How to Prepare for Pressing Rosin

Looking for a compact, easy-to-use press that lets you extract rosin without a lot of effort?  Do you want to be able to make small batches of oil without using harmful chemicals?  MyPress Solventless is a highly-portable way to produce industry-grade oil without using synthetic substances.  Its easy-to-read LCD interface is user-friendly and gives you precise control over how you prepare your concentrates.  At just 13 pounds, the MyPress travels well. Designed with your safety in mind, the machine powers down 45 minutes after use and contains air-insulated housing and other features that protect you and your countertops from high heat.  Plus, its one-touch temperature conversion allows you to conveniently switch between Celsius and Fahrenheit, so you can use your preferred measuring system without having to do your own calculations.  Whether you’re new to oil extraction or you’ve been doing it for years, you’ll get the best results every time.

How to Use Rosin Chips to Make Edibles

If you’ve been pressing for a while, or are just getting started, you’ve probably begun to gather a sizable collection of post-processed rosin chips. If you’re not, that means you’re throwing them away! Big mistake! Even though rosin chips are the byproduct of pressing flower into rosin, there are still valuable oils remaining in the rosin chip that you can recover.

We recommend making an infused oil with rosin chips to produce edibles. Considering heat is one of the variables involved in pressing rosin with your My Rosin Press, your rosin chip is partially activated. Getting started is easy, and the finished product is a delicious cannaoil. This is how you can do it to get the most out of your starting materials.

What You Need to Get Started

  • Rosin chips
  • Coconut oil or olive oil
  • Herbal infuser device, double boiler, hot plate, or oven
  • Cheese cloth or fine strainer

Steps to Make Edibles with Rosin

There are a few quick steps involved with the finished result being a great edible product you can enjoy at your leisure. Click here to watch a video on how it’s done.

  • Step 1: Gather your rosin chips. You can use as few or as many, chips as you’d like with the rule of thumb that the more chips you use and less oil, the more medicating the finished product will be. For everyday cooking, we recommend an ounce worth of pressed chips to 2 cups of oil. For a more potent end product, use less oil.
  • Step 2: If you’re using the oven or a hotplate, break the rosin chips into smaller pieces before adding to the oil. You don’t need to grind them up, just use your hands. If you are using an infuser, the blades in the machine will chop up the rosin chips for you. Combine the chips with the oil.
  • Step 3: Infuse the rosin chips into your oil if using an infuser. If you are using an oven or a double boiler, heat for 1 ½ – 2 hrs at 150-200° F. Do not let the oil heat above 245° F
  • Step 4: If using a method other than an infuser to heat, it is important to stir your batch often (approximately every 15 minutes) in order to evenly expose your oil to the infusion process.
  • Step 5: Strain rosin chips from the oil. Use a strainer or cheesecloth over a bowl to separate any loose particles from the oil. The longer you let the chips infuse, the darker the oil will be.

Tips for Making Edibles out of Post-Processed Rosin Chips

These tips will help your edibles come out great!

  • If you’re using an infuser, you likely need to add water to meet the minimum fill line, and after cooking, the water needs to be removed. You can remove the water by putting your oil in the fridge after cooking to cool. Then the oil will solidify and separate, allowing it to be easily be dumped out.
  • For everyday cooking oil: use 1 ounce of rosin chips and 2 cups of oil or butter. For a smaller, more potent oil, use 1 Tablespoon of oil for every 2 rosin chips.
  • Don’t grind the rosin chips or you risk introducing chlorophyll into your oil giving it a strong plant taste, and it will make it harder to strain out the loose particulate from your final product.
  • Let gravity do the straining for you. Don’t squeeze the cheesecloth to get every little bit. If you do, you will simply push particulate plant matter and chlorophyll into your final product.
  • There is no need to decarb the rosin chips prior to infusion as the rosin press already began the process, and the infusion will complete it.
  • Test your final product potency before using it in a dish. Be careful and schedule your time accordingly. Once you know this, you can take that dose and multiple it by the number of servings when baking something like brownies, or you can measure that amount out and top individual food items or drinks with the appropriate dosage.

