Phoenician Herb Grinder Review

phoenician grinderIt’s time for another grinder review from us here at bestgrinder.net; many weed grinders make up the market, from basic, low-cost models to higher priced, top of the line grinders.

We’re going to take a look here at Phoenician Grinders, a series of weed grinders that sit at the top of the line when it comes to price in the weed grinder market. Phoenician Grinders offer a unique set of features that many other models do not have, and those features are reflected through a higher priced product than most of its competitors.

Phoenician Grinders are one of the few grinder brands made in the USA, and like its competitor Space Case, Phoenician grinders sit at a premium price point due to its domestic manufacturing and its unique features. Let’s take a look at what a Phoenician Grinder can offer you.

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Material

Phoenician Grinders are made using American-sourced materials, including an aerospace grade aluminum that is meticulously inspected for top quality. They put their grinders through a de-burring process that ensures removal of any sharp flakes that could end up in your product later on. Not all grinders allow for this de-burring process, but Phoenician prides itself on having a de-burred product that gets expertly inspected afterwards to make sure all possible shreds have been removed. T

he magnets used in both the standard and elite models of Phoenician grinders are made of N52 neodymium magnets, which are shown to be the strongest magnet available for this product.

Phoenician Makes an Elite Grinder that is Made of 24k Gold!
Phoenician Makes an Elite Grinder that is Made of 24k Gold!

Design

Phoenician Grinders are sold in both 2 piece and 4 piece models, and among their design are some decidedly unique features. On the outside, the grinders have a special knurl-style grip, which allows the user an easier time of opening the grinder to insert and remove your herbs.

This is especially helpful for medical marijuana patients, who may have weakness in opening other brands of grinders. These grinders don’t have threads to screw on, but feature a patent-pending fast-lock system for easier open and close. Also unique in these grinders are the teeth; instead of the higher number of teeth that most grinder brands have, Phoenician Grinders removed 50% of the teeth of an average grinder to allow more room for herb and to reduce friction, increase strength, and allow for a smoother cut.

The teeth don’t rub against each other as much, which helps them to last longer. Along with the different sizes, Phoenician Grinders are available in many different colors, as well as an elite series with grinders coated in premium metals, like chrome and 24k gold.

Pollen Catcher

The stainless steel screens of the Phoenician Grinder is sized to the grinder and not stretched to fit; it can also be removed and replaced, which is a feature that other grinders do not have. Once the screen gets gross, you can either remove it and replace it, or at least give it a rinse and cleaning much easier than you can with other grinder brands. The pollen catcher itself is made in a bowl-like design, so that users can easily collect the pollen from the catcher without leaving a ton of leftovers still in the grinder.

Performance

For a premium price, you do get a premium product. The Phoenician grinder is well reviewed, and we found it to be a quality product that gets the job done. The grinder cuts herbs easily, into a fine product, and with ease of use. The unique features are a nice bonus, but the grind quality is similar to lower-priced brands, so you might find that the features are not worth the high price.

Lifetime Warranty

Phoenician Grinders offer a lifetime warranty on the function of the grinder; they want their grinder to be the last one you ever buy. The warranty does not cover scratching the finish or denting of the appearance, but they will cover all of the parts and functionality of the grinder with full backing.

Bad Points

Phoenician Grinders Are Some of the Most Expensive Grinders on the Market
Phoenician Grinders Are Some of the Most Expensive Grinders on the Market

Phoenician Grinders offer a variety of unique features, an American-made product, and a wide assortment of sizes and colors. However, the price point of Phoenician Grinders might be enough to cause some customers to look elsewhere.

Phoenician Grinders are at the absolute top when it comes to price point; there are few grinders more expensive on the market. You have many other great grinder options that come at a lower price-point yet still allow for a great quality grind, minus some of the extra features, which many people find they can live without.

Other than the high price, the Phoenician Grinder gives consumers a high quality product that offers a good grinder.

