Understanding Cannabis Grinders As 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.
It’s hard to match good solid metal grinders’ 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. Grinders, which start at $20, are made in many different types and sizes to suit each preference and budget.
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.
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 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.
The question when it comes to elite quality grinders made for cannabis specifically, is whether to kief or not to kief. 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 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. 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.
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. In a spare chamber inside the grinder, this kief is stored. 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.