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Reading time - 7 minutes - March 3, 2022
If you know about concentrates then you will have heard about how they’re being put into vape cartridges now, because vaping is all the craze, right? Lately it seems like everyone is going from smoking to vaping, which is great! We have heard and seen all the scientific evidence that vaping is better for your health than smoking, so why not include concentrates too. If you press your own rosin then you will find this article an absolute life hack. This is because making vape carts from rosin practically means that you can dab on the go, while being discreet and no one suspecting a thing!
Let’s first understand what exactly Rosin is… it is a cannabis extract which is made using heat and pressure. Cannabis plant material is usually placed in a press with heated plates, then compressed, squeezing out hot oil. The process is completely solventless. This process was actually originally used to create rosin for violin bows, which is where this concentrate gets its name.
The process of extracting rosin takes little to no time and will have your rosin ready in minutes. Once finished it doesn’t require any extra steps to purify or dilute the extracted oil. Making it a super simple method, and anyone can make rosin at home with a few household tools, or with a press, to learn how to make rosin read this article.
Many cannabis extractions are further refined to remove other compounds, but rosin is a full-spectrum extract, containing the cannabinoid and terpene profile of the original plant. Rosin can be made from any of the following:
The best rosin to make vape cartridges is when it is originally made from pressing hash.
If we are going to go through how to make a Rosin Vape Cart then we should find out what exactly a Vape Cartridge is first. It’s a glass cartridge that is pre-filled with a gram or half-gram of cannabis oil. This oil contains various combinations of cannabinoids and terpenes extracted from cannabis.
Vape carts are great because they are pretty much lots of individual dabs loaded into one tiny cartridge, allowing you to take hits all day, anywhere! They are incredibly portable, lightweight and very discreet. If anyone sees you with a vape cart, chances are they will assume it’s normal vape juice!
Most oil vape carts are high in THC, however, more and more CBD-dominant vape cartridges are entering the market, as are 1:1 THC:CBD products. Vape cartridges come in many forms, such as 510-threaded cartridges (the most common), as well as some individual brand cartridges, our Nectar Hive and Hive Pods are a great example!
Now, onto the good part – the actual method. When it comes to making your Rosin into a vape cart, there are actually a few different ways that you can do it. You can also mix and match some of the methods together if you like. Here they are:
The key things to note about these processes is the end goal – each process is aiming to take the thick oil that rosin is, and to liquify or smooth it down so that it is easier to take through vape cartridges. This is because freshly pressed rosin may not be a suitable consistency for filling vape carts, ideally the rosin should have a low viscosity.
As there are so many methods above to choose from we are going to focus on the most simple method, which is the Heat Cure.
This method is the simplest because it requires the least equipment out of all the other methods and is definitely the easiest as it can’t go wrong! All you need is:
Now that you have made your vape cartridge from your rosin, you need to know how to vape it! But to be honest with you, it’s pretty simple. All you have to do is attach your cart to the battery and start puffing away!
Here are some key tips that you can follow:
So, there you have it – it really couldn’t be any easier to make your own THC vape carts at home! All you need is some nice rosin, which you may or may not make yourself depending on whether you own one of our Nectar Rosin Presses or not, and a few other tools! This method of course doesn’t need to just be for THC carts, you can make CBD carts and all sorts of other things depending on what you are making your rosin from.
The most important things to remember are that you use the same amount of rosin for the amount of vape cartridges you will be using, e.g. 1g Rosin for 2 x 0.5g carts. As well as making sure you do the necessary process to change the viscosity of the rosin itself. Other than that, go slow and have fun!
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