How-To Smoke Kief: The 3 Best Ways To

If you’ve been consuming cannabis for any amount of time you may have come across the term ‘kief’. If you’ve

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If you’ve been consuming cannabis for any amount of time you may have come across the term ‘kief’. If you’ve heard of kief before and are not completely aware of what it is, or if you are new to the term, read on for an insight into kief.

Many cannabis consumers love kief because it is rich in cannabinoids and terpenes; and because it gives them a very smooth smoke. This article will benefit newcomers to kief as they will learn about this powdery substance and how to consume it. One of the most important things to learn about kief is that it burns very fast. For this reason, one of the best ways to enjoy it is to sprinkle it over your bud before smoking rather than a joint made totally from kief.

What Is Kief?

Kief also spelt a ‘keef’ or ‘keif’ is the term for resin glands that grow on the cannabis flower buds. It is rich in the active cannabis element known as THC which is the psychoactive chemical that gives you the effects of being high. Kief is also referred to like pollen or dry sift and it is the crystallized bits on the ends of the cannabis plant’s glands.

What gives kief its strength are trichomes; the part of the cannabis plant that has the biggest concentration of cannabinoids. Kief can be made to be any colour but naturally, it is a shade of green. If it is a lighter green, then it is purer kief; darker green kief tends to contain a lot more plant elements.

Extracting kief is the first step in the creation of hash, therefore hash is actually kief that has been pressed and heated into a block.

How to Collect Kief

You can collect kief from your cannabis flowers in many ways. A three-piece grinder is probably one of the most popular methods for this and it can be done in three simple steps to maximize kief from your grinder.

The first thing that you need to do is load your grinder with the amount of weed that you want and grind it all. The next step is to take a coin, put it in your grinder and put the grinder and coin into a freezer for about 15 minutes. When you remove the grinder form the freezer, bang the sides of it. When you open it up, you should have a good return of kief.

How Do You Take Kief?

Kief can be consumed in many ways and one of the easiest ways is as an edible. Kief and coffee are a great match as the heat of the coffee helps activate the cannabinoids. Kief is also mixed in with butter nicely, so you can spread it on just about anything. So, rather than buying branded cannabutter, make your own at a fraction of the cost.

It can also be consumed easily and efficiently with a dry herb vaporizer. This will allow the cannabinoids and terpenes to transform into a vapour and inhaled. And, of course, you can always smoke kief in the good old-fashioned way. What is that way, I can hear you say? Well, there are a couple of ways you can smoke kief.

Smoking Kief in a Joint

Smoking a joint is still one of the most popular methods of cannabis consumption. Since kief has such a high concentration of THC, it is going to be very powerful. For this reason, some people prefer to just add a bit to their bud for an extra kick; some hardcore veterans like pure kief joints.

To just get an extra kick, sprinkling some kief onto your joint is recommended. But, be careful, it does not sprinkle easily. A better option may be to mix it up before you roll the joint. Yet another method to apply the kief is to moisten the outside of the joint and sprinkle the kief onto the moisture.

Smoking Kief in a Pipe and Bong

Pipes and bongs are good devices for consuming kief, especially in hash form. As was mentioned previously, extracting kief is the first step in the creation of hash, therefore hash is actually kief that has been pressed and heated into a block. So bongs and pipes are ideal for their consumption. It goes without saying that you can also sprinkle some kief into your pipe or bong without the hassle you have with rolling papers.

Due to its potency, care needs to be taken when smoking kief or consuming it in any other way. Kief is a pacey, potent, powder, so if you are going to have some make sure that you take care and have a safe high.