So you have heard of it before and maybe have used rosin extract. But not quite sure on What rosin is, how it’s extracted and how much do you yield from flower. It’s time to get your knowledge on, we are about to learn all the basics you need to know about Rosin
WHAT IS ROSIN
The word Rosin refers to the sap or sticky amber that’s extracted from pine stumps. If you have gone on a nature walk through the woods. You may have already seen rosin in the form of sap on trees and plants.
Extracting rosin from cannabis for medical reasons utilizes heat and pressure. This softens and squeezes out the oils and terpenes from weed. This is a solvent-less and somewhat safer way to make cannabis extracts at home.
HOW IS ROSIN MADE
I’m sure you know of a few methods used to extract the essential oils out of Cannabis. You may have also looked into a few methods in the past and thought they were too complex or required some sort of technical knowledge to perform.
Making rosin on the other hand is very easy and can commonly be done with common items you may already have in your home. For example, to make basic homemade rosin all you need is a hair straightener. Some parchment paper cut into squares and a little muscle.
ROSIN VS. BHO
The biggest pro of making rosin over BHO is how simple it is. Making BHO takes time, multiple steps and a waiting period. Another reason some prefer to dab with rosin is because it’s made without the use of solvents.
Producing BHO (Butane Honey Oil) requires the use of solvents to extract the THC and other terpenes. It’s usually done by packing a specially made glass tube with crushed marijuana. The tube is than blasted with Butane, a poisonous gas. The extracted oil is collected, set to dry and vacuumed. The vacuuming process is needed to remove any remnants of Butane.
Rosin can be produced by simply applying heat and pressure to cannabis buds. There are a few ways you can get higher returns, we will get into that later. After pressing, your left with the crushed flower and a ring of sticky amber rosin.
BHO does produce more returns that the rosin technique. But ease of use, costs and safety makes extracting rosin a better choice for most.
You can use any oil or dab rig for rosin. Because it’s made using mid to low heat, many of the terpenes are preserved as well as flavor. So if you have dabbed with BHO or other extracts, get ready to actually taste the herb. Most people think of rosin dabbing as a purer and closer to the natural form. You will be able to identify the strain by flavor.