Use this information well to make your very own cannaoil from your leftover rosin chips and get more mileage from your starting materials.

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5 Tips to Extend the Shelf Life of Rosin Concentrate

The use of a solventless rosin press is by far the most natural, holistic method to separate rosin from flower without the use of solvents. Every aspect of your extraction process from the quality and type of raw material, the temperature and pressure used, and storage will affect the purity, yield and shelf life of your rosin.

What is the Shelf life for Pressed Rosin?

The typical window for fresh, post-extraction rosin is approximately 72 hours at room temperature before presentation and texture will begin to degrade noticeably. There are different storage methods that will help delay deterioration and extend rosin shelf life. Here are our top 5 rosin press shelf life tips.

Avoid Moisture and Heat

Leaving rosin out at room temperature will only give you 3 days of freshness before oxidation kicks in and starts to deteriorate the structural integrity and diminish flavor. Simply keep in mind that high moisture and heat environments are post-pressed concentrates’ enemy. Cool, dry environments are rosin’s best friends and will promote longevity. 

Use an Air-Tight Container

By putting your post-press concentration in an airtight container, you can extend the shelf life to approximately a week for short-term preservation. An air-tight silicone or medical-grade glass container will help keep rosin cool and prevent contamination from ambient moisture. While using this storage method alone can prolong all the goodness of your rosin concentrate, you can slow deterioration even further when combined with winterizing.

Vacuum Seal for Ultimate Freshness

Many small batch growers, patients, and rosin enthusiasts highly recommend a vacuum seal method for storing rosin for longer periods of time. If you want well preserved, fresh rosin on hand, but don’t want to use your rosin press every day, long-term storage in vacuum sealed bags used in combination with a winterizing process is the ideal solution. Canning is another option, simply fold the rosin into parchment paper, place in a small canning jar, vacuum seal, and store in the freezer.

Winterizing Suggestions

Winterizing rosin concentrates is essentially keeping it cool in the fridge or a cool, dark cupboard. Here are a few suggestions for winterizing post-pressed rosin: 

  • Use an Air-Tight Container or vacuum sealed bag.
  • Avoid Harsh Temperatures at or below -5°F.
  • Thaw to Room Temperature before opening to prevent condensation.
  • Keep or Transfer thawed rosin to an air-tight container.

Previously frozen rosin must be protected in an airtight container to avoid prolonged open air, light, heat and moisture exposure.

Low Temp Pressing

Making rosin at home is a worthwhile investment for small batch, industry-quality results. Extending preservation is important to increase the shelf life of your precious concentrations. When you are planning to store your rosin long-term, make sure you follow low temp pressing recommendations to ensure integrity and flavor and avoid a sappy consistency. The quality of your starting material will directly influence your final product

Make Quality Rosin at Home with MyPress

Designed from the ground up with a desire to provide everyone with a high-quality, solventless way to make their own rosin at home, MyPress is the easiest and most affordable personal rosin press available on the market today. Give us a call at 720-432-2332 for more information about our time-saving, convenient solventless rosin press.

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Terpenes and Rosin Pressing

What are Terpenes?

Terpenes are aromatic molecules with therapeutic properties that are secreted from a plant’s trichome glands. Terpenes give Organic materials their distinct smell, flavor profile, and purported medicinal benefits. Rosin pressing at specific temperatures is one of the most effective ways of extracting high quality oil while maintaining the best possible retention-rate of your flower’s terpene content.

What You Need to Know About Micron Screen Bags for Pressing Rosin

Everyone Keeps Telling Me to Use Press Bags! When Should I Use Them?

A benefit of pressing smaller weights than commercial extractions is that you can do away with press bags when pressing flower. The natural structure of the flower will keep the majority of your flower together and prevent it from running with your oil. It’s only when pressing finer materials (i.e. kief, sift, pollen, or bubble hash, etc.) into rosin that a press bag will become beneficial because these materials are loose and fine. Pressing fine materials without a screen bag increases the risk of running with your oil during extraction, making it more difficult to collect your fresh rosin afterward without plant matter.

