Sieve VS Microplane
Let's talk about the differences between sieve drying and microplane drying hash.
Each technique requires a level of finesse and has pros and cons.
+ produces very fine texture hash that looks great
+ approachable, from a tools and conditions aspect. The tool is $20 and every one has a freezer
+ preserves trichome head integrity to a high degree
+ not highly time dependant
-difficult to scale
-planing a consistent product is challenging
- has unique processing requirements (sheet trays, and space to dry)
-loss of yield from tools, trays
+no risk of glove/finger contamination
+ideal technique for layering hash evenly on trays
+outstanding terpene preservation
+dry hash texture is appealing and very favorable to handling/ processing
-color loss, one to two shades
-trichome head damage from sieve process
-loss of yield through sieve, tools, trays
-highly dependant on resin texture and characteristics. Requires care and attention to conditions and environment
-non-flexible timing. Hash must be sieved at the right time.
Well that's a start. It's tough not to get into the air dry vs freeze dry nuance, but let's try to leave that to another post.