1. What does SSTB mean? See our glossary of acronyms.
    Dismiss Notice

Rosin Technique....Easy DIY Solventless

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

  1. FlyingLow

    FlyingLow Team NO SLEEP!

    Messages:
    3,162
    What kind of filters?
     
  2. psychonaut

    psychonaut Company Rep

    Messages:
    2,143
    Location:
    CO
    I'm back in business, thought I ordered a 20 ton but look a like this was a 12 ton. My cheap press =)

    Got some frost that needs melting =)

    [​IMG]
     
    miguelovic, JCat, The Beagle and 4 others like this.
  3. mc

    mc Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    214
    Looks great man!

    I use reg nylon from lit.extractions
     
    JCat likes this.
  4. DrRishi

    DrRishi Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    298
    Just ordered a 10 ton press (HBM) for €199 and the same plates you have for $214. I will probably incur some extra costs for the import duties and VAT. Looking forward to be able to squish my harvest.
     
    JCat and The Beagle like this.
  5. biohacker

    biohacker #dablife

    Messages:
    6,914
    Think it's time to jump on board the rosin train! Any suggestions for a press under $1000? Or is there another thread for that?
     
    JCat and shredder like this.
  6. nosmoking

    nosmoking Fogmonger

    Messages:
    1,393
    Location:
    DC Area
    Search for @timewizard greyfox on Facebook and Instagram. Its a little more than you want to spend but its the best kit IMHO.

    The Nugsmasher also has some decent comments from users in this thread, but the Mini version seems to get a little less praise and I think one member @Dangus maybe it was returned his for the bigger version. I believe the OG goes for $800.

    I bought caged 3x5 plates with heaters and PID contoller from low temp plates and a Harbor Freight press and it works great as well. This setup was $479 for the caged plates and $140 for the press.

    The slug and vice is a really cheap option also.

    There is also a thread for Rosin presses under $750 somewhere around here if you are interested.
     
    JCat, The Beagle, Dangus and 2 others like this.
  7. biohacker

    biohacker #dablife

    Messages:
    6,914
    Thank you, that's the one I am looking for! Cheers! :cheers:
     
    JCat likes this.
  8. Dangus

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

    Messages:
    517
    :wave:

    Yup, I returned the mini for larger 'standard' / 'lil smasher'...think they might have changed the name? Either way, I'm still digging the press and can press 5-7 grams at a time without issue. Great device and a great way to process a small harvest in a quick time period. :tup:
     
    JCat and biohacker like this.
  9. nathan7

    nathan7 Active Member

    Messages:
    13
    Do you pre-press @Dangus? Do others feel it is necessary or a very good idea to do it?
     
    JCat likes this.
  10. Dangus

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

    Messages:
    517
    I have in the past, usually only if I'm not using a filter bag. These days I'm going the bottle tech route with pretty good results:

    Click to play YouTube Video
     
    JCat and Hogni like this.
  11. psychonaut

    psychonaut Company Rep

    Messages:
    2,143
    Location:
    CO
    Some barney's farm LSD smashed in 160 micron filter at 190F for 3min, almost 20% yield, think my filter still has some oil it in so saving it for some edibles down the road. Super stinky!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    JCat, DrRishi, biohacker and 2 others like this.
  12. shredder

    shredder Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,141

    I'm pretty happy with my set up. It's a harbor freight 20 ton press, and caged plates from low temp plates. Only thing I'd do different is to get the 4x7 plates. I bought 3x5 caged plates. Nothing else to buy everything bolts right up. I have less than $800 in it, and i press about 5-6 ounces four times per year (harvests)
     
    JCat, DrRishi, psychonaut and 2 others like this.
  13. supremedepoulet

    supremedepoulet Member

    Messages:
    37
    Location:
    Paris
    Hello everybody :wave:

    Sorry to bother you, I would like to know if the « rosin technique » (hair iron and parchment paper) can be applied to cheap €uropean haschich ? Is worth the hassle ?
     
    The Beagle and shredder like this.
  14. Vapology

    Vapology Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    101
    Definitely worth it :rockon:

    Click to play YouTube Video
     
    The Beagle, mc, shredder and 3 others like this.
  15. supremedepoulet

    supremedepoulet Member

    Messages:
    37
    Location:
    Paris
    Thanks you again ! I send you a message but don't bother !
     
    Vapology likes this.
  16. weedemon

    weedemon enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,831
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    you're here in canada? canadian tire has em on clearance atm. 10 ton hydraulic (with a pressure gauge) is on for 150ish

    i bought mine at princess auto, but it's the same thing really :) buy a 10 or 12 ton version or if you feel like buying overkill - a 20ton.

    get one that has a pressure gauge. it will help you in the end.

    as for plate systems if i were you, i'd buy a set of caged plates.
     
