Category: How-To

The Ice-O-Lator Hash Explainer

Iceolator is the original bubble hash production method from Amsterdam’s Pollinator Company Ice-o-lator hash, bubble hash, ice water hash, it’s the hashish of many names. Invented by Amsterdam’s Pollinator Company in the late 1990s, ice water extraction has become the pinnacle of hash making, and is now used all over the world to create the best hashish in existence. Ice-O-lator is, in fact, the brand name of Pollinator’s pioneering filter bag system that made bubble hash a reality, and in cannabis circles, the term has become so synonymous with ice water extraction that many now use it in everyday...

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The Importance of Keeping Your Lab Cool

Terpene awareness has been growing in the solventless rosin community, and this has precipitated a shift away from both high temperature pressing and dabbing, all in the name of terpene preservation. However, heat plays a much bigger role in concentrate making than just pressing and dabbing temperatures. From cultivation and harvesting, all the way through to extraction, pressing, and storage, heat can seriously deteriorate your rosin’s terpene profile. That’s why keeping your entire extraction facility cool is of the utmost importance to rosin makers. Everything Causes Terpene Loss Terpenes are incredibly volatile and delicate substances that deteriorate rapidly. Contact...

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Rosin Pressing: Key Temperatures Guide

Why is it so important?  When it comes to extracting premium rosin, the phrase “quality in, quality out” is heavily tossed around, and for good reason. With that said, the quality of your starting material is not the sole dictator of your end product. Temperature also plays a pivotal role in solventless concentrates both in the overall quality as well as taste. But with so many types of starting material to choose from, and often inconsistent test results for said material, developing a methodical and consistent approach to pressing rosin can remain difficult, especially when it comes to selecting...

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Benefits of Pre-Pressing Your Material

Often overlooked by many, pre-pressing is an essential part of rosin making that helps users go a long way to ensure their solventless extracts are squished with the utmost quality. So let’s take a look at some of the benefits.  Eliminate Bag Blowouts When it comes to pressing rosin, nothing is more frustrating than when you blow out a bag that’s packed with high quality material. This allows your extract to become compromised and have plenty of plant lipids inside, affecting the overall taste when it comes time to dab your concentrate later on. But by using one of...

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Alternative Uses for Your Rosin Press

Did you know there’s more you can do with a rosin press than just pressing solventless rosin? A Rosin Tech press is the backbone of any solventless rosin setup, and while you may think it’s only useful for heating and squeezing out gooey concentrate, your press actually has a few more tricks up its sleeve. From simple rosin life hacks to performing processes normally reserved for specialist equipment, there’s a lot more you can do with a rosin press than just make rosin. Here’s a few examples of some alternative uses for your rosin press. Decarbing Rosin Decarbing rosin...

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