CLEARLY GOLD GOLD STANDARD 10 Ton Rosin Press VS Sasquash 10 Ton YETI Pro Series Rosin Press
With Rosin being the way to go for many cannabis consumers, being the safest way to extract it, perhaps the next best thing to do now is to find a way to have a constant supply of it. And if you prefer rosin as your medium for consumption, you’d want to have a good supply, especially if you prefer a particular strain. That’s why many turn to a rosin press and consider it a good investment.
With the advent of rosin, more companies are offering affordable solutions. Add to that the relaxed regulations in growing cannabis at home. So if you’re a home grower, and want rosin whenever you want it, it makes sense to get your own rosin press.
What Are The Different Types Of Rosin Press?
The market keeps on growing, which means newer models keep coming into the picture. And that does make the buying process extremely confusing. So let’s find out what are the different options available. This way you can decide based on your personal demands and requirements.
DIY Rosin Press
The name is pretty self-explanatory. You choose a 20-ton or 10-ton hydraulic press and rig it with the heater and heat plates. Plus a controller that adjusts the heat within these plates.
Hydraulic Rosin Press
It uses hydraulic pressure in order to produce the required force. THESE MODELS ARE PORTABLE as they work without air compressors. You can opt for a 30-ton, 20-ton, or 10-ton hydraulic rosin press.
Manual Rosin Press
This press is the MOST SUITABLE FOR HOME APPLICATIONS. It features a twist-style system or hand crank to exert force. Even these types of rosin presses are portable. In fact, they’re even affordable.
Electric Rosin Press
The best electric rosin press is a more recent invention. Just a power outlet is what the machine demands. You can choose the 20-ton or 10-ton unit for large batches. While the 1-ton or 2-ton electric rosin press is GOOD ENOUGH FOR SMALLER BATCHES.
Preumatic Rosin Press
Pneumatic and hydraulic have a lot in common. The only difference is that the pneumatic types require air compressors. Hand pumping is not what you’re dealing with here. Such a press is ideal for EXTRACTING MULTIPLE BATCHES in a single sitting.
The pneumatic version also provides you with better control over pressure.
Hybrid Rosin Press
Now hybrid and hydraulic features are also similar. Except for one aspect! The latter gives you only one option, and that is hand pumping. As for the former, the machine is cleverly engineered. It allows you to maneuver the press by hand pumping, electronically, or pneumatically. For all sorts of extraction requirements!
The best commercial rosin press is always a hybrid version. It falls between the range of 20k to 30k pounds.
How Does Rosin Press Work?
Three components are involved in the process of rosin production. These include TIME, PRESSURE, and HEAT. The proper technique depends on the machine’s capability to strike the perfect balance between these components. Only then will the best rosin press be able to generate superior flavors and effects.
At the time of extraction, heat is controlled to preserve cannabinoids and terpenes. Higher temperature tends to degrade the molecules rapidly. As a result of which the final product is inferior and bland. So it’s highly advisable to produce rosin at a lower temperature. Or you can limit the time when high heat is used. This helps in retaining some terpenes. But the only way to ensure the least degradation is to reduce the heat.
And if you’re going to decrease the heat, you need to increase the pressure. Higher pressure is less likely to compromise the original quality and profile of terpenes.
So here’s a definitive way of measuring the effectiveness of a rosin press. Check its capacity to deliver optimal pressure so you can lower the heat to a certain degree. In order to minimize the inevitable degradation!
This CLEARLY GOLD rosin press uses precision, laser-cut steel frames are cut to very low tolerances, allowing us to maintain the exact alignment of the plates. As weight is always a concern for portability, CLEARLY GOLD, has designed presses to be as minimal as possible without sacrificing any strength of the unit. This rosin press only uses extra-thick, anodized, food-grade, 6061 T6 hardened aluminum for our platens. The 1.5 inch thick plates help spread the heat more evenly. This creates less temperature fluctuation at the surface of the plates to give a more consistent and repeatable process. Temperature is controlled by industrial-grade controllers for long service life and accuracy. Temperature range control is 0 to 300 degrees F and each controller maintains its own plate temperature. Custom temperature differentials can also be made for the upper and lower plates simultaneously. Heat is supplied by multiple 200-watt heating cartridges.
This Sasquash rosin press is equipped with a pair of 4” x 8” plates and a hydraulic ram that can exert up to 10 tons or equivalent to 20,000 pounds of pressure. In one press, it’s capable of squashing 60 grams of hash, an impressive extraction rate that can elevate your production to another level. Aside from increased productivity, the Sasquash 10 Ton Yeti Pro can let you easily set and store pressure, temperature, and time to achieve the best quality in every press. Its also manufactured with FDA-approved coatings, which means your rosin will be food-safe and will not affect the flavor and potency. All of these mean your output will be consistently great for consumers and more people will patronize your business. This rosin press also has a custom-welded frame build from US Steel and the whole machine is manufactured with fire-safe insulation that will make this rosin press lasts a lifetime
Frequently Asked Questions about Rosin Presses
Here, I’ve decided to include some additional information on how to use these devices. Check out how much pressure you need to put, and how much time you need to wait for the machine to do everything right.
How Much Pressure Do You Need to Press Rosin?
A lot of factors impact the amount of pressure necessary to produce optimal results. The pressure is a crucial one to consider, but other points also matter, such as the quality and the type of material. Also, you need to consider the humidity, the method of cure, and the age of your material.
The secret to pressing rosin is to understand the “optimal point” of force for each of these conditions. For getting the pressure just right, you need to practice and try different settings.
For example, for the initial ten seconds, do not put all the pressure on your material. Just press down till a platen touches rosin, and that would be enough for warming the material. After the first ten seconds, lock your rosin press and let it work for an entire minute.
Based on my experience, the “optimal point” for pressing rosin ranges somewhat between three hundred and a thousand pounds per square inch (PSI) of pressure. If you need to adjust the figure, each model comes with a set of instructions on how to do it.
How Long Does It Take to Press Rosin?
To understand how long it takes to press rosin, one needs to be familiar with the temperature ranges. Reduced temperatures will give you oils with a honey-like buttery consistency. Also, it will have a stronger flavor.
Increased temperatures will produce a consistency that looks like soap, with a reduced number of terpenes and a little flavor. However, you will get bigger yields in terms of weight. It is necessary to know a standard range of temperatures and times based on your starting materials:
Low-quality materials: Set your temperature from 180 to 220 °F with a pressing time from one and a half to five minutes.
Better-quality materials: Maintain the temperature from 150 to 190 °F and limit the pressing time from one and a half to five minutes.
Flowers: Maintain the temperature from 180 to 220 °F with the pressing time from one to three minutes.
While one person may look to creating small batches, another may want bigger ones. Besides, everyone has specific workspace environments, budgets, and intends to make varying rosin consistencies. Although the needs of each person vary, these devices proved to be a universal fit. Do you have any comments or questions? Have you ever used a rosin press? If yes, what works best for you? Have you tried any of the models reviewed here? Feel free to leave your comments and questions in the section below, and I’ll gladly respond to all of them.