Depending on the individual type of rosin press you own and are using, there is a different recommended time and temperature to ensure that your rosin is top-notch and not burnt or even undercooked. If you are using a press that isn’t specifically designed for rosin, then this guide will also be helpful to ensure that everything is consistent and you aren’t left with a disappointing mess.
Selecting the right temperature to press at can really depend on the type of material you are pressing, and it can be difficult to know for sure without some trial and error. That being said, there are some broad temperature guidelines that you should start off with that will get you started in a good place and you can tweak from there.
Heat is important in a rosin press because the heat loosens the trichomes and contains the rosin which in turn contains the cannabinoids. With this heat, it helps to separate this rosin from the flower and gives it to you in a nice and easy to manage material. Without heat, there would be no rosin!
Temperature Guidelines For Pressing Rosin:
The temperature will fluctuate depending on the press you’re using. But if you selected one of our top picks for the Best Rosin Press, then these guidelines will help you stay in a safe temperature range.
Best Temperature For Rosin Press:
Flower: 175-225 Degrees Fahrenheit
Bubble Hash: 130-200 Degrees Fahrenheit
Dry Sift: 140-200 Degrees Fahrenheit
These temperatures are great guidelines and for most rosin presses these will work perfectly. That being said your individual press might have different temperature guidelines so should look if the manufacturer provides a different temperature.
When pressing Flower you generally need a higher temperature because the trichomes haven’t been separated like with Bubble Hash, so it requires more heat to help loosen the rosin and separate it from the flower. So a general rule of thumb is to simply keep the temperature lower for Bubble Hash and Dry Sift pressing compared to when pressing Flower.
How Temperature Affects Rosin:
As mentioned above it will take a bit of experimentation to find the perfect temperature for your rosin press. I highly recommend you take the time needed because temperature plays a big factor in how your rosin actually turns out. Temperature can affect your rosin in the following ways:
- Taste: The higher temperature you use the more terpenes you actually kill off in the process. This generally means you’ll have less flavor and it can actually taste a bit more burnt rather than the flower’s natural flavor.
- Color: The longer and hotter you cook rosin, the darker it will become. If you decide to cold press and use a lower temperature these will generally come out much lighter in color.
- Yield: Using a higher temperature actually helps to increase your yield and lower temperatures generally have a smaller yield but at better flavor and consistency.
- Consistency: If you are looking for a glassly consistency that might shatter use a higher temperature, and with a lower temperature you’ll get more of a buttery consistency.
Temperature And Rosin Presses:
Temperature is extremely important when you begin using your rosin press. During the rosin extraction process, temperature plays a pivotable part in separating the rosin from the source material, and it will have different effects depending on the temperature of the rosin press plates.
That being said, if you keep to the temperatures outlined above you’ll generally be in the safe spot, but I do recommend you experiment and see what temperature works best for you and your individual rosin press.