What Is a Bubble Hash Temple Ball?
Temple Balls are objects of hash-making lore, originating long before modern methods of ice water extraction and bubble bags. The first temple balls were made from hand-collected cannabis trichomes (which is known as charas), or from dry sift made by separating trichomes from the plant using screens. Temple balls are the original solventless cannabis concentrate. Temple balls give hash makers a way to store and preserve precious trichome heads for the long-term.Read more
Why Does Bubble Hash Have Different Colors?
Color can give us insights into the characteristics and qualities of bubble hash. The age of the hash, drying method, source material, and other factors play into the appearance of bubble hash. The color of hash might give us some indicators, however color doesn’t always convey the entire story. There is a general rule that the lighter the color, the higher the quality of bubble hash. More often than not this generalization will point you in the right direction. Color can be used as a guideRead more
How To Test Starter Material Before Washing Bubble Hash
The flowers we want for ice water extraction produce high concentrations of both cannabinoids and terpenes within an abundance of terpenes covering the buds. Not all cannabis cultivars make good candidates for hash production. Strains that produce lots of terpenes and high levels of THC don’t always have the characteristics to make great starter material for ice water extraction.Read more
Tips for Cleaning Your Dab Rig and Banger
Regular use of your rig leaves residual oil buildup, it’s all part of the game. Taking the perfect dab is only possible when you’re using a clean rig and banger, so staying on top of regular maintenance and cleaning pays dividends. Even premium rosin and bubble hash leaves a little something extra behind after vaporizing in the bowl. Much of this is the waxy encasing of the trichome heads, which are resilient to the temperatures used for dabbing. They remain in a puddle or thin oil smear along the bottom and sides of the bowlRead more
How To Dab Rosin
There’s nothing quite as satisfying as taking the perfect dab of high quality terpene-rich rosin or bubble hash. There are many different ways to enjoy solventless cannabis concentrates, but nothing can match dabbing in its effectiveness and total sensory experience. There’s also a ritual of taking dabs that can be satisfying in itself. Setting out and preparing your equipment, heating the nail, scooping up a nice dab, dropping into the bowl, and watching that terp pearl spin while the magic happens. It is a truly unique and enjoyable experience! If you’re new to dabbing or just looking for some quick tipsRead more
Lipids, Fats, and Waxes in Rosin
Lipids are a diverse group of compounds found in both plant and animal cells, providing long-term energy storage and protective insulation. Lipids are hydrocarbons composed of only two elements: hydrogen and carbon. They’re also hydrophobic, which means they are insoluble in water. Fats, oils, waxes, phospholipids, and steroids are all various types of lipids. The cannabis plant produces a variety of lipids, which make their way into rosin. Their presence comes through in the flavorRead more
Top 5 Rosin Pressing Tips For Flower
Hours of experimentation lead to lots of valuable insights when you’re pressing flower rosin. We’ve captured a few of our favorites here. The quality of rosin you collect is determined primarily by the quality of the flower you’re pressing. Given that your press is dialed-in, any shortcomings in your rosin can most likely be traced back to shortcomings in your flower. The importance of excellent material can’t be understated if your goal is truly connoisseur rosin.Read more
3 Reasons Why You Need A Pre Press Mold
Pre-pressing cannabis material prior to rosin extraction provides multiple benefits to extractors. Pre-pressing is a simple and effective way to prepare flower, dry sift, or bubble within a filter bag to create consistent and even rosin flow from the material during extraction. The process of pre-pressing cannabis is straightforward. Using specially-designed rectangular aluminum molds (or cylindrical molds if you’re pressing Bottle Tech), loaded filter bags are hand-pressed within a mold just before extraction. After the filter bag is filled with material, use your fingers to compact the material inside the bag tightly and evenly.Read more
How To Press Bubble Hash Rosin Starter Guide
Bubble hash rosin is rosin that’s extracted from bubble hash. Bubble hash is a form of solventless cannabis concentrate, composed of trichome heads that are separated from the rest of the plant using ice cold water and agitation. In its earliest days, rosin was created by squishing dried and cured whole cannabis flowers between heated plates, like a hair straightener or a t-shirt press. Flower rosin is still incredibly popular today! However, as solventless techniques quickly advanced, more efficient and effective equipment was developed and different cannabis material was being pressed. Then, people started experimenting with pressing bubble hashRead more
How To Press Flower Rosin Starter Guide
Solventless cannabis concentrates like flower rosin are one of the most popular ways to enjoy cannabis and its therapeutic effects. Not only is rosin incredibly pure and potent, lacking any chemical additives or solvents used for processing, but it’s easy to make at home. With a few grams of quality cannabis flowers, a press, some basic gear, and knowledge of the process, you can get started pressing exceptional flower rosin today! The following guide was designed to help you navigate your initial setup, purchase the basic equipment neededRead more
Why Is Pheno-Hunting Important for Rosin?
