Why You Should Invest in a Cannabis Grinder
Cannabis burns more smoothly if it is ground, meaning the flame (smoking) and hot air (vaping) can pass freely and evenly through it. As well, this helps keep the stems and leaf matter – which damage taste and provide nearly no plan resin – from scorching. Smokers and vapers should hence invest in a weed grinder.
Good solid metal grinders are hard to match by their heft and feel. 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 come with tiny teeth or pegs intended for grinding the herb while both pieces – or both top pieces for three or four-piece models – of the grinder are twisted in reverse directions. About the only problem of a circular grinder is that they can turn sticky and may even clog after repeated use.
As more cannabis gets through a grinder — particularly resinous flower – the more easily it resists twisting. Grinders usually start to squeak when compacted cannabis hampers the two grinding plates’ action. The good news is most grinders are easy to clean and turn squeak-free again.
Some grinders have sharpened, curved teeth or beveled teeth supposedly to produce smoother and more accurate cuts of cannabis and simply for easier operation. 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.
One-Chamber against Three-Chamber
When it comes to superior quality grinders made specifically for cannabis, the question is usually whether to kief or not to kief. Kief is normally comprised of about 30-60% THC, making it a potent addition to ground cannabis. It can be smoked alone too for potency, flavor and fast relief.
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. 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.
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. In a spare chamber inside the grinder, this kief is stored. With more expensive kiefing grinders of this kind, users are able to capture dry kief, or trichomes and trichome heads, which may be later vaped or smoked, or used in creating small quantities of rosin.