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Tom Bowers

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Gush Mintz 90µ Rosin

from Master Makers

Vibrant, fruity and refreshing.

Up-and-coming SoCal brand Master Makers brings attention to detail to the forefront with its product lines. This is especially true for the 90-micron fresh-press rosin in the MM lineup. 

If handled properly (read: frozen), this near-transparent honey cracks into Jolly Rancher-like shards when broken up for consumption. As with all delicate fresh press rosin, storage in a freezer is key – right up until you drop it in the bucket. One must preserve the terps. 

The team at MM takes this extremely seriously – to the point where they’ve invested in rechargeable cold-storage jars for their rosin. These insulated jars act as a jacketed sheath around a standard hash jar and will keep the treasure inside cool for up to 90 minutes in normal conditions. This ups the ante for people running out the door to a sesh – consider it an extra layer of security beyond your hash cooler.

Still, as MM’s Nick Ferrari will tell you, the key is still to consume it or return it to the freezer or cooler as swiftly as possible.  

Back to the rosin. We had the chance to try the Gush Mintz – a delectable, dabbable expression of the NorCal-bred F1 Durb x Gushers strain, here cultivated by Happy Day Farms out of Mendocino County. When we loaded it into the Puffco Proxy on the medium (green) setting, the Gush Mintz 90µ came across as vibrant, fruity and refreshing. The inhale and exhale were super easy, with no throat burn. The high was fairly heady, with a little bit of body buzz. This would be great for a sesh with friends – relaxing, but not incapacitating. It would also be delicious at dinner, paired with lighter fare. 

It definitely lived up to the brand’s ethos of quality. 

At this point, Master Makers also offers their take on Rainbow Beltz in 90-micron rosin. They have solventless diamonds and cold cure on the market as well, and will be releasing a selection of jams and a line of all-in-one vape cartridges. (We tried their First Class Funk cart, which was a sipper.)

With Master Makers’ eye and palate for quality hash, we’re looking forward to seeing what they fill their insulated jars with in the coming months. 

makersmj.com | @mastermakers420

This article was originally published in the October 2023 issue of California Leaf.

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