Out of curiosity how long do you use a silicone piece and how often do you clean it. For myself I am still using pieces I bought 17 months ago and clean with ISO & water after every use.
Depends on how they did the press in the first place. I can tell you that I have certainly seen parchment delaminate into rosin in the past. Trying to apply pressure too quickly, putting too much bud into too small of a piece of parchment and a few other mistakes in process can lead to the nug tearing through the parchment which can cause parchment particulates to get into the oil. If the parchment is not cut clean with scissors, tears at the edges of your parchment used to store rosin collections will also be possible sources of parchment contaminating the oil.Should I assume any concentrate squished or stored on parchment paper will have silicone contaminants?
I read a while back that the silicone isn't always safe for concentrates. It could contain fillers and the fillers are what makes it unsafe Here is one article post from reddit; made a few years back about it. According to that post and it's substantiating links, platinum cured silicone is the only one safe to use. To test if your silicone contains the fillers that make the containers unsafe you just have to "pinch and twist a flat surface on the item. If white shows through, the product contains filler. Pure silicone does not change color when twisted."Any concerns about concentrates in silicone containers?
I've been switching my personal rosin stash to glass dab jars. Not all that thrilled with the switch though. Glass seems a lot more messy, and it's hard to empty the container.
I've read about the possibility of mold growing in silicone dab containers, but here in MI it's ussually not all that humid, so I'm not sure if the mold thing is region specific or not.
So are silicone containers safe? Is there something easier to use than glass?
I use glass only... when it gets to un-salvageable amounts, I just warm it up, mop it up with a small nug, then straight in the vapcap...I agree that glass containers are a pita. I can never get all my product out just scraping. I have been known to take a q-tip soaked in ISO to clean it out. Then I let the alcohol evaporate out of the cotton and put the cotton in the stem of a log vape. But that's only if I'm desperate. And I haven't, luckily, been desperate for a long time.