This is one of the easiest ways to make your own concentrate, and in the convenience of your own home. The following rosin technique is extremely beneficial for those who have trouble accessing concentrates.
What is a concentrate?
This is a heat extraction method that presses out the terpene and cannabinoid-rich resins from the cannabis nugget. According to Leafly,
“Concentrate” is becoming an ambiguous word in the cannabis industry.”
Many people feel that dabbing provides a quicker, stronger high requiring lesser amounts. When you dab, you are heating a highly concentrated form of cannabis and inhaling the vaporized oil which gives you an intense high.
A lot of people have probably never even had the opportunity to dab, but with help from some objects found around your house, you’ll soon be on your way to your own home-made rosin. Follow the instructions from Strain Central, and watch the video below for a more in-depth look on this home-made rosin technique.
What you will need:
- Hair straightener (digital temperate is display preferred, a 1″ plate is good or 2″ plate for bigger nugs )
- Some cannabis
- Parchment paper
- Oven mitt
- Put the straightener on a flat surface, at 200• – 250•
- Wrap a small nugget in the parchment paper
- Put on the oven mitt, and press the nugget in between the straightener plates
- Press firmly until you hear a sizzle or see smoke (approximately 3 seconds)
- Remove the nugget from parchment paper, and you will see the rosin stuck to the paper
- If you are unsatisfied with the concentrate amount you’ve received, you may re-press the nugget 2-3 times
- Take a dabber, and collect the rosin (use the rosin on the dabber to pick up the other as it will stick together)
- You now have your rosin concentrate
If this is your first time using this method, you may not be overly happy with your return. Take into consideration the straighteners temperature and the pressure being applied. It may take you a couple attempts to figure out the best technique that works for you and your specific cannabis in question. But you’ll get better at it over time.
The taste of your rosin may not be the same as what you would be if purchasing it from a marijuana dispensary, but it will certainly work. You will end up with a clear/shiny rosin that may contain some plant material, but this is expected as you are putting a lot of pressure on the nuggets. The leftover nuggets are now decarbonized, and can be used in your edibles.
According to the video below, a 1/2 gram of marijuana will yield 0.15 – 0.2 grams of concentrate. A 0.2 nugget of cannabis will provide you with enough rosin if you’ve never dabbed before.
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