How to Make Rosin Dabs: No Solvents Needed!
Learn how to make rosin, a shatter-like weed concentrate, that is completely solventless! All you need is heat and pressure to extract the oils from the trichomes in your starting product to create this beautifully pure and concentrated form of cannabis. Share this article to let everyone know how easy it is to make rosin yourself!
How to make Rosin at home:
You Will Need:
- Parchment paper.
- Quality flower: a small amount of quality weed or solventless bubble hash (a gram should do the trick). For the best rosin, use high grade, full-melt bubble hash.
- A hair straightener, or any other form of applied heat and pressure.
Step 1: Wrap your Bud in Parchment Paper
Place the flower or hash in parchment paper and wrap up the product securely and evenly.
Step 2: Apply Heat and Firm Pressure
If you can, adjust the temperature to 325°F (162°C). Place the wrapped up parchment paper inside the hair straightener and press with as much pressure as you can until you hear it sizzle , which should take about 20 seconds. It takes roughly around 3 seconds for larger, hotter presses, but it depends on the heat of your straightener. Remove, let sit and cool. Voila! That’s it; you have just made your own rosin.
Scrape it and Smoke it!
Once cooled, open the parchment paper and remove pressed bud or remaining hash. The oily consistency left over on the parchment paper is rosin ready to be scraped and smoked! Light up the rigs or simply load on top of your bowl to enjoy the deliciously pure concentrate you have just extracted.
What to do with the Leftover Bud
What is Rosin?
Now that you’ve learned how to make rosin, you might want to learn a bit more about it. Rosin is a shatter-like cannabis concentrate that is completely solventless! You can use flower, keif, or bubble hash. It all starts with how well the original cannabis was grown. There are many variables that will affect the quality of flower, and subsequently, the resulting concentrates vary in potency, effect, flavor, and most importantly, quality. In order to get the best concentrate, you need the best trichomes. The trichomes are the tiny gland heads of the female flowers that contain the essential oils, terpenes, and coveted cannabinoids. High quality trichomes make the best rosin because they contain the best quality oils, terpenes, and cannabinoids.
Why choose Rosin and how does it differ from other concentrates?
One of the most important factors when choosing a concentrate is the method of extraction and how well (in terms of purity and residual solvents) that method was executed. A general rule of thumb that all extraction artists live by is what comes out is only as good as what you put in. Unlike BHO (Butane Hash Oil) and PHO (Propane Hash Oil), and even CO2, rosin is completely solventless and therefore offers a pure concentrated form of cannabis. It shouldn’t be a surprise then that rosin has recently exploded in popularity among the dab scene and health enthusiasts alike. Unfortunately, rosin is not terribly easy to find at most dispensaries and when you are lucky enough to come across it, rosin can cost up to $45 for a half gram!
Why is Rosin so expensive?
Now that you know how to make rosin, you might be able to understand why it’s so expensive. As mentioned above, the best product is typically made with high-grade solventless hash. Rosin tends to have a decent yield, but it has a poor price to yield ratio given the high price of the ingredients. Thus, it does not yet compete with BHO in terms of price. Quality is a much different issue, however, and for the long-term impact on your health, wellness, and performance, rosin has no equal. You may not be able to produce the artisanal quality of professional extract artists, but even the novice smoker can make some quality rosin at home quickly with minimal equipment.