@Mriko / Pengaleng
Very nice as so often, cheers again for keeping this up here!
Welcome and congrats on your purchase! Difficult to tell something about quality only by pictures as usual without smell, handling and ingestion but at least it looks nice enough to me and I'd like to indulge(in the end again the proof is in the pudding) but more importantly as long as it's up your alley everything should be fine as nothing else matters in the end, really. Though see your point of course.
Cheers for the link but even though there is much hash porn on social media in the last years I personally prefer threads like this here, especially because of discussions and sorta archiving stuff compared to fast life social media.
Note about shown post there: personally I don't care about that Emery guy but he established a bad example for people boasting about cheap prices for drugs or what ever in a developing country producing such(compared to just mentioning it)with his post. Sad to say the least.
Very nice collection indeed! Had a few pieces through the year labelled as Black Domina at trusted coffeeshops and just saw that a few weeks ago elsewhere in the country so it's all over the place(in this case a mid-grade but didn't try it).
While I had an expensive and well processesed high grade one with excellent taste among mid-grades it wasn't worth the money as not remotely doing its fake name justice strengthwise(we always wanted to grow that classic because of strength back in the day but didn't come round to it yet so probably still on the wish list ; though I doubt in times of rosin, oil and general experience it probably won't draw anyone of us from the woodwork, really. Again I'd like to be put right nevertheless anytime.)as it was 'only' quite an up high though without racyness nor trippy moments which I quite like. Really good hashish in general and especially would be so at home, don't get me wrong, but with a choice I'd pick something else.
Perhaps your version does the trick nicely, my batches all looked different. Again shitty name game I know all too well but some names really trigger me(those ruthless liars!).
Cheese and its variants on the other hand I remember well when it first appeared in the Dam which was three years ago ; one of the first new moroccans really smelling and tasting like the strain supposed to be used, though effects despite high grade were light too and only the first batches were really nice – haven't seen a real good example for a while. Just saying.
Anyways, enjoy your stash!
Having seen many of those new generations of foreign genetics mostly during my regular trips all over the Netherlands(privately as well as officialy), especially in the last years, I'd guess its still just plant material as usual. No cutting considered. If happening though everything is possible in my humble opinion as criminals are often quite creative when it comes to boosting their profits.
In the end mostly only guesswork though.
@Rootfingers / Hom / PepéTheGrower
With regards to curing(Disclaimer
: I make no claims of being complete here ; at best remotely
, it's all about discussion though, isn't it?): firstly in my humble opinion this term is used inflationary, at least in the last decade. Well, let me first point out that curing means adding flavour, potency or producing a smooth smoke particularly to me. Since I can't get my hands on fine homegrown anymore I stopped smoking grass in fact as it is hard to go back to square one because we cured our homegrown(roughly with this method, great and famous thread: Shoutout and thanks to Simon
). So I know from personal experience once one's gear leaves the cure zone when taken from the jar(and not vacced/freezed)there is only a little timeframe until the gear loses its cured properties.
So I guess if the farmer doesn't treats respectively seals his hashish well it already loses quality on its way to its destination roughly speaking(I know many of them everywhre tend to let their harvested plants 'sit'/'age'/'cure' for a while before producing hashish).
So that's my point here: if the consumer gets his grass/hashish he can only maintain a certain degree of quality if the product gets properly sealed again but not restart a cure ; by the way I know there is still room to some degree to change things marginal here and there and some people prefer
different states of humidity but after you left that certain 'cure zone' it's decreasing(comparing apples and oranges but regarding wine once unstopping a bottle process is stopped roughly saying). Everything else is wishfull thinking me thinks, especially when I read reviews like 'We bought some grass whereever or at a coffeeshop and it was still wet and needed a
couple of days of curing so we let it sit' which – call me a pedant which I am anyway – is just drying to me but not curing at all(let alone the majority of coffeeshop grass isn't cured and mostly is very, very commercial in a bad way to me since almost a decade for various reasons. Before that it wasn't cured mostly either but better processed.),
at least as long as one has no experience with curing and knows what he is doing it is at best a random try but placebo is your best friend I guess and not to forget the set is very important when it comes to effects.
Personally as stated before in this thread I regularly stash away(sealed) gear in my fridge I pick up during the year for special occassions but never noticed it becomes better. Merely keeps its quality roughly with marginal changes as oxygen is your worst enemy( beside sunlight).
Otherwise for example Thc degrades to Cbn, terpenes diappear et cetera way faster(though not noticeably from one week to an other to be fair and I too think you can store it at least for a few years if done right.).
By the way anyone can provide some links when it comes to methods of curing for hashish(respectively fermentation which is probably even more interesting since more bacteria involved which to me is again splitting hairs but not the same as curing but with similar intentions)?
I know about those ones when it comes to say Garda in Pakistan or heard of similar approaches in Afghanistan but would be interested to learn more. Also know about that book Hashish by Robert Connell Clarke but unfortunately didn't pick it up when it was around.
Already looked up the internet but didn‘t find much so content is appreciated, cheers in advance. So where are my fallacies? Knowledge is welcome anytime as to err is human and all that!
apart from my drivel above I can contribute the following as just back from another holiday in the Netherlands last week and on our way to our final destination(winter bathing, anyone?) we picked up several pieces of resin of course(so handy this country is so small so you can go everywhere fast, no offence intended!).
Photos were taken again spontaneously so sorry about quality again. This here is quite a highgrade classic moroccan hashish from a coffeeshop ; you have to search for this type a bit these days.
Autumn sun isn't doing this blonde justice it seems as it comes across a bit reddish here me thinks which it just wasn't. Though while we‘re on it that one was apart from taste profile very much the same as 'The Red'
I picked up the other day as resported(both indeed a honey like texture when handled!), so funny but obviously with a different genetic background sorta.
Taste is more ginger and a tad stronger effects ; great high, strong enough body stoned and sharp focussed head high if that makes sense(which I still prefer compred but not to be mixed up with either this
handrubbed ) .
Even though there is still room for improvement with this grade and we've had better processed qualities with foreign genetics this trip too this was my personal favourite I would prefer to the new ones as just stated recently here.