For DIY rosin enthusiasts, producing your own small batch essential oils at home is a safe, cost-effective alternative, when done correctly. Most rosin aficionados prefer a safe and healthy solventless method for personal, small-batch rosin production. In the quest to find the best methods to extract a quality concentration, it’s easy to consider using a hair straightener. There are several reasons to stay away from using a common beauty supply tool, from the hazards associated with handling a hot flat-iron to the inconsistency of results and disappointing yields.
Serious at-home rosin connoisseurs understand the importance of investing in a rosin press to ensure repeatable, quality results.
The Compact, Lightweight Choice for the Discerning DIY Rosin Devotee
My Rosin Press was designed from the ground up to provide rosin devotees with an easy-to-use press specializing in controlled, industry-quality, repeatable yields. With safety in mind, MyPress Solventless features auto shut-off after 45 minutes of no use, electrically-grounded Axiom plates and frame, and a resilient air-insulated ABS housing for safe handling. The My Rosin Press requires minimum effort and features benefits like:
- Easy-to-Read/Operate LCD Display with adjustable temperature control in ten-degree increments.
- Fahrenheit to Celsius Toggling with the push of a button.
- Adjustable Stainless Steel Axiom Plates for optimal pressure.
- Plate Activated Timer for easy and stress free precision.
Let’s Get Pressing
What Do I Need?
- Flower (Optimal 1 to 1.5 grams per press)
- Parchment Paper
- My Rosin Press (Gen. 1 or 2)
- Rosin Collecting Tool
- Pollen Press
Step 1. Prepare your parchment paper
Cut a strip of parchment paper 4 inches wide and 7- 8” long. Fold this in half to create a square. It’s okay if your paper overreaches the edges of the plates, as this will insure that the pressing surface stays clean. The oil will adhere to the parchment paper for collection. For best results we recommend incorporating a few specific folds to create a directionally folded pouch. A directional fold method will make collecting the rosin easier and maintain your terpene profile.
How do I make a directional pouch?
STEP 2. Plug and Play
Determine the best temperature for the weight, density, quality and age of your material. You can vary the amount of material to press, just adjust the temperature and Axiom press plates for the correct pressure. Next preheat your rosin press by turning it on and selecting the temperature.
- 180° – 220°F for Flower
- 160° – 180°F for Powder, and Denser Materials
- 220° – 250°F for Dated or Lower-Quality Material
*ProTip – My Rosin Press will take approximately 6-12 minutes to heat up, depending on room temperature and your chosen plate temperature.
STEP 3. Pre-Puck
Pre-puck your material by using a pollen press. This is an important step to maximize yield by concentrating the material into a small puck. The lightly compacted puck and homogeneous shape will uniformly shape your flower to assist in evenly applying pressure and preventing small particulate from running with your oil. This allows you to press flower without the necessity of using a filter bag. Once formed, place this puck into your parchment paper.
STEP 4. Use Your My Rosin Press
For any new flower pressed for the first time, a good setting for initial pressing is to start at around 90 seconds at 220℉. After letting the upper plate apply weight to warm the flower for approximately 10-15 seconds before locking, gently close the plates. Beginning by slowly warming the material makes for a more effective extraction and improved results.
With the plates locked, My Rosin Press applies the equivalent of 6 tons of weight to your material. This is all achieved while requiring minimal human effort to get it into the locked position. It’s user-friendly, portable, and it gives you the ability to produce industry-standard yields to your own exacting standards, in the privacy of your own home. The units built-in timer allows you easily determine the precise optimal press time.
STEP 5. Cool the Rosin
Pull the parchment paper out and let the rosin cool completely before handling. Remove the “rosin chip” (or left-over flattened material) from the parchment paper and save it for other. Check out these interesting DIY rosin chip projects. To cool the rosin faster and more effectively preserve your terpene profile, we recommend removing something from the freezer and placing the parchment paper on it.
*ProTip – Putting the rosin directly in the freezer may cause condensation and affect the quality of your final product by incorporating unwanted moisture.
STEP 6. Collect the Rosin
Once the rosin has cooled, use a standard Rosin tool to collect the rosin from the parchment paper. We recommend an arrowhead or paddle-shaped tool head. Use a quick, light stroke to allow the sticky rosin gather itself on the end of the tool. Place the parchment on a Silicone mat sheet on your counter to help secure the paper in place while you collect the rosin.
*ProTip – Lightly roll your Rosin tool to collect the oil. Where possible, try to avoid scraping or digging roughly for the easiest collection.
MyPress Solventless for DIY Rosin Connoisseurs
Growers, patients, and enthusiasts alike, love the timesaving, convenient My Rosin Press for quality, high-yield rosin extraction. At $449.00 USD, the My Rosin Press is a worthwhile investment for those looking for small batch, industry-standard results with minimal effort. Click here for more information about the best personal rosin press available or give us a call at 720-432-2332 if you have any questions, we are always happy to help!