The cannabis plant is something special to say the least.
The cannabis plant is covered in trichomes which contain THC, CBD, terpenes, and other compounds.
Trichomes are beautiful and look like crystals. When they dry and break off the plant they become kief.
Kief can be that little “something extra” you are looking to add to your next smoke session.
What is Kief?
Kief is a powdery substance that is a little sticky but considered to be “less sticky” compared to trichomes on a bud.
Kief is often darker than trichomes and is gold to brown in color.
You may have heard cannabis users use the name “pollen” instead.
Grab a Grinder
Cannabis users collect the powder in a grinder. A grinder is also used to break down cannabis into small pieces for rolling joints/blunts or packing bowls.
Grinders have a separate chamber at the bottom called a kief catcher for this very purpose. When weed is ground up in a grinder, trichomes fall off of nugs and into the bottom of the grinder, where it is collected and stored as kief.
It is going to take some time to collect kief crystals, possibly weeks or months. To get it out, unscrew the kief catcher and scoop out the kief. If you’re lucky, some grinders even come with a special tool to help.
How to Use
Cannabis users enjoy adding kief to their desired method of choice for an extra something.
When sprinkling on top of a bowl, this is called “crowning a bowl” and will definitley increase the potency.
When rolling a joint/ blunt, users can add a pinch of kief as another great way to get an extra kick.
Users can also “twax” a joint; dampen the outside of a joint with a lick, and roll the top 1/3 of the joint in some kief.
If you are wanting to make hash, collect kief pollen and press it into bricks.
Have you tried moon rocks? They are easy to make at home. Moon rocks are nugs covered in hash oil and then rolled in kief.
As you can see, you have multiple options when it comes to using kief. Find which is best for you and enjoy!
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