In reality, the types and sizes of resin glands you collect depends on the material and genetics you’re producing, and on the material you’ve chosen to use.
For example, if you use all plant clippings as your starter material, the resin gland ratios and sizes, and the potency of your material, will be different than if you use all premium flowers as your starter material.
Every batch you make will be slightly different.
There are several resin-making branded bags and products in the marketplace, and you could make good resin concentrates from all of them.
Every resin bag manufacturer has a slightly different approach to where, how and with what materials they manufacture their screens.
But why should you even go through the work of making water-extracted resin?
One main benefit is ice-resin is it’s a concentrated, pure resin product that includes very little plant material. If smoked, for example, you aren’t inhaling smoke. It’s more like a vapor, which is nicer for your lungs.
Not only that, but by utilizing a resin-derived material composed of only resin glands, you get a stronger dose, with far less of the combustion byproducts you get when smoking whole flowers.
You find that the beneficial effects you get from concentrates are more stimulating and game-changing than the effects you get from smoking whole flowers.
For farmers, making ice-resin is a way to get value from leaves and inferior flowers that would otherwise be discarded.
You’d be surprised how many resin glands are on leaves that get manicured off and thrown away. Water extraction is a way of getting more usable product from every harvest.
As an added benefit, water-washing removes contaminants and other materials that can affect your health. Because of this washing effect, ice-resin doesn’t have much, if any, taste or smell.
Resin is compact and concentrated, and doesn’t look like bulk flowers. This is a huge benefit when you’re traveling, and need to carry small amounts.
Ice Water extraction takes a couple of hours, some preparation, ice made from pure water, and multiple steps.
And after you’ve done the bag work and gathered resin glands from each size micron screen they’ve accumulated on, you have several grades of ice-resin.
The glands and other material caught by the larger screen sizes (200 and 150 micron sizes for example) aren’t usually considered premium resin; this stuff is often thrown away
The remaining resin glands are carefully removed from each screen smaller than 150, water is pressed out of them, and then the materials are left to dry.
The process takes practice before you get it just right, but it’s fun, and the end product is amazingly potent and desirable.
When you get pure, well-made ice-resin, it gives you a different feeling than whole flowers.
Effects are more immediate, acute and uplifting. Your lungs aren’t choked as much. You have less burn-out. Effects lasts longer.
If you love resin and other extracts and want to get the most direct, concentrated and healthful dose of them, ice-resin is a joy.
This is a post-harvest activity you can really enjoy. Once you start using bubble, you are likely to never go back.
Article Credit: http://bigbudsmag.com/making-bubblehash-br-concentrated-thc-rich-marijuana-concentrate/ -By Steve Davis
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