When making Lebanese hash, growers leave plants on the field until they have nearly dried, at which time they will be a reddish-brown colour. They are then harvested and brought to a barn, where they are hung and dried much like tobacco.
Dried buds are rubbed over fine silk cloth, producing a powder that is stored inside plastic bags for up to 6 months, where it is “aged” until winter. In winter, it is pressed normally by hand into slabs. These slabs are the reason for the beautiful yellow Lebanese hash.