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Kief boxes, also called pollen sifters or kief tumblers, are the best devices for extracting kief out of your cannabis bud. The small holes in the mesh layer in them will make only trichome crystals reach the bottom chamber of the device. As a final result, you will get a more pure, potent, consistent, and less diluted kief made out of almost exclusively trichomes, which is what you want.
You may think this is something a grinder could easily do, and you would be kind of right. However, when you slice your cannabis buds with your grinder, plant matter can also make its way through the grinder screen that separates the grinding chamber from the kief collector chamber. As a result, you will end up with a lower quality kief, so this is why it is better to get a kief box to extract the kief out of your bud more efficiently.
Nowadays, there are a lot of different models and brands of kief boxes available on the market. Nevertheless, if you are looking for a DIY guide to make your own kief box, you are just on the right path. In this article, you're going to find an easy DIY step-by-step guide to make a kief box out of materials you can find in any regular art store.
How to Make a Kief Box
- 15x19 inches 110 Micron Silkscreen
- 12x16 inches shadow box frame
- Remove the back of the shadow box frame
- Now, place the silkscreen in the back of the shadow box frame; the screen’s metal border should fit perfectly in the back of the frame.
- You can quickly drill through the silkscreen metal border to create some sort of mechanism that helps you hold the screen in place while you're working your buds.
- Take the back bottom of the shadow box frame you removed earlier and place it behind the glass when you’re going to use your kief box. Putting the black table working as the bottom of the shadow box frame behind the glass will help you better see the kief coming out of the cannabis flowers you're working on.
How to Use a Kief Box
Now that you have your homemade kief box built, you can start to use it. To take the most kief out of your cannabis buds with this homemade kief box, you will have to do the following:
Step 1: Cool Off Your Weed
It is better to get your cannabis in the freezer for at least one hour and a half before grinding. Doing this will help you cool the resin, making it loose from the rest of the plant matter more efficiently.
Step 2: Grind the Buds
It would be better not to grind the weed as such, but it would help the kief extraction process be more comfortable with this homemade kief box. So, after your weed is ground, spread it on the silkscreen surface. You can use a credit card to handle the ground weed.
Step 3: Work the Cannabis
Now that your cannabis is ground and placed, you can start to move it and work it to get the kief out of it. You can use a credit card or something similar to move the weed around the silkscreen. Then, hit the screen on the sides with one of your hands. Doing this will make the kief pass through the screen and fall on the glass surface of your shadow box. Repeat the process for about 10 minutes, and once you finish, you should have the kief spread on the glass surface of your kief box.
Step 4: Collect the Kief
After you finish working your weed on the silkscreen, take off the remains of ground weed of it. You can save that weed for later as it still has THC in it. Then, remove the silkscreen of the frame, and you should be able to see the kief that felt out your cannabis flowers placed on the glass surface. Use a pollen scraper or a credit card to collect the kief out of the glass surface, and that’s it. You should have a fair amount of kief in your hands.
In case you are not sure of what to do with this copious amount of kief, we have some suggestions for you to make the most out of it. You can make a delicious kief coffee recipe, roll a kief joint, or even press it. Whatever it is you use kief for, we are sure a kief box will make things easier for you.