Sponsored by

PuffItUp Dynavap VGoodiez 420EDC
  • Welcome to VaporAsylum! Please take a moment to read our RULES and introduce yourself here.
  • Did you know we have lots of smilies for you to use?
  • Need help navigating the forum? Find out how to use our features here.

Tek Rosin Tek

felvapes

Well-Known Member

psychonaut

Florist
Company Rep
Wow
That looks so nice
Great return too
Thanks, I went to about 1800 PSI at the flower for the last 30 seconds, I don't think it changed the yield though. 2 solid hits on the halo and it's strong, more effecient than the flower. So glad to have rosin again. Think I won't wait for a cure next time around and see if it's still smooth.
 
I'm just about out of rosin and so it's about time for another pressing.

I have about an eighth of Blue Dream left which tends to press immediately into shatter. I need to constantly heat the parchment in order to collect the rock hard ball of rosin. Now I also have some old homegrown Bubba Kush which always presses into a thick runny tar, no matter what temp and pressure you use. I need a cold plate to collect it off the parchment. Two rosins with completely opposite textures.

I was thinking that if I made a puck with a 50/50 blend of the two I might create a pull and snap texture that would be easier to handle. IDK if it works that way, but I'll be pressing in a day or so and will report back.
I did the above press two days ago with a 6g puck, 3g of BD and 3g of BK. I let the puck heat soak for a minute then did the first press at 170F for 2 1/2 minutes and the second at 210F for the same time. Got a total of 1.2g of rosin between the two presses for around 19% return.

The interesting thing were the consistencies of each press. The first press gave me a sap that needed a cold plate to collect. When I went to collect the second press, it was rock hard and I needed to warm the parchment to collect it. Both samples taste the same and while the 2nd press is a bit darker, they are both pretty dark and very indica stoney. These strains just won't budder up, but it's ok as I will now move on to other strains to try.
 

psychonaut

Florist
Company Rep
Here is some orange hill special smalls, curing in the jar for just over 7 weeks. 61% RH in the jar, 3.5g pre-pressed, then pressed in a 160u filter with ~1200 PSI at the material. Pressed @ 200F for 2 mins. I think I'll bump these temps up as it still budders up but doesn't go to crumble like the church did. Nice orange flavor, not as good as other phenos though. Effects are decent. 13.7% yield I had a press with it yesterday at 15.5% yields, not sure if the tops will break 20% or not, doubtful! Still need to experiment more with temps on this one. Auto-buddering always concerns me there's a lot left in the pucks from the crystallization.

20191124_091653.jpg
20191124_092333.jpg
20191124_092344.jpg
20191124_092353.jpg
20191124_092628.jpg
20191124_092705.jpg
 

psychonaut

Florist
Company Rep
Bruce banger 4g top cola broke down and packed in the 30mm mold then into 160u filter, pressed at 210F for 2 mins with ~1200 PSI at the material. She started to gush out really quickly, color was darker than I had hoped for, thinking the next attempt will be less pressure. Instead of auto-buddering this flowed the whole time, collection was easy, this came out a mix of pull and snap and shatter. Definitely warmed dabber type of material to keep it from breaking and flying. Flower was at 59% RH / 57F. 19.8% yield

I'm not convinced the terpene level in this bud is where it should be. I am not sure if it was from overdrying or genetics. Either way, it still tastes good, the berry comes through but the diesel flavor is more prominent. Good up effect, nice way to start the day.

20191201_092812.jpg
20191201_092825.jpg
20191201_093311.jpg
20191201_093411.jpg
 
Bruce banger 4g top cola broke down and packed in the 30mm mold then into 160u filter, pressed at 210F for 2 mins with ~1200 PSI at the material. She started to gush out really quickly, color was darker than I had hoped for, thinking the next attempt will be less pressure. Instead of auto-buddering this flowed the whole time, collection was easy, this came out a mix of pull and snap and shatter. Definitely warmed dabber type of material to keep it from breaking and flying. Flower was at 59% RH / 57F. 19.8% yield

I'm not convinced the terpene level in this bud is where it should be. I am not sure if it was from overdrying or genetics. Either way, it still tastes good, the berry comes through but the diesel flavor is more prominent. Good up effect, nice way to start the day.

View attachment 15037View attachment 15038View attachment 15041View attachment 15045
Nice press @psychonaut! I find it interesting that in considering to lighten the rosin color you first think of adjusting pressure and not temperature. Something for me to consider.
 

psychonaut

Florist
Company Rep
Nice press @psychonaut! I find it interesting that in considering to lighten the rosin color you first think of adjusting pressure and not temperature. Something for me to consider.
I may also drop the temperature as it's been a couple of weeks since I pressed this variety last, I just want to avoid it from buddering while pressing which the temps tend to dictate. Overall the color doesn't bother me but I wonder if I'm pressing out non-cannabinoids. The flow started out more amber and started to see brown as I maintained the pressure.
 
Overall the color doesn't bother me but I wonder if I'm pressing out non-cannabinoids. The flow started out more amber and started to see brown as I maintained the pressure.
I have the 6T unit and always finish the last 30 sec or so by bearing down on the handle and maxing it out. I generally don't tear the parchment, but I wonder now if I'm finishing with so much pressure that it is darkening my rosin or adding more impurities. I go slow and steady through most of the press time, it's just how I finish.

With my next squish I will try ending without bearing down on the press.
 

