Live Resin is a form of cannabis concentrate, and its name has gotten from the freshness of the cannabis plant from which it’s made. It is different from other cannabis products; Live resin extract is made from freshly harvested cannabis that has not been dried or cured and directly frozen to a subcritical temperature first. The starting plant material that has been used for producing live resin includes fresh flower buds and sugar leaves, the large fan leaves and stems are excluded. In the freezing process, the most desirable compounds are preserved and absorb the full flavor of the induced cannabis plant. Concentrate addicts incline to attract toward live resin for its more aromatic and flavorful experience.
In the whole process of live resin production, the primary objective is to capture the full flavor and aroma of the live cannabis plant. From extracting the cannabis plant material to the flash-freezing plant material, both are linked with high-quality and flavorful concentrates. In the drying and curing processes, a great proportion of essential oils has been used. These essential oils are called terpenes, they are responsible for the original flavors and aromas in cannabis.
How to Store Live Resin?
If you want to keep the aroma and flavor fresh for long, preserve the potency and originality of the live resin by keeping it away from direct heat, moisture, air, and light. An airtight and lightproof container is the best place to keep the freshness, texture, and consistency, it also protects the cannabinoids from degradation and prevents the terpenes from evaporation. So, when you are purchasing a container for storing Live resin, make sure that the container’s material should be silicone or glass. Silicone is better than glass, it’s easier to scrape sticky concentrates out of it.
So, always store the Live resin in a cool environment such as a refrigerator or any cold place, Light and heat can speed up the breakdown of your live resin. After every use, make sure to close the container’s lid properly. Any carelessness may be responsible for losing the potency of the live resin and can change the color, texture, and taste.
How to Consume Live Resin?
You can Live Resin by “Dabbing”. In Dabbing, a special type of water pipe is used, called a dab rig, or simply “rig,” as well as a flat bowl called a nail. Nails are made from those materials that can bear higher temperatures. Dabbers are available in the spoon-shaped tip and flat-tipped both. Using a dabber with a spoon-shaped tip, in the place of a flat-tipped dabber is more relevant.
Take the dab, preheat the nail with a butane gas-powered torch. The temperature of the nail is very important if it will be too hot, then you will consume the real delicious flavor and positive effects of the Live resin. If the nail is not too hot, the live resin doesn’t vaporize and activate the cannabinoids or terpenes properly, and you won’t take the original flavor and aroma of it.
The perfect temperature range for dabbing is between 315 degrees Fahrenheit and 400 degrees Fahrenheit. It is recommended to avoid any mistake or taking proper caution, heat the nail toward the lower end of the given temperature range to maximize the flavor potential of your live resin. Once the nail reaches the adequate temperature, turn off the torch and safely set it aside.
Now, use the spoon-shaped dabber to drop the live resin onto the nail, when the live resin comes in contact with the hot nail, it starts to vaporize, as the vapor emerges from the nail, inhale through an opening on the opposite end of the rig.
How You Can Vape Live Resin?
You can vape live resin in different ways such as dabbing, which is described above, by heating a live resin vape pen, as described below, or by using a nectar collector. In each option, you will have to vaporize your live resin with heat and inhaling the cannabinoids and terpene-rich vapors.
The most popular way to vape Live Resin is Dabbing, while it requires the most equipment and effort. And the simplest method to vape it is ‘by using a vape pen with a live resin cartridge’. This method is very simple, you will have to only buy a live resin cart, attach it to the battery, and you are good to go.
What Are Live Resin Carts?
Live Resin carts are popular among individuals as a common way to consume Live Resin. These carts are in the form of oil cartridges that are filled with live resin in the place of a more conventional cannabis concentrate. You can use a live resin cart with any cartridge, you will have to do simply screw the cartridge onto a battery, activate the heating mechanism, and inhale through the mouthpiece.
How Much Does Live Resin Cost?
Live resin costs may vary in different locations, and the market fluctuations make it difficult to get the exact price, but you may spend around $10 to $50 more per gram of live resin than you would for a gram of other cannabis concentrates. The average cost of the higher-quality Live Resin can run as high as $100 per gram and more, while lower-grade live resin will typically be in the range of $60 to $80 per gram.
How is Live Resin Produced?
In Live Resin formation, liquefied petroleum gas (butane or propane) has been used, as a solvent. Another solvent that is used for making Live Resin is Ethanol or Carbon Dioxide (CO2).
The Cannabis plant extract is harvested and is frozen immediately without dried or cured. You can also flash-freeze plant material by either slowly dipping it into a cold insulating cylinder filled with liquid nitrogen, or placing it in a cooler with dry ice (frozen carbon dioxide) on the bottom. If you are using a cold box for the freezing, the temperature of the container should be constant at -40 degrees Fahrenheit or -40 degrees Celsius.
In general, The whole process of producing Live Resin is as same as the other cannabis extracts. Here are five steps that are used in Live Resin formation:
- Packing the material column with the frozen plant material
- Freezing the solvent
- Passing the solvent over the material to create the solution
- Applying very little heat to the solution to promote the vaporization of the solvent
- Chilling the solvent tank to recondense the vapors
An additional crucial difference with the live resin forming process, compared with other types of extraction, is the temperature of the vacuum purge. The main aim is to preserve as much of the essential oils as possible and prevent their evaporation. For this, the processors use a vacuum oven which temperature is set at just 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
Warning: The whole process of producing Live resin and other cannabis concentrates can be very dangerous, so it is suggested the all the process should be performed under the supervision of professionals.