Best Strains for Pressing Rosin

Rosin is a popular cannabis concentrate made by applying heat and pressure to cannabis plant material. Unlike other concentrates, rosin can be made without the use of chemical solvents like CO2 and BHO. This makes it easy even for casual stoners to create their own DIY dabs at home.

All you'll need is high-quality extraction equipment like a Ju1ceBox rosin press to produce the best dabs possible. And more importantly, you'll need to choose the right cannabis strains since not all strains produce good results when pressed into rosin. Below is a list of strains that make the best rosin.

Hemp Strains 

Cherry Abacus Hemp Flower 

Cherry Abacus is an indica-dominant hemp flower that smells like a bottle of Cherry Cola. The strain is a cross between Original Cherry and Abacus. Its buds are rather small but have a rock-hard density. They don orange, green, and purple coloring. 

The strain has a unique flavor profile owing to its impressive three percent terpene content. Its main terpenes include myrcene, alpha-pinene, and beta-caryophyllene. Many users notice the smell of fizzy cola and sweet cherries when using it. Others notice hints of red wine. 

Rosin Return Details

  • Rating – A with 20 percent yield and great flavor
  • Yield Percentage – 20-25 percent average yield
  • Color – Gold 
  • Cold Plate – Can be collected at room temperature but best on cold plate
  • Consistency – Butter-like
  • Flavor Profile – Earthy and piney

Lifter Flower 

Lifter is a potent cultivar that's a crossbreed of Suver Haze and Early Resin Bud (ERB). Like many hemp crossbreeds, Lifter hemp flower is sativa-dominant. The sativa genetics are evident in the flowering phase, as the plants grow up to a height of six feet. When cracked open, the buds give off an aroma that is suggestive of pungent berries with a little bit of fuel finish.

Lifter has a low THC concentration and therefore does not sedate you as much as other strains do. As such, it can be used at any time of the day, which is why it's called a jack-of-all-trades strain.

Rosin Return Details

  • Rating – A+ with 21 percent+ return rate and easy collection
  • Yield Percentage – 21-26 percent average yield
  • Color – Amber to gold
  • Cold Plate – Not necessary, can be collected at room temperature
  • Consistency – Looks like shatter
  • Flavor Profile – fruity with a hint of diesel 
Special Sauce Hemp Flower

Special Sauce Hemp Flower 

Special Sauce is a flagship strain from Oregon breeders. It is a crossbreed of the original special sauce strain and ERB and boasts a rich phytocannabinoid and terpene profile. The main terpenes include pinene, caryophyllene, and myrcene. This terpene profile gives the bright green, bushy buds a fruity, tropical smell with a spicy undertone.

Rosin Return Details

  • Rating – A- with amazing flavor and color but difficult to collect without a collection plate
  • Yield Percentage – 18-23 percent average yield
  • Color – Light gold 
  • Cold Plate – Cold plate needed for easy collection
  • Consistency – Oily
  • Flavor Profile – Sweet earth, lime, and pine are the major notes

Cherry Abacus Kief

Kief is a collection of the resinous trichome heads found in hemp flower buds. They have a striking golden or sometimes greenish hue. Cherry Abacus Kief is 100 percent ground from the indica-dominant Cherry Abacus flower strain. It contains phytocannabinoid compounds and terpenes. The main terpenes found in this kief are myrcene, alpha-pinene, and beta-caryophyllene.

When you apply pressure and heat to the Cherry Abacus Kief, it turns into potent rosin. You can store the rosin in one of the custom Ju1ceBox silicone containers.

Rosin Return Details

  • Rating – A+ with 27 percent+ return rate and easy collection
  • Yield Percentage – 27-32 percent average yield
  • Color – Gold to tan
  • Cold Plate – Not necessary, can be collected at room temperature
  • Consistency – Looks like shatter
  • Flavor Profile – Earth and pine-like taste with an orange hint

Lifter Kief

Lifter kief is ground from the sativa-dominant Lifter hemp flower. Its aroma is complex and notably more intense than the lifter hemp flower that it was harvested from. Some of its major terpenes include beta-caryophyllene, myrcene, and alpha-pinene. 

Some users say that it smells like sweet blueberry pie, while others say that it smells like pungent, aged cheese.

Rosin Return Details

  • Rating – A+ with a 29 percent return rate and easy collection
  • Yield Percentage – 29-34 percent average yield
  • Color – Dark gold to amber
  • Cold Plate – Not needed, collects great at room temperature
  • Consistency – Resembles shatter
  • Flavor Profile – Lemon and citrus with a hint of mint
High-yielding THC-rich Strains

High-yielding THC-rich Strains

  • Chem Dawg: This aromatic flower strain has high THC levels. It combines with other phytocannabinoids to produce an entourage effect. Fresh rosin made from Chem Dawg has a unique flavor and aroma: a mix of chemical pine, earthiness, sourness, and a hint of flowers. All the Chem offshoots, including sour diesel, yield over 20 percent rosin. 
  • Gorilla Glue: Also known as GG4, this is a classic strain for rosin production. The strain's buds are littered with shining trichomes, boasting a high THC concentration. Gorilla Glue yields great amounts of rosin. 
  • The White: As the name implies, the strain is covered with a complete whiteout of trichomes. It produces powerful indica effects. Its excessive resin production makes it a high-yield rosin strain. It has a woody flavor profile with a little bit of Kush spiciness.
  • Miracle Alien Cookies: This strain ticks all the right boxes when it comes to producing high rosin yields. Its buds glitter with trichomes that generate terpene-rich rosin. The strain has a complex flavor profile: a mix of sour citrus, diesel, and spicy flavors. You can expect spells of creativity from consuming resin produced from this strain.

The Bottom Line

If you're curious about making rosin, remember that not all strains produce the best yields. That's why we've highlighted the best high-yielding strains that you can use. 

You'll need a few tools to help you with extracting, collecting, storing, and finally using rosin concentrate. These include a rosin press machine, a collecting tool, parchment paper, a glass container, and a dab rig. Luckily, you can pick them all up from The Ju1cebox.

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