Why Cannabis Grinders Are a Wise Investment
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. As well, this helps in preventing stems and leaf matter – which alter the taste and provide almost no plant resin – from scorching. 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. Beginning at $20, grinders come in different types and sizes for each budget and preference.
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. About the only issue with a circular grinder is that they tend to clog or become sticky with 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. Then again, most grinders are very easy to clean and can become squeak-free again.
Some grinders are made with teeth that are sharpened, beveled or curved, purportedly to make cannabis cutting smoother and more accurate, and simply to 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 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 as well for fast 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. Such grinders are available in puck-like forms in many different sizes, from those with a diameter of about 1.5 or two inches to almost four inches for large 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. There is a spare chamber in the grinder where this kief is stored. Pricier kiefing grinders of this type allow users to catch dry kief, or trichomes and trichome heads, from the herb which can be smoked or vaped afterwards, or used to produce small rosin quantities.