Pikes Peak Rosin Press
Pike Peak Rosin Press specs:
- Industry-leading press technology with full custom software for total control, including free firmware updates for life
- 5 tons of pressure output from our custom fabricated, oil-less, maintenance-free pneumatic cylinder from 120psi compressed air input
- Even heat distribution from 0°F – 300°F from our in-house machined aluminum plates, each with its own thermocoupler for perfect accuracy
- Each Pikes Peak rosin press includes two sets of orientation legs, so you can operate the press vertically or horizontally
- Ultra durable, powder-coated construction with a 1 year warranty
- Lifetime 10% discount on rosin bags and parchment paper as a Pikes Peak press owner
- Each press is proudly made by hand in Denver, Colorado with top quality components at our factory
- Patent pending
Pikes Peak Rosin Press Instructions
Step 1: The easiest step of all…..turn it on!
Step 2: Connect compressed air source. It is recommended to use 120 psi.
With the press on, go into the settings and set the desired heat plate temperatures. Now adjust the pressure on the regulator to the proper PSI.
- For flower and trim use a higher pressure (110 – 120psi)
- For kief, dry sift, and bubble hash use a lower pressure (50-80psi)
Your Rosin Press is ready to go! Remember, you can also adjust the actuating speed to ensure you’re applying pressure at the right speed for the material you are using.
Now, to press material, start by turning your rosin bag inside out. Then fill it with the desired material. Be sure to pack it tightly in the bag with about 1″ remaining at the top.
Next load your parchment paper into the clips (a 12″x20″ sheet folded in half fits perfectly).
Place the rosin bag between the parchment paper and fold the remaining end underneath like an envelope.
Finally, in the A: Operate Press mode of the Pikes Peak rosin press, hold both yellow buttons down for 5 seconds to begin pressing.
Afterwards, you can then release your hands and the machine will do all the work. Once your press is complete, the plates will automatically retract. If you’re done before the timer is up you can press A to cancel at any time.
Vertical vs Horizontal Orientation
The Pikes Peak rosin press machine can operate in both a horizontal or vertical orientation, depending on the user’s preference.
Each press comes with two sets of legs so you can change the orientation easily at any time.
The main differences between vertical vs horizontal is the vertical orientation is ergonomically designed for ease of use.
The horizontal orientation allows gravity to pull the rosin into the fold of the parchment paper, reducing heat exposure to the product.
For anyone wanting to do directional flow or who wishes to harvest most of their rosin in a collection tray, the horizontal orientation offers an easy way to do that.
Users who want to press exclusively into parchment paper and harvest all of their sheets afterwards, the vertical orientation tends to work best.
We encourage press users to try both ways to determine which orientation they prefer.
Typically, flower will yield between 15-25%. The higher quality you use the more yield you should get back.
Kief and hash range from 30-60% and sometimes more.
With trimmings your yield could be between 5-10%, or less. It’s really going to depend on the amount of trichomes on the plant matter.
Higher quality inputs will always yield more rosin concentrate!
Tips and Tricks:
When pressing kief or hash, use a 36 micron or 72 micron bag. When you use flower, try a 115 or 90 micron bag instead.
It’s very important to make sure you pack your rosin bags tightly with material. Make sure the material goes all the way to the seam. This will give you the best yield.
When you use higher temperatures (210 – 220), this will produce rosin that has a shatter-like consistency. If you use lower temperatures (190-200), this will tend to produce a budder-like consistency.
If your rosin is too sticky on the parchment to collect easily, set it aside or put it in a refrigerator to help make it more stable.
When pressing kief or hash, turn the actuating speed down as slow as it will go and lower your pressure to make sure you don’t blow out your bag from all of the oil trying to escape.
If you’re planning on turning trim into rosin, you’ll get a much better yield if you kief or sift the trim first, and then press the harvested kief/dry sift instead of just pressing the trim as-is.
How to clean the rosin press machine?
As long as you are pressing with parchment paper, the press virtually never needs cleaning. It’s recommend by the manufacturer to use high quality (27lb or 35lb) parchment paper. This will prevent any bleed through onto your plates and keep them clean.
- Heat plate size: 10” x 2” or 10” x 3”
- Maximum force output: 9,876 lbs (5 tons)
- Supply air pressure: 120 psi or less
- Maximum heat temperature: 300°F
- Digital press time: No Limit
- Digital pressure readout
- High accuracy heating system
- Vertical or horizontal machine orientation
- Dimensions (Vertical): 16.8” (w) x 15.4” (d) x 33.3” (h)
- Dimensions (Horizontal): 15.8” (w) x 29.1” (d) x 13.7” (h)
- Parchment clip holders
- Dual button safety start
- Industry leading safety controls
- Ergonomic user panel in both orientations