With a grinder, you know that all the valuable bud and its trichomes are collected. An herb grinder also helps preserve the integrity of your marijuana. Using your hands to break up your buds can transmit your skin’s natural oils, tarnishing some of the resin left on your herb.
While marijuana grinders can vary slightly in design and build, in general they contain at minimum three components, including: A grinding chamber A lid Teeth or pegs for grinding. The most basic style of herb grinder is the 2-piece, single chamber grinder. The two-piece grinder is made up of a small collection chamber and a lid, both containing teeth, which come together to form a single chamber. Once the marijuana is ground, it collects at the bottom of the collection chamber. More advanced grinders can have additional components that offer a more convenient grinding experience. In a 4-piece, three chamber grinder, the collection chamber features a small mesh screen at its base rather than a solid bottom. This allows finer particles like trichomes to drop into an added lower level, known as the kief catcher. Altogether, the four-piece grinder is made up of four pieces — lid, a grinding bowl, a collection chamber with screen, and a kief catcher — that come together to create three chambers. Despite the thoughtful engineering that goes into their designs, marijuana grinders are straightforward and easy to use.
Here is a step-by-step, easy-to-follow guide on how to use both a 2-piece and 4-piece grinder. Evenly distribute your dry marijuana flower in between the teeth of the grinding bowl, using your fingers to gently break up bigger buds if necessary. Avoid placing your marijuana at the center or the edges of the grinding bowl. Replace the lid of the grinder and rotate it either clockwise or counterclockwise about 5-10 times, or until all of your herb is ground to your ideal consistency. With a 2-piece grinder, you’ll start to be able to tell that the marijuana has reached an ideal size by the grinding sound and amount of rotation resistance. With a 4-piece grinder, you’ll want to continue rotating the grinder until all the marijuana has fallen through the holes of the grinding bowl. Open up your grinder to reveal all your freshly ground herb. You are now ready to load this ground marijuana into your pipe or vaporizer. If you’re using a 2-piece grinder, you simply have to remove the lid to find your ground marijuana in the bottom chamber. 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. We are creating our weed infusions always with patients in our minds and hearts. Cannadish is actually around today because of the noble idea of bringing cannabis recipes to those who medicate with cannabis to the comfort of home. It is our goal to help safely dose weed treats and meals to help our community alleviate their issues with a little bit more ease.
We are using cannabis butter to medicate this weed edible. If you are in need of creating cannabis butter at home, we are here to help. You can purchase weed butter or make it in the comfort of your home. If you’re going to make your weed infused butter at home, you will need to pick up cannabis bud. We always recommend consulting your budtender to select the best weed strain for your cannabis edibles. Let your dispensary representative know that you will be creating cannabutter with your marijuana buds. They can help you choose a strain that works well with cannabis cooking. Decide between a THC strain for elevating properties or a CBD bud that will not get you high.
If you’re ready to create your cannabis infused butter, it is time to decarboxylate your weed. This will activate the compounds in your cannabis that give you all of its helpful properties. Unfortunately, skipping this step will make these properties null and void.