As far-fetched as this might seem, there might come a time that you may have to learn how to grind weed without a grinder.
Yes, the grinder does do an amazing job, but it might break one day, get lost, be stolen, and you might not have the cash to get a new grinder immediately.
Not to worry, there are some common items around the house you can use to easily chop your buds into nice pieces that will work just fine for now.
Let’s get going, regardless the reason you are without your grinder, here are a few simple tips on how to grind weed without a grinder:
1. Coin & Medicine Bottle
Chances are pretty good you have a medicine bottle somewhere in the bathroom. Empty and clean the pill bottle, then fill with some bud and a clean coin. Close the bottle and start shaking vigorously. It might take a little while, but the buds will break up quite nicely when you are done. It will be a crazy grinder that will do its job.
2. Scissors & the Shot Glass
Again, going out on a limb here but there is a great chance a shot glass is somewhere in your home. Give it a good cleaning and grab a pair of small scissors. Place some of the buds in the shot glass and just start snipping away at those buds. This is a simple and effective way to grind the herb into smaller pieces.
3. Knife & Cutting Board
Take your stash into the kitchen and place it on a clean cutting board. Go through the utensils drawer and grab a sharp knife. Similar to the way that you would chop your vegetables for a salad, just keep chopping the buds until you have a nice blend. The key to getting the herb into small and equal pieces is to use a non-serrated kitchen knife for the chopping.
4. Coffee Grinder
If you have a fairly large amount of weed that you need cut up, a coffee grinder will work just fine. If you leave the buds in the grinder too long, you may wind up with a powder-like consistency. Run for only a few seconds and then thoroughly clean out the grinder. The last thing you want is the next person to use the coffee grinder to drink spiked coffee.
5. Use Your Fingers
Long ago, not quite to the stone age, but back in the 60’s and 70’s, it was common to break up the buds only using your fingers. It might seem a little primitive today, but if you don’t have anything available to use, it will do the job fine. Just mash and squeeze the buds between the fingers until it is ground enough to use your rolling papers.
These are simple yet effective ways to grind your buds without using a grinder. Each of these methods will get the job done until you get back your grinder or can buy one.
It is always a good idea to experiment with one of these methods now so that in the event you are without your grinder you can simply conduct business as usual without missing a beat.
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