How to Make a Hash Hole

work space setup for making hash holes

If you've never tried a hash hole, you're in for a treat. A hash hole is a best-of-both-world cross between a joint and a dab that takes the cannabis smoking experience to a whole new level. To get started, you'll need the same things you use to make a joint plus a small amount of rosin or bubble hash. Let's dive in!

What Is a Hash Hole?

Hash holes, also known as hash hole joints, rosin rolls, snake holes, donut holes, and wormholes, are pre-rolls with a sliver of cannabis concentrate running through the middle (typically rosin or six-star bubble hash). When the infused pre-roll burns, this creates the effect of a hole in the middle of the flower—hence the name “hash hole.”

California-based Fidel Hydro is credited with rolling the first hash hole in Spain to show off the premium-quality hash rosin and flower that he took with him to Barcelona from California in 2018 for the Spannabis trade show. From there, Fidel’s products have hit the shelves in over 100 California dispensaries.

Benefits of Hash Holes

Hash holes offer two important benefits:

  1. The concentrate increases the potency and strength of the joint.
  2. The terpenes in the concentrate heighten the flavor of the cannabis flower in the joint.

The Best Concentrate Consistency for a Hash Hole

Solventless extracts come in a range of consistencies, including sand, wax, shatter, budder, sauce, jam, and diamonds. The best consistency for a hash hole is generally a solid concentrate like badder or budder that will maintain its shape in the joint.

How to Make a Hash Hole

You can make your own hash hole with ingredients you grew or made yourself or ingredients purchased from a dispensary. Companies that make infused pre-rolls for sale in dispensaries need to be especially mindful of the quality and safety of the ingredients used.

We produced a video demonstrating "How to Make a Hash Hole" together with Red Roots Rolling Co. Be sure to check it out before you try to roll a hash hole at home or in your production facility.

Things You Need to Make a Hash Hole

You will need:

  • Rolling a hash hole
    At least 2 grams of high-quality cannabis flower. We recommend
    choosing a highly potent strain with a high terpene content and flower that's not overly dry. Buy an 8th of flower rather than a single gram as you'll need at least 1.5 grams and preferably 2 or more for each hash hole.
  • Around 0.7 grams of rosin. The ideal would be premium, flavorful rosin with a badder consistency.
  • King-size rolling paper or joint paper. Unbleached hemp papers are ideal.
  • A joint tip and filter or a filter tip ("crutch"). The filter is optional but it's a good idea for consistent airflow and an even burn.
  • A small torch. The torch is for lighting the hash hole. You can also use a regular lighter.
  • Cigar glue (optional). This is to seal the edges of the rolling paper if you plan to sell the hash hole. Otherwise, you can lick the paper to activate the adhesive.
  • Rolling tray (optional). A rolling tray can be handy for keeping your workspace tidy.

The Process to Make a Hash Hole

  1. Finely grind around 2 grams of flower.
  2. Put the ground flower on the rolling paper as you would for a regular pre-roll. Spread it out but leave a little bit of space at the edges of the paper.
  3. Prepare the rosin in a thin cylindrical shape by rolling it between your palms or on the back of one hand.
  4. Place the rosin onto your flower near the end of the joint. If you are using bubble hash (we prefer rosin, but bubble hash is also an option), sprinkle it in a thin line from one end of the flower to the other.
    Lighting a Hash Hole
  5. Roll together with the flower evenly surrounding the rosin. It's important to cover the rosin with flower so that it doesn't stick to the rolling paper.
  6. Insert the tip and roll until consistency is even throughout. The flower should be relatively loose—don't compress it too much.
  7. Insert the filter into the tip (optional).
  8. Twist the end of the joint. Check that the joint is round for an even burn.
  9. Lick the paper or apply cigar glue to seal it, if desired.
  10. Light the joint using a small torch, flaming it evenly until you can see a nice even burn.
  11. Enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

Here are a few tips for making the perfect hash hole:

Keep the Flower Loose in the Joint

Airflow is critical for an even burn. Roll the joint firmly but gently so that it stays together but isn't tightly packed, too dense, or rock hard.

Take Gentle Draws

Smoking a Hash Hole

Smoking hash holes is as much of an art as rolling them. Take slow and gentle draws and savor the flavors as you go. Your hash hole is more likely to burn evenly, you'll get more enjoyment out of it, and will potentially cough less as well. 

Look for the Hole

The number one attraction of the hash hole is—you guessed it—the hole! Make sure to look for the hole after enjoying a few hits. If it's there, you'll know that the concentrate is infusing the joint and you rolled your hash hole right. If you don't see the hole, all is not lost. Enjoy the joint and keep practicing until you nail it.

Enjoy Cannabis in a Whole New Way

Hash holes combine the best of smoking and solventless concentrates in a single work of art. The satisfaction of seeing that donut shape form is very hard to beat.

Making the best hash holes can take some experimenting and practice. Once you've mastered the art, be sure to share it with your friends!

Article written by

Levi Lanzrath

Levi Lanzrath is a cannabis extraction expert and founder of Lowtemp Industries.