Five Best Rolling Papers of 2017

When it comes to smoking pot there is nothing quite like rolling up a joint and letting it blaze.  Having a quality rolling paper allows for the joint to be rolled tightly and burn consistently.

These days there are so many different rolling paper brands that it can be difficult to know which is best.  Other factors to consider when selecting a rolling paper includes flavoring, ease of rolling, materials, and price.

Below we provide our picks for the five best rolling papers.  Our goal was to include some variety in our selections so that there is a top quality rolling paper included that will meet your individual smoking needs.

The Best Rolling Papers: Our 5 Best Picks

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  • Material: Wood Pulp
  • A great choice for those who prefer wood pulp to hemp. Ultra thin makes these rolling papers mild flavored and allows the focus to remain on the herb.

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  • Material: Rice
  • For those who prefer rice rolling papers to hemp or wood pulp, Elements is the perfect choice. Highly rated by testers and provide a unique smoking experience.

Best Overall Rolling Paper

Raw Unrefined Organic Hemp Rolling Papers

RAW is the most well recognized name in rolling papers and for good reason.  They feature the most variety and types of rolling papers out of any other rolling paper brand we’ve seen.

On top of their awesome reputation RAW makes a lot of their rolling papers out of top shelf organic hemp.  Hemp is personally our favorite rolling paper material, you can read more about why below.

Beyond the hemp material, these RAW rolling papers also have a great taste and burn consistently throughout.  These papers are 1.75″ x 3″ making them large enough to pack a lot of herb creating a wonderful smoking experience.

A standard pack comes with 50 leaves in a pack of four.  There is also a bulk 24 pack option.

Bottom Line

If you do not have any specific requirements for your rolling paper and just want a paper that works great, then this should be your pick.

Best Flavored Rolling Papers

Juicy Jay’s



With a name like Juicy Jay’s, you know that this brand is going to bring something unique to the table.

Juicy Jay’s is one of the most well regarded flavored rolling paper brands on the market.

The version for sale on Amazon includes 320 leaves for around $15, which is a great deal.  We really like that you get a huge variety of flavors with this single purchase.

 

Flavors included in this package:

  • Banana
  • Raspberry
  • Green Apple
  • Strawberry Kiwi
  • Blueberry
  • Very Cherry
  • Grape
  • Absinth
  • Watermelon
  • Green Trip

The variety of flavors is impressive.  Most of the flavors tested were met with favorable reviews, but a couple were not great tasting in all honesty.  For the price, these are great flavored rolling papers.

Bottom Line:

Best flavored rolling papers available.  Great if you want to bring something to your smoking experience.  If you want to avoid artificial flavors then we suggest avoiding flavored rolling papers.

Easiest to Use Rolling Papers

RAW Cones

We can’t all be joint rolling aficionados.  Some of us simply do not have great fine motor skills, and other are simply lazy and want the easiest way to roll.

Whichever category you fall into RAW has you covered.  Their RAW Cones are by far the easiest papers to use for rolling joints.  These rolling papers are pre-made into a cone shape so all you have to do is use a packing pick (included) to fill the paper with herb.

I for one am pretty clumsy, so this is a great solution.

With each order you get 6 packs with 6 cones in each pack for a total of 36 cones.  The total price is around $10, which is reasonable considering the unique features of this product.

Bottom Line:

Perfect for those who are novices or struggle with using regular rolling papers.  A bit more expensive per paper due to the extra manufacturing costs.

Best of the Rest

Zig Zag Ultra Thin Rolling Papers



Zig Zag is another well known brand in the rolling papers space.

These papers are the thinnest that we found during our testing.  So if you are looking for a super thin rolling paper then be sure to give these a try.

At 32 leaves per pack, this Zig Zag product comes in 6 pack and 24 pack options.

Made in France, Zig Zag brand rolling papers are simply a quality thin rolling paper at a good price point that can fit in everyone’s budget.

Bottom Line:

If your rolling paper philosophy is “thin to win” then these Zig Zags are for you.

Elements Rice Rolling Papers


While hemp rolling papers are becoming more popular, there is still room for rolling papers made from other materials.  In the case of Elements, their rolling papers are made from rice.

This pack of Elements comes with an incredible 1250 leaves that are 1.75″ x 3″ in size.

Testers of this product rave about the quality of the paper and the unique magnetic closure mechanism that keeps the paper closed minimizing any spillage.

Bottom Line:

Great for those who do not like hemp rolling papers.  The magnetic closure mechanism is very useful and reviews of this product are overwhelmingly positive.

Buyer’s Guide for Rolling Paper

Material

Best Rolling PapersPicking the right rolling paper comes down to what you are looking for as much as it does about quality.  There are so many different brands out there all with their own pros and cons.  One of the biggest decisions to make when selecting a rolling paper is your preferred rolling paper material.

There are three main rolling paper materials used today.  Here is a breakdown of each:

  • Hemp- Hemp is one the newer and increasingly popular materials used for rolling papers. With a more environmentally friendly process, and the untouched nature of hemp papers it is easy to see why these are becoming a regular staple for many smokers.  The RAW hemp rolling papers are organic and unbleached meaning you don’t get any nasty chemicals in your joint or cigarette.  Hemp is a bit thicker than rice and wood, but has a pleasant and smooth burn rate.
  • Wood Pulp- Wood pulp is the original rolling paper material and still the most common.  Usually these rolling papers are bleached to change their color to a pure white.  However, you can also find wood pulp rolling papers that are unbleached.  These rolling papers tend to burn faster than other materials.
  • Rice- The least popular out of the three main rolling paper materials, rice rolling papers have unique characteristics that may be just what you want depending on your needs. Rice rolling papers often do use additives, but they burn slower than the other materials which makes your herb last longer and enhances the overall experience.

Flavor

In the past you only had one flavor to choose from when it came to rolling papers and that was… paper.  Now you can choose to have a specific flavored rolling paper to take your smoking experience to the next level.  Whether of not you prefer flavored or non-flavored rolling papers will depend on a couple factors.

  • Non-Flavored- These are best for the traditionalists out there who want to taste their bud more than the paper it is rolled in.  Also, for the health conscious smoker these can be easily found in organic versions without any artificial materials.
  • Flavored- These are for the more adventurous types who want to enhance the smoking experience.  On the flip side, these are likely to have artificial flavoring so you’ll need to weigh this out when deciding to buy flavored rolling papers.

Size

Most rolling papers today come a few common sizes.  Here are some of the notable sizes for rolling papers:

  • Single- between 1 1/2 and 1 3/4 inches wide
  • 1 1/4- between 1 3/4 and 2 1/2 inches wide
  • 1 1/2- between 2 and 3 inches wide
  • Double- between 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 inches wide
  • King- between 1 1/2 to 2 1/4 inches wide

Depending on how big of stogy you want to roll there are size options out there for you.