How Much Pressure is Needed to Make Rosin?

Many people in the rosin community operate under the misguided impression that high capacity large plates along with huge tonnage are the most effective methods to achieve higher yields. However, the aromatic terpenes and bright yellow collar associated with outstanding rosin is best achieved in smaller batches. The reason is simple. The material in smaller batches spends less time in contact with the heat.

Common Mistakes People Make When Pressing Rosin

Rosin is the oil produced from the flower by applying heat and pressure over time. Of the various plant oil extraction techniques, rosin pressing is the simplest and safest. To merely heat up the flower and squeeze out the sticky substance seems like a pretty straightforward set of instructions. However, many new pressers find the process confusing. Let’s look at the three primary reasons why users may experience challenges in successfully pressing rosin.

Time & Temperature Recommendations for Pressing Rosin

MyPress was designed and engineered from the ground up for everyone. We put safety and ease of use first and foremost in our design considerations. We highly considered portability, storage, and precise control of all the variables to ensure an easy and consistent desired outcome, press-to-press.

MyPress Solventless is a Colorado company of passionate engineers working to improve people’s lives through safety, design, and integrity.

How do I calibrate My Rosin Press?

My Rosin Press is the best rosin press available to help save you time, money, and material with your home extractions. MyPress is designed around the goal of producing an efficient production of the safest, highest-quality oil using the careful application of heat, pressure and time. But how do you calibrate your new MyPress? We can help.

MyPress Solventless’ Unique Timer Feature

Rosin connoisseurs look to the MyPress Solventless Rosin Press as the example for safe extraction and excellent results. One of the vital and unique features offered by My Rosin Press is the open climbing, count-up timer that activates as soon as the press plates effortlessly close.

Why is our automatic timer so important to the results? Because it tracks press times with precision. 

Achieve Optimum Yields with Ease

The timer on My Rosin Press faces the operator, allowing for optimal ease of use. The control records the pressing time to the second. Activated by the closing of the plates, the timer instantly begins to count-up.

The timer pauses when the plates are opened. It automatically resets to zero when the plates are shut again. This functionality allows you to track and monitor your extractions with expert precision, while fine-tuning your process to obtain the perfect balance of yield, aroma, and flavor.

With this unique function, you are assisted in recording your material-specific results and later repeating your process. Remember to keep the plates closed through the heating cycle to make the process quick, and the results satisfying, aromatic, and aesthetically pleasing.

How to Use MyPress Timer

From start to finish, the steps in this process are as follows:

  • Plug in the My Rosin Press.
  • Allow 6-12 minutes for MyPress to heat up.  
  • Press your materials.
  • Let the machine cool down (~20 mins).

From the moment your unit arrives and you plug it in, you'll love the effortlessness of this process. The count-up timer feature takes the timekeeping effort off your mind while you focus on the outcome: high yields of extraordinary quality. 

Timing Is Everything

My Rosin Press is as light, compact, and discreet as a countertop coffee maker. And most important of all, it makes a phenomenal rosin. The three key factors in extracting oil safely — without solvents — are heat, pressure, and time. Consider the time factor and the way it achieves your desired outcome. 

Your optimal pressing time will depend on your starting material and your plate temperature. So, for each starting material, record your notes to consistently obtain your perfect blend of flavor and yield.

For a new flower, a good starting point is 90 seconds, locked press at 220, after letting the upper plate apply weight to warm the flower 10 - 15 seconds before locking, then slowly, easily closing the plates. Beginning with slow warming of the material makes for an effective extraction process and best results.

With its plates locked, My Rosin Press applies the equivalent of 6 tons of weight, requiring minimal human effort to get it into the locked position. It's user-friendly, it's portable, and it gives you the ability to produce industry-standard yields in the privacy of your own home. It's the built-in timer that allows you easily determine the optimal press time.

Let Us Help You with Your Pressing Needs

We pride ourselves on our warranty protection coupled with outstanding customer service. Questions? Check our Frequently Asked Questions page, or simply give us a call at (720) 432-2332.

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