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Grandpa Likes To Squeeze Stuff - Solventless Extracts - Rosin - Pressed Here!

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Rich Farmer

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This one is a two plate setup. If you have two people you can squish at the same time.
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Pop one on a 12-20 ton H frame press you'll be in dab heaven

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Most use a filter bag to keep the rosin free of debris. Biggest I've seen is 7gram capacity, not sure if pressing a pound plus at a time is doable.
 
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I'm in the process of deciding which plates / jack I want to purchase (I'm so excited!). I have some flower that I'd like to process before it degrades. Is pressing into rosin a good way to keep it long-term (a year or two)? I rarely smoke flower, mainly using what I grow for edibles. Rosin seems like a way to reduce the footprint and smell of flower. Does it keep well and is it easy to "cook" with? Thanks in advance!
 
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Grandpa Tokin

Member of the Month: Apr 2018
I'm in the process of deciding which plates / jack I want to purchase (I'm so excited!). I have some flower that I'd like to process before it degrades. Is pressing into rosin a good way to keep it long-term (a year or two)? I rarely smoke flower, mainly using what I grow for edibles. Rosin seems like a way to reduce the footprint and smell of flower. Does it keep well and is it easy to "cook" with? Thanks in advance!
This stuff will keep in a freezer for quite a long time. I don’t know exactly because I keep dabbing it...:19: seriously, the smell is reduced considerably in the freezer too. I decarb this rosin and make olive oil caps all the time. You’ll love it. I use 95% of my bud for pressing rosin and do alcohol extraction for my trim. To decarb I put it in a silicone container in a toaster oven at 250F/121C. When it stops bubbling (about 10-15 minutes) it’s done. Then just mix that with whatever you want.

Is this pretty much the same thing as alcohol extraction, i.e. gives the same oil out, just without use of alcohol ( the high proof of which is hard to get here) ?
Correct. Very similar without any alcohol: Solventless extraction.

Sorry for not keeping up in here @Flower Mama & @nira I’ve been a busy old dude. I Had a heart attack and quadruple bypass surgery a few months ago too. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it. :slide:

This is what I managed to squeeze this afternoon in about an hour (including letting the plates get up to temps. I used 8 grams of my Gorilla Glue. Enjoy!









 
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Grandpa Tokin

Member of the Month: Apr 2018
8grams! Whew nice return. Showoff! Haha
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I think I’m getting pretty good at this. It’s been an experiment and steep learning curve, but I’m getting it. I’m positive a better press (more evenly heating the blocks) would be beneficial. Although, my DIY blocks are doing okay. I’m quite content...
 

TurboBucket

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If it ain't broke don't fix it and it looks like it works from here. I'm hoping to have one for next harvest I have a small sea of green that would be nice press fodder.
 
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Grandpa Tokin

Member of the Month: Apr 2018
Here’s a few pictures to show the difference between my Rosin pressing and the Everclear extractions.

On the Left is the alcohol extract (extracted about 2-3 weeks ago) and on the right is the Rosin I pressed yesterday:


The Everclear extract is stable and will be used to make olive oil capsules in a few days:



The Rosin is goo, but tastes pretty good to me:


Both of these extracts are very potent and taste pretty good if dabbed. I prefer dabbing the Rosin and using the EC extract for caps or edibles.

PEACE!
 
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Grandpa Tokin

Member of the Month: Apr 2018
If i wanted a commercial press or something that could press maybe 50grams at a time, where would i start? I would need it shipped to a UK address so that matters also.

Good stuff....
That would be killer! I made my press and blocks so I don’t know much about commercial presses. 50 grams at a time would be very cool to watch. Please video that if you get it going. Please tell us what press you go with too.
 
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