The Ultimate Rosin Pressing Resource

What Is Dry Sift?

✅ Updated 9/21/21 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. By itself, the highest quality dry sift hash is able to melt or vaporize completely, which is an indication of it’s purity and potency. The name reflects the specific action required to produce this type of hash, which is essentially sifting, or passing dry cannabis material over a fine screen, in order to separate the trichome heads from the rest of the material.
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The Directional Flow Method Tutorial

The Directional Flow Method is a way of folding parchment paper used during pressing in such a way to guide flowing rosin away from the heated plates and onto a cooler surface (the outer edges of the parchment). The more quickly you move rosin away from the heat source, the more you’ll optimize terpene and cannabinoid preservation. Another benefit of the Directional Flow Method is that it allows you to watch the flow during a press. You can see when the flow starts and when it stops, which lets you really dial in the variables specific to your starting material.
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Top 3 Common Rosin Pressing Mistakes To Avoid

✅ Updated 9/21/21 Pressing rosin is still a relatively new art, although there are many great resources on the internet to teach you how to make pure, potent, and artisanal cannabis concentrate at home. But how about some pitfalls to avoid? We’ve broken down some common rosin pressing mistakes into 3 main categories: Low Quality - Using material with low trichome production won’t yield much rosin. If the buds don’t smell like a bouquet when you break one open, your rosin won’t express an impressive terpene profile.
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How To Make Solventless CBD Rosin

Pressing cannabis flower that contains high levels of CBD follows the same basic principles as pressing flowers high in THC. Obtain flower that’s been specifically bred to produce high levels of CBD, rather than industrial hemp flowers that aren’t optimized for cannabinoid production. While industrial hemp strains produce flowers, most hemp strains have traditionally been developed for food and fiber output, growing plants with long, strong stalks or robust seed output.
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What Are Rosin Chips & What Can You Do With Them?

✅ Updated 1/13/21 Rosin chips are the flattened pancakes of cannabis flowers that remain after being squished at the press. Those flat pucks of squished buds still contain cannabinoids and terpenes, and although there’s less to extract than the first time around, there are at least 2 effective ways to extract them. Re-pressing Pucks for More Rosin Although the initial press yields the highest quality rosin, there is still some worthwhile extract to be obtained the second time around.
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Rosin Bag or No Rosin Bag?

✅ Updated 1/13/21 While bags aren’t absolutely necessary to press rosin, there are several reasons why rosin bags will bolster your success. Packing your source material into rosin bags before it goes onto the press makes it easier to handle the material and control its placement between the plates, enhances the purity of your final product, and can even increase your yields. Workability and Control Packing source material into rosin bags allows you to easily move the material from your tabletop onto the plates
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What Are Rosin Bags & How Do You Use Them?

Whether you’re new to pressing or looking to improve your current levels of quality and yield, this short guide will help you understand the importance of using bags when pressing rosin and how to determine the right bag for your setup. A rosin bag is used to hold cannabis flowers, kief, or bubble hash while being pressed between heated plates. Rosin bags provide a barrier through which rosin separates from the source material, which leaves a final product that’s free from impurities.
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How To Improve Rosin Clarity

✅ Updated 1/7/21 What do you look for when selecting top-shelf rosin? Most rosin connoisseurs will seek out rosin that’s light in color and high in clarity. The perception is that lighter rosin represents a fresher, purer product than darker rosin, which can result from pressing with material that’s past its prime. Additionally, most consumers are willing to pay a premium for rosin that rates highly in clarity and seems to exude a magical golden glow.
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Do I Need to Grow My Own Cannabis to Press Rosin?

✅ Updated 12/31/20 On the journey to creating ever-better rosin, improving your knowledge and perfecting your skills is vital. As with any other technique or art, frequent practice, experimentation, and constant innovation will make you better (and lead to a better product). One of the best ways to supply yourself with enough material, while at the same time controlling the maximum amount of variables, is to grow your own cannabis.
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