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Post by Weedguru Higher » Sun Aug 01, 2010 6:17 pm

What is Soapbar?


Soapbar (it's called "soap" because a 250g bar is shaped like a bar of soap) is perhaps the most common type of hash in the UK and it is often the most polluted. Soapbar may also be called the following: Formula (usually reffered to by the police) , Cannabis Resin or Rez/Res, Cheap, Black, Squidgy Black and Rocky

Now, not all soap is bad of course, but some certainly is. At worst there may only be a tiny amount of low grade hash mixed with some very strange stuff:

Beeswax, turpentine, milk powder, ketamine, boot polish, henna, pine resin, aspirin, animal turds, ground coffee, barbiturates, glues and dyes plus carcinogenic solvents such as Toluene and Benzene

Some examples of soapbar:






What does Soapbar look like and how to identify it?

Some characteristics to look out for:

* The price is one of the easiest give aways!
* Color can vary from Light Brown/Green to a Dark Brown/Black and even vary. depending on where
the bar has been cut.
* Very Hard and very difficult to break until warmed up (microwave/lighter).
* Very fine to sprinkle like powder when warmed up with lighter although it can vary.
* Shiney Dark Coating on the outside depending where it has been cut
* Possible black smoke when burnt/warmed up.
* Smell is not very strong although you may smell mild herbal depending on strength but could also
smell of diesel due to where it has been stored, smells can vary.
* Smoking is quite harsh on the throat and not a very clean/herbal taste.
* The effects can include no stone at all, headaches, sore throat/coughing up flegm/chest pains.

To be honest, it's best to go without rather than smoke some of the really bad stuff available out there, but if you really want, you can try this:

How to clean your Soapbar


* Can reduce the amount contaminants in Soapbar
* Possibly a cleaner high without the contaminants
* THC content apparently stays the same because it is not water soluble
* No more rocky burns!
* Less harsh on the throat in some cases
* Good success rate of cleaning is successful


* Insoluble contaminants will NOT dissolve
* The time it takes to clean it
* Overall weight is reduced significently
* It STINKS the kitchen out!
* Chances of losing the shit down the sink

There are various forums on the internet describing how to clean Soapbar, I have extracted the following below and hope you find it a useful method to clean your lump:

(credits to the Mr Switch from the GrassCity Forum for this tutorial and photos)
Original Thread

Boil Method:

This method seems popular and the success rates are fairly good at extracting various contaminants from the Soapbar, although this may not extract everything it does minimise the risks of smoking some of the contaminants. The THC stays the same due to the temperature of boiling so the strength should not be cut down. The actual quantity of the Soapbar will be reduced significantly even up to half the amount of the original weight.

Step 1 : Break your Soapbar into smaller pieces so it dissolves faster.


Step 2 : Add enough boiling water to cover your pieces.


Step 3 : Stir well with a fork and make sure all the lumps are broken down and dissolved.
(this should leave you with some dirty water and powder floating around in the water as seen below, this apparently all the henna. The smell will also not be very nice either)


Step 4 : After approximately 5-10 minutes you can then pour the water out of the pan carefully or run it through a coffee filter to ensure you do not loose any of the remains in the pan. You can optionally run through the full process again to keep cleaning the Soapbar until the water is clean. You should end up with a "wet sand/powder" that is a light brown as seen below:


Step 5 : Now you have to get the Hash dry again, most of the water can be absorbed in Kitchen Roll although you may loose some hash or by using a coffee filter. Do this several times and the hash will start to become a dry powder.


You have now cleaned your Soapbar. Although the powder can be quite hard to smoke you can still try it.

Another method to clean your Soap Bar

-at least 2 grams of soap bar (crappy hashish)
-1 milk-jug
-1 bunch of paper toils
- enough water to fill 1/2 of the pot( depends by the size of it, big pots are not needed)
- 1 strainer(with small small as passible)
- 1 plastic bag ( you will brake it in smaller pieces)
- 1 little gas camping stove( or whatever your kitchen has)
- 1 a deep dish or a salad container
- 1 electric heater
- 1 tea spoon

this is the shit:


Step 1 :
the hashish( ) has to be scrumbled in small pieces...


Step 2:
when the water is boiling throw all the hash in the pot, and turn off the fire.

wait for 10 minutes keeping an eye on the little pieces that are gonna stick up to the sides of the pot. do not mix it ..let it stay chill and let the hashish fall on the bottom.
you should feel a shitty smell coming up in the vapor...let it go and dont breath it!

Step 3:
pick up the strainer

pour out the water in the dish passing through the strainer... so all the hash stops on the screen and the shit goes away with the water..
the water will still have some hash in get ready to do in again.


Step 4:
catch up the resin from the strainer and put it u can finish passing all the water through the screen...and u can throw away that disgustin water.

Step 5:
spread the hash on a waterproof surface and start pressing it with some paper toils.. on and on..use as many paper you need..and keep pressing and pressing hard.. after a minute it will look apparently waterless..but there must be still a lot of water inside...


Step 6:
catch up all the hash and fit it on a piece of that plastic bag.. make it it doesnt brake up.. twist the plastic around the hash like a tight bag... make it like a little ball.. really really tight ..twist it hard..and make some holes using a needle... the way the water can get out of it..while youre pressing it hard between your thumb and index... do it like 10 times.. cause you will see there is always some water to get...

Step 7:
the piece needs to be dryed so keep it in front of the heater for some minutes....than get it out of the bag...break it in 4 pieces..and let the inside dry out..


Step 8:
after some minutes of heat flow, it should look and feel harder and dryer...


its time to re-press it...and let it rest there near the heater(at the minimum) for 5 minutes more...


heres the final product after some minutes of hot air flow.


Tutorials found at

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