✅ Updated 12/28/20 The search for an ideal specimen of any given cannabis cultivar, or strain, is known as Pheno-hunting. The term “Pheno-hunting” comes from the word phenotype, which is the set of observable characteristics of an individual plant. These characteristics, such as bud structure, trichome production, terpene content, etc. are the result of the unique interaction between environment and genetics. While individual plants of a particular cultivar each carry the same basic genetic code, those geneticsRead more
Best Ways To Use Rosin
While dabbing might be the preferred and predominant way that most rosineers enjoy rosin, it’s not the only way to use our favorite solventless cannabis concentrate. Medicating with cannabis rosin isn’t limited to dropping globs, and there are several ways to get creative with your consumption. If it’s time to shake up your routine, consider a few of the best ways to use rosin and give them a try. Whether you like to smoke it or eat it, you can find some great ways to take an old friend for a new spin.Read more
Which Cannabis Strains Are Best for Washing Bubble Hash?
When it comes to finding the best cannabis strains for washing bubble hash, it all comes down to the trichomes. Trichomes are the tiny translucent appendages that glisten like grains of sugar on cannabis flowers, and they hold the key to the plant’s therapeutic benefits. The art of ice water extraction involves isolating, collecting, and preserving these miniscule globes. Some strains produce trichome heads that are better fit for ice water extraction than others.Read more
How To Make Moon Rocks with Rosin
Moon Rocks are a cannabis confection so unique they appear to originate out of this world. Part cannabis flower and part cannabis concentrate, Moon Rocks present one of the most interesting and exciting ways to consume cannabis. Show up to any gathering with a jar of Moon Rocks and you and your novelty nugs will be the center of attention. What makes Moon Rocks so special? Moon rocks are cannabis flowers covered in oil and frosted with a layer of trichomes.Read more
What Is Nucleation in Rosin?
Have you ever seen clear, smooth, oily rosin transform into a seemingly sugar-filled, clumpy, and inconsistent substance? This change in appearance is due to nucleation, and it’s a relatively common occurrence in rosin. But what is nucleation, and how does it impact the quality of your rosin? Read on to find out. What is nucleation? Nucleation is simply a phase change in which crystalline formations occur in a liquid.Read more
How to Re-Hydrate Dry Cannabis Flower For Rosin Pressing
Effectively extracting quality rosin from cannabis flowers isn’t possible without the correct moisture content and humidity levels. Flowers grown in an ideal environment from good genetics can’t fully transform into exceptional rosin if they’re too dry during extraction. Excessive dryness in cannabis flowers causes decreased rosin yields, as bone-dry bud reabsorbs much of the rosin as it flows through the rosin bag. This reabsorption rate is significantly lower in flowers that contain the right amount of moisture, giving every extractor good reason to maintain correct moisture in their starting material.Read more
How To Take Notes To Improve Your Rosin Production
The mechanics of pressing rosin are straightforward. With the application of heat and pressure, solventless extractors release the oils contained within cannabis to create a pure and potent form of concentrate known as rosin. Although the overall approach to pressing rosin is simple, many variables exist in the actual process, any of which can have a direct impact on the quantity and quality of your rosin yield. Over time and with experience, extractors gain a better understanding of how to control variables such as time, temperature, and pressure when pressing rosin.Read more
How Much Cannabis Do I Need To Make Bubble Hash
Home Growers with a couple of cannabis plants often ask how much material they need to accumulate for a successful run of hash. It’s common to see people washing a pound or more of cannabis and pulling ounces of hash, but do you really need that much material to make your own bubble hash? What if you only have a small amount of starting material to work with? Preparing all the equipment and going through the labor-intensive process of ice water extraction takes a good amount of time and energy, so most bubble hash extractors won’t wash anything under a quarter pound (4 ounces) per run.Read more