Summary

Rolling papers and rolling paper brands have come a long way over the last several years.  This has led to an increase in the variety of sizes, flavors, and materials that are available for purchase.  While this is great for smokers, it can also become confusing trying to sort out what you want in your smoking experience.

At the end of the day, we recommend the RAW Hemp Rolling Papers because they are free from any harmful chemicals and use organic ingredients.  For the vast majority of smokers you cannot go wrong with this choice. If you prefer to have more flavor then try Juicy Jay’s, as they are the best flavored rolling papers we tested.

Rocket Grinder Review

It has been awhile since we have reviewed an herb grinder, so today we are going to provide an in depth look at the Rocket Herb Grinder.  This is the Rocket Herb Grinder sold on Amazon, and not the other Rocket Herb Grinder that is motorized.

We are traditionalists when it comes to herb grinders because we feel that the four piece grinder design is pretty much perfect.  Adding batteries and motors to herb grinders seems to us to be a gimmick and just makes the grinder easier to break.

Rocket has been selling their weed grinder for less than a year at the time of this writing.  However, we have been impressed with their popularity and they have maintained a rating of over 4.0 with more than 50 reviews.

Grinder Design

Outer Design

The first thing we noticed about the Rocket Grinder is the cool design.  The silver colored accents on the aluminum outer body give the grinder a cool look that stands out from the competition.  We also like the indentations on the lid that give your fingers a place grip increasing the user’s leverage to grind herb with greater force. 

Teeth

The Rocket Herb Grinder features 26 square teeth that have sharp edges.  We’ve discussed before that we prefer the diamond shaped teeth of other grinders as they generally grind better.

That beings said, some smokers may prefer the grind provided by square teeth.  If you don’t want to have too fine of a grind, then the Rocket Grinder may provide the herb consistency you are looking for.

Other Design Components

Filter Screen

The kief filter does not screw on to the grinder, but simply fits into the kief catcher chamber.  Whether you like this design is a matter of personal preference.  Generally, we like to have a screwed in filter screen as it allows for a wider screen that more effectively filters herb.

Size

The Rocket Herb Grinder comes in one size, which has a diameter of 2 inches.  This makes it slightly smaller than similar grinders that are usually 2.5 inches in diameter.

If you are looking to grind a lot of herb then you’ll want to look into buying a different herb grinder, but if you are a casual smoker then the Rocket Grinder will likely grind enough herb for your needs.

In the future, we hope that Rocket Grinders will consider making a larger size grinder option.

Price

The Rocket Herb Grinder is quite affordable, and is priced around $25.  This makes it a great grinder for anyone on a budget who wants to get something better than a cheap acrylic grinder.  For those not wanting to spend more than $30 on a decent herb grinder, the Rocket Grinder should be on your short list along with the Golden Gate Grinder and Black Tie Grinder.

Variety

Colors

You won’t find much variety with the Rocket Herb Grinder as it only comes in the black color.  This is the case with many up and coming weed grinder brands, so if color is not an issue for you then the Rocket Grinder is still worth consideration.

Performance

The Rocket Grinder does perform well.  It produces an even herb consistency that is a bit thicker than other grinders with more teeth.

A strength for the Rocket Grinder is the lid magnet.  The Rocket Grinder has one of the strongest lid magnets out of all the grinders we have tested.  You can rest assured that you won’t spill your herb with this grinder.

On the flip side, the Rocket Grinder does have a two piece lid that can lead to breaking over time.  The best aluminum grinders have one piece lids so that breaking is a non-issue.

Warranty

Rocket Grinders offers a 100% money back guarantee.  This allows you to buy with confidence knowing that they will offer you a refund if you are not completely satisfied with your Rocket Grinder’s performance.  Thankfully, this has become the industry standard for herb grinders on Amazon, and most now offer a money back guarantee.

Extras

Included with your Purchase of a Rocket Grinder is a gift box, velvet bag, and plastic pollen scraper.  When it comes to grinders, Rocket Grinder has done a good job adding in some nice bonuses to your purchase which increases the value of this herb grinder.

Summary

What We Like About Rocket Grinder

  • Cool and modern design sets Rocket Grinder apart from the competition
  • Comes with a lot of extras like a carry bag and pollen scraper
  • Lid has spaces that fit fingers for better grinding leverage

What We Don’t Like About SLX

  • At 2″ in diameter, the Rocket Grinder is a bit smaller than many similarly priced competitors
  • Only has 26 teeth which do not grind as evenly as other grinders with more teeth

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5 Reasons to Vape Your Weed Rather Than Smoke It

 

For as long as we can remember the preferred choice of partaking in marijuana is by smoking.  Usually this is done by rolling a joint or smoking out of a pipe.

Today there are many ways to get a quality high, with one of the most innovative being vaping.  Vaping has become a popular way of inhaling cannabis.  The vaping process is different from other ways of ingesting cannabis in that there are basically mini ovens in each vaporizer that turns the active ingredients in cannabis into vapor.

We think that any who smokes weed on a regular basis should seriously consider picking up a top of the line portable vaporizer.  Be sure to pick up a vape that can vaporize both waxes and dry herb.

Here are the five reasons to vape your weed rather than smoke it:

1. It is Better for Your Health

Let’s start off by making something clear: while smoking tobacco has been clearly shown to increase rates of lung cancer (among many other awful diseases), smoking cannabis has never been shown to increase risks of lung cancer.

That being said, when you burn weed by smoking it you produce tar and other chemicals that end up in your lungs.  Whether or not science has proven a correlation between smoking cannabis and lung cancer we’d still prefer to play it safe.

Vaping provides a safer alternative.  The vapor that comes from the low heat of a vaporizer does not create this tar making it much safer to inhale.

2. Less Odors

I for one enjoy the smells and aromas that come from smoking cannabis.  For some it may not be as pleasant, but as I became a smoker I enjoyed the aromas as an acquired taste.

While I like the smells I also know that with wide ranging legal status of cannabis, releasing olfactory evidence could get you in a good bit of legal trouble.  Bottom line is that if you plan to use cannabis in public or anywhere else where cops may be around, then it is much better to vape.

Vaping weed is basically odorless making it much more difficult to recognize.  Given the similar looks of e-cigarettes and vaporizers, you can remain discrete while getting your dose of herb.

3. More Efficient

You need less herb to get an effective dose when vaping when compared to smoking or eating.  This means that your herb stash will last longer.  While vaporizers are not cheap, they will quickly pay for themselves with because of this greater efficiency.

