Dry sift is a cannabis concentrate made by sifting trichomes, the resinous glandular structures found on the surface of the cannabis plant, through a fine mesh screen. It is a popular method for extracting the trichomes, which contain the valuable cannabinoids and terpenes responsible for the plant’s effects and aroma.
The process of making dry sift involves using a series of screens or sieves with varying mesh sizes to separate the trichomes from the plant material. The cannabis flower or trim is gently agitated or rubbed against the screens, causing the trichomes to break off and fall through the screens, while larger plant material remains behind.
The resulting product is a fine, powdery substance consisting mainly of pure trichomes, with minimal plant matter. This high concentration of trichomes gives dry sift its potent effects and rich flavor profile.
Dry sift is known for its versatility and can be used in various ways. Many people prefer to sprinkle it on top of a bowl of flower or mix it with other cannabis products to enhance their potency and flavor. It can also be pressed into hashish or used to make other concentrates like rosin.
One of the advantages of dry sift is that it can capture different grades of trichomes, which vary in size and quality. The finest and most desirable trichomes, known as “full melt,” melt completely when exposed to heat, leaving no residue behind. These full melt trichomes are highly sought after for their purity and potency.
Dry sift is appreciated for its potent effects and rich flavors, as it preserves the natural terpenes found in the trichomes. The process of making dry sift can be time-consuming and requires patience and skill to achieve high-quality results. Proper storage is also crucial to maintain the freshness and potency of the product.