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1. GETTING STARTED WITH ROSIN PRESSING - PREP WORK

To make rosin, you can use dry flowers/trim, dry sift/kief, or bubble hash. Regardless of your starting material, the process is the same - apply pressure and heat to create an organic, solvent free oil.

In addition to your plant material, you’ll need:

  • parchment paper
  • micron filter bags
  • a collection tool
  • a rosin press

Rosin Filter Bags

When pressing whole flowers, filter bags are optional, but for any other material you need to use a micron filter bag. The smaller the micron rating number, the tighter the filter and the higher quality oil you'll end up with. The larger micron rating numbers have wider holes, which means less filtering and a higher yield. Fill your bag, but don’t over stuff it. It’s important to leave some room to prevent blowing out your bag during the press.

Filter size is a personal preference, but here are the recommend micron ratings:

  • Hash/Bubble Hash: 25-45 Micron
  • Dry Sift/Kief: 45-90 Micron
  • Flower/Shake: 120-220 Micron

**Trim/Sugar Leaf need to be processed through a Pollen Master to achieve the maximum yield and quality when pressed into Rosin.

 

Parchment Paper

Once you have your material in your bags, you’ll put it between parchment paper before pressing. Black Label paper is recommended, which is milled in the US, is FDA approved and Kosher compliant. It works great, does not tear easily, and can withstand the high levels of heat used in the process. 

You may also use regular parchment paper that you find at the grocery store.

 

2. SETTING TIME AND TEMPERATURE ON YOUR PRESS

Every strain is different and will react different to temperature and length of press. It is recommend that you start with a small sample first. Test your material within 170-230F for 15-60 seconds until you lock in the optimal settings for your material.

Each strain will react differently. Test at these temperatures depending on your starting material:

  • Bubble Hash: 175F
  • Flower: 210F
  • Dry Sift/Kief: 190F
  • Trim/Leaves/Shake: 220F

 

3. PRESSING PLANT MATERIAL

Place your material in between the parchment paper and engage the press. Once completed, remove the filter bag or flower from the parchment paper, and your rosin will be yielded onto your parchment paper.

If you want, you can press a second or third time and keep your presses separate as the quality will go down on follow up presses.

 

4. ROSIN COLLECTION

The easiest way to collect the Rosin from the paper is to cool it down either by putting the whole paper into a fridge or holding an ice pack under it. Then, using a titanium dabber tool, collect the Rosin from the paper. Once you have Rosin on the dabber it will collect and comes off together in a snowball-like effect.

 

 

5. FINISHED PRODUCT

The left over material can either be infused into butter or oil for cooking or topicals, used to make tea or thrown away, as much of the beneficial cannabinoids have been extracted.

Below is a chart of expected range of yield per starting material, along with our recommended filter bag, temperature and length of press:

 

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*article borrowed from Rosin Tech

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