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 RosinsDifferent 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
Hash Rosin: Pros & Cons
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.
ResidueIf 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.
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
Fast ProcessEven 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 ExperienceDue 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 TasteAs 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 CostSince 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.
Initial CostAs 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?
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.
- Water ice wash
- Filtering kief
- Pressing the kief
- Sifting kief
- Pressing the Kief
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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