Originally Posted by Kaibe
Pipedream, thanks for being so resourceful and passing the idea along... Michael's does stock them for $30 bucks and you can ask the clerk for a 40% off one item coupon if you don't have one. So, roughly $20 bucks out the door. I had a Space Case press, paid $30 bucks, and it is junk compared to this; hard to tighten and get product out when done. The handle on this unit allows you to really torque down on the kif to make a tight hash block. I advise you not use too much heat to "cure" your hash; it tends to overly dry lesser quality kif and I find makes it less tasty/ fragrant and more crumbly when broken-up to smoke. Instead, use pressure over time and very little heat. I press my kif in the unit and let it set in a warm place for a day or so, periodically snugging the handle a bit to apply slightly more pressure; leaves you with a tight shiny piece of hash with a more creamy interior. Any ideas other than the dime to make imprints?
great advice kaibe - I find you don't need much heat with the kief but I'll have to try it without the heat at all.
I have also used some of the shapes that come with the press to make imprints - like the piece above - I did the tiny hole one and then next to the hash did the half circle one and it left a raised half circle on the finished piece of hash. Other than that I did look at the store for some metal letters or something to use to make another imprint but didn't find anything suitable.
I think another really cool option would be to cut a small piece of gold leaf into a letter or something and put that in the press so you end up with a piece of gold leaf embedded into the surface of the hash. Only concern I had was trying to get it off the hash for smokeing - but I kinda think it would be ok - the gold shouldn't burn, right?