On the flip side we suggest spending some significant coin on your vape as again it will help even more with efficiency, as well as deliver a more even “pull”.

4. More Versatile

When it comes to the other methods of ingesting cannabis each piece of equipment can do one thing.  A bong can only act as a bong and rolling papers can only roll.

But this is different with many vaporizers.  In fact, both dry herb and extract oils can be used in most vaporizers today.  This versatility is a big step in the right direction for all stoner-kind.

5. Bells and Whistles

While cheaper vaporizers are pretty plain, the higher levels vapes have some pretty technologically advanced features.  Some of this includes being able to control the temperature of your vape digitally as well as apps that come with your vaporizer.

Not only that but some of the better quality vaporizers also have smooth styling and look cool.

Summary

The truth is that cannabis in the 21st century needed an upgrade and vaping has taken the crown.  We still like to go old school and roll a joint from time to time, but vaping is now our go to method of getting a buzz.  As more states legalize and vaping manufacturers get better, we are sure that the pros of going with a vape will only become more numerous in the future.

Thorinder Grinder Review

With so many herb grinders that look damn near identical to one another it is refreshing to see a company like After Grow take design seriously.  Their Thorinder Grinder offers a unique take on grinder design and makes it stand out from all the other weed grinders for sale today.

After Grow has a website that is as unique as their grinder.  Check it out if you want to do additional research apart from this review.

With the unique branding around Thorinder it is surprising how little social media is being done around this product.  Searching Youtube there are only a few decent videos reviewing the Thorinder, and to date they have less than 150 likes on their Facebook Page.

On top of this the Thorinder is not a top selling herb grinder on Amazon.  Let’s dig a bit deeper to see if we can find out why this grinder isn’t getting more attention.

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Grinder Design

Hole Pattern

 

Without a doubt one of the most interesting characteristics of the Thorinder Grinder is the hole pattern.  Most herb grinders have a hole patterns that are exclusively made up of little circles that allow for the herb to fall to the second chamber.

That is not the case with Thorinder.  The first set of holes are actually shaped like lightening bolts, which does give the grinder cool styling and sets it apart from its competitors.

However, from a functional perspective these special design features do little to improve the actual grinding experience.  And with an expensive price tag it is important for Thorinder to not only look different but to perform differently from cheaper grinders.

Teeth

 

The teeth on the Thorinder are some of the best we’ve seen on any herb grinder.  This is where the Thorinder really excels.  You can tell that the teeth were design for optimum grinding.  The teeth that align the lid are curved with sharp ends similar the curved teeth found on some sharks.

On the second piece of the Thorinder are teeth that are shaped similarly to a comma.  What we mean by that is there is one side of the tooth that is sharp while the other side is flat.

Putting these two teeth designs together makes for a beautifully ground herb that is even and ready to smoke.

Other Design Components

There are several design components that are unique to the Thorinder.

First off, the Thorinder has a smooth finish on the outside, which is certainly different from the traction embedded design that most other herb grinders feature to enhance grip.  We are not sure why the makers of Thorinder decided to not have traction on their grinder, but for most it will not make a big difference.

As you can see from the pictures, the lid of the Thorinder actually has a clear top so you can actually watch as your herb is ground.  Another feature that we don’t feel is necessary, but does make the grinder look cool.

Price

Price is where Thorinder becomes a pretty divisive grinder, and why we believe the Thorinder does not sell well overall.

If you check on Amazon, currently the Thorinder grinder is selling for around $50.

While there are certainly more expensive grinders out there, including Phoenician and Compton, those grinders have several features that stand out from Thorinder.  Some of these features include removal screens, being made in the USA, and top notch machining.

Unfortunately, Thorinder is a great looking herb grinder, but just doesn’t have any features that really make it function exceptionally better than a grinder that is $20 cheaper.  This is why we would consider looking at some other less expensive options if you are more concerned with the function of your grinder and don’t care as much about styling.

Variety

Thorinder does offer some variety in regard to color.

Colors

As you can see from the picture to the right the Thorinder comes in five different inside color options including gray, white, orange, blue, and black.

We hope they had a few more colors in the future as we think green and purple would look really great.

Sizes

Thorinder comes in the standard 2.5 inch diameter size and a “mini” size.  For most, the 2.5 inch standard size Thorinder is the way to go as the mini may not hold enough herb to meet the needs of many smokers.

Performance

Thorinder grinder does perform well when it comes to the task of grinding herbs.  You will get a nice even grind with plenty of kief left over when you use this grinder.  We attribute the above average grinding ability of the Thorinder to its unique teeth design.

That said the Thorinder will stick and build up residue over time and will need cleaned on a regular basis.  While typical of most grinders, it is bit more noticeable than we’d like for a grinder in the Thorinder’s price range.

Other Features

One feature from After Grow that we’ve seen from no other weed grinder manufacturers is the ability to buy individual grinder pieces separately.  If you go to the parts section of the Thorinder website you can see where you can buy the individual pieces.

This is actually pretty helpful if you happen to break a piece of your Thorinder Grinder and don’t want to spend the money to buy a completely new unit.

Another cool way that Thorinder stands out from the crowd.

Extras

After Grow’s Thorinder Grinder has the most impressive gift box we’ve ever seen for any grinder.  It is heavy-duty and presents a good amount of showmanship to the unboxing experience.  Check out the video above if you want to see how the gift box opens.

The Thorinder also comes with a top-quality guitar pick scraper that will help you sift through herb and kief.

Summary

What We Like About Thorinder

  • Very cool design and syling makes the Thorinder stand out from the crowd
  • Teeth design is customized and works great when in use
  • Gift box is amazingly high quality
  • Can buy grinder components separately

What We Don’t Like About Thorinder

  • Too expensive for the performance
  • May need cleaned more frequently than other grinders

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SLX Grinder Review

When you really think about an herb grinder, it is different in many ways compared to other weed accessories or tools.  In fact, I’d argue that weed grinders most closely resemble a sort of kitchenware.  Herb grinders are designed to grind herbs after all!

A brand called SLX Grinders has taken inspiration from other kitchenwares to improve the performance of the standard herb grinder.  They’ve done this by using non-stick material ceramic coating over the aluminum four-piece grinder.

As a brand SLX is active in social media and can be found at some industry trade shows promoting the unique benefits provided by their non-stick herb grinders.  It is apparent that they are truly committed to their product and making improvements.

With so many grinder brands out there today it is easy to get overwhelmed by all the choices.  Thankfully, we will help you take the guess work out when it comes to SLX Grinders so you’ll have the information you need to make a well researched purchase.

