2. Maximize flavor
60% to 95% of kief is made up of THC crystals, but the rest is a combination of terpenes and trichomes that will taste and smell just like the plant it came from. Adding some kief to a little bit of marijuana that lacks taste is the perfect way to use up an old stash instead of throwing it out.
Benefits of using kief in a joint
What is kief?
2. Kief and cannabis
Kief and cannabis are essentially one in the same, so a small amount of kief can provide you the added benefits of a more potent hit without harming the flavor at all.
1. Weed grinder with screen
Investing in a good 4 in 1 weed grinder that will slowly collect the kief for you is the best way, though unfortunately, also the slowest. The amount you can get each day will also depend on how much cannabis you put through it, but it’s still the gentlest way to remove the trichomes and crystals without harming the bud.
1. Kief and tobacco
This method is rarely used, as the tobacco combined with the kief can make for a harsh hit and ruin the natural flavor of the terpenes in the kief. However, some people prefer the additional boost that a bit of nicotine can add to the high. To roll a kief joint using tobacco, simply sprinkle an even amount of shredded tobacco and then sprinkle a nice thick layer of kief. Now you can roll it and smoke it as usual.
Now that marijuana is legal we are seeing a ton of brand-new products hit the market and the culture in Canada. As more and more people start to feel comfortable with smoking marijuana outside of their basements, they are also revealing some of the more unique techniques they have been working on all these years during prohibition. Though many experienced cannabis consumers already know what kief is, plenty enough have no idea what they are missing. Here we will cover what kief is, how to make it in the easiest ways possible, and how to roll the tastiest joint using a bit of the powdery goodness that naturally falls from marijuana plants in motion.
How to make kief
There are two major benefits to using kief in a joint that should be considered. It might seem like s big investment, but the perks are certainly worth it.
Kief is a bountiful mixture of the terpenes and THC crystals that cling in the most condensed amounts at the end of the bud flowers.
Kief is a simple cannabis concentrate and doesn’t involve much preparation or work at all. The easiest way to harvest kief is from bone dry buds that have been properly dried and cured. Wet and incorrectly dried flowers will not grind up as well, meaning the trichomes will be harder to remove.
Fill your pot with water and place your bowl on top of it to create a DIY double boiler. Then pour a 1:1 ratio of vegetable glycerine to propylene glycol into the boiler. Add your kief to the mix and turn up the heat to a boil. Wait for the mixture to melt and form a thick and smooth consistency. Then proceed to pour the mixture through the coffee filter into a container and let it cool. Fill up your syringes and you’re ready to load up your vape.
Over time, this bottom chamber will fill up with trichomes. Before long, you’ll have a mountain of trichomes ready to be used in whatever ways you wish.
Kief can be used as a THC supplement when it comes to rolling joints. If you and your smoking buddies feel like it’s time to blast off, then reach for the kief jar and sprinkle a few pinches inside the joint before rolling. This will add some serious kick, and will be of particular assistance when the flower you’re smoking isn’t as potent as you’d hoped. Alternatively, the more creative joint engineers out there may wish to coat the outside of the joint in kief for an extreme aesthetic appeal. Douse the outside of the joint in wax, or simply lick it and roll it around on a plate full of kief.
Kief can be used to create some homemade e-liquid that can be loaded into a vape pen and used at home or discreetly whilst on-the-go. To make e-liquid, you’ll need to obtain some propylene glycol and vegetable glycerine, along with a coffee filter, a metal or glass bowl, a cooking pot, and some syringes.
Kief can be infused into cannabutter, which can then be used in practically any recipe to provide a potent edible high. Kief cannabutter can be added to cakes, brownies, sauces, dressings, and a whole host of other options. Just remember the golden rule of cooking with cannabis: decarboxylation. Whatever you’re cooking, make sure to expose your cannabis to a temperature of 110ºC for 30–45 minutes first to convert THCA into psychoactive THC.
Creating kief involves detaching these small chemical factories from cannabis flowers and saving them up until a large quantity has been collected. This pile of trichomes can then be used in a multitude of ways to provide a potent high. Because the trichomes contain cannabinoids, kief offers a much more intense high than smoking cannabis flowers, where the smoke would normally contain combusted plant material and other less desirable molecules.
Smoking cannabis flower is an age-old and highly effective way to experience the psychoactive effects of THC. However, some smokers like to step things up a notch and opt for concentrates, refined versions of the active constituents of cannabis that make for a fast-acting and hard-hitting high.
One such concentrated form of cannabis is known as kief, which is essentially trichome dust. Trichomes are tiny glands that occupy the flowers and leaves of cannabis plants, excreting a thick and sticky resin that houses molecules we know and love, such as THC, CBD, and many other cannabinoids and terpenes. Trichomes aren’t just there to provide humans with a psychoactive experience; they play an important role in the survival of plants. These small glands produce secondary metabolites that help protect plants against potential threats such as insects and high temperatures.
In case you've never heard, kief is a concentrated form of cannabis. As a result of removing the trichomes from the cannabis flower, you wind up with kief.