A solid grinder is vital to a good smoke because it ensures that you break your bud down to the smallest of pieces, which, in turn, makes sure you get the most out of your weed

The first decision you want to make is whether you want a two-piece, a four-piece, or something more than that. A two-piece grinder is the simpler of an option, you twist the top part to grind up your stuff and the bottom part catches the ground up bud for you. Two-piece grinders, then, can be made of robust and sturdy materials and can grind a lot of cannabis in very little time. It has to be said that they can be a tiny bit messy to use, but there’s also minimal separation which means that your bud won’t get lost or stick to any other compartments. 

Person holding a grinder

A step up from the two-piece is the four-piece grinder, which has extra layers to catch the tiny bits of kief your bud produces. This enables you to separate different parts of the flower. I prefer to use a four-piece grinder because of this reason – I save up all my kief over the period of a few weeks and I put it all into one big mega joint. 

When choosing the perfect grinder for you, as important as practicality is, it is good to choose something fun. There are numerous different logos, stickers, and colors – some even come transparent, so you can see the bud while it grinds. Size is also an important thing to think about. Consider whether you need something compact so that you can use it discretely and take it out and about, or whether you want something bigger that will grind up more product with less effort. Something else people like to do is go electric on the grinder-front, though these devices may be too good at their job and grind your weed way too finely, meaning you could lose your kief. 

Hopefully, with this advice, you’ll be able to find the perfect grinder, one that’s right for you. Some may say that grinding up your bud is a tiny part of the process, but it really is one of the most important and overlooked parts of weed smoking. Finding a decent grinder is completely worth taking the time to. 

consider the wide range of options out there. I mean, if you buy some fantastic weed but you use a crappy grinder to break it down, you really are ruining the experience for yourself and whoever you might be smoking with. So be sure to buy good weed, and if you start off with seeds, be sure to buy the best seeds on the market.

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