Introduced in 2015, rosin has made a big splash in the cannabis concentrates market with its solvent-free production method, becoming comparable to the likes of distillate and edibles. Since then, countless cannabis companies and cultivators have been acting to ramp up production to meet the high demand for this tasty and healthy concentrate. Many of these cultivators utilize the effects of a rosin press, an industrial machine designed specifically to wring out every ounce of goodness from the cannabis buds before they’re discarded.
If you’re looking for rosin, then you really only have 1 of 2 choices – purchase it from a Canada Online Dispensary or mooch some off of your friends.
What if we told you that there was a way to make rosin at home with a DIY rosin press? What if we also told you that the only things, you’ll need are is a hair iron, some waxed parchment paper and some weed? We’re not pulling your chain; it really is that easy to make rosin at home. But before we get into the details, let’s dive into a short primer on what rosin actually is for those of us who don’t know.
Squish is the nickname for rosin, a solvent-free cannabis concentrate that’s made using only heat and pressure. It’s nicknamed “squish” because of the way rosin presses squish the goodies out of the cannabis bus.
Compared to more traditional cannabis concentrates, rosin stands apart for its distinct non-use of solvents. Shatter, waxes and budder are all popular cannabis concentrates that any experienced user will be familiar with, but they also employ the use of solvents such as ethyl, butane and carbon dioxide.
These harmful solvents are, of course, removed before they’re processed into the final product. However, low-quality shatter can and will run the risk of containing harmful solvents which can cause long-term damage to your lungs and overall health.
This is perhaps one of the main reasons why rosin is gaining so much traction amongst cannabis users today. Since there are no solvents used in the production process, rosin stands as one of the healthiest cannabis concentrates to date. Its solvent-free process also provides a unique, almost “fresh” taste that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to get from other concentrates.
Within the world of rosin, there exists 2 possible types of industrial rosin presses – pneumatic and hydraulic. Pneumatic presses apply compressed air to create pressure and make for a consistently high quality, high yield product that can be easily collected.
Hydraulic presses operate using compressed water, which allows for slightly more pressure but also runs the risk of creating a low-quality, less-consistent yield due to possible leakages and faulty seals.
What makes rosin solvent-free is its extraction process, which applies exclusively heat and pressure in the form of a ‘rosin press’ to separate cannabinoids and terpenes from flowers.
There is a 3rd type of rosin press, and that’s the one you can make at home!
You can make your own squish extractor at home with just a few household items! Here’s what you’ll need
Squish, like any other cannabis concentrate, doesn’t come cheap. If you’re not already looking to buy weed online, why waste your hard earned money and time going to a dispensary when you can just learn to make it at home yourself?
Even if you’re not accustomed to dabbing or concentrates like shatter, you might find yourself enjoying rosin. Its taste comes very close to that fresh, cannabis taste you might expect out of a jar of fresh bud. The solvent free benefit is just icing on top of the rosin cake.
So, if you’re feeling ambitious and you have some extra time on your hands, take a shot at making some squish at home! It may just end up being a weekly ritual!
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Article authored and distributed by HerbApproach.com on April 22, 2020