It’s always great to learn new things in life, especially when it concerns cannabis. The desire to enjoy its therapeutic and euphoric properties has led everyday people to take on a whole new branch of homemade science.
With just the right tools and the time to put research into practice, any cannabis lover can create his or her concentrate, distillate, THC vape oil, and more. The task might seem daunting at first, but when you follow through the process, it’s as easy as creating brownies.
Now, imagine having the knowledge to make your own full spectrum vape oil whenever you need it. It sounds like an economical choice to make in these trying times, right?
If you’re a vaper with the patience to learn the process of making THC vape oil or if you’re just an ordinary passerby with a penchant for guerrilla scientific methods, then this article’s for you!
Pack your rosin bag
The first step on how to make THC vape oil is to extract the rosin from your flower. Prepare by filling a 90 micron rosin bag with about 5g of material. When packing the bag, it’s recommended to use the rosin bottle technique.
Rosin bottle technique
Fold the two edges of the bag inward until you create a triangle-looking shape. This fold will create a compact cylinder that works best during the pressing process. It will also give you higher yields and reduce the chance of having a bag blowout.
When packing, make sure to remove any stems and never overpack. Blowouts often happen due to overpacking rosin bags, so make sure to properly gauge how much it can handle.
To help you compress the amount of weed inside the bag, use a metal cylinder to do a pre-press. When pre-pressing, hold the edges of the bag to prevent any weed from escaping. Afterward, you can trim the excess space found at the top of the bag.
Press the cannabis
Once you’ve properly packed the bag, place it between the two plates of a rosin press, and set the temperature at 190°F. A best practice when pressing flowers is to do it slowly to allow more time for the bag to heat up which can increase in yield.
Collect the rosin
After fully pressing the flower, gather the rosin. Roll or mold it for easier transition into a glass jar or vial. Immediately cover your chosen container to prevent any precious terpenes from escaping. As long as the container’s sealed, you can keep pressing and collecting rosin from multiple batches. Only open it to add more rosin inside to preserve its freshness.
Heat up the container
If you think you now have enough rosin in your container, proceed to place it onto a hot plate and set the temperature to about 35°C. On top of this, you can choose to use a torch to heat up the exterior of the container to bring down the solid rosin down to the bottom. When torching, be careful not to apply too much heat to prevent the rosin from burning or glass containers from cracking.
Next, partially decarb the rosin by raising the temperature to 240°F. If you see any gaps inside, it just means that terpenes are creating gas barriers which pushes the rosin up. Close the gaps by removing the container from the hot plate and torching the exterior again to melt