Are you looking for a more efficient way to store your herbs? Sometimes they can be quite bulky! Enter a pollen press! Most of the time while grinding herbs you are left with a fine powder, and if you've ever wondered what to do with that resulting material, here it is. A pollen press can help compress both fine pollen and un-ground herbs. Simply remove the top of the press, drop your material in, and screw the device back together and twist the top down! After a few hours of resting at full pressure you can remove the bottom and pull out a compact puck of herbs or pollen, ready to be used or stored.
How to Press your Pollen or Herbs
Using a pollen press is easy, effortless, and the results are always impressive! You can pack herbs down into a tight puck, or compress leftover pollen into a usable material. Follow these simple instructions to get the most out of your materials:
- Unscrew the top of the press to reveal the inner chamber. There is a disc at the bottom; leave that in as the "plate" your material will be pressed onto.
- Insert your herbs. Whether you want to press full leaves or grains of pollen, put in your desired amount.
- Screw the top back on and hand-tighten the handle as much as you can.
- (Optional) Let it rest, at full pressure, for about 8 hours. This is recommended, especially for pollen, to really compress the material into a tight puck, but for quick compacting for storage waiting isn't necessary. If you do decide to let it rest, check it every hour or so to tighten the handle.
- Remove the bottom and twist the handle to retrieve your compressed material!
Shorter, Small Version Available
This Medium Pollen Press has a tall, 1.5" chamber and can compact your material into a puck that is 1.4 cm wide, or about .5" in diameter. For a device that is shorter yet can produce wider disks, check out our Small Pollen Press. It has a 1" tall chamber and will compact your material into a wider 2 cm disc.
Alternatively, if you're REALLY into pressing, be sure to check out our My Press Rosin Press for an electronic, high-pressure and heat-adding pollen press system. It is an investment, but if you love pressing your herbs, why not do it efficiently?