Calling all cigar aficionados! For many smokers, the line between a pipe smoker and a cigar lover is often blurred. If you want to enjoy a nice smoke session with the taste of tobacco to complement your bud’s terpene profile, then a blunt is just the thing. Bursting at the seams with flavours, ranging from natural to vanilla to blueberry, blunts are an emblem of functionality, style, and taste. Grab your rillos and get ready to roll a blunt.
Blunts vs. Joints
What’s the difference between a blunt and a joint? First of all, size. The former is typically larger than the average joint or spliff. However, the most important difference between these blunts and joints is the type of rolling paper used. Blunts use either cigar or blunt wraps, which are commonly manufactured using tobacco. In regards to taste, this makes blunts a superior choice for those looking for a more indulgent smoke.
Why Smoke a Blunt?
Besides size and taste, one major reason to opt for blunts is that you can simply roll up more at once. Smokers with high tolerances often choose to roll blunts due to the sheer fact that they need to smoke more cannabis to feel its effects. Of course, we can’t forget to mention that this is also what makes the blunt an ideal choice for sharing on hikes, journeys, and even social events. Although in this day and age, there’s a little less ‘pass’ to go along with that ‘puff puff’. Lower tolerance smokers always have the option to save the rest of the blunt for later, as well! Still, we’re confident that many of you could easily smoke a whole blunt to yourselves if push came to shove!
Tips for Rolling Your Blunt
We’d hate to sound like a broken record, but just like with any pipe, when it comes to rolling blunts, you’ve got to make sure you properly cut your grass. To get your flower into optimal condition before rolling, you’ll need a grinder. Furthermore, remember that quantity is key. Since these roll-ups are much larger, you’ll be looking at 1-2 grams for a decently sized blunt. Make sure you choose quality cigar or blunt wraps. There’s nothing more painful than losing the contents of a blunt to an unseen and unable to be remedied crack. We recommend Zig Zags, White Owl, King Palm, and Higher Standards wraps.
Quick Guide on How to Roll a Blunt
First things first, prepare your wrap by ensuring there’s no tobacco inside and that the cigar or blunt wrap is ready to be filled. Next, grind your leaf! For a smooth and even burn, a grinder will be best. Anyone looking for a slower burn can choose to pick apart the cannabis by hand. Feel free to go with the approach that suits your smoking style! Then, to seal any potential rips in your wrap, lightly moisten it (with your saliva) or, if rolling for someone else, then dab it with a damp paper towel. After that, sprinkle your freshly chopped cannabis inside, add a filter, and roll-up. Before smoking, be sure to leave your blunt to dry for about 10 minutes or carefully use a lighter to dry it out!
Time to Enjoy
The time’s arrived to sit down, roll up, and enjoy an artfully rolled blunt! Happy smoking, buds! If you are looking for strain recommendations or more how-tos, check out the Parkdale Brass blog. Should you be curious to peruse more tips or infographics, hop on over to our Instagram! Also, be sure to take a peek at the rolling essentials in The Parkdale Brass shop.