I’m a long-time lurker of this forum and just finally made an account. Thanks to everyone in here for the awesome information I’ve been able to absorb thus far.
I am working with a company that desires to produce hemp cigarettes in straight/cylindrical tubes so that they look just like tobacco cigarettes. Before I was brought in by this company, they purchased one of these RYO-MINI machines from a Chinese company Aligned Tec. This link shows the machine: https://www.aligned-tec.com/product/ryo/
They invested a decent amount on this machine and are trying to make it work. I have read the other threads here with some detailed descriptions as to why these spoon injection machines shouldn’t be expected to work, but I wanted to start a thread about this machine specifically just to ensure no stone was left unturned.
I was fascinated by the idea posited here by another member of changing the curing process to result in a much drier, less resinous product. This isn’t an option for these folks as they aren’t yet producing their own hemp flower. We have tried various humidity levels and tried different methods/courseness of ground product.
I’ve found that bringing the fill volume down very low helps to a point, but it doesn’t do the trick. The machine can spit out a few good cigs and then it errors out for the filling being jammed, and then requires a full cleanout before the system allows it to run again. Does anyone else have any other words of wisdom for someone trying to get one of these machines to work with hemp?