6 Ton DIY Rosin Press

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Ok so it is later than tomorrow. I forgot to come back here:shrug:.

This works so sweet. I did a 2 hour pressing session on some old bud I wanted to get rid of and got 4.5g of beautiful rosin. No pumping and no back strain. I found a Pascal formula for calculating the pressure exerted by the hydraulic ram based on the air pressure used. 30psi ~ 5.1 tons, 35psi ~ 6 tons and 40psi ~ 6.8 ton. I am using it at 30psi and can hold the air on until the ram stops moving and seems to be a little less squeeze than when I hand pumped the 6 ton jack as hard as I could. I may bump it up to 35psi but I hate the idea of blowing up the frame. 30psi worked just fine. You know how us pressers are though - more pressure, more pressure, more pressure.
 

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Ok so it is later than tomorrow. I forgot to come back here:shrug:.

This works so sweet. I did a 2 hour pressing session on some old bud I wanted to get rid of and got 4.5g of beautiful rosin. No pumping and no back strain. I found a Pascal formula for calculating the pressure exerted by the hydraulic ram based on the air pressure used. 30psi ~ 5.1 tons, 35psi ~ 6 tons and 40psi ~ 6.8 ton. I am using it at 30psi and can hold the air on until the ram stops moving and seems to be a little less squeeze than when I hand pumped the 6 ton jack as hard as I could. I may bump it up to 35psi but I hate the idea of blowing up the frame. 30psi worked just fine. You know how us pressers are though - more pressure, more pressure, more pressure.
You are so handy. I mean that in the most flattering way. Thanks for this.
 

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I am going to press my new strains tomorrow FB Green Crack, Zambeza Blueberry and New420Guy Chem's Sister. This is the first crop using GreenLeaf nutrients and the AgroMax 10,000K plus UVA t5 48" bulbs. I gotta say the aroma strength is the best I have raise so far. Open a jar and the room is filled with aroma. I will let you know how that goes.
 
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I pressed an ounce of Green Crack and an ounce of Blueberry. The blueberry is the top yielder at 4.2 grams the GC was 3.9 grams. The blueberry is the blondest I have pressed but it needed to be worked on the frozen pans as it was too sticky otherwise. The GC worked at room temperature.

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I pressed an ounce of the Chem's Sister and got 1.1g of rosin - very disappointing. No more pressing for it. I will probably give the rest away to some light weight friends of mine. It cannot be very strong!
 
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