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Five Cheap Herb Grinders That Get the Job Done

While BestGrinder.net is primarily focused on the top herb grinders available regardless of price, many smokers out there are simply looking for a cheap option to grind their herb.  A cheap herb grinder may not have the craftsmanship of a better grinder, such as the Black Tie Grinder, or a Space Case, but even lower priced weed grinders will likely get the job done and provide at least a decent grind.  Another thing to look at when trying to find a cheap weed grinder is to look at finding one that is smaller sized.  Even though you may not want to spend much on your grinder we still strongly suggest you avoid acrylic grinders as they may break quickly.  Here are five solid grinders for those on a tight budget.

Golden Bell 4 Piece 2 Inch Herb Grinder

golden bell herb grinderAt less than $10 the Golden Bell Herb Grinder is a great cheap herb grinder.  Made from zinc alloy it is safe to use and durable.  This herb grinder is also offered in an assortment of colors to give your grinding experience a personal touch.  What we have noticed with the Golden Bell is that it does not collect kief like the best grinders out there, so you will not get as much bang for your buck in regard to your stash.   The Golden Bell Herb Grinder also comes with a pollen scraper.   With a 4.4 rating on Amazon this grinder should be at the top of your list.

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Chromium Crusher 2.5 Inch 4 Piece Herb Grinder

chromium crusher grinderAnother cheap herb grinder priced right around the $10 range is the Chromium Crusher 2.5 Inch 4 piece herb grinder.  This grinder is about as good as it gets in the under $10 range when looking for a large sized grinder.  The zinc that the Chromium Crusher is made from is heavy duty, but is on heavier side so this is not a great choice if you want a portable grinder.  This herb grinder also comes in several different color options.  FYI, when buying on Amazon be sure to check to make sure you are getting a genuine Chromium Crusher as there are reports that knock offs are sometimes sold.

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Ohuhu 4 Piece 2.38 Inch Herb Grinder

ohuhu grinderAs with most grinders on this list, the Ohuhu herb grinder is made from zinch alloy, which is cheaper to produce than aluminum but more durable than acrylic.  This grinder has a large number of teeth, 55 to be exact, to allow for a finer grind than most of the other cheap herb grinders.  There is also a magnetized lid to keep the cap in place throughout the grinding process.  Some owners have commented that the Ohuhu herb grinder has a tendency to clog with use, so take this into consideration when deciding which grinder to buy.

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Smart Crusher Herb Grinder

smart crusher herb grinderAt 2.25 inches wide the Smart Crusher is a medium sized herb grinder that is very reasonably priced.  This is the only cheap herb grinder on our list that is made from aluminum, which is lighter and a superior metal compared to zinc alloy.  Many users are happy with this grinder saying that the teeth are able to grind herb to a nice fluff.  On the other hand some users feel that this grinder is built cheaper and has a tendency to break soon after purchase.  At some point it is a matter of you get what you pay for.

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Herb Grinder Original Herb Grinder

herb grinder original grayThe most expensive option on our list also has the most generic name.  The Herb Grinder Original Herb Grinder.  This aluminum weed grinder is currently priced around $15.  As a bonus this grinder comes with a free stash container, which makes this one of the best values in the grinder market.  With a 4.7 rating on Amazon you can be sure this is a quality herb grinder.  Our testing has shown that this grinder does create a nice quality grind for herbs, but is not as heavy duty as some of the more expensive aluminum herb grinders available.

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As you can see there are some decent options for grinder that are at or below the $10 price point, and not a single one is made of horrible acrylic!  While we know that an herb grinder seems like a purchase that you can go cheap on, we do recommend you seriously consider spending a bit more on a better grinder as you will get more out of your herb.  On the top of our list includes the Space Case and Black Tie Grinder, which both perform exceptionally and are much more durable than any grinder on this list.  Check them out and make a good decision for both you and your wallet!

Kingtop Herb Grinder Review

At BestGrinder.net we like to give you insight and information on the best herb grinders available on the market so that you can make the right decision for grinding your tobacco or herbs.  Herb grinders come in many different sizes, materials, and price ranges.  The Kingtop Herb Grinder that we are reviewing today has some unique characteristics and features.  Once of the more conventional features of the Kingtop Weed Grinder is its four piece design that includes a pollen catcher for the finest materials.   This has become a very popular grinder setup when compared to two piece grinders that do not offer a filtering screen and compartment.

