Tech & Solutions By Jolin Zhou|28 June 2024

Cannabis Oil Extraction and Vaping Hardware: Q&A with Artrix’s Product Manager

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Cannabis Oil Extraction and Vaping Hardware




Cannabis concentrates offer a wide range of products, each with unique characteristics and benefits. In this guide on cannabis oil extraction and vaping hardware, we’ll explore the differences between resin, live resin, rosin and live rosin, how their extraction and processing methods affect their final forms, and which are the best vaping product lines for these cannabis concentrates.




The Difference Between Resin, Live Resin, and Rosin, Live Rosin?




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Resin and Live Resin



Resin is a sticky substance from the trichomes of the marijuana plant, containing cannabinoids and terpenes. It comes in both oil and solid forms, making it versatile. For use in 510 carts or All-in-One (AIO) devices, resin needs decarboxylation to activate cannabinoids and turn it into a liquid. 



Live resin, on the other hand, is a specific type of resin created by using fresh, flash-frozen cannabis plants. This process keeps the plant’s full terpene and cannabinoid profile intact, resulting in a more potent and flavorful product. Live resin usually has a sticky consistency like taffy, but its final texture can become saucy, sugary, or buttery, depending on the processing method.



Live resin concentrates are typically dark yellow but can range from light yellow to white. They have THC content of 65% to 95%, making them perfect for 510 cartridges, AIO devices, and DabGo.




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Rosin and Live Rosin



Rosin is a solventless cannabis concentrate created by applying heat and pressure to cannabis plant material. The process involves placing the material between two heated plates, which extract a hot oil that cools into a solid concentrate. Rosin typically remains a solid concentrate but can transform into an oil-like substance with heat. It is commonly used for dabbing but also appears in vape cartridges.



Live rosin is similar to rosin, as it is also a solventless extract made using heat and pressure. The main difference lies in the starting material. Producers create live rosin from fresh, flash-frozen cannabis plants. This process keeps the plant’s natural terpene and cannabinoid profile intact, making live rosin more flavorful and potent than regular rosin.



Live rosin can have different textures, such as live sugar, live batter, and live butter, due to the use of fresh plant material. Like rosin, live rosin can be turned into an oil-like substance with slight heating and is compatible with DabGo. The combination of solventless extraction and high-quality live materials makes live rosin a premium choice for consumers who value both purity and potency.




How 3 Different Extraction Methods Shape Cannabis Oil Characteristics




1. Butane Hash Oil (BHO) Extraction: This method typically yields a more oily consistency. By utilizing butane as a solvent, the extraction pulls out various cannabinoids and terpenes effectively. Depending on the post-extraction process, such as the level of heat and time applied, consistency can range from shatter to wax to budder, each varying in texture and firmness.




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2. Ethanol Extraction: Producers often use ethanol extraction, preferred for its safety and efficiency, to produce oils that can be further processed into more solid concentrates.



3. CO2 Extraction: Utilizing supercritical CO2 to extract cannabinoids and terpenes, this method effectively captures a wide array of compounds from cannabis without leaving residual solvents, resulting in cleaner end products.




How Processing Methods Influence the Final Texture of Cannabis Concentrates






Utilizing vacuum ovens, this method removes solvents and affects the consistency of the concentrate. Complete purging typically results in a solid form, whereas less intensive purging retains a degree of oiliness.





During the purging process, whipping the extract introduces air, which changes the texture. Manufacturers often use this technique to create budder or wax, known for their creamy, malleable consistency, appealing to users who prefer a smoother, more spreadable form.





Controlled heating adjusts the oil’s viscosity. Lower temperatures help preserve terpenes, leading to a runnier oil rich in flavor and aroma. Higher temperatures may reduce terpene content but increase stability and solidity of the concentrate.



Storage Conditions


The environment where you store the oil plays a crucial role in determining its final consistency. Factors like temperature and humidity can determine whether a resin remains runny or becomes more solid over time, affecting not just the texture but also the ease of use and the type of delivery system (e.g., cartridges vs. dab rigs) that is most suitable.




Q&A: What are the Best Vaping Product Lines for Different Cannabis Oil Products?








1. Question: How can you best preserve the natural flavors and terpenes of artisanal concentrates like rosin and live rosin?




DabGo retains the aroma, terpenes, and potency by controlling 3 factors: oxygen exposure, light, and temperature.



The device’s silicone plug and sealed packaging ensure a vacuum state, the outer packaging protects from sunlight, and storing it in a cool, dry place is recommended. Additionally, the metal bowl in DabGo has a heavy metal test report, ensuring safe contact with the concentrate.




2. Question: What type of cartridges are best for vaping thick and viscous oil forms of resin and live resin?




High-quality 510 cartridges with ceramic coils are ideal for thick and viscous oils. Ceramic coils prevent clogging and ensure a smooth vaping experience while maintaining the purity and flavor of cannabis oil.




3. Question: Which vaping devices are most convenient for using thick oils derived from resin and live resin?




All-in-One (AIO) devices are designed for higher viscosity oils and typically come with integrated batteries. These devices are user-friendly and portable, making them a great choice for consumers seeking convenience.




4. Question: What is the best hardware for vaping solid concentrates like shatter, wax, budder, and crumble?








DabGo is perfect for solid concentrates, as they are designed to handle these types effectively. They provide intense flavor and potency by ensuring even and efficient heating of the concentrate.