Cannabis extracts were created in ancient times to facilitate the storage or transportation of buds for long periods of time or distances. The oldest and most well-known in the world is hashish: this extract is so old that you can even find mentions of it in the history of Middle Eastern countries since 900 AD. The world of marijuana extracts is growing day by day. Therefore, the interest of many people about this new way of consuming cannabis does too.
Recently, a new extraction method was created, and it consists of applying pressure and heat to the bud to provide us with something called rosin. It all started with a bud wrapped in baking paper, squeezed into a hair straightener. Today, hundreds of companies produce increasingly sophisticated presses and rosin bags (of utmost importance) where you have to put the buds in. These bags retain the vegetal part of the plant, its pistils and impurities so that you can obtain a clean and pure extract.
Now, I know you must be wondering: What is rosin? It’s nothing more than resin in its solidified state. The extracts obtained from it have the texture of waxes and even small agglutinated crystals with a color between yellowish and amber. The process of extraction involves separating as much vegetal parts as possible from the bud and making its active compounds available for use.
Regarding the obtaining process, it is convenient to experiment with different temperatures and pressing times of the buds, since the performance and quality of the final product can vary a lot. While some can give very little resin, others can give you a quantity of resin of more than 10% of the weight of the buds.
In order for you to get the best possible extract, you must carefully select a high quality press, a specific strain and the best rosin press bags possible. Luckily, we will be talking about the best 5 strains available to make rosin with today.
Zkittlez is one of the most refined strains, being loved by many growers due to its strong fruity aroma. However, due to its hybridization with OGKB (OG Kush Breath), it has obtained a new flavor and perfectly highlights its fuel and citrus aroma. The result of this hybridization is the OGKZ, which has really impressive genetics since it has the ability to produce firm and sticky buds. This strain is a real devourer of nutrients and can give you extraordinary harvests if trained with certain techniques. If it is grown indoors, it is advisable to prolong the vegetative phase, while outdoors it is preferable for it to grow in the pleasant environment of a greenhouse that has temperatures similar to those found in places with dry, warm and Mediterranean climates.
Lemon Garlic OG
Those who like to make hash, extracts, or just the intense flavors of a bud, will definitely fall for Lemon Garlic OG. As its name suggests, it has a very powerful and acid aroma, with a mixture of garlic and pine-scented floor cleaner, accompanied by hints of citrus. Its flavor is really complex. In fact, a simple hit of Lemon Garlic OG fills your entire mouth with an intense garlic aftertaste that wears off quite slowly. When extracts made with this bud are consumed, a very special and unique garlic aroma spreads throughout the room. Its effect is very powerful, not suitable for unaccustomed users, as it produces the sensation of being on a cerebral roller coaster. As for its cultivation, it grows at high speed during the vegetative phase, developing a wide distance between the lateral leaves.
Raspberry Diesel is a 60% Sativa / 40% Indica variety derived from the hybridation between a Sour Diesel and a Sweet Cherry Afghan. Results speak for themselves: an incredible and delicious fruity flavor and aroma make it a perfect strain for the production of extracts. Its terpenic profile is really special, with flavors as diverse as berries or oil. Its effect, more mental than physical, will make you fly high for hours. In fact, it is so powerful and wonderful that you will not be able to stop trying it. Its growth is vigorous, since it usually gives huge buds that stand out among others for their amazing density, and when planted outdoors, it can reach approximately 3 meters in height. Also, you only have to wait 60-66 days to enjoy its high THC content (16-20%).
You could say its buds almost drip resin, which is ideal to obtain the extract you want. This strain produces a large number of trichomes, in part because its strong and dense structure provides resistance to the plant. It has a delicious taste and is an ideal base for making a high-quality concentrated extract. Its large amount of terpene concentrate will give you a sublime aromatic experience. The parents of this strain have a bit of rice genetics, being this the reason why it has such a sweet and spicy aroma, and it also has a calming effect on your body. If you grow White ICE outdoors, you must know it should be harvested in mid-September, and it can survive perfectly even in less than ideal climates.
Moby Dick has more than proven that it has a lot of good things to show us. This strain is the champion of XXL harvests and its effect could knock down an elephant, but not only that! Our beloved whale stands out for many other reasons. Moby Dick produces an outstanding amount of trichomes and its aromatic spectrum is characterized by complex and rich notes of lemon, spices, Haze and exotic woods fragrance. Therefore, it is not surprising that its extractions produce an extraordinary organoleptic experience, with a strong aromatic and gustatory complexity, accompanied by a powerful and balanced effect. When grown outdoors, this variety usually reaches heights of up to 3.5 meters. Its cultivation in large quantities is not recommended.