Improve The Burn Rate Of Your Joint With Backwards Rolling And More
Do you want to adjust the burning rate of your joint? We got you covered. Let’s see what makes the joint burn fast and what makes it burn slowly.
All marijuana connoisseurs want to enjoy ultimate joints. There are many factors that decide whether a joint is dank or rank. The burning rate of a joint is a crucial factor that can make or break the experience. So, let’s get to it, what affects the burning rate of a joint.
The moisture level of the bud will determine the burning rate of a joint. When the cannabis plants are harvested, they are subject to curing techniques, which allow the moisture to evaporate from the buds. If the buds disintegrate when you touch them, like dry leaves, the buds are probably too dry and will burn rapidly. The ultimate moisture levels of the buds should be around 10%. If you mix with tobacco or other substances, consider their moisture levels.
Another significant factor is the quality of the rolling papers. First of all, the thickness of the papers will determine the burn rate. With thinner papers, a larger amount of air is able to pass through, causing the joint to burn slower. Second, smoking papers are made from different materials. Papers can be made from flax, hemp, rice, wood pulp etc. So choose the ones that burn the best. Third, the additives can cause the papers to burn fast, so if you want a slow burning joint and a healthier smoke, thin additive-free papers are a great choice. Some smokers add an extra paper over the joint to prevent sideburns and make the zoot last longer.
Tightly packed joints burn slower than airy ones. The diminished airflow passing through a condensed joint stagnates the burn rate. If the joint is too tightly packed, it will be hard to smoke, and you will make strange facial expressions. If the joint is packed loosely, it will burn quickly, the mixture might be falling out, the burn rate will be uneven and the experience will be undesirable. So pack it tight, but not too tight!
The weed needs to be ground evenly for an ultimate joint. If the buds are uneven in size, which happens often when crumbled by hand, the joint will burn unevenly. Make sure to buy a quality grinder that cuts evenly throughout the entire grinder.
Let’s get the obvious out of the way. If you inhale the joint intensely, it will burn faster. So if you want the joint to burn slower, pace your inhalation intensity and relax.
WAX AND HONEY
Some cannabis connoisseurs like to add cannabis wax into their joints. It makes the joints burn slower and it adds a nice cannabinoid boost. The wax is spread thinly on the inside of the joint before adding the mix. Some mavericks are reported to be using honey on the inside of the joint to slow down the burn rate and get a nice honey tasting. Some people glaze the outside of the joint and sprinkle some ganja on it, which looks pretty cool. But things can get messy pretty fast.
Some tokers like to smoke fast, some like to chill and pace themselves, either way, now you have the knowledge to improve the burning rate of your joint. So next time you’re rolling with your friends, use the provided knowledge to create an ultimate joint and gain instant respect.
ROLL BACKWARDS FOR SLOWER-BURNING JOINTS
Backwards joints are an excellent way to improve burning rate. Toking on a joint is supposed to be a relaxing and therapeutic process, but it can quickly turn south when it burns too fast or keeps going out. Rolling a backwards joint is a reliable way to produce a stick that burns slowly and smoothly. Plus, it means inhaling less paper smoke.
Rolling a backwards joint might seem tricky at first. But, it’s just as simple as rolling a traditional joint, with some impressive pyrotechnics involved!
Here’s a step-by-step guide to rolling a backwards joint.
Take your rolling papers of choice and remove a leaf. You’ll also need a tip or a “roach”. Tear a strip of cardboard from the flap of your rolling paper packet, then roll it into a cylinder. Some smokers prefer to use manufactured wooden or glass tips.
When rolling a standard joint, you’ll be used to loading the herb along the natural crease in the paper. To roll a backwards joint, fold the paper back on this crease. The gum strip should be on the surface closest to you and pointing downwards.
Place the tip or roach into one end of the paper. Fill the rolling paper with as much herb as you want, but be sure to leave a little space at the end to prevent any from falling out.
Start to roll the joint using your thumbs and forefingers to pack down the herb, creating a dense column.
Once the weed is densely packed, begin to tuck the gum strip over the bud until it touches the other side of the paper. But don’t cover it up just yet! Now that the gum strip is in position, give it a lick to make it sticky.
Now it’s time to tuck the wet gum strip under until the paper completely covers the herb. Roll the joint until the gum strip is completely attached to the other side of the paper.
