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October 16, 2018
All You Need to Know about Rosin Press Extraction.
The concentrate and oil that is obtained when cannabis is subjected to pressure and heat is what is referred to as rosin. The heat applied to the cannabis material when performing rosin press extraction is to liquefy the oil as the pressure mobilizes it before the filter separates the oil from the rest of the plant material. When this is done the heat and pressure applied will liquefy the trichomes and cannabinoids and extrude it out of the cannabis material. Rosin press extraction is actually one of the simplest extraction methods of getting oil from cannabis. The heat and pressure causes the trichome heads to release shatter, oil and butter that is laden with compounds like the terpenes and cannabinoids.
Before the desired product is created it means a comprehensive experimentation of key components has to be done because of the uniqueness of the resin extraction process. In order to gain full control and develop the needed consistency in the cannabis extraction, you need to do active exploration with the key elements of rosin extraction.The quality and makeup of the final product is a factor of the influence each of the elements has exerted in the process and this is why thorough experimentation is required when extracting oil using the rosin press.When more primitive devices are used for extraction, there is less control over the influence of the elements.
Rosin press extraction depends fully on pressure and temperature to obtain oil without utilization of any solvent. Essentially the water content within the flowers works to decrease the oil viscosity making it to flow with more ease.
Rosin press extraction is one of the recent innovations in the cannabis industry and the method is being improved with time through experimentation.
If you want higher yields of the oil extract, you should maintain the humidity of the flowers at roughly 60% to prevent the oil from soaking and being absorbed into the plant material. The temperature under which rosin extraction is performed should be maintained at optimum levels to ensure the consistency of the process and quality of the final product. The the temperature to be used for rosin press extraction should be around 150 F at the minimum and 230 F at the maximum beyond which important compounds in the cannabis material can be damaged.
Pressure is the most basic factors in rosin press extraction, however, increasing pressure beyond the recommended levels does little to increase the oil yield. A pressure of about 550 PSI to 1000 PSI is needed for optimum oil yields from the extraction method.
The other factors that affect the quality of the final product are the strain and plant quality and the duration of extraction. The use of the balanced optimum conditions, quality cannabis and relatively shorter time ensure a quality end product.