Kief, the accumulation of trichomes from the cannabis bud, is the most potent part of the cannabis plant. Here’s how to get it and how to imbibe it.
You’ve likely seen the crystal build up at the bottom of your grinder, but have you ever wondered what exactly it is? For the unfamiliar, it’s your new best friend – kief. It’s the accumulation of trichomes from the cannabis bud, which is the most potent part of the cannabis plant. Now imagine your high, but multiply it and the some once you add kief to the mix. Get ready to forever change your smoke session.
How do you get kief? If you’ve been grinding your own weed, check the bottom compartment. Most grinders have a section for filtering kief, but if your grinder doesn’t, buy a new one immediately. It’ll be one of your best purchases. You can find grinders with pollen / kief catchers at any smoke shop or online.
The reason why kief delivers such a strong punch is because it contains a high concentration of terpenes and cannabinoids. It’s found as crystal formations on the tip of glands forming a trichome or “hair” and produces heightened psychoactive experiences. Separating this substance helps concentrate its effects on whatever you use it on.
There are many different ways to add kief to your life. Here are some of the best ways to do it:
Sprinkle It Into a Joint
One of the most popular ways to make use of kief is to sprinkle it into a joint. It’s an added elevation to speckle some in, but if you want to take it up a notch, save up and roll a full joint. Be aware of how much you smoke because the potency may take you by surprise.
Add To a Bowl
It’s the same process as what you’d do for a joint – sprinkle in or smoke a full bowl. Sprinkling in will have a slower and more consistent pull versus using a full bowl of kief, but either or is worth the experience. Just inhale slowly if smoking a full bowl, so the fine crystals don’t pull through before you’ve had a chance to burn them.
Add To Food or a Hot Drink
A more unique way to experience kief is by cooking it into food or adding it into a hot drink. You have to ensure that your kief is heated to have the proper effects, making coffee or tea is great option to do so. Going this route is a great and easy way to utilize your kief but it will kick in a bit later than if you added it into your joint or bowl.
Use a Dry-Herb Vaporizer
Dry-herb vaporizers are great instruments for using kief. They’re one of the most efficient ways to get high and make use of every last gram. Although using a vaporizer helps make the process easier, you have to mix it with regular cannabis. Most vaporizers aren’t equipped to use kief alone and it helps to sprinkle in instead.
If you’ve never used kief before, get excited to have your life changed. Now that you know what’s up, look through your grinder for a kief catcher and spice up your smoke sesh. If you haven’t been collecting yet, buy yourself a new grinder and over time you’ll have your very own stash. Thank us later and happy smoking!