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Rosin Technique....Easy DIY Solventless

Discussion in 'Concentrates' started by darkrom, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. invertedisdead

    invertedisdead trance-form

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    Collecting off a ton of papers after using a hair straightener really is a pain in the ass if you are squeezing sappy low temp goodness. It's really the ease of use that sells it. I could make some head stash fire flower rosin with the right hair straightener and a bench vise, but it's quirky and takes a long time. Never used a Nugsmasher but have used arbor presses and hydraulic presses and the ease of use is totally worth it. I don't have room for a big setup though, so I love the idea of being able to just squeeze a fresh 8th with the NS Mini.
     
  2. kellya86

    kellya86 Herb gardener...

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    See I only wanna squish half a gram every now and then, as a little treat....
    So anything more than straighteners and a clamp, is looking uneconomical for me....
    At the moment anyway...

    I still much prefer flower....
     
  3. invertedisdead

    invertedisdead trance-form

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    Then you should be perfectly fine with a straightener for that usage style!
     
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  4. Kryniu

    Kryniu Member

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    What do you think of Tarik+Rosin T-Rex 1? Is it worth it?
     
  5. invertedisdead

    invertedisdead trance-form

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    The second version has been out for a while. Never found how much PSI it really puts out. It seems a lot better for squishing bubble hash than flower.
     
  6. Pyr0

    Pyr0 Stoned Roses

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    My Nugsmasher Mini arrived today :)

    Rhys, the owner of Cultivate Hydroponics has been absolutely fantastic.
    He's a really nice guy and has kept me updated all the way through the ordering and delivery process.
    All in all it took less than 2 weeks to get here including the time taken for the plug conversion.

    No squish pics yet as I'm stuck at work for the next 4-5 hours :(

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  7. IIIQBIII

    IIIQBIII Vape Obsessed

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    Congrats on the Mini! Good to see the packaging looks almost intact! I ordered a unit from the same company. Frothing at the mouth over here for its arrival. :D

    I hope you post a pic/video of one of your presses :tup:
     
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  8. Pyr0

    Pyr0 Stoned Roses

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    Experimentation...

    random, 1 gram nug of skywalker, smashed :)
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    First impressions are great. This thing is really compact :)
    The pucks are coming out flatter than ever
    It's a lot easier to use than the straighteners, less stress on my hands and the end product, i would say is a higher quality.

    I also picked up a pack of the 1.8x3" 160mic bags so I'll have to try squashing 3.5 grams sometime to see if it actually flows out lol
     
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  9. lazylightning

    lazylightning It's an obsession but it's pleasin'

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    Very interesting...so you set temp in centigrade and it displays actual temp in fahrenheit?

    I highly recommend the 160 micron bags. I consistently get about 1% higher yields from the bags on my NS Mini than when I puck and squish.
     
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  10. Pyr0

    Pyr0 Stoned Roses

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    I have no idea what it's showing on the screen in that pic lol.
    I press below 200f and pretty sure I had it set to 195
    [Edit] what does it show on the lower screen when you press the set button?
     
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  11. Pyr0

    Pyr0 Stoned Roses

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    Playing with the Nugsmasher Mini again this evening :)

    I pulled out 3.5 grams of some Skywalker which has been curing for a few months now
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    bagged it up
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    and started squishing
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    I should have timed the press, but didn't
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    and the results
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    Using some more accurate scales for yield
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    I ended up with 0.963 grams of rosin
    I calculate that to be around 27.5% return which I think isn't bad at all
     
  12. invertedisdead

    invertedisdead trance-form

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    Isn't bad? That's total tits man, in So Cal, rosin of that quality easily goes for $100/g on the retail market. For the price of a NugSmasher, it's really a no brainer for the concentrate lover. I'm really hoping someone stuffs my stocking with one this year...
     
  13. Quetzalcoatl

    Quetzalcoatl DEADY GUERRERO/DIRT COBAIN/GEORGE KUSH Staff Member

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    If you get one now you can get the money back quick before regulation starts next year ;)
     
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  14. DrRishi

    DrRishi Well-Known Member

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    Finally bit the bullet an ordered a NugCrusher Mini. Seems to be the only "safe" option here in Europe unless you build yourself. I figure if I ever need anything bigger then I will build it myself. I am looking forward to getting all the solvents out of the house. Now I can grow it, then squeeze it and finally vape it (everything goes in my trusty Hercules). Job done with no additives.
     
  15. Pyr0

    Pyr0 Stoned Roses

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    That was the conclusion I came to myself.
    I guess it just hasn't taken off over here yet for there to be more options available, so I figured I would wait until there are.
    The Nugsmasher Mini has been great so far though. The squish I did on Friday gave me enough rosin to last me the whole weekend and still have a small amount waiting for me at home for after work :)
     
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  16. Dangus

    Dangus Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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    So after contemplating an upgrade for awhile, I too decided to jump in with the Nugsmasher mini - seems like a good step up from the 1/2 arbor setup I've been using. Currently it's 'out for delivery', so hopefully I can get some test presses in tonight. Looking forward to trying out this upgrade.

    I'll check back in with some results
     
  17. NewVape710

    NewVape710 Seeking Higher Ground Manufacturer

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    Is this feed for general rosin presses and parts? I'd like to discuss some of our newvape rosin press parts here. I ask because the last post I made got quickly kicked to it's own feed. I'm new to FC and want to confirm to proper ediquet. Interacting with our customers to help improve our products is my objective here not to critize other vendors.

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  18. Grifo

    Grifo Well-Known Member

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    what do you guys think of this? i almost want to give it a try. Almost.
     
  19. shredder

    shredder Well-Known Member

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    I think it's way expensive. You can (I did) get a harbor freight 20 ton press and low temp plates for under $700.

    Nice idea and all but crazy expensive compared with what's out there.

    Low temp plates ($479 for 3x5) fit the HF press ($150) with nothing further to buy. Easy peasy and priced Right.
     
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  20. DrRishi

    DrRishi Well-Known Member

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    Nugsmasher Mini is an awesome piece of kit. Only had it a few days but it works like a charm.
    Still need to work out the best technique but its a slow process. Tasting the results does tend to slow you down!
     
  21. graydeh1

    graydeh1 Grayd Eh 1 Cannabis

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    what temps are people using with 1 inch flat iron?
    and for how long do you press?
     
  22. invertedisdead

    invertedisdead trance-form

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    Try 220F for 60 seconds.
     
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  23. graydeh1

    graydeh1 Grayd Eh 1 Cannabis

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    i use a tonne of "manpressure" ill try that seems like a long while though, any others wanna chime in.
     
  24. shredder

    shredder Well-Known Member

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    When I used a hair straightener I also used a vice, and pressed for a minute.

    I'm a big guy, but the vice exerts much more than I could.

    I had it turned down low, but no real idea of the actual temps.and I used a taco shell press to pre flatten buds.
     
  25. graydeh1

    graydeh1 Grayd Eh 1 Cannabis

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    yeah i'm gonna pooch my hands pressing like a fiend :) needs a vice. what i have been doing so far is about half gram to 3/4 gram nugs of kind buds, in parchment. lowest setting on iron is 310f so i squeeze like a fat mofo stranglin someone for the last krispy kreme doughnut in existence, for 12 seconds first press and 12 seconds second press, tasty but not much yields.

    so are people squeezin for longer times?
     
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