Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between the OG and the XL model?
They are identical in function. The only difference in our two models comes down to capacity.
What is the capacity of the Resinator?
The OG has a 3 lb. capacity while the XL has a 14.5 lb. capacity when extracting with CO2. Now keep in mind, that is when using sugarleaf, as opposed to big fans and water leaves. If you were to use dry ice for example, you would have to make room for the ice so the capacity of biomass would decrease accordingly. When using your Resinator in a H2O application or as a trimmer, the recommended amount is half that of our max capacity.
How does Co2 work to trim?
When you load your machine with flower, you can inject liquid Co2 into the chamber and achieve very cold temperatures. This allows the exterior leaves to become brittle, fracture off of the flower and fall through the mesh screen without damaging, bruising or compromising the integrity of the flower. When trimming with CO2 we recommend “ice-cream” temperature. That’s between 10°F and 30°F. When prepared properly, you can trim a pound a minute.
What do you mean by multi-use?
The Resinator machines are the only one of their kind to have a trim feature, an extraction feature as well as a water-bubble wash feature all with one machine. Switch out different parts or accessories to utilize the different options. This allows us to instantly freeze, fracture & extract trichomes and resin glands from cured and uncured flowers and plant material. We achieve 20-40% returns in as little as 2-10 minutes. Each Resinator purchase includes everything that you need to do all three functions. That’s what we mean by wet, dry, flash freeze all-in-one.
What temperature is needed to achieve resin extraction from flowers or trim?
Sub zero temperatures (temperatures below zero) are preferred when making any extraction. When we inject liquid CO2 into our center chamber which lets us reduce temperatures to below -65° Fahrenheit. Refer to our extraction guide for exact temperatures and run times.
What is live resin extraction?
CBD and THC-A levels are at their highest in their live or uncured state. Sub-critical extraction allows you to work with live or uncured plant matter in multiple applications including Live resin, live rosin, live ice wax, and live trimming. Live resin is simply a term meaning uncured or raw.
What do I do with my “trim” when I am done using the trim feature?
Once you are finished using the trim feature with the Resinator you can change your screen from the mesh trim screen to any one of the extraction (micron rated) screens. Add your trim to the chamber and follow the extraction guide recommendations for suggested run times, speeds and load sizes.
Please note: TOR owners should change to the extraction screen and start extracting only if they have any needed permits or licenses for such activity.
Why does my machine/motor keep turning off?
The motor has a safety feature that stops the motor and requires a reset (unplugging, allowing to reset and plugging back in) in order to resume operation. To keep this from happening make sure that the drum comes to a complete stop before switching from forward to reverse, or vice-versa.
What micron sized drum screens come with a machine purchase?
The kits are prepackaged with a 1/4” mesh trim screen and one each of the 200?m,100?m, and 75?m screens. Each Resinator purchase also includes a set of resin collection bags in 200,100, and 75um. We offer 25?m, 50?m, and 150?m drum screens and Resin Collection bags for purchase on our website.
Is there a warranty?
We offer a 1 yr limited factory warranty. We stand behind our products, so if you experience any issues please call us. We are here to help. Please be sure to register your product with us or go to “Product Registration” on our website to have the best warranty options available to you.
When using Co2 for trimming do you lose any of the THC or CBD profile?
We experience less than 1% total THC & CBD loss when trimming with CO2. That is better than most hand trimmers. We have Certificates of Analysis on our website. We are always updating with additional data.
Can we wash screens with alcohol? Will the material crack?
Yes, you can wash with alcohol. 99% and 70% are both effective with no cracking or damage. We also have customers using ethanol with great results. We recommend a rinse in/with water and H2O2 afterward. But as with any screen or filter, eventually over use and time they will need to be replaced.
How much can we do with the same CO2 tank with OG version compared to XL?
It would seem like you might use less CO2 with our smaller OG model, but you have to quantify the capacity you are running with an XL to see that CO2 use is more efficient with the XL unit. When running the OG you only need to use half as much CO2, however when running the XL you could run five times as much material. So for example with the OG model you would get approximately three runs with the OG using a 50 pound tank where as you will get two runs using the XL. But you would only get to run approximately 9 pounds of material in the OG where as you would get to run almost 30 pounds with the XL in that equation. Refer to CO2 Frequently Asked Questions for more detailed information.
When we do the CO2 extracts, how long do we need to rotate?
Pending the application we spin for a variety of time frames. Our Extraction with CO2 video, for example, we ran for 60 mins because we were demonstrating a quantity extraction. This is popular among distillate applications because the color is pulled out through SPD and fractional distillation techniques. When rosin or live resin is the application for example, we may only spin for 5 -10 mins.
How do you keep the temperature in the chamber so low?
By injecting liquid CO2 not only are we reducing the temp to as low as -65°F, which is considered a subcritical extraction, the oxygen has been displaced. With the oxygen displaced, which typically takes 20-25 lbs of co2 or roughly 1/2 of a standard 50lb tank (with a siphon tube), it generally takes about an hour for the XL unit to normalize in temp. Less CO2 means that the Resinator temperature will normalize faster.
Do we need to open CO2 tank or add a lot more CO2 during the process?
No. Only when not fully flash freezing to the subcritical temp zone will more co2 be required. Which ultimately would require the same amount of co2 anyway so we just inject up front. If more CO2 is required to maintain desired temperature range, all that is necessary is a microburst -or 5 second shot- of CO2 in small intervals.
What was your initial pressure in PSI in your CO2 tank?
Co2 unregulated comes out of the tank at about 800 psi. You could manually regulate with a 1/4 turn for example but that is not necessary. We don’t have a closed loop system so the pressure in Resinator chamber does not build to any point where it is of concern. Note that temperature is paramount to pressure, so as long as liquid co2 is injecting it is adequate.
What's maintenance is required with this machine?
The only regular maintenance would be cleaning your equipment and occasionally replacing your screens as with any filter or screen. If the need for maintenance should arise, all parts are easily removable and replaceable.