  17. JCat

    JCat Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

    Messages:
    2,305
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    100% agree with this ... the press from Canadian Tire @ $150 CAD is an absolute steal (with pressure gauge!)

    I'm using my cheap home made dual PID controller and home made plates and I'm supper happy with them! Not as nice as caged I'm sure, but I don't think I'd notice much of a difference if any for my purposes so far :) ... might eventually build/buy a cage to mount them in ... maybe not though as so far I'm super happy with what I've got and my 20-27% yields! (1 strain is pretty much always around 25% that I do and the other 2 are around 20% ... sometimes squeeze an extra couple % out of each)

    @biohacker ... with the Cdn Tire press, and a really nice set of plates, I'm sure you'd still be under that $750 mark; and unless you are going to be pressing large amounts, 10tons is way more than enough. I never really go over 1 ton, and even that seems to be a little on the high side, and that's for pressing up to 4g at a time so far. I can't imagine it would require that much to even do a 1/2 oz at a time ... not sure as you start getting up into the oz's though ....
     
  18. biohacker

    biohacker #dablife

    Messages:
    6,914
    Hey thanks for your replies fellas! I was looking at the press from scrappy tire for $199 on sale but think i'll spend a bit more and get something a bit higher quality... just read some reviews of leaks/problems and my budget is probably twice that for the press itself. Maybe that's why it has been discontinued? I'm not a big canadian tire fan (love their 70% off MSRP sales :rolleyes:) so i'll check out princess auto.

    I was 100% going with the caged plates after researching and decided on timewizardgreyfox caged plates but he's MIA so now i'm reconsidering and may just go uncaged with Cannaplates.ca. It's hard to know who to believe about what, so i'm just going to educate myself as much as possible before investing. I SO wish I could just RENT a press from a dispensary or something so I can press my stash and move on since I can buy rosin cheaper than I can buy flower and squish it (with time, press, etc).

    Those are great yields but when I start pressing i'm going for quality over yields, even if I end up with sub 20% yields. I guess it's a fine line with temps, pressure, time etc.

    I'm expecting some REALLY crappy yields with all my outdoor and greenhouse strains! lol But when concentrated into rosin i'm sure they will taste heavenly.
     
  19. Doktor Dub

    Doktor Dub Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    631
    Location:
    Europe
    As i had this thought myself a few times before - who would use such a service and what would you be happy to spend for lets say a weekend with a nice press?
    Could also be a direction for countries where concentrates are not easy to come by...
     
  20. invertedisdead

    invertedisdead FC-OG

    Messages:
    3,799
    Location:
    Colliefornia
    I would definitely suggest caged plates if going with a hydraulic shop press type of jack.

    Rosin carries a premium here over hydrocarbon extracts, but it seems to have really fallen out of the loop with the latest trend in dabbing "sauce"
     
    Morty and biohacker like this.
  21. biohacker

    biohacker #dablife

    Messages:
    6,914
    It's exactly the same north of your border. Damn, I remember when hydrocarbon extracts were all the rage not long ago charging absurd amounts when rosin was completely unheard of. Where will we at in 5 years?
     
    Morty, The Beagle, JCat and 1 other person like this.
  22. invertedisdead

    invertedisdead FC-OG

    Messages:
    3,799
    Location:
    Colliefornia
    Back to smoking joints? :lol:

    Lmao! :rofl:

    Just kidding!! :p
     
    Morty, The Beagle, JCat and 1 other person like this.
  23. DrRishi

    DrRishi Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    298
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 12, 2018
    Pyr0, JCat, MinnBobber and 4 others like this.
  24. mc

    mc Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    214
    Nice press! What plates?
     
    JCat likes this.
  25. DrRishi

    DrRishi Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    298
    Thanks Mod for fixing this post. I tried every way to get my images into this post from Igmur but failed!

    The plates are DHGate https://www.dhgate.com/product/new-aluminium-3x5-inch-rosin-press-machine/401096652.html. $214 complete. No customs this time so a great price I think. Shipping was free too. Sourced the press locally for Euro 200.
    In order to get a temperature of 200F on the surface of the plates (measured using a thermocouple type thermometer connected to my multimeter) I need to set the PIDs to 240F. Temp is very stable and the plates don't seem to have any hot/cold spots. Now I can press my harvest while it is still relatively fresh.
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2018
    JCat and Morty like this.

Support FC, visit our trusted friends and sponsors