Grinders also include textured grips and ergonomic designs that are useful to patients suffering from severe conditions. Grinders consist of chambers that are manually operated such as single-chamber, two-piece models and three-chamber, and four-piece varieties. Grinders with a single chamber are very easy to use and are often inexpensive. The first compartment to have a larger surface area which can grind large quantities of herbs without any issue. The second compartment then stores the cannabis which has been grounded, so users can easily retrieve their herbs from the second compartment.
Most three-chamber and four-chamber grinders have an established fine screen for capturing the trichomes of the bud while blocking most plant matter going through. There is also a spare chamber within the grinder which stores kief. Premium grinders have an additional chamber which allows storing dry kief, or trichomes and trichome heads, which can be used for other essential purposes. A preferable approach is by taking the grinder apart and place the individual parts in the freezer for about an hour. After the parts become frozen, you can tap it into a paper towel or your rolling tray to remove the debris. Clean grinders are very sharp, and they tend to last longer.
Another preferable method for cleaning a grinder is by dipping by using alcohol. Just soak cotton into rubbing alcohol and clean the edges of the different parts surrounding the teeth. Alcohol functions by removing any grime or residue. When alcohol weakens the resin, use a toothpick to remove the grime until the grinder becomes clean. After removing the dirt, you can rinse the grinder well in warm water and dry thoroughly. They are best suited for semi-dry to dry herbs, spices, and large seeds, but can undoubtedly grind fresh herbs as well. If you are grinding basil or oregano or other delicate herbs, you should preferably dry the herbs overnight or for a few days for the best outcome. Grinding your cannabis through the teeth and into the collection chamber will result in a medium grind. But you can grind harder by turning the grinder sideways and turn the top lid several times. Turning your grinder upright for a few times will make your ingredients to move through the holes into the lowest chamber. Grinders work at their best if you don’t over pack them. Start filling the grinder with little amounts of the dried flower until it becomes full. Purely grounded herbs can pass freely through the pipes. After filling your grinder, you can begin grinding until when you notice that there is no more resistance while twisting the separate parts of the grinder. It’s preferable to use the dry herb in a grinder because it’s smooth and won't block the holes of your grinder. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Nothing announces the fact that you’re smoking marijuana like the smell of the smoke. It’s instantly recognizable and can seemingly be smelled from miles away (it can’t, we’re just exaggerating for effect). Thankfully, some ganja genius somewhere came up with a way to mask the scent of weed smoke by passing it through a DIY-filter. If you’ve ever heard a car with a malfunctioning muffler, you know that they’re damn noisy. You can hear them coming from miles away (we’re not exaggerating this time). The muffler works to dampen the extreme noise by passing the sound waves through a set of perforated tubes. The perforations reflect the sound waves in such a way that they effectively cancel each other out. This makes the engine noise all but undetectable to the outside observer.
The sploof works on the same principle only with smell instead of hearing. Instead of simply releasing the smoke from your joint or bong into the air, you’re going to exhale through the sploof. Inside the sploof, the smoke passes through a filtering agent (we’ll get to that shortly) where it loses its tell-tale odor. It sounds like high science, but don’t worry, the sploof is nowhere near as complicated or high-tech as your car’s muffler. We’ll show you just how low-tech a sploof can actually get in a section below.
But first, it would behoove us to talk about the etymology of the word sploof (that’s where the word came from for those of you tripping balls right now). The omniscient internet is decidedly vague about where exactly the term sploof came from so maybe it’s not as omniscient as we all thought. Regardless, it’s not hard to conceive of the word sploof as a portmanteau (a blend) of the words “spliff” and “spoof”. Spliff is a word—possibly a portmanteau itself—of Caribbean origin that refers to a combination of tobacco and marijuana rolled into the shape of a joint , cigarette, or blunt . Spoof is a more familiar term that refers to a trick or a hoax played on someone as a joke.