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The Cheap, Easy and Non-Explosive Way to Make Dabs at Home – High Times

The Cheap, Easy and Non-Explosive Way to Make Dabs at Home! #rosin

  • This month, we’re going to explore a cheap, easy and non-explosive way to make dabs at home.
  • The Cheap, Easy and Non-Explosive Way to Make Dabs at Home
  • 2) Set the iron to medium low and put your weed in the parchment paper.
  • 1) A hair iron, some parchment paper and weed are all you need.
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This month, we’re going to explore a cheap, easy and non-explosive way to make dabs at home. While there are many emerging techniques for creating dabs, it is generally ill-advised to try them at home—with the exception of this one. No solvents are used, and all of the materials you need are easy to find and cheap to buy. (In fact, you probably have everything you need to get started laying around your home right now.)

@HIGH_TIMES_Mag: The Cheap, Easy and Non-Explosive Way to Make Dabs at Home! #rosin

This month, we’re going to explore a cheap, easy and non-explosive way to make dabs at home. While there are many emerging techniques for creating dabs, it is generally ill-advised to try them at home—with the exception of this one. No solvents are used, and all of the materials you need are easy to find and cheap to buy. (In fact, you probably have everything you need to get started laying around your home right now.)

Stoners have embraced the simple hash-making method known as the rosin technique, or “rosin tech,” and it’s caused a run on Bed Bath & Beyond’s hair-straightener supply reminiscent of the Great Crème Brûlée Torch Shortage of 2014.

At first glance, this technique looks like classic stoner myth, but upon further investigation, this is definitely a legit hash-making method. Best of all, it’s easy to learn and safe to do at home (provided you’re comfortable handling a hair straightener). The method is solventless, the product is dabbable, and good results can be obtained with a wide range of starting materials.

The how-to portion is simple: All you need is a hair-straightening iron, some parchment paper and about 1 gram of buds, kief or bubble hash. First, fold a piece of the paper in half and put some weed in the middle. Set the straightening iron to medium-low heat and squeeze the parchment paper with a lot of pressure for about five seconds, then open it and remove the flattened, heated starting material. There will be a ring of oily resin around it; this is what you’re looking for. You can repeat this process two or three times on the same sample, and you should be able to pull a 7 to 10 percent return of a translucent (and dabbable) solventless oil.

And that’s all there is to it: no solvents, no purging, no risk of blowing up your home. You can use the same process to make dabs out of the kief in your rolling box or to refine low-quality bubble hash.

If you think this is a gimmick, think again: Several pioneers of the rosin technique have been able to produce sizable quantities of concentrate using a shirt press or some other large industrial heat press. And some of the best practitioners have even placed in High Times Cannabis Cups with rosin-tech dabs. Excellent examples of the technique can be seen by Googling “#rosintech.”

1) A hair iron, some parchment paper and weed are all you need.

2) Set the iron to medium low and put your weed in the parchment paper.

3) Squeeze very hard for a few seconds.

4) Collect the squeezed-out resin on your dabber.

Just an FYI for anyone thinking about trying this — the yield is going to be incredibly small, and the process is stinky, more so than smoking in some respects. So do it outside, or in a garage, if you’re concerned about stinking up your home.

Be aware that you’re going to be taking large nuggets and destroying them to create tiny, tiny bits of wax. I’ve been a wax convert for almost 3 years now, and I’m so fond of wax that I’m seriously disappointed if I can’t get my hands on it for any period of time. It’s better than smoking in every respect, IMO. But if you have the means to buy professionally produced wax from a reliable and fair source, that’s by far the better route than trying to make it yourself with a hair iron.

Also, “rosintech/rosin tech” means “rosin technique,” not “rosin technology” as so many people seem to think. Unless you’re doing it for fun, or have lots of stuff to waste, leave it to the pros.

The lazy but thoughtful high is perfect for calming anxiety without a sedative effect. At the same time, depression is eased with its comfortable mood enhancement.

The Cheap, Easy and Non-Explosive Way to Make Dabs at Home – High Times

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