Category: Pressing

Choosing the Best Strains to Process for Solventless Extraction

When it comes to choosing the best strains to process for solventless extraction, there’s a lot to consider. Both the strain and the outright quality of your bud will greatly impact your end results, so knowing the key indicators of cannabis quality and which strains work best will pay dividends down the line. In this guide we’ll show you what to look for when selecting the best cannabis for rosin pressing. Trichomes Solventless extraction is all about separating trichomes from the plant materials. That makes it important to select strains with the highest trichome count possible as the more...

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The Best Rosin Heat Plates

Rosin heat plates are easily the most important part of your rosin press. They handle all the heat and pressure of solventless rosin making, so it’s critical to be using the highest quality plates available, like our industry leading RTP press plates. Heat Plates For Rosin Press: Durability Your heat plates take the brunt of the punishment when it comes to pressing solventless rosin, and a key consideration with quality heat plates is long term durability. Countless applications of intense pressure and heat takes its toll, so investing in some heavy duty aluminum plates with real build quality is...

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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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