I’ve been hearing this for months it feels like!
I honestly have it ready right here to play with but just haven’t had the time to sit down and figure it out lol.
Class is now in session nice work space
I love mine, I have 2 og’s an xp, and a mini. Time and patience is the key to success
If you want your product a lighter color, lower your temp to 185-195. I press at 190F for 3 minutes, and press the same bag 3-4 times.
Thanks for the tip! I will try that. I found the better the weed press the color is better but I didn’t play with time temp. Thanks!
My first press was at 205F and came out dark as hell. Same weed at 190F and came out like the color of honey.
Also when u are warming up your nugsmasher make sure the plates are together. Temp gauge is in bottom plate. I also have a Nugsmasher XP. It is a continual learning process. Different strains require different temps. I always start out with a 3.5 gram smash with temp 204-206 and smash for about 120 seconds. If it comes out really lite colored I will bump temp up and resmash. First smash always provides smoothest product. It usually takes a couple sample smashes to get stain dialed in. For example my latest smashes stared off with and out 20% return and now with same stain I am getting a 27%return.
Good tips thanks, can’t wait to smash again now. Lol
@Fresh @FireGuy I have a question for you and I’ve read different schools of thought on this. Before you press are you just putting whatever you have in the bags or are you grinding it up before before you pack the press bags?
I place whole nugs in bag. I don’t grind. U want the trichome heads intact for smash.
Ok that’s what I been doing and thinking.
I do the same as @Fresh. Pick off of stems and make somewhat smaller, but don’t grind. I do 3.5 grams in 2”x4.5” 120 micron bags.
Edit: If your product isn’t cured well, that could also lead to the dark color as a lot of chlorophyll is still present. All my presses have been well cured besides the first one ever, so maybe I’ll play with higher temp presses now.