Step 4: Mix the contents of your bucket
This is the step where the magic happens. With the ice in the bucket dropping the temperatures and freezing the resin glands, they become brittle enough to be knocked off though mixing and agitation.
Wait 20-30 minutes for the ice to fully cool the water and herb mixture. After it has sufficiently cooled down, begin stirring with your spoon, spatula, or hand mixer carefully!
Stir the mixture for approximately 15-20 minutes by hand or 10 minutes if you’re using a drill/hand mixer.
Note: You’re not trying to make a smoothie here, this step is all about agitating the mixture and knocking the frozen trichomes off of the herb, making sure to get as much as possible.
Step 5: Remove the plant matter byproduct and collect the good stuff
Now that the mixing process is finished, wait about 10 minutes for gravity to do its job pulling the trichomes through the screens.
After you’ve waited, take the 220 micron screen and pull it out of the first bucket. Let all the water drain out of it, and then squeeze the remaining water back into the first bucket and set the screen and herb material aside, preferably in another container. (The byproduct will be used again for a second run)