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How to Make Hash at Home

What is hash? How is it made? Our detailed walkthrough will answer these questions, and more, to help you better understand this wonderful cannabis product. We’ll also explore numerous hash-making methods so you can decide which is best for you!

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Have you ever wondered how to make hashish? It’s one of the most potent cannabis products out there. It can involve quite some tedious processes, but it’s not impossible to do on your own—far from it! In fact, you can make your own hash stash at home if you have the right tools at your disposal.

Did that pique your interest? Well, dear reader, we have a lot more for you. As you read through this article, you’ll learn more about what hash really is. Then, we’ll walk you through the different processes of making hash, which should give you an idea of what your preferred method would be.

What Is Hash?

Here’s hash in a nutshell: when you separate the trichomes from the cannabis plant, you get hashish. Now, what are trichomes, you ask? Look for the hair-like structures on the surface of your buds. Each one of these, as you might’ve guessed, are the trichomes.

If you haven’t seen trichomes up close yet, try putting a bud under a magnifying glass or microscope and have a look for yourself. They’re also that sticky resin you feel between your fingers, and contain all the good stuff like terpenes and our beloved THC and CBD.

Although most trichomes are found on mature cannabis flowers, they can be sourced from all over the plant in smaller concentrations. Many growers save their “trim” (cannabis stems, leaves, etc.) because they can extract all the trichomes to make edibles or, as we’ll soon detail, hash.

Hash vs Kief

Until recently, trichomes were referred to as simply “kief”, which appears as a fine powder not unlike sand.

Hash is the byproduct of kief that’s been extracted from the cannabis plant and subjected to a variety of processes. There are numerous hash-making methods out there, which we will discuss in the next portion of this article, but generally, it involves heating and pressurisation, with the end result being either a pliable ball or a flat brick.

People who love their concentrates, but prefer an easy, affordable extraction option, use kief as their primary starting point. It is highly psychotropic and fairly easy to source.

From What Parts of the Cannabis Plant Can Hash Be Made?

Cannabis is more complex than you might think. You can use various parts of the plant’s anatomy to source trichomes:

  • Male plants: Growers usually dispose of male cannabis plants to avoid pollinating their females. But don’t throw out your males just yet, because you can use them to make homemade hash. Though their overall cannabinoid content is lower than the females, the trichomes can still be put to good use.
  • Fan leaves: These are the largest and most recognisable leaves on the cannabis plant. They don’t contain as much kief as the sugar leaves, but are still valuable for making hash.
  • Sugar leaves: These are the very small, spiky leaves you’ll find embedded within the flowers. They’re called sugar leaves because they contain a fine dusting of trichomes on their surface.
  • Dried Buds: This is the best option. Dried buds are commonly used in dry sifting, which is also one of the easiest methods of making hash.

How Is Hash Made?

The umbrella concept of making hash is pretty straightforward. As we’ve previously mentioned, it involves collecting kief and forming it into either a brick, block, or ball using a variety of mechanisms. Let’s explore the key differences between solvent-based and solventless hash before digging deeper into various production methods.

Solventless Methods

This is the traditional way of making hash, which does not involve any solvents. Instead, you use mechanical means—which can be as simple as using your hands or setting up a silkscreen. In the latter case, you’d simply take your dried herb and rub it onto a screen to separate the trichomes.

After you’ve turned the trichomes into a pile of kief, you scoop them up into moulds, heat them, and press them into blocks, spheres, or snakes.

Solvent-Based Methods

Hash created through the use of solvents is the more modern way of doing things. In this process, butane, propane, or CO₂ is used to extract the cannabinoids and terpenes from the trichomes.

Before the hash is safe to consume, the solvent residue must be purged. For BHO (butane hash oil), you’ll need to either whip it into a wax using a hot plate or put it through a vacuum desiccation chamber. It is highly flammable and therefore very dangerous, so it’s not recommended to perform this method at home.

How to Make Hash at Home: Different Methods

Luckily for you, in this piece, we’re going to focus on the safer methods of making hash. Below are some hash-making techniques that don’t involve the use of solvents.

Hand Rolling

This method is pretty self-explanatory. As the name suggests, the hand-rolling method involves handling large amounts of cannabis. Typically, this method is performed on dried, cured buds.

Rolling the buds between the palms, you’ll soon see a black layer of sticky resin form. You’ll know you’ve gathered enough material once you’re able to form small spheres of hash.

Here’s an important factor to note: since you’re using your hands, expect to also collect some of the oils and dirt from the skin. So before you dive right in, be sure to wash your hands well.

