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Gear Slug .33 Rosin Forge

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

  1. Doktor Dub

    Doktor Dub Well-Known Member

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    Don t waste! Try cleaning it with a little bud, use a chopstick or a dabber to stuff it through the Slug, then wipe the middle part with it.
    If you have smoking friends, use a rolling paper to wipe the middle part and gift it - works GREAT.

    Poor mans Moon rock and medicated Papers...

    Just my :2c:, but i strongly encourage everybody to try it out :wave:
     
  2. slozukimc

    slozukimc Well-Known Member

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    I couldn’t resist. Just bought a Deuce on eBay and have ordered the seep kit. Next is the vise. Found it for 57 bucks at Walmart for the 4.25” Wen. Any better deals out there?

    Thanks!
     
  3. ClearBlueLou

    ClearBlueLou unbearably light in the being....

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    Hoe depot and amazon both have it $4 cheaper, if you care...sucky choice of sucky companies
     
  4. slozukimc

    slozukimc Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. Agreed. All crappy companies but the price......If the paint comes off I will have a reason to get out my powder coating kit and learn how to use that.
    Probably stick with Walmart as I can just pick it up when I go shopping for other stuff.
     
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  5. ClearBlueLou

    ClearBlueLou unbearably light in the being....

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    I saw a lame-o ad/vid review for a press called a Rosineer, supposedly from Walmart. That was just...ridiculous

    Anybody see that thing on YT?
     
  6. -dab8-

    -dab8- Dyna-saur

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    Yeah, supposedly not terrible, but as I’m sure you’ve heard a billion times by now, not nearly as good as a cheap harbor freight press and some plates.

    Or a slug!!!!
     
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  7. ClearBlueLou

    ClearBlueLou unbearably light in the being....

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    No, I never heard of it before.

    The haul the guy was yakkin’ about looked like maybe two good dabs, not even worth weighing. From a machine the size of a mini fridge...I’m sure it was a couple hundred bucks for the thing
     
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  8. slozukimc

    slozukimc Well-Known Member

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    The addiction continues......just grabbed a Wen 4.25 tilting vise on eBay for 50 and change with a couple eBay bucks I forgot I had to use. Should be here next Wednesday. Free shipping too. Beats Walmart. Already have a propane torch and parchment paper so should be good to go.
     
  9. Hackerman

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    I would love to grab one of these but I'm just not into torches. Has anyone tried to use this with an induction heater, yet?
     
  10. -dab8-

    -dab8- Dyna-saur

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    Natty (creator) said they played around with other heating methods including e-coil, but they just took too long. There is a larger version in the works that will use electronic heat. Not sure if they actually tried induction though.
     
  11. ClearBlueLou

    ClearBlueLou unbearably light in the being....

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    Why not load your slug, then stick it in a 180-degree oven, then press?

    Or, just, y’know, GET into torches?
     
  12. -dab8-

    -dab8- Dyna-saur

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    Wouldn’t you have to basically pre-heat the slug? Otherwise you have to wait 15-20 minutes while the whole thing slowly comes up to temp.

    And then you get to try to load a gram of flower into an 180° slug.
     
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  13. slozukimc

    slozukimc Well-Known Member

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    I have been thinking just that. Using two slugs in rotation with a small toaster oven seems like it would provide an even temp every press.
     
  14. Hackerman

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    Yeah, I agree the oven may be too slow. And, probably a nail coil too. I don't own a coil so I can't say how fast or how hot they get.

    Induction would be screaming fast. Probably faster than a torch (depending, of course on the torch). Not sure if you can control the temperature of a t-coil by controlling the amperage or not. If so, that might be interesting.

    Just tossing some things into the box from outside. :)

    EDIT: I have been thinking just that. Using two slugs in rotation with a small toaster oven seems like it would provide an even temp every press.

    Now, THAT'S not a bad idea. Still, loading a hot Slug may have it's own challenge. LOL Rotation is definitely a cool idea.
     
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  15. slozukimc

    slozukimc Well-Known Member

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    I am looking for some sort of snug fitting gloves. Maybe a nice pair of deerskin work gloves with latex gloves over top?

    I am also picturing a Slug Rack. A heated stand that will hold the slug still while you load it.
     
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  16. slozukimc

    slozukimc Well-Known Member

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    As far as the oven being too slow. Is it just too slow for convenience? I would think that once the slug is loaded and ready to press that the amount of time it takes to get to temp would be irrelevant. Seems like waiting for the material to have time to equalize temp with the slug would make for a better press.

    Kinda like the slow heat of the candle @Nattybushdoctor used but with perfect control every time.
     
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  17. -dab8-

    -dab8- Dyna-saur

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    You could just load it on any silicon mat.
     
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  18. slozukimc

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    I would load the warm slug and then place it back in the oven while loading another. Once the second is loaded and ready to go in the oven the first should be about ready to press.

    I am getting a Deuce. So if I get two I could press about a G of rosin in one batch.
     
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  19. ClearBlueLou

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    Check amazon for welders’ gloves and oven gloves
     
  20. slozukimc

    slozukimc Well-Known Member

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    Been looking. None of them are tight fitting so far. I have welders gloves but handling the slug with those would be like wearing clown shoes on a tight rope.
     
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  21. okydokes

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    Just squished for second time. For any interested I heated my deuce 2.10 and got around 2 small rice grains worth. That’s twice what o got for first one. Pretty dark rosin.too much heat? The learning process continues.
     
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  22. Nattybushdoctor

    Nattybushdoctor Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    Gentlemen please, if I may, one does not simply acquire a Slug.33 because it is electric, they acquire it because it is not.

    ~Wise Man
     
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  23. slozukimc

    slozukimc Well-Known Member

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    So I should use a gas oven?

    ~Wise Ass

    I get what you are saying and I will use the torch most times. Just thinking of ways to do larger amounts without a bigger slug. It may be tedious but very enjoyable to press an oz in a session if you could rotate slugs in and out of the oven.

    For a single batch; torch all the way for sure.

    For multiple batches I can’t see keeping a consistent temp with a torch.
     
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  24. Nattybushdoctor

    Nattybushdoctor Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    ahhhh lol ......well said sir! Touche!

    If you are using the same torch and same flame size/intensity and the exact same heat time with the same cultivar i don't understand how things cant be consistent for you?
     
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  25. slozukimc

    slozukimc Well-Known Member

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    Even if the Slug isn’t at the same starting temperature at the beginning of each press?
     

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