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Grinder Design

Non-Stick Coating

As mentioned previously, what really sets SLX Grinders apart from the competition is the ceramic non-stick coating that is meant to help prevent herb from sticking to the wall of the grinder, making it more difficult to turn the lid.

What we really like about this non-stick coating is that it does not include any potential toxic substances like teflon or PTFE.  There are so many potentially dangerous materials that are secretly found in your cooking and smoking accessories (FYI, the dangers of using aluminum grinders is a myth) it is nice that there is peace of mind when using an SLX Grinder.

On a more disappointing note, the non-stick coating does not work as well as we’d hoped.  Not only did we notice this, but other users also have commented that the non-stick coating does not work as advertised.  We hope that SLX continues to improve the coating so that in the future it works better.

At the end of the day you may not be completely satisfied if the main reason you are buying an SLX Grinder is for the non-stick coating.

Teeth

The SLX Grinder has more teeth than any other grinder we’ve reviewed relative to its size.  The grinder has a diameter of 2.4 inches and features an amazing 55 teeth!  To compare, the top rated 2.5 inch Black Tie Grinder has 50 teeth, which is great on its own, but not up to par with the SLX.

Personally, we don’t love the shape of the teeth on the SLX.  They have more of a square shape with sharp edges on one end.  Through our testing at BestGrinder we’ve found that diamond shaped teeth tend to perform best at shredding herb.

Other Design Components

Looking a bit closer you will see that the rest of the components found on the SLX Grinder are consistent with other top of the line grinders.

SLX Grinders come with neodymium magnets that work to keep the lid on while grinding herb so that there are no spills.

The aluminum used in SLX Grinders is aircraft grade and made to last a lifetime.

Lastly, the micron screen is the perfect gage to maximize kief production.  Not only that but the screen is simply placed in the grinder without having to be screwed in, making the SLX 20% shorter than standard four-piece grinders, which enhances portability.

Price

It is safe to say the features and design of the SLX are in the upper echelon of herb grinders.  Due to this you should not be overly surprised that the SLX costs a pretty penny.

In fact, the SLX Grinder is one of the more expensive grinders we’ve ever reviewed, with the home-size coming in at a price point of around $60.

Even with the unique features, it is hard to justify spending this much on the SLX. Outside of the non-stick coating, most of the other features can be found on grinders that run $30.  Given that the non-stick coating has not yet been mastered by SLX, it may be worth considering other cheaper options that do not have the non-stick feature.

This isn’t to say that the SLX is a bad grinder by any means.  On the contrary, the SLX is a great grinder.  It just isn’t the best value.

Variety

If you like color and size variety in your herb grinder, then SLX has you covered.

Sizes

Size-wise, the SLX comes in two versions: the smaller pocket-size (2 inch diameter) and home-size (2.5 inch diameter).  If you plan to take this on the road and grind small amounts of herb then consider the pocket. Otherwise, we’d go with the larger home-size as it is still not huge.

Colors

If you are like us, you like your world to be a bit more colorful.  Having fun colors in your life perks you up and gets you excited for the possibilities of the day.

SLX Grinders must share this mindset as well as they offer their grinders in many different colors.  Currently, SLX sells their grinders in the following colors: silver, gray, yellow, purple, green, black, and gold.  With all these color options you can get the perfect SLX that fits your personality.

Performance

The SLX Grinder performs very well save for the non-stick coating.  It is not to say the non-stick doesn’t work, but it just is not significantly better than other grinders.

However, when it comes to grinding herb and collecting kief the SLX is the real deal.  The 55 teeth make shredding a breeze, with the finished product being an evenly ground herb.

Warranty

SLX states on their website that if your grinder is damaged or breaks during normal use that they will send you a replacement part at their discretion.

Note that it would be wise for you to take a look at their replacement policy because SLX is fairly specific about which resellers are considered legit.  If you buy from someone outside of these resellers or SLX, then SLX clearly states they will not honor any replacement claims.

Extras

The SLX does not come with a ton of extras.

You do get the typical scraper to help you sift through kief.  However, you won’t find a carry bag or any fancy gift box with this grinder.  Hopefully, they’ll add these in the future as most other grinders at this price point do offer some pretty neat extras.

Summary

What We Like About SLX

  • Non-stick ceramic coating contains no toxic chemicals or ingredients
  • SLX Grinders come in many different sizes and colors
  • 55 teeth is the most we’ve seen on a standard size grinder
  • Grinder components are good quality

What We Don’t Like About SLX

  • Non-stick coating doesn’t work all that well
  • SLX Grinders are expensive
  • No extras come with SLX Grinders

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Best Weed Containers

Stash jars are an important piece of every stoner’s toolbox.

While we specialize in reviewing the best weed grinders on the planet, we also know that herb grinders are not the only thing a stoner needs in their arsenal.  One of the most important tools for all smokers is a quality weed container.

For those who don’t know, weed containers are used to store your stash in an airtight environment to keep your bud fresh.  Over time herb tends to lose its potency, especially if it is not properly stored in an airtight weed container.  This becomes very valuable when you have a decent size stash that you might not get to smoke immediately.

When it comes to the best weed containers you really want to find a storage jar that utilizes ultraviolet protected glass.  This glass has a tent to it that keeps out the harmful THC sucking UV light from entering the container and sapping your stash.

Another factor to consider when you buy a herb container is size.  Many of the best weed containers come in varying sizes to meet your individual needs.  If you are a heavy smoker who generally smokes in your home, then we recommend a larger container.  However, if you smoke out and about and need something portable, then pick up a smaller size.

How to Use a Weed Container

There are not many products out there that are more simple than a weed container.  Simply put your stash in the container and tighten the lid of the jar.  When you are ready to blaze take out what you need and get to work.  That’s it!

Pro Tip: Be sure to pick up a great herb grinder in addition to your stash container as having an even grind is vital to getting the most of out your herb.

The Best Weed Containers: Our 4 Best Picks

 

1. Herb Preserve

Our first pick for best weed container is the Herb Preserve container brand.

Herb Preserve containers are made from top of the line ultraviolet resistant glass and come in several different sizes.

When it comes to size options Herb Preserve comes in 2 ounces, 500Ml, 250Ml, 50Ml, and even a 15Ml pocket size.

Not only are these containers airtight but they are also smell proof.  That is great when you are out with your stash but you don’t want to draw too much of the wrong type of attention.

In the unlikely event that you are unhappy with an Herb Preserve weed container they allow a 30 day no questions asked return window.

2. Dope Turtle

Our second pick for best weed container comes from Dope Turtle.  First off, can we just say we love the name dope turtle, it is just so….dope!

At any rate, the name is not the only thing we like about Dope Turtle.  They also make a mean weed storage container.  Dope Turtle uses imported dutch glass for to make their containers making quality a priority.

