We’ve all been there; you or a friend have some cannabis flower, but you don’t have a weed grinder ready and at your disposal. What do you do? Using unground weed to pack a bowl isn’t ideal as you’ll end up burning away more weed than you smoke and putting unground weed in a rolling paper or blunt wrap won’t work because it will be impossible to get an even burn. The only solution is to find a DIY method for grinding up your flower.
Ways To Grind Weed Without A Grinder
If you find yourself stuck without a grinder, here are a few ways on how to grind weed without a grinder.
Common Kitchen Appliances That Can Be Used
If you’re at home, your kitchen should probably be the first spot to check. Many household kitchen appliances can double as a weed grinder in a pinch. If you look hard enough, you can probably find something that will work. Some common examples include:
As the name suggests, a coffee grinder is still a grinder when it comes down to it. First things first, make sure you thoroughly clean your coffee grinder of any leftover coffee grounds or coffee bean residue (unless you like smoking coffee with your weed – to each their own).
Make sure to pack the weed in loosely so you don’t damage your grinder and grind away. Similarly, make sure to clean your coffee grinder after you’re finished unless you want your morning coffee to have some extra kick to it tomorrow.
This method might take a bit more effort, but it’s just as effective. Make sure your grater is clean, put a plate or a container below it, and get to grating. Make sure to watch your fingers as you grate and be sure to check for leftover bud clinging to the grater’s teeth after you are finished.
Mortar & Pestle
If coffee grinders and cheese graters aren’t at your disposal, maybe it’s time for the classics. If you have a mortar and pestle to use, you will probably want to leave your weed sitting out for a few hours to dry it a bit and make it easier to grind. After that, make sure your mortar and pestle are clean and start applying some elbow grease. Make sure not to grind down too hard.
Cutting Board & Knife
This may be a more laborious method than some of the others, but it is no less effective. If you are without any of the other above appliances, a cutting board and a knife will be no less effective in a pinch. Make sure your knife is sharp and get to julienning up your stash.
Shot Glass & Scissors
Maybe you’re at a party and the host doesn’t have luxurious belongings like a fancy “cutting board” or “knife.” Well chances are there are still some shot glasses readily available and a pair of scissors stashed away somewhere, and that’s all you really need.
Put your bud into a (clean – cannot stress that enough) shot glass and start cutting it up in there. If all the shot glasses are currently in use because there’s six different games of quarters going on, you can also just cut up your bud over a plate.
Prescription Bottle & Coins
You may be saying, “That’s all fine and dandy, but what if I’m out of the house? What about the pothead on the go?” Buddy, we’ve got you covered too. If you’ve got some pocket change and a prescription bottle, then you’ve got a DIY shaker. Currency is notorious for carrying germs, so you’ll probably want to wipe down the coins with a sanitizing wipe before starting to be safe.
Put a couple of buds into the prescription bottle or a similar container (make sure not to pack too much in, you want some space), drop in some coins (nickels or quarters are best), fasten the top and start shaking. Check your progress about once every 20 seconds.
Simply Pick it Apart
If all else fails, you still have the fingers that the good Lord blessed you with. If you really have nothing else to use, the tried and true method of picking your bud apart by hand will never fail you.
It may take a bit more time than the other methods, but that should also give you plenty of time to think about how useful it would be to buy a grinder.
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