For the common flower smoker, herb grinders are essential tools. A steady grind is key for the best smoke, whether you're rolling up, packing a bowl in your beloved bong, or filling up a pocket spoon.
Grinders also make it easier for smokers to make the best of their items. Pollen and other plant matter will adhere to your fingertips when you separate herbs by hand, reducing their potency. All of the plant matter is trapped inside the chamber while using a grinder, and several versions have a screen to capture each last molecule so that you can appreciate your stash's full potential.
Why Use a Grinder?
Many smokers want to invest in buying a grinder for its many advantages. Grinders are primarily meant for use with dry herbs, as dry herbs have to be isolated to allow better combustion.
Instead of thoroughly grinding them, smokers would often start by picking herbs apart, which may decrease potency as the pollen and plant matter can also stick to their fingers.
You can sprinkle your dry herbs into your bowl with maximum strength by completely grinding herbs and pack them tighter to allow for improved airflow and greater control over how easily your bowl will burn.
Style Of Grinders
The multi-piece grinder, which uses many parts that connect to create an area for grinding and storage, is the most common type of grinder. These grinders are considered by many smokers to be the most effective for the extra storage space and can vary according to size and diameter. Typically, these grinders have a top grinding space with several teeth that can be twisted to grind herbs fully and small holes that allow them to drop down to the storage space. Some grinders have an automatic grinding type that can grind herbs with the simple press of a button, while shredder cards are best for fast on-the-go use, similar to a cheese grater.
Grinder Pieces and Pollen Catchers
Multi-piece grinders also have a different chamber with a thin metal net that only collects the tiniest of pollen. Sometimes, this pollen is powerful, and smokers typically gather the build-up to scatter on top of their normal dry herb cup.
Piece grinders will have 2-5 pieces from anywhere, and the more pieces you have, the more powerful flecks you can cultivate. Having a small coin in the main storage area of a grinder to help drive pollen down into the catch is a good technique.
It all comes down to how you want to grind your herbs and what sort of investment is right for you, with such a wide range of grinders available. To help keep your choices open and to ensure that you make the best of your seshes, Vibes and Cali Crusher, SLX, Santa Cruz Shredder, Groove, keep several grinders in stock!