Shoe Method

The shoe method compresses a small amount of kief for a low-hassle way of making hash. As the name suggests, it involves the use of your shoe.

Equipment
  • Five grams of kief
  • Small piece of tape
  • Parchment paper or cellophane
  • Pin
Directions
  1. Wrap your material tightly in either the parchment paper or cellophane. Use the tape to prevent it from constantly unfolding. Avoid using plastic bags because the hash has a tendency to stick to it.
  2. Using a pin, punch a small hole through the package to allow the trapped air to seep out. Make sure it is securely sealed.
  3. Once the package is locked in tight, place it inside the heel of your shoe. You’ll want to use boots, or any hard-soled closed footwear, because they are much better for pressing.
  4. The weight you’ll administer as you walk, along with your body heat, will help press the hash into a slab. This method will take at least 15 minutes and up to an hour to complete.

Turning Kief Into Hash

Just like the first method on this list, pressing kief into hash is mostly hand labour. It is the most convenient method because you don’t need any special equipment—but do ready yourself for quite an exercise. If you’re not used to this kind of method, expect some sore hands after.

For this process, you’ll want to use some medium to high-quality kief. Be sure it is freshly sieved and devoid of any plant material for easier moulding.

Directions
  1. Measure out a small amount of kief. You’ll know you have the right amount if the mound fits perfectly in the palm of your hand (it usually takes a few grams).
  2. Work with this little pile by rolling it together until it binds into one solid piece. Continue rubbing it in between the palms for about ten more minutes until you notice a change in density.
  3. Wrap the material in cellophane and make sure it is tightly sealed without excess air inside. Next, wrap this package in a few layers of a damp cloth, newspaper, or paper towels.
  4. Place it onto a warmed skillet over very low heat. Be sure to turn it frequently. You don’t need to heat this package for too long. All you’re after is for the material to stick together.

Flat Screening, Aka Dry Sifting

Flat screening is a very easy and straightforward method. All you’ll need is some dried herb and a silkscreen. That’s about it.

Do note that the smaller the holes you’re working with, the purer quality of hash you’ll get. Basically, the quality and quantity you’ll yield will depend on the tools you’re using.

An important step to remember beforehand is to freeze your cannabis stash for a good few hours. Doing this will make it easier for the trichomes to separate from the plant.

Directions
  1. To begin this process, place the screen on top of a flat and clean surface. Add the buds/trim on top of the screen.
  2. Gently rub the material against the screen in a circular motion. You’ll see all the trichomes fall on the surface below the screen.
  3. Continue this process for as long as needed. You’ll know you have enough when you’ve got about 10% of the total weight of your trim in trichomes.

Blender Method

As the name suggests, you’ll need a blender for this method. But, like dry sifting, you’ll also need a silkscreen on hand.

Directions
  1. Place your trim into the blender and add water until it fills up all the greens. Add a handful of ice and blend for up to a minute.
  2. After that short blend, pour the mixture into a glass jar using the silkscreen to act as a sieve. Let the jar sit unattended for about an hour. During this time, you’ll see the trichomes settle on the bottom of the jar. That means you’re on the right track.
  3. Empty out about ⅔ of the water, but be sure to prevent those trichomes from spilling out. Refill the jar with ice water, and once again leave it to settle for up to five minutes. Re-drain ⅔ of the water, and repeat this process four to five times.
  4. Once you’ve emptied out as much water as you can, get a coffee filter and pour the solution over it to separate the water from the trichomes. Squeeze any excess water and allow the kief to dry.

It’s quite a tedious process, but the dried-out kief is your final product. No more heating or pressing required, and you can use it as is in a bowl or joint.

Dry Ice Hash, Aka Bubble Hash

The bubble hash method is considered to be the purest solventless hash-making process (dry ice is not considered a “true” solvent here) as the final product contains practically zero plant matter.

Equipment
  • Dry ice
  • Large bucket
  • Gradually finer bubble mesh bags (73μm for purest resin result)
  • Credit card
  • Pollen press (optional)
Directions
  1. Place the trim or flower into a large bucket with the dry ice. Stir and shake lightly for a few minutes to help the resin glands separate from the plant material.
  2. Wrap the bubble bags around the top of the bucket. Turn the bucket upside down to transfer everything into the bags, and place onto a large, flat, and clean surface.
  3. Shake the bucket for a few minutes until you see the surface filled with amber-looking dust.
  4. Take a card or any flat and hard material and use it to scrape all the product (now resin) together.
  5. To turn the resin into hash, place the collected material into a pollen press for nice little kief coins.

