What are the press yields for different materials?
Materials that are commonly pressed for rosin include hemp, flower, hash, and dry sift. The pressing yield on these vary greatly. The hemp produces a 3-14% yield, the flower produces 15-30%, dry sift produces 30-92%, and the hash produces a 60-92% yield.
What is pressing rosin?
Pressing rosin is something that has been here for a very long time. As time went on, technology became better and now it is much simpler to press rosin. A rosin press is basically anything that can be used to extract cannabinoids through pressure and heat. Generally, a press has two heated plates that are pushed onto each other with great force.
Importance of having a good rosin press
Having a good rosin press is something that is very important now-a-days. The reason is that poor quality rosin presses can break done easily. They are not made well enough that they can withstand their own pressure and heat. Furthermore, a cheap rosin press may include weirdly shaped heating elements making it harder to extract the rosin, be made with stainless steel which can result in inconsistent rosin, or have heat plates that are too large resulting in rosin that is undesirable to anybody.
Micron sizes are very important if you want to produce rosin of the highest quality. Micron sizes are the size of the holes in nylon screen filters. They affect the amount of material that is included in the rosin and the amount of yield that is produced. The material that you use when pressing rosin will most likely determine the micron sizes. Flower or trim materials will use a size of 90 through 220 micron. Dry sift, also known as kief or pollen will work best when pressed with a size of 25-90 micron. Lastly, bubble hash material will work best when pressed with a size of 25-45 microns. While these may seem too general, you will get better at choosing micron sizes the more you press rosin. The larger the holes, the more yield you will get but at the same time, the more plant matter there will be in your rosin which is undesirable. You will need to find a balance between a good yield and the amount of materials in your rosin. Choosing the right micron sizes can be a pain. Luckily, this website tells you how to decide what micron size to use more precisely.
How to create higher quality rosin
As stated before, practice makes perfect when pressing rosin. You will have to learn the controls of the rosin press. This includes the pressure, the time it is pressed for, and the temperature it is pressed at. Secondly, you will have to learn exactly what size to choose out of the micron filter bags as this helps you produce the optimal amount of yield and quality. Third, the quality of the filter bags (also known as nylon filters) matter quite a lot as well. Generally speaking, the higher the quality of the bag, the higher the quality and quantity of the rosin will be. As a result, you would want to find the best rosin press bags out there. Lastly, you will have to learn how to stabilize the rosin after cooling off. Rosin is made up of volatile oils that can degrade very quickly when it comes into contact with air. In order to preserve the oils (which is what rosin is made of), you will have to cool it off and stabilize it. The easiest way to do this is by putting the rosin inside your fridge for around 15 seconds. Even this short time will help you increase the rosin lifespan by reducing its volatility when it comes into contact with air.
Rosin bag dimensions
The dimensions of the rosins bags are something that matters quite a bit as well. The recommended bag size can vary greatly. However, we recommend using 2x4 inch rosin press bags for optimal results. These bags can fit most presses and help you achieve a great result when pressing rosin.
How do different cannabis materials affect rosin yield
As stated above, different materials have different yields for rosin. However, you were able to see that there is quite a margin on how much can be produced. The reason that this is so is because of two main things. The first is the nylon filters. The bigger the hole, the bigger the yield. The second is something that was not mentioned before. It is the quality of the materials. The higher the quality, the higher the price will be. However, at the same time, you will be able to produce rosin of higher quality and most likely be able to produce greater quantities of rosin.
In conclusion, there are many things that affect the yield of the different materials ranging from the nylon filters to the quality of the materials themselves. It is your job to find the material, quality, and filter that works for you. You will have to make many attempts. However, in the end, you will become great at pressing rosin if you keep up the dedication and the efforts.