Rosin Tech Products produces a range of commercial and home-use tools to extract high-quality rosin without the use of solvents, or chemicals. Specifically designed for home use, the Rosin Press Go uses heat and pressure extract rosin from cannabis and cannabis products.
It's light and small enough to throw in a backpack for portability, without compromising on heavy-duty construction. At its core, this machine empowers cannabis users to take control of their own experience and opens up the world of dabbing to those who prefer cannabis products that steer clear of chemical processing.
Below, learn everything you need to know about the Rosin Tech Go 2.
What is the Rosin Tech Go 2?
The Rosin Tech Go 2 is a portable heat press that extracts extremely pure concentrates from cannabis flower and other substances like hash. It is smaller than your average kitchen appliance and built with industrial grade materials.
Included in the package are three items: the machine, power cord, and instruction manual. The instruction manual has easy step-by-step directions for setting up, and there's an online education center to learn best practices and techniques.
Note: It is important to note that there are a few essential elements that are not included with the Rosin Tech Go 2, but are necessary for operating the machine. You probably have them around the house already, as these items include parchment paper and a rosin collecting or scraping tool.
How to use the Rosin Tech Go 2
The Rosin Tech Go 2 is very intuitive and easy to use for anyone, regardless of experience. The temperature and timer presets are manually controlled with up and down arrows on the digital back panel. Loud beeps indicate when set temperature is reached and when the timer is up.
The basic function is simple: press the “ok” button to manually set the temperature and change between fahrenheit or celsius, press “ok” again to set the timer. Once it reaches temperature, place the cannabis material, wrapped in parchment paper, between the two metal plates, press the level down to apply pressure, and press 'enter' to start the countdown.
The design and materials make it safe to use, with minimal risk of burning when handled with care. The most difficult part of the process is figuring out the temperature and timer presets. The Rosin Tech website offers some tutorial videos about this, and there is plenty of online content about which settings are ideal.
It takes some trial and error, and after many test runs, l suggest starting with 200-230°F for five minutes.
What to do with the flower, yield, and leftovers
The major variable when using the Rosin Tech Go 2 press will be the primary material. There is no shortage of information online about what works best, including details that range from flower dryness is to what strains work best. After testing with a number of different varieties, and chatting with Brian Crawford, team concierge for Sho Products — the parent company of Rosin Tech — it's safe to say that some strain varieties work better than others for extracting rosin, and some just don't. There's no real rhyme or reason that current technology or scientific understanding can provide, as this can be the case even between varieties that share the same genetic parents.
As Crawford puts it in one of my favorite analogies ever: “me and my brother can both eat the same burrito and one of us will be fine, and the other will have a stomach ache.”
In addition to using flower that is well-suited for resin extraction, adjusting the temperature and timer can impact the overall yield and quality. These factors are variable and specifically work in tandem with the material, so they are context specific. In general, I found that higher temperatures produced a softer, gooey and darker concentrate, while lower temperatures produced a more golden hued concentrate that ended up having a fresher flavor. Crawford shared that “less is more,” noting that while the machine can handle up to three grams in one pressing, “one to one and a half grams gives the highest return in extraction.”
And when you're all done pressing, what can you do with the leftover pressed cannabis disks called “pucks?” Aside from pressing them into journals alongside flowers and leaves, you can actually recycle them to draw out more of their potency. One method of doing this is double pressing two discs after their initial press, using a slightly higher temp (+20 degrees) and longer time (+30 seconds), which usually results in a bit more rosin extraction. Just like anything else, this second pressing isn't the primo virgin press, but it's still good. Another option is to collect a substantial number of discs — 10 or higher — and infuse them into oil or butter.
How to clean to Rosin Tech Go 2
Since no material comes into direct contact with the machine itself, there is no real need to clean. However, if some sticky leftovers get stuck on either of the pressing plates, wiping it down with a damp cloth and/or alcohol pad will keep it clean and sanitized as needed.
What's the appeal?
The Rosin Tech Go 2 press is a game changer for anyone who wants to explore the world of solvent-less dabbing. Paired with a sleek e-rig, it is the height of cannabis luxury, elevating the experience to a level akin to fine dining. Being able to make your own rosin from a small amount of flower within 5 - 10 minutes definitely falls into the category of convenience and luxury, with a price tag to match at $295.
Overall, it is super easy to use and once you get a feel for the settings it's just a matter of pressing a few buttons. It consistently produces fresh and flavorful hits, and does a great job of extracting potency. While not recommended for major extraction projects, this portable press is a great option for making small batches of high-quality pure extracts for tasty dabs.
Find the Rosin Tech Go 2 at rosintechproducts.com.