We are excited to offer this high quality Tincture Press, US made by the Castañeda family in our home town of White Salmon, Washington. The Castañeda family has over 20 years’ experience in the manufacture of tincture presses.
Castañeda presses are used for crafting herbal tinctures, extracts, oils, vinegars and other herbal products, without the use of steam or heat.
Prior to pressing, herbs are traditionally chopped or powdered, put loosely into a jar, covered with an extracting liquid such as, alcohol, water, glycerin, vinegar, olive oil.
After the herbs have steeped the liquid / product mix is then put into a fine mesh polyester bag and pressed. The resulting product is produced without the use of potentially damaging heat or steam, leaving a dried pressed cake of plant material with most of the chemical constituents removed.
After each pressing, the bags can be washed and re-used a number of times. 3 bags are included with each press, and additional bags can be purchased separately.
- Simplicity with few moving parts to wear out
- Easy to clean with minimal waste of valuable herbal product
- Highest pressures created for maximum extraction
- Cold process – no heat or steam needed.
| Mini Jack Tincture Press|
The Mini Jack tincture press is a good choice for small scale production. The same quality construction as the Junior press, but weighing in at nearly 3 times more (33lb). This press features a hydraulic jack that provides more pressure than a hand screw with less effort. Includes detailed instructions and 3 re-usable polyester filter bags.
| Extra Bag|
Re-usable polyester bag fits the Junior Press and Mini Jack press. Polyester bags are used with leaf material. The bags are available in 3 mesh sizes:
Please specify which size you would like in the "Special Notes" when you place your order.
| Polypropylene Bag|
Polypropylene Bags are heavier than polyester, and are used with roots or bark or other woody, dense material.