Hot Water Bottle Method

The hot water bottle method is similar to doing it by hand. The difference, however, is that with this one, more heat is needed to melt the waxy cuticle off each trichome head.

Equipment
  • Cellophane or parchment paper
  • Wine bottle
Directions
  1. Put the resin on top of the cellophane or paper, then fold it in half. Boil some water and fill the wine bottle with it. Allow it to cool for five minutes.
  2. Place the wine bottle on top of the resin-filled folder paper and leave it there for 30 seconds. You should see the resin darken in colour.
  3. Using very minimal pressure, roll the warm bottle over the paper. With the help of the pressure from your hand and the heat from the bottle, the resin should melt with relative ease.
  4. Flip the paper over to the other side and repeat the same process.
  5. After this process is complete, the resin should look like a flattened but sticky and shiny meat patty. Fold the paper back over and continue the pressing process one last time before taking it out for use.

Charas

This method is exactly like the hand rolling method, with the difference being that charas uses uncured buds. Most growers will remove a few cuttings from plants that are 2–3 weeks away from full maturity. Others, however, will wait until harvest time.

Like with hand rolling, the charas method involves rubbing the buds and trim gently between the palms of your hands until a thick coat appears. Scrape it off once done, and voila: you have a product you can add to your favourite buds in a joint, blunt, pipe, or bong.

Mechanical Drum

For those who have the monetary resources and want a machine to do the work for them, the mechanical drum method will be best for you. It is essentially the dry sifting method, but uses a complex and efficient apparatus.

Here’s how it works: you’ll place your trim into a container that is covered by a large silkscreen. The machine then shakes the container to release all the trichomes, but do take note that this method is just for extracting kief. You will still need a pollen press to turn your product into hash coins.

For best results, freeze your cannabis for about three hours before placing it into the machine.

How to Dry Your Hash

Drying and curing your hash is vital to preserving its quality. Storing it moist will only kick off the process of fungi or mould development.

Bubble hash, in particular, requires sufficient drying and curing for best results. To rid the kief of moisture, it’s best to spread it out on a piece of cardboard lined with parchment paper. Spreading it out will increase the surface area and speed up the process, and the cardboard will draw out the moisture from the kief. You want to make sure you’re drying your bubble hash in a cool, dark environment.

After drying, it’s time to allow the hash to cure in whatever form you see fit (such as hash coins). Storing it in parchment paper in humidity-controlled glass jars is a good option, and will help mature its flavour and aroma.

Choose the Right Hash-Making Method for You

Which hash-making method you choose will depend on the resources you have on hand and your preferences. Do you have the money to spend on more elaborate machines, and if you do, are you willing to spend it on that?

You will need to spend a little on the silkscreen, bubble bags, and dry ice, but the benefit is being able to make hash in the comfort of your own home. The best part: it really isn’t that difficult.

Hopefully, this article will guide you successfully through your hash-making venture. Best of luck to you!

THE BEST STRAINS FOR CRAFTING HASH

ROYAL GORILLA

If you’re thinking of making a fre sh batch of hash, then you should definitely consider using Royal Gorilla, but only if you can handle enormous levels of THC. This monster is the result of an ambitious growing project featuring parent strains Sour Dubb, Chem Sis, and Chocolate Diesel. This strain shows no mercy and offers instant and long-lasting highs fuelled by THC values of over 25%. What’s more, she has a genetic makeup consisting of 50% sativa genetics and 50% indica genetics, offering a powerful effect that is equally balanced between the domains of the body and mind. The sativa elements wake up the brain and open the gates to in-d epth creative thinking and problem solving, whereas the indica aspects send a warm and comforting feeling into the muscles.

This award-winning variety pumps out large quantities of resin during the flowering phase of the grow cycle, making her a dream for growers that like to hand-rub hash fresh from the flowers. This highly psychoactive hash can be moulded into balls and blocks, and gives of pleasant scents of earthiness and pine. Royal Gorilla favours a warm climate and will produce more resin for hash production if provided with these settings. Indoor plants raised within grow rooms or tents have the capacity to reach heights of 160cm and put out large yields of 550g/m², considering adequate lighting and nutrients are provided. Plants cultivated in larger outdoor spaces will grow to slightly taller heights of 170cm and produce yields of up to 600g/plant. Growers should expect to harvest and trim these flowers during the middle of October. Royal Gorilla has a flowering time of 8–9 weeks.

