Several variables factor into the color of resin such as genetics, method of growing, when it was harvested, and how it was handled after harvest; from chopping to storing to washing and to drying.
Factors that will contribute to darker hash include:
- Cannabis being grown outdoors
- Cannabis cultivar with heavy amount of anthocyanins
- Cannabis taken to full term
- Cannabis being hung to dry
- Using trim to make hash
- Hash being air dried
Factors that will contribute to lighter hash
- Cannabis being grown indoors
- Cannabis cultivar with few anthocyanins
- Cannabis cut up to two weeks early
- Cannabis turned into fresh frozen
- Using buds to make hash
- Hash being freeze dried
After years of believing that the color was a large indicator of the quality of hash, we can easily demonstrate that as being untrue.
Here we have 3 lightly hued collections of resin. Using the cold start technique, each banger will be heated to demonstrate that light color has no bearing on meltability.
Notice that the resin in the top left banger initially seems to soften, but it never actually melts and eventually it will char. The resin in the top right banger gets going swiftly with large bubbles, but moves down the banger rather slowly and begins to turn to darken though not char even though the resin in the bottom left banger has been slightly overheated, it effortlessly slides down the sides with furious bubbly action and pool to liquid.
Light colored hash is neither inherently dank nor full melt. Marketing has encouraged people to overlook hash that may be tan and super dank, in favor of light colored hash that may be a complete bust. So don’t go buy any old white hash and get caught with the okey doke.