Basic Rosin Tech
Follow these steps to make homemade rosin
Heat: Hair Straightener
Pressure: 600lb irwin clamp
Step 1: Decide which nugs to squish. The nugs should weigh anywhere from .3g to .7g.
Step 2: Set your hair straightener to the lowest setting. A desired pressing temp is 180-240 degrees F.
Step 3: Cut parchment paper into about 4″ x 8″ rectangles and fold them in half securing the nugs inside. I like to push my nugs into the crease of the folded parchment so it makes it easier to line up with the middle of hair straightener.
Step 4: Press down on the straightener for 10-15 seconds. Hearing a sizzle is an indicator that rosin is being extracted from the flowers. This can be achieved by using a 600lb irwin clamp. Time pressing for lower temperatures as low as 200 degrees F can go for 45-60 seconds. After your first press, set aside your rosin chips to be pressed one more time before disposal. Fold your chip(s) in half and press one or two at a time with same procedure as your first press. Second presses do not have as good a terpene profile, but the rosin still contains a lot of THC. I like to keep my first and seconds presses separate.
Step 5: Once squeezed, let the rosin cool and collect. Pick out any particulate with a dabber.