A Quick Overlook of Reviews – Your Cheatsheet

Why Cannabis Grinders Are a Wise Investment

Cannabis burns more smoothly if it is ground, meaning the flame (smoking) and hot air (vaping) can pass freely and evenly through it. As well, this helps in preventing stems and leaf matter – which alter the taste and provide almost no plant resin – from scorching. Smokers and vapers should hence invest in a weed grinder.

It’s hard to match good solid metal grinders’ 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 have particularly small teeth or pegs that grind the herb as the two pieces (or the two top pieces, for those who are using a three-piece or four-piece model) of the grinder are turned in opposing directions. About the only problem of a circular grinder is that they can turn sticky and may even clog after repeated use.

As more cannabis gets through a grinder — particularly resinous flower – the more easily it resists twisting. Generally, grinders will start to squeak when compacted cannabis gets in the way of the two grinding plates. Then again, most grinders are very easy to clean and can become squeak-free again.

Some grinders are made with teeth that are sharpened, beveled or curved, purportedly to make cannabis cutting smoother and more accurate, and simply to make operation easier. For a lot of manufacturers, grinding tooth designs can reduce sticking and clogging, as opposed to standard pegs, which can actually make plant matter wrap itself around 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 may also be smoked alone for quick 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. Such grinders are available in puck-like forms in many different sizes, from those with a diameter of about 1.5 or two inches to almost four inches for large models.

So many three-chamber and four-chamber grinders have a special, extremely fine screen made to catch the bud’s trichomes while keeping most plant matter away. There is a spare chamber in the grinder where 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.