If you look closely, the herb grinder comes equipped with sharp and jagged divots that are similar to a cheese grater. That is because this design was inspired by and works in the exact same way as the one you have in your kitchen drawer. The first thing to do when you get a weed grinder card is to thoroughly inspect all of its surfaces for sharp or serrated edges that might harmful through touch.
The last thing anyone wants is to bleed all over their bud grind, so look for anything that could potentially be dangerous before applying too much pressure to the tool with your hands. Check to see what sizes are offered on your brand-new weed grinder. Some will offer up to 4 different sizes of grind, and the one you use should depend on what you want to do with it. In cases where straining is necessary like making edibles, bulkier pieces are ideal, but if you are smoking the buds, or adding them whole into a recipe, then the finest one available is almost always the best choice. Pick up the card herb grinder in your least dominant hand and grab the bud with the other, making sure to have a firm grip on both pieces before proceeding. Gently scrape the marijuana bud up and down or side to side across the grater card. The direction will depend on how your tool is made. So, if it isn’t grinding your buds to pieces, then you may need to reinspect and try from a different direction. Continue with this motion until the bud is thoroughly ground and be sure to watch your fingertips. Just like with cheese graters, these things can hurt, if you aren’t careful and can scrape soft exposed skin against its blades.
You should now have the perfect blend thanks to a simple herb grinder that is ready to be made into all of your favorite marijuana products. A weed grinder is often one of the cheapest and longest lasting accessories that every cannabis enthusiast should own. A grinder card is the most portable and convenient smoking accessory in the world. No thicker or larger than a credit card, you can throw one in your wallet and never have to worry about breaking herb down by hand. When you combine this tool with the versatility of a bowl, dugout pipe, or rolling papers, the world is at your fingertips. When you’re using a grinder card, you want to make sure you’re not losing any herb that is ground up with the grinder card, so have a designated area to work with. Rolling trays are ideal, but a table or even a book is better than nothing. Keep the herb between your thumb and pointer finger of your dominant hand, with herb sticking out from the bottom of your two fingers. Use your middle finger to press herb down into the card if necessary. Your other hand should hold the grinder card slightly above the surface and flat. Grate the herb sticking out against the grinder surface like you’re grating cheese. Use a downward force and don’t be afraid to be pushing the herb through the grinder card with your fingers. Continue grating the herb with some downward force. As more herb gets ground up when you use your grinder card, you’re going to need to reposition the herb in your hand so you can continue using the grinder card effectively. The grinder card surface won’t injure you, but without moving the herb to be better positioned can start to wear down on your fingers. The more herb that’s shown, the easier it will be to grind it all up. Pick up the bigger chunks that fall and grind them down further. Depending on the herb’s consistency, it might not all go through the card the first time and fall off to the sides. Take a quick look and see if there are any larger pieces and pick them up together, to be grated through the card. Consistency for your herb is key as the larger pieces can mess up how nicely a bowl will burn. This is especially true if you’re going to smoke your herb out of a one-hitter as there is only a little space for the herb. Put one in a smoking kit so you’re never without a grinder. Remove plants with both male pollen sacs and female flowers (hermies) to avoid pollination/seeds! You may also see yellow “bananas” (stamens) growing around the pistils/hairs of the buds. A stamen normally grows inside a male pollen sac but sometimes appear directly on female buds, especially in times of stress. A stamen produces pollen and doesn’t even need to open up before it starts making seeds!
Remove plants immediately if they start growing bananas (also referred to as “nanners”) or your entire grow room may get pollinated. No one wants to be surprised by seedy buds after harvest. This highly stressed plant (from heat and too much light) grew a banana in a last desperate attempt to make seeds. Certain cannabis plants will herm even if healthy and unstressed . This is a genetic trait carried by some strains and particular plants. That’s part of why it’s important to grow seeds from a trustworthy breeder. For example, every clone of the following plant grew bananas in week 3 of the flowering stage, under no stress, in multiple different grow setups. When herming is part of a plant’s genes, there’s not much you can do.
This poor hermie has male pollen sacs growing among the female flowers. It’s recommended to immediately toss any plant that shows both male and female flowers! Did you know there are “male” and “female” cannabis plants?