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Gear Slug .33 Rosin Forge

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

  1. Nattybushdoctor

    Nattybushdoctor Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    make sure you are compressing all the way, until you bottom out. When you see the forge back off a little towards the end, continue slowly, and finish tight. This is when the magic happens a lot of the times.
     
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  2. Nattybushdoctor

    Nattybushdoctor Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    The draw back of being a Master Rosin Master!
     
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  3. Bandoo

    Bandoo Well-Known Member

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    Yo, Any legal squishers inspirational photos or vids? :brow:
     
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  4. okydokes

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    I got my vice...I modified my vice...I’m about to clean my deuce, then later on do my first squish...then hopefully my first ever concentrate after twenty odd years of using cannabis...I’m scared y’all!
     
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  5. okydokes

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    Oh yeah, I haven’t got scales and don’t want to get any s I’m going for press will only go a quarter in like natty’s vid suggest???
     
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  6. okydokes

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    First go, not great results. Maybe a small dabs worth. Dark rosin bubbled...that means heat was ok? Flower is mid grade so I won’t get great result bu hope to get better than this. Any advice apreciated
     
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  7. Nattybushdoctor

    Nattybushdoctor Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    how long was your heat time? what torch?
     
  8. Nattybushdoctor

    Nattybushdoctor Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    How can it get any easier than ALL the videos that are available? We don't get many requests for additional help beyond that but we are always open to new ideas and ways to improve. Maybe a short list of things to cover before you start. ??? any ideas would be great! PEACE!!!
     
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  9. mephisto

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    Great results here too, using the info provided by NBD. It ain't that difficult people.
    Be the ball, Danny.....
     
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  10. okydokes

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    I expected a learning period. In general rosin seem a bit of an art rather than science right now.
    I heated for 1.45. I saw the rosin bubbling . Give it another 15 when I saw the yield wasn’t good. My pick feels dry but still smells good, finger slightly oily having broken it up. I watched the vids from natty bout thirty times even before ordering, have watched about the same since getting it. Also watched the Brazilian woman who got decent results.
     
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  11. okydokes

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    I’m using a kitchen torch. I have a honest lighter too but I went with the kitchen on so I can use cheaper fuel down the line.
     
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  12. -dab8-

    -dab8- Dyna-saur

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    Brazilian woman??? There are slugs videos I don’t know about??? Who is it???
     
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  13. okydokes

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  14. okydokes

    okydokes Member

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    Oops


    Mate! I’m hoping to be with you soon. I got the flame looking like nattys. I got the deuce. Next press I’ll go with your timings. I’m using mids right now while I practice, so my yields won’t be great.
    Squeeze wise I might have Been too hard and premature (fnar,fnar). I’m gonna try enjoy the process of learning. I don’t usually notice design but I really like this thing.
     
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  15. okydokes

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    I searched and the only non natty vid was on YouTube of a woman I think was Brazilian using it with good results. It was confirmation for me. Don’t know if we can post links.

    Ta rah
     
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  16. okydokes

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    Witchy hour on youtube
     
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  17. ClearBlueLou

    ClearBlueLou unbearably light in the being....

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    I remember seeing about this but not finding it - how wide do the jaws need to be for a Fat Mac? I’m looking at this very one:
     
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  18. Nattybushdoctor

    Nattybushdoctor Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    thats the one! looks very nice.
     
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  19. ClearBlueLou

    ClearBlueLou unbearably light in the being....

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    Thanks! This thread has changed me from a doubter of pressing to a believer - ima get on this....
     
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  20. Roth

    Roth Pining for the Mountains

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    What are people doing for a cleaning procedure between pressings?

    Just wiping with a paper towel while still warm? Or wiping down with ISO?

    I've been using ISO, but didn't know if I could get away with just a simple paper towel wipe. Didn't want to introduce anymore variables while I'm still perfecting my technique.

    I'm definitely seeing improvement, got 15% returns on the last press I did. Pretty sure I used too much heat though, the rosin was very dark and I could smell a decent amount of terpenes being cooked off as I pressed.

    I'm going to try loading more around 0.95g and see how that works out for me. That way I can reduce the heat and still hopefully not get any blowout. I feel like I might be using just a hair too much material.
     
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  21. ClearBlueLou

    ClearBlueLou unbearably light in the being....

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    Just on principle I’d say no on the paper towel...not even pine tar is as sticky and transferable as this stuff...maybe spraying it w/ iso first, then paper towel?

    But I am only an egg....


    Since I’m here, I’ve seen several who say they smoke/vape the puck, I’m curious: do you smoke it out of a sense of completeness, or is it worth having in the rotation? I’m a waste-not kinda guy, but if it comes out bunk, that’s worth knowing
     
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  22. -dab8-

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    I just run a paper towel through while the whole thing is so hot you can barely hold it. Will come right off.

    I haven’t smoked a puck yet. Was waiting on my dynavap, and since I got it have been enjoying it with fresh flower. I’ll grind one up and give it a shot. Have several from early on that are for sure full of good stuff still.
     
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  23. scion34

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    Ive been saving the pucks to vape, there’s a bit of actives left over. After grinding them up it resembles Mexican Swhag (brick weed) in texture and potency, IMO. Good for a couple (2) okayish hits in the FlowerPot, lacks most of the original flavor. I think it’s up to the individual to decide to save it or not, unlike most I throw my AVB out into the compost. I’d think pucks would make better edibles than AVB as well, however I’ve yet to try it.
     
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  24. ClearBlueLou

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    That sweet bag of your turns out hard to find...like it!

    I’m impressed that the paper works. Well done!
    I love my VCs, too, want to feed them goo....

    Yeah, I remember...sprayed with co’cola and pressed tight. That was some stank shit and not in a good way!

    I like your edibles idea! I’m also contemplating a Nova decarber, and I think the pucks just might be perfect for it....

    BTW, that WEN vise is 4.25”, not 4.5”... does that matter?

    Thanks, y’all, I’ve got a new fun set of toys to play around with in my head now!
    Gonna go watch some vids...:wave:
     
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  25. Hackerman

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    Just FYI, the pucks make incredible edibles. Must be something about the heat that gets administered during pressing but when I make butter from my chips, it's always the best butter.
     
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