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How to Use Rosin?

How to Use Rosin?

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As a beginner cannabis enthusiast, you might be wondering how to use rosin. While rosin is primarily associated with dabbing, this concentrate is by far one of the most versatile cannabis products available. 

Rosin, especially live rosin, stands out from other extracts due to its richness of terpenes and bold taste. It can be smoked, vaped, dabbed, or even infused into edibles. However you use it, you will find each consumption method delivers an aromatic and potent experience. To learn which is right for you, read on as we explore the different ways you can enjoy this solventless extract.

How To Smoke Rosin

woman smoking

For those who do not have experience with rosin but want to dip their toes in the water, smoking is the perfect way to try it. To smoke rosin, you can use it in various ways. 

Use Rosin in Your Bowl

Adding cannabis rosin to the top of a packed bowl will allow you to experience the power of rosin and flower together. This method doesn’t require any special tools or extra time. Simply grab your favorite bowl and pack it with Delta-8 or THCA flower as you normally would, and then sprinkle a small amount of rosin on top of the flower.

Keep in mind that rosin is more potent than regular flower, so it's advisable to start with a small amount and adjust based on your tolerance. Remember to inhale less than you normally would if you're used to smoking regular flower.

Add Rosin to Your Joints and Blunts

Rolling joints with rosin is a straightforward way to try it without needing any tools. If you are new to rolling, we have an easy-to-follow guide on how to roll joints, but if you have already mastered this skill, the following steps will not be difficult at all.
  1. First, make sure you have extra rolling paper since rosin tends to stick to things it shouldn’t.
  2. Next, take your THCA flower and place it on the paper.
  3. Once you have the right amount of flower, add your rosin and tightly roll your joint.

How to Dab Rosin

dab pen with rosin on it

If we didn’t go over dabbing, would this even be a rosin article? For those of you looking for the simplest way to dab rosin, the following step-by-step guide is sure to make your experience efficient and worthwhile.

The first step is making sure you have all the right tools. While you will find a variety of different brands and gear to choose from, we have a budget-friendly list to help you get the most from your rosin with the least amount of effort.

Required Tools

The basic equipment you will need to dab rosin includes:
  • Dab rig (Water Pipe)
  • Nail (Bowl)
  • Dab Torch
  • Dabber

Dabbing Rosin Steps

Once you have everything, you want to lay it out on a clean flat surface and fill your water pipe with fresh water.

Now, you will need to choose—cold start or hot start.

Cold start dabbing is when you drop the concentrate into an unheated bowl, then apply heat until it has reached its appropriate temperature. The advantages of this technique will allow you to taste the full flavor of rosin while providing a more gentle and controllable experience.

With hot start dabbing, you will heat the bowl before placing the oil inside the nail. After the heat has been applied, you will then place the rosin inside the bowl. Going this route will make sure your rosin isn’t wasted, but fair warning, this isn’t recommended for those with a low tolerance. Unless you like to live your life on the wild side, we recommend cold dabbing.

How to Vape Rosin?

young man vaping in an urban location

Vaping hemp rosin is arguably one of the easiest, most convenient options compared to dabbing and smoking rosin. 

Required Tools

With vaporizers, there is little to no set-up; all you need to do is purchase a compatible device, dabber, and of course—high-quality hemp concentrate.

Vaping Rosin Steps

After you have everything, turn on your dab pen and use your dabber to fill the chamber with wax. Keep in mind, that without a dabber, applying the hemp rosin may be a messy and challenging task. To avoid this, make sure you have a tool made to handle concentrates.

All in all, if setting up a dab rig sounds too complicated, you might want to look into purchasing a vaporizer. Not only are pens user-friendly, but they provide cannabis consumers the ability to test out rosin without feeling too overwhelmed. There are many different types of vaporizers available, so make sure to choose one that works well with rosin.

Once the rosin is loaded, you can turn on the vaporizer and wait for it to reach the desired temperature. Then, simply inhale from the mouthpiece to enjoy the vaporized rosin. It's important to start with a low temperature and gradually increase it to find the right balance of flavor and vapor production. 

How to Make Edibles with Rosin

cutting a pan of homemade brownies

Cannabis-infused edibles are a beloved and time-honored way of enjoying the effects of THC. But the fudgy Delta-9 brownies we used to know have evolved and been taken to a whole new level: live rosin edibles.

If you enjoy rosin as much as we do, then you likely have some on hand, but have you ever wondered about making your own rosin edibles? Maybe you have attempted to make cannabis brownies in the past, but your end-product had a pungent aftertaste or, after needing to decarb your flower, the process took too long and too much effort.

Don't hang in the towel on homemade edibles just yet! When you use rosin instead of flower, it is like skipping the stairs and taking the elevator.

Rather than spending hours decarboxylating your cannabis, with rosin, all you need to do is place it in a pan along with butter. From there, you will mix it on low heat until it is blended together. After the liquid becomes one, you have the freedom to put it in cookies, brownies, or in your evening dinner.

Live Rosin Edibles: Leave it to the Experts

Making edibles at home takes a lot of trial and a whole lot of error. If your life is as busy as most, you may not want to waste your precious free time (and ingredients) making a product that may not even "hit." Especially when you can just buy it!

That is where we come in. At Hometown Hero, we offer a premium selection of hemp-derived Live Rosin edibles. Some of our best-selling items from this collection include:
Each product offers unique experiential effects and flavors, thanks to the infusion of strain-specific live rosin extract from fresh, uncured cannabis plants.

No matter what strain you choose, each of our live rosin gummies contains the same range of cannabinoid contents, meaning you can expect either 25mg of Delta 9 THC and 5mg of live rosin in our Canna Classics, or 5 milligrams each of CBD, Delta-9, and Live Rosin in our 1:1 Canna Classics.

The main difference between each strain-specific gummy (for example, Blue Dream and Northern Lights) is the featured terpene profile, which directly affects your experience.

As for the Live Rosin taffies, they hold varying terpene profiles, but each piece contains 15mg of Delta 9 THC (or 20mg of D9 in our caramels) and 2.5mg of live rosin.

Many enthusiasts have found the indica variant best for nighttime enjoyment. This cannabis variant's effect has been known to create a relaxing and calming experience. On the other hand, the sativa variant has been known for its uplifting and energetic effects, which are often used for daytime enjoyment.

However these effects are not guaranteed because they vary from person to person. So if you don’t know which strain to choose, our advice is to choose one that best aligns with what you're hoping to experience, and then find out how it affects you!

Final Thoughts

From smoking to making edibles, you will find that rosin will offer you a completely different experience than just flower alone. While each method has its advantages, whichever one you choose should be based on your lifestyle and what you hope to achieve.

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