Try the extraction tube method.I'm interested in making shatter, but am not up to speed on what the latest cheap DIY methods are being used and wanted to ask for some leads to research. AFAIK, BHO is the widely accepted method, and there's plenty of info out there (YouTube etc) on how to do it, but maybe DIY extraction tech has advanced in the last 3 years, so I'm hoping to get some leads.
Edit - I'm looking to extract my trim, and maybe some of my bud too, and am looking for the method that will return the most extract, so I think Rosen pressing would probably not be the best for yields.
Mechanically, your idea would work.I was looking at a variety of cvault mechanisms and similar products. Is there no reason I could by a small net (think “tool bag” in a grow tent) and glue or duct tape the net to the lid allowing boveda pack to hang without touching herbs or am I just better off eating the cost of the (seemingly) overpriced canisters?
IMO, the pistils turning amber is just a visual queue of nearing the end of bloom, but is not a harvest marker itself. Also, be mindful that various forms of stress (anything that is not completely ideal) can cause fox tails to grow out, so by the time the original bud structure is nearing the end of maturity, the new growth will be just beginning the process and there is just now way to control how far apart those 2 sides of the spectrum are from one another. So, depending on how much foxtailing I see is what determines how much extra grow time I'll allow for.HI:
I have attached a pic of my first attempt. I have a harvest question. The plant is a WW auto grown in soil in our outside greenhouse. The pics are of the main cola's which I think indicate they are close. Trichomes under my loupe (10X)
appear cloudy and the pistols on the main cola are almost all brown. However the lower popcorn buds the trichomes are still clear and the Pistols are only half (or so) brown. Where do you take your clue to harvest from.