Kief is extremely underestimated in the cannabis world. It's often seen as a byproduct and not a desired form of consumption, but it is actually one of the purest forms of weed out there. The THC content in Kief can be as high as 60%. This means that you're getting more bang for your buck when you purchase it!
Let’s talk more about kief and why you should check your grinder for it if you want a special treat.
What is Kief and Why Should You Be Using It for Your Cannabis?
In simple terms, kief is a concentrated form of cannabis. It is the crystallized trichomes that are found on the flowers of the cannabis plant. Kief can be used for many purposes, but it has been recently discovered that it has medicinal and health benefits as well as recreational ones.
The benefits of smoking kief range from sparking creativity and boosting mental focus, to easing pain. Kief is a relatively new discovery and uses in recent years, but it can be fun to experiment with different ways to enjoy it. Here are some ideas for how you can use this product for your own enjoyment:
- Edibles: Kief is a great ingredient for making edibles. If you have a good recipe, it can add to the overall flavor of your baked goods. Lowering the amount of salt in your recipe and increasing kief can help create a stronger, more complex taste. You should be able to find recipes online or in any cookbook that you would like to try.
- Cannabis-infused oils: The cannabis plant uses cannabinoids (the active ingredients) to protect itself from outside elements. When you bake with this product, the heat of cooking breaks down those cannabinoids and releases them into the food. If you want to make your own oil at home, it is simple and can be done in a few minutes!
Just place the leafy greens or flowers in a jar of olive oil or coconut oil and let it sit for one week. You can strain out the leaves/flowers after they have been infused in the oils if you would like to keep the potency of the dish. Alternatively, you can use a stick blender or even a food processor to create your own oil!
- Liquid edibles: This product can be used to infuse liquids and make them into cannabis-infused drinks such as tea, coffee, lemonade, etc. Aside from making these beverages taste great by adding kief and THC to the recipe, it also helps with the bioavailability of cannabinoids in your drink and increases its potency. By adding CO2 cartridges for carbonating the drink, capsules can also be added to create a cannabis-infused soda.
- Capsules: These little dudes can infuse a variety of liquids with THC, CBD, and even CBN while creating a thick milky consistency to make them easier to swallow. They are also easy to use and are designed to be opened and closed in an airtight environment. To create your own cannabis-infused beverage, add the desired amount of capsules into your beverage and top it off with some ice! Next time you’re having some friends over for the Super Bowl, this will be a winner!
Check Your Grinder for Some Kief Goodness
If you use your grinder to check for kief, you’re in for a surprise. Grinders are a common way to collect kief and come in many different shapes and sizes. They can be made of metal or plastic, and they can be as simple or complex as you want them to be. The most common type of grinder is the 4-piece grinder, where two pieces hold the plant material and two pieces connect to make a compartment for collecting kief.
The most important thing about grinders is how well it does their job. A good grinder should grind up your weed evenly so that it doesn’t clog up with plant material, which would make it difficult to collect kief from it later on.