How to make rosin dabs

Dabbing enthusiasts everywhere, rejoice! Rosin is here, and it’s making some big waves in the extract community. This emerging solventless extraction technique allows anybody to make their own high quality hash oil from the comfort of their home.

The best part about making rosin is that it can be done safely and inexpensively in just minutes by using ordinary household tools. This method utilizes heat and pressure to squeeze the cannabinoid-rich resin from your flowers, bubble hash, or kief. Your average hair straightener, some parchment paper, and a collection tool are all you need to produce a hash oil that rivals hydrocarbon extraction methods in flavor, potency, and effect.

What is rosin made of?
Rosin can be made of cannabis flower, kief, or hash. These starting materials can be easily transformed into rosin wax.

Aesthetically, rosin is almost impossible to distinguish from shatter or sap. However, the difference between the two is that rosin is completely free of the residual solvents often left behind by hydrocarbon extraction processes (e.g. butane, propane, etc.). You can also be making dabs at home in minutes without the dangers associated with using butane.

Materials for rosin dabs*
Learn how to make rosin wax with a DIY rosin press. First, you’ll need to gather a few materials. You may already have most of these items at home, but if not, you should be able easily acquire them quickly and cheaply.

Rosin press machine
Starting material (this can be cannabis flowers, bubble hash, or kief)
Rosin oil paper
Rosin press tool set
Heat-resistant gloves for safety
*Homemade rosin press safety tip: Please exercise caution when handling the rosin press machine and use heat-resistant gloves as an added safety measure—we don’t want you to burn yourself!

Ingredients needed for making rosin dabs at home

How to make rosin
Turn on your rosin press machine to the lowest setting (280-330°F)
Cut yourself a small 4×4” piece of Rosin oil paper
Fold the Rosin oil paper in half
Place your material in between the folded Rosin oil paper
Lightly press the folded Rosin oil paper with your fingers
Carefully line the buds inside of the paper together with your rosin press machine and apply a very firm pressure for about 3-7 seconds. You will want to hear a sizzle before you remove the pressure—it indicates that the resin has melted from the plant material.
Remove your sample from the hot surface
Unfold the Rosin oil paper
Pluck the flattened nug away and grab your collection tool. This is a very sticky process so be patient and careful. For larger batches, use different clean sheets of Rosin oil paper and collect your samples together at the end.
Remove any visible plant material if you wish
Fold the finished product between the Rosin oil paper and flatten it to your preference
Use a clean tool to pick out any plant particulates. You may place the substance on a cold surface for a few seconds if you desire a more stable material to work with.
Who knew you’d be making dabs with your very own homemade rosin press? Now load a nice fat dab of your fresh new rosin and celebrate—you just became an extract artist who knows how to make dabs!

Post time: May-05-2021
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