Good Points

  • Price- Coming in at around $13 the Kingtop is likely the cheapest 3″ diameter herb grinder you will find.  Most smaller herb grinders are priced around $20 and go up all the way to over one hundred.
  • Teeth-  The 45 teeth that are found on this weed grinder are sharp and plentiful.  The more teeth help to create a fine and even grind.
  • Pollen Filter- Pollen catchers work to filter out the best most fine herb from the rest of the batch.  By doing so you can utilize the top quality herb if you want your finished product to be even better!  With the pollen filter screen you also get a scraper tool that makes working the herbs easier.
  • Warranty – Kingtop claims to give a lifetime warranty on their grinders so this would be something to check into closer if you are considering making a purchase.
  • Holes – The Kingtop has many holes in the grinding compartment which will help to minimize the amount of herbs that get stuck in the teeth.  This will keep the grinder cleaner for longer and help to get all the product through to the second compartment.

Bad Points

  • Materials- Kingtop grinders use a zinc alloy  materials which is simply inferior to the performance of aluminum grinders.  Zinc alloy is also heavier which makes Kingtop a poor choice for a portable grinder
  • Some users have complained that the grinder makes too much noise when grinding which takes away from the grinding experience
  • The filter screen is not the best we’ve seen and may break from the metal with multiple uses
  • 3″ is too large for many people.  Most herb users will only need a grinder that is 2 to 2.5 inches in diameter.  We stress at BestGrinder.net that it is better to get a high quality grinder that is smaller than a larger grinder that is junk.
    • Overall, we would suggest looking into the Black Tie Grinder or Space Case if you are serious about getting a top quality grinding machine.

The 4 Best Cigarette Rolling Machines of 2017

At BestGrinder.net we generally give you the low down on the absolute best herb grinders available on the market today.  But that is not the only thing we are about.  Today we are going to switch it up and talk more about cigarette rolling machines: why you need one and which ones are the best.

There are different types of cigarette rolling machines and it is important to determine your budget and desired features when selecting the cigarette rolling machine that best meets your needs.

By picking up a quality cigarette rolling machine you’ll be able to roll your herbs quicker and tighter making for an enhanced smoking experience.  So first let’s get to why you need a cigarette rolling machine, and how to use it.

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How to Use a Cigarette Rolling Machine

Using a cigarette rolling machine is fairly easy.  We will focus on the full use rolling machines as they tend to be higher quality and are easy to use.  What you will do is put tobacco or herbs into the feed chamber which is usually found on the top of the machine.  Once you’ve done this you will take your cigarette paper and place it on the fill tip.

After the paper is in place and you have your herbs in the feed chamber you will pull down on a lever that will shoot the tobacco or herb into the cigarette paper.  Boom! You will have a perfect cigarette or joint that is ready to be smoked.

Pro Tip: Be sure to use a rolling tray to catch access herb that falls out of the cigarette rolling machine.

See this video for a visual breakdown of the steps:

Take Your Rolling to a New Level

With a cigarette rolling machine it takes the guess work out of rolling joints.  The beauty is once you’ve got down how to use the cigarette rolling machine you’ll get a tightly rolled cigarette or joint time after time.  Not only that but the speed at which you’ll be able to roll will increase by a large amount.

Another cool feature to many high quality electronic cigarette rolling machines is that you can fill both 100mm and king size cigarette papers with the same machine.  The only thing that will keep from rolling perfectly is running out of herbs!

The Best Cigarette Rolling Machines: Our 4 Best Picks

 

1. Top-O-Matic Cigarette Rolling Machine


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Courtesy of Smoker’s Outlet Online

The Top-O-Matic Cigarette Rolling Machine is a highly rated machine that efficiently produces high quality cigarettes both in king size and 100mm.  We love the that this thing is a beast and is made of metal and stainless steel, not cheap ass plastic like so much stuff produced today.

Many owners also comment on how this thing has lasted many years (7 or more) and that they were so happy with the purchase that once their last one broke they bought a new one.  Similar to how we describe the cigarette rolling machine fill process above you’ll fill the chamber with tobacco or grinded herb and fill each paper one at a time.

It is important to clean the chambers on this machine to avoid jamming and wearing down over time.  If you are on the fence about this machine, also take note that the maker offers a one year manufacturers warranty.

