How to Use a Grinder

Published on September 19, 2017, By Tyler Knight

Marijuana Knowledge Base

Originally Published November 12th, 2015.

Is it your first time using a weed grinder or do you want to learn some tips and tricks on how to use a grinder? We will teach you how to use a four chamber grinder properly and show you how to get the most kief out of your nugs! If you’re not familiar with kief, we’ve got all you need to know right here.

In the photo above, you can see the four components that make up your grinder. You have the grinder lid (far left), the grinder teeth piece (left center piece), the flower or weed chamber (right center piece), and the kief catching chamber (far right). These are the four pieces that you will find in a typical four chamber grinder.

To assemble your grinder, take the weed chamber and screw it on top of the kief chamber. Next, take the grinder teeth and screw those on top of the weed chamber. Finally, take the lid and place it on top of the grinder teeth.

Now it’s time to grind up your cannabis!

Step 1 G1 (1)

Remove the lid from the grinder. After you have removed the lid, grab your marijuana or cannabis flower and break it up into pieces so that you can evenly distribute the buds into the grinder teeth. Next, evenly place the buds on the grinder teeth.

Tip: Do not place buds on the center of the grinder teeth. This is the magnet that holds the lid into place, and it will not lock the lid into place if there is cannabis on top of it.

Step 2G2 (2)

Once you have placed the buds into the grinder teeth, you are now ready to start the grinding process. Take the lid of the grinder and place it on top of the grinder teeth so that the center magnet holds the lid into place. Now that the lid is locked into place you can begin grinding. Gently spin the lid (see above) 5-10 times to ensure that all of the bud has been ground up and has fallen through the holes in the grinder teeth.

Step 3G3

Now that the buds are fully ground, you can remove the upper two sections of the grinder. To do this, firmly grasp the base of the grinder with one hand and, using your other hand, twist off the grinder teeth section and the lid from the base of the grinder. After you remove the upper sections of the grinder, you will see the ground up buds in the flower chamber. From here the buds are ready to be smoked, vaporized, or turned into edibles!

Tip: To collect the most kief, place a coin or guitar pick on the screen of the flower chamber (See above, we used a guitar pick) and gently shake the grinder side to side, so that the weight of the coin causes the kief to fall through the screen and into the kief chamber.

Step 4G4

To remove the kief chamber from the flower chamber, grab each section and gently twist until both pieces come apart. You are now left with your kief chamber filled with a nice layer of kief. Sprinkle a little bit of kief on top of a bowl, joint, blunt, or bong rip to add a little extra THC to your hit and you are all set!

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