Understanding Cannabis Grinders As 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. Also, this helps prevent the scorching of leaf matter and stems that destroy the taste and offer almost zero plant resin. That makes weed grinders a must for smokers and vapers.
Good solid metal grinders are hard to match by their heft and feel. Fans of the culture usually love the feeling of cold aluminum or steel in their hands while grinding their herb. Grinders, which start at $20, are made in many different types and sizes to suit each preference and budget.
Hand grinders come with tiny teeth or pegs intended for grinding the herb while both pieces – or both top pieces for three or four-piece models – of the grinder are twisted in reverse directions. Perhaps the only problem of a circular grinder is its tendency to be sticky or to clog after repeated use.
The more herb passes through a grinder — especially flower, which is highly resinous — the faster it becomes resistant to twisting. Typically, grinders start to squeak when compacted cannabis impedes the action of the two grinding plates. The good news is most grinders are easy to clean and turn squeak-free again.
Some grinders have sharpened, curved teeth or beveled teeth supposedly to produce smoother and more accurate cuts of cannabis and simply for easier operation. A lot of manufacturers say such grinding tooth designs prevent sticking and clogging, as opposed to standard pegs, which tend to encourage plant matter to surround them.
One-Chamber or 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 normally comprised of about 30-60% THC, making it a potent addition to ground cannabis. It can be smoked alone as well for fast relief, potency, and flavor.
There are several types of hand grinders today which are manually operated, single-chamber grinders being the cheapest and most straightforward. 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.
Plenty of three-chamber and four-chamber grinders have a special, extremely fine screen that can capture the trichomes of the bud as most plant matter is kept at bay. In a spare chamber inside the grinder, 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.