2. Powermatic 2 PLUS Electric Cigarette Injector Machine



powermatic2Our next entry for the best cigarette rolling machine is the Powermatic 2 PLUS Electric Cigarette Injector Machine.  At around $75, the Powermatic 2 PLUS Electric Cigarette Injector Machine is more expensive than the Top-O-Matic.

The Powermatic plugs in and is a full on electric cigarette maker.  The makers of the Powermatic 2 PLUS Electric Cigarette Injector Machine state that their machine has 25% more power than other cigarette rolling machine.

The Powermatic comes with a cleaning kit to keep this machine running in tip top shape.  Electric jam protection that helps to prevent too much tobacco or herb from entering the feed chamber is a nice feature especially for those who have never used an electric cigarette rolling machine and are not sure how much herb to use.  With 81% of reviewers giving five stars to the Powermatic 2 PLUS Electric Cigarette Machine it is no wonder why this cigarette rolling machine makes our list.

3. Powermatic Mini Cigarette Injector



61zvSanZqAL._SL1000_The last entry on our list of the best cigarette rolling machines is the Powermatic Mini Cigarette Injector.  We like this rolling machine because it has some of the features of higher end cigarette rolling machines while being very light weight and portable.  Powermatic Mini Cigarette Injector can create both 100mm and king size cigs.

The Powermatic Mini is a manual machine so you have to push the slide over once you’ve pressed the lever down as you can see in the video below.  Manual cigarette rolling machines do have some advantages including that you don’t have to have power to use them making it easier to roll on the go.  With a manual cigarette rolling machine you also won’t have to worry about the power cord getting damaged which would result in the need to buy a new one.

The Powermatic Mini Cigarette Injector comes with a brush and cleaning tool so that it will last for years making you great quality cigarettes.

4. RAW 79mm Hemp Plastic Cigarette Rolling Machine

Our third entry is quite different than our last two is both price and machining.  If you are looking for a cheap cigarette maker that can still get the job done then the RAW Hemp Plastic Cigarette Rolling Machine is likely for you.  At a price point under $4 this bad boy fits anyones budget easily.

Now with a cheaper priced manual rolling machine you can expect that there are more steps to rolling a joint than with a higher priced electronic cigarette rolling machine.  And this is the case with the RAW Hemp Plastic Cigarette Rolling Machine.  You have to place your herbs in the chamber and then slide your paper between the herbs and the chamber and manually roll the chamber until the joint is completed rolled.  Check out the video below for a visual breakdown of the steps.

Sharp Shredda Herb Grinder Review

It’s time for another great grinder review from your friends here at BestGrinder.net. In today’s review, we’re going to discuss the Sharp Shredda grinder from the Sharp Shredda Grinders Company. Like many other quality grinders, the Sharp Shredda is made of durable features like anodized aluminum and contains sharp teeth for a fine grind of your herbs. This grinder also includes a 4 chamber designs with pollen chamber and catcher like many of its competitors, so it fits into the market quite nicely as a good option for a quality piece. The Sharp Shredda is a moderately priced herb grinder, so it gives you the quality you desire at a cheaper price than the higher priced Space Case but a better product than the cheaper priced Chromium Crushers.

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Good Points

Material

The Sharp Shredda is constructed with airplane grade anodized aluminum, for a solid product that will last through many grinds. The grip lines along the top cover allow you a great hold onto the grinder for a good grind time after time. Reviewers found the teeth to have ample sharpness to grind many different types of herbs in a quality manner. The sifter is made from a stainless steel mesh screen, so you’ll receive a good kief product at the bottom layer of this grinder.

Durability

Reviewers had great things to say about the durability of the Sharp Shredda. Many commented on its strong construction and ability to grind any herb you threw at it; the strong aluminum construction promises lasting use, and the sharp teeth have shown good proof from reviewers of lasting over time. Having a good grinder is important, but having a grinder that will last should be just as much a priority.81GTWaf-iuL._SL1500_

Pollen Filter

collecting the pollen out of your herb grinder can be a messy, sometimes exasperating occurrence. The Sharp Shredda’s stainless steel pollen filter promises a no mess grind, and allows the pollen to be easily removed; reviewers stated this filter created a fine pollen product, and with the included free pollen scraper, you can be sure to get every last bit out of the pollen chamber of this grinder.