Like the Herb Preserve, the Dope Turtle is ultraviolet resistant and also smell proof.  These two factors are probably the most important features to look for in a weed container, and Dope Turtle is able to check both of those off the list with confidence.

Dope Turtle also comes in either a 100Ml container, or a package that contains three smaller 15Ml jars.

All Dope Turtle jars comes with a 100% return guarantee without any time limit stated!

3. MedTainer

Probably the most innovative weed stash jar on our list is the MedTainer.  In fact, not only is the MedTainer a good weed container, but it also has a small grinder within the design.

There are three pieces to the MedTainer.  Two of the pieces make up the child proof storage container that works well in terms of protecting herb.  But there is a third piece that fit within the container that has sharp spikes that act a grinder when this piece is turned.

While we generally recommend you invest in a good herb grinder to tackle the job of properly grinding your herb, the Medtainer can stand in if you are between grinders or on the road.

Priced at around $9, the Medtainer is a great value for someone looking for versatility.  On the negative side, the Medtainer just doesn’t do as good a job protecting or grinding herb like other tools that are designed to handle one task exclusively.

4. Herb Guard Weed Container

Our final entry in the four best weed containers is the Herb Guard.  This herb storage jar can match up with the likes of Dope Turtle and Herb Preserve, and we really like their styling.

As is the case with the other quality herb containers on this list, Herb Guard comes equipped to handle UV light with out issue and is smell proof.

There are a lot of extras that come with your Herb Guard purchase.  These include a resealable travel bag, smudge removing cloth, and extra jar labels.

The largest size weed container sold by Herb Guard is 1 liter, that’s a lot of herb!

Legalized Cannabis Weeds Out Opioid Epidemic

According to a new study from the University of California, San Diego shows that states that have legalized medical marijuana use have seen an overall decrease of opioid addiction of 23 percent and hospitalizations from opioid overdoes drop 13 percent.

At the same time, hospitalizations for cannabis use did not show an increase in the states which have legalized medical marijuana.  This was a primary concern stated by those who are against the legalization of cannabis.

Data from the CDC shows that there were 3 deaths per 100,000 people in the USA due to opioid overdose, that number increased to 9 deaths by 2014 and continues to rise.  Amazingly, there are some signs that the opioid epidemic is a uniquely American phenomenon, as research shows that Americans consume 80% of the worlds opioids!

If you are wondering why this is primarily and American problem allow me to explain.  Big Pharma has a huge influence on American politics and policy.  In fact, all of those stupid drug commercials you see on television are actually outlawed in every other developed nation except for New Zealand.  You can imagine that pharmaceutical companies have deep pockets to use for advertising when you consider that pain prescriptions are a $24 billon dollar market!

Oh, and for those who are already hooked on opioids let’s not forget that you can now take a pill to deal with that pesky opioid induced constipation!

I’m not sure how many studies that need to be published before our leaders wake up.  The fact is that cannabis can be a big part of a real plan to lessen the use of opioids and it is time for our government and those who are supposed to represent the people to come to terms with reality, cannabis is a solution not a problem.

Zip Grinders Review

One of the more popular herb grinder brands to hit the world of e-commerce is Zip Grinders.  Zip Grinders focuses on producing a lot of different types of grinders so that there is a Zip Grinder to match everyone’s style.

Zip Grinders Mega Crusher

Mega Crusher Grinder

Some of Zip’s more popular grinders include their “Mega Crusher” grinder, which is a four-piece grinder that has a clear extra-large storage chamber.  According to Zip Grinders, the Mega Grinder holds up to six tablespoons of herb.  If you are someone looking for a grinder that can act as a storage container and can hold a ton of herb, then the Mega Grinder is a great option.

Pagoda Tower Grinder

One of Zip Grinder’s more unique grinder designs is the Pagoda Tower Grinder.  The Pagoda Tower Grinder brings an Oriental fusion and feel to the world of herb grinders.  It is a four-piece grinder that is made from aero-space aluminum.  On the negative side, the Pagoda Tower Grinder has fewer teeth than our top rated grinders, so we fear that the grinder may not be as fine as some of the better weed grinders out there.

When it comes to color options, the Pagoda Tower Grinder comes in black and gold.  So, if you are a Steelers fan like me then you are in luck.  If you are aren’t then that’s just too bad, isn’t it?  Ha!

Pagoda Grinder

Designer Grinders

Moving beyond these two grinders, Zip Grinders also has a ton of different generic four-piece aluminum grinders with designs on the top.  These vary from designs with wolves, owls, fractals, hearts, and other psychedelic images.

Zip Grinders with designs on the top tend to be 2.25″ wide and made from either zinc or aluminum.  We would recommend these to smokers who want a grinder with a more unique look without giving up much in terms of quality.

Pricing on the design grinders is also very reasonable coming in at around $20.

Zip Grinder Quality

The silver section with the grinder teeth show that this grinder uses two-piece separate pieces of aluminum.

On top of the incredible variety of grinders that Zip Grinders have, they all come with a limited lifetime warranty.  If you register your grinder with Zip Grinders then you are covered if your grinder is defective or breaks due to normal wear and tear.

From a quality standpoint Zip Grinders are decent, but not at the elite level of our top rated grinders.  Zip Grinders are good in that they are made from quality aluminum or zinc.  You can be sure that these grinders are well put together and will get the job done for most recreational smokers.

On the other hand there are a few things that we wish Zip Grinders would do to make their products better.  The teeth designs on many of their grinders is lacking in terms of the number of teeth and set up.  To get the optimal grind for your herb you’ll want a grinder with more teeth.

Also, most Zip Grinders use two-pieces of aluminum.  You can tell because the teeth are a different color than the outer shell.  This means the section of the grinder with the teeth was glued onto the shell of the grinder, meaning it could separate after using over time.  Because of this we generally recommend herb grinders used with a single piece of aluminum like Black Tie Grinders or Space Case.

Wrapping Up

So there you have it.  Zip Grinders has one of the widest and deepest product lines for any herb grinder company out there.  Their grinders are quality, but not in the elite class of weed grinders.  Pricing for these grinders is reasonable and pretty much anyone can afford to pick one up.

See the complete line of Zip Grinders for sale on Amazon

If you like the designs of Zip Grinders then you should buy one.  On the other hand, if you care most about quality and performance over looks and design then go with one of our top three herb grinder choices.

 

Best Portable Dry Herb Vaporizer of 2017

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Back in the day the ways in which one could partake in the delight of all that cannabis has to offer was fairly limited.  Most often you would roll a joint, or take your hits from a bong.  Both fine options by the way, but you will have to deal with aromas and chemicals entering your lungs that result from smoking weed.

