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Gear Slug .33 Rosin Forge

Discussion in 'Concentrates' started by lazylathe, Oct 20, 2017.

  1. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    ....rather mostly
     
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  2. Froggit

    Froggit Member

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    How Long does it take for the Deuce to cool off to touch for an new press?
     
  3. Nattybushdoctor

    Nattybushdoctor Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    15 min give or take, on its own. less than few seconds under cold water.
     
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  4. MahatmaGanji

    MahatmaGanji Member

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    Ok everyone! The wait should be over tomorrow!
    My deuce is going to arrive and I will be picking up my vice after work.
    Very excited to get started. I’ve read the thread and watched a ton of vids the past few days... any last minute advice anyone has to add???
     
  5. gimmiemore

    gimmiemore Active Member

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    One thing that I learned is you want to make sure the rear part of the slug is sitting flush against the plate, this is very important.
    Also if on the first try you maybe don't heat the slug enough and you get just a tiny bit of rosin out, try applying more heat to the slug even after it's pressed all the way through, this is probably not the best in terms of quality but at least you will get some rosin out so that flower won't go to waste, or you can vape the leftover puck too.
    I had my slug for about a week but I got the wrong kind of vise, this is why I know how important it is to have your slug really flush against the plate and not have it in any kind of angle. Waiting to get a good vise so I can give my full impressions of the slug.
     
  6. Nattybushdoctor

    Nattybushdoctor Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    1. load with exact amount. Under packing will result in lower yields. Over packing will result in flower coming out the sides.
    2. Keep flame size consistent.
    3. once your heat time is up compress SLOWLY. Give the flower time to compress.
    4. One minute is just your starting point. Add time or subtract time depending on what your results are. More heat will give you more yield less heat time will give you less yield but more preservation of terps.
    Success is in the details. Enjoy!
     
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  7. Doktor Dub

    Doktor Dub Well-Known Member

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    and perhaps to ad to avoid frustration @MahatmaGanji

    if you get no rosin out or flower coming out of the sides it could be that your vice is not really parralel or not slick enough - try a backplate.

    :2c:

    Good luck!
     
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  8. Lithband

    Lithband New Member

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    Got the duece about a week ago. Still getting used to it.

    I'm having an issue though. When i have about a quater inch or so left to compress the female slug pushes back and the herb starts coming out the side. I can quickly compress the rest of the way but i will still have some herb pushing out the side.

    Do I need to go faster at the end? Videos show going slow but if I do that then more herb will push out.

    I have tried using 2.2 and 2 and 1.9gs and they all pushed out.
     
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  9. Nattybushdoctor

    Nattybushdoctor Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    This is normal. If you watch my videos they all do this. The magic happens after that. Just keep going very slow. SLOW is the key SLOW CONSTANT PRESSURE until you bottom out.
     
  10. Froggit

    Froggit Member

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    How much Kief do or should I load into the Deuce?

    Same 2 - 2.2g as flower? :shrug:

    Thanks
     
  11. Nattybushdoctor

    Nattybushdoctor Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    yes. 2 - 2-2 grams.
     
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  12. gimmpy

    gimmpy New Member

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    I LOVE this thing for what it's designed for it rocks the only issue I have is green to dark brown rosin or nothing ....cant seem to dial in the nice yellow stuff but getting great yields
     
  13. Nattybushdoctor

    Nattybushdoctor Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    Thank you! very glad to hear your happy.
     
  14. jonnyjay

    jonnyjay New Member

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    So......

    I finally had a chance to try out the Slug .33...

    On my first 2 attempts, i probably got the best rosin consistency to date. Previously i was using hair straighteners and although currently my yields are only slightly more than with straighteners and a vice, the final product is soooo much better!

    A lot of negativity around colour and the slug but in my first 2 attempts, the result has been a very light yellow wax/shatter..

    I was getting frustrated with the sappiness and gooeyness of the rosin with the straightens so i am really happy that the output is so much better with the Slug .33..

    Need to work on the yield.. I am currently using a heating time of 1:15, so may try to increase that to see what difference it makes... Also, i think i am turning to fast, so need to fine tune the process.

    Overall i am happy so far, but welcome any tips on increasing yield.
     
  15. mephisto

    mephisto Well-Known Member

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    Ordered the .33 this weekend, it is great to read of all the new users. This is great tek for me as I have tired of ethanol extraction and I don't need to generate massive amounts of concentrate. @Nattybushdoctor big thanks for the simple concept. If I can get the hang of the .33 I am also looking towards the Deuce.....
     
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  16. Nattybushdoctor

    Nattybushdoctor Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    I was wondering about the Green Rosin you speak of. Ive seen this a few times with other presses, I've never experienced it myself. Let me know what you find out. Thanks
     
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  17. Bandoo

    Bandoo Well-Known Member

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    Would it be ok to use thick tracing paper with the Slug instead of parchment? Would it be healthier than parchment?
    Thanks.
     
  18. Nattybushdoctor

    Nattybushdoctor Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    i would not do that. I don't think there is anything wrong with parchment. How would you get the rosin off the parchment?
     
  19. Bandoo

    Bandoo Well-Known Member

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    From what I understand the tracing paper doesn't have a silicon coating but is slick like parchment. Ever tried it? Maybe in the freezer? Thanks for the reply.
     
  20. Nattybushdoctor

    Nattybushdoctor Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    ive never tried it. I doubt it would work, but would love to hear your findings.
     
  21. Bandoo

    Bandoo Well-Known Member

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    I just ordered the Slug 2.2, lighter etc. Will let you know after I try.
    If the heavy tracing paper doesn't work I'll use the brown parchment from the health food store.
     
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  22. Abysmal Vapor

    Abysmal Vapor Shaman of The Pyramid of Orlin'Malah

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    Alternatively you can try pressing onto a SS foil sheet/thin plate which is folded below/routed so it can drip at desired location. I've never tried it and imagine it will be a bit of a mess ,but still an option if you wanna avoid silicone.
     
  23. Nattybushdoctor

    Nattybushdoctor Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    right on! looking forward to hearing your results.
     
  24. mephisto

    mephisto Well-Known Member

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    First squish with the .33 tonight. Very happy with the results. I used the suggested amount and torch time. It could not get any easier. Solventless head stash! Nice Work! @Nattybushdoctor
    I got the Wilton vice from Amazon for $85, $59 for the .33. 100 sheets of unbleached parchment paper for $11. First rosin experience, very good flavor and headspace. Fuck Ethanol!
     
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  25. Nattybushdoctor

    Nattybushdoctor Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    great freaking news! Thank you for sharing this, you made my day! I'm going to take a rip right now in celebration of your success! Peace!
     
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