Willjay wrote: ↑
Mon 6th Jan 2020 07:59 pm
Ghost wrote: ↑
Mon 6th Jan 2020 04:52 pm
AudioKush wrote: ↑
Mon 6th Jan 2020 01:23 pm
Stoked for 420 this year! We will be setting up rosin pressing somewhere. Where, it is too early to tell! But we can assure you it will get squishy!
What Rosin Press will you be using for this? What temps and for how long do you press for? What are the size of the micron bags that you use?
As some one who has been pressing quality hash and flower for over 5 years now I would be interested in seeing this in action, as I have been in coffeeshops when they have been pressing and wasn't really overly impressed with their knowledge or the way the products were packed and pressed and the temps and micron bag size that was used during the process.
Also will you be bringing some quality product to be pressed or using stuff off the menu's at coffeeshops? most of that is not worth pressing anyway!!
What temp, micron filter, and pressure do you use? I’m just a curious person looking for a way to home made concentrate
1st off I would just like to apologize to AudioKush as the way I worded my question came across a bit aggressive and that is not how it was meant, it was just a question on how they press for their Rosin, from someone who is always looking for new techniques and ideas. After all Rosin Pressing is all about experimentation and learning from one another. I would love to have a squish session with you and exchange knowledge on Rosin Techniques over 420.
Hi Willjay, what press are you using? I will give a few tips that I have learnt over the years, some good and some bad
1. The quality of the product to be pressed is Key, I find that fresh bud with a good cure is the best for pressing. (Not dry or old material) for the best product return. Any material can be pressed though.
2. I use a number of temps, depending on what I am pressing, but I like my rosin to have a more badder/budder consistency which is obtained from a Colder press of around 160F - 190F and pressed for anywhere from 1 minute to 5 minutes, depending on strain being pressed. I find this normally gives a smaller return.
3. If you like a more oily / shatter consistency then you should be Hot Pressing between 190F - 220F for anywhere between 30 seconds - 3 minutes, but you can vary the temps and times to suit your own needs. I find these temps to give the best returns on your press and still maintain a reasonable amount of flavour. Between 210F - 220F are good temps, but I also know people that will press up to 250F.
4. I always puck my product even if it is being used with a micron bag, but you don't have to place flower in a micron bag, you can just press this straight into the parchment, but you may get a little bit of contamination like this, but not always. Always use a Micron bag with Kief though.
5. I use a combination of micron bags from 90 Micron up to 115 Micron. The 90u bag gives a great filtration and has the highest quality return on your product. The 115u bag is what I use the most if I am after a better return on my product and to still maintain a reasonable quality and flavour. Buy a quality set of bags, do not over-pack the bags and make sure material is evenly distributed, sometimes I turn the bag inside out, so the seam is on the outside, which also helps with bag blowouts.
Pressure of Press depends on the press you are using, as some people only use a set of hair straighteners, but I find the best returns are from 550 psi up to 1500 psi press's and much more over this is overkill. But I may be wrong on that front.
The Temps and Press Times I have given are all guidelines and you need to experiment with your press and times to see what suits you best and what consistency you like yourself. Rosin Pressing is all about experimenting and sharing your ideas, so if you do have any techniques or idea's I would love to hear them
Hope this helps a little and happy pressing buddy