Different types of resin extraction methods
One of the simplest extraction methods that offers the best results is what is commonly called dry sift. There are several ways to carry it out and depending on the amount of weed you want to process you will have to choose one method or another.
Secret Shaker is one of the simplest ones: it consists of a plastic jar with two lids, one at the upper part and another at the bottom. Marijuana has to be frozen and put inside the upper compartment, then the lid has to be closed. Just with a few shakes, marijuana resin from the upper part will start falling through a sieve and when all the material has passed through it, you will only have to open the bottom lid to obtain a good amount of the finest hash.
Another way of extracting resin with a dry method is using a Hash Shaker, very similar to Secret Shaker, but available in several sizes to fit the amount of marijuana we want to process.
If the shakers are too small, you can resort to the Rotator or Secret Box. The Rotator is a kind of washing machine drum with a 132 micron screen, where frozen marijuana is set. As the drum turns around slowly, resin falls little by little into a container with a tray located under the drum. Secret box, which also features Secret Box Spare Screens (sold separately), works in a similar way, but it is only available in one size.
If you aim for obtaining the finest hash, the best method is Ice Water Extraction. For this, you can resort to the Secret Smoke washer and extraction sieves. There are several types of screen, in several sizes and models, made of different materials.
Once the extraction is done, the product can be pressed in a Pollen Press and made into pressed hash pieces.
Resin hash: what is it?
This product made from cannabis resin or pollen is obtained by separating the trichomes from the plant matter. It involves collecting the kief and turning it into blocks, bricks or balls, through a series of transformations. This can contain high levels of THC or CBD, depending on the plant selected.
However, unlike kief, the quality of kief is much lower. It usually has a brown or black color, as well as greenish or even reddish hues; it’s determined by the chosen strain to extract it. Its proportion of THC is lower than that of pollen and will vary depending on the plant’s quality from which it has been extracted, as well as the adulterants used.
It should be noted that in general, hash that has not been made at home or that does not come from specialized environments, such as cannabis clubs, is usually adulterated; which can be detected in the taste it leaves when used. This is one of the main differences that distinguish it from pollen.
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Pollinator Spinner for Hash extracts
The Pollinator is essentially a machine used for resin extracts that produces quality hash extracts from plant material like the Adjustable Secret Box.
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Manual Prensa Rosin Gasspresso
The Manual Graspresso GP2 700 kg Rosin Press is a hand-actioned pressing system designed for pressing cannabis flowers and extracting resin (Rosin technique). It’s compact, easy to transport and even easier to use. Both experts and beginners can get impressive results from this device in pretty much any situation, as long as the material you’re working with is good to start with.
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Qnubu Press Kompact Manual
The Qnubu Press Kompact 2.0 Manual 600 kg is perfect to perform extractions in a professional way, featured by its easy usage and simple transport. Manufactured by high quality material, it presents two metal plates with demonstrated reliability, as well as a digital controller to set the time and temperature parameters for each pressing.
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Secret Icer and the Pure Factory hashish ice extraction bags are the most affordable ones, and the Ice-O-Lator Pressing Screens which, apart from being the pioneers in finest quality extracts, are the most resistant ones. In this way, you'll manage to get this "double resin", highly desired by hash lovers, which cannot be obtained through any other method.
FAQ about resin extraction
How is cannabis live resin extracted?
This concentrate is extracted from fresh-harvested plants that have been flash-frozen, then basted with solvents such as butane or hash oil (BHO) to be pressed.
How do you extract resin at home?
After freezing your biomass for 24-36 hours, you can either use or not solvents for the extraction. They can be made without using solvents, which allows you to enjoy concentrates without any chemical residues that could pose a health risk.
What resinous extract is derived from cannabis?
The resinous extracts that are derived from cannabis are hash oil or cannabis oil. These products are usually consumed by smoking, vaporizing or eating.
What's the difference between pollen and hashish?
Pollen is the cannabis powder that can be obtained by passing the plant through a sieve, containing a much higher THC level, and normally used for mixing with tobacco or in a pipe. Hashish, also made from cannabis resin or pollen, is obtained by separating the trichomes from the plant matter.