Grinders are essential pieces of marijuana paraphernalia. From producing a smoother smoke to making cannabis easier to carry, there are many reasons why grinders deserve to be part of your arsenal. Many smokers may hesitate at the upfront cost, but if you are a regular cannabis consumer, you will find the investment to be well worth it in the end. Before you go out and buy a grinder, there are a few things you should consider.
Don’t forget to make use of those precious kief crystals! After grinding a few grams of cannabis, you will probably have enough kief for a full bowl. You can craft a kief scraper tool out of a torn bit of paper, or preferably, very thin cardboard. Specialized scraping tools are available for purchase, or may even come with your grinder.
WHY SHOULD YOU GRIND YOUR WEED ANYWAY?
Electric grinders are super convenient because they do all of the hard work for you. The main downside to electric grinders is the power requirement. Unless you have a battery-powered grinder, you will need a power outlet to use one. Electric grinders also have a tendency to overdo it, completely pulverizing and crushing your weed during the grinding process. Because of these disadvantages, electric models tend to be less popular among smokers. Unless you have to grind a large amount of bud quickly, you are probably better off using a manual grinder.
Grinding your weed before smoking or vaping it, will simply make it much easier to use. You will also find that grinding cannabis will make it easier to carry, and more enjoyable to smoke.
Because of their simplicity, two-piece grinders are on the cheaper side of the price spectrum. Moreover, these kinds of grinders tend to be made from a variety of materials including wood, plastic, and metal. While plastic or wooden grinders may be cheaper, metal grinders are much more durable.
The shearing makes any buds kind of fluffy, even if you’re using dense buds that are tough to break up.
Important Note: Unfortunately, production of the Cosmic grinder seems to have halted. We’re devastated by the loss of this first-rate grinder, but we’re currently testing dozens(!) to find the next best thing. For now, we’re using our old Cosmic grinders and the Santa Cruz Shredder, which has been a good backup. If you have a grinder for us to try, let us know here!
It works great even with extremely dense buds!
But which grinder works the best for weed?
I’ve used dozens of grinders over the years, and some are definitely better than others! Many of them can be a really great choice, but there’s one to rule them all.
It also has a very strong magnetic top that lets you easily open it up, yet the magnet is strong enough that it won’t fall off on its own even if you hold it upside down or keep it in a purse or backpack all day. This may seem like a small thing, but it’s a huge improvement over grinders with weak magnets (where the top comes off all the time) or screw-on tops (which get all gunked up after a while and won’t screw off easily anymore).
First, let me warn you about the price… They’re realllllllly expensive. I’m talking up to $90 for their large models!