....i feel my post getting merged off somewhere soon, and that's proper...
on the subject of cold water hash sieving...
has anyone considered/adjusted their water?...i.e...pH, supercooling, minimalist-solvents?
because i'm 'po 'ole me, i have a cheap setup that has evolved over about 9 months since i started. bought a 40$ set of rubberized-canvas 220/75/25 bags, the rubberizing is disintegrating (blecgh!). the 25 screen had to be retrofitted to a 5gal bucket because of this.
i use a brita-type waterfilter (about 80ppm, 6 pH), chill the water, use the same water for the ice. i place the material/water/ice combo in a clean bucket(no bags), which is itself nested in another bucket. if there's extra ice, it can go in the bottom. this is rested on a scrap of 2" foam R-9 insulation & a towel. i use a silicone rubber kitchen spatula jammed onto a plastic coat-hanger section(handle) and stir all crazy-like but minding the trichomes with some gentleness too. the centrifugal force can really get going with enough ice. the most washes i've gotten has been about a dozen, the least just 1 or 2.
i put the hash on a stack of coffee filters & transfer it a few times so it doesn't bond, but there's always some residual hash for the next morning coffee.
of course it's very slow & labor intensive but my results just get better. i'm way better at hash-making than growing.....seems to be a different kind of learning curve...more mechanistic.
and i'd love to have a rosin press( i hear 200$ chinese 500psi handlhelf vaccuum presses?!)... but (see po')
pipedream thinking has me imagining a BIG washer, like 500gal, with all metal sieve components(minus viewing area & seals), running continuous, top-feed, with separate outputs for the different sieves, or the option to combine any or all of them... making shit larf into pure resin. fuck bho? yes.
i may spill a lot & waste some water but at least my fucking house won't blow up for that...hehe