What is rosin?
Rosin is the name collectively given to solventless cannabis extracts produced using heat and pressure. Plant material or kief is pressed between heated plates for a designated period of time. The oil containing cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids are then mechanically separated from the plant material and collected from parchment paper. Many different end consistencies can be achieved through the manipulation of heat, time and pressure.
Why choose solventless extraction?
Solventless techniques provide a clean and safe cannabis extract, free of residual solvents or oils. Manufacturing rosin at home or commercially is safe and no hazardous solvents are involved. The process is clean and produces very little waste.
Steps to produce Rosin:
- Break down plant material into small chunks and remove stalks.
- Use a pre-press mould to form a suitable size puck and place into a filter bag, or fill the bag by hand ensuring even packing
- Turn on the press and set to the desired temperature.
- Place filter bag between two pieces of parchment paper, which is then positioned between the heated plates.
- Engage pump and press material for between 30-120 seconds.
- Release pump and remove parchment paper and puck from heat plates.
- Your rosin is now ready to be collected and stored.