Making cannabis hash can seem scary, but it isn't as difficult as you may think. Read through to find out the various (safe) ways to make hashish at home.

How To Make Your Own Homemade Rosin (dabs)

by Sirius Fourside

Table of Contents

What Is Rosin?

If you’re going to make Rosin, it’s a good idea to know what you’re getting! Rosin is a solventless (that means no chemicals) cannabis concentrate that you can make at home. Since it’s solventless, it’s a lot safer than concentrates that use solvents like BHO, Shatter and Wax. Rosin is versatile; you can place it on flowers as a “topper”, or you can smoke it as a “dab” if you have the appropriate equipment. In fact, if you’re looking to turn your weed into a dab-able concentrate, rosin is a great way to go.

Freshly made rosin on a wax tool

Rosin vs Resin vs Live Resin

If you’ve been to a dispensary, or if you’re active in the cannabis niche online, you’ve probably heard of these three similar sounding things. They’re actually pretty different from each other, but it’s not as complicated as people make it seem.

Rosin

Rosin is the result of putting cannabis under intense heat and pressure. If you stick some weed between two hot plates and press the plates together as hard as you can, a golden/golden-brown substance will be left over and that substance is rosin!

Resin

When you hear the word resin, it can refer to one of two very different things. One usage refers to “the sticky stuff” on your plants, aka the trichomes. This is the stuff you can collect in a grinder as “kief”. You could also use cold water to agitate resin off your weed (bubble hash) or freeze the trichomes off your plant matter (dry-ice hash).

Resin also refers to the black sludge left over in bongs and pipes after extended use. This type of resin is also called “reclaim”, and many people smoke this leftover gunk so they don’t waste weed. Although this can be effective in a pinch, it’s about as gross as it sounds and we don’t recommend using it. The stuff is sticky and stinky (not in a good way) and it stains anything it touches.

A ball of black “reclaim”; the gross kind of resin

Live Resin

As the newest kid on the block, Live Resin is the most sought-after of these three. Live Resin is a concentrate made from freezing a newly harvested plant then using additional means to extract the trichomes from the plant. This is usually done with a solvent and it takes some sophisticated equipment to do.

Wait, I’ve heard these names before…

If you think you’ve heard the terms “Rosin” or “Resin” before, it’s because you probably have! The lack of legal legitimacy makes it so that many of the terms we use as cannabis growers are repurposed from other stuff.

  • Rosin refers to a substance used on the bows of cellos and violins. Rosin makes it easier for the bows to grip the strings of their respective instrument.
  • Resin is a thick substance made by plants that is usually composed of terpenes. This definition is perfect for what we’re talking about, but Resin can also refer to the sticky stuff from any plant.

Rosin vs Bubble Hash/Kief/Dry Ice Hash

There are already a ton of cannabis concentrates, so it might be hard to remember what the difference is between them. Here’s a really quick breakdown of some differences between some of the heavy-hitters:

Rosin (left), dry-ice hash, bubble hash, kief (right)

Rosin

  • Made with high-heat and intense pressure.
  • Makes a strong, sticky substance that you can dab or put on flowers

Bubble Hash

  • Combine weed, ice-cold water and agitate to make Bubble Hash
  • After drying, you’ll have a crumbly pile of tiny, super-potent pebbles and dust
  • Learn how to make Bubble Hash
  • This stuff just falls right off of dry cannabis if it’s agitated enough
  • Makes a golden-green powder that can be sprinkled on flowers

Dry-Ice Hash

  • Like Bubble Hash, but uses Dry-Ice instead of cold water
  • Dry-Ice Hash is essentially Kief, but using dry-ice makes the process more efficient
  • Learn How to make Dry-Ice Hash

If you’re going to make your own homemade rosin, there are two main methods: you can use a dedicated Rosin Press, or you can use a hair straightener. Both these methods will work, but they each have their strengths and weaknesses. Let’s go through each method of making rosin and some of the pros and cons of each technique.

Before You Start Making Rosin…

Rosin is just plain great! It’s impressive, fun to make, and even more fun to use. However, before you start on your rosin making journey, there are a few important pieces of information you should know:

  1. Rosin is weed intensive. It takes a bunch of weed to do, and if you’re lucky with a high-quality hydraulic press and a cooperative strain, you’ll get 25% of your weed-weight back as rosin. In my experience, a hair straightener should return between 5%-10% while a non-hydraulic press (like the one I use in this tutorial) will get you 8%-17% That number can get a little higher or a lot lower and that largely depends on your rosin press, your technique, and the weed you start with. Some strains will make lots of rosin, and some will make very little. Seriously, your weed will make a huge difference in determining how much rosin you can press out of it.
    1. If you harvest lots of weed at a time like with this method, you can make rosin without much worry.
  2. Making rosin involves high levels of heat. Be careful not to burn yourself during the process of pressing, no matter which method you use.
  3. You will have to experiment a bit. Although you can use the default settings provided below, you’ll do even better if you test out different strains, temperatures and length of pressing time.

