10 Tips on How To Properly Store Rosin
Rosin concentrates have become increasingly popular in the world of cannabis and are favored by many users for its potency, terpene and cannabinoid content. To ensure the quality and longevity of rosin concentrates, proper storage is crucial. - Written by Randy Villarba
Rosin concentrates have become increasingly popular in the world of cannabis and are favored by many users for its potency, terpene and cannabinoid content. To ensure the quality and longevity of rosin concentrates, proper storage is crucial.
Live rosin is a high-quality cannabis concentrate made from a solventless process involving applying heat and pressure to cannabis and water hash extract live resin. There are several consistencies of rosin, including budder, sugar, sauce, and even a more viscous form known as rosin jam. The consistency of rosin is determined by the temperature and pressure used during the extraction process, with higher temperatures and pressure resulting in a more liquid consistency. Each consistency has its own unique texture and flavor profile.
Due to rosin’s volatility, failure to store rosin properly can result in the degradation of the product's flavor, potency, and texture, ultimately rendering it unusable. Additionally, improper storage can lead to the growth of harmful bacteria, mold, and other contaminants, which can pose health risks to consumers.
Handle Rosin with Care
Improper storage of cannabis products can significantly affect its quality, taste, and potency. The potency of rosin concentrates can degrade over time, leading to a loss of cannabinoid and terpene content. Additionally, exposure to light, heat, and oxygen can cause oxidation, resulting in a harsh taste and reduced potency. Proper storage of rosin concentrates is crucial to preserving their quality and maintaining their potency.
Don't let your rosin stash turn into a sad, oxidized mess that tastes like the bottom of a shoe; store your rosin properly and preserve those cannabinoids and terpenes. This article will discuss the importance of storing rosin concentrates properly and provide 10 tips on how to store them to maintain their quality over time.
1. Avoid extreme temperatures.
Extreme temperatures, whether too hot or too cold, can cause live rosin to degrade quickly and lose its potency.__ Keep temperature consistent:__ Fluctuations in temperature can also cause live rosin to degrade, so it's best to keep the temperature consistent and avoid sudden changes. Keep away from heat sources: It's important to keep live rosin away from any heat sources such as stoves or ovens to prevent it from being exposed to high temperatures.
2. Store in a cool, dark place.
Live rosin concentrates should be stored in a cool place to prevent heat exposure and degradation. Limit light exposure and keep your rosin in a temperature-controlled environment. To ensure the temperature stays consistent, you may consider storing your live rosin in a temperature-controlled environment such as a wine fridge or a cool, dark cabinet. If you're storing live rosin for an extended period, storing it in the freezer can help to preserve its potency, as long as the temperature doesn't go below -18°C.
3. Factor in humidity.
Humidity plays a critical role in the proper storage of cannabis rosin concentrates. If stored in an environment with too little humidity, the rosin can butter up, becoming brittle and dry. Essentially it loses a lot of its potency and terpenes.
Storing rosin in an environment with too much humidity can add moisture to the rosin. That’s what makes that crackle and pop you may have heard while dabbing. The ideal humidity level for storing rosin is between 55-62.
4. Keep in an airtight container.
Exposure to air can cause the live rosin to oxidize and lose potency, so it's important to store it in an airtight container. Use a non-reactive container: Live rosin can react with certain materials, so it's important to store it in a non-reactive container such as a glass jar or silicone container. Avoid plastic containers: Plastic containers can leach chemicals into the live rosin, so it's best to avoid storing it in plastic. For storing longer periods of time, it is advised to vacuum seal your containers and jars.
5. Store rosin in small amounts.
Storing cannabis rosin in small amounts is essential to preserve its quality and potency. When rosin is exposed to air and light, it can quickly degrade, causing a loss of terpenes and cannabinoids. By storing rosin in smaller amounts, you can reduce the exposure to air and light, slowing down the degradation process.
6. Label and date your containers.
Keeping your cannabis rosin labeled while storing helps to ensure that you know what you're consuming, its terpene profile and when it was made. Without proper labeling, it can be easy to confuse different strains or batches, leading to a less than desirable experience. Labeled rosin allows you to differentiate cultivar names, date of production, and any other relevant information so you can keep track of your stash.
7. Bring rosin to room temperature before use.
Bringing rosin to room temperature before dabbing is an essential step in ensuring the best possible experience. Cold rosin out of the freezer can be difficult to handle, making it challenging to get the right consistency and causing it to chip or shatter. Allowing rosin to warm up to room temperature makes some press rosin easier to manage and helps preserve the terpenes and cannabinoids. This is fine for the short term. After dabbing, make sure to return your rosin back to proper cold storage.
8. Don't touch with bare hands.
Oils from your skin can transfer onto the live rosin and cause it to degrade more quickly. Always handle live rosin with clean, non-porous tools. Use a dab tool to handle: Dab tools are specially designed to handle concentrates and make it easy to transfer live rosin without touching it.
PuffCo’s Hot Knife and the Carta Saber are electronic dab tools that heat up. They bring handling concentrates to a whole new level of tech and sophistication. Essentially their tool heats up just enough for it to slide right off the tool and into your banger or electronic dab rig.
9. Store rosin properly while on the go.
When it comes to keeping cannabis live rosin fresh while on the go, keeping it stored and cool is crucial. Live rosin, made from fresh cannabis buds, is particularly sensitive to heat and can quickly lose its flavor and potency when exposed to warm temperatures.
By keeping your live rosin in a small, airtight container or pouch and placing it in an iced cooler or insulated bag, you can protect it from heat and keep it fresh for an extended period. Companies like 710 Labs have even released limited edition Terp Coolers if you want to store your rosin with some style.
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