How To Make CBD Oil With A Rosin Press: Cannabasics #116

Learn How To Make CBD Oil With A Rosin Press Today On Cannabasics #116.

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What you need:

Rosin Press
High CBD Hemp
Parchment Paper
Pollen Press
Cold Pack (Frozen)
Scraper tool


  1. Preheat rosin press to 220°F
  2. Weigh out 1 gram of high CBD hemp, pack it into and press in the pollen press
  3. Center the puck into a double layer of parchment
  4. Place into press, press closed slowly over about 30 seconds 
  5. Press until fully locked, let percolate another 1 – 2 minutes.
  6. Remove from press and immediately place on cold pack for 1 minute.
  7. Use scraping tool to remove CBD oil from the parchment for use and/or storage.

How To Germinate Cannabis Seeds in Rockwool Cubes for Hydroponics

Learn How To Germinate Cannabis Seeds in Rock-wool Cubes for Hydroponics Today on Cannabasics #115

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How To Get The Best Vapors From Your Dry Herb Vape

Learn How To Get The Best Vapors From Your Dry Herb Vape With These Simple Weed Vaping Tips Today On Cannabasics #114 

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Tips to get good vapor:

  • Tip #1 – Understand that smoke is different than vapor. Vapor from a dry herb vape is going to be much thinner and the smell from vaped weed doesn’t last nearly as long as combusted smoke. Smoke has more carbon monoxide and tar making it more toxic to our lungs.
  • Tip #2 – Understand that a combustion vape is different than a convection vape – combustion is more like smoke (direct contact with the coil) and convection produces vapor (like an oven heating system) – AGO creates combustion, but if you use glass screens, you can get more vapor. The E-Clipse gets you vapor and no combustion. It’s like an overheating your herbs. 
  • Tip #3 – Grind the herbs properly –  One way to get more vapor production is grinding the herbs for even heat distribution. Also airflow is better if you use a fine even grind it will help give optimal vapor production. 
  • Tip #4 – pack the herbs properly. –  Loading the heating chamber is important for vapor production. If you pack the chamber too tight, it will be hard for the hot air to pass through the herbs and create vapor. 
  • Tip #5 – Choose The Right Temperature – The temperature of the vaporizer is also very important. The vaporizer heats up like an oven (E-Clipse Vaporizer). It needs time to heat. The E-clipse vaporizer, for example, can heat up in 30 seconds. Not all dry herb vaporizers heat that fast. Herbs need to heat so that vapor forms. Dry herb vapes need time to heat up so be patient and get the best its.
  • Tip #6 – Inhale longer/stronger for more vapor – much better to vape that way than taking short hits and barely getting anything into your system. The more you inhale, the more you exhale. 
  • Tip #7 – Keep It Clean – The airway, mouthpiece and filter screens can get clogged. It can prevent the user from taking a good hit. So a solution to this issue is soaking the screen and mouthpiece in isopropyl alcohol to remove the residue. Keeping the vaporizer clean will give better vapor.
  • Tip #8 – Read the leaves – Analyze what the herb looks like after it’s been vaped. That way you know if you’ve vaped it or not. If the herbs are ash, then you didn’t vape. You smoked a combusted pen. If herbs are a light brown, then you vaped at a very low temperature, you could probably still use that to smoke. If you vaped at a high temperature, then the herbs are a dark brown.

Smoke v/s Vapor

After reviewing dozens of dry herb vaporizers a common question arises frequently, “How big of hits can you get?” And a common complaint is that cloud chasers feel they can’t get a good, or big, hit off of a vaporizer. That often has to do with the expectations that many cannabis smokers have when comparing the hit of smoking weed with the vapor from a dry herb vaporizer. But vapor and smoke are very different and that false comparison is easy to overcome with a little bit of information. 

The key difference between combusted smoke and the vapor from a dry herb vaporizer is the drastically reduced amounts of tar and carbon-monoxide in vapor. As is evident by comparing spent dry herbs from a vaporizer with the ashes from a bowl of the same herbs. You can see that the combustion of the fire in the bowl reduces the plant matter to ashes. This releases a significantly larger amount of dangerous and unnecessary tar and other chemicals into your lungs often resulting in the reflex to cough and expel the carbon monoxide and other toxins as quickly as possible. 

With the herbs from a vaporizer however, they look recognizable and intact usually with just a browning and darkening of the material. Although there is some THC and other cannabinoids remaining in vaporized cannabis, which can be used on tinctures and edibles, evidence shows that the amount of THC delivered to the user is not severely reduced by using a vaporizer. Possibly due to the combustion of smoking destroying THC and other desirable cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes reducing them to ash and tar. 

Knowing what kind of hit and flavor to expect from a dry herb vaporizer is key to it’s enjoyment and effectiveness.