Captured rosin looks almost like a Rorschach test

How Much Rosin Will I Get?

This is a common question growers have before they invest their homegrown weed into making rosin. There isn’t an exact answer since no one can predict the future, however, there are a few factors that will give you a good idea of what to expect from your next pressing.

  1. Strain – The strain you use will make a huge difference! Some strains make tons of trichomes and will give you good returns on rosin, so weed will make next to nothing.
  2. Pressure – The more pressure your Rosin Press can produce, the more rosin you’re likely to get.
  3. Grow Method (Lights) – Powerful grow lights are more likely to produce weed with lots of resin. So, good lights = more rosin!
  4. Heat – In short, less heat (down to 220°F) will produce a better product, but less yield. Higher temps will produce more rosin of lower quality.
  5. Moisture – Dry buds will soak up much more of your rosin before it can make it to your parchment paper. Buds at about 62%RH will work great.
  6. Age – Although we can’t say this definitively, our testing shows that newer bud seems to put out more rosin that older bud. This could be a side-effect of moisture, but again, we don’t have proof besides informal testing.

As a very rough estimate, you can expect about

  • 5-10% return from a hair straightener (in good scenarios)
  • 8-17% returned from a manual press
  • 20-25+% from a hydraulic press

Factors 2 and 4 are largely dependent on your rosin press. In general, you can expect the most rosin from a hydraulic press, a fair amount of rosin from a manual press, and the least from a hair straightener.

The NugSmasher XP – A high-quality Rosin Press with a price tag to match!

If you want a high-quality rosin press, be prepared to PAY!
(Note how the price jumps from $500 to $2000. Guess which ones are hydraulic…)

All 6 factors will drastically affect how much rosin you’re able to press out of your cannabis. When pressing your rosin, try testing out these factors individually. Not only will you have a good time producing rosin, but you’ll learn the best way for you to maximize the amount of rosin you get in while maintaining a level of quality you like.

How to Make Rosin with a Rosin Press

The MyPress Gen 2 Rosin Press – A midrange press that gets the job done

  • Easier method
  • More efficient; you’ll get more rosin per press
  • Fun! Making your own rosin is actually fun with a press!
  • Expensive. A decent press costs a pretty penny and higher-end presses can cost thousands!

You’ll want to thoroughly read the instructions for your Rosin Press before you use it. Although the instructions are simple, they can vary quite a bit depending who makes the press.

What You’ll Need:

  • Rosin Press
    • In this tutorial, I’ll be using the MyPress Gen 2, but there are higher grade (more expensive) ones like the Nugsmasher XP
  • Minimum 1g of weed (you’re going to want more, but only press 1g at a time unless your machine says otherwise)
  • Parchment paper (do not substitute with wax paper)
    • You can get squares or a roll
  • Pollen press (not absolutely necessary, but it helps)
  • Wax collecting tools
  • 25-micron press bags (for pressing hash/kief)

Making Rosin

  1. Plug in your Rosin Press and turn it on.
    • You’ll need to figure out what temperature works best for each strain, but 220°F is a good place to start.
  2. While your press heats up, grind up 1-1.5g of cannabis. You can also just use a whole nug to avoid wasting resin.
    • You can also press kief, dry-ice hash, or bubble hash.
  3. Use your pollen press to turn your weed or hash/kief into a thin disk.
  4. Make an envelope out of parchment paper for your weed.
  5. Place your weed at the back of the envelope.
    • If you’re using hash, place the disk in a 25-micron bag first to keep the hash from absorbing rosin.
    • Warning: the micron bag will absorb some of the rosin. It’s just the way it is.
  6. Open the heated plates of your press.
  7. Place the envelope on the bottom plate and then press your weed by closing the plates (consult your Rosin Press instructions)
  8. Leave the disk between the plates at 220°F for 60-90 seconds.
    • You’ll have to experiment to find the best heat/time combination for the strain you’re doing, but that’s part of the fun!
  9. Carefully open the plates (please don’t burn yourself) and remove the envelope
  10. Carefully open the envelope. Note the sticky substance all around your weed. That’s homemade rosin!
  11. Take out the used disk of weed without letting it touch the rosin and allow the rosin on the parchment paper to cool for about a minute.
  12. Use a scraping tool to collect your new rosin.
  13. (Optional) Press your weed once more to get all the rosin you can.

