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. As well, this helps keep the stems and leaf matter – which damage taste and provide nearly no plan resin – from scorching. That makes weed grinders a necessity for those who smoke and vape.
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. Perhaps the only problem of a circular grinder is its tendency to be sticky or to 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. Most grinders though are very easy to clean and will immediately go back to being squeak-free.
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. 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 as well for fast relief, potency, and flavor.
So many manually operated hand grinders are available today, and the most basic and inexpensive are single-chamber grinders. 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. 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.