The Beginner’s Guide to Grinders

Why Cannabis Grinders Are a Wise Investment

Cannabis, when ground, burns much more smoothly, and this allows the hot air (in vaping) and flame (in smoking) to go through it more freely and uniformly. Also, this helps prevent the scorching of leaf matter and stems that destroy the taste and offer almost zero plant resin. Smokers and vapers should hence invest in a weed grinder.

The heft and feel of good solid metal grinders is hard to match. A lot of fans of the culture like the feeling of cold aluminum or steel against their hands as they grind their herb. Grinders, which start at $20, are made in many different types and sizes to suit each preference and budget.

Hand grinders have small pegs or teeth that are made to grind the herb with the twisting of the two pieces of the grinder (when using a three or four-piece model, the two top pieces. Perhaps the only problem of a circular grinder is its tendency to be sticky or to clog after repeated use.

When more herb goes into a grinder — especially flower, which is particularly resinous — it becomes more easily resistant to twisting. Grinders usually start to squeak when compacted cannabis hampers the two grinding plates’ action. Most grinders though are very easy to clean and will immediately go back to being squeak-free.

Some grinders have curved, sharpened or beveled teeth, which are purported to bring smoother, more accurate cannabis cuts and make operation easier. Plenty of manufacturers claim that these grinding tooth designs control clogging and sticking, unlike standard pegs, which even sometimes promotes the wrapping of plant matter around them.

Single-Chamber vs.

The question when it comes to elite quality grinders made for cannabis specifically, is whether to kief or not to kief. Kief is usually made of some 30 to 60 percent THC, hence it could be a strong addition to a joint or bowl of ground cannabis. It can be smoked alone too for potency, flavor and fast relief.

So many manually operated hand grinders are available today, and the most basic and inexpensive are single-chamber grinders. These grinders come in puck-like forms in a range of sizes, from around 1.5-2 two inches in diameter up to nearly four inches for big models.

A lot of three-chamber and four-chamber grinders are made with a special, extremely fine screen that can catch the trichomes of the bud as most plant matter is prevented from getting through. This kief can be stored in a spare chamber inside the grinder. More expensive kiefing grinders of this kind let user to catch dry kief, or trichomes and trichome heads, from the herb, which may be smoked or vaped later, or used to make small amount of rosin.