Rosin jam, also known as “live rosin jam” or simply “rosin sauce,” is a cannabis concentrate known for its high potency and flavorful profile. It’s made by pressing cannabis flower or hash into rosin, and then allowing it to slowly cure and separate into different consistencies, including a jelly-like “jam.” Here’s a simplified guide to making rosin jam at home:
Ingredients and Equipment:
- High-quality cannabis flower or hash
- Rosin press
- Rosin filter bags
- Parchment paper or silicone mats
- Glass or silicone containers
- Heat source (e.g., a hot plate or water bath)
- Choose Quality Cannabis:
- Start with high-quality cannabis flower or hash. The better the starting material, the more flavorful and potent your rosin jam will be.
- Prepare Your Rosin Press:
- Set up your rosin press according to the manufacturer’s instructions. This typically involves adjusting temperature and pressure settings.
- Pack Rosin Filter Bags:
- Place your cannabis flower or hash into rosin filter bags. The size of the bag will depend on the amount of material you’re pressing.
- Preheat the Press:
- Preheat your rosin press to the appropriate temperature for your material. For flower, temperatures between 180°F and 220°F (82°C – 104°C) are common. For hash, lower temperatures around 160°F – 190°F (71°C – 88°C) may be preferred to preserve terpenes.
- Press the Rosin:
- Carefully place the packed filter bags between two pieces of parchment paper or silicone mats.
- Position the material inside the preheated rosin press, apply pressure, and allow the press to work. The rosin will ooze out from the bags.
- Collect the freshly pressed rosin into a glass or silicone container.
- Cure the Rosin:
- To make rosin jam, you need to allow the rosin to cure and separate into different consistencies. Place the container with the rosin in a warm but dark environment (around 70°F – 80°F or 21°C – 27°C) for a few days to a few weeks, depending on your desired consistency.
- During this time, the terpenes and cannabinoids will separate, creating a more sauce-like or jam-like texture. Stirring or gently agitating the rosin during the curing process can help with consistency.
- Store Properly:
- Once you achieve the desired rosin jam consistency, store it in an airtight glass or silicone container in a cool, dark place to preserve its quality.
- Enjoy Responsibly:
- Rosin jam is highly potent, so use it responsibly and in moderation. It can be enjoyed in various ways, such as dabbing, vaporizing, or adding small amounts to your flower or concentrate.
Keep in mind that making rosin and rosin jam involves working with cannabis, which may be subject to legal restrictions in your area. Be sure to follow local laws and regulations when making and using cannabis concentrates.