Best Weed Grinder of 2018
Let’s be honest: A good herb grinder is a must for weed smokers and vapers of all kinds—regardless of how you decide to consume your cannabis! A quality grinder grinds herb to a fine consistency, imperative for efficiency. Greater surface area aids in vaporizing (or burning, if you must) more evenly.
An awesome grinder for weed will save money in the long run as less herb is used during sessions. For vapers who like big clouds, finely ground herb is crucial. There are many different grinders to choose from, manual or electric—depending on your laziness threshold.
You’ve got your favorite strain, badass vape, perhaps even a premium Rolling Tray—don’t make the rookie mistake of tossing those precious nugs into the chamber (or papers). Check out Our Favorite Grinders to streamline your weed prep ritual.
Best Herb/ Weed Grinders
Weed Grinder FAQs
A weed grinder is a device used to grind down the weed used in dry herb vaporizers or for rolling blunt and joints. They can be manual or electrical.
A weed grinder can make dry herb vaporizers more efficient. That is because a grinder will grind down the herb to a fine consistency, increasing the surface area and allowing the vaporizer to heat up the herb more evenly and efficiently.
A good grinder will increase the efficiency of your vaporizer so that it can do more with less; that means you will be using less herb per session and that will end up saving you money in the long term.
Selecting the Right Grinder for Weed
An electric herb grinder should have the following qualities:
- A lengthy battery life: It should be able to last for multiple sessions before being recharged
- Easy to load and pour: Being able to pour your ground up herb directly into the vaporizer’s chamber makes the grinder more convenient.
- Large grinding chamber: You should be able to grind a lot of herb at once instead of having to grind multiple times.
- Durability: You want a grinder that will not break down after a few uses (obviously).
- Pollen (aka kief or keef) catcher*: This is more rare in electric grinders than manual ones but it is a nice bonus feature.
That answer depends on the user; electric grinders are better for people that want to expend less effort. Electric grinders are also faster than manual grinders. Manual grinders are more compact, offer more control over herb consistency, are easier to clean, and are more durable.
A manual grinder with multiple chambers is preferred because your herb falls into one of the lower chambers, making it easy to collect. Also, the pollen sticks to the grinder’s teeth if there is no lower chamber in which it can fall; that can make the grinder difficult to clean.
Tips for using an Herb Grinder
In either electric or manual grinders, overfilling the grinding chamber reduces the effectiveness of the grinder. Make sure that you leave a little space so that the grinder’s teeth or blades can work at maximum efficiency.
Electric grinders should be cleaned according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Manual grinders are cleaned by separating the chambers, removing excess weed and pollen, submerging the chambers in rubbing alcohol for a while, and then rinsing each part with warm water.
For electric grinders, you should follow the instructions because each of them are different. Manual grinders tend to be similar to each other so you should take the following steps:
- Open the top compartment and place your weed in the chamber.
- Replace the top cover and keep twisting it to start grinding.
- When you have finished grinding, open the bottom compartment to reveal your herb.
- (Optional) Collect the pollen (aka kief or keef) from the catcher and use it in recipes or to make hash.