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Like an intricate ice sculpture in the middle of the desert, high-quality hash won’t maintain its essence unless it’s diligently protected from the environment. And far from the desert, haphazard storage in regular room temperature can still be too harsh for hash. To preserve delicate terpenes, luscious texture, and powerhouse potency, lots of care and intention must go into the proper storage of hash and rosin.
The goal of storing hash and rosin is to keep your concentrate as fresh and vibrant for as long as possible. Over time, degradation can’t be stopped, but the idea is to slow it down. Moisture, heat (even comfortable room temperature), oxygen, and light are enemies of hash and rosin preservation. The best storage techniques reduce the damage caused by each of these factors.
Let's look at four guiding principles for correctly storing hash and rosin:
1. Ensure the concentrate is totally dry
This rule mostly applies to loose resin and pressed bubble hash / temple balls: be sure the resin is completely dried before sealing away for storage. Moisture in the hash creates the perfect environment for mold growth. Freeze dryers are ideal for drying loose resin after ice water extraction.
Pro tip: Prevent condensation form along the edges of your glass container by allowing the jar to reach room temperature after removing it from the freezer. Letting the jar's temperature reach the ambient room temperature keeps condensation droplets from collecting on the inside of the jar, and potentially contaminating the hash after you crack open the lid.
2. Store in a cold environment
Cold temperatures slow down the natural degradation that happens in hash and rosin over time. Terpenes are especially volatile and susceptible to warm temperatures.
It's best to store hash and rosin inside the freezer or refrigerator.
3. Minimize exposure to oxygen inside an airtight container
Oxygen speeds up cannabinoid degradation, darkening of color, and terpene loss. Therefore, sealing your solventless concentrates inside an air tight glass container is key. Glass mason jars are standard, but a vacuum-sealed glass jar is even better for longer-term storage.
Also, try not to use massive jars for small amounts of hash or rosin. To avoid excess air inside the container, match the size of the jar with the amount of concentrate you're storing.
4. Keep away from light
Light is the final freshness killer we'll address. While living cannabis plants thrive on high-intensity lights to produce premium resin, light actually degrades resin once it's collected from the plant. If you're storing inside a freezer or refrigerator, then it's going to be dark regardless. But using a dark-colored jar is a nice safeguard that will minimize any light that might reach the hash or rosin inside.
Terp Saver Neoprene Case
The Press Club has just what you need for ideal storage of hash and rosin: The Terp Saver Neoprene Case. This high-quality, durable, convenient piece of gear allows you to hit all the points of proper storage for maximum freshness and preservation.
This case lets you easily carry your jars of hash and rosin from place to place while keeping it cold and out of the light. It's also got convenient elastic straps for your dab tools, plus gel packs to maintain icy temps inside.
Here are a few of the benefits The Press Club's Terp Saver Neoprene Case offers:
Universal Fit For All Jar Sizes - made to fit all jar sizes from 5ml to 1oz baller jars
Includes 2 Premium Gel Ice Packs - developed specifically for preserving terps, one ice pack straps onto the top of the case while the other goes on the bottom creating a ice pack sandwich for your hash or rosin
Two Elastic Straps - the neoprene case top include two multifunctional elastic straps to keep your top ice pack and dab tools secure when you're on the go
Made from Military-Grade Neoprene - 3x thicker than regular neoprene to keep temperatures extra cold for an extended period of time
Long-Term Cold Storage Insulation - our extra thick military-grade neoprene keeps temperatures inside the case cold for 6-8 hours
It's hard to overstate the importance of proper storage for maintaining the quality of high-quality hash and rosin concentrates. The delicate terpenes, texture, and potency of these concentrates will quickly be compromised if not stored correctly. The guiding principles for storage include ensuring the concentrate is completely dry to prevent mold growth, storing it in a cold environment like a freezer or refrigerator to slow down degradation, minimizing exposure to oxygen with airtight containers to prevent cannabinoid degradation, and keeping the concentrates away from light, as light can degrade resin.
The Press Club's Terp Saver Neoprene Case is an ideal storage solution for hash and rosin. This durable and convenient case is designed to fit all jar sizes, includes two premium gel ice packs to preserve terpenes, and features elastic straps for dab tools. The case, made from military-grade neoprene, provides long-term cold storage insulation, keeping temperatures inside the case cold for 6-8 hours. Maximize the freshness and preservation of hash and rosin concentrates with The Press Club's Terp Saver Neoprene Case.
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