How to Make Rosin with a Hair Straightener (the low-budget method)

Kipozi makes a high-quality hair straightener that can also make rosin!

  • Dirt cheap compared to a Rosin Press. If you have a hair straightener or a very forgiving partner with a hair straightener, you already have most of what you need!
  • The act of pressing only takes about 20 seconds compared to a Rosin Press that takes 90 seconds.
  • The resulting product just isn’t as good.
  • Much more likely to burn yourself!
  • Little-to-no control over the level of heat. This can be fixed by using a high-quality straightener like this one.
  • Less efficient. You’ll actually get less rosin per press than if you had used a dedicated press.

What You’ll Need:

  • Hair Straightener
    • I used a hair straightener by Kipozi and honestly, I was surprised at the options it had and how well it performed.
  • At least 1g of weed (doing more than 1g at a time can be wasteful)
  • Parchment paper (do not substitute with wax paper)
    • You can get squares or a roll
  • Oven-safe gloves
  • Pollen press (not absolutely necessary, but it helps)
  • Wax collecting tools
  • 25-micron press bags (for pressing hash/kief)

A few rosin presses collect on a wax tool. Yummy!

Making Rosin

  1. Grind up 1g of cannabis or just use a whole (1g) nug if you’re feeling saucy.
    • You can also press kief, dry-ice hash, or bubble hash.
  2. Use your pollen press to turn your weed or hash/kief into a thin disk.
    • Again, you can also just use a whole nug to avoid wasting resin.
  3. Use your parchment paper to make an envelope for your weed.
  4. Place your weed at the back of the envelope.
    1. If you’re using hash, place the disk in a 25-micron bag first to keep the hash from mingling with the rosin.
    2. Warning: You will lose some rosin to the press bag. I know it hurts, but it’s normal.
  5. Plug in your hair straightener and turn it on. Make sure it’s on a surface that won’t be affected by the heat (like a kitchen counter).
    1. Turn it down to the lowest setting if you have the option. If your straightener has a temperature control like this one, set it to 220°F.
  6. Put on your oven-safe gloves while the hair straightener heats up.
  7. Place the envelope on the bottom heating element of the hair straightener plate and then close the straightener around your weed-envelope.
  8. Press down firmly on the hair straightener for 15-20 seconds. You should hear sizzling.
    • Seriously, press down hard!
  9. Remove the envelope from the hair straightener and put the straightener out of the way so you don’t accidentally burn yourself.
  10. Carefully open the envelope. Note the sticky substance all around your weed. That’s homemade rosin!
  11. Take out the used disk of weed without letting it touch the rosin and allow the rosin on the parchment paper to cool.
  12. Use a scraping tool to collect your new rosin.
  13. (Optional) Press your weed once more to get all the rosin you can.

Using and Storing Rosin

Now that you know how to make rosin, it’s important that you know what to do with it!

Usage

Rosin can be placed on top of flowers to make your bud stronger and tastier. It can also be used directly as a dab if you have a dab rig or a portable dab vaporizer/rig.

Storage

Firstly, you’re going to need containers to put your rosin in. Rosin is super-sticky (and some strains can be even stickier than others), so you’ll want a silicone container so your product is easier to handle.

There are the “standard” silicone containers you’ll see in dispensaries, and then there are cool wax containers like these if you prefer a little more flair.

Officially, it’s advised that rosin only is kept for around 3 days in regular conditions, or up to a week if stored inside an air-tight container in a refrigerator. The reasoning behind this schedule is that rosin will lose its distinctive flavor quickly, and keeping it for a short amount of time will prevent that from happening.

Just to be safe, this is a good rule to follow. It ensures that you don’t waste anything and that any rosin you make will be super-fresh. That being said…

Some growers just aren’t as concerned with flavor profiles. If your main concern is potency, you can probably keep your rosin for much longer without a noticeable drop in its apparent strength. I’ve stored rosin at room temperature in a non-airtight container for about 3 weeks and it felt just and powerful as the day I got it.

There you have it! Now get out there, make a bunch of tasty rosin and send us pictures to show how well it worked out for you!

Rosin is a potent, solventless cannabis concentrate that is most popular when used by itself as a "dab". Learn how to make press your own Rosin at home!