HOW TO Clean Your Grinder – Don't waste, have a milky haze!

4 months ago

An item every stoner should have is a grinder, of course. Yes, I am preaching to the converted! But the better your buds, the sooner your grinder becomes sluggish to the point where you can't use it anymore. It stucks and the all the fine crystals stick with the grinder. It's time to clean it! But how without wasting those superb crystals I just mentioned? No worries, here's my solution …

--- DOESN'T WORK ON WOOD OR PLASTIC GRINDERS. ---

What you need:

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  • Small pot
  • Milk or any drink with fat will do
  • Your dirty grinder
  • Vanilla, chocolate, banana or whatever you would like to add for better taste.

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Ok, what do I do now?

Everybody knows that THC is liposoluble. If you want to produce some #edibles, first thing you do is heating some fat (butter, oil, whatever), for those fine cannabinoids to dissolve in it. This procedure is called decarboxylation. Now you've got some thrilling fat, fortified with THC. When cleaning your grinder, you profit from exactly this fat solubility.

Step 1

Dismantel your grinder.

Step 2

Take some milk, oat milk, almond milk, rice milk … whatever you use. Main thing is that it contains fat.
Pour it into your smallest pot and place it on your cooker.

Step 3

Heat the milk, but don't let it boil.

Step 4

Put your grinder into the hot milk

Step 5

Stay with it. Everybody knows how easy milk boils over. Stir it every once in a while.

Step 6

Take out the parts of your grinder that appear clean. The milk stays where it is and you stay with the milk.

Step 7

Use a cotton swab or a tooth brush to do the final cleaning. When there's no more on your grinder, let some water run over it and dry it afterwards.

Be patient! The longer you wait, the more THC dissolves into the fat. Minimum should be 15 minutes.

Step 8

When you're done, your grinder looks all new again. You can put something into this milk or use it for cooking. I always use some raw cacao and combine it with a little cacao ceremony. If you have never heard about shamanic cacao ceremonies, here you can find more information.

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Enjoy your hazy milk!

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#guide #edibles #life



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I've always theorized this method but don't use a grinder enough. I smoke bowls mostly, so I just pick as I go or use scissors for a blunt. Less surface area. But yea, def a smart and tasty method. Try chai next go round.

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That's definitely a good call. Gonna try it out.

I have been having problems with my grinder. But it's a plastic one so I don't think I should cook it. But I do think I have my old metal one somewhere. I stopped using him because it all hardened and it would et stuck easily.

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I always use this alluminium one and every once in a while I have a cacao. For me, that's the perfect method.

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That's a good method. I like it. Does the cooking of it create a strong smell?

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it smells, yes. Strong? I don't know. That always depends on the person perceiving it, right? Plus the smell is stronger for those who come in, if that's your concern. While I am cooking it, my nose get used to this expanding smell. Well, I don't have direct neighbors …

Excellent stuff @mayb, will defo try it out on my old toothless grinder. Thanks 🔆

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bon appetit!

Love that mug looks like the content in it is defying gravity.

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haha, truth be told: I couldn't! 1-2 hours after drinking it, I fell asleep. :D

Where was this post last week??? I cleaned my grinder for the first time in like a year or more lol.

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I have to apologize! I thought about this post for two weeks, but couldn't find the time before. :)

Timing is everything!

Not worried about aluminium shavings/filings?

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No, because PTFE dissolves at 320 °C (608° F). However, I am not too easily worried about anything. :) Or do you mean, the material could scratch the surface and dissolve it?

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I mean like my aluminum grinder's threading kinda degrade over time and could end up consumed by you.

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ah! That's what you mean! :) Thanks for your concern. I never thought about it honestly. What do you prefer?

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I've got a few aluminium grinders but this concern is always in my mind, I've been eyeing up some stainless steel grinders recently but that'd take me to like... 7 grinders in total haha!

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When it comes to smoke and such, you're seemingly rich in every way possible! :D

You actually made me think about a new grinder now …

What?! Gotta say I am truly impressed! Such creative and yet simple way to clean your grinder AND keep the goods :))