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Understanding Cannabis Grinders As 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. Beginning at $20, grinders come in different types and sizes for each budget and preference.

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. Perhaps the only problem of a circular grinder is its tendency to be sticky or to clog after repeated use.

When more herb goes into a grinder — especially flower, which is particularly resinous — it becomes more easily resistant to twisting. Grinders usually start to squeak when compacted cannabis hampers the two grinding plates’ action. Most grinders though are very easy to clean and will immediately go back to being squeak-free.

Some grinders have sharpened, curved teeth or beveled teeth supposedly to produce smoother and more accurate cuts of cannabis and simply for easier operation. Plenty of manufacturers claim that these grinding tooth designs control clogging and sticking, unlike standard pegs, which even sometimes promotes the wrapping of plant matter around them.

One-Chamber against Three-Chamber

To kief or not to kief is the usual question when it comes to premium quality grinders that are made particularly for cannabis. Kief is generally composed of around 30 to 60 percent THC, which means it can be a powerful addition to a joint or bowl of ground cannabis. It can be smoked alone too for potency, flavor and fast relief.

There’s a whole variety of hand grinders available nowadays that are operated manually, with single-chamber grinders being the most basic and least expensive. 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.

A lot of three-chamber and four-chamber grinders are made with a special, extremely fine screen that can catch the trichomes of the bud as most plant matter is prevented from getting through. In a spare chamber inside the grinder, this kief is stored. Pricier kiefing grinders of this type allow users to catch dry kief, or trichomes and trichome heads, from the herb which can be smoked or vaped afterwards, or used to produce small rosin quantities.

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