How To Make Rosin At Home
If you are anything like me then you will have been marvelling at the progression of available cannabis products in states where cannabis has either been legalized recreationally or medically. These new products range from various sprays, to edibles and dabs which will blow your head off without you having to inhale copious smoke. Sadly for me and my other British stoners we do not have anything that comes close to these products, the best we can get is just basic weed and maybe a few edibles if you know a pothead with a passion for baking. Don’t get me wrong it is possible to get high quality wax and other US produced cannabis products however they are incredibly expensive as they have to be effectively smuggled in which exponentially increases the price making it unobtainable to anyone who isn’t rich.
What You Need To Produce Rosin
Don’t worry though, a savvy stoner located somewhere on this planet has discovered a way to make dabs at home with little to no specialist equipment. Big shoutout to this guy as he has effectively opened up the world of dabbing to anyone with a decent pair of hair straighteners. The best thing is that you won’t even have to worry about setting your house on fire or scaring your whole body for life, this method is foolproof (some might say stonerproof). The normal process involves using a cheap solvent (usually butane) to preform the extraction on the actual plant material, these cheap solvents can be dangerous though and unless you are a professional with the correct equipment then I would strongly advise you do not try and replicate this method. at home.
However anyone without the correct training and equipment should opt for a solventless extraction process which will be a lot easier, cheaper and safer for everyone involved. Don’t expect to get the same yields or quality as professional extractors but this is to be expected. All you will need is parchment paper, hair straighteners and your strain of choice. You will want to take a medium to small sized bud and place it on the parchment paper, fold the parchment paper over the bud to give full coverage so the bud will not be directly exposed to the hot plate of the hair straightener.
The Rosin Extraction Method Explained
Once you have placed the bud in the parchment paper you will want to set your hair straighteners to a medium-low heat. When the hair straighteners reach your desired temperature take the parchment paper with the bud inside and place it between the two hot plates. You will want to press down for around about 5 seconds, once you have done this you will notice a small amount of solventless oil on the inside of the parchment paper, repeat this process with each nug 2-3 times to ensure you are getting your maximum potential yield.
This solventless extraction method is commonly referred to as Rosin Tech. After the extraction you will be left with the ‘Rosin’ which is a pure concentrate of the given strains medicinal benefits, it also enhances the flavour and gives the taste a slightly sweeter note. This method can also be used to turn kief into oil and to make some hashs a lot easier to dab. You can expect a yield of anywhere between 7-10% so if you press out 2g of cannabis you should get about 0.15g – 0.2g of dabable material. Don’t let this deter you as the potency of this ‘Rosin’ is incredibly high and will give you the same, if not better, high as smoking the original buds would. It also has many health benefits which come about via the reduction of how much smoke you are inhaling on a daily basis.
If anyone wants to produce a lot of ‘Rosin’ then you would need a larger form of the hair straighteners, an industrial iron or a large t-shirt press. If you have access to any of this equipment then you could easily press out 1oz of cannabis in one press which would yield about 3g of smokeable dabs.
Inexperienced smokers should be wary of dabs though as the high is a lot more intense when compared to just smoking the same amount of weed, the dabs also give you the ability to consume up to 5g of cannabis in one dab easily, so don’t go too crazy or you could be forever couch locked.
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