Learning how to use a weed grinder is a must if you want to have a great overall cannabis experience, whether you are making edibles, smoking, or vaping. A pot grinder or grinder card is a must-have for every fan of cannabis flower. And if you own a weed grinder, or you're planning to get one soon, the logical next step would be to learn how to properly use it. Let’s learn how to use a weed grinder.
Before we get into the nitty-gritty of how to grind weed, let's define what a weed grinder is, then examine some reasons and advantages of using a weed grinder instead of your bare hands. As the name suggests, a pot grinder is a special tool with carefully placed teeth for breaking down cannabis into a ground form. Ground marijuana allows for even heating or burning. There are different ways to grind weed but using a marijuana grinder or grinder card makes the process faster and cleaner. Another reason to use a marijuana grinder instead of your bare hands is that marijuana grinders efficiently separate and collect kief for you in a bottom chamber for later use. A three-piece grinder is typically composed of three pieces: a top piece with teeth, a middle piece with teeth and holes for the cannabis to fall through, and a chamber beneath to collect the ground cannabis flower. Four-piece grinders will also have a mesh screen at the bottom of the primary chamber, below which is the kief catcher.
Using a pot grinder or a grinder card helps you keep your cannabis in one place, while you break it down. And weed grinders also prevent you from compromising the purity and integrity of your flower with skin oils that mix in from your fingers when you break up cannabis with your hands.
Having stated the various reasons to grind weed with a weed grinder or grinder card, if you don’t have access to a grinder, here's how to grind weed without a grinder. All you need is a pair of scissors and a glass cup:
Occasionally check to see if you have broken down the cannabis sufficiently. Repeat steps two and three until you're happy with the outcome.
If grinding pot with scissors is too time-consuming, learning how to use a weed grinder will save you the time and effort. Not to mention that even the most basic weed grinder will break down your flower much more efficiently than your fingers. So, how do you use a weed grinder? Follow the simple steps below for the best results:
As you continue to use your pot grinder, you'll begin to notice that rotating the lid becomes slightly more difficult. When that happens, it means you need to clean the weed grinder. To properly clean the grinder, use a mixture of warm water, salt, a cleaning solution made of isopropyl alcohol, and a soft toothbrush to brush off residues from the chambers of the grinder.
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