How To Make THCA Rosin
THCA is the acid form of the THC molecule and has been gaining in popularity as an isolated cannabinoid. Due to its nearly unbeatable purity, it’s useful in calculating precise dosages in the formulation of cannabis edibles and tinctures. THCA can also be used in making diamonds and sauce, the unrivaled form of rosin for many people in terms of potency and flavor. We’ll review that and more in this quick guide on how to make THCA rosin.Read more
Live Rosin vs Live Resin What's the Difference?
Live rosin and live resin, two words that look and sound nearly the same, but represent distinctly contrasting cannabis concentrates. To add to the confusion, the term “resin” by itself has multiple meanings in cannabis. It turns out that there’s more than a subtle difference between these two types of cannabis concentrates. So what’s the difference between live rosin and live resin? Why are they both called “live”, and which one is better?Read more
How to Calculate Platen PSI
It seems intuitive to many beginners in rosin extraction that more pressure produces better results. But we quickly discover that in reality this just isn’t the case. When it comes to pressing rosin, more is not always better. Sometimes less is more. Pressing high grade rosin requires exerting just the right amount of pressure onto cannabis source material. Too much pressure and you risk equipment failure and reduced oil flow efficiency.Read more
How To Double Bag Your Rosin Bags
Rosin bag blowouts are one of the most frustrating and costly occurrences for rosin extractors, so a lot of time and energy goes into preventing these gut-wrenching disappointments at the press. Using high quality rosin bags is a great start to preventing blowouts. Other techniques, such as double bagging, help your rosin bags perform at their highest level while subject to heat and pressure during extraction. So why should you consider double bagging your rosin bags?Read more
Fresh Frozen or Dry Flowers for Bubble Hash?
The end of the flowering cycle is an exciting time in the cannabis garden, especially if you’re planning to make some bubble hash with your bounty. Harvesting cannabis at its peak trichome development and terpene production allows the hash maker to harness the fullest potential of the plant. But there’s a decision to be made after the plants have been harvested. How should I prepare the cannabis for ice water extraction?Read more
Average Rosin Yields from Various Cannabis Material
No matter what cannabis material you’re using to press rosin, the quality of the cannabis you start with determines the quality of rosin you end with. The number one most important ingredient to achieving premium quality rosin with top yields is exceptional source material. Assuming you start with quality cannabis, the variables of time, temperature, and pressure are adjusted to deliver the highest levels of purity, potency and yield. So what rate of returns should you be looking for when pressing rosin? The answer depends on which type of cannabis source material you’re using.Read more
How To Wash Bubble Hash
Properly made full melt bubble hash is the most sought-after starting material that rosin extractors can hope to find. Bubble hash itself is a solventless (chemical-free) extract, composed of isolated trichome heads for a pure and highly concentrated form of cannabis. Remember the golden rule: the quality of your rosin depends primarily on the quality of your starting material. To make the best of the best, you need to start with material that’s above the rest. 6 Star bubble hash is good enough to be dabbed by itself, but using it as source material for rosin takes the experience to the next level.Read more
Can You Really Press Rosin with a Hair Straightener?
One of the greatest perks about our favorite cannabis concentrate is that you can easily create it right from the comfort of your own home. One of the most popular entry points into cannabis extraction is pressing rosin with a basic hair straightener. But can you really press quality rosin with a hair straightener? Pressing rosin is a mechanical process with three main inputs at play: heat, pressure, and time. A hair straighter gives you control over all three of these variables, meaning you can create quality rosin within a modest budget.Read more
Flower Rosin vs Hash Rosin
Hash rosin has been exploding in popularity among cannabis consumers, hobbyist extractors, and commercial rosin brands alike. Most of the rosin currently being sold in cannabis dispensaries is pressed from ice water hash, reflecting consumers’ preference for an ultra-refined product. It seems that solventless extractors have mostly abandoned the idea of pressing rosin from whole cannabis flowers, favoring the purity and potency of hash rosin over the more all-inclusive and motley array of oils in flower rosin. But does flower rosin still have its place in the solventless game?Read more
How To Find the Best Flower for Pressing Rosin
Pressing cannabis flower is the easiest and most straightforward method of solventless extraction. Creating premium rosin requires high quality flower at its source, so knowing how to find the best cannabis flower for pressing rosin is essential. We can think about how to find the best cannabis flower for pressing rosin by considering both the quality and condition of the flower and its source. What should you look for in cannabis flowers to make them worthy of a press, and where will you source them?Read more
How Bubble Hash Is Rated
Bubble hash, or bubble for short, is quickly becoming the most popular starting material for rosin production, and for good reason. Bubble hash is a solventless cannabis extract that contains higher percentages of cannabinoids and terpenes than unprocessed cannabis flowers, translating into a uniquely flavorful, pure, and potent rosin. Because bubble hash contains only trace amounts of unwanted compounds and plant particles, extractors generally achieve higher yields with bubble hash (also known as ice wax and full melt) than with dried and cured cannabis flowers.Read more
Guide To Trichomes and Solventless Extraction
An understanding of trichomes is vital for rosin extractors. Trichomes carry the highest concentration of compounds that extractors target and cannabis connoisseurs seek, namely cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. The abundance and quality of trichomes in cannabis starting material has a direct impact on the quality and yield of the rosin.Read more
How To Build Your Own Rosin Press
You don’t have to be a welder, a mechanic, or even feel comfortable swinging a hammer to build a high-quality in-home solventless extraction system. Pictures of industrial hydraulic shop presses being used to extract rosin might seem a bit daunting but building a homemade rosin press is easier than you might think. Believe it or not, these commercial grade presses are not only economical, but they don’t take up a lot of room at the house or apartment.Read more
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