Author: Michelle Janikian

What’s the Deal with Rosin Lipids? Fats, Waxes, and Rosin

Plant materials finding their way into your rosin can have a huge impact on the quality, flavor, and aroma of your concentrate. Because of this, rosin makers go out of their way to ensure they don’t end up in the final product.  40g of Rosin Jam (TheArcheType) Chief among these unwanted plant materials are fats and waxes, commonly referred to as lipids. But the term lipids gets thrown around a lot in rosin circles, so what are they exactly? And why are lipids so undesirable in rosin? Let’s take a closer look at lipids: fats, waxes, and rosin. What...

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What is Whipped Buddha Rosin?

In its short life, rosin tech has evolved tremendously. From the old days of hair straighteners to today’s super advanced presses, rosin just keeps getting better. And it’s not just the tech that continues to improve and introduce new ideas, solventless rosin itself has evolved alongside.  One of the newer types of rosin to appear is whipped buddha, a pale, butter like rosin that has become a stalwart of cannabis dispensaries. But what’s the deal with this type of concentrate? Does it have advantages, and is it ultimately worth the extra effort? Let’s explore whipped buddha rosin.  What is...

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How to Decarboxylate Rosin for Making Edibles

Decarboxylation has become all the rage in the cannabis gastronomy field. But for good reason, it amplifies the potency of cannabis enormously when infused into edibles. Decarboxylation or “decarbing” is a process that converts the naturally occurring acid form of THC, into its high giving cousin Delta 9 THC. It’s the same thing that happens instantly when you vape or burn cannabis, and without this process weed doesn’t really get you high.   The Importance of Decarbing Rosin If you’re going to use any form of cannabis in edibles, then you’re going to need to decarb it, solventless rosin included....

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Dry Sift vs Bubble Hash

When it comes to making hash, two techniques have become the standard: Dry sift and bubble hash. Both are methods for separating trichomes from plant material to make concentrated cannabis products, but is one better than another? Dry sifting is the traditional method for making hash. Long used in places like Morocco, Lebanon, and Afghanistan, this simple process has stood the test of time. Using a fine screen to separate out the kief from the flower, it’s a super practical method. Bubble hash, on the other hand, utilizes Ice Water Extraction to perform the same task. A fairly recent...

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The Best Uses for Leftover Rosin Chips

Four Unique Ways To Use Leftover Rosin Chips If you’re pressing rosin from flower, then you’re likely producing plenty of leftover rosin chips. These remnants of the rosin process may seem useless at first, after all, you’ve already sucked the best part out, right? Well that may be true, but don’t let these little guys fool you because they still have a lot left to offer. After pressing, rosin chips still contain a small amount of oil, and there’s some great ways to recycle them instead of throwing them away. On that note, here’s the best uses for leftover...

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