How To Use A Weed Grinder

September 30, 2022
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How to Use a Weed Grinder: A Step-by-step Guide

Learning how to use a weed grinder is a must if you want to have a great overall cannabis experience, whether you are making edibles, smoking, or vaping. A pot grinder or grinder card is a must-have for every fan of cannabis flower. And if you own a weed grinder, or you're planning to get one soon, the logical next step would be to learn how to properly use it. Let’s learn how to use a weed grinder.

How to Grind Weed

Before we get into the nitty-gritty of how to grind weed, let's define what a weed grinder is, then examine some reasons and advantages of using a weed grinder instead of your bare hands. As the name suggests, a pot grinder is a special tool with carefully placed teeth for breaking down cannabis into a ground form. Ground marijuana allows for even heating or burning.How To Use A Weed Grinder There are different ways to grind weed but using a marijuana grinder or grinder card makes the process faster and cleaner. Another reason to use a marijuana grinder instead of your bare hands is that marijuana grinders efficiently separate and collect kief for you in a bottom chamber for later use. A three-piece grinder is typically composed of three pieces: a top piece with teeth, a middle piece with teeth and holes for the cannabis to fall through, and a chamber beneath to collect the ground cannabis flower. Four-piece grinders will also have a mesh screen at the bottom of the primary chamber, below which is the kief catcher.

Why You Should Grind Weed

Using a pot grinder or a grinder card helps you keep your cannabis in one place, while you break it down. And weed grinders also prevent you from compromising the purity and integrity of your flower with skin oils that mix in from your fingers when you break up cannabis with your hands.

How to Grind Weed without a Grinder

Having stated the various reasons to grind weed with a weed grinder or grinder card, if you don’t have access to a grinder, here's how to grind weed without a grinder. All you need is a pair of scissors and a glass cup:

  1. Loosely pack your weed and fill it halfway up a clean glass cup. If you have a large amount of weed to grind, chop it into separate batches and follow through with the next steps.How To Use A Weed Grinder
  2. Get a clean pair of scissors, place it into the cup and start chopping the weed buds into tiny pieces.
  3. Stir the weed with the sharp end of the scissors as you cut, gently rotating the cup around as you do so. Stirring the scissors and spinning the cup enable you to reach and cut all the weed buds as evenly as possible.

Occasionally check to see if you have broken down the cannabis sufficiently. Repeat steps two and three until you're happy with the outcome.

How to Use a Weed Grinder

If grinding pot with scissors is too time-consuming, learning how to use a weed grinder will save you the time and effort. Not to mention that even the most basic weed grinder will break down your flower much more efficiently than your fingers. So, how do you use a weed grinder? Follow the simple steps below for the best results:

  1. Open the weed grinder and stuff your cannabis flower into the teeth. While stuffing the grinder with weed, be careful not to put cannabis in the center area -- there are no teeth in the center to grind the flower.
  2. Cover the weed grinder with the top and rotate it about ten times. Your cue to stop is when all
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  4. the flower falls through the holes of the grinder. Or when the cannabis is as ground as you want it to be.
  5. Remove the lid of the grinder and gently tap the grinder on the side to release any of the ground cannabis stuck in the grinder’s teeth. Unscrew the middle piece to access the ground cannabis in the primary chamber.
  6. If you want, you can open the kief chamber and gently scrape out the kief. Usually the grinder comes with a small tool to scrape the kief, but you can also use a piece of paper. Alternatively, you can save the kief for later.

As you continue to use your pot grinder, you'll begin to notice that rotating the lid becomes slightly more difficult. When that happens, it means you need to clean the weed grinder. To properly clean the grinder, use a mixture of warm water, salt, a cleaning solution made of isopropyl alcohol, and a soft toothbrush to brush off residues from the chambers of the grinder.

Use the Jointly App to Get More Out of Cannabis

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