Why You Should Invest in a Cannabis Grinder
Cannabis burns much a lot more smoothly when ground, making the hot air (for vaping) and flame (for smoking) pass through it more freely and evenly. 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.
Good solid metal grinders are hard to match by their heft and feel. Fans of the culture usually love the feeling of cold aluminum or steel in their hands while grinding their herb. Beginning at $20, grinders come in different types and sizes for each budget and preference.
Hand grinders have particularly small teeth or pegs that grind the herb as the two pieces (or the two top pieces, for those who are using a three-piece or four-piece model) of the grinder are turned in opposing directions. About the only problem of a circular grinder is that they can turn sticky and may even clog after repeated use.
The more herb passes through a grinder — especially flower, which is highly resinous — the faster it becomes resistant to twisting. Generally, grinders will start to squeak when compacted cannabis gets in the way of the two grinding plates. Then again, most grinders are very easy to clean and can become squeak-free again.
Some grinders have curved, sharpened or beveled teeth, which are purported to bring smoother, more accurate cannabis cuts and make operation easier. For a lot of manufacturers, grinding tooth designs can reduce sticking and clogging, as opposed to standard pegs, which can actually make plant matter wrap itself around them.
To kief or not to kief is the usual question when it comes to premium quality grinders that are made particularly for cannabis. Kief is generally composed of around 30 to 60 percent THC, which means it can be a powerful addition to a joint or bowl of ground cannabis. It may also be smoked alone for quick relief, potency and flavor.
There’s a whole variety of hand grinders available nowadays that are operated manually, with single-chamber grinders being the most basic and least expensive. They can be purchased in puck-like forms in an entire range of sizes, from about 1.5 inches in diameter to nearly four inches for the bigger models.
So many three-chamber and four-chamber grinders have a special, extremely fine screen made to catch the bud’s trichomes while keeping most plant matter away. 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.
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