Rosin Filter Mold Combo - User Manual & Troubleshooting

User Manual & Troubleshooting - Filter Mold Pack ( dp-combo1dp-combo2dp-combo3)

Recommendations on Materials Loaded

1 - High Amounts Loaded:

  • 7g flower with 30mm handheld cylinder mold included in dp-combo1, using 2x4” or 2x4.5” filter 
    Tip: Cut filter to size to fit your puck. The smaller left-over piece can be used for a smaller puck.
  • 14g flower or sift with rectangle mold included in dp-combo2, using 2x4” or 2x4.5” filter.
  • 7g flower or sift with 30mm cylinder pollen/flower press mold included in dp-combo3, using 2.5x4.5” filter. 
    Tip: Cut filter to size to fit your puck. The smaller left-over piece can be used for a smaller puck.

2 - Platen Size Suggested:

  • 30mm cylinder pucks formed suited to 3x3, 3x5, 3x7, 4x7, 5.5x7” platen size

  • Rectangle pucks formed, suited to 3x5, 3x7, 4x7, 5.5x7” platen size

    3 - Micron Size Recommended: 

    • Flower 90-160 micron
    • Sift 37 micron
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    4 - Pressing Temperatures Recommended:

    • Flower 180-220F
    • Sift 160-200F
      Tip: Lower temperatures will create a more flavorful extraction whereas higher temperatures will provide higher returns.

      How to use with flower (with dp-combo1dp-combo2dp-combo3)

      1. Verify humidity level of your flower is at least 60% stable in your jar before commiting to the next step.
      2. Carefully break down your flower into smaller pieces, approximately 0.25-0.5 grams. 
        Tip: Using nitrile gloves will help keep your essential oils off of your hands when handling flowers.
      3. Place the base of the mold on top of the working table.
      4. Line the base of the mold with a small sheet of parchment to prevent essential oils from sticking to the base.
      5. Place the sleeve over the base of the mold.
      6. Evenly fill the mold with flower pieces until you have your desired amount loaded. 
        Tip: It is recommended to not use more than the high amounts suggested. 
        Tip: If using rectangle mold with combo 2, use included PETP sheets for smaller amounts loaded.
      7. Place the plunger inside the sleeve and compress it onto the working table using the palm of your hand.
      8. Remove the mold from the base and turn it upside down to see the base of your compressed puck.
      9. Prepare your filter by opening it with the included plastic sheet.
      10. Eject the puck by pressing down the plunger while holding the sleeve.
      11. Quickly load the compressed puck into the open filter. 
        Tip: If the material is fluffy it may want to expand. Speed in loading your puck will be necessary.
      12. Cut off any excess filter that you do not need as your fold.
      13. With the filter filled and folded, it is now ready to be pressed using your heat press machine.

      How to use with sift (with dp-combo2dp-combo3)

      1. Place the base of the mold on top of the working table.
      2. Line the base of the mold with a small sheet of parchment to prevent essential oils from sticking to the base.
      3. Place the sleeve over the base of the mold.
      4. Evenly fill the mold with your fine material until you have your desired amount loaded. 
        Tip: It is recommended to not use more than the high amounts suggested.
      5. Place a small piece of parchment over your material to prevent essential oils from sticking to the plunger.
      6. Place the plunger inside the sleeve and compress it onto the working table using the palm of your hand.
      7. Remove the mold from the base and turn it upside down to see the base of your compressed puck.
      8. Prepare your filter by opening it with the included plastic sheet.
      9. Eject the puck by pressing down the plunger while holding the sleeve.
      10. Quickly load the compressed puck into the open filter          
        Tip: If using the cylinder mold, folding in on the bottom corners of the filter will create a uniform puck.         
        Tip: If the material is fluffy it may want to expand.  Speed in loading your puck will be necessary.
      11. Cut off any excess filter that you do not need as your fold.
      12. With the filter filled and folded, it is now ready to be pressed using your heat press machine.

                Important Notices!

                • Loading more than the high amounts suggested may result in blowouts of filters or inability to fit inbetween the heated platens.
                • Use included plastic sheets to help load materials and prevent tearing.

                Questions & Answers:

                • Question: What Humidity level should my flower be stored in?
                • Answer: 62% is the recommended stable relative humidity (RH) inside of your flower container. 
                • Question: How to measure the humidity in my flower container?
                • Answer: A small hygrometer will give you the humidity levels inside of the container. 
                • Question: Can I re-press my pucks?
                • Answer: Yes!  Simply fold the puck in half and re-press it.  You might have to use higher temperature to get an extraction. 
                • Question: Do I need to use filter bags for flowers?
                • Answer: No, you can press single flowers and get great results, you can also use the pre press molds to form pucks to press without the use of filters.  Keep in mind when not using filters that the puck will expand a bit larger. 
                • Question: Do I need to use filter bags for sift?
                • Answer: Yes, as the material is so fine, a small micron size (25-37 micron) is recommended for extraction. 
                • Question: Can I extract any oil left over in my filters and/or pucks?
                • Answer: Yes!  There are various extraction methods including re-pressing the pucks or using a slow cooker and coconut oil to infuse to be used in edibles or tinctures.  Please check out our blog for helpful information to make the most of your material. 
                • Question: What are the plastic sheets included used for?
                • Answer: They can be cut or folded to help you open the filters for loading your material more quickly. 
                • Question: Can I compress the pucks using my arbor press?
                • Answer: Yes, though be careful not to apply too much pressure onto aluminum surface directly. 
                • Question: Can I use a hammer or mallet to compress the pucks?
                • Answer: Yes!  Please use a rubber mallet to prevent scratching your plunger. 
                • Question: What is the benefit of using a puck maker or pre-press mold and filters?
                • Answer: Usually you are able to fit twice as much material into your filter when using a pre-press mold or puck maker, versus filling the filter by hand.  Additionally, it is a helpful tool for your workflow.

                    Troubleshooting:

                    1 - How to avoid the filter bags from blowing out?

                    • Remove excess stems from flowers.
                    • Use less material in your filter bag.
                    • Preheating your material first to get it melty before you begin to apply pressure.
                    • Apply the pressure more slowly.
                    2 - How to apply the pressure for optimal yield and quality?

                    • Flower is the easiest material to extract. Slowly compress the puck until the oil begins to flow. As the extraction is flowing, it is important to keep some weight of downward force on the jack handle to maintain that level of pressure in which the oil is releasing. By applying too much pressure we may experience blowouts, or even introduce plant matter into our essential oils. Once the puck is mostly extracted you should no longer feel any more release of pressure on the jack handle.
                    • Sift and fine material will take some practice, so we advise you to preheat your puck between closed platens. They need to only touch the top and bottom of the puck for preheating. No pressure is required.  Allow the puck to preheat for 20-30 seconds. At this time the puck should be melty and more likely to flow out instead of building up pressure inside which may cause a blowout. Gently apply pressure onto the puck and give it time to release the oil, slowly applying the pressure throughout the entire extraction. 
                    3 - The yields are not very good.

                    • If pressing flower, verify your sealed storage jar’s humidity level is between 60-65%
                    • Try a different variety.
                    • Sifting or hashing it first will allow you to press out a product with acceptable yields.

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