Within the last ten years or so a new way to get blazed has come into the mainstream: vaping.  When you use a dry herb portable vaporizer to vape cannabis you are heating up the cannabis using coils found inside the vaporizer. The cannabis gets hot enough that the THC becomes vaporized and can be inhaled.

4 Best Portable Dry Herb Vaporizers

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  • Works With: Herbs and Wax
  • Heating Method: Convection and Conduction Combo
    • 90 min battery life
    • Super low draw resistance
    • 60 second heat up time
    • Dual lithium ion battery
    • Digital temperature control screen
    • 3.25 x 5 x 9.75 in. in size
    • 0.5 lbs.
    • 2 year warranty
  • (4.9 / 5)

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  • Works With: Herbs and Wax
  • Heating Method: Conduction
    • Comes with bluetooth app
    • High polished anodized aluminum
    • 15 second heat up time
    • 3500 mAh battery
    • 4 unique heating modes
    • Vibration notifications
    • 0.7 lbs.
    • 10 year warranty
  • (4.8 / 5)

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Portable Dry Herb Vaporizer Summary Table

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Name
Review
Type
Price
Rating
Low Priced Vapes
$0-$75

Atmos Jump Vaporizer

Read Full Review

Pen

$


(4.5 / 5)


Atmos RX Vaporizer

Read Full Review

Pen

$


(4.4 / 5)


Pulsar APX Vaporizer

Read Full Review

Handheld

$


(4.2 / 5)


Mid-Range Vapes
$75-$150

Magic Flighty Launch Box

Read Full Review

Handheld

$$


(4.7 / 5)


Cloud Pen 3.0

Read Full Review

Pen

$$


(4.3 / 5)


Vapium Summit Plus

Read Full Review

Handheld

$$


(4.5 / 5)


High End Vapes
$150+

The Mighty

Read Full Review

Handheld

$$$


(4.9 / 5)


Pax 3

Read Full Review

Handheld

$$$


(4.8 / 5)


The Crafty

Read Full Review

Handheld

$$$


(4.8 / 5)


Boundless CFV

Read Full Review

Handheld

$$$


(4.3 / 5)


The Firefly 2

Read Full Review

Handheld

$$$


(4.3 / 5)


Portable Dry Herb Vaporizers

Best Portable Dry Herb VaporizerNow it is important to realize that there are two main types of vaporizers.  The first works with actual cannabis, as described in the above paragraph.

These are called “dry herb” vaporizers.  The other heats up oil that is extracted from the cannabis plant.  There are also many models that are both dry herb and oils compatible. For this article we are specifically reviewing the dry herb vaporizers and dual compatible vaporizers.

With vaping you get some cool advantages that you don’t get when you smoke cannabis in other ways.  First, vaping cannabis eliminates a lot of the byproducts of cannabis that may not be good for you.  Second, vaping is a more effective and efficient way of delivering THC compared to smoking a joint.  In fact, you’ll get twice as much THC from vaping as you would the same amount of cannabis smoked.

It’s no wonder with these benefits why more and more people are picking up portable vaporizers to use with their cannabis.  But which are the best dry herb portable vaporizers?  If you’ve noticed there are a ton of vaporizer brands out there.  To make your search easier we have created this list of the best portable vaporizer that you can buy.  The list contains three pricing categories: Cheap ($0-$75), Mid-Range ($76-$150), and High End ($151+).

Check out our list of portable dry herb vaporizers.  If you have questions be sure to leave them in the comments section below.

Cheap ($0-$75)

Atmos Jump Vaporizer

BG Rating: (4.5 / 5)

Our top pick for affordable dry herb portable vaporizer goes to the Atmos Jump Vaporizer.

To start, just look at how well styled this vape pen is.  We love the carbon black outer cover with the specs of gold colored flacks sprinkled throughout.  This vape pen looks cool as fuck.

But looks are not all that the Atmos Jump has going for it.  The battery is a powerful 1200 mAh meaning you won’t have to spend all your time charging your vaporizer.  This thing is ready to go.

The Atmos Jump was designed to be used with dry herbs, and uses a conduction heating element to heat the flower.  With a heating time of 30 seconds this vaporizer is ready for a solid draw in a short amount of time.  The biggest downside to the Atmos Jump is its single heat setting, which may not suite all vape users.  However, Atmos has done a good job at optimizing this setting so that one size does fit most.  If you want a vaporizer with more heating options we’d suggest you take a closer look at a more expensive vaporizer such as the Mighty.

Overall, this vape pen has gotten great reviews from users due to its quality vaping experience combined with a very reasonable price point of $60.

What We Like About This Dry Herb Vaporizer

  • At around $60, this dry herb vaporizer is affordable
  • Has great ratings from users
  • Heats up quickly and has a powerful 1200 mAh battery
  • Styling is sharp and looks wicked cool

What Would Make This Dry Herb Vaporizer Better

  • Wish the Atmos Jump had more than one heat setting

AtmosRx Vaporizer

BG Rating: (4.4 / 5)

Our first electronic vaporizer to make our list is also one of the smallest.  The AtmosRX Vaporizer works with both cannabis extract oils and dry herb, making it more versatile than some other options.

AtmosRx really focused on creating a very portable, lightweight, and easy to use vaporizer when they introduced the AtmosRx Vaporizer.  If you plan to be on the move often and have a small budget, then this vape could be the right choice.

The biggest downside to the AtmosRx is that the battery is smaller than its larger counterpart, the AtmosRx.  Due to this you will spend some more time charging your AtmosRx than more expensive vaporizers that are on the market.

All in all, for the price, this thing is tough to beat.

What We Like About This Dry Herb Vaporizer

  • Small and easy to take with you on the go
  • Does offer a good vaping experience for the price
  • Very affordable, around $60

What Would Make This Dry Herb Vaporizer Better

  • Only has a 30 day battery warranty
  • Battery is smaller and less powerful than higher price vapes

 

Pulsar APX Vaporizer

BG Rating: (4.2 / 5)

With an amazing heat time of just 7 seconds, the Pulsar APX Vaporizer is a great pick for those looking for a cheap vape experience.

Using a conduction heating element, the Pulsar APX burns dry herb making using the APX akin to using an electronic pipe.

The hand blown glass mouth piece is certainly a step up from some of the cheapest vapes.  Using the glass mouth piece feels natural and offers a comfortable placement for your lips when preparing to draw on the Pular APX.

This unit is powered by a 1100 mAh battery, which runs at 100 volts.

To operate the Pular APX, simply press and hold the button until the lights turn from red to green.  Once the lights are green it is good to go to take a draw.  We love the simplicity of this operation.

