How to Use a Grinder for Weed and What is a Weed Grinder - HØJ

How to Use a Grinder for Weed


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A grinder is a tool made for breaking out weed. The perks of using one are many, and it may help you to make your weed easier to smoke. If you want to know how a grinder would improve your smoking experience, maybe it’s a good idea to learn how to use a grinder for weed.

If you enjoy smoking a blunt, using a bong or smoking from a cannabis pipe, you know it is essential to grind up your weed for it to fit perfectly and be better to manage. There are some different kinds of grinders with characteristics that could make the task easier, and we are here to explain to you everything you need to know and how to use it.

What is a grinder?

A grinder is a tool made of two, three, or four parts, including, in the third case, a container for the fine parts of the herb or kief, the substance that makes you high. Its main function is to break out the weed so it can be smoked or used in any other method.

KLIP grinders one closed and other one open with cannabis buds
KLIP grinders one closed and other one open with cannabis buds (HØJ Media)​​

How does a grinder work?

Most basic grinders have sharp teeth that work by friction between two of the parts. This mechanism has some inconveniences that could affect you more or less depending on your lifestyle and your consumption habits. For example, using this device can be painful in the long run for your wrist because of the effort you have to make to twist it.

On the other hand, if you want to improve your experience, you can find new technologies like KLIP, a grinder that doesn’t grind, but slices with blades and has a smooth twist made with magnets. Another advantage is that the result will be fluffier and is super resistant, so you won’t have to worry about it getting broken easily, that's why HØJ offers a lifetime warranty on its products. Another nice perk you can take advantage of is that the KLIP grinder includes three different control discs and a collection mesh, this means you can have fine herb for cones, coarsely cut herb for pipes and everything in between. Enjoy it your way with just a snap. 

How to use a grinder?

Now that you know what a grinder is and how it works, you are ready to learn how to use it. You’ll see it is pretty easy and you’ll be able to break out your weed faster than by doing it with your hands or with scissors.

Follow these steps and get the perfect texture and great taste for your joints and other uses:

1.     First, you need to take the cannabis plant and separate the buds from it.

2.     Now you are ready to put your buds into the first level, from top to bottom, of your grinder.

3.     Twist as many times as needed, till you get the desired consistency.

4.     If you have a simple one with only one chamber, you can take your weed and use it to roll your joint.

5.     If your grinder has more levels, you are going to be able to collect your kief within the last compartment after some use. You can with it, but it is also good for cooking, to press it into rosin, turning the herb into liquid or oil for vaping, and many more options that will help you avoid wasting your cannabis and get the most out of your buds.

How to take care of your grinder?

There are some ways you can increase the lifetime of your grinder by taking some measurements:

Clean the weed grinder carefully

A very important part of taking care of your grinder so you can enjoy its benefits for a long time in optimal conditions is cleaning it after every use, not only the grinder itself but all the parts of it and the grinder screens. For that, you can use a wet piece of cloth or a small brush to get to every nook. Even a Q-tip could help with this task. Do it by separating the pieces so you can reach all the waste. Once it is disassembled, it is a good idea to soak it in isopropyl alcohol. After that, dry it with a piece of cloth or paper towel but make sure it doesn’t leave any lint. This is an important part of the maintenance as it will allow the grinder to be efficient for a longer period.

Grind small batches

It could be tempting to try and grind all of your herbs at the same time, as it might sound quicker, but the truth is it’s better to place a little bit of weed at the time, so it doesn’t get stuck and get grinded nicely. Overcharging it can cause damage to the structure of your tool, especially if it is made of a weak material.

Weed grinder KLIP and its spare parts
Weed grinder KLIP and its spare parts (HØJ Media)​​
How to use a weed grinder
Woman hands twisting the grinder top to slice the herb (HØJ Media)​​

Keep the teeth sharp

The teeth are an essential part of your grinder. To take care of them, you need to sharpen them regularly, or if you have KLIP, you’ll find it has blades instead, and they last super long. Nonetheless, you can get some new supplies for the future, so you are always sure it will always work well.

Store your grinder

Keep your device in a clean, fresh, and dry place your grinder where the sun doesn’t get damaged, it will give a more extended useful life to your grinder.

Grinding your weed can improve the way you smoke in many ways, and if you choose the right technology for you, depending on your budget, your experience and personal needs, you will definitely make the most out of your herbs.

A grinder is a good option to break out your weed with less effort and better results, and it definitely has to be in your stoner kit, since is super useful for rolling your joints in a perfect way or using it in your bong. Trying different ones will help you decide which is the best for you, and if you take good care of it by cleaning it and storing it properly, it will last for a long time and will become your favorite tool when getting high. We hope these tips help to make every one of your trips better as you become more of a pro and that you enhance your experience by getting the best of your cannabis.

Author: Rola

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