Would love to hear peoples opinions on why one or the other is better. I keep going back and forth in my mind on which I want to do. Is making bubble hash worth it without a freeze dryer? Wouldnt the volatile terpenes dissipate the same as if it were dried as flower?
Hash rosin is superior in every way as long as the plant yields.
Fresh frozen would be the way to go because the plant material isn’t dry so it won’t break into small pieces right?
Flower rosin is less work
you can attain higher quality rosin with bubble hash
with good starting material and right humidity, flower can be almost as good
some strains don’t wash well. I had a lemon OG that had awful bubble yield but the flower rosin was superbly lemony and nice smoke
just to play devil’s advocate & speaking from personal experience, pressing at lower temps with properly handled flower can preserve flavor better than bubble hash.
Unless you’re using vacuum sealers, blast chillers & freeze driers, something is lost when you freeze, re hydrate, slap around, strain, dry and then finally press that resin.
As opposed to drying it, curing it to the right humidity, then pressing. A lot less processing and handling with flower.
Been doing the bubble hash in a clothes washer for years now, what’s the need for a freeze dryer??
Makes great bubble hash.
I would imagine most would prefer bubble hash made rosin but you do get something in flower rosin that you dont from bubble hash rosin and thats the oils (or extra wax) in the plant itself. I dont know if this is preferred by many but when i had access to both methods from the same harvest I found myself still going back to pressing flower sometimes as its taste is unique. Its nice to have variety. I have found that flower rosin seems hotter on the dab rig to. Which would lean me to thinking the extra in it may be wax or both as strains with high wax seem to make dabs hotter too from what I have noticed.
After you make the bubble hash, you immediately freeze dry it. Once it’s dry you can press it with a rosin press, this would be hash rosin. I use the same washing machine you have to make bubble hash, this is just taking it one step further to end up with rosin to dab.
Thank you. Not aware of that. Too much work for me…lol I will stick with my bud and bubble hash…lol
Pressing bubble has is only good if you produce premium grade bubble hash…in the end of after buying a full bubble hash setup I decided that plain old pressing flower was better overall for me… the quality of product is the same and the amount of work is so much less.
I’m starting to feel the same. All the hassle and the return isnt much. I bought a washer machine and bags.
Ya, all this trouble to get high…lol Give me a bowl with some bud I personally still have not enjoyed anything better.
I do make bubble hash sometimes, but I draw the line there…lol
me too, bought a super nice setup, spent hours of time… in the end the juice is not worth the squeeze, the flower Rosin is just as good and a million times easier…
For small amounts (less than an ounce) I prefer flower rosin. Once I start processing more than that, hash is the way to go. Fresh frozen, freeze dried, cold cured is the prettiest rosin to look at.
Freeze drier is the next level I was unwilling to take
I just microplane mine. Still good, but a bit darker.
I’m looking at 4 ounces of full bud. Was going to deep freeze for a day then wash in my washer in a 220 micron bag. Then I’d dump the water in a 160-25 5gal bucket set up. But I don’t have a freeze dryer so wouldn’t the volatile terps that dissipate when drying and curing flower do the same from air drying hash?
Yes, air drying the hash is will lose some of the same terpenes that you lose when air drying the flower. The only difference is you won’t have all the plant material to deal with.
My press is small, I can only press 5 grams at a time, and I usually average 15% return. But I can press 5 grams of hash at a time and get closer to 60% returns.
I press 14 grams of bud and can get as much as 25% return… 4.5 grams from a 14 gram press…
its for drying.
freeze drying it preserves terpinoids, flavinoids, phenolic, THC, other volatile compounds in the gland heads during drying.
Light and oxygen destroy those things.
We’re really getting into the lab coat zone with legalization,
lots of ‘live resin’ sold in dispensaries is a lie, they isolate THC and flavor compounds and name them based on the flavor profile.