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So you have mastered the art of rolling the perfect joint, but now it's time to take your skills to the next level. The possibility of using your creativity when joint-rolling is endless, so we urge you to break the routine and try something new.
Introducing the F joint. Sometimes called an "L" an F joint is a large, group-sized joint created by intersecting papers to form the shape that looks similar to the aforementioned letters. By learning to roll an F joint, you’ll have a new method to brag about in front of your friends. You'll also turn some heads when you light-up. An F joint is truly eye-catching. If you have more weed than usual and time to kill, here is exactly how to roll one.
How to Roll an F Joint
In order to get started, you're going to need some supplies.
- You'll need roughly 1 gram to 1.5 grams of flower depending on how thick you intend to roll your F joint. If you're nervous about wasting bud on your first try, then try using a household herb while you practice.
- KLIP (or you choice of grinder). Choose a grinder that turns the cannabis into finely ground material.
- Rolling papers. Choose papers that are not overly-thick, as they will burn slower.
- Filter tips or a business card to create your own.
- A lighter or matches.
- A thin device, like a chopstick.
STEP 1: Begin by crafting your own filter tip using a business card that later you will insert into the end of a marijuana cigarette. Tear a thin strip from a business card or index card. To create a pleat, fold it three times and roll the rest of the unfolded filter around the folded part. It should look like a "W". Once this has been done, roll around the "W" enwrapping it in a circle.
The filter tip prevents the clogging of your F Joint. Also, it helps the smoke to flow through, filters out some tar and avoids marijuana from going in your mouth as it burns down to the end. There’s no need to buy filter tips. Doing it yourself gives you more control over the experience.
STEP 2: In order for the final product to burn evenly, you want the ground-up weed to be crumbly and free of stems. Drop a nug into your grinder to achieve that desired consistency and twist 12-15 times, or until you can twist effortlessly. For a fine grind, and a better rolling and smoking experience, you will want to use a high-quality grinder like the KLIP.
STEP 3: You will need 3 rolling papers and do the following:
- Grab two and place them forming an inverted ‘L’, meaning one vertical and one horizontal.
- Cut the horizontal piece 2 centimetres more of the vertical paper’s width, so you have an inverted ‘L’ but with a shorter wing.
- For the third rolling paper, cut it 2 centimetres more than the first horizontal piece.
- Then, place that last piece above the shorter horizontal piece to form the ‘F’ shape and lick the rolling papers to stick them together.
- Last, fold it vertically.
STEP 4: Place a a tray or magazine on where you will be rolling to catch anything that falls out. You don't want to make a mess or waste any cannabis.
STEP 5: Hold the paper in your hand, placing the filter you just rolled at the base of the paper. If you were imagining the letter F, the place you would put the filter is at the bottom of the letter.
STEP 6: Next hold the base of the join, cradling the filter and paper between your fingers. There should be a trench in the paper now. Using your other hand, drop some of the ground weed inside the distributing the herb with your fingers.
STEP 7: Once herb is evenly distributed amongst the length of the joint, begin to roll the paper back and forth in your fingers gently. Do this with your palms facing you, using your thumbs and forefingers to pinch the tops of the paper and rub your fingers in an up-and - down motion together. By doing so, you effectively push the flower to the same width as the filter into a tight little log.
STEP 8: Now it is time to roll. Do this by tucking the edge of the paper closest to you underneath the edge of the paper furthest away from you. We advise you focus on getting the paper tight around the filter first. This will help you avoid the joint getting loose later.
STEP 9: Next, while holding the roll in place, lick the glue strip, then complete the roll to seal the paper. Pat down the glue strip gently to make sure it is sealed. Your joint should now look like a cone, with an opening at the top.
STEP 10: Now Tap the filter against the surface of a table to make sure the flower is settled. If the cannabis isn't completely fulling the cone, now is the opportunity to put more ground cannabis into the opening
STEP 11: Insert a chopstick or similarly thin device into the opening gently tamping down the cannabis.
STEP 12: When the cone is adequately filled, twist the excess paper between your thumb and finger to close the opening.
STEP 13: Kick back and light-up. Time to enjoy your work!
Rolling an F Joint takes time and patience, but it is well worth the effort when plumes of fragrant smoke are dissipating into the air.