The market for oil and concentrates is expanding faster than ever, with people seeking out more potent and stronger highs than you can achieve with dry herb. Since wax concentrates can have up to 80% pure, it's not hard to see why a lot of dry herb enthusiasts are moving towards experimenting with concentrates.
The problem with buying concentrates, however, is that unlike dry herb it can be quite hard to determine the quality of what you're getting. With dry herb, you can examine the look and smell of your herb and look for crystals on the surface. With concentrates, it can be pretty impossible to judge the quality of the herb used to produce the concentrate. To ensure the potency and quality of your concentrates, one of the simplest ways to go about it is to simply do it yourself. By producing your own concentrates, you can rest assured that you know exactly what the quality of the raw materials are, and you can control the potency from there.
If you've been interested in producing your own concentrates, investing in a Rosinbomb press is a great place to start. Many people will tell you that you can achieve the same results with a clothes iron or hair straightener, but that's just not the case. Aside from possibly destroying your home appliances, the Rosinbomb is capable of much a higher temperature and pressure than what you can achieve by hand with household devices. So, if you're serious about producing your own rosin, investing in a press is of the utmost importance. Here are a few reasons why you should definitely consider splashing out on a Rosinbomb device – and the different devices to choose from.
Rosinbomb have two great presses to choose from, the Rosinbomb Rocket and the Rosinbomb M-50 Press. The Rosinbomb Rocket tabletop press is the smaller of the two, measuring in at 10 inches tall and weighing in at around 13lbs. With its minimalist, industrial design the Rocket press is a great choice for regular dabbers and newbies alike. On the other end of the scale, the larger Rosinbomb M-50 Press was definitely made with the more industrious dabber in mind, capable of exerting a much stronger pressure on your herb.
The Rosinbomb Rocket
The Rosinbomb Rocket is a great user-friendly press for those who want to begin making their own concentrates. Designed with the average user in mind, the Rocket press strives to bring high-quality, professional-level concentrates to average users at an affordable price.
While the Rosinbomb Rocket press might look a little intimidating at first to a first-time user, it's actually an incredibly user-friendly device. It requires no assembly so you can simply take it out of the box, plug it in, turn on, and allow the press to heat up. Then wrap the largest, stickiest bud you have in some parchment paper, place between the plates, and press the plates together. The plates of the Rocket have been precisely designed to convert the crystals in your flower into a dabable , through a process of intense heat and pressure. After a few minutes you'll notice a sticky wax seeping out of your herb, as a result of this strong combination of heat and pressure. Let it press for a few minutes, then carefully take out your herb. One great feature of the Rosinbomb press is the display screen that allows you to keep an eye on your temperature settings, which is an important factor if you're planning on pressing different strains of rosin. Allow your herb to cool for a few minutes, then you can scrape together your sticky rosin from the parchment paper.
Unlike other presses, the Rosinbomb rocket is powered by an electric motor instead of hydraulic power. This makes the Rocket a much quieter machine, purpose-built for individual home use.
The Rosinbomb M-50
While the Rocket is a great piece for beginners taking their first step into rosin pressing, the M-50 is definitely a device made for the more advanced presser. Quite simply put, it's a beast of a machine. It's a much heftier piece than the Rocket, measuring in over 50% taller at 16 inches high and weighing in at around 35lbs. Because the M-50 is so much larger, it's capable of exerting a much greater amount of force; OVER 5000lbs to be exact. Just like the Rocket, the M-50 is powered by an electric motor making it a really quiet machine – no more noisy compressors. Depending on the density of your material, the M-50 is capable of crushing up to 14 grams of dry herb at a time.
So, if you've been himming-and-hawing about investing in a press for a while, you can't go wrong with a Rosinbomb device. Whether you want to budget with the Rocket or splash out on the M-50, both are amazing machines capable of extracting great material from your herb. They're so user-friendly, and the plates of Rosinbomb devices are so easy to maintain, all you need to do is wipe down the plates with isopropyl alcohol.
Rosin is a great versatile substance and can be used in so many ways – you can dab it directly, or crumble it into a joint or over a bowl. Producing your own rosin is a really fun way to maximize your material and take your sessions to new heights. So press on!