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. 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 have particularly small teeth or pegs that grind the herb as the two pieces (or the two top pieces, for those who are using a three-piece or four-piece model) of the grinder are turned in opposing 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. Typically, grinders start to squeak when compacted cannabis impedes the action of the two grinding plates. Most grinders though are very easy to clean and will immediately go back to being squeak-free.
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.
The question when it comes to elite quality grinders made for cannabis specifically, is whether to kief or not to kief. Kief is usually made of some 30 to 60 percent THC, hence it could be a strong addition to a joint or bowl of ground cannabis. It can be smoked alone too for potency, flavor and fast relief.
So many manually operated hand grinders are available today, and the most basic and inexpensive are single-chamber grinders. 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. There is a spare chamber in the grinder where 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.