It is known that hundreds of known cannabinoids and terpenes can be produced from the trichomes of the cannabis plant. Generally, trichome refers to “fine outgrowths or appendages on plants, algae, lichens and certain protists”. For cannabis, these trichomes are tiny little crystals covering the leaves and buds of cannabis strains, which are shiny, sticky, and always carry the most amazing aromas. So how to remove hardened trichome heads from cannabis strains? A vortex trichome separator should be a pretty good choice.
What is a Vortex Trichome Separator?
A vortex trichome separator refers to a kind of solventless, water-based separation equipment designed to remove the harden trichome heads from cannabis strains, which is known as “bubble hash” or “full melt” as well. It is a sanitary food-grade stainless steel trichome separation and collection system, which is considered as a 100% solventless extraction system by only using ice and water.
How does a Vortex Trichome Separator Work?
A vortex trichome only uses cold water and ice to remove trichomes from cannabis plant. The bottom-driven paddle combining with a uniquely shaped wash basin can create a strong stirring force, which is a crossflow turbulence. Through the proper stirring, the trichomes can be removed from the cannabis plant, leaving relatively intact biomass. The trichomes remaining in the water are in the form of suspended undissolved solids. After this process, it is quite simple and convenient to filter, separate, collect, and dry these trichomes so that a much cleaner, solventless hash product can be obtained.
What are Advantages of a Vortex Trichome Separator?
A vortex trichome separator has gained its popularity over the last few years. Its popularity may owe to the following advantages: It is simple to operate. A vortex trichome separator only uses water and ice in the separation, and it can also realize auto operations. It is easy and convenient to clean. A vortex separator is made of sanitary food-grade stainless steel material, which is easy for cleaning. It is high efficient. A vortex trichome separator can output an average of 13-15kg of dry hash every day. It is a type of solventless extraction method, which is not only much more natural, but can preserve the unique flavor profile of the cannabis strain.