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What is Kief?

Simply put, marijuana buds contain resinous glands, known as trichomes. When these trichomes are dried and break off from the plant, they form kief.

This break-off contains concentrated levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), terpenes, and other compounds.

Kief can be collected in a variety of manners. However, most people garner it through the “kief catcher” at the bottom of their grinder. Just remember that it may take a few weeks to months to build up.

Kief is similar to hash, ice water, and bubble hash. However, the key difference is it’s devised solely from the cannabis plant – containing no other ingredients or manufacturing process. As a result, it’s a more natural concentration, if that’s what you’re looking for.

The color of kief varies depending on the strain of cannabis these trichomes come from. Most of the time, it’s beige or golden brown. It’s powdery and can sometimes be sticky, garnering it the nicknames of “dust” and “pollen.”

How to Collect Kief

As mentioned, kief is the most organic form of concentrated cannabis that most people collect in their grinder. Again, it may take a few weeks to months to build up. However, once it does, you’ll surely have some powerful stuff on your hands!

There are also ways to refine kief. You can purchase what’s known as a kief box – it contains a micro screen that allows you to filter out cannabis material. It works similarly to the lower chamber of a grinder but can be used to collect higher quantities of kief.

What are the Benefits of Kief?

The most notable benefit of kief is that it has a higher concentration of cannabis’s chemical compounds. In other words, you’ll get more “high” from the material.

However, there are other ways to collect cannabis concentrate. The difficulty is these other manners usually involve chemical solvents, such as butane and propane. Therefore, they aren’t the healthiest alternatives.

Kief is all-natural. And it has a history that dates back more than a millennium in areas like Afghanistan and Morocco.

What is Kief?

Best Ways to Use Kief

There are a variety of ways to incorporate kief into your smoke session, depending on your personal preferences and habits. Here are a few ways you can elevate your next marijuana sesh with kief:

1.) Top a Bowl

The simplest way to add kief to your favorite bud is by placing a bit on top of a packed bowl, pipe, or bong head. How much you add ultimately depends on what you’re looking for. If you want high concentrations of THC – add a lot! If you want just a taste, a sprinkle will do just fine.

If you want to make the most out of your kief-crowned bowl, it’s best to corner your hits. This will ensure all the kief isn’t burned at once and it can be enjoyed for multiple hits.

2.) Add it to a Joint or Blunt

Some prefer to smoke marijuana with a joint or blunt. In such instances, adding a sprinkle of kief to your grounded-up cannabis can help enhance your experience.

You also have the option to “twax” a joint. This is when you dampen the outside of a joint (usually with your saliva) and then roll it into a collection of kief.

3.) Make Moon Rocks

If you’re looking for a new way to smoke cannabis, there may be no better option than Moon Rocks. These are nugs of marijuana covered in hash and then rolled in kief.

The benefit of Moon Rocks is they last a long time, taking longer to burn up than traditional buds. Not to mention, they’re extremely potent!

Typically, the marijuana strain Girl Scout Cookies is used for Moon Rocks. However, if you make them yourself, you can use any strain you desire.

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