Using the developing curiosity in solventless extraction strategies, people are starting to glance to rosin being an option to butane or propane extracted concentrates. As client consultant, I often listen to consumers, who fret with regard to the hazards of ingesting these toxic solvents, inquiring for an alternate which they can really feel assured is freed from other substances. As someone that oversees the wellness and safety tips for Fleurish Farms, an organization regarded for its high-grade rosin generation, I also normally get requested about most effective procedures for urgent rosin.
Whether or not you're a purchaser or dispensary operator looking to the greatest product, or perhaps a maker seeking to kaeep the craft to the greatest benchmarks, its essential to be aware of the standard markers for high-grade rosin.
Clean, Flavorful Flower
High high-quality rosin starts with substantial top quality flower. At Fleurish Farms they currently use pro-biotically grown flower from your grasp grower at Wildcat Farms in Humboldt, CA. Just before pressing they make sure that the flower has been analyzed for mould and pesticides. Weve discovered that the most flavorful rosin comes from pressing the complete flowers, instead of trim or kief, and refer to this particular kind of rosin as �Solventless Flower Oil (or SFO).
Minimal Temperature & Superior Pressure
The rosin method, uses heat and pressure to extract the cannabis oil, so one of the biggest variables with rosin high-quality has to do with the temperature and pressure it was pressed at. For SFO, it is critical to use higher pressure and small temperatures (below the boiling point). Of course, this variety of large pressure pressing requires a custom industrial press. Those using hair-straighteners and tee-shirt presses will not be able to achieve these kinds of results.
The press and SFO method developed at Fleurish Farms allows for unprecedented levels of terpene retention (with results as significant as 9%). Many extraction methods strip the oil of it is natural terpenes, or burn them off. Hair straightener methods, for example require higher temperatures and burn off many of the delicate monoterpenes responsible for your taste and experience of a particular strain. The temperatures used on Fleurish Farm�s SFO however, remains lower enough to retain the plant�s natural terpenes.
Terpene retention is incredibly significant to maintaining a substantial quality cannabis extract for many reasons. For one, the terpenes are what makes the cannabis plant taste and smell like it does. So, when the terpenes are retained the result is an oil that tastes and smells like the strain it was made from.
I tried the 9% terpene SFO that Fleurish Farms had entered in the Emerald Cup and the oil tasted like the essence of the original flower (Cherry Limeade, an amazing strain from Aficionado); pure cherry lime deliciousness without any taste of plant matter.
Strain Precise Experience
In addition towards the taste, the terpenes also alter the way the oil makes you truly feel. Recent studies show that much of the differences patients notice between different strains of cannabis come down to their terpenes. So, if you like the way a particular strain feels, and want to get that experience through a concentrate, you need to find one that preserves the natural terpenes with the original flower. Terpenes also modify the effects of THC and can help negate some of the negative side effects that patients experience like rapid heart rate, paranoia, dry mouth and mental confusion.
Quite possibly the most effective way of getting complex flavors and effects like those in the flower, is to preserve the terpenes as they are in nature. This is exactly what you get with the substantial pressure, lower temperature SFO method. The terpenes in rosin cure with age in much the same way they do in flower. As long as they are stored properly (like flower) there are no additional shelf life concerns.