The bottle jack on my rosin press has been leaking slowly. The other morning I woke up to a puddle of pump oil on my workbench. After cleaning up I went out to get me another 6-ton bottle jack. I went to my local NAPA and got myself a new (much nicer) bottle jack for $25 on sale.
That sticker is kind of ugly, how about a new one. There, ReikoXized.
Well I have to test this out right? I weighed out about 2 grams of Durban Poison buds.
Lets take a closer look shall we? These are some of the small (they were all small) buds off the Durban Poison #1. I didn't even bother to trim these. It's a shame it yielded so low, they are some nice buds.
Into the pre-press while the plates heat. I like to keep it in the pre-press up until I press them. If you take it out of the pre-press, it will slowly start to expand.
I don't usually use a filter for these small presses. Between a piece of parchment and a piece of TFX baking sheet around that to prevent blowouts.
Squished between the plates at 95*C for 3 minutes. A little dark, but so were the starting buds.
Nice clean squish!
I ended up with 0.26 grams of some fire rosin. That's about 13% return. Not too bad! Hitting this you can definitely taste the anise spice with a bit of sweetness on the exhale. The effect rocked me at first. I wasn't expecting it to be quite so powerful.
I pressed these Durban Poison #2 and only got a 4% return. I hit it and the taste isn't as good, nor as tasty as the other. I think with a better cure these will press and taste better. The effect wasn't as strong either. I will have to smoke some flowers after a cure for a final verdict.