With a 4-piece grinder, you’ll want to unscrew the entire grinding bowl to remove it and the lid to get to the marijuana that’s fallen within the collection chamber. If you’re using a 4-piece grinder, unscrew the bottom kief chamber to find the highly-concentrated, fine particles of kief from your herb. You can add the kief to your vaporizer chamber or onto the glass bowl of your pipe for more powerful natural effects, or save it for something else later. Depending on your marijuana, you may find that over time your grinder becomes hard to turn and in need of cleaning.
Warm water and a cleaning solution made of isopropyl alcohol and salt works well to clean any stickiness from the metal pieces of your herb grinder. Use a small brush to knock any loose dry herb or kief from screens. Whether your dry marijuana flower is destined for a vaporizer, pipe, or joint, the finer consistency achieved with the help of a grinder helps maximize its natural benefits. Some benefits of using an marijuana grinder include: Better vaping and smoking performance: Evenly ground particles of dry marijuana are more suitable for vaporizing in a vaporizer and smoking in a pipe. A finer texture of marijuana can be packed more tightly, increasing surface area to maximize airflow and ensuring a more even exposure to heat for cleaner, smoother draws. Enhances the smell and flavor of your marijuana: Using a grinder to break up your herb into smaller pieces exposes the marijuana to more surface area, allowing more of its scents and flavors to be released and enjoyed. Saves herb: Grinders catch every particle of your dry herb, including its fine pollen, in a contained space rather than it getting lost on your fingers.
More intense natural effects: By boosting surface area to allow a vaporizer or pipe to expose more of the dry marijuana to heat, a greater concentration of the herb’s active compounds are released for more powerful natural effects. Now that you know about grinders and their importance for maximizing the benefits of dry herb, visit our Cannabis 101 page to learn how to incorporate your freshly ground herbs into vaporizers and pipes. Visit our Accessories Buyer’s Guide to find the grinder that is right for you. Our analysis is that there really are pros and cons to using a grinder, and many reasons to use your fingers! In this article, we take a look at the reasons you might want to grind and the reasons you might want to finger chop. The grinder: possibly the least fancy, but arguably one of the most practical items in each stoner’s survival kit. But there are still a lot of seasoned joint rollers and cone smokers that swear by the finger-chop method. Let’s dive into the pros and cons of using a grinder and of course, the alternatives to using a grinder. Let’s start with the reasons you might want to keep a grinder next to your weed stash: 1. The most obvious reason that someone might want to use a grinder is that it can get pretty sticky if you’re using the finger chop method. And that leads to other complications, such as difficulties rolling and hands that constantly smell like marijuana… 2. It can take much longer to finger chop a gram of weed than to simply just throw it in a grinder. Probably the second most popular reason to grind your buds rather than get those finger nails out. A grinder works much faster than fingertips and finger nails. Some people just don’t like chunky bits in their joints and bongs. They prefer a finer grind, which can be next to impossible to achieve with fingers – especially if it’s very sticky bud like Papaya, Big Bud or California Orange Bud. They also say that the more surface area there is (the finer it is ground), the higher you’ll get off a hit, which also makes sense. Packing a pipe or bong can be difficult with finger chopped weed, which is when a grinder comes in handy. But I suppose it also comes down to how much effort you’re willing to put into the finger chopping process… 4. There are grinders you can buy that have multiple chambers.