LesPlenty

Well-Known Member
Tried some new 120ua bags from ebay, less than US$ 0.50 ea...delivered,
Did a 70C (158f) 5 min total at 2500psi (gauge)max for 1.05g (10.5%),

IMG_20200105_170835.jpg


Same crappy winter mid section buds as my last 50g squish. More of the low temp rosin and the puck that still looks perfect,

IMG_20200105_170804.jpg


Repressed the puck at 95C (203f) and pushed the pressure up to 3000psi (gauge) to see how the bag would go, looks good to me...a further 0.35g,

IMG_20200105_170545.jpg


So the total yield is 1.4g from 10g of less than stellar buds, 14% is still OK as it looks like it will dab well, I will ley you all know how well it cleans up compared to the 160 bags soon.
 
Last edited:

LesPlenty

Well-Known Member
Did another 10g squish, this time with the 90mic bags,
IMG_20200106_152235.jpg


70C (158f) 5 min total at 2500psi (gauge)max for 1.08g, hmm, starting to blow, I think I should have gone a little slower with adding pressure compared to the 120 and 160 bags,

IMG_20200106_152115.jpg


2nd squueeze on the bag at 95C (203f) and pushed the pressure up to 3000psi (gauge) to see how the bag would go,, it blew so I repacked into another 90mic and repressed again with the same parameters except slower pressure adding but it blew again, not as badly but still a little, another 0.22g for 1.3g (13%) return, even slower next time might negate the blows,

IMG_20200106_154248.jpg


So I thought I would show the different residue from a dab, dish temp 495f (I usually sit on 465 but thought I would bunp it up a bit for the test to cook it a bit more for a single puff) on a fresh 900f burn cleaned SiC Halo, first the 120mic,

IMG_20200106_160056.jpg



About this size,

IMG_20200106_160650.jpg


That was good,

IMG_20200106_161150.jpg


!x qtip end wipe, ready to go again (not much residue on the qtip end, 1x dry wipe only).

IMG_20200106_161124.jpg


I will do the same with the 90 and 160(OG) to show the difference...soon.

Edit,
Did a 10g run with the Dabpress 160mic bag to compare with the new, same deal, 70c, 5 mins, 2500psi, 1.02g,

IMG_20200106_205640.jpg


Followed by 3 mins, 3000psi, 95c, for another 0.34,


IMG_20200106_205613.jpg


So total was 1.36g or 13.6%.

These 6x presses were all from the same Mason jar and the returns all seem about the same, 13 to 14% so it is down to how easy the clean up after dabbing is, but for me, I have just put an offer in for another 250x120mic bags!
 
Last edited:

LesPlenty

Well-Known Member
why 3 balls in the Halo?
They are 3x different diameters and therefore run 3 different tracks through the rosin as they spin, just my bent head reason!
 

felvapes

Well-Known Member
I use 3 ruby pearls the same size
I find it is smoother than just one
I think it was a just extra surface area rolling around with rosin

That's what I read about all the inserts and balls is surface area
So assuming extra balls do similar

I did try 2 and 4 balls and found 3 the spot
At least 2
Four was too much, too much draw resistance then moving the balls

I used to use 3 in my QB too

I tried using sic, ruby, and a sic/ruby combination

I like all ruby the best
 
Last edited:

ataxian

In a BLACK HOLE!
I use 3 ruby pearls the same size
I find it is smoother than just one
I think it was a just extra surface area rolling around with rosin

That's what I read about all the inserts and balls is surface area
So assuming extra balls do similar

I did try 2 and 4 balls and found 3 the spot
At least 2
Four was too much, too much draw resistance then moving the balls

I used to use 3 in my QB too

I tried using sic, ruby, and a sic/ruby combination

I like all ruby the best
Your amazingly the king of CANNABIS!
Life of BRIAN was about you.
 

LesPlenty

Well-Known Member
90mic bag at 95c (the 70c was quite contaminated due to the blowout),
About this much,
IMG_20200112_150755.jpg


Easy cleanup,

IMG_20200112_151017.jpg


160mic to test.
 

LesPlenty

Well-Known Member
I had to get my dog put down on the 13th so I vaped all my rosin, drank .25 gallon of Jim Beam, a handful of Amitriptyline and Endone over the following 2 days and needless to say I had forgotten to post the pics, better late than never,
This much,
IMG_20200113_133142.jpg


Made this mess,

IMG_20200113_133543.jpg


And the cleanup,

IMG_20200113_133858.jpg
 

felvapes

Well-Known Member
I had to get my dog put down on the 13th so I vaped all my rosin, drank .25 gallon of Jim Beam, a handful of Amitriptyline and Endone over the following 2 days and needless to say I had forgotten to post the pics, better late than never,
This much,
View attachment 15715

Made this mess,

View attachment 15716

And the cleanup,

View attachment 15714
Sorry to hear about your dog mate
:(
My guy is my best mate and comes with me almost everywhere
Feel for you

I hate Endep (amitriptyline) though - that shit is dangerous af and I know a lot of people with bad experience besides when I had it
Doctors hand it out like lollies these days for any number of ailments, scary stuff with little benefits I've found/heard

The rest would have helped you get through nicely though

Sorry again about your loss mate sad news
 

ataxian

In a BLACK HOLE!

momofthegoons

Vapor Accessory Addict
Staff member
I had to get my dog put down on the 13th
Damn......

My dog is my bestie as well... so I also feel your pain Les. I'm so sorry....

My second dog had to be put down on Christmas eve 11 years ago... and there's not a Christmas that has gone by since that I don't get a little misty thinking about him. Not fair that these best friends don't live longer. But god... while they are around, they make life pretty darn spectacular.

I'm glad you had something good to vape. Although nothing is enough in these types of situations.... it looks tasty as.

I'm going to go hug my dog now...
 

Baron23

Well-Known Member

Sponsored by

PuffItUp Dynavap VGoodiez 420EDC
Top