How to adjust your results to finetune your process:
Now that you have a successful result, try it out. If you wish to improve the flavor presentation, try to reduce your time per press in set increments from your newly recorded time for the next few presses. (-10 seconds is suggested)
If you're seeking to improve the yield try to then you should increase the amount of time you're pressing by the same increment for the next few presses. Slowly, as you begin to familiarize yourself with your material and the factors playing into a successful extraction, you will be able to balance the quality you're seeking with the yield you seek as well.
Control for any/all variables:
There are many things that factor into a successful extraction. Controlling for each, one-by-one, will give you greater control over the outcome. While not exhaustive, such factors may include:
Specific/ambient humidity of your flower: 62% is best.
Genetic predisposition to solventless extraction: some strains are easier than others for pressing
Poor grade, or porous parchment paper: usually very slippery oil, hard to collect
Density: If your flower is prepped too densely, you run the risk of limiting its ability to let the oil escape easily when extracting
All flower is Different
While some flower is incredible on its own, not all flower is receptive to the demands placed upon it by the extraction process. We suggest trying as many different strains, from as many different sources, as you can so as to better understand the process, and work toward fine-tuning your results.
Greater terpene content means a greater potential for benefits.
For many, the ability to extract easily at home presents unique benefits. Primary among these is the ability to decide upon the degree of terpene retention in your final product.
Lower temperatures will produce less overall yield, though the final product will have more of the terpenes many seek.
Higher temps/longer times will increase the yield but limit the terpene retention.
These key points will likely be most helpful if you're seeking to use the MyPress for medicinal reasons.
Finally, and most importantly
Record everything. Test, play, experiment.
The better you come to understand the process and your material, the better you'll master the art of extracting rosin for yourself, on your own terms.
If you have other questions, please reach out to us at any time!
-Your friends at MyPress,