There are many different strains of cannabis that can be used to make rosin. Some have higher yields than others, while others smell and taste better. But not every strain yields excellent rosin when pressed. In fact, you have to experiment with several sorts of strains until you find one the ideal strain for rosin pressing. But lucky for you, you no longer have to go to great lengths to find it.
After researching different strains, here are the compilation of the best strains for rosin press:
Gorilla Glue #4 (GG4)
Let's start with the classic Gorilla Glue #4, a strain that quickly achieved fame for its strong effects and even a pleasant chocolate scent. It has impressive high-THC content and an equally impressive high-yield amount of rosin. GG4 contains THC levels that range from 18% to 30%. However, it goes without saying that using this strain calls for extreme caution because it can have some unpleasant side effects in addition to having a heavy-handed euphoric and relaxing impact that leaves you feeling "glued" to the couch.
If you are a beginner in rosin pressing and want the easiest possible strain to work with, this is your best bet. Its high trichome count will give you great results, and its high-yield amount of rosin will make your first attempt a success. The only thing to keep in mind is that the strain is very potent and should be used sparingly.
Chemdawg has established itself as one of the top strains for rosin thanks to its unique blend of terpenes, high THC content, and powerful, concentrated sativa boost. It creates an entourage effect when combined with additional phytocannabinoids. Fresh Chemdawg rosin has a distinctive flavor and smell—like pine, earthiness, and sourness, with just a hint of floral. Additionally, it produces a 15%-20% rosin yield.
Miracle Alien Cookies
Miracle Alien Cookies, also known as MAC, is a cannabis strain that was created by breeding Alien Cookies with a Starfighter and Columbian. The effects of MAC have been described as calming the muscles while energizing the intellect and boosting brain activity. In addition to that, MAC strains glitter with trichomes that produce terpene-rich rosin. Also, it has a complex flavor profile: sour citrus, diesel and spicy flavors all mix together. With its high rosin yields, MAC is well-suited for use with rosin pressings.
The White is a potent hybrid strain that gives off almost no odor and has very little taste. The high from this strain can be described as having an equal effect on both the body and mind. This strain is not related to the White Widow family but is named after its buds' pale color. Judging from its appearance, this strain is packed with trichomes and would make excellent rosin. It has a yield percentage of 25%-30%. The origin of the White strain is unknown, but the potency of this strain is highly acknowledged.
Cherry Abacus Hemp Flower
Cherry Abacus is an Indica-dominant hemp flower with a sweet, Cherry Cola-like aroma. The strain is a hybrid of Abacus and Original Cherry. Although its buds are smaller than average, they're incredibly dense and hard. They wear hues like orange, green or purple on their coatings.
The pungent aroma of this strain is largely due to its terpene content. Myrcene, alpha-pinene and beta-caryophyllene are some of the primary terpenes in it. People who use it often describe a pleasant cherry and bubbly cola scent, with red wine undertones if you sniff closely.
This strain is great for relaxing the mind and body without making you too drowsy to get up from the couch. After a stressful day, this strain is excellent for relaxing and easing pain. In addition, it has a yield of approximately 20%-25%, producing a buttery-textured perfect for rosin presses.
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Lifter flower is a hybrid between Early Resin Bud and Suver Haze (ERB). Lifter hemp flower has a sativa dominance similar to many other hemp hybrids. Because Lifter contains less THC than other strains, it does not sedate you as much. As a result, it is referred to as a jack-of-all-trades strain because it may be used at any time of day. Regardless, this strain is ideal for rosin press with an average yield of 21-26 percent that's got a sweet, fruity flavor with a hint of diesel. Amber to gold-colored extract with a consistency of shatter provides the user with the best quality concentrate possible.
Cherry Abacus Kief
Cherry Abacus Kief got a yield percentage of 27-32%, so you know you're getting something that's both high quality and abundant. It has a delicious flavor that is reminiscent of pine and orange with an underlying hint of gold. This strain is made entirely of indica-dominant Cherry Abacus flower. It includes terpenes and phytocannabinoid substances. Alpha-pinene, beta-caryophyllene, and myrcene are the major terpenes included in this kief. So for the rosin press, you can expect it to be a potent, flavorful kief.
Papaya is an indica-dominant hybrid strain of cannabis known for its potential to produce sativa-like effects. Although this strain's indica component tends to soothe and relax users, many people also find that it gives them an energy boost and makes them productive. Also, the amount and quality of trichomes this strain has can be pressed into rosin. But what really makes this Papaya stand out is its unique sweetness and smooth taste.
Sour Diesel and its variants provide high-quality flowers that are perfect for turning into rosin. In addition to the high THC content that most growers can attain with this strain, these cultivars' sour and gassy odors suggest a distinctive and attractive terpene profile. Sour Diesel is some of the greatest flower for making rosin because of its flavor, which is similar to the taste of gasoline mixed with a bucket of Lemonheads candies.
Special Sauce Hemp Flower
Special Sauce is a hybrid strain created by crossing the special sauce strain from the start with ERB, and it has a potent phytocannabinoid and terpene signature. Pinene, caryophyllene, and myrcene are the principal terpenes. This terpene profile imparts a delicious, tropical scent with a spicy undertone to the brilliant green, bushy buds. Special Sauce Hemp Flower also works well for rosin pressing, and it typically produces an 18-23 percent yield and is oily in viscosity. It also works well with cold plates, so you can collect your resin without hassle.
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Now, let's talk about Rosin Press.
Quality strains come from a quality rosin press. This means you can make rosin with almost any strain, but if you want great results from your pressing process, it's important to use a press that has great features.
But what does a rosin press have to do with quality? Well, it's all about the heat that's used to extract the terpenes from your flower. The best rosin presses use low heat, allowing you to get a much higher yield and don't have to worry about burning off any precious cannabinoids or terpenes.
In choosing a rosin press, understand first the scale of your operation. If you're a commercial grower, you'll want to invest in a large-scale press that can handle huge pounds of material at a time. A smaller-scale operation might be satisfied with a handheld device for creating small batches of concentrates at home. Then, consider essential characteristics, including pressure capacity, pressure delivery, temperature, plate shape, size & material, and processing capability.
Overall, great line-ups of rosin presses are capable of creating high-quality rosin concentrates, but it's important to know what you're looking for and how to use your equipment.
There's no better way to get the most out of your cannabis than by pressing it into rosin. But aside from a rosin press,you'll also need a few tools to help you with extracting, collecting, storing, and using your rosin. With a little bit of knowledge and the right equipment, you can create high-quality concentrates with the power of your hands.