The Ultimate Rosin Pressing Resource

Hash Contaminants & How To Keep Trichomes Clean

Sometimes, contamination in the form of bugs, dust, sand, and even pesticides can get caught in the sieving bags along with the resin. And contamination in the bags can easily lead to contamination in the final product. Therefore, the goal is to minimize all contaminants on the starting material as much as possible before starting the Ice Water Extraction process. While there will always be some level of contamination, even if it’s extremely limited, there are things that hash makers can do to keep trichomes clean during the growth, harvesting, and preparation phases leading up to extraction.
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What is Toll Processing & Split Processing in Solventless & What's Right For Me?

Partnerships and collaborations are powerful in any industry, but they’re especially meaningful in solventless cannabis extraction. A strategic partnership enables cannabis businesses to create unique synergy and deliver more value to the market than either party could offer independently. As collaborators find creative ways to combine their complementary expertise, new opportunities emerge for both businesses.
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What is Korean Natural Farming (KNF) & Why It's Important To Solventless Rosin & Hash

Korean Natural Farming (KNF) is a farming/gardening protocol that was organized and popularized by Master Cho Han Kyu. This production method uses local and onsite fermentations of plants, fruits, and fish, as well as the culturing of microorganisms to regenerate land into a healthy and productive living soil. KNF is a very affordable and regenerative production method that reduces input costs for farms and home gardeners while helping to maximize yield potentials and quality.
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Ultimate Guide To Making Frenchy Cannoli Traditional Temple Balls

Frenchy Cannoli, a legendary figure among hashishins worldwide, emerged as an unparalleled hash maker renowned for his expertise and pioneering techniques. Born in France, he later adopted California as his home, where he devoted his life to mastering the art of hashish production. Frenchy's journey began as an apprentice under traditional Moroccan hashish masters, where he learned the age-old techniques of hand-rolling and sieving to extract the resinous trichomes from cannabis plants.
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Top 5 Key Benefits from Cold Water Recirculation for Ice Water Extraction

Continuous recirculation for ice water extraction refers to the process of continually moving the ice-cold water through the cannabis material while agitating it. Instead of agitating the mixture for a fixed duration and then disposing of the water, continuous recirculation involves maintaining a steady flow of water through the extraction vessel, then through the sieving bags and into a collection vessel, throughout the agitation process.
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Boiling Points of Common Terpenes in Cannabis

Terpenes are a large and diverse class of organic compounds that are naturally produced by various plants, including cannabis, pine trees, citrus fruits, and many others. They are responsible for the distinctive aromas and flavors found in these plants. Terpenes are responsible for that dank, musky, gassy, and fruity funk that screams at us through the cracked lid of a mason jar. They are what we know and love about cannabis, and we can recognize them from a mile away.
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How To Make Hash Wraps

A hash wrap is a thin, flat sheet of hash that resembles a rolling paper. In fact, hash wraps are made to replace traditional rolling papers. Instead of rolling your flower using a hemp or other plant-based fiber, why not use hash instead? Hash wraps will take your joints or cannagars to the next level! Not only are hash wraps fun to make, and also gratifying (if not a bit tricky at first) to roll with, the smoke they deliver puts regular rolling papers to shame.
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How To Make A Bubble Wash Bag Cleaning Station

Bubble wash bags are the main tools hash makers use for sieving cannabis trichomes in bubble hash production. After agitating trichome-rich cannabis material together with ice water, hash makers run the mixture through a series of nylon bubble wash bags, consisting of various sizes of filtering screens. Each bubble wash bag collects a different grade of resin, allowing extractors to separate the best from the rest.
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What is White Labeling In The Cannabis Industry?

As the cannabis industry continues its explosive growth in the US, white labeling is becoming more common in the solventless sector. White labeling means using a third party to manufacture your products, and then rebranding them as your own. Essentially, you take a product that is already developed and produced by another company and sell it under your own brand name, logo, and packaging.
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What is Kryo Kief & Is It A New Solventless Method?

Solventless extraction methods provide hash makers and extractors with natural, unadulterated, and time-tested processes to isolate cannabis trichomes and the therapeutic resin contained within. Unlike other extraction methods that rely on chemicals like butane or CO2, solventless extraction methods like ice water extraction for making hash, or heated pressing plates for making rosin, don’t require any hazardous solvents during production.
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What is Grafting & How To Do It Properly

Grafting is a technique used in plant cultivation to join two plants together so that they grow as one. The upper part of the plant, called the scion, is joined to the root system of the lower plant, called the rootstock. The scion provides the predominant characteristics of the desired crop, while the rootstock provides the root system and support. A common practice in commercial agriculture, grafting is used to produce fruit trees and ornamental plants with desired characteristics. It is also used by home gardeners to produce unique and interesting plants
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What is Piatella and How to Make Piatella

Piatella is making waves in a major way. You’ve seen the pictures, you’ve seen the memes. This is next-level solventless and it’s blowing peoples’ minds, and rightfully so. The potency and flavor of this artfully-crafted solventless cannabis concentrate is truly legendary. So what is Piatella, and where does it come from? In northeastern Spain, the region of Catalonia is known for its lively beach resorts of Costa Brava as well as the Pyrenees Mountains. Cannabis culture has deep roots in the regional capital, Barcelona, where connoisseurs have been producing and consuming hash in high esteem for decades.
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Whipping Rosin: Hand vs Drill Which Is Better?

