Cannabis concentrate is growing in popularity and so more and more questions are coming up about how to make it. Basically, heat and pressure is used to create a concentrate that is completely free of solvents. Professionals use special Rosin presses for this purpose, but T-shirt printing presses are also used. You may be wondering whether it is possible to produce Rosin at home. We want to give you an answer to this question!
Rosin and its benefits - why the concentrate is becoming more popular
Rosin is the name for highly concentrated resin extracted from CBD flowers. The extraction process completely avoids the use of solvents. The production is done by pressing, focusing on heat and pressure. Compared to numerous other extraction methods, the absence of solvents is of course sensational! There is hardly any cannabis concentrate on the market that is produced accordingly.
Since the solvent-free extraction method is done without the use of butane gas and other dangerous chemicals, the risks for incidents are reduced. With many production methods there is a risk of explosion, with the Rosin extraction method it is eliminated!
Do it yourself - how you can make rosin at home
The cannabis community is crazy about raisin and the simple method of making it. The good news is, you don’t need a raisin press, you can help yourself with simple tools. Here’s a little shopping list if you want to get started making raisin:
- A commercial hair straightener that can get up to 160 ° degrees hot
- Baking paper or parchment paper
- Plant material
- A sharp knife
- Gloves (simple latex gloves are best)
Step by step make raisin:
- In the first step you shred the plant material. You can use the flowers of the plants, but also stems and leaves.
- Next, preheat the hair straightener. The ideal temperature is between 160 and 180 degrees, you should not go above that.
- Now take your baking paper, fold it once in the middle and put the first bud in it. Make sure that the paper completely encloses the bud or flower, otherwise the resin will run out next to it!
- Now unfold the straightener and place the wrapped cannabis on it. And now it’s time to press!
- Make sure that the pressure is even and that you do not press firmly for more than three seconds. Then open the iron again and place the flower in another position.
- Repeat this process until no more resin comes out of the plant parts.
- Scrape your dabs together and store your raisin in a dry and cool place until you are ready to use it.
Tip for real pros: Whether made from hash or leaves, the purity of the rosin is of high importance. The community is warming up to tea filters, which are placed between the baking paper for added protection. Tea filters are heat resistant and thin. If you want to avoid dirt particles in the finished raisin, simply place your plant debris in such a filter and then proceed with the seven steps above.
Tip extension: You want to get it perfect right away? Then buy your tea bags with different sieve densities. If you use hash or pine as your starting material, low-micron filters are a good solution. For plant residues, make sure that the filters have more microns.
The Rosin press for optimum heat and pressure - for whom is it worthwhile?
Not everyone has a Rosin press available for home use. On average, the devices cost up to 500 euros, which is worth it only for regular use. At the same time, the results are quite similar to the hair straightening method. The cannabis plant is pressed and heated to extract valuable cannabinoids. The yield is, of course, much higher, as much more pressure is possible, unlike the straightener method.
Why Rosin? What are the advantages of this technique?
Rosin is a hashish extract made without solvents. This is the biggest difference from BHO, where you always have to deal with solvents. One of the biggest advantages is that you can easily produce rosin yourself. All you need are cannabis flowers, which you use for extraction.
The production of rosin also has the advantage that the end product is pure and of the best quality. With many extracts, the admixture of harmful substances is a problem. However, since more and more people are focusing on purity, more and more emphasis is being placed on high-quality extraction methods for cannabis as well.
Using Rosin Hashish - what is the extract suitable for?
In most cases, the dab method is used for raisin hashish. So-called rigs are used to heat the extract and let it evaporate. An alternative to this is to use it as an additive in other products. To do this, you must first decarboxylate the extract.
To do this, take your extracted raisin hash and put it in a fireproof container. Now preheat your oven to 120 ° C and bake the raisin cannabis for exactly 20 minutes. Now you can store it in an airtight jar and use it to make various treats.
Rosin vs. BHO - what are the differences
If you take a whiff of your finished rosin, the aroma will almost reach your brain. You may know a similar effect from BHO (Butane Hash Oil). The main problem with BHO is that you can’t do without solvents. In addition, you need butane gas for the extraction and that is not so safe. If you do not have the appropriate professional equipment, it is almost predictable that something will go wrong during production.
Rosin is produced with a completely safe technique and is just as suitable for dabs as BHO. A vehement advantage is that you don’t have to wait until your oil is free of streaks. Instead, you can use your raisin immediately after pressing, provided it has already cooled down.
There are already many indications that there will be huge changes in the field of extraction. The reason for this is that Rosin as a product is not only absolutely pure, but also convinces in terms of quality. The cannabinoid content is high and the effect is intense. Theoretically, you can make Rosin from all varieties of cannabis.
Producing raisin - what yield you can expect
Rosin production is, of course, primarily about obtaining as much extract as possible with the technique. The yield depends largely on the starting material used; resinous leaf residues yield less rosin than hash. Here is a small overview for you:
- If you use leaf residues, you can expect a yield between 5 and 10%.
- If you use highly potent kief, you will get between 70 and 90% raisin.
- If you extract your rosin from hash, you can expect a yield of 40 to 80%.
- Classic buds will still give you a yield of 15 to 20% when extracted.
At first glance, it looks as if the production of rosin from plant residues is not worthwhile. This is a mistake! There is hardly any other method with which you can get so much out of your “cuttings”. Rosin is even more potent than self-produced finger hash and is therefore becoming more and more popular.
Conclusion: You can produce rosin yourself with simple tools
Who would have thought? To make raisin, all you have to do is heat up your straightening iron and work with baking paper and plant ingredients. It takes less than an hour to scrape your first raisin off the paper and enjoy it. Only through temperature and pressure you create a product of the highest quality. This way you prevent solvents from getting into your final product in any form.