Make a tool to scrape the pods. A simple stainless steel butter knife
angle grinded down to a sharp end is all you'll need. Bare in mind that is only when you scrape the pods that your garden will appear as a narco-garden.
You can also use steel blades inserted into a cork from a bottle so you can get 3 or even 4 scores to a pod in a single pass, however the depth of scrape is important. It can only be 1 to 2mm deep. Too shallow and the pod won't bleed and too deep and the pod will bleed back into itself, thereby losing the goodies you're after. You'll get the hang of it with some practice.
Best to scrape in the morning so the latex can dry over the course of the day. Evening scrape-work can be undone by night time dews and even late season frosts, all of which can reduce your work to a filmy sticky mess on the pods making it virtually impossible to collect. Also avoid wet weather too as your bled pods can be lost in the rain...it is after all water soluble.
You'll also have to clean the blade as you go. It will "gum" up in a snot like material, as gross as that sounds so wipe blade against the edge a small bowl as you go.
Once collected, you'll have raw opium product thay you can smoke, and it will of course opium stone you. But you can refine this to a better smoking experience.
Prcessing raw opium to refined opium:
Add water to your bowl of raw collected opium. Enough to disolve it as best you can. I have read you can add a dash of vinegar to lower the pH so you can increase the morphine extraction. All the same, you will get approx. 2/3 of the raw opium to dissolve and the water will turn
an amber/brown colour.
Simply put the small bowl into an electric pan filled with some water so you can gently heat the bowl containing the raw opium to dissolve.
This is then poured through a fine screen and the use of bubble bags in this are excellent, they lend to opiate work as they do hashish.
It's poured through a 73u screen to a pyrex dish below, so get a pyrex dish ready.
What is caught is waste and what trickles through the screen to the pyrex dish beneath is the goodies. If you don't have printing screens or bubble bags or a 'ice-hash-bag-making-similar product', then use a fine stocking. You want to remove the waxy materials.
A waxy waste materials will appear.
Now take the pyrex dish and place into the electric pan with water in the pan. This is simple double saucepan cooking. You won't burn your product as the aim is to slowly evaporate off all the water. Just keep adding water to the electric pan until this process is complete.
Once you have evaporated off all the water in the pyrex dish you will have a pyrex dish with its base covered in a film of glass like amber coloured material. To scrape this material up, you will need to cover the pyrex dish in cling film or you will lose the material as splinters flying off over the kitchen bench. Use a flat blade knife, like a bud grafting knife.
When scraped up, it has the look of crushed chocolate glass. It smokes a whole lot better than raw opium and the hit is greater. Just sprinkle that into a glass bowl pipe and away you go.
Mixing cooked opium to hashish
I won't go into how to make ice-hash as that's another discussion so what I will say is DON’T USE LOW-GRADE HASH. There's a lot of work from growing poppy to get to this stage so use the best.
Two grades of hash are mixed together, 25u and 73u. 25u as the acts as a binding
agent on the 73u. This is then added 1:1 to the cooked opium. If temple balls are opium and hash mixed together, then this is as close as it gets in the kitchen.
Bubble Hash Opium
Remember, cooked opium is water soluble so you can not handle the product. You can only mix it to wet ice-hash and "spoon" shape it in a bowl. It should be left to dry in the bowl. It will as it dries go a jet black colour.
How does it smoke?
Bring it to heat in a glass pipe...
Pull on pipe as it starts to smoke...
Bam!!! The taste is definitely poppy acrid and compliments hash completely.
Interesting,swia has always loved using her butter knife, with loads of small needles running down the side where she would jab at the pod/s in rows along the pod so you end up with little brown squares of raw opium appearing and then move on to the next one and then collecting with a spoon by running slowly along the pod after its dried slightly,depending on weather. she likes the idea with the spoon thou.
Quick question, SWIM wants to know how much to smoke? SWIM read in another post that the brown crystals can easily be made into small balls about match-head size, right? What kind of match-head size we talking about? Wooden Strike Anywhere matches with big heads, or the smaller paper matches found in a match book?
My point is, SWIM read that a match head size is .1g of M, which is a good way to start your dose... maybe a second or 3rd match head ball as tolerance develops up to even 5 match heads.
small amount is good to judge first rather then to guess and find then one has a large sensitivity to opiates and is found with eyes a gaze at the ceiling with a breathing rythm similer to a corpse.. Oh thats after they try resurrect you.. if the body is willing but the mind so dead from routine and life's depressionist views..
yea, small paper book match head to start with is fine. one can move up after tolerance is evident. SWIM has watched as much as 1gm smoked at a time by this particular old guy, he just kept a lighter to the glass bowl and the thing just kept on smokin and smokin away and he just kept on toke toke-ing away. SWIM misses S.E.Asia and is almost ready to go back.