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Understanding Cannabis Grinders As a Wise Investment

Cannabis burns more smoothly if it is ground, meaning the flame (smoking) and hot air (vaping) can pass freely and evenly through it. Also, this helps prevent the scorching of leaf matter and stems that destroy the taste and offer almost zero plant resin. That makes weed grinders a must for smokers and vapers.

Good solid metal grinders are hard to match by their heft and feel. Fans of the culture usually love the feeling of cold aluminum or steel in their hands while grinding their herb. Beginning at $20, grinders come in different types and sizes for each budget and preference.

Hand grinders have particularly small teeth or pegs that grind the herb as the two pieces (or the two top pieces, for those who are using a three-piece or four-piece model) of the grinder are turned in opposing directions. Perhaps the only problem of a circular grinder is its tendency to be sticky or to clog after repeated use.

When more herb goes into a grinder — especially flower, which is particularly resinous — it becomes more easily resistant to twisting. Typically, grinders start to squeak when compacted cannabis impedes the action of the two grinding plates. The good news is most grinders are easy to clean and turn squeak-free again.

Some grinders have sharpened, curved teeth or beveled teeth supposedly to produce smoother and more accurate cuts of cannabis and simply for easier operation. Plenty of manufacturers claim that these grinding tooth designs control clogging and sticking, unlike standard pegs, which even sometimes promotes the wrapping of plant matter around them.

Three-Chamber

When it comes to superior quality grinders made specifically for cannabis, the question is usually whether to kief or not to kief. Kief is usually made of some 30 to 60 percent THC, hence it could be a strong addition to a joint or bowl of ground cannabis. It can be smoked alone too for potency, flavor and fast relief.

There’s a whole variety of hand grinders available nowadays that are operated manually, with single-chamber grinders being the most basic and least expensive. Such grinders are available in puck-like forms in many different sizes, from those with a diameter of about 1.5 or two inches to almost four inches for large models.

Plenty of three-chamber and four-chamber grinders have a special, extremely fine screen that can capture the trichomes of the bud as most plant matter is kept at bay. In a spare chamber inside the grinder, this kief is stored. Pricier kiefing grinders of this type allow users to catch dry kief, or trichomes and trichome heads, from the herb which can be smoked or vaped afterwards, or used to produce small rosin quantities.