We’ve all been there. You finally bought your first ounce of weed, but now you’re stumped as to what to do with it without a grinder. Sure, you could just smoke it from a rolling paper or the vaporizer that your friend let you borrow for ‘just this one time’, but who wants to be wasteful? Plus, how are you supposed to roll joints if the weed is all ground up?
Thank goodness for weed grinders! These devices take all of the breaking and smashing out of your hands so that everything is finely chopped and ready-to-go. But which one should you buy? If only we had an answer for that…
This article will help you find out which is the best weed grinder for your everyday needs. It’ll explain what to look for in a new one and how to break down your own weed into little, microscopic bits of perfection, ooey-gooey goodness.
Before we go any further, let’s be clear on something. I don’t use a grinder because I’m lazy or won’t take the time to break down my own herb (okay, maybe that’s true). Some people quite like grinding their weed because it keeps the THC in a more concentrated form, making it more effective at recreational purposes without having to smoke it through a vaporizer or joint. If you’re one of those people who wants to know what goes into a grinder before you buy one—this article is right for you.
Choose your grinder wisely
Although it’s incredibly handy to have a grinder at home, many people won’t use it because they think the herb is hard to break down. It’s not! It’s all up to personal preference on how finely you want your weed ground. Some people like their weed super fine and crumbly—you can never go wrong with this, but others like their weed on the harder side. Although the two are called ‘stoned’ and ‘stoned-out’, they’re not the same thing. Stoned refers to a very relaxed and happy state of being, while stoned-out is an even more intense experience. Some people like their weed soft and on the mellow side so they can smoke it in a joint or bowl, whereas others want lots of potency in each hit.
There are two components to consider in a grinder: the grinder itself and how much your weed will fit into it. Your weed won’t fit into all grinders no matter what size you buy, so you’ll need to be sure that your new device is up to whatever quantity you decide upon.
There are two main types of grinders: three-piece grinders and two-piece grinders
Three-piece grinders have a central chamber with a lid that can be removed, and there will either be two chambers or just one. You put your marijuana in the first chamber and then twist the lid on to the bottom part, which has small teeth or bumps that grind up the weed into little pieces. When you get as fine as you want it, you open the top part again (this time without twisting) and scrape out what’s left. The weed is ground differently depending on how hard you close the top part—the harder you close it, the finer your herb will be.
Two-piece grinders are different in that they also have two chambers, but there isn’t a cover on the bottom part. You put your marijuana in the bottom chamber and then twist the top one. The top part will have teeth which act like the lid, just with more room to see inside. When you’re done grinding your weed, you open both parts and scrape out what’s left.
With both types of grinders, it’s important to remember that they aren’t meant for long-term storage. If you want to fill up your grinder with herb and have some ready for the next time you want to smoke (and get a little stoned), you’ll need to find a new place for it. Grinders aren’t airtight, so your weed will dry out if you leave it in there for too long. Neither will they keep seeds and stems from getting in the mix—your weed might be ground up, but it’s not 100% pure.
Good things come in small packages
This article is all about the finer things in life—it’s a sin not to enjoy something that was hand-made with care when we can get an easier alternative. Grinders are tiny wonders that, despite their size, can make such a difference in your weed-smoking experience. It’s like looking for the perfect hamburger—one bite can take you to another place. Grinders may not be easy to find in stores and may only come in the bigger sizes, but here at Grasscity we carry a huge variety of them so that you can pick out the most ideal one for you. Whether you want something sleek and stylish or something even more functional than stylish, there’s an option for anyone.
When it comes to grinders, bigger isn’t always better. If you have a tiny little grinder, it will probably be harder to pack your weed in there until you can’t get any more in it. It’s tough to be patient when you want to vape! On the other hand, if you over-pack your grinder with herb, who knows what the grinded-up result will taste like.
In the end, a grinder that fits comfortably in your pocket is what most people want anyway. A grinder like this won’t take up too much space and can be taken around with you wherever you go so that it’s always on hand when you want to break down some weed for a quick smoke-out session before bed or during your morning commute.
Deciding on the right size grinder
When it comes to finding the right grinder for you, there are a few things that you’ll want to consider. The first is how many people live in your household. If you’re living alone, a one-piece grinder will be easier than a two-piece one. You just place your weed in the first chamber and close it. If you have someone else who is going to use the grinder, then a two-piece one might be better—you can let them pack your herb in, so they don’t have to do everything for themselves. Just make sure that they know how!
Now that you know how to buy a perfect grinder, what about taking the best out of your weed by purchasing a good portable dry herb vaporizer?