Outlaw Dry Sift Hash and Flower for Your Holiday Enjoyment.
December edition of Pot Talk
Todd Franciskovic is the Dry Sift Jedi of Resin Ranch Extraction. Joey Burger, aka the Humboldt Local, is the man behind the Mendo Hideout, a farm in Northern Mendocino. They provided Berry White flower and dry sift hash for this holiday edition.
Berry White is a delightfully classic cross: Blueberry X White Widow. The flower was grown at the Mendo Hideout. And Franciskovic from Resin Ranch made the dry sift hash from some of the trim.
And what’s left is the dry sift, a fine, powdery and remarkably pure concentrate (on the order of 60-75 percent THC, Franciskovic says) that can be pressed into a patty and dabbed.
Burger from Mendo Hideout got the two Berry White plants for his garden at an Emerald Grown Cooperative plant swap with “all small, sustainable farmers.” The two source plants he got at the exchange were seed starts, and Burger says they “came out great, nearly identical.” In other words, these were “stable seeds.”
It does have incredible bag appeal. Burger showed me three different pounds of flowers, and Berry White drew me in the most.
Time to dab.
Franciskovic measures a bit of Berry White dry sift onto the center of a small piece of parchment paper. He folds the parchment paper in half, then uses a warm knife to press the dry sift into a little patty, “so it’s easier to handle.” Now that it’s in patty form, it looks more like shatter or BHO — we can dab it.
I ask Franciskovic what makes a quality dry sift, in his expert hash-maker opinion. “I prefer a drier resin that’s more sandy feeling than greasy,” he says, “because if it’s a really greasy resin, say like the Phantom Cookies, it’s hard for me to clean because it gets gummed up on the screen.”
We start talking about the “melt” property of the hash — whether residue is left on the nail when you dab it. Full melt equals no residue. It’s important to note, Franciscovic says, that “with water hash and dry sift there will always be something left behind because we maintain the wax membrane on the trichome head.”
The Berry White Dry Sift:
The Berry White dry sift looks like honey blonde grains of fine sand. The texture of a small pressed patty of the dry sift is snappy, more brittle than sappy. The color of the pressed patty is a dirty blonde sunset, a golden sky with a gentle sheen. The flavor is peppery in the nose, like hash champagne. The effect is euphoric and invigorating out of the gate, tending toward a more relaxed feeling as time passes.
The Berry White Flower: