Category: Pressing

Say Goodbye to Sticky Messes With a Silicone Dab Mat

Dabbing concentrates can be a messy affair. Hot spluttering dabs can leave sticky rosin caked on your dabbing surfaces that can be a real pain to clean. That’s why experienced dabbers make use of silicone dab mats to catch any wayward concentrates and keep their dabbing spaces in top condition ready for the next session.  What Is a Silicone Dab Mat? A silicone dab mat, also known as a silicone sheet, is simply a mat that sits under your dab rig and protects your desk and table surfaces from becoming gunked up with spillages as you dab. Silicone is...

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Rosin Making Essentials: How to Use a Pre-Press Mold

While pressing flower is the easiest way to make solventless rosin, there are a number of subtleties to the process that can really improve your press. An often overlooked step involves pre-pressing your cannabis flower, but what is pre-pressing? And how do you do it? Let’s take a look at how to use a pre-press mold. What Is Pre-Pressing? Pre-pressing is a technique that helps to prepare your cannabis flower for pressing into rosin. It involves lightly squashing buds into an even shaped block which helps to improve your rosin output. Consistently distributing flower in this way allows heat...

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How to Maximize Yields of Flower Rosin

Pressing from flower is one of the simplest ways to make rosin, but despite that simplicity it can still be tricky to get a good yield out of your presses. In fact, one of the most frequently asked questions surrounding flower rosin is, “How can I improve my yield?” Novice rosin makers can usually produce a solventless concentrate that is 10 to 15 percent of the weight of their starting material easily, but improving beyond that requires some extra effort and knowledge. The purpose of this article is to explore each of the factors that can negatively affect your...

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How To Make Rosin

1. Getting Started – 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 cannabis oil. In addition to your plant material, you’ll need parchment paper, micron filter bags, a collection tool, and your rosin press. Rosin Tech 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...

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