Why Cannabis Grinders Are a Wise Investment
Cannabis burns much a lot more smoothly when ground, making the hot air (for vaping) and flame (for smoking) pass through it more freely and evenly. 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 must for smokers and vapers.
The heft and feel of good solid metal grinders is hard to match. Fans of the culture usually love the feeling of cold aluminum or steel in their hands while grinding their herb. Starting at $20, grinders are made in various types and sizes for all budgets and preferences.
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 issue with a circular grinder is that they tend to clog or become sticky with use.
When more herb goes into a grinder — especially flower, which is particularly resinous — it becomes more easily resistant to 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 have sharpened, curved teeth or beveled teeth supposedly to produce smoother and more accurate cuts of cannabis and simply for easier operation. For a lot of manufacturers, grinding tooth designs can reduce sticking and clogging, as opposed to standard pegs, which can actually make plant matter wrap itself around them.
One-Chamber against Three-Chamber
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 may also be smoked alone for quick 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. 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.