Accessories

The Sharp Shredda wants your experience to be a positive one, so it includes for you a free pollen scraper with your grinder that fits nicely inside the grinder chambers for use when needed; it also includes a small cloth carrying pouch for the grinder, so you can carry it wherever you need to go without worry of your grinder being damaged or scratched.

Performance

Reviewers gave good marks to the performance of the Sharp Shredda, stating that it performed well grinding large amounts of herbs, and Sharp Shredda maintains that this grinder will fluff your herbs quickly and easily.

Bad Points

Cleaning

due to the numerous small parts and nooks and crannies, the Sharp Shredda can be a challenge to clean, especially when resin from the herbs builds up in different places.

Price

some reviewers found the Sharp Shredda’s quality not to match its moderate pricing, comparing it more to the cheaper brands of herb grinder.

Metal shavings

Numerous reviewers complained of a low-quality product not to their liking, and metal shavings were found in various parts of the grinder.

5 Best Crank Weed Grinders

Here at bestgrinder.net, we pride ourselves in offering reviews of the best herb grinders around the internet. We want our customers have access to the top herb grinders that best need their needs. There are many different types of herb grinders that vary in many ways, from price to size to type of crank. Our reviews cover all of these categories, so that you can find the best grinder for what you need.

One unique category of herb grinders worth a look are hand crank grinders. Hand crank herb grinders are herb grinders that have a small hand crank installed on the top of the grinder itself, and you use the crank to grind the herb of your choice. A hand crank grinder gives you a smooth grind with better control; hand crank grinders allow the user to choose how course or fine they want their product, and that choice makes these grinders a great choice. Thinking about a hand crank grinder purchase? Here are the 4 best hand crank herb grinders that we’ve tested here at bestgrinder.net; take a look at which one fits you best!

  1. Bluesky 4-layer hand crank herb grinder

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The Bluesky herb grinder is our first pick for a great hand crank herb grinder. Made from high quality aluminum, this grinder features 4 layers for maximum filtering, along with a SharpStone pollen scraper. The anodized case and poly ring allow for smooth grinding, along with the heavy duty hand crank featured on the top of the product. It comes in 4 different colors, so you can hand crank in black, red, green or blue to your heart’s content. We found that it took a little time for the product to arrive in our hands, so don’t order in a hurry; once you get this bluesky grinder, however, you will be pleased with its performance.

  1. Your Daily Grinder hand crank herb grinder

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Looking for some storage space built in to your herb grinder? Then the Your Daily Grinder hand crank herb grinder is a solid bet; its signature feature is the clear body middle chamber, which gives you extra room to store your stash as well as a clear look at how finely you have ground your product. This grinder also features an anodized aluminum case for top quality, and also comes in multiple colors, like silver, green, red and black. Another special feature of this grinder is the top; the top lid with the hand crank screws on, so you don’t have to worry about dropping your grinder and losing anything from the inside. Our reviewers were overall pleased with how it worked, so the Your Daily Grinder hand crank grinder is a solid choice.

  1. SharpEdge Super Premium hand crank herb grinder

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If you’re looking for a sleek and simple hand crank grinder that gets the job done, SharpEdge has a great product for you. Their Super Premium grinder comes in 4 pieces, with an included SharpStone pollen scraper and high quality crank installed on the top.  They maintain a quality and durable product, with strong and precision cutting blades for a great grind. One thing to remember with the SharpEdge Super Premium grinder is that the hand crank always works in one direction, so if you crank in the opposite direction, the top will unscrew.  For a mid-priced, basic product, this SharpEdge herb grinder is the perfect choice!

  1. Unishow crank top herb grinder

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Our final pick for the best hand crank herb grinder is this 5 piece unit Unishow. Available in black, blue, and red, this product offers a quality space aluminum construction and 24 precision teeth for a super grind. This is more teeth than other herb grinders we have tested. It has a clear lid to see the grinding process, and the hand crank makes grinding easier and more effective. Unishow’s 5 piece construction allows you to use the unit as a 5 piece, or also as a 3 piece as well; it’s quite a functional product.

