Author: Michelle Janikian

Heavy Lifters: Does a Bigger Press Make Better Rosin?

What to consider when you’re looking to upgrade your Rosin Tech setup On that long road to solventless mastery, us rosin makers often hit a wall with our existing setup, and we reach a point where upgrading our equipment is necessary in order to continue improving our cannabis concentrates.  At this point it’s customary to look into getting a bigger and stronger press as a way to deliver that improvement. But that begs the question, does upgrading to a larger more powerful press actually make better rosin? Let’s explore press size and power to find out if bigger really...

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Thanks to solventless rosin, do-it-yourself dab making is taking over the concentrate game Nothing quite beats making your own cannabis concentrates at home. Why fork out for expensive off-the-shelf dabs at a dispensary when you can press your own for a fraction of the cost? Best of all, the rosin tech process is so simple that anyone can do it, and no specialist equipment is required. All you need to make solventless rosin is a do-it-yourself attitude. Do-It-Yourself Culture is Cannabis Culture Where would any of us solventless fans be without do-it-yourself culture? After all, rosin tech was literally invented by DIY cannabis enthusiasts. With nothing more than some trusty hair straighteners in hand, a little parchment paper, and some dank bud, rosin tech was born. Of course, technology has evolved enormously since those early days, but stoners making their own dabs remains a central pillar of the rosin game. And at the end of the day, nothing quite compares to freshly squeezed solventless rosin.  Quality Right at Home Who wants to have to go all the way to a dispensary in order to buy dabs? Not many cannabis enthusiasts, if we’re being honest – not when the convenience of pressing dabs on demand in the comfort of your own home exists.  Furthermore, making your own rosin allows you to take control of the entire process. From selecting quality...

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5 Rosin Disasters and How to Save the Day

Pressing solventless rosin may be the simplest way to make cannabis concentrates, but despite its ease, there’s still a whole lot that can go wrong with rosin tech. Now of course, learning from your mistakes in order to avoid making them again is of huge importance on that long road to rosin mastery, but what about the mess you just made?  Well, no matter how bad it may look, don’t throw away your rosin mistakes, because there’s almost certainly something you can do about it. Here’s 5 rosin disasters, and how to save the day.  #1 Blowouts Where better...

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What is “Taffy Tech” Rosin?

If you needed any further proof that the inventiveness of rosin makers knows no bounds, then take a look at taffy tech, a fun new rosin refinement technique that heats, stretches and pulls rosin into a glistening candy-like consistency. It is in fact, the exact same method used to create saltwater taffy, and some bright sparks have started using it on solventless rosin. Stretching Rosin Like Taffy With taffy tech, solventless rosin is warmed up and then repeatedly stretched, squashed, pulled, and twisted until it begins to homogenize and trap air within itself. After being worked for an extended...

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Storing Rosin: Glass vs Plastic Containers

If you purchase solventless rosin from a dispensary, then you’re almost certainly going to receive it in a plastic container. They’ve become the standard offering for dispensary rosin because plastic containers are far more cost effective than their glass counterparts. However, as you will discover, plastic is not the most suitable material to be storing your prized dabs in. So, if you’re relying on plastic containers to hold your rosin safe and snug, then here’s why you should be using glass instead. What’s Wrong with Plastic Containers? Obviously from a commercial standpoint, choosing plastic containers to package concentrates makes...

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