Cannabis concentrates are more popular than ever. Find out how to make these concentrates at home with these easy tips.

Did you know you don’t always have to go to the pharmacy to fix your concentrates? That’s because you can make these concentrates at home. Better yet, you too can make other products out of the concentrates you can make at home. So what can we do with these concentrates?

rosin

Rosin is probably the easiest and easiest concentrate to make at home. And it’s one of the best you can get as it doesn’t use solvents to get the final product.

Rosin extraction is a pretty straightforward process: you squeeze your buds or hash between two heated plates and wait for the rosin to flow out. The result is a very potent concentrate that you can use for dabbing or smoking. The simplicity makes it popular and bigger than mere hype in the industry.

How easy is it

A typical rosin setup requires a Rosin press, Material of your choice, rosin extraction bag and parchment paper.

When it comes to rosin extraction bags, you will come across different micron values. You want to get the correct number of microns so your material doesn’t mix with your rosin during extraction.

As a rule of thumb, the lower the micrometer number, the finer the material can be filtered for extraction. Hash and kief work best at these lower ratings because of their fine nature, while buds work best at ratings above 90 microns. And you shouldn’t reuse rosin bags. They’re not as durable as the first time they were pressed, making them prone to bubbles that break the bag and mix the pressed material into your rosin.

There are three important elements in rosin extraction:

  • Warmth as you need the right amount of heat to avoid being burned
  • Pressure to squeeze out as much rosin as possible
  • Time because you can’t overdo it or you risk burning your rosin.

Note that not all cannabis materials react equally during extraction. Some varieties don’t produce as much rosin as other flowers or hashish. If it’s your first time, you may not get it right, and that’s fine. Everyone has to start somewhere. But to help you write, here are a few things to keep in mind.

Plant quality is important when it comes to the quality of the rosin you will receive.

If the source of your rosin did not get the right amount of nutrients to begin with, it is likely producing poor quality concentrates. You may get less than usual or the rosin may not be as strong. In the meantime, if the rosin source had all the right nutrients but wasn’t properly dried and cured, the quality of the rosin would also be compromised. The type of rosin press you use also matters, especially if you want to take this seriously.

Many people started out with improvised rosin extractors, often hair straighteners. While there’s nothing wrong with that, especially if you’re just starting out, these makeshift rosin extractors don’t have enough heat and pressure to maximize the extracts.

Finally, don’t clutter your rosin pouches. Ideally, you should put about a third or a half inch of buds in the pouches. Push them slowly to reduce the chance of blowouts. It may take longer, but for the goal of having high quality rosin it will be well worth the extra time.

CBD gummies

If you have a sweet tooth and want CBD goodness then CBD gummies are the way to go. You can make these goodies with natural ingredients and without the added ingredients that can be harmful to health. The core of the production of these rubbers is to derive the concentrates required here.

Gums use oils or distillates and you don’t need that much to make a large amount. You only need 1 ml of CBD oil to make it. Additionally, your concentrates are best made from hemp as they contain more concentrations of CBD than cannabis.

Now to get the oil you need to decarboxylate it to trigger the effects of CBD and then combine it with oil using an infuser, such as an infuser Magic butter. Once you have obtained the oil from the infuser, you can proceed to making the gums.

For a batch of 450 grams you will need:

  • 1.5 cups of pureed fruit
  • 1.5 cups of water or juice
  • 0.5 cups of unflavored gelatin
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 ml of your infused oil
  • 5 drops of flavor of your choice (optional)

When choosing fruits for your gummy bears, keep in mind that not all fruits work well with gummy bears. Some fruits have enzymes that destroy the protein content, which in turn destroys the gums. Some good examples of these fruits are kiwi, ginger, papaya, fig, and guava.

First, pour your juice or water into a saucepan and pour the gelatin over it.

Heat the saucepan over medium-low heat until the mixture liquefies. Gently stir until you reach 165 degrees Fahrenheit, then turn off the stove.

Add the pureed fruit and whisk, then follow the lemon juice and your infused oil and mix until everything is well blended.

Put the mixture in a jug, then pour it into your molds. After you’ve filled your molds, put them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

After cooling, you can remove the molds and let your gummy bears air dry for 24 hours or store them in the freezer. If you plan to air dry them, cover them with a cheesecloth to avoid contamination or insects.

You should hold these gums for up to two weeks.

CBD infused oil

CBD-infused oil is another product that you can make from concentrates. And depending on which oil you use, you can use it for pain relief or as an ingredient in your salad. CBD-infused oil takes a little longer to make than other products made from concentrates, but it won’t cost a lot of effort.

At the beginning, the right tools make the job easier. Infuser such as Extractcraft Source Turbo help you get the results you want.

To make CBD oil, you need food-grade ethanol that you can use to soak your hemp or cannabis in. Depending on the variety used, soaking can take up to two days.

Once you are ready to make the oil, filter the material out of the ethanol. For best results, you may need to filter twice with a coffee filter and a Buchner funnel.

You then take the filtered ethanol and pour it into the crucible or cup of your infuser. Set the strainer according to the recipe, and it will then separate the oil from the ethanol.

Once the process is complete, take the cup out and pour it into another container with your oil of choice.

Give it a good mix as not all concentrates mix well when you pour it. You can now use this oil for topicals, tinctures or mix it with your salads, depending on which oil you mixed the concentrates with.

Conclusion

These are just a few of the possible things you can do with concentrates. There are many things you can do, but these three are just the basics that you will surely love to do at home.

More importantly, knowing how to make these concentrates at home will save you from driving to the pharmacy only to be disappointed that your favorite variety is out of stock.

And if you grow cannabis at home, that’s one more reason to learn how to make these concentrates, which will make it even more sustainable for you.