Hemp-based products come in many different forms. These include gummies, edibles, vape pens, CBD oils, tinctures, and the regular blunt. However, there exists another form, live rosin. Make sure not to confuse it with resin or the other type of rosin, which violinists use to improve the quality of sound their bows produce. Live rosin is perhaps the cleanest and most potent of the available cannabis extracts.
So, this article will delve into everything you need to know about live rosin. It will particularly focus on the kind you get from hashish (or hash rosin). This includes the definitions, origin, and production process.
What Is Rosin?
Rosin is a solid form of resin that is made by heating fresh liquid resin until the volatile liquid terpene components evaporate. It is mostly made from pines but can also be made from other plants, mostly conifers, kief, or hashish. It looks clear, and its colors range from yellow to black.
Rosin is a sticky cannabis concentrate made by heating and pressing plant matter. However, live resin carts, which you make by passing a chemical solvent through dried cannabis, lacks these extras that its solvent-based cousin does. A professional can use an industrial press to turn cannabis into rosin. Alternatively, anyone can do it independently with a hair straightener.
Live rosin is an extract of a plant that doesn’t use any solvents and keeps the plant’s living essence. It keeps most of the plant’s terpenes, which makes it smellier, stronger, and more fragrant than cured cannabis, which can lose up to 95% of its terpenes after drying. When making live rosin, the first step is to freeze the harvested cannabis instead of letting it dry and cure. The frozen cannabis is then worked on to produce a live product.
The final product is a clear, honey-like (or sometimes firmer) substance. You want the very best, right? Since it is solventless, it is even safer to make and eat than bubble hash. It takes a long time to eliminate any traces of solvent residue when using hydrocarbons like butane or propane to extract it. There is also no risk of an explosion while making this hash.
Hashish, hash, “dry herb,” and “hay” are all names for the same drug, which is made by compressing and processing different parts of the cannabis plant, especially the blooming buds (female flowers), which have the most trichomes. It can be smoked, vaped, or eaten, and it can be smoked or vaporized in a vaporizer, bong, pipe, or joint. Hash has a long history of usage in many countries, including India, Palestine, Morocco, Nepal, Iran, Egypt, Afghanistan, and Lebanon. People also use hashish a lot in Europe. Because of changes in US law, hash is becoming more popular, but dried flowers and concentrates are still more popular. Hash has a lot of different names, just like many other recreational drugs, depending on your location and language.
Hash is a type of cannabis concentrate that comes from the plant’s live resin disposables glands or trichomes. Making hash requires pressing these glands. Hash’s texture and color can change depending on the manufacturing process and the plant material extraction efficiency. It is usually solid, but depending on the temperature, it can be either hard and brittle or soft and bendy. It is usually brown in light or dark shades but can also be clear, yellow, black, or even red.
What Is Hash Rosin?
Hash Rosin is a way of life that started on the West coast of the United States and has now spread to Canada, Spain, Italy, and even Brazil and Chile in South America. Many people prefer this oil because its extract is pure and goes through a two-step filtering process. Many of the companies that make this extract first use their material to get the bubble hash, which is the best of the best.
The portion that doesn’t fully melt is sent to the presses to be turned into rosin. So, it goes through two filters: the first is when it is turned into hash, where it is already possible to separate the head from the plant’s trichomes. And the second is when it turns into rosin, where it goes through filtering again to eliminate any impurities and ensure no plant contaminants.
In addition, this type of extraction has a lot of medical potential (even if it offers risks due to high concentrations of THC). Most people vape it, which is a safer way to take the drug, and its purity and concentration mean that you only need to take a small amount to get good results. So, be careful because this extraction method can keep up to 90% of the THC, which, in high doses, can cause pain.
What’s So Special About Hash Rosin?
By pressing bubble hash in a rosin press, you can get some of the highest-quality cannabis rosins. You can use bubble hash to make cannabis rosin good enough for dabbing. But that’s not the only thing you can do with rosin made from cannabis. Hash rosin is, in fact, a very versatile concentration. To make a joint or bowl stronger, you could, for example, mix it with flower. If you’d rather, you can put a blob into the chamber of a vape pen made just for concentrates. One of the best things about hash rosin is that you can use it in many different ways.
Even though marijuana rosin and butane hash oil (BHO) have some things in common, their production processes differ significantly. To get rid of the THC, cannabis flower requires “washing” in a solvent, often butane, to make BHO. Through this process, cannabinoids and terpenes separate from plant matter. The butane that remains with the BHO also burns off in the extractor.
One thing that sets rosin apart is that its production process is solventless. Many people who use cannabis prefer it for this reason as they want to improve their health, making this a big selling point for them. Also, making solvent-based concentrates can take up to a day, but machines that don’t use solvents can make high-yield products immediately.
BHO is made in large quantities, but solventless hash products are handmade, like small-batch beers. Even though the solventless process yields less, its product is of higher quality. Only good ingredients are suitable for making good rosin.
Making Rosin At Home
Materials and Ingredients
You’ll need hash, a flat iron, parchment paper, and 90- and 25-micron filter bags.
Once you’ve got your starting material, you can begin by separating the hash into proper quantities for the size of the rosin bag you plan to use.
Next, take the parchment paper and cut it up in any origami manner you believe is ideal. Although we advise you to allow the rosin to flow away from the plates fast, be cautious not to let it run off the paper. When using parchment paper, build a fold to collect the rosin as it runs off the plates. Otherwise, make it big enough, so the rosin cools and stops running before it reaches the edge.
Thirdly, stuff the materials inside the bags. Take your folded parchment paper, stuff it full with the bagged material, and press it with a hot iron for about five seconds; for larger quantities, you may need to press for as long as fifteen to thirty seconds. If you apply too much heat and pressure too fast, the rosin bag might fall out from between the hot plates, or the hash could not become hot enough to flow the oil through the bag, leading to a blowout.
To finish the process, open the paper and see a ring of golden rosin around the squished contents. Carefully remove the squashed rosin bag from the parchment paper while the rosin is still warm, and then collect the rosin using a dab tool for later use or storage. You may do the same thing over and over again.
Suppose you live in a hot climate. In that case, you can speed up the extraction process by putting the folded paper and its contents in the freezer or refrigerator for a few minutes before you begin. You could also use physical agitation and ice water to process hash, resulting in ice water hash. Make sure not to introduce any new moisture into the mix when you remove the rosin from the bag due to condensation. To collect rosin that is too sticky and greasy in the heat, you may chill a ceramic or metal dish for a while in the freezer and then use it as a cold table to make it behave more like a solid and make it simpler to gather.
Conclusion: Is Hash Rosin More Potent?
We’ve gone through what rosin gummies is, what hash is, and what hash rosin is. We’ve also explored the rosin production process and what you need to make your very own hash rosin.
Now you can enrich your cannabis experience with yet another way to indulge in the plant and its products. We hope you’ve found this article helpful.