Reposted from El Cannatorcedor Blog / May 2016
I have been testing different types of concentrate. Today I brought home some ultra clear oil. Steam processed, ultra refined – this is very expensive concentrate retail, upwards of $60 per gram. Not realistic for actual use in cigars, but I wanted to test anyway knowing that soon will be cheaper to produce. Before I attempted to apply leaves I determined it is not at all usable for cigars – not enough stickiness. Very pure – 80% THC. Too strong for my tastes as well, and way too strong for use in cigars. No flavor either. That may be useful
Rosin is a thicker oil, containing many plant oils and rich in terpenes. It has the consistency of caramel and dries into a hash like consistency. While this is not the easiest to work with, it is the most reliable and sets like glue over time. For now, I will continue with my hot plate and no stick mat. Eventually, I will design something more efficient…..