Whipping rosin is the process of rapidly stirring rosin using quick, circular movements similar to whisking eggs. Whipping can change both the appearance and the consistency of rosin following a cold cure, making it a popular post-production process and the final step before the rosin is ready for consumers. While whipping isn’t necessary to prepare rosin for consumption, it does offer conspicuous benefits. But not without some potential downsides. During the cold curing process, extractors seal freshly-pressed rosin into glass jars at cool temperatures
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Pressing Rosin with Vacuum Bag Tek

Nowhere else in cannabis can you find the rapid pace of innovation that exists in the world of solventless extraction. It’s truly awesome to see so many new techniques, or teks, coming to light, thanks to the dedicated work and experimentation of hash and rosin makers. A great example of this type of innovation is Vacuum Bag Tek. Vacuum Bag Tek is a way to remove air pockets from loose resin that’s packed inside rosin bags prior to pressing.
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Task Specialization vs Cross-training in Your Solventless Lab

From material intake to jarring and packaging, a solventless manufacturing operation has a lot of moving parts. In order to keep these parts working in sync, it is important to be intentional in how you assign tasks and delegate responsibilities. One particular area to consider is striking a healthy balance between task specialization and cross training of employees. Properly utilizing your employees diverse work histories and skill sets is critical to maximizing your success.
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Genotype vs. Phenotype: What’s the Difference & Why It's Important To Solventless

Plant genetics play a significant role in the success or failure of solventless extractions. The genetic makeup of a cannabis plant dictates its uniqueness as a specific cultivar, making some cultivars more desirable for solventless production than others. Genetics determine the quality and quantity of resin that a plant will produce, which are both top considerations for extractors. What Is a Genotype? The cannabis plant genotype refers to the genetic makeup or DNA sequence of an individual cannabis plant.
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Guide to Carb Caps and How To Use Them

Carb caps are round, hollow, often globe-shaped coverings that fit on top of the banger, or bowl, of a dab rig. They take on different shapes but are normally bulbous or somewhat cylindrical with a little hat on top. As their name implies, these accessories cap off the open top of bangers while the user takes dabs. They sit loosely onto the top edge of the bowl so that they’re able to swivel around during use. The design typically includes a small hole or series of holes, which allows the user to control the amount of air that is allowed to flow through the banger.
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What Are Terp Pearls, Terp Pillars, and Hollow Pillars and How To Use Them

Terp pearls are small, often spherical pieces of heat-resistant material that are used in conjunction with a dabbing nail or banger to enhance the dabbing experience. They are commonly made of quartz and come in a variety of sizes and shapes from round, pearl-like orbs to cylindrical pillars and more. But what is the purpose of these little dabbing accessories? When heated along with the concentrate, the terp pearls create dispersion in the banger
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The Relationship Between Plant Genetics & Extraction Methodology

Specific extraction methods are capable of showcasing a cannabis cultivar’s unique qualities to various degrees. Some extraction methodologies can target only specific components of a cultivar’s genetic expression, creating a final product that lacks a holistic representation of the starting material. Other methodologies capture the essence of the particular plant genetics in its entirety, amplifying the traits of the starting material in aggregate rather than selecting specific elements to exhibit.
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How To Use Pressurized Water To Clean Contamination from Bubble Hash

Even the best washes are susceptible to contaminants, tiny pieces of plant material that slip through the wash bags along with resin heads. While hash makers can force this green chlorophyll through most of the sieves with pressurized water, leaving only the trichomes in the bags for collection, this isn’t so easy when it comes down to the 45 and 25 micron bags. Water by itself often won’t push the contaminants through the minuscule pores in these bags.
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Cultivar vs Strain: What’s the Difference & Why It’s Important

“What’s the best strain?” is a common question in the world of cannabis. The term “strain” has long been used to denote a specific variety of cannabis that includes unique traits that set it apart from other varieties. Certain varieties of cannabis produce a lot of resin, others not quite as much. Some varieties grow big, chunky flowers, while others grow more wispy buds. One of the best ways to tell different varieties of cannabis apart is by the way they smell, which is a signal of the specific terpene profile they exhibit.
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