HOW DO HERB GRINDERS WORK?
A herb grinder is generally composed of 2 pieces, the bottom, and its lid. Both pieces have “teeth” which are basically sturdy protrusions that clench together and move apart as the lid is twisted. The bottom and lid pieces of a few models of herb grinders are held together by magnets which make the twisting a lot easier instead of the lid tightened around the bottom piece.
Using a grinder is very easy. All one has to do is put their cannabis into the bottom piece in between its teeth. Once loaded, you take the lid and cover the bottom. This will be fairly difficult if you pack the bottom with a lot of your material.Once the lid has been put on the bottom piece tightly, you twist the lid either clockwise or counter-clockwise, whichever is your preference, for 5 to 10 full rounds. Once done, you just lift the lid and remove the ground cannabis inside for consumption.
Some users find 2-piece grinders quite inconvenient and not that efficient in grinding cannabis. This is where 3-piece and 4-piece herb grinders come into the picture. A 3-piece herb grinder has an extra chamber right below what was originally the bottom piece which now has holes. This extra chamber catches the ground material which calls through the hole while the lid is twisted. In this extra chamber is where you will find ground up buds and kief ready for consumption.
4-piece grinders take it up another notch with the addition of another extra chamber right below what was originally the extra chamber in 3-piece grinders. The original extra chamber is now called a flower chamber or bud chamber and has a fine screen as a bottom instead of a solid one. The new extra chamber is called the kief chamber.
With a 4-piece herb grinder, the ground cannabis falls into the flower chamber with the kief filtered further using the screen bottom and stored in the kief chamber as intended. Some users place a coin on the screen bottom, using its weight to get more kief into the chamber below it while shaking it lightly. 4-piece grinders are the most famous type as they offer convenience. They allow herb enthusiasts to get the best out of their cannabis by consuming buds and larger leaves separate from kief.
In a nutshell, grinders allow you to prepare your material for consumption conveniently and to consume them efficiently as well. This is because finely ground cannabis gets heated evenly, producing more vapor, better flavor, and stronger hits.