More solid features include a ceramic power pad and a quartz-lined chamber that only help to create a more consistent burn.

What We Like About This Dry Herb Vaporizer

  • Hits very well and provides a smoking experience that is similar to the modernized version of a glass pipe
  • The light indicator is simple to understand and lets you know when the unit is ready
  • At $60 this vaporizer is hard to beat
  • Handblown glass mouthpiece feels natural and allows for a quality draw

What Would Make This Dry Herb Vaporizer Better

  • Would like for it to have more heat settings, but understand that at this price point that is likely not feasible
  • Not a “true” vaporizer, more of an electronic pipe

Mid-Range ($75-$150)

Magic Flight Launch Box

BG Rating: (4.7 / 5)

Magic Flight has created one of the most unique portable dry herb vaporizers that is available for purchase with the Launch Box.

The Magic Flight Launch box is specifically made for dry herb, and does not work with oils or waxes.  If you have no interest in smoking anything but dry herb, then we highly recommend you buy the Magic Flight Launch Box because of its singular focus.

We also enjoy the look of the Magic Flight Launch Box. Unlike most other vaporizers that have modern styling, the Launch Box has a clean, classic wooden look.  Types of wood used in the Magic Flight Launch include maple, cherry, and walnut.

Another advantage to the Launch Box is that it only requires a rechargeable AA battery to use.  This keeps things simple, and means that there is no permanent battery that is at risk of dying over time.

As with most portable dry herb vaporizers, the Magic Flight Launch Box is a conduction vaporizer, meaning that the herb touches the heated source.

What We Like About This Dry Herb Vaporizer

  • Super simple and functional design and look makes the Magic Flight Launch Box one of the most dependable dry herb portable vaporizers available
  • Comes with a lifetime warranty
  • Uses a AA battery rather than a permanent battery

What Would Make This Dry Herb Vaporizer Better

  • Requires a finishing herb grinder for best performance
  • May take some more uses to get the hang off compared to more traditional vaporizers

Cloud Pen 3.0 Vaporizer

BG Rating: (4.3 / 5)

The first entry into our mid-range best dry herb vaporizers list is the Cloud Pen 3.0 Vaporizer.

The Cloud Pen 3.0 from Cloud Penz is a very versatile vape and comes with three different types of atomizers that can handle wax, oils, and most importantly dry herbs.

Within the Cloud Pen 3.0 is a powerful 650 mAh lithium ion battery.  This is stronger than the lower powered batteries found in cheaper vaporizers. This battery also comes with a 1-year warranty.

We love the size of this vape pen as it is extremely portable and discrete.  On top the three different atomizers the Cloud Pen 3.0 also comes with a bunch of extras that only add to the vaping experience.

What We Like About This Dry Herb Vaporizer

  • Super versatile: not only can it handle dry herb, but you can also use it for waxes and oils thanks to the three atomizers that are included
  • Stronger battery than some of our picks in the lower-price bracket
  • Comes in about every color of the rainbow and then some

What Would Make This Dry Herb Vaporizer Better

  • Only 30 day warranty on atomizers
  • Great portable vape, but not up to the standard of the top of the line dry herb vaporizers available

Get 10% Off Your Cloud Pen 3.0 Vaporizer With Coupon Code: FALL

 

Vapium Summit Plus Vaporizer

BG Rating: (4.5 / 5)

Wow, just take a good long look at this beast.  Thing looks like it can burn a freaking tree!  Obviously we are just joking, but the fact is that the Vapium Summit Plus Vaporizer really does have the look and build of a high-end portable vaporizer.

The Vapium Summit Plus is made with a durable polycarbonate shell, which can easily withstand accidentally being dropped.

A small hole on the one end allows you to place your herb into the Vapium Summit Plus and prepare it for vaping.

As far as battery size, this dry herb compatible vaporizer is a top performer.  A monster 3300 mAh lithium ion battery allows you to vape while it is charging.

What We Like About This Dry Herb Vaporizer

  • Two year manufacturer warranty
  • Huge battery with the ability to vape for an hour at 410 degrees

What Would Make This Dry Herb Vaporizer Better

  • Larger than some smaller vape pens making the Vapium Summit Plus less portable

 

High End ($150+)

The Mighty By Storz & Bickel

Best Portable Dry Herb VapeBG Rating: (4.9 / 5)

Welcome to the big time.  If you’ve got the budget then these vapes are the best of the best when it comes to portable dry herb vaping.

Will start this category off with a bang by reviewing our overall number #1 rated dry herb portable vaporizer: The Mighty by Storz and Bickel (click here to read reviews).

The big brother of the Crafty, Mighty has the build quality and features to set it apart from the crowd.

Features of The Mighty:

Let’s start with the heating element of this vape.  The Mighty features a combo convection and conduction heating element that provides the best of both worlds.  This allows for the optimal vapor produced by convection, with the shorter heating time of conduction.

The 60 second heat time of the Mighty won’t turn heads, but the vape produced is easily worth the wait.  Each draw provides a even and clean vapor that fills your lungs with herbified goodness.

With a large LED temperature display, The Mighty is certainly on another level from cheaper options.  You can hone in your preferred temperature by using the simple “+” and “-” buttons.

Having dual lithium ion batteries makes The Mighty the “Twin Turbo” of portable vaporizers.  These batteries keep a charge for hours without the need to plug in.  The battery performance of this vaporizer is significantly better than the competition and one of the reasons it is rated at the top for the best dry herb portable vaporizers.

The Mighty can handle both dry herbs and wax with ease making it perfect for those who use both.

While the shell of The Mighty is made from plastic the build quality is still impressive.  It does not feel flimsy or fragile in your hands.

The Mighty also features vibrations alerts to let you know when you’ve turned on your vape and when it is ready for use.

As for downsides, The Mighty is pretty big relative to most portable dry herb vaporizers.  It should still fit in reasonably loose fitting jeans.  Hipster jean wearers would likely need to find another place to store The Mighty to bring it along for a trip.

What We Like About This Dry Herb Vaporizer

  • Awesome heating element that combines conduction and convection for an ultimate vaping experience
  • Dual lithium ion batteries will keep this thing humming for hours
  • LED screen with simple to use temperature controls
  • Works with both herbs and waxes
  • Ultra low-resistant draw

What Would Make This Dry Herb Vaporizer Better

  • Is bigger than most portable vaporizers
  • Outer shell made from plastic

 

Pax 3 Vaporizer

BG Rating: (4.8 / 5)

Pax 3 is the most up to date version of the Pax vaporizer.  There are several updates to the Pax 3 that help to set it apart from the older versions.

