Extraction bags play a significant role in rosin extraction as they act as a filter to separate unwanted plant material from the desired cannabinoid oils.These extraction bags give users one important tool to ensure consistent extractions – Surface Area. NugSmasher Extraction Bags are recommended for optimal yielding, clean – quality rosin. We have our bags broken down into four different bag sizes – as well as four different micron sizes for each bag size.
Four different bag sizes
We offer a variety of bag sizes, specifically designed for your extraction needs. The bag size refers to the amount of starting material that can be used for that specific bag. Our Premium NugSmasher Bags were made to offer consistent extractions when paired with our NugSmasher machines.
Four Different Bag Microns
The micron size is all about starting material. The kind of starting material you use requires a specific bag. As you will see in the images below, the micron size refers to the size of the holes which the rosin will seep through. For dryer buds, you want smaller holes to ensure less starting material in your end product. For wetter buds, the holes are bigger because it’s less likely for the buds to move through. One micron is measurable to 1 millionth of a meter. For fresh, quality material 160-micron bags are ideal. As flower dries and quality decreases, you will also want to decrease in micron size. The reason for this is that as the plant dries, the material is susceptible to flake and crumble. You don’t want this material to be pushed out into your rosin as it will negatively affect the color, taste, and overall quality.
For those looking to take extracting to the next level, we offer Premium Fine Food Grade Nylon Mono-Filament Woven Filter Mesh that can be cut to size as needed. Our Extraction Squares are available in 25, 15 and 5 microns with two available sizes - 12" x 12" and 6" x 6". The Filter Sheets give extractors the ability to take their extractions to the next level for things like sift, hash and isolation.
Three Different Microns
Our extraction squares are available in three different micron sizes including 25 micron, 15 micron and 5 micron. When doing advanced extractions such as sift, hash and isolation - the filter sheets are recommended.
Two Different Sizes
The filter sheets are available in two different sizes - 12" x 12" and 6" x 6". Both of these sizes offer all three different microns and can be cut to fit your preferred needs.
How To Gauge Pressure - Surface Area
One of the most important factors when pressing rosin is surface area. While most brands don’t address this valuable detail, NugSmasher makes it priority number one. Every single one of our machines was designed to be paired with our NugSmasher rosin bags to deliver the highest quality, most consistent yielding results. Let’s take a look at the different surface areas of each bag size.3.5 Gram bags have a surface area of 1.76 in²
7 Gram bags have a surface area of 3.14 in²
X Bags bags have a surface area of 3.4 in²
14 Gram bags have a surface area of 4.9 in²
*ALL MEASUREMENTS ARE BASED ON THE EXTRACTION BAGS BEING USED (BTS) Bottle Tech Style.
Most people believe that the more pressure, the better when pressing rosin but that is not entirely true. What is important is the ability to apply a specific amount of pressure that ensures the best quality extraction, paired with the best yield.
Looking at this visual guide, you can see just how different the surface area can change and what kind of hydraulic pressure each bag or set of bags may require.
One 3.5g bag
Material Pressure 750 PSI
There is only one 3.5g bag that has the total surface area of around 1.77in².
Gauge Pressure 577 PSI
To extract your material at 750 PSI with a surface area of 1.77in² (one 3.5g bag) it would equal 577 PSI on your gauge.
Two 3.5g bags
Material Pressure 750 PSI
There are two 3.5g bags that has a total combined surface area of around 3.54in².
Gauge Pressure 1154 PSI
To extract your material at 750 PSI with a surface area of 3.54in2 (1.77in² for each 3.5g bag) you would need 1154 PSI on your gauge.
Top Plate View
Using the calculator tool on our website, you can see the difference of gauge pressure each bag size requires.
The calculator tool is great for accurately pressurizing extractions for ideal results. And remember, the calculator tool is based off of the extractions being done with bags packed Bottle Tech Style. Let’s review exactly how Bottle Tech Style is done.
Bottle Tech Style – The Key To Consistent Extractions
This method gives you the ideal surface area to ensure the best quality extraction, every time. Basically, you want to make a cylinder shape with the weed loaded in the bag. You do this by following three simple steps:
This shape gives a consistent and accurate diameter measurement so applying pressure is made simple. For a better visual sample on how to do this – watch this video.