What Can You Do With Your Pressed Rosin Pucks?

You’ve got your rosin, but what do you do with the leftover from the extraction? In case you didn’t know, you can still make use of these pressed pucks that you earlier used. Like the trims from your buds, rosin pucks can be reused for different purposes, most notably edibles.

If you’re into minimizing waste from plant material, you will surely want to know what you can do with these pressed pucks.



A Second Life




You can give your pucks another press to get more rosin, especially when pressing at lower temperatures.

To do this, get the pressed puck and fold it in half. You may want to change parchment paper and rosin bag for a cleaner slate.

Put the pressed material in your rosin press and press anywhere between 220 and 250 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on your preference. For more yields, you can with the upper limit, but at the expense of terpene preservation. If terpenes matter to you, then stick to the lower limit.

You can now mix your extracts into your vape solution once you’ve got your extracts from the pressed puck. Note that reusing pucks can introduce contaminants into your yield, which you should consider when pursuing this route.





Cannabis Edibles


You can also extract more rosin from these pressed pucks for edibles. This process might take time, but it does yield promising results.

You can try making cannabutter for edibles, which needs water for boiling, a stick of butter for every ounce of rosin pucks, your pressed pucks, and a micron bag that you can tie. Before mixing everything in, decarboxylate your pucks.

You will need to boil the water and add butter into it until it melts. Since butter has similar properties as oil, the butter will be floating. Put in the pressed pucks inside the micron bag or filter and tie it up. Submerge the bag into the boiling water and butter fixture. Let the rosin pucks boil for an hour or two, depending on the desired outcome. Remember that the longer you keep the pucks inside, the more potent it will be.

Once you’re done boiling, let the mixture rest until ready for cooling inside the refrigerator. When ready, put the mixture inside the fridge until the butter becomes solid. Once it becomes solid, you can take out the butter and discard the water, and your cannabutter is done. You can also make cannabis from the Rosin Pucks using coconut oil. Like cannabutter, you also need to decarboxylate the pucks before mixing with the oil.

Once finished with decarboxylation, melt the coconut oil and remove any white foam that appears. Then put your rosin pucks and coconut oil in a blender and mix them, but don’t overdo it, as this will be harder to strain, and it introduces chlorophyll to the oil. Pour the mixture into an oven-safe container and bake for two hours at 250 degrees Fahrenheit.

Strain the oil to separate the pucks and oil. The finished product may be added to your food, topicals, or tinctures. You can use the leftover for compost, which up-cycles the leftover.

Note that the more pucks mixed means having a more therapeutic or psychoactive effect. A good ratio to consider would be anywhere between a cup or two of coconut oil for every ounce of rosin pucks.



Final Thoughts

Maximizing your rosin pucks through vape or edibles is a good way of making the most out of your yields. As there are no extraction methods that come close to a total extraction, being able to reuse these pucks help you maximize the potency of material and minimize wastage.