5 STEPS FOR PRESSING ROSIN WITH A HAIRSTRAIGHTNER
Before we get started, let's first answer the question: What is Rosin and more specifically Hemp Rosin?
It is the concentrated compound from hemp that is extracted utilizing the application of pressure and heat to the dried components of the hemp plant, especially the flowers to create a crystalline, sticky, and occasionally a shatter-like product that can be consumed as rosin dabs.
The rosin process is pretty straightforward, and the materials needed can be expensive or cheap depending on what method you prefer to use.
For the sake of today's article, were looking at one of the cheapest of the cheap alternatives for making rosin. This is for that individual who lives to be frugal as well as savvy at making their own rosin for dabbing.
So, let's get to it.
A hair straightener
First you will want to plug in your hair straightener to warm up. Turn it to the lowest setting of around 280°-330° degrees F. While that is warming up, cut out a small square of parchment paper, about 5-6 inches.
Next, you want to take the hemp flower bud ( the whole bud, not the ground up bud) and pack it evenly and nicely in a rosin bag. Make sure that there are air spaces.
Place the packed rosin bag into the middle of the cut-out square of parchment paper and fold the parchment paper over the bag.
Now, take the hair straightener and clamp it onto the bud that’s inside the folded parchment paper. Press with the hair straightener for around 3-7 seconds. You will hear the sizzling sound and this is a good thing.
Finally, open the hair straightener & unfold the parchment paper. Use a collecting tool to dispose of the pressed hemp flower nug. The rest of the sticky material inside the bag is the rosin that you now can collect and smoke.