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What it is and how to use it

Resin Dial is a hand held ergonomic filtration system used for sampling plant resin. It is compatible with most wide mouth canning jars and can be used for processing small batches at home or in the lab. 

This answer depends on how much material you are willing to use as a sample. It also depends on what size your wide mouth jar is. Remember, most flowers used in this process are extremely variable in their size and density and how much resin they produce. For these reasons, you may find that you can use more or less than the recommendations below.

In a 64 oz./ Half Gallon jar shoot for approx. 20-30g of fresh frozen material. 

OR 8-16g of dry material.

In a 32 oz./ Quart jar shoot for approx. 10-20g of fresh frozen material. 

OR 5-10g of dry material.

In a 24 oz. jar shoot for 8-12g of fresh frozen material.

OR 4-10g of dry material.

In a 16 oz. jar shoot for approximately 8g of fresh frozen material. 

OR 5g of dry material. 

Approximately 50-60g , if some melts just add a bit more. You don’t want to go over the amount of water that the empty jar acting as a reservoir can hold. 

You can add the closure and shake like a salt shaker or stir with a spoon or something similar with the jar open. You also do not have to agitate inside a canning jar, you could do this in any other vessel as well, like a sangria or lemonade pitcher. You are trying to macerate the material gently. We prefer vessels with spouts that make the pouring portion a bit easier.

For a short visual and aromatic observation, shake for 5-10 minutes and let it settle for approx. 15 – 30 minutes. I like to let it settle in the fridge to keep it cold. 

To see true yields you’ll need a proper representative sample and there are a few ways to carry out this process. This involves getting around 20-100g minimum of fresh frozen starting material. Macerate that material in ice and water for 15-20 min and let it settle in the fridge before sieving.  For dry material, you can agitate for the same amount of time but you’ll want to rehydrate that material for longer before you shake or stir (approx. 20mins – 1hour soak duration). 


Most of the wide mouth canning jar options are compatible with Resin Dial. Occasionally there is an anomaly within the opening of the canning jar that will not be compatible with the Resin Dial even though it is considered a wide mouth. This is rare

Wide mouth canning jars include half gallons to pint jars (64 oz. ; 32 oz. ; 24 oz. ; 16oz).

No, the brand of canning jar doesn’t really matter. Whether it says, “Wide Mouth” on the jar does matter because this refers to the throat of the jar which should have a 3 inch inner diameter. We encourage you to get creative and search for jars or pitchers having a closure diameter of 3 inches. Sometimes you will be surprised what Resin Dial is compatible with.  

All Resin Dial parts except for the filters and filter guards are made of high tension steel and anodized 6061 grade aluminum. The filters are made of polyester or nylon mesh and the filter guards are made of #7 polypropylene plastic. 

Resin Dial is manufactured in the United States.

Occasionally there is an anomaly within the throat of the jar making it hard to fit the Resin Dial components.  The glass can vary slightly jar to jar. To fix this you have to find jars that will work. You are looking for a 3 inch inner diameter closure. It does not have to be a canning jar. But most wide mouth canning jars should work without any issues.


The filters should gradually decrease in size, separating mature resin glands into one or two layers for easy retrieval.

Large filters always go above smaller filters. Arrange the filters from largest to smallest with the smaller filters below the larger filters. 

(Ring 1) can be paired w/ a larger mesh filter.

(Ring 2) can be paired w/ a large or medium mesh filter.

(Ring 3) can be paired w/ a small mesh filter.

A precision filter fabric is made from an extruded synthetic yarn. This is a monofilament fiber and it can be made from a variety of materials. Precision filter fabrics are woven from synthetic filaments of different diameters and materials. Resin Dial offers polyester precision mesh filter discs. Polyester mesh filters are known for having a mechanical and chemical resistance greater than that of polyamide (nylon). This monofilament, woven mesh possesses excellent qualities such as corrosion and moisture resistant, durability and elasticity. The fibers are woven to tight tolerances which makes a uniform pore size. Polyester mesh is generally preferred over nylon mesh for most applications involving autoclave sterilization. 

This opening is the result of the spacing between the threads in a woven fabric. This is also known as a filter rating. filtration ratings are most often expressed in microns. The two important components to any woven filter rating are the material yarn and its evenness.

A micron is a unit of length. It is equivalent to a thousandth of a millimeter (1/25,000 of an inch). It is common for mesh manufacturers to express filter ratings in microns (μm).

Large filters (200μm, 180μm), Medium filters (150μm, 120μm, 90μm), and Small filters (70 μm, 25μm) come with every Resin Dial filter. 10pcs of each size filter. 

More will be available for purchase soon.

Mesh disc filters belong above the plastic filter guards so that the plastic filter guards can work to stop the disc filters from imploding or falling into subsequent filters. The filter guards also allow you to remove the mesh filter easily. This makes them ideal for retrieving the plant resin from the assembly just by lifting them out of the rings of the 3 ringed filter pod.

Every Resin Dial sample kit comes with food grade polyester or nylon woven filters. We do not manufacture or sell filters for use in Resin Dial sample kits of other materials such as metal. We were originally planning to include a metal filter option with each Resin Dial sample kit but when we conducted our testing, the metal filters were always more rough on the plant resin compared to polyester or nylon mesh. We decided to offer a more forgiving material for this very reason.

Yes, freeze drying the filters and filter guards will not harm either of the materials and both will still work for the process. However, separating the filter from the filter guard before drying is sometimes useful depending on user preference.


Move Resin Dial into the unlocked position and disassemble. Separate mesh filters from filter guards. Place mesh filters into ice water to be cleaned later. Place every component of the Resin Dial into cold water. Rinse off with fresh water immediately and let it dry before long term or short term storage.

The parts can be cleaned using cold water and dish soap at first. Hopefully you got to the resin before it hardened, but if not try hot water later on once the oil has hardened.  We advice you to occasionally dismantle the entire Resin Dial and wash it inside out with hot soapy water to prevent the accumulation of oils. Use a paper towel to provide a little abrasiveness. 

Clean and dry the parts as advised above. Store them in a dry place. Do not use harmful solvents to clean any part of Resin Dial, including the accessories. If you are having a hard time connecting the components, lighten your strength and insure the parts are on a flat surface while attempting to connect them. Never force parts together, this will damage the parts. The parts are machined so precisely that connecting them should be smooth without the need for forceful movements. The more you use and maintain the parts correctly, the smoother this action will become.


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Resin Dial brand products are warranted against defects in materials and workmanship for one year from the date of purchase from an authorized retailer. If you think you purchased a defective Resin Dial product that is under warranty, please contact and report the problem. We will promptly be in touch.

Yes, all prices stated on this website are in US dollars. 

Returns are accepted on items received within 30 days of the delivery date. Returns are accepted only of items that are unopened. The customer is responsible for return shipping costs. We encourage you to ship via a service that offers tracking and insurance. We are not responsible for items lost or damaged during transit. 

Please email to initiate your return.