Learn how to make Dry Sift easily and quickly.

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In the world of cannabis, Dry Sift is one of the purest and most potent forms of concentrate, also known as kief, this product consists of collecting resinous trichomes from the cannabis plant using dry sieving methods. In this article, we will guide you step by step in the process of how to make Dry Sift of the highest quality, optimizing each stage to obtain an exceptional product.



⛳ What is Dry Sift?



Dry Sift is a form of cannabis concentrate obtained by dry separating the resinous trichomes of the plant using screens and sifters. These trichomes contain most of the cannabinoids and terpenes, making Dry Sift an extremely potent and aromatic product.



✨ Why make Dry Sift


  • Purity: By not using solvents, Dry Sift is one of the purest concentrates.
  • Potency: High concentration of cannabinoids and terpenes.
  • Versatility: Can be consumed in various ways, such as smoking, vaping, or using in edibles.
  • Simplicity: Relatively simple and safe extraction process.



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⚠️ Materials Needed to Make Dry Sift


To perform an effective Dry Sift extraction, you will need the following materials:

  • Sifting screens: Different micron sizes to separate trichomes according to their size.
  • Sifter or pollen drums: Tools to facilitate the sieving process.
  • Cards or scrapers: To collect the sifted trichomes.
  • Clean work surface: Preferably an anti-static table to avoid trichome loss.
  • Plant material: Dry and cured cannabis flowers.
  • Extraction washer (optional): Facilitates and speeds up the extraction process.
  • Hash presses: To compact the kief into solid blocks.




📲 Steps to Make Dry Sift


  1. Preparation of Plant Material: Ensure that the plant material is completely dry and cured. The cannabis must be in optimal condition to facilitate the separation of trichomes. If possible, freeze the plant material for a few hours before starting the process. This will make the trichomes separate more easily.
  2. Selection of Sifting Screens: Using screens of different micron sizes is crucial to obtaining high-quality Dry Sift. Start with a larger size screen (for example, 150 microns) for the first pass and then use smaller size screens (70-90 microns) to refine the extraction.
  3. Initial Sifting: Place the plant material on the coarser screen and begin to sift gently. Use circular or back-and-forth movements to help the trichomes detach and pass through the screen. Collect the kief that accumulates on the lower surface of the screen.
  4. Refinement: To obtain a purer product, repeat the sieving process using smaller screens. This step will remove the remaining plant material and separate the smaller trichomes. Be sure to clean the screen and work surface between each pass to avoid contamination.
  5. Kief Collection: Use cards or scrapers to collect the accumulated kief. Work in a clean and anti-static area to avoid trichome loss. The collected kief can be stored in an airtight container to maintain its freshness and potency.



👾 Tips to Improve Your Dry Sift


  • Temperature: Work in a cold environment to prevent the trichomes from becoming sticky and difficult to handle.
  • Appropriate Tools: Use anti-static tools and clean surfaces to prevent trichome loss.
  • Patience: Take your time during the sieving process to obtain the best possible kief.
  • Quality Screens: Invest in high-quality screens to ensure efficient trichome separation.
  • Cleaning: Keep your tools and work area always clean to avoid contamination.



🧐 Advantages of Using Washers for Dry Sift


  • Efficiency: They allow processing large amounts of plant material more quickly and efficiently.
  • Quality: They minimize manual contact, reducing the risk of contamination and trichome loss.
  • Consistency: They produce more uniform and consistent results in each batch.



✅ Conclusion


Making Dry Sift is an excellent technique to obtain a pure and potent cannabis concentrate. By following these steps and using the right materials, you can produce high-quality kief that maximizes the cannabinoids and terpenes of your plants. At Pevgrow, we offer a wide range of accessories and tools to help you in this process. Now that you know how to make dry sift, I recommend checking out this other article titled How to Smoke Hash, as it may be useful for consuming your concentrate.



🚀 Frequently Asked Questions


  • What is the best material to make Dry Sift? Dry and cured cannabis flowers are the best material for making Dry Sift due to their high concentration of trichomes. You can also use high-quality trimmings, but results may vary.
  • Is it necessary to freeze the plant material before making Dry Sift? Freezing the plant material is not absolutely necessary, but it can facilitate the separation of trichomes and improve the quality of the extracted kief.
  • How to store kief or Dry Sift? Store the kief in an airtight container in a cool, dark place to preserve its potency and freshness. Avoid exposure to light, heat, and air.
  • What screen size is best for Dry Sift? The ideal screen size may vary depending on your preferences, but it is generally recommended to start with a 150-micron screen and then use smaller screens (70-90 microns) to refine the extraction.
  • What is the difference between Dry Sift and other cannabis concentrates? The main difference lies in the extraction method. Dry Sift is obtained by dry sieving, while other concentrates, such as BHO or rosin, use solvents or heat to extract cannabinoids. Dry Sift is appreciated for its purity and simplicity in extraction.
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Alan Martínez Benito
Alan Martínez Benito
CEO of Pev Grow, expert grower with more than 20 years of experience.
In constant struggle for the regulation of cannabis, mainly in the medicinal field.
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  1. Avatar for Josh Ward

    Great article! Now I clearly understand how to effectively and easily do dry sift, thanks for the practical tips!