You’ll be left with a joint with a lot of excess paper hanging off the side. Now for the fun part! Apply a flame to one of the corners of the extra paper and watch it burn away. The wet gum strip will prevent the flame from damaging the rest of the joint.The burning rate of the joint is a significant factor that contributes to an ultimate cannabis experience. Let's see how to speed up or slow down the burn.
Blunts, Spliffs, and Joints: What to Know Before You Roll Up
The terms blunt, spliff, and joint are often used interchangeably, but they’re not quite the same. To make things a bit more complicated, pot lingo varies from place to place.
Here’s a look at what it all means in the United States.
Blunts are cigars that have had the tobacco removed and replaced with marijuana. They can also be rolled using tobacco leaf wrappers.
As for the name? It comes from the Phillies Blunt cigar brand.
According to various internet sources, blunts originated in New York as a method for smoking pot discreetly, among other things.
What to know
Here are some things to consider before you get out that tobacco leaf or hit the corner store for a blunt wrap:
- Blunts containa lotmore pot.Cigars are a lot bigger than the average joint, which means they can hold a lot more pot. Smoking an entire blunt is roughly the equivalent of smoking six joints.
- Cigars and their wrappers are highly toxic. Even if you remove the tobacco, high concentrations of cancer-causing nitrosamines and other toxins created during the fermentation process may remain. And because cigar wrappers are more porous than rolling papers, the burning is less complete, resulting in smoke that has higher concentrations of toxins.
- You’re inhaling harmful toxins. All smoke is harmful to lung health, no matter what you’re inhaling. According to the American Lung Association, marijuana smoke contains a lot of the same toxins and carcinogens as tobacco smoke. Smoking pot usually involves inhaling deeper and holding large amounts of unfiltered smoke for longer. This exposes you to even more irritants and toxins that damage your lungs and airways.
A spliff is a blend of cannabis and tobacco, usually in cigarette rolling papers.
The word spliff is West Indian and is said to be a take on the words “split” — as in split the difference between weed and tobacco — and “whiff,” referring to the smell of the smoke. Or, perhaps, referring to how adding tobacco masks the smell of the pot.
What to know
Adding tobacco means less pot, which is good, right? Not necessarily.
Both marijuana and tobacco smoke can damage your lungs and increase your risk for several serious conditions. Adding tobacco to marijuana just means you’re getting the damaging effects of tobacco, too.
Here’s what you need to know before getting spliffy with it:
- Smoking tobacco and weed together can increase your risk for addiction. There’s evidence that smoking marijuana with tobacco increases cannabis dependence symptoms. The two appear to balance out the negative symptoms caused by both. Smoked together, they also seem to enhance the enjoyable symptoms, such as relaxation. This makes a person less likely to notice the ill effects, and more likely to keep smoking.
- Unfiltered tobacco smoke increases your risk for lung cancer and death. A recent study found that people who smoke unfiltered cigarettes are twice as likely to die from lung cancer and 30 percent more likely to die of any cause than smokers of filtered cigarettes. A spliff may contain less tobacco than a cigarette, but it’s still unfiltered tobacco smoke nonetheless.
Joints are the simplest of the bunch. They’re just ground marijuana rolled in cigarette papers. Sometimes people roll them with a crutch, which is basically just a stiffer bit of paper to hold the weed in place.
What to know
Unlike spliffs and blunts, which contain tobacco, joints contain nothing but cannabis and the paper it’s rolled in. The upside to smoking joints is that you’re not exposing yourself to tobacco or nicotine.
Still, they’re not much better for you:
- Marijuana smoke can be just as harmful as tobacco smoke. Smoking marijuana irritates the lungs. People who smoke it often have the same breathing issues as tobacco smokers, such as chronic cough and frequent lung infections.
- Smoking marijuana may cause air pockets in the lungs. According to the American Lung Association, smoking weed has been linked to the development of large air bubbles in the lungs and air pockets between both lungs and the chest wall in young to middle-aged adults who smoke a lot of pot.
- Secondhand marijuana smoke may be more dangerous than directly inhaled smoke.Secondhand marijuana smoke contains a lot of the same toxins and carcinogens as directly inhaled smoke and may even contain more, according to some research.
You might argue that joints are better for you because there’s no tobacco in a joint, but the benefit is minimal.
There’s no safe way of smoking anything. Joints, spliffs, blunts, pipes, bongs — they all carry risks.A blunt can be several things, depending on who you ask. We'll take a look at what it usually refers to and how it compares to a joint or spliff. ]]>