What is a Marijuana Grinder?
As its name suggests, a grinder is a tool used to speed up and simplify the process of grinding marijuana into a fine consistency that most consumers prefer.
The most basic style of these palm-sized cylindrical-shaped tools consist of two interlocking halves, top and bottom, that when separated reveal metal teeth patterns designed to shred and tear dried cannabis into a consistent grind.
Dry cannabis flower is placed in between the teeth of the grinder, and then the top and bottom halves are locked together and twisted in opposite directions. This twisting motion moves the teeth together, catching the dry flower between them and breaking it down into small, even particles.
Herb grinders, sometimes referred to as a ?bud grinders,? also come in 3-Piece and 4-Piece designs, with additional chambers and screens that make it easier to remove your dry herb after it?s been ground. Grinders are usually made of wood, metal, or plastic, and come in a variety of color options.
Types of Ginder
Marijuana grinders come in different sizes and colors. They are classified based on the number of compartments they have. The three major types include:
Two-Piece (Single Chamber)
Two-piece, single chamber grinders are made up of a small bowl about the size and shape of a hockey puck (maybe a little bit smaller). That?s the single chamber.
This kind of grinder is called a two-piece because it also has a lid. Bowl + lid = two pieces. Put the lid on the bowl and you?ve created the single chamber. Get it? Good. Let?s move on.
Picture a two-piece grinder with the lid and the bowl. Now add another piece underneath. That?s the three-piece, two-chamber grinder. Let?s start from the top.
First comes the lid. It may have teeth or pegs to help with the grinding. Next comes the grinding chamber. It may have teeth or pegs as well. In a three-piece grinder, the bottom of the grinding chamber will have holes for the ground-up bud to fall through (a two-piece grinder won?t have those holes).
When your weed is chopped small enough in the grinding chamber, it will fall through the holes into the collection chamber. You can then unscrew this bottom chamber and collect the pot for use.
So to review:
Lid + Grinding Bowl + Collection Chamber = 3 pieces and 2 chambers.
In a four-piece, three-chamber grinder, the collection chamber has a small mesh screen instead of a solid bottom. Underneath the collection chamber is the final piece of the puzzle: the kief chamber.
As you grind, the larger (but still ground-up) pieces of marijuana fall into the collection chamber. As you continue to grind and agitate the whole thing, tiny, pollen-like material falls through the screen into the bottom chamber. This pollen-like material is kief, which we?ll talk about in the next section.
Building on our little marijuana math problem, here are the components of the four-piece grinder:
Lid + Grinding Bowl + Collection Chamber/Screen + Kief Chamber = 4 pieces and 3 chambers
Now that you?re familiar with the different types of grinders and their associated pieces, we?ll tell you why you want to use one.
Functions of the Weed Grinders
There are several benefits of using a Pot grinder.
It saves time
It saves weed
It produces a better quality smoke or vapor
The ability to control blend quality.
How to Use a Grinder
Using A 4 Piece Weed Grinder
1.Pick A 4 Pieces Metal Weed Grinder
At first, we highly advise you to buy either an aluminum grinder or a zinc grinder, made of 4 pieces.
The metal will make sure the grinder works for a long time, and the four chambers will allow you to collect kief.
You should also check the sharpness of the grinder?s teeth and the gap between them. The holes shouldn?t be too large because it will make the herbs grounded too big. On the other hand, very close teethes, will prevent you from grounding a lot of stuff at the same time. You have to find the optimize teeth structure for your needs.
2.Try not to overfill the Top Chamber
When you first-ground herbs in a weed grinder it might be tempting to put a lot of herbs into the top chamber.
We encourage you not to do so since the crusher will be less efficient than it would be if you crush a little sum every time. Although it will make you invest more energy grinding, it will be justified once you see the results.
3.Flip around the Grinder for a Finer Grind
It is a little tip we got along the route: When you ground the herbs, flip around the grinder. It tends to ground the marijuana more finely than when you utilize the mill upright. Only make sure to close the top tight, to keep your weed from flying all over.
4.Grind the Herb Thoroughly
When you start grinding your weed by turning the top part of the grinder, you might feel some moderate resistance while the pot is being cut up by the grinder teeth.
One way to know when your stuff thoroughly grounds, is once you feel the twisting is much less demanding. It would feel like you twist the grinder with almost nothing in it.
We created our clear window grinder, precisely for this purpose. The transparent chamber allows you to see your ground herbs and decide when you want to stop grinding, according to your needs.
Kief are the pollens which felt through the screen in the four-piece grinder. Kief has the highest THC content. By utilizing the mill for a while, kief will collect in the lower chamber of your crusher.
There are a couple of things you can do to ensure you get the best measure of kief at each action of grinding. One thing is to put a coin in the third chamber, so they lay on top of the screen.
Another tip is to put the grinder in the freezer for thirty minutes so the kief will be simpler to rub together and more comfortable to collect.