Why Buy a Pikes Peak Rosin Press?
One of the biggest problems are many rosin presses utilize square heat plates and square tea bags.
This means material in the center of the tea bag has to travel a long distance to escape the filter.
Our 10” x 2” or 10” x 3” heat plates are specifically designed to reduce the distance rosin has to travel out of the filter.
All of our rosin tea bags are 2” wide so as soon as the rosin is extracted it no longer sits on the heat plates, degrading the quality and value of your finished product.
The Pikes Peak Press was engineered to provide years and years of reliability.
Our pneumatic cylinder requires no oiling or maintenance and through its’ unique design is able to achieve nearly 5 tons of force with only 120 psi air.
These extremely high forces ensure that all of your rosin is extracted efficiently..
How to use the rosin press machine?
Step 1: Turn it on
Step 2: Connect compressed air source (120psi is recommended).
Now that your press is on, go into your settings and set your desired heat plate temperatures. Then press time. Now adjust the pressure on the regulator to the proper PSI.
- For flower and trim use a higher pressure (110 – 120psi)
- For kief, dry sift, and bubble hash use a lower pressure (50-80psi)
Awesome! Your press is now ready to use. Remember, you can also adjust the actuating speed to ensure you’re applying pressure at the right speed for the material you are using.
Now, to press material, start by turning your rosin bag inside out. Then fill it with the desired material. Be sure to pack it tightly in the bag with about 1″ remaining at the top.
Next load your parchment paper into the clips (a 12″x20″ sheet folded in half fits perfectly).
Place the rosin bag between the parchment paper and fold the remaining end underneath like an envelope.
Finally, in the A: Operate Press mode of the Pikes Peak rosin press, hold both yellow buttons down for 5 seconds to begin pressing.
Afterwards, you can then release your hands and the machine will do all the work. Once your press is complete, the plates will automatically retract. If you’re done before the timer is up you can press A to cancel at any time.
Vertical vs Horizontal Orientation
The Pikes Peak rosin press machine can operate in both a horizontal or vertical orientation, depending on the user’s preference.
Each press comes with two sets of legs so you can change the orientation easily at any time.
The main differences between vertical vs horizontal is the vertical orientation is ergonomically designed for ease of use.
The horizontal orientation allows gravity to pull the rosin into the fold of the parchment paper, reducing heat exposure to the product.
For anyone wanting to do directional flow or who wishes to harvest most of their rosin in a collection tray, the horizontal orientation offers an easy way to do that.
Users who want to press exclusively into parchment paper and harvest all of their sheets afterwards, the vertical orientation tends to work best.
We encourage press users to try both ways to determine which orientation they prefer.
What can I extract from?
You can press rosin from hash, kief, flower, and trim.
What is the average percentage of yield one gets back?
Typically, flower will yield between 15-25%. The higher quality you use the more yield you should get back.
Kief and hash range from 30-60% and sometimes more.
With trimmings your yield could be between 5-10%, or less. It’s really going to depend on the amount of trichomes on the plant matter.
Higher quality inputs will always yield more rosin concentrate!
Rosin vs BHO: What’s the difference?
Rosin is pure, solvent-less oil extracted only with heat and pressure.
BHO utilizes butane as a solvent to strip out cannabinoids. Then it still has to be vacuum purged to create oil.
What’s the difference in rosin vs bho THC%?
With premium rosin and bho the results have been known to be close to the same at around 80%. We are currently working on testing and will report back with our detailed findings.
Tips and Tricks
When pressing kief or hash, use a 36 micron or 72 micron bag. When you use flower, try a 115 or 90 micron bag instead.
It’s very important to make sure you pack your rosin bags tightly with material. Make sure the material goes all the way to the seam. This will give you the best yield.
When you use higher temperatures (210 – 220), this will produce rosin that has a shatter-like consistency. If you use lower temperatures (190-200), this will tend to produce a budder-like consistency.
If your rosin is too sticky on the parchment to collect easily, set it aside or put it in a refrigerator to help make it more stable.
When pressing kief or hash, turn the actuating speed down as slow as it will go and lower your pressure to make sure you don’t blow out your bag from all of the oil trying to escape.
If you’re planning on turning trim into rosin, you’ll get a much better yield if you kief or sift the trim first, and then press the harvested kief/dry sift instead of just pressing the trim as-is.
How to clean the rosin press machine?
As long as you are pressing with parchment paper, the press virtually never needs cleaning. It’s recommend by the manufacturer to use high quality (27lb or 35lb) parchment paper. This will prevent any bleed through onto your plates and keep them clean.
How to store the rosin press machine?
Always use The Pikes Peak rosin press in a clean low-dust environment. Store the press indoors and always cover it if possible.
Water can damage the electrical components. Make sure it is never sitting outside uncovered.
Contact us via the tab pre-sales or just give us a call at 1-800-429-6034. You can also ask us anything on our facebook page or send us a tweet.
- Heat plate size: 10” x 2” or 10” x 3”
- Maximum force output: 9,876 lbs (5 tons)
- Supply air pressure: 120 psi or less
- Maximum heat temperature: 300°F
- Digital press time: No Limit
- Digital pressure readout
- High accuracy heating system
- Vertical or horizontal machine orientation
- Dimensions (Vertical): 16.8” (w) x 15.4” (d) x 33.3” (h)
- Dimensions (Horizontal): 15.8” (w) x 29.1” (d) x 13.7” (h)
- Parchment clip holders
- Dual button safety start
- Industry leading safety controls
- Ergonomic user panel in both orientations