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Nepalese Temple Balls & Other Old School Vaporizables

Discussion in 'Vaporizables' started by elgringosteve, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. elgringosteve

    elgringosteve New Member

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    As a wild child of the seventies probably the finest high I remember was from a Nepalese temple ball.
    When discussing such things with those of a younger persuasion they often look at me as if I am an alien. Is there anyone out there who tried it or is my brain finally melting?
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  2. Dafni

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    You're just hangin around with some youngster... those new school kids don't know what it's really about :D

    of course I know the precious stuff you are talking about. it is The Stuff. And it still exists! Every year there is a fresh supply, if you know where to look :brow:
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  3. Tweek

    Tweek Well-Known Member

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    I'm not old, and I have had temple ball hash. I can still get it if I want it...it's out there.
  4. poonman

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    No way , they are still around ???

    I remember ' Thai sticks ' too . Really potent weed wrapped around a stick . ( usually 3.5 g or 7 g ) .

    I think the ' youngsters ' of today have it , way too good .
    We the product of the 70's , were the guinea pigs and early adopters to the cannabis game . imo
    The MJ today is way more potent and efficient than in the past . imo
    Also no seeeeeeeds . That sometimes accounted for 1/4 of the weight of your bag !

    Aaaahhh , Memories .....

    edit ;
    Sinsemilla ...sans seeds , game changer .
    Hydroponics , BIG game changer .
    Kushes ....Forget about it !:rockon:
  5. mrboote

    mrboote ethics matter

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    It was my understanding is that the real deal temple balls were opiated back in the day. I'm guessing this isn't/wasn't always the case?
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  6. Tweek

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    Real Nepalese Temple Ball hash does not contain opium...just really good, pure hash. If someone along the way produced something like that, it wouldn't have been from the monks of Nepal.
  7. Dafni

    Dafni Well-Known Member

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    What Tweek said is true, altough there are no monks involved in the production of this hash. "temple" is just a name, given probably by europeans. In Nepal nobody calls it temple hash.
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  8. poonman

    poonman Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure about the Monk's relation to the hash tho .
    It could have been an urban myth .

    But your post reminded me of this ;
    In China , they don't call it ' Chinese food ' , it's just food .
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  9. Dafni

    Dafni Well-Known Member

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    hahaha, true :lol:
  10. Tweek

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    You are incorrect. They were, at one time, produced by monks and used in traditional ceremony. May still be in some areas, I don't know. As to the name, I don't care what they call it...it's delicious if you get the real thing.
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  11. poonman

    poonman Well-Known Member

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    I knew those monks had to find some way to have fun ,
    with their celibate lifestyle .
    But now , they have internet access ....
  12. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v3.17 (ticking) Staff Member

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    Thai sticks were the first real buds that became commonly available, thanks to the Viet Nam war. Before then, weed was mostly if not completely leaf, stems, and seeds.

    That urban myth was applied to every potent hash I ever tried, and back in the day I tried them all. I lived at the major import site into North America at the time. We rarely saw weed, it was almost totally a hash scene.
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  13. ResinHead

    ResinHead Young Grasshoppa

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    i think you guys are refering to "charas"?
  14. poonman

    poonman Well-Known Member

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    No , I've never had charas .
    IIRC , charas are very leafy like ? not buds ? idk

    Thai sticks was real cannabis .
    Nep. balls was real hash . ime
  15. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v3.17 (ticking) Staff Member

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    No, we are talking about Nepalese Temple Balls. Charas is hand hash from India, also potent but different stuff.
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  16. FrogBoy138

    FrogBoy138 Well-Known Member

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    I'm guessing guys are talking about the Sadhus when you say monks or some other kind of monk?
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    lwien Well-Known Member

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  18. Seren

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    Ahhh Temple Ball - once tried, never forgotten! I recall someone telling me that this hash was buried in the ground for curing - is that correct or just a myth? :shrug: :peace:
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  19. elgringosteve

    elgringosteve New Member

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    Good to hear from you. I thought the great hashish's of the world had gone the way of most good natural things. Having fist tried it back in the seventies I was given a copy of "The great books of Hashish Vol 1" by Laurence Cherniak. I think I tried most of them. But his description is a classic. Especially the coughing . Do you vaporize something as rare as that?
  20. darkrom

    darkrom Great Scott!

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    Interesting. Wish I could get something like this.
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  21. djonkoman

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    nepal hash is some of my favorite hash. some coffeeshops do sell it as temple balls or something similar(most simply as 'nepal' though), but I have no idea if it's comparable to what was abvailable in the 70's.

    btw, isn't charas a name for all (handmade) hash from that region(SE-asia/himalaya)?

    right now I also have some kashmir, wich was more expensive as the nepal(12 instead of 7,50 per gram), and is even more soft/sticky. works pretty well with just a small chunk added to some herb, when stirring it coats the planty-bits.
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  22. elgringosteve

    elgringosteve New Member

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    Kashmir, as I remember it, was always more soft and sticky whereas top grade Nepalese was often quite dry to the touch but with just a little heat became very pliable. I would love to see some again but in my little corner of Spain all you ever see is Moroccan. Some of which is very good but nowadays the number one grade rarely gets out of Morocco.
    Happy days.

    I heard the same story back in the day but the guys I knew who brought it back said it wasn´t true. And, I guess they would know

    BEAUTIFUL. What I would give to open just one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    There was certainly opiated hash back in the seventies/eighties. It usualy came from India and had white specks which was the opium. Damn, it was good but a little dangerous. Only for the big boys and girls.

    mod note: Please avoid back-to-back posts, use Edit instead. Four posts merged.
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  23. Tweek

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    I wish you could too...it's like chocolate :smug:
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  24. Buildozer

    Buildozer Well-Known Member

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    when i young my friend got a piece of hash from some one at work that had white stripes in it.. little ones.. it was some of the very best hash i have ever had.. it was soft but not sticky.. it was tacky and doughy.. not sure if its the same thing.. but i remember the streaks in it looked like little lightning bolts when it was torn apart. soo sweet and really strong.. a little bit topped a lot of bowls..
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  25. momofthegoons

    momofthegoons vapor accessory addict Staff Member

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    Back "in the day" I got a post card from some friends in Denmark that had a decoupage of different holiday pics on it. It was sort of thick and had the words, "Cut Across Into Merry Christmas." It took me a couple of days to figure it out that it wasn't a language problem. :lol: I cut that baby open and inside was the most lovely rectangle of hash... with those same white lines in it.

    Best hash I ever had... :brow:
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