How Do I Use A Weed Grinder?

Have you bought your first weed grinder but you have no idea how to use it? Here is a quick help to get you started on using your handy weed grinder.

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Quick Answer

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Remove the Lid of the Grinder

Most grinders now have magnetic caps which keeps the grinders secure and intact.

Upon removing the lid, you will be able to see the second layer of the grinder.

There are times that your buds will not fit the contraption since grinders are designed to be small.

It’s okay to breakdown the buds first with your fingers until it fits the grinder.

Try to align the buds on the outer part of the grinder instead from the center as most grinders have magnets found in the center that keeps the lids attached.

Placing the buds in the center gives you a lesser chance of it being grounded since the lid pivots using the magnet found in the center.

Place The Lid and Grind

After making sure that the buds are in place, you can now place back the lid to the grinder.

If you are using acrylic grinders, make sure to press it down and shut it in place.

This will avoid the ground buds from scattering after you ground them.

Afterwhich, you can now begin to grind the weed by twisting the lid against the container for 10 to 15 times.

It doesn’t matter if it’s clockwise or counterclockwise.

Before lifting the lid, make sure to tap on the lid a few times to check if all the contents have been grounded successfully.

Unscrew The Lid and Enjoy Your Bud

Be careful in opening your grinder as some of the weed may scatter if you do it quickly.

Also remember to hold your grinder as level as you could so that no product falls from the case being uneven.

Afterwhich, you can now take your rolling tray and rolling papers and roll your joint away.

Collect Your Kief Crystals

Some grinders have four tiers. These kinds of grinders have the ability to segregate the ground buds from the kief or the Cheetos of cannabis.

Again, kief may be more potent than the actual buds.

Don’t throw them away. Instead, check if your grinder has a scraper that comes with it so you can scrape off the kief from the container.

For users of grinders with less tier, you can simply use up all the buds first and you will see that the kief has covered the bottom part of the container.

That is also still good to use and don’t let it go to waste.


Isn’t that easy? Now you can maximize the weed you have every time it calls for it. Follow these steps by heart and you’ll be good to go.

Still not convinced? Check what we wrote about the benefits of using a weed grinder for your weed here.

Are you happy about your weed grinder and you want to add more? You can check what we wrote about the best places to buy weed grinders here.

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