But what about if you don’t have any cannabis flowers available to you? Well if you find yourself in this circumstance you can always hop over to our online shop to pick some up! But while you are waiting for the mail or if you are unable to do so and only have hashish on hand you will still need a simple method to smoke it. You could pack a little into a pipe with a screen or into the bowl of your bong but unless you want to smoke a large quantity at once you may be better served with another method. Before the invention of specialized dab rigs for smoking cannabis concentrates in small amounts many people in kitchens around the world found a surefire improvisational method that still works great!
Fair warning this method will require the use of a pair of silverware knives which everybody should have available to them at home however using them in this way destroys the knife for any other type of use. We advise you don’t go using your partner or relative’s favourite set of fancy knives! If you need to you can always pick up some cheap ones at your nearest home and kitchen supplies store.
This method is called “hot-knifing” and is relatively easy to do. Apart from two clean table knives you will likely need at least one oven mitt to handle the knives after they have been heated up. First gather your materials and your hashish and break yourself off a tiny piece or sprinkle of the material. Depending on the style of your stovetop you will need to either thread the blade end of the knife into the heating element of the stovetop or simply place the tip over the open flame of your gas range. Unfortunately this method is not compatible with a glass surfaced electric stovetop so if yours is a little too nice and modern you may want to just invest in a dab rig.
For the rest of us with old fashioned gas or electric stovetops the blade of the first knife should start to turn bright red at the tip after a short while indicating that it is hot enough. Be careful not to burn yourself when handling the hot knife – use an oven mitt! Take the hashish material you broke off for use and place it on the tip of the unheated cold knife. Press the red hot tip of the hot knife against the hashish on the cold knife and inhale the resulting smoke. You may wish to use a straw or a funnel (the top of a plastic soda bottle works well) to better draw in the smoke before it escapes and dissipates but whatever you do be careful not to melt the plastic or burn yourself in any way. It should also be noted that depending on the consistency of the material you use there may be a minor risk of bubbling which could cause an unexpected burn. Safety glasses aren’t a terrible idea if you have them.
This is really only the last resort option of a desperate smoker with no other options on hand. If you are considering using the hot knife method but have access to pipes, bongs, vapes, or can roll a half decent joint and have cannabis flowers on hand your only real reason to do so would be for the experience and perhaps the nostalgia if you were ever a teenager who pilfered from the family silverware drawer!
If you’re looking to buy hash online there is no better place to turn than your number one online dispensary Canada: Haute Health! Choose from our growing selection of cannabis concentrates, edibles and flower products including some great varieties of hashish! Happy smoking.