Hey what's good... just letting the jars cure, but I wanted to show a very thrifty way to make some pretty clean Rosin without screens. I took a break from Rosin for almost a year, I was dabbing WAY too much, and I like changing up the way I consume Cannabis. Anyway, here is quick way to make some wonderful Squish Oil whether you have plates or your wife's Straightener.
Alright, start out with some good material, these smaller buds are perfect for squishing and have a ton of trichomes on them. I went through my jar and grabbed all the small nugs which was just over 5 grams of material. The strain is OGK from Reserva Privada. The smoke is amazing, the squish is, and so is Dry herb vaping it. No matter the consumption method, it's just tasty AF. This is more on the Earthy side of Kush which I prefer, not that I have anything against the sourness side either. Earthy like pre 98 Bubba, but not as pronounced. Not many will compare to Pre 98 in my experience, and I've had MANY kushes over the years.
Now, for a pre press mold, I use a 7/8 deep socket that has never been used for anything other than Rosin Pucks. You can use just about anything to make a puck, just make sure you can push out the puck once it's smashed in the socket or device you are using. WARNING.... WARNING.... ok you here the Sirens... DO NOT try to squish DRY buds that are too crispy or crunchy, they have to smash up and make NO noise whatsoever. If you can't squish them in the socket and they don't stick together solid and don't try to separate and are crunchy, don't waste your time and roll that weed up or whatever you want to do with it. Nothing worse than trying to squish Too dry of flowers and get very minimal and you will want to CRY about your 5 grams that are not going to give you anything close to a Gram of Oil or better. I've you are sqishing with a straightener, you will want to make 1g pucks or 1.2 at the most. I like 2.5g pucks myself for my 3x5 plates and I can do quite a few if I want, I usually do 2 or 3 pucks at a time. I could easily do 8 pucks at 2g each for BIG amounts, but not something I normally do. These pucks were 2.6 each, just about perfect. Too thick of pucks and it takes longer to get your oil and you will get more oil with the 2nd and 3rd squish. At 2g to 2.5, I can get most of the oil first round, and definitely the second instead of having to squish 3 times for the same turnout. Your socket should look like this.
I used a plastic spoon to smash in the bud for two pucks. I used to use that same dewalt clamp with a straightener many years ago testing out making Rosin. Had a ton of Outdoor material at the time and had a Blast. So you have your two pucks, lets squish them babies. I run my plates under 200F or 90c which is 194F. I do slower gradual presses, I can easily embed the parchment paper squishing too fast or too Soon and it's a PITA to pick up off the Paper.
The Progression of a ROSIN Kiss!
If you have trouble getting the Rosin off of the parchment, get something cold out of your freezer and put it under the Paper. It will come off, if it's reverse, where it's shattering up like Bubble Hash Rosin does, heat up a plate in the microwave, DO NOT try to pick up that rosin in shatter form without Heat, it will get out of control quickly and get everywhere like shattered glass... trust me, patience is KEY . That's my 2 Cents worth Ya'll. Stay UP and Take Care!
Edited by MushLuvR, 01 June 2022 - 07:52 PM.