The oven screen should be slightly bowed and will fit snugly and securely. Finally, reinsert your oven lid and mouthpiece, and your PAX 2 will be ready to use once again. To keep your PAX 2 in top shape and performing at its best, it is recommended to clean it every few sessions. This regular maintenance is a crucial component to reducing draw resistance, preserving flavor, and ensuring top performance with each session.
With the proper care, you’ll enjoy many delightful sessions with your PAX 2. How to Use a PAX 2: Instructions, Tips, Details & More. Grinding your weed before smoking is a crucial step in the consumption process. Using a grinder gives you an even and consistent burn when you’re smoking, maximizes efficiency, and lets you get the most smoke out of your bud. While you can always pick apart your weed with your fingers, using a specialized herb grinder is by far the best way to break your cannabis down into smaller, more smokable pieces. Using a specialized herb grinder is by far the best way to break your cannabis down into smaller, more smokable pieces. (Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps) There are a few different types of weed grinders.
The first and simplest model is a single chamber with metal grinding teeth and a lid that either snaps or screws into place. The underside of the lid also has grinding teeth that work in tandem with the teeth inside the main chamber. To use this type of weed grinder, simply press a couple of nugs down into the grinding teeth, put the lid on, and twist. As you twist, the grinding teeth in the main chamber and on the lid chop the herb into small, uniform pieces. In addition to this simple, single-chamber design, there are grinders that function in a similar fashion but that include multiple chambers stacked onto each other. The top chamber contains the grinding teeth where you place your nugs before twisting the lid back and forth to break up the herb. There are a series of holes in the bottom of this top grinding chamber, through which the herb falls into a catch located directly beneath the grinding teeth. To access the ground-up herb, unscrew the catch chamber from the grinding chamber and pinch or dump out the herb you’re going to use. There are grinders that include multiple chambers stacked onto each other. (Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps) Multi-chambered grinders typically have a mesh screen across the bottom of the catching. The screen filters out the chunks of plant matter from the much finer, powdery kief , which falls through the screen and into a kief catcher. Some grinders have multiple screens to separate out the super fine grains of kief from the larger grains of kief. Either way, these multi-chambered grinders allow you to isolate and keep the cannabinoid-rich kief for future use. Finally, some weed grinders use rotating blades rather than grinding teeth. These grinders can produce a more uniform final product, as the blades cleanly slice the herb rather than forcefully grinding it apart into small chunks. The problem with grinders is that they eventually get gunked up with small pieces of plant matter, powdery kief, and sticky resin . When this happens, the lid can get stuck and difficult to work with, and it can be a challenge to rotate the grinding teeth or cutting blades back and forth. When this happens, it’s time to clean your grinder. Here’s everything you’ll need to get your grinder into like-new condition: (Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps) Your dirty grinder A toothpick A small, soft-bristled brush A freezer A plate or bowl Isopropyl alcohol A toothbrush or some other type of stiff brush A Ziploc bag or glass jar Clean water A towel. The first way is faster and simpler but won’t allow you to save the plant material leftover in the grinder. The second way takes a bit longer and requires some extra steps but will let you harvest some potentially potent residue for future use. Begin by taking apart and separating each chamber of your grinder. At this point, you can quickly harvest a little bit of leftover plant material by dumping out and saving as much of the loose leftovers as you can. Disassemble the Dirty Grinder (Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps) Step 2: Soak the Grinder in Alcohol. Place the grinder into a container of some sort—a Ziploc bag or large glass jar work best.
Fill the container with enough isopropyl alcohol to fully submerge all parts of the grinder. Let the grinder soak for 20-30 minutes and agitate the container every once in awhile to help break apart plant residue. Soak the Grinder in Alcohol (Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps) Step 3: Scrub the Grinder.
Pour out the alcohol and use a stiff-bristled brush to scrub your grinder. Don’t forget to wash each chamber, scrape along the grinding teeth, and scour the lids. Scrub the Grinder (Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps) Step 4: Rinse and Dry the Grinder. Use clean warm water to rinse your grinder thoroughly. Be sure to wash away all alcohol and any remaining plant material.