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How Do I Choose the Right Grinder?

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In my humble and learned opinion, everyone who smokes weed needs a good grinder. Without a grinder you are left to tearing up your herb with your hands, which wastes precious kief crystals, and causes you to lose some herbs in the process! Wouldn’t you be better off saving some of that kief for some fat kief bowls? Say you like to bake a lot, you should have a heavy duty grinder that is up to the task.

How Do You Choose the Right Grinder?

A grinder is one of the most important tools a stoner could have, so choosing a grinder is one of the most important tasks a stoner might face, especially if they do not know where to look, or what to look for. There are many different types of grinders, how can one possibly know which ones to choose?

2 Part or 4 Part Grinder?

The first thing you should probably figure out before you choose the right grinder is whether or not you want a 2, 3 or 4 part. There are benefits to each one. The 2 part grinder is easier to use, as you simply put your buds in the top, grind and open to have a freshly ground stash waiting for you to load into a pipe, roll into a joint, or make into weed butter. I would recommend a 2 part grinder for beginners in particular. If you’re just getting into the grinder game, I highly recommend you check out this two part Bulldog grinder, or the G-Spot aluminum 2 part grinder.

If on the other hand you are more experienced and are planning on catching kief, especially for use in cooking, you’re gonna want one of the heavy duty four part grinders with kief catcher. I would recommend this 4 part magnetic herb grinder from G-Spot Glass, or this nifty four parter from Kannastör.

What Material?

Experts including myself will tell you to go with a metal grinder every time. They’re always going to be the best quality, and the best at grinding your herb. You don’t have to worry about the teeth wearing down or breaking as you would with a plastic or wood grinder. Wood grinders can be nice too. Often a lot of wood grinders have ornate designs carved into the lids, which are neat for artistic purposes. The teeth in wooden grinders are made from fairly sturdy metal, but they can still break off and end up in your herb, so there are some drawbacks. There is also plastic, which has the benefit of being cheap, but that’s about as far as it goes. You should spring for anything else, unless you have a desperate need for a grinder and not a lot of money to spend. Even so, consider upgrading as soon as possible.

Happy grinding!


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