Owning a grinder is a necessity for a weed smoker. This is because weed grinders help mix, blend and save the weed (by resisting spill) it also saves you the trouble of having your fingers stained with it, or have your hands stink of it. However, grinders are small in size and very easy to loose. So if you ever find yourself in a situation where you have just misplaced your grinder and have to do some grinding, and can’t wait to get a new one, here are some tips on how to make a homemade grinder for weed that you can use. This grinder will enable you achieve the same results, or almost the same result as using a real grinder, until you are able to buy yourself a real weed grinder.
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Quick tips on how to make a homemade grinder for weed
Using a Chew Can
Find a chew can, empty its contents, pierce little nails (flat thumbtacks) into the top and bottom side of the can. You have to figure out a way so the nails don’t jam each other inside the can. Put your weed into the can and twist from side to side. Open the can and enjoy rolling up your finely ground weed. Its effect is almost the same as a real weed grinder.
Using Scissors and a Shot Glass
Using a dry shot glass, throw your weed into it, use a small nail scissors or any small scissors and cut away. Keep cutting until you are satisfied with the way it looks, when you have finished, pour it on your rolling paper and roll it up. This technique is by far the simplest technique. It is easy to do, quick, and does not require materials. Once you have a shot glass and a scissors, you are good to grind. This method is very easy and is also very effective.
Using a Black Pepper Grinder
Black pepper grinder (click to see best price on Amazon) is one of the best alternatives. If you own one, fill up the pepper container with some of your weed, grind out the quantity you want to smoke and, leave the rest of it inside the grinder. Or grind out the quantity you want to use now and some for later then keep the pot empty. The grinder can be a special place to store the weed provided it’s kept away from the kitchen and the reach of children. You don’t want to make the mistake of using weed as black pepper in your cooking.
Using a Coffee Grinder
This technique is very popular among smokers. Try an electric coffee grinder (see best price on Amazon), its results are great. It grinds it nicely. But be careful how long you leave it grinding for. It can easily turn your weed into dust. Throw all your dense buds into the coffee grinder and start grinding, but remember not to leave it on for too long or your weed can turn into powder.
Using a Pill Bottle and a Nickel
Put some weed into an empty plastic pill bottle, drop a nickel into the bottle, close it and shake vigorously. The weed will come out looking nicely ground. This technique sounds hard to believe and understand but it actually works. Try it and you will be amazed at the results.
Using a Knife and a Chopping Board
Bring out a chopping board, make sure its clean and dry. You can wipe it dry with a kitchen cloth or paper towel. place the weed on top of the board, get a sharp knife and start chopping. This method is very effective and your weed comes out well chopped.
The most recommended method without a doubt is to go and buy a real grinder. It does the grinding perfectly, holds it in and doesn’t over grind it. It always comes out finely ground. There are various types of grinders available in the stores, they made out of different materials like plastic, wood or metal, and also come in different prices depending on your budget. Some are transparent so you get to see how well it has grinded without opening it.
There are some weed grinders that come with a little magnet inside which keeps the grinder closed and helps it resist spill. These grinders are mostly manual. They don’t have switches that will grind them automatically so you have to twist them left and right by yourself. Learning how to make a homemade grinder for weed is easy and effective for emergency use, because you can get most of their materials easily around the house. So if you are not in a position to buy one, make one and get similar results.