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Hash Rosin vs. Hash Resin™

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Dr. George Stantchev
Dr. George Stantchev

PHD, MBA, MSEE, Entrepreneur and CEO of most innovative extraction technology company.

In the hunt for best customer experience the cannabis industry went through a full circle from flower production through concentrates extracted various ways all the way back to solventless extraction. A lot of terms were used in this quest in the game for winning customers like Rick Simpson Oil, Clear, Shatter, Crumble, Batter, Hash Resin, Live Resin, Live Rosin, etc. What is the right game and the truth behind all marketing terms?

What is Rosin?

By definition, rosin is a cannabis extract made using heat and pressure. The cannabis plant material is placed in a press with heated pads and then compressed, squeezing out hot oil. The process is solventless, so no solvents or chemicals are used in creating rosin rather than a lot of heat. This process was originally used to create rosin for violin bows, which is how the concentrate gets its name. Rosin is a waxy product, considered to be consumed in a dab rig. However, it can also be put in a cartridge and vaped.

Types of Rosins

Different types of rosin include:
  • Flower Rosin—uses dried nugs, mids, shake or trim; most common source material for rosin, and more flavorful than hash rosin
  • Live Rosin—uses frozen weed plants; more flavorful than other rosins as using frozen plants preserves terpenes and flavors
  • Hash Rosin—uses bubble hash or dry sift hash; generally harsher than flower rosin as hash is harsher, and can be more potent depending on the hash used
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Hash Rosin: Pros & Cons

Benefits

Simple Extraction Process

Compared to some other extraction processes in the cannabis industry, hash rosin is fairly simple to make. Unlike some forms of hash making, rosin doesn’t rely on special hardware so it can be made both at home or in a commercial environment. All you need to have is a hot iron or hair press, some parchment paper, and apply a lot of pressure.

Drawbacks

Residue

If you choose to dab the rosin, or even smoke it through a vaporizer device, you may quickly find large amounts of residue. Due to the high lipid counts in some rosin products a gunky residue can be produced which isn’t very pleasant to smoke.  Depending if you use dry or wet plants directly you may end up with chlorophyll and plant particles that significantly alter the taste.

What is Hash Resin™?

Hash Resin™ is a trademark of PURE5™ Extraction and is created from dry or wet plants run through a closed loop system circulating a safe aerosol gas. The process is gentle to the flower while preserving its natural appearance. Our process is performed at room temperature in an airless environment therefore there is no oxidation preserving the terpenes and the cannabinoids in their unaltered form. 

Just Extracted Hashresin cbd block Types of Hash Resin™

Different types of resin include:
  • Live Resin—uses fresh nugs, mids, shake or trim; 
  • Terpene Rich Resin—uses dry uncured nugs, mids, shake or trim run at low temperature; 
  • Full Spectrum Resin—uses dry cured nugs, mids, shake or trim; 

Hash Resin™: Pros & Cons

Benefits

Fast Process

Even though it requires a machine to perform the process it is fairly simple. The process is fully automated and extraction can be performed within 15 – 60 minutes. The flower is introduced in a vessel and the extract is collected from the collector. That is all an extractor does to obtain Hash Resin™.

Elevated Experience

Due to the unique selectivity of the aerosol there are no waxes and lipids in the extract. Therefore the extract has high potency of the cannabinoids as it is not diluted in unwanted compounds. Resulting in extremely potent strain specific experience rich on natural terpenes and cannabinoids. 

Excellent Taste

As the aerosol extraction is used in the flavoring industry the taste is absolutely stunning and natural. There is no after taste as experienced from butane, ethanol, or CO2 oxidation. From waxy rosin press or CO2 a bitter plant taste is expressed.

Low Cost

Since the aerosol is a gas there is no loss in the process due to the full recovery. The energy used for the extraction is absolutely minimal as no excess cooling or heating is required maintaining a very low operating cost. Practically pennies a gram for the extracted oil so it is the cost of the material that drives the cost of the extract. 

Drawbacks

Initial Cost

As the method requires customized equipment there is an initial capital cost involved. The cost of ownership is much less than other closed loop systems as  the minimal operating costs allow you to recoup your investment significantly faster.

Rosin vs. Resin: What’s the difference?

Live Resin or Live Rosin - extracted cannabis comparison Many confuse “rosin” and “resin” because the two terms sound so similar. Broadly speaking, resin is the sticky substance secreted by trichomes on marijuana plants. Chemists call it oleo-resin since it is a tick oil substance. Rosin is extracted through heat and pressure, without any chemicals. Both resin and rosin are made from either wet or dried cannabis material. These extracts can be complicated further with the terms “live resin” and “live rosin” as we have explained above. 

The process for making rosin is typically more labor-intensive and costly, so rosins tend to be more expensive than resins. Because rosins are claimed to be solventless, they are thought to be cleaner because they don’t use chemicals such as butane or ethanol. Although the aerosol Hash Resin™ fully resolves the cost, taste and appearance in a product and takes a significantly higher place in providing better experience. 

As resins require solvents and a closed-loop system, they should only be created by licensed professionals in a certified lab and only bought in a legal market that requires products be tested. Below is a simple comparison between the Hash Rosin and Hash Resin™ processes.

Description
Live Hash Rosin
Process
Live Hash Rosin
  • Water ice wash 
  • Filtering kief
  • Pressing the kief
Timing
Live Hash Rosin
30min ice water wash
30min Filtering
30min Pressing
Yield Efficiency
Live Hash Rosin
10%
Startup Material
Live Hash Rosin
High quality flower
Processing
Live Hash Rosin
Manual Process
Capital Cost
Live Hash Rosin
$25k Cold Water Bath
$10k Filter
$15k Press
Processing Cost
Live Hash Rosin
TBD
Volume Processing
Live Hash Rosin
2-3 lb/h
Description
Hash Rosin
Process
Live Hash Rosin
  • Sifting kief 
  • Pressing the Kief
Timing
Live Hash Rosin
60min Sifting 
60min Pressing
Yield Efficiency
Live Hash Rosin
56%
Startup Material
Live Hash Rosin
High quality flower
Processing
Live Hash Rosin
Manual Process
Capital Cost
Live Hash Rosin
$25k Sifter
$15k Press
Processing Cost
Live Hash Rosin
TBD
Volume Processing
Live Hash Rosin
2-3 lb/h

Conclusion

In the effort to provide an elevated customer experience and vital health through Innovative natural processes our products at PURE5™ have been developing state of the art technologies. We look at plant processing as gourmet cooking. We provide you with the tools to formulate the best tasting products and fulfilling experience. We did an overview of the hottest customer product – Live Rosin and Hash Rosin and what alternatives are available for the customers that provide a better experience.  PURE5™ Hash Resin™ is an outstanding achievement in the breakthrough of the latest technology and science. 

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