If you have ever smoked a hookah, then possibilities are, you have regarded as adding weed to your shisha bowl.
I say this mainly because I also have regarded as, and attempted, to add weed to my personal shisha bowl – with, I may add, varying degrees of achievement.
It is for this purpose that I resolved to make my personal homemade weed shisha, and provided that Ontario has banned shisha bars, the timing of my efforts couldn’t be extra poignant.
What is Shisha?
Shisha is a uncomplicated solution, comprised of tobacco, molasses, glycerol or glycerin, and flavouring – either artificial or all-natural.
Regardless of its humble beginnings, shisha has evolved into a niche industry replete with dozens, if not hundreds, of exclusive flavours.
The solution itself, and the act of hookah smoking extra normally, has steadily elevated in reputation more than the years.
However, each shisha and hookah water pipe’s have come below fire, at least in Ontario, for conflicting with the Smoke No cost Ontario Act.
This has produced it challenging to supply well-known shisha brands like Al-Fakher or Starbuzz.
Pretty handful of firms carried these solutions to commence with, and their scarcity will only boost now that legislation governing their use has grow to be extra prohibitive.
For an avid shisha lover like myself, this trend forced me to scour the internet for the very best homemade weed shisha recipe I could discover.
How to Make Weed Shisha
Creating weed shisha is not a lot unique than creating frequent shisha tobacco.
The difficulty is attaining the proper balance involving all of the components.
In order to realize the great balance involving components, you will need to establish what is most vital for the duration of your hookah smoking session.
Vegetable Glycerin (VG) is a sweet-tasting, non-toxic, and viscous liquid. In weed shisha, it is utilized as a protectant for the mixture by slowing the price of burning, and to generate the characteristic clouds we typically associate with hookah pipe’s. Due to its intrinsic sweetness, it also imparts some of its flavour to the shisha mixture.
Nonetheless, if there is also a lot glycerin in the shisha mixture it can really detract from the all round flavour, as nicely as leave your lungs feeling heavy and uncomfortable.
Glycerin is non-toxic, but when aspirated into the lungs it can trigger discomfort, and potentially, lipid pneumonia. Some individuals argue that glycerin is an alcohol, not a lipid, so it can’t trigger lipid pneumonia, but it is maybe sensible to assume there is some threat involved.
It is for these factors, that striking the proper balance involving glycerin and the other components in your weed shisha is important, not only for the enjoyment of the hookah session, but also to preserve the integrity of your lungs.
You must be searching for 99.99% meals-grade USP glycerin.
As is the case with glycerin, figuring out the proper quantity of flavouring for your shisha mixture can make or break your hookah session.
In my personal homemade weed shisha, I utilized fresh apples for flavouring. I started by slicing the apples and then heating them gradually in a non-stick pan. My objective was to take away as a lot moisture from the apples as I could devoid of browning them.
Following cooking, I then mashed the apples and set them aside to cool.
If the apples are not dry sufficient, your coconut coals or fast-light coals will not be capable to burn your weed shisha, and if they are also dry the mixture could burn also promptly – like I stated, balance is vital.
As far as how quite a few apples, or any fruit of your picking, to use – that is a matter of preference. When utilizing all-natural sweeteners, it is advisable to use extra rather than significantly less mainly because the tobacco and molasses will have a tendency to overpower the flavour of the fruit.
A great deal like glycerin, molasses is utilized for a extra effective distribution of heat, and to impart some of its flavour to your homemade shisha.
I personally use dark molasses, which is extra bitter than sweet, and pairs greater with the flavour of tobacco.
The flavour profile of my homemade weed shisha tends to reflect extra of the tobacco and weed than fruit, but if sweetness is extra palatable to you then use a light molasses and lots of fruit.
In my weed shisha, I use a shag tobacco. Occasionally it is flavoured and other instances not. Loose tobacco, while currently shredded, must be even finer when utilized in your shisha mix. So based on which brand you invest in, you might will need to use a meals processor or scissors to realize the proper consistency.
As stated previously, the flavour of tobacco can be also a lot for some and can overtake any other flavours you have added to the mixture. If this is of concern to you, take into account soaking your shag tobacco in water for a handful of hours and then setting aside to dry. The water will leech some of the flavour and nicotine out of the loose leaf which will make your homemade weed shisha milder.
Like fruit, the tobacco ought to be pretty dry. So, let it sit for a whilst ahead of adding it to your mix – specially if your soaking it in water.
When it comes to adding weed to your shisha, there are quite a few selections to take into account.
Naturally, fresh or dried cannabis can be added to the shisha mix, but for an even distribution of marijuana, an extract such as butters or oils might be preferable. They’re ordinarily viscous and will fuse with the glycerin and molasses.
The use of extracts has a number of rewards such as, but not restricted to, significantly less prospective for burning and a lot significantly less wasted solution. Each bit counts.
Getting the Correct Proportions
Tobacco is clearly the base of your homemade shisha, and a standard shisha bowl holds about 20 grams.
If you are creating 100 grams of shisha, then you can count on to have five smoke sessions.
This is substantial insofar as it can guide how a lot glycerin, cannabis, and molasses to add.
The prevailing rule when figuring out how a lot cannabis to use is to get started low and boost gradually. I would say that this extends to your homemade weed shisha as nicely.
If you ordinarily ingest a gram of cannabis at a time, then five grams of marijuana, or equivalent volume of extract, in 100 grams of shisha is possibly sufficient. Recall that if you are utilizing dried or fresh marijuana versus an extract, these figures can fluctuate.
As for the glycerin and molasses, you must make positive that your tobacco is completely coated, but not so a lot that there is residue pooling at the bottom of the container or bowl you are utilizing.
I would maintain the glycerin about 30ml per 100gram of shisha, and add extra if required or according to your preference.