What Does Rosin Mean?
Rosin is a recently developed cannabis concentrate. It is created through a process of controlled low heat and extreme pressure. This heat and pressure in combination allow the trichomes to flow away from the plant material as a liquid resin, containing all the key terpenes and cannabinoids, resulting in a full-spectrum concentrate.
Once separated from the plant material and cooled, the fresh rosin has a buttery texture, an almost complete terpene profile, and can be dabbed, vaped, smoked, or ingested.
As an extract, rosin is physically separated from the cannabis plant material and is therefore hydrocarbon-free, and a completely solventless process.
Maximum Yield Explains Rosin
The term “rosin” is often confused with the word “resin”. Rosin is named after the process itself, which is the same process used for hundreds of years for the pine rosin utilized on violin bows.
The first cannabis rosin extraction techniques were essentially DIY machines, ranging from hair straighteners and hardware clamps, to heat plates, car jacks, and pneumatic press equipment. it can be easily and safely produced by any consumer with minimal equipment and knowledge.
Rosin can be pressed from dried, cured flower, from various forms of hash such as kief, dry sift, or bubble hash, and even from flash frozen fresh cannabis, producing a product called “live rosin”. Each of these forms of rosin has subtle differences owing to the source materials.
Many variables affect the quality and quantity of rosin that is produced, including pressure, temperature, press time, moisture content, quality of source material, and which size filter bag, if any, is used. A general baseline for pressing rosin is 170-210°F for approximately 30-90 seconds, depending on the material and press being used. Commercially marketed rosin presses are available in many sizes form numerous manufacturers.