If you are going to use is known as a sieve, they are usually homemade, to separate the pollen particles from the marijuana leaf, the structure can be made of wood, plastic or metal. Although we know that a sieve is made with very fine holes of different microns through which the resin or pollen will pass.
There is a square-shaped homemade sieve but the most normal thing is that they are round since they will give better to our work surface, which will normally be between the legs.
A homemade sieve, what is it for?
We emphasize a little more what we have said previously, since it is a surface with very finite holes of different microns, the quality of the hashish that we want to extract, it does not serve to remove pollen, kief or hashish from the remains of our plant, that is to say buds and leaves above all.
How to use a sieve?
The use of the sieve is simple and easy. We will put on it, that is to say on the micro perforated mesh, the dry plant material and on top of that dry plant material that is supposed to be the leaves and bud remains, we will put a plastic for example to cover all the sieve, once it will have we have everything well attached.
We will proceed to knock on the plastic or what is between the plastic and the sieve, so kief, pollen or resin, being fine, will pass through the holes or microns and fall to the bottom of it, it will normally be another plastic that we have placed, that way we can finally collect the result.
How to make a homemade sieve?
As you can see in the photograph that I leave below, it is the image of a simple and with that illustration it is very useful to get an idea of how to make a homemade sieve.
We will need a mesh that is a council of not less than 70 microns since less microns would be bad since it would pass plant matter and contaminating impurities. The mesh of the sieve can be for example one that we buy in a silkscreen, there it is easy to get them.
For example, 100 and 120 and more microns also do not work, but it will pass a much finer pollen, of better quality, and less quantity than if we use a 70 micron mesh.
With a 70 or 150 micron mesh, a pollen or resin will pass through it and it will be finer and of better quality the higher the micron of the mesh.
In conclusion, to make a homemade sieve we will need a base that can be made of wood, for example, or plastic, and also metal with four sticks can be made. We will also need something to hold the mesh, which can be wire, rope or something to tighten well. The sieves used in Morocco are made of body wood and meshes of silk.
Do not hesitate to make your homemade sieve and enjoy the best extractions you have ever tried. Also with the satisfaction of making them yourself and delight yourself with the best qualities of hashish, pollen or kief.
What homemade meshes for hashish to use?
If you are looking to give the dry sieving / flat screen method a go then these frames made for screen printing are a very good choice. Measuring 230 mesh means there are 230 threads per inch.
This is the equivalent of a 90 micron gap between the strands that makes some pretty decent quality hash without making the process too difficult. Although it is made for textiles and screen printing the design is really great for this method as well.
You can get these in various sizes, but the A4 is easier to manage if you are using the screen in a small space. If you’re hoping to use the display in your grow area, it’s probably worth it to go up to A3 size, as this will provide you with more custom coverage and easier removal.
We have to look at the color of the pollen that falls from the sieve: when we notice that it acquires a somewhat greenish color, it means that we are sifting more plant matter than trichomes and consequently that hashish or rather Kief being in powder form.
Over time if you like, you may think about buying an electric sieve to make hashish, like the one in the photo above.