Today we learn what Cannabis Rosin Chips are and look at 3 ways to use them on Cannabasics Episode 98
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Often when I make a video using cannabis rosin chips in a recipe for instance I am confronted with questions such as, “What are rosin pucks?”, or, “Where do I buy rosin chips?” This leads me to believe that explaining to those who don’t know what rosin chips are would be a good idea.
Rosin chips, or rosin pucks, are the byproduct of making rosin press cannabis wax. In this process, dried cannabis flowers are squeezed into a disk or thin block and sandwiched between parchment paper. This is then put into a rosin press which incorporates two heated plates that come together and squeeze, often with tons of pressure and with a temperature somewhere around 200°F for a couple of minutes. The rosin or concentrated solvent-less wax, is subsequently made molten and squeezed outward away from the plant material. This leaves a ring of the rosin wax surrounded the flattened paper thin rosin chip.
Pressing cannabis into rosin is usually done more for the actual rosin that is pressed out but even the best rosin press devices do not get all of the THC and oils out of flower. So these chips that are left over actually have several good used other than to level your table leg.
- Make Edibles: It is really easy to make edibles with rosin chips. Essentially you do it exactly as you would when making edibles with cannabis flower. Crumble it into an oven safe dish, cover and decarboxylate to insure you’ve activate the THC. About 25 minutes at 250°F should do it. Then infuse into your favorite clarified butter, coconut oil or cooking oil of your choice. Strain out the oil from the rosin chips and store the oil and now you can discard the chips.
- Make e juice/ gel caps: Another method of extracting the THC and other cannabinoids and oils is to use ethyl alcohol. Simply cover the crumbled chips in a heat safe dish with 190 proof Golden Grain or Everclear from the liquor store. Place it in a hot water bath to heat lightly. Stir and replace with fresh hot water every few minutes for 15 to 20 minutes. Then strain out the tincture from the rosin chips and discard the chips. Continue reducing the mixture in hot water baths until thickened. Finish the purge in an oven at 250° for a few minutes until thickened and fully purged. Now you can mix with Wax Liquidizer for e juice or coconut oil to fill gel caps.
- Press them again: Another thing you can do with the rosin chips if you want even more wax is to press them again. For this I stack 3 chips on top of one another and place into 2 layers of parchment as the rigid edge of the pucks may rip the inner parchment. I raise the temperature of my press 15 – 20 degrees higher than the original press and press them again for 2 – 3 minutes at full pressure. My yield is much less of course and the flavor may be less pleasing due to burning off terpenes but it’s better than throwing it away as waste and much better than going without cannabis!
So the next time you press rosin be sure to collect those pucks and make yourself up a big ole’ batch of weed brownies or gel tabs for your next long trip and save yourself some money! If you need a good rosin press I definitely recommend the portable personal MyPress Rosin Press. You can save money with the code RUFFHOUSE at https://www.myrosinpress.com/
Instruction videos for ways to use cannabis rosin chips:
Rosin Chip Cannabis e Juice: https://ruffhousestudios.com/how-to-make-cannabis-e-juice-with-rosin-chips/
Rosin Chip THC Gel Caps: https://ruffhousestudios.com/how-to-make-cannabis-oil-capsules/
Rosin Chip Cannabutter: https://ruffhousestudios.com/how-to-make-cannabutter-with-rosin-chips/
Rosin Chip Slow Cooker Cannabutter: https://ruffhousestudios.com/how-to-make-cannabutter-in-a-slow-cooker/
“Funky Chunk” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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