5 Things You Should Know Before Buying a Weed Grinder at the Corner Store
When you think of buying household goods, most of us think of a big-box retailer. The same is true when it comes to buying a weed grinder. Like any other item you buy at the store, you need to know what you’re getting before you do so. While some people choose to smoke weed instead of using a grinder, many others prefer them for their enhanced texture and taste. Without one, smoking can feel raw and uncomfortable in your mouth; that is why so many opt for grinders instead. With this as your guide, let us take a look at five things you should know before buying a weed grinder at the corner store
What to look for in a marijuana grinder
- Grind size - Perhaps the most important aspect of a grinder is the size of the teeth. Ideally, you want a grinder that has a coarse grind that can be used for both roasting and grinding cannabis. Coarse grinds are great for making hash, which is a more concentrated form of cannabis that is usually more potent than flower. - Durability - When you buy a grinder, you want it to last. The teeth on your grinder, and on any grinder you buy, are what will grind the cannabis. You don’t want them to break off and get stuck in your bud. To make sure your grinder lasts, look for a grinder that is made with industrial-grade plastic. - Price - While price is not the most important thing you should look for in a grinder, it’s a good place to start. You should aim to spend around $20 on a grinder, depending on its quality.
Check the quality of the grinder itself
- Material - Before you buy a grinder, check the material used in its construction. Grinder teeth are made of either metal or plastic, and both are susceptible to wear and tear. Metal-bodied grinders are cheaper and are less likely to break. Metal grinders are also more likely to leave metal filings in your cannabis, which can create an unpleasant taste and feel when smoked. - Grind size - The final thing you should check before buying a grinder is the size of the grind it offers. Many marijuana users prefer using a grinder because it produces a coarser hash-like texture in their bud than using a metal pipe. However, some use a grinder to grind their bud down to a finer consistency for vaping. If this is the case for you, look for a grinder that offers a coarse and fine mesh.
Pay attention to the build and material used in the handle
- Material - When you grab a grinder, you’re holding the heart and soul of your smoking experience. So, it’s important that you pick a grinder that has a quality build and feels durable in your hand. While it’s acceptable to find a bargain in this department, you want your grinder to have a professional feel and look to it. - Handle design - Instead of buying a bean-shaped grinder with limited functionality, you can splurge on a conical grinder that has a variety of functions such as a shaper, crusher and even a slicer. These can be useful when you want to create a mix of roach and bud, or vice versa. - Weight - The weight of your grinder is largely determined by its material. Metal-bodied grinders are heavier than their plastic counterparts. If you want to avoid feeling its weight in your hand, opt for a plastic-bodied grinder. - Price - You should take the price of a grinder into account when you’re buying one. While most people agree that spending less on a grinder is perfectly acceptable, some people want to splurge on one that has great looks and functions. If this is the case for you, do so.
Know your purpose before you buy
- Purposes - There are many different ways you can use a grinder, but most people use them to make bud that has been ground up and shapen into hash. If this is the case for you, look for a grinder that has different functions, allowing you to create different blends of hash. - Design - Most marijuana users prefer to use a grinder with a design that is simple, professional, and durable. However, you are free to choose whatever design you like. There are many different designs and types of grinders, including bean, conical, and burr.
Avoid counterfeit products
- Labels - You should never buy a grinder that has fake product labels. While it’s acceptable to buy a knockoff product once (or twice), you should only buy a grinder from a reputable retailer, like Amazon, that has authentic product labels. - Smell - Next, smell your new grinder before you buy it. Don’t buy a grinder that smells like burning chemicals, as this is a sign that the product is counterfeit and fake. A grinder that smells like freshly ground cannabis will have a pleasant smell, indicating the product is authentic. - Fluid-ity - If your grinder feels too solid when you shake it, it’s likely fake. Real grinders should feel like they are made of plastic with viscous fluidity, which is when the teeth grip the bud. However, feel for yourself and shake your grinder. If it feels too solid, it’s likely a fake.
Wrapping it up
Now that you know what to look for before buying a marijuana grinder, it’s time to grab one! Before you do so, make sure you know your purpose. If you want to make hash, check the size of your grind and make sure it has a coarse mesh. If you want to make roach, you can look for one with a conical design. Now that you know what to look for, it’s time to find the right one. There are many different types of grinders, and you can choose the one that best suits your needs. When you do, make sure you buy one that feels durable, has a professional design, and offers the right size of grind.