How To Roll The Perfect Blunt in 6 Easy Steps
You already know that the perfect time to smoke a blunt is whenever you feel like it, yes? A puff a day keeps the debauchery away! So, breathe in, grip it, puff out, and grin. Aha! The energy and buzz blunt brings will make this moment one of the finest hours of your life—if you know how to roll it perfectly.
So, what if you’ve never rolled a blunt in your life and need to give it a try? You’ve got to know that blunts differ from spiffs and joints, and so is preparing one. While rolling blunts can be challenging for newbies, we can give you a headstart in 6 easy steps. All you need to do is practice constantly, and you’ll get the hang of it in no time.
Ready to begin your adventure into the world of perfect blunt? Let’s get it rolling already!
First Things First, What’s a Blunt?
Blunts are cigarettes containing cannabis flower that have been wrapped in tobacco leaves. Although named after the Phillies Blunt Cigar brand, blunts are empty of cigarette content. Also called “Dutchie,” “Swisher,” “Backwood,” etc., blunts come in various flavors and usually come in packs of one or two. They’re also slow-burning, portable, and perfect for sharing with friends.
Blunts are significantly bigger than joints, but are they harsher too? You’ll find out subsequently.
Which Is Harsher Between Blunts and Joints?
Blunts will give off a much harsher smoke and taste than joints for two reasons — the tobacco-infused wraps and their flavor. If you wrap a joint properly with the correct rolling papers, you’ll find that they taste like the weed in them and nothing else.
However, the thicker wraps used for blunts add their unique taste and smoke. Plus, the mix of tobacco and nicotine adds to blunts’ harshness by giving them a strong flavor. As though these aren’t enough, blunt wraps usually come flavored, and this extra flavor gives it a more intense taste.
It’s Time To Roll the Classic Blunt in 6 Simple Steps
Rolling the perfect blunt is a challenge not many people are willing to try. But lucky you, we’ll show you how to hack it in 6 easy ways. First, get your cannabis flower, grinder, craft knife/razor blade, and cigar/blunt wrap/cigarillo handy. Now, let’s hop on this jolly good ride to rolling the perfect blunt like a pro:
1. Pick Your Wrap Wisely
Do you wish to use cigars, cigarillos, or blunt wraps? The choice is entirely yours. However, if you choose a cigar or cigarillo, be careful not to pick an old one as they tend to be very dry. This means that they will likely break or crack as you roll.
If you prefer blunt wraps, consider whether you want them flavored or unflavored. You can find them anywhere you purchase your rolling papers.
2. Get Into Prep Mode
It’s now time to prep your weed. In this stage, consider whether you want a consistent or slow burn. You should break the flower by hand for a slower burn or grind it up for a more consistent one.
Again, weed preparation differs based on the wrap you’re using. You can roll them out of the pack if you choose dedicated blunt wraps. But you’ll first have to ensure they’re empty for cigars or cigarillos. To empty them, use your razor blade or craft knife to cut the wrap and clear the tobacco out.
3. Have Your Wrap Moistened
You’ll need to wet the tobacco wrap a bit to make it easier to handle. Keeping your wrap moist also helps to seal fine cracks from when you cut or emptied the cigarillo or cigar wrap. You can use your saliva if you’re rolling your own blunt, but we’d rather you moisten the wrap by dipping your fingertip in running water for someone else.
4. Fill It All Up
After wetting your wrap, the next step is to fill it with the ground or broken cannabis. One or two grams of marijuana is enough for a standard-sized cigarillo blunt. However, bigger cigar wraps may require more flower.
5. Roll Your Blunt Wrap
Let’s be blunt; this is the tricky part. Except if you’re an extraordinarily fast learner, you’ll need to practice this stage multiple times to get it right. But at the end of the day, it’s always worth the effort.
The first step to a perfect blunt wrap is to open it between your thumb and forefinger. Next, pack the moist wrap evenly and shape it before folding the blunt smoothly underneath itself. When you’ve done this, moisten the exposed edge’s insides while rolling and smoothing out wrinkles with your fingers.
6. Seal the Blunt and Have a Good Smoke
Now, bake or seal your blunt by running a lighter along its seam. This ensures that it burns evenly and doesn’t fall apart as you smoke.