If a hand crank herb grinder is something you’re looking into, the four products listed above are all great choices for purchase. With each one, you’ll receive good quality, a fine grind, and an easy to use hand crank. Be sure to use bestgrinder.net as your source for the best herb grinders available online.

Black Tie Grinder Review: The Ultimate Grinding Experience

We have reviewed many grinders here at BestGrinder.net.  Today, we take a closer look at what may be the best weed grinder we’ve ever reviewed: Black Tie Grinders (see reviews).  While most of the grinders we’ve seen have quality features such as CNC aluminum with super sharp teeth, none of these grinders have exuded an aura of class like that of the Black Tie Grinder.  It gives off this appearance while still being in a moderate price range that is slightly more expensive than most Chromium Crushers, but significantly less than the premium priced Space Case.

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How to Use a Weed Grinder: 5 Tips

Slide2When you use a weed grinder for the first time it can be a confusing experience.  The best grinders are made of aluminum or zinc and have four chambers.  To get the best grinding experience it is important to use your herb grinder effectively to get the finest grind for your herb.  Today we have compiled five tips that will ensure that you get a great grind every time.

1. Pick a Great Grinder

If you have been reading our website at all you will know that our entire goal at bestgrinder.net is to make sure you find a high quality grinder that meets your needs without breaking the bank (so you can buy more herb, of course).  When you take a look at the front page of the site you will notice that we talk about reasons not to buy an acrylic or wooden herb grinder.  These tend to be made cheaply and will wear out over time.  If you are buying a grinder we highly recommend that you purchase either an aluminum grinder or a zinc grinder.  A high quality aluminum grinder is the Space Case (see best price), and Chromium Crusher (click to see best price) is a great choice if you prefer a zinc grinder.

Space Case is a Top Rate Grinder
Space Case is a Top Rate Grinder

Another factor to consider when buying a grinder is not just the material that the grinder is made from but also the grinder’s features.  If not listed in the product description be sure to ask the manufacturer how many teeth are in the top chamber, as well as how many holes there are to let finely grind up herb fall into the next chamber.  Be sure to read the reviews of herb grinders on BestGrinder.net and Amazon to learn about each grinder’s specific strengths and weaknesses.

2. Do Not Overfill the Top Chamber

When you first grind herbs in an weed grinder it may be tempting to load as much as possible into the top chamber.  We urge you not to do this as the finished product will likely not be as fine as it would have been if you would have grind up a smaller amount each time.  While this may cause you to spend more time grinding it will be worth it when you go to use your herb.

3. Turn the Grinder Upside Down for a Finer Grind

This is a little tip we picked up along the way from some friends and in a Youtube video.  When you grind the herb turn the weed grinder upside down.  This has a tendency to grind the herb more finely than when you use the grinder upright.  Just be sure to hold on to the top cap to keep it from falling off and having your herb fly everywhere.

4. Grind The Herb Thoroughly

While tip number four may seem simple there are some clues that will help you determine when your herb is grind up completely.  When you begin grinding by twisting the top chamber of the grinder you may feel some mild resistance as the herb is being cut up by the grinder teeth.  A good way to know when the herb is thoroughly grinded is that you will notice the twisting motion will become much easier, similar to what it would feel like if you twisted the chamber with nothing in it.

5. Collect Kief

Ah, the holy grail for stoners.  Kief is a super fine marijuana material that is built up through the metal screen filter in a four piece herb grinder.  Kief has a significantly higher THC content than regular marijuana.  By using the grinder multiple times kief will naturally build up in the bottom chamber of your grinder.  As you can see in the video below there are a couple things you can do to make sure you get the greatest amount of kief in the least amount of herb grinding.  One thing to do is to put a couple coins in the third chamber so that they lay on top of the metal screen.  Another trick is to place the grinder in the freezer for thirty minutes so that the kief is easier to scrape together for use.

 

Review of Golden Gate Grinder

One of our main goals at Best Grinder is to find you the best quality herb grinders that are good for herbs and to grind your weed.  The quality of these grinders can vary greatly and it is important to look at factors related to price, reviews, and specifications when making your choice.  One solid selection for an herb grinder we have found comes from the Golden Gate Grinders brand.  Their Golden Gate Herb Grinder has some great features and comes in at a reasonable price of around $30 (see latest price).
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