15 Hacks to Grind Weed Without a Grinder
A crucial piece of cannabis smoking equipment most people can’t do without, is the grinder. It helps process the weed into smaller pieces and/or powder, and ensures fairly even consistency. However, you won’t always have a grinder available. This article provides you with 15 hacks to grind weed without a grinder; let’s get after it!
1. Use a Coffee Grinder
If you’re heading out and have a lot of weed to break down, you will need a method that offers higher efficiency than most. You should try a coffee grinder. Just like coffee beans, throw those buds in there and start grinding. Ensure you clean it after use to prevent weed in your coffee.
2. Black Pepper Grinder
There are many reasons why this is a good idea. Weed and black pepper contain cannabinoids, and both grind excellently in a pepper grinder. They come in varying shapes and sizes and electric and manual modes. So, if you have a pepper grinder, head to the kitchen and start loading it up.
3. Mortar and Pestle
There’s still the old classic method available without a coffee grinder or black pepper grinder. Like most herbs, you can also grind your weed using a mortar and pestle. However, you want to clean it out before you start pounding away.
4. Pizza Cutter
Although this isn’t the sharpest equipment you can use, it works in cases where you don’t have any of the options mentioned so far. Use a chopping board as a sturdy surface when using a pizza cutter. It can help you cut your weed into small slices to produce a coarse powder.
5. Knife and Chopping Board
This is as easy as it gets; using a knife and chopping board is an effective option that allows you to treat your weed like your favourite greens. All you have to do is grab both items and place the buds on the chopping board. Chop away until you are satisfied. If you have experience chopping up food, you should have no problem.
6. Cheese Grater
If you have this lying around, you can put it to good use with your weed. It is a fun and straightforward method to get your weed to a grind. All you have to do is find a surface to grate on and choose your preferred end of the grater. It might take a while, but you’ll find it gets easier once you figure out how to work with your grater.
7. Paper Bag and Hammer
That sounds like an odd option, right? It works. It is a simple and effective option that will create a pile of processed weed in no time. The paper bag is an excellent non-stick surface for your weed. The force of the hammer works effectively to break the buds down into tiny particles.
8. DIY Shaker
Do you have a small rigid container lying around? It could be a pill bottle or dispensary container. Throw your buds into the container with some heavy coins and start shaking. Ensure you close the container tightly while shaking. Check your progress every 20 seconds till you get your preferred consistency.
9. The Hands-On Approach
The basic option is sometimes the best. Breaking down the weed with your hand might be a bit stressful, but it comes with a rewarding experience. It is an excellent way to grind your weed quickly and costs nothing but effort. Also, don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty.
10. Use Spice Grinders
Like pepper grinders, they come in different shapes and sizes. They are also capable of taking large portions of marijuana and breaking them down into tiny particles. Although the electric grinder works faster, the manual spice grinder makes it easier to break down weed than using your hand.
11. Shot Glass and Scissors
You have all you need if you own scissors and a shot glass. Throw a bud or two into the glass and begin cutting your weed in there. First, cut them into equal halves and then use the tips of the scissors to make them smaller.
12. Credit Card
Credit cards are associated with preparing hard drugs, but we’ll use them for herbs here. They’re easy to handle and quite sturdy. Surprisingly, they’re very effective in slicing up dried weed.
Yes, it is a tad excessive, but what the heck! Just clean out the blender and toss your bud into it. Be sure to use the “pulse” setting on the blender so that you have more control over how finely grinded it gets. Push the pulse button on and off every second or so to break up the weed.
14. A Fork
That’s right; a fork also works well to grind weed without a grinder. Everyone owns a fork, so it is a simple option. All you have to do is put the fork upside down on the table and scrape the buds along the tip. The ground cannabis will fall on the table effortlessly and neatly.
15. Ped Egg
When using a ped egg, ensure it is one that’s not been used on someone’s feet (as normally they are used to scrape dry skin off of feet etc.). But if you have an unused ped egg, it works like shredding cheese for your cannabis. It is inexpensive and will help you grind your weed in record time.
So you see, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy your weed if you’re in a situation where there’s no weed grinder. All these hacks work in different scenarios as a backup grinder. They’ll ensure you can grind up your cannabis in a pinch and the best part is you have most of the equipment needed lying around.