Rosin Technique....Easy DIY Solventless

FlyingLow

Team NO SLEEP!
I have been ruminating over humidity.

I realize my meters are really only measuring levels in the air, but that does not necessarily mean that the flower has stabilized at that same humidity.

How long do you feel a jar/cvault/etc. needs to maintain the same humidity before the buds stabilize at that humidity?
 

LesPlenty

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How long do you feel a jar/cvault/etc. needs to maintain the same humidity before the buds stabilize at that humidity?
It will depend on a lot of different factors, jar size, ambient temps, Boveda if used and size, how often you open the jar, starting humidity, colas or small buds, how tightly packed in the container, etc. I like to leave the buds in with Boveda packs for a couple of months after curing/burping to make sure all is well (I use quart mason jars).
If using a small jar with small loose-packed buds sealed in with a Boveda I would guess a week...and that is a guess.
 

shredder

Well-Known Member
I have been ruminating over humidity.

I realize my meters are really only measuring levels in the air, but that does not necessarily mean that the flower has stabilized at that same humidity.

How long do you feel a jar/cvault/etc. needs to maintain the same humidity before the buds stabilize at that humidity?

Good question, the earliest I press is when the buds are ready for jars. I hang trimmed stems a few days then take the buds off the stems and put them in paper bags. I control the drying by opening or closing the bags. A closed bag is somewhat like a jar in that the buds do equal out in humidity if the bag stays closed, but eventually they start getting more and more dry and thats when I put them in jars with humidity packs or start pressing.

Pressing that early usually makes a light colored rosin that budders easy and has a fresh terpene rich taste. Those fresh terpenes eventually mature into a smoother but slightly less flavorful rosin. No terp bite iow, but you can dab real fresh stuff at pretty low temps for a really nice session.

I guess overall bud dryness is what im looking at, but my methods somewhat stabilize humidity as well. Make sense? Ive tried pressing earlier but wasn't happy with the results. Basically a wet gooey mess that could be avoided by just waiting a few days.

Some of my best efforts have been from older buds. The rosin will be dark but very smooth. I like both rosin from fresh or aged buds, they both have their good points.

Im thinking about taking a stab at pressing dry sift hash next. Ive done a little before but never had enough dry hash, so I ordered a tumbler.
 

shredder

Well-Known Member
Humidity of the air or moisture content of the flower?
if your asking me, when I typed humidity, I should have typed moisture content of the buds. The humidity of my room is sometimes out of my control when its hot and humid, I don't run a dehumidifier then because running it raises temperatures, so buds dry slower then.

A lot of my plants ive grown for a long time, so past experience comes into it after a while. And a lot of trial and error, lol. And like @LesPlenty mentioned the variables come into it as well. My drying goes faster in the winter because of low humidity then.

BTW, ive pressed in low and high humidity without any great problems, like I sometimes hear.
 

arb

Semi shaved ape
I just hate pressing fresh,moist bud anymore.
Messy,harsher on my throat..........harsh may not be the right word.
Makes my throat spasm like low temp flower vaping does.
I love well cured and dried flower rosin though smooth and subtle.
Kieff rosin seems the most low key flavor wise but smooth.
I nave no idea what the moisture content of my flower is or the humidity in my containers.
 

LesPlenty

Well-Known Member
I have settled on 10g cylindrical pucks (40mm) as these give me the right amount of rosin for my containers (1.5 to 2.2g usually). They also seem to be the most I can push into my prepress puck maker by just leaning on the puck, any more weight is harder to fit between the press jaws.
I also tend to blow out pucks with more than 12 to 15g in them unless I press for a couple of minutes longer very slowly adding pressure.
 

shredder

Well-Known Member
What do you all find to be the minimum amount that is meaningful enough to press?

I tend to stick to 5 and 10g at a time.

I use filter bags that are roughly 12 grams each. I can't remember pressing less than 5 bags at a time, but I'm also a caregiver providing for patients so I keep an inventory of rosins in different flavors.
 
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