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Rosin Tech Single Ram Pneumatic Rosin Tech Heat Press (test in progress!)

Discussion in 'Rosin Tech' started by Son of Hobbes, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. Son of Hobbes

    Son of Hobbes High of the Tiger Staff Member Site Administrator

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    Last night I weighed out about 22 grams of bud that's probably 3 days dry from being cut from the plant (my neighbor has been throwing stuff at me since he found out I have this lol,) and I formed two pucks out of them. I actually have pictures of them, I have an update/upload going already for a different set of pics but I'll get to them soon to show you what they look like. With each puck roughly 11 grams, they squish pretty flat (you'll see in the pics.) I'm not pre-pressing my flower which I do think is effecting some of the return, but we've found too that we can fold the pressed pucks over on each other a few times and get several more presses worth out of it. It gets darker (the rosin) every time though so at least on our end here we're going to start separating the 1st, 2nd, 3rd press as a way to "grade" the returns.

    Everyone and their brother has told me the best returns are using dry sift in a filter bag and pressing that instead. It's got two massive plates, 4" by 8", but it does seem like the center of the plates gets the most amount of the pressure from the arm. Now to be fair though, we haven't made a perfect 4 x 8 rectangle of pre-pressed flower to see if that indeed works out. As harvest nears here, we'll try more experiments with weighed amounts. A friend of mine is supposed to be getting a drum tumbler for dry sift soon (like quarter pound runs at a time,) so if that happens we'll be do more dry sift experiments too. He wants to press a pretty large amount as well, so if I help facilitate that definitely watch along and we'll let you know how much a pain in the ass it is pressing larger sums.

    I spoke with another extract company owner recently and he was telling me (in his opinion of course,) that rosin is tough to bring to a commercial scale because BHO and closed loop ethanol simply provide more return for the investment/time put in. Whether that's true or not I guess I don't know, but man. Solventless. No solvents. It's so clean. If you take fresh buds and clip them for a quick dry and you can press them in 2-3 days for a pure, fresh terpy treat. And the returns have been great man, honestly for what we've put into it I've been very happy with the outcome so far. Bad ass machine too. Super solid. I need to keep it cleaner and almost want to build a damn cabinet for it it's so pretty lol. Going to buy a replica of that fortune teller machine from the movie Big, tear out the fortune teller, and put the rosin press in it's place!

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    Son of Hobbes High of the Tiger Staff Member Site Administrator

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    This is from a few nights ago, some White Widow x Vanilla Sky photo (courtesy friendly Colorado residents.) Lower branches that he was taking out just to take out, decided to dry and press them.

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    Son of Hobbes High of the Tiger Staff Member Site Administrator

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    And that result scooped up and whipped a bit!

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    I believe it. I've seen commercial grade equipment around the web for doing extraction that can do like a pound of plant material into concentrate in an hour or two (search the web for "mr extractor" for one example). Hard to imagine a pressing process that could compete. Maybe some giant, steam roller size roller press just being fed bales of weed at a time or something. *shrugg*

    I need to play with some lower temps on mine. The consistency you speak of at the higher temp might be similar to the goopy, very VERY sticky results I've had the last couple of presses. Dabs great, but so sticky it's a royal pain in the tuckus to get it collected off the parchment.
     
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    There definately is a market for organic methods. I buy Rosin in the dispensary in CA all the time. It is one of the few methods that don't make me cough or rasp my throat.

    Now if profit is your only end, then probably not as much yield as you all said before.
     
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    I know a guy who had an explosion and caught a 2 family house on fire here making bho. His Apartments back yard isn't the best place to make an illegal extract and he quickly found out the kitchen wasn't either. Pressing garbage and getting a 50$ per gram return isn't a bad deal. Bho is definitely more profitable if you can keep the fire to a minimum.
     
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    Yeah fire has always been the thing keeping me from making extracts. Pressing with a little heat I can handle.
     
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    We're going to expand our extraction information to be an actual section now on the site. We're going keep the BHO forum (but still private with a request thread for access,) but we'll have another forum specifically for Ethanol extracting and Rosin Pressing (respectively.) I've been chatting with an extraction company that makes equipment for home growers to extract using any of these three methods and we're trying to come up with a way to do video tutorials and potentially even LIVE STREAMS of the extraction process happening, with guided tutorial and instruction directly from the guys making the professional grade equipment! With a major emphasis on respect for the science and safety that goes into these things. I'm super excited for it, I think it's going to bring some new light to the extraction scene and having an industry pro show us how to do it? Hell yeah!

    I reached out to Rosin Tech yesterday and I'm going to chat with their team on helping to fine tune the machine here and getting the better press. Working on lining up a nice little pre-press as well!
     
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    We'll also be putting up some videos for the rosin press here soon, need to do a little editing.
     
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    A press from last week:

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