The first update is that the Pax 3 heats up faster than its predecessor, the Pax 2. Actually, the Pax 3 heats up much faster than the Pax 2.  In about 20 seconds the Pax 3 vaporizer is ready to vape.

Some users have complained about the finish on the outside of the Pax 3 getting scratched up.  We must say we agree that we prefer the finish of the Pax 2 in both looks and durability.

While the Pax 3 is primarily a dry herb vaporizer, there is an additional attachment that can be used to heat oils.  As with the Pax 2, the Pax 3 is a convection unit.

What We Like About This Dry Herb Vaporizer

  • The Pax 3 heats up much faster than the previous model
  • 3500 mAh battery is one of the most powerful on the market
  • 10 year warranty means you can buy with confidence

What Would Make This Dry Herb Vaporizer Better

  • Finish on the outside of the Pax 3 is susceptible to scratches

 

The Crafty by Storz & Bickel

BG Rating: (4.8 / 5)

Stroz & Bickel really take pride in focusing on top of the line convection heated vaporizers that don’t come cheap.

The smaller cousin to the Mighty, the Crafty Vaporizer has many great features in its own right (click here to read reviews).

As with some other high-end vaporizers, the Crafty comes with an app that can be used to set preferences and check battery power.

But the app is just the beginning when it comes to the Crafty Vape.  More importantly this vaporizer performs with the best of them and there are several reasons why.

The main reason being that the Crafty simply performs better than practically any other dry herb portable vaporizer.  Not many can stand up to desktop units, but the Crafty can not only stand up to them, but can surpass them in performance and quality.

The Crafty uses a similar heating element as The Mighty, which combines both convection and conduction heating for the optimal vaping experience.

With a single lithium ion battery, The Crafty can’t hold a charge like the larger Mighty.  But thanks to The Crafty’s smaller size it certainly the more portable of the two vaporizers.

What We Like About This Dry Herb Vaporizer

  • Smart design
  • Convection heating element that includes a boost mode
  • Comes with an app to help you set preferences for your vaporizer
  • Well made and constructed using quality components

What Would Make This Dry Herb Vaporizer Better

    • For the price, we would expect the Crafty to have a longer battery life

Boundless CFV Vaporizer

BG Rating: (4.3 / 5)

The Boundless CFV is one of the more unique portable vaporizers that we have included on our list.

Not only is this a top of the line convection vaporizer, but it also comes with three wooden rings and one quartz ring, that are placed in the herb bowl chamber. These wooden rings offer different flavor and vaping experiences, while the quartz ring offers additional heat to the herb providing a semi-conduction vaping experience.

The digital display is one of the most advanced we’ve seen and allows you to control the temperature with precision.

Our biggest gripe about this portable dry herb vaporizer is that the outer cover is made from plastic and simply does not have the cool styling of other vapes.

What We Like About This Dry Herb Vaporizer

  • The quartz ring allows for a unique semi-convection/semi-conduction vaping experience
  • Digital screen shows temperature settings and allows greater user control of the vaping experience
  • We prefer convection vaporizers as they eliminate the chance for combusting your herb

What Would Make This Dry Herb Vaporizer Better

  • Plastic outer shell looks a bit cheap
  • Battery life is not great due to the convection heating

Firefly 2 Vaporizer

BG Rating: (4.3 / 5)

Our last entry into our list is the Friefly 2 Vaporizer.  It is a high-end vaporizer that is compatible with both dry herbs and oils.

Where the Firefly 2 excels is in the vapor quality.  This vape truly produces very cool and refreshing vapors that are easy on your throat thanks to its convection heating and borosilicate glass vapor path.

The battery of the Firefly 2 has some distinct advantages too in that it is lithium-ion, which makes it rechargeable.  But the battery for the Firefly 2 is also replaceable, giving you the ability to extend the life of your dry herb vaporizer.

As far as negatives, the biggest drawback of the Firefly 2 Vaporizer is price.  At the time of writing this article, the Firefly 2 was priced around $330.  For many this price will be outside of their budget.

What We Like About This Dry Herb Vaporizer

  • One of the best tasting portable dry herb vaporizers available due to convection heating and borosilicate glass vapor path
  • Rechargeable battery can be replaced extending the life of the Firefly 2
  • Comes with an app to adjust settings and preferences

What Would Make This Dry Herb Vaporizer Better

  • Price is high, which will deter some buyers
  • Some stirring of herb may be required mid-session to get better taste and performance

How To Clean an Herb Grinder

Probably the most important factor to consider once you’ve got the perfect herb grinder is to figure out how to make it last as long as possible.  The key to keeping an herb grinder in tip top shape really comes down to regular cleanings.

If you use your grinder on a regular basis like we do, then you know that over time kief and residue can gunk up your grinder in its teeth and grooves.  Getting this material off your grinder will get it back to running like new.

Once You Get Your Grinder, Clean It

When you get your metal herb grinder the first thing you are going to want to do is clean it.  This is because the grinder can have some dirt and metal pieces left over from the manufacturing process and you do not want to smoke this stuff!

To initially clean your grinder unscrew each piece and set each piece out over a paper towel.  Shake out each piece of the grinder to get any loose metal shavings out.  After shaking, use rubbing alcohol (Isopropyl alcohol) and a Q-tip to get in between the teeth and screw grooves.

After cleaning with the Q-tip and rubbing alcohol rinse in warm water and allow the grinder to air dry.

Cleaning the Grinder After Use

Over time your grinder will collect residue and gunk from herb, which will cause your grinder to get stuck, squeak, and ultimately not work as well as it did when you first got it.  At this point it is time to give your herb grinder a quality cleaning so you can bring it back to grinding like new.

Step 1:

Take apart your grinder and place each piece into a freezer safe container, place the bag into the freezer, and wait for an hour.

Step 2:

Take out the bag with your grinder inside out of the freezer and place each piece over a cookie sheet.  Tap each grinder piece to knock loose the frozen residue and kief onto the cookie sheet.

Step 3:

Use a toothbrush to brush out the residue on to the cookie sheet so that you can save the sweet kief for your next joint.

Step 4:

You have a couple options with step 4.  You can either wash the grinder under warm water with soap, or you can soak the grinder in rubbing alcohol for 30 minutes to an hour depending on how thorough of a clean you want.

Summary

There you have it.  Following our simple four step directions you can get your grinder clean any time.  This will go a long way to preserving your grinder and keeping it in working order for years to come.  Please remember that while cleaning your grinder is important, it is just as important to make sure to buy a quality grinder with top of line materials to begin with.  Cleaning a subpar grinder might help, but it will not solve the main issue of having a crappy grinder.  Hope this guide helps, if you have questions let us know in the comments!