How to Use a Clipper Lighter to Roll a Joint
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As incredible as it may seem, there is a part of your traditional Clipper lighter that you can use as a tool to roll your joint. Clippers are the best lighters for smokers for the simple reason that they were designed with the user’s needs in mind.
These lighters appeal to “roll your own” smokers because of their unique removable flint system that assists with packing tobacco. Likewise, they will do the job to pack your joints as well. In this sense, there is absolutely no reason why you wouldn’t choose a durable, refillable Clipper lighter.
In this guide, we will show you the basics of how to use clipper lighter to roll a joint. Of course, if you are a pro rolling your joints, you probably won’t need to use this tool. However, it can be of great help if you are currently trying to roll the perfect joint.
How to roll a joint with a clipper lighter
- Cannabis strain of your choice
- Rolling papers
- Filter tip
- A KLIP grinder or the grinder of your preference
- Clipper lighter
- Grind your herb: If your cannabis was well dried, it should break down easily, so proceed to break down your cannabis bud into smaller pieces that you can easily put inside your KLIP grinder or the grinder you managed to find. A weed grinder will keep your hands out of stains, preventing that way that your fingers stick to the rolling paper. If you don’t have a grinder, check out these other breakdown methods you can use to grind your weed.
- Place your filter: There are many brands who sell actual cannabis joint filters which you can easily buy at any store or online shop. A lot of joint papers also include crutch material with their packaging. However, if you don't have this kind of cannabis joint filter or your rolling paper packaging does not include material for making your crutch, you can easily do it with just about any paperboard-like material. Start with a few accordion-type folds at the end of the paperboard, then roll the material to the desired thickness of your joint. The crutch is not indispensable, but it does help keep the shake from falling out of the end or into your mouth as you smoke. It will also add some more stability to the joint, allowing that way to enjoy every bit of cannabis without burning your fingertips.
- Fill up the rolling paper: Fill the paper with the crutch and the amount of ground weed that you want to smoke, a half gram to a gram usually does the trick. Once the paper has the right amount of weed, you can begin to form and shape the joint with your fingers. You must know that there are a lot of different types and flavors of rolling papers available. Many people prefer hemp papers because they tend to be thin but strong, and they offer a good burning without affecting the flavor of your weed.
- Roll up the joint: Once you’ve loaded and shaped your joint, it is time to roll it up. Pinch the paper between your fingertips and roll it back and forth between them to pack the cannabis down into a classic cone shape. After the joint has the form and size you want, close it. This step can make or break the quality of your joint. Tuck the unglued side of the paper into the roll, roll it up, and use the glued edge to tack down one end of the paper, using just a little bit of moisture. A quick lick will do the work perfectly.
- Pack your joint: This is when your Clipper lighter has its use. If you rolled your joint in a proper way, you won't have the need to pack it that much. However, packing the weed inside of your joint a bit with the removable flint of your Clipper lighter will assure a very good first burn as well as a balanced burning as you go on smoking your joint. The removable tool or ‘poker’, found by pinching the flint wheel and pulling upward, makes it a perfect tool for packing your joint.
Once it is ready, you can simply light your joint and enjoy a perfectly packed smoke.