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. Most fans of the culture like to grind their weed with the feeling of cold aluminum or steel in their hands. Starting at $20, grinders are made in various types and sizes for all budgets and preferences.
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 issue with a circular grinder is that they tend to clog or become sticky with use.
As more cannabis gets through a grinder — particularly resinous flower – the more easily it resists 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 sharpened, curved teeth or beveled teeth supposedly to produce smoother and more accurate cuts of cannabis and simply for easier operation. A lot of manufacturers say such grinding tooth designs prevent sticking and clogging, as opposed to standard pegs, which tend to encourage plant matter to surround 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 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 are several types of hand grinders today which are manually operated, single-chamber grinders being the cheapest and most straightforward. 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.
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. 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.
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