuts called hash holes in Los Angeles, which became a milestone for the cannabis community. With collaborations with prominent cannabis producers like Serge Cannabis, Gas No Breaks, and Cookies, Fidel’s has developed an extensive variety of hash holes that have significantly impacted the American cannabis market.
Their pre-rolled joints are skillfully prepared with high-quality cannabis and the finest water hash. You can choose between two sizes: the Mini Hash Holes, comprising 1.5 grams of weed and 0.5 grams of hash rosin, and the Original Hash Holes, boasting 2.5 grams of weed and 1 gram of hash rosin, ideal for sharing with friends!
What is the difference between donuts and hash holes?
As mentioned earlier, they are very similar apart from their philosophy. Nevertheless, a notable distinction between Terp Army’s Donuts and Fidel’s Hash Holes lies in their rolling technique. Lorenzo meticulously back-rolls the joint to eliminate any excess paper, whereas Fidel’s Hash Holes, produced on a larger scale, are generally rolled with the entire rolling paper.
How to make a hash hole?
So, you have learned about these exceptionally potent and flavourful joints and are eager to craft your own. Rest assured, we have you covered with this step-by-step guide on rolling a hash hole!
1. Prepare equipment
Prepare your essential equipment, which includes the following:
- A rolling tray
- Rolling papers
- A solventless extract such as hash
- Dab tool
2. Grind the cannabis
Place tiny buds into your grinder and grind the weed until it reaches the desired consistency. Grinding your cannabis ensures even burning and a smoother smoking experience.
3. Prepare your filter
Place the filter on the left or right side, depending on your dominant hand. This filter acts as a crucial structural support for your joint. Additionally, it helps to minimise the inhalation of unwanted ground cannabis, which leads to an improved flavour and smokeability.
4. Fill the rolling paper
After grinding your cannabis, fill the rolling paper with the ground weed evenly. This step promotes an even burn and a smoother inhalation experience.
5. Prepare the hash
Remove the solvent-free extract from the refrigerator and utilise your dab tool to create a hash cylinder. It should extend from the filter to the end of the joint. Aim to create a cylinder of uniform size to ensure even and efficient combustion.
6. Roll it up!
Grab the filter tip and begin rolling the joint from the tip upwards, continuing to tuck in the rolling paper before moistening the gum and sealing the joint.
7. Enjoy with friends
After creating your hash hole, get comfortable and enjoy it in comfort with friends. As you inhale, use a hemp wick to light the joint while rotating it to ensure an even burn.
Three common problems with hash holes
As the old saying goes, practice makes perfect. To prevent some typical issues associated with hash holes and them burning incorrectly, let us address three common problems.
1. Too much moisture
If excessive moisture from the adhesive gum seeps through the paper onto the cannabis below, it will result in a joint that will burn unevenly.
2. Rolled too tightly
Rolling a hash hole joint too tightly can impede airflow, leading to insufficient hits and an uneven or complete lack of combustion.
3. Use the highest quality cannabis
When creating a hash hole, use the highest-quality cannabis. Utilising uncured flowers or poorly cultivated plants may lead to burning problems.
The future of solventless hash and joints
Lorenzo, the creative force behind Terps Donuts, praised Fidel for his unwavering dedication, emphasising that it is remarkable to observe this inspiration spreading beyond international borders and achieving unparalleled heights. This community thrives on individuals specialising in various fields, each contributing distinct roles anchored in a robust sense of community and mutual support.
In recent times, the trend has shifted from moonrocks to hash holes and donut joints, which have gained more popularity in the cannabis community. With the ever-evolving nature of the industry, hash enthusiasts have gained significant influence, to the extent that they are now celebrated on an annual day dedicated to them, which falls on the 30th of October. It’s exciting to witness the remarkable growth of the cannabis industry, and we’re thrilled to be a part of this journey.
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