What Is The Best Parchment Paper for Rosin Pressing?
Next to rolling paper for cannabis flowers, parchment paper may be the most popular type of paper in the cannabis industry (with paper money being a close runner up). But what exactly is parchment paper, and why is it in such high demand? Parchment paper is a cellulose-based paper that’s been treated and coated to make it non-stick and resistant to high heat. The main “non-sticky” factor comes from a thin layer of silicone that’s applied to the paper during manufacturing.Read more
What Micron Do I Use?
To rosin extractors, microns refer to the fineness of rosin bags. A rosin bag’s fineness (smaller micron) or coarseness (larger micron) has a direct impact on the rosin that comes out of the source material, so understanding the relationship between cannabis source material and microns is critical to pressing the best rosin. What exactly is a micron? A micron is a unit of measurement that equals 1/1000th of a millimeter. The micron of a rosin bag refers to the distance across each one of the tiny holes that make up the filter. Smaller holes make the material feel finer, while larger holes make the material feel coarser.Read more
How To Properly Store Rosin
Whether purchasing rosin at the dispensary or pressing your own at home, proper rosin storage is critical in preserving the quality and freshness of your favorite solventless product. Top variables to consider when selecting a storage method include material, heat, light, and air transfer. The goal is to minimize reactions between rosin and the material of the storage container, reduce heat and light exposure, and achieve an air-tight seal. In doing so you’ll prevent dissolving/leeching, oxidation, terpene evaporation, and light degradation, which are all things to avoid when storing rosin.Read more
What Equipment You Need to Press Rosin
As a cannabis enthusiast, few things are as rewarding as making your own medicine. Whether you’re already consuming rosin on a regular basis or just getting into the world of solventless for the first time, pressing rosin at home is a worthwhile pursuit. Solventless extraction is one of the most exciting facets of the cannabis industry. While high-level artistry is required to produce the best of the best, the basic mechanics of pressing rosin are relatively straightforward and easy to replicate and customize for your unique set of needs.Read more
Best Cannabis Strains for Pressing Rosin
The quality of your starting material is the biggest contributor to the final quality of your rosin. It’s crucial to ensure you’re starting out with trichome-rich flowers and high amounts of terpenes. Although the skill of the grower and the growing environment play a significant role in the quality of the cannabis, the strain being grown is a factor not to be overlooked.Read more
Rosin for Pain Relief
Dabbing rosin is a great way to get a fast-acting, highly concentrated dose of cannabinoids and terpenes For many medical cannabis patients, one of the most powerful advantages of concentrates like rosin is their effectiveness in pain relief. So what are the best strains to use if you’re pressing rosin to help manage pain? There are several strains that are known to contain an effective blend of cannabinoids and terpenes for pain relief. Below we’ll cover three of them, one primarily THC-dominant, one primarily CBD-dominant, and one with an even blend of the two.Read more
Why Do Terpenes Matter?
Many of best practices for pressing rosin revolve around maximizing terpene preservation and expression. What are terpenes, and why are they important? Terpenes are hydrocarbon compounds that give cannabis it’s distinct aroma, flavor, and effect. Like the familiar cannabinoids THC and CBD, terpenes are created in the glands on the leaves and flowers of mature cannabis plants.Read more
Which Types of Presses Are Best for Rosin?
From small, home made presses to 20-ton pneumatic behemoths, there are a wide variety of presses on the market. If you’re just starting out with pressing rosin and want to invest in your first real press, it can be difficult to decide which type will best suit your needs. In this quick guide, we’ll outline the main types of presses currently available and discuss the advantages and drawbacks of each kind. Read on to discover which type of press is best for you!Read more
How To Pack Rosin Bags
Preparation is the key to success. In the art of pressing rosin, how you pack your rosin bag before the press is no minor detail of the process. Overlook some of the specific ways you should be packing your rosin bags and you’ll risk missing out on potential rosin yields. We can think about packing rosin bags in five separate phases: preparing the rosin bags, preparing cannabis material, filling the bag, pre pressing, and closing the bag.Read more
Fresh Frozen or Dry Flowers for Bubble Hash?
When making bubble hash for pressing rosin, there are a couple different ways to prepare the cannabis buds after harvest and before beginning the hash-making process. One is to hang dry the flowers as you would for keeping the buds just for smoking, and another is to immediately freeze the flowers and any sugar leaf right after harvesting. So which is better, using fresh-frozen material or dried and cured buds for making bubble hash? Here’s a quick list of some of the pros and cons of eachRead more
How to Increase Terpene Production When Growing Cannabis
A good way to think about cannabis cultivation is that you’re actually farming trichomes, specifically the cannabinoids and terpenes they contain. Especially if you’re planning to use the flowers for making hash, it’s important to optimize for terpene production during the flowering phase of the cannabis plant’s life. The following are some things to consider for your grow when aiming for increased terpene production:Read more
Cultivating Soil for Optimal Terpene Expression
Growing the best cannabis requires growing the best soil. Think about how you’re cultivating your soil and that intention will shine through in the end product. The goal is to create soil that gives roots the healthiest environment possible, and healthy roots lead to healthy flowers. Here are 5 tips to help you grow the best soil for your plants:Read more
Top Terpenes in Cannabis
Terpenes are the aromatic oils naturally created by the cannabis plant that give different strains their distinct smell and effect. Each type of strain produces a unique blend of terpenes which help define the experience of consuming the cannabis flower. Not only do terpenes impact aroma, they also interact with cannabinoids like CBD and THC in ways that science is just beginning to understand.Read more
What Is Dry Sift?
Dry sift is a form of hash that requires minimal processing to separate trichome heads from the stalks, thereby capturing the highest-potency aspects of the cannabis plant. The high concentrations of cannabinoids and terpenes make dry sift hash a premium source material to use for pressing rosin.Read more
The Directional Flow Method Tutorial
The Directional Flow Method is a parchment paper folding technique rosin pressers use to guide the flow of freshly pressed rosin away from the heated plates - thus preserving more cannabinoids and terpenes. Learn how to properly prep your parchment paper to take advantage of this fun and innovative technique.Read more
Top 3 Common Rosin Pressing Mistakes To Avoid
A lot of tutorials on the internet teach you how to press rosin but what about the most common mistakes to avoid? We’ve broken down some of the most common rosin pressing mistakes into 3 main categories (Material, Equipment, and Process) so you can press with success.Read more
How To Make Solventless CBD Rosin
The basic principles remain the same for pressing high CBD flower as for pressing flowers high in THC. Here are some of the key things to keep in mind when pressing CBD flower.Read more
What Are Rosin Chips & What Can You Do With Them
A rosin chip is the term used to describe a flattened piece of cannabis material after it's pressed. While there's less to extract than the first time around, rosin chips still contain cannabinoids and terpenes that can still be extracted and used. Here are my 2 favorite ways to extract everything from my rosin chips.Read more