The Solventless ROI calculators below can be used to help develop a business plan and justify the purchase of Hashtek equipment to your CFO or other decision makers. Many of our customers built successful businesses on similar style “napkin math”. Plug and replace pre-populated variables as you see fit.
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Ice Water (Bubble Hash/Rosin) Solventless ROI Calculator
This calculator is intended for the following ice water agitators:
The yield numbers below are on the conservative end if you follow our guide to selecting strains for solventless. The numbers are based on whole plant fresh frozen (wpff) weight. This means flower that is harvested and frozen without drying. To calculate for dry processing capacity divide the wpff number by around 4.5 to account for water weight. The figures are also on the conservative end for capacity– for example the 65t has a rated capacity of 20kg wpff but a figure of 15 kg wpff is used as most hash makers know that loading the machine to max capacity can have a detrimental impact on quality.
Traditional Hash (Dry Sift) Solventless Production Calculator
This calculator is intended for the Hashtek Cannabis Tumbler.
Solventless Product Catalogue
Below are some of the cannabis products that can be made with an entirely solventless extraction process. Growing your product catalogue will increase sales, boost your overall solventless ROI and even increase cross-category sales. For proof, look no further than the amount of distillate pens a well known solventless producer like Jungle Boys sells.
Hash rosin is my favourite extract, it is a true full spectrum extract and there is a wide catalogue of products you can make from hash rosin. To make hash rosin you first need to know how to make bubble hash (aka Ice Water Hash). You use Ice, Water, Agitation and 25 – 220 micron (μ) filter screens to separate plant matter from trichomes. The trichomes (often called bubble hash at this stage) are then dried and pressed into hash rosin.
The Hash rosin above is cold cured, and is used as a starting point in many of the extraction methods below.
Full melt (aka Ice Water Extract, Water hash, 5-star and 6-star hash) is a notch above hash rosin, and requires an even tighter cold supply chain from plant to dab. It is just bubble hash with a tighter fraction (e.g. 90-119u or sometimes even 160-189u depending on the cultivar) with no secondary refining process (pressing into rosin). Usually only the first or second pull. It is all heads, melty deliciousness. The true cream of the crop when it comes to cannabis extracts.
I argue that Hashtek machines are the only commercial machines capable of making full melt at scale due to the extremely gentle agitation our water agitators provide.
Full melt guide coming soon.
Rosin carts when done correctly are the best vape carts money can buy. Producers must be careful to only use hash rosin with very low lipid content to prevent a burning taste from the atomizer.
THCa has potent anti-inflammatory properties, and terpenes are powerful solvents that can help penetrate the transdermal layer. This makes solventless products an excellent base for making cannabis infused creams.
THCa is the distillate of solventless products. Good to know how to make and useful as a constituent to other products but not amazing on its own. It is the mechanical separation of THCa from terpenes and other compounds via cold pressure.
Rosin Jam is a very interesting product. Great consistency for cold weather and can help mellow out strong terps into something more manageable. I love having rosin jam on the go at all times.
THCa w/ Rosin Jam
THCa with Rosin Jam is perhaps best done by Eric Simpsons from Simpson Solventless with his delicious looking solventless donuts. This follows the same process as making THCa but you go one step further by putting the THCa in a mold. The sauce (which is a byproduct of THCa separation) is then drizzled overtop. Instructional post coming soon.
Flan (Deconstructed and Reconstructed Rosin)
Flan is a term coined by Blue River Terps. The name is proprietary but the method is not. The key behind flan is to deconstruct rosin using mechanical methods, and then reconstruct it in a high 12%+ terpene blend. Instructional post coming soon.
Dry sift is extracted using a cannabis tumbler. It is typically processed into traditional hash (via hot wine bottle or meat grinder at scale). It can be sold on it its own though this is not a very useful product format. Typically further processing is required. Mixing dry sift into pre-rolls is a great way to boost cannabinoid percentage.
Traditional hash usually has a malleable texture that can be worked into snakes, temple balls and bots. Some varieties of hash are more crumbly than sticky, which can be a result of many different factors. If you want your hash to be more sticky use more heat during processing. This will decarb more of the THC and contribute to a stickier hash, VS one that is predominantly THC-A.
Freeze drying also contributes to crumbly hash, which is why tumbled dry sift can have advantages over ice water for traditional hash production.