Combustion v/s Convection and Conduction

The AGO Vaporizer is a combustion vape. This means that the cannabis makes direct contact with the heating element and will turn the herbs into ash. It is perhaps a misnomer to call it a vaporizer but is usually marketed as such. If you ADD GLASS SCREENS TO THE AGO VAPORIZER, then you can create more vapor rather than smoke by creating a buffer between the heat element and the herbs. This is similar to how the other true vaporizers work.

The E-Clips vaporizer fits into the category of convection and conduction vaporizers. This means that the herbs are heated through passive heat. In conduction vaporizers the heating elements heat the housing material of the chamber (often ceramic) and the heat is transferred via conduction by contact with the heated ceramic and aided by the airflow. In convection vaporizers the cannabis is not in direct contact with the heat but rather heated by hot air as it is drawn through the chamber of herbs. Many true vaporizers use a combination of these latter two types of heating to achieve the best results.

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How to Make Terpenes eJuice with Wax, Shatter and Rosin: Cannabasics #111

Learn How to Make Terpenes eJuice with Wax, Shatter and Rosin today on Cannabasics Episode 111. Sponsored by Terps USA

What you need:

  • DILUENT (Optional)


  1. Calculate Amounts and percentages
  2. Weigh out wax/ shatter
  3. Add terpenes
  4. Add diluent/ thickener (optional)
  5. Heat to 150°F and stir to mix
  6. Draw up into syringe/ pipette 
  7. Fill cartridge and vape

How to Use Oil Cartridges with Vape Pen Batteries

Learn How to Use Oil Cartridges with Vape Pen Batteries Today On Cannabasics #110

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Anatomy of a 510 Thread Cartridge:

  • Mouthpiece (Plastic, metal, ceramic, wood, etc.)
  • Tank (.5 ml, 1 ml, 2.2 graml, etc.)
  • Oil Inlet hole (larger size hole for thicker juice)
  • Airflow (bottom, top, variable airflow)
  • Atomizer (Ceramic over wicked)

Best practices:

  1. Use the correct wattage for your coil. Generally between 3 – 5 volts on variable pens. Or 5 – 10 watts on a box mod.
  2. Make sure your connection to the device works with the type of airflow of your cartridge. You may need a top airflow cartridge to use with some devices.
  3. Don’t burn out coils of the atomizer by hitting it when it’s empty. Refill promptly for best results.
  4. Remove tip when in pocket or not using extended time to keep from damaging the cartridge, the battery or both.
  5. Keep the pen’s battery charged or keep a backup battery to use while charging your favorite device.

Kief to Rosin Press to Cannabis e Juice (Part 3 Terps Based e Juice)

Learn How to Make Dry Ice Kief to use in Rosin Press to finally make Cannabis e Juice with terps today on Part 3 (Terpenes E Juice) of Cannabasics #109.

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Dry Ice Kief to Rosin Press to Cannabis e Juice (Part 2) Cannabasics #109

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How to Test & Adjust Soil PH for Cannabis (Seeds, Soil & Sun: Season 2 Ep 2)

Learn how to test and adjust soil PH for growing cannabis plants today on Seeds, Soil & Sun: Season 2: Episode 2.

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What is soil PH and why does it matter?

Part of having a healthy growing environment for your cannabis crop is making sure your soil PH levels are optimum. PH, or Potential Hydrogen, refers to the relative acidity or alkalinity of your soil. It is measured on a scale of 1 to 14 with lower numbers starting at full acidity and moving to alkaline as the numbers grow.

The soil PH being too far one way or the other will disrupt the plants ability to intake the vital nutrients it needs to grow, flower and harvest a fully robust crop. For the cannabis plant, the ideal PH is just slightly acidic, in the range between 6 and 7 on the PH scale.

How do I test my soil PH?

In order to test the PH of your soil you do have some options. You can take, or send, your soil to a testing facility. There are hand held electronic meters with probes that are inserted into the soil to give you a reading on the PH. And you can also also purchase kits that allow you to test the PH by adding water and a testing solution to the soil and then comparing the color on a chart to determine the PH.

How do I adjust my soil PH?

Once you have determined the current PH of your soil you can decide whether or not you should adjust it. Because the ideal range is somewhere between 6 and 7 on the scale it is very like that you already fall into that range. But if your soil is 5 (acidic) or below, or 7 (alkaline) or above you would want to fix it for optimal plant productivity and health.

In order to lower the PH (Or raise the acidity) you can add a soil acidifier which increases the sulfur in the soil, which will lower the PH. The amount needed depends on the strength of the acidifier, the amount of your soil and the degree to which it needs corrected. Similarly, to raise the PH, or to make the soil more alkaline, you can add lime into the soil. You can buy special pelleted lime or use powdered lime and again the amount needed depends on the soils amount and needs and you should follow the direction of the product you choose.

Another way to adjust your PH is to change the amount of acidic elements in your soil mix. Peat moss is usually acidic and you can adjust the proportion of it to change the acidity by adding more for more acidity and less for more alkalinity in the soil.

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