How to Use a Grinder Card
Posted by Nate Ackerman · August 02, 2019
A grinder card is the most portable and convenient smoking accessory in the world. No thicker or larger than a credit card, you can throw one in your wallet and never have to worry about breaking herb down by hand. When you combine this tool with the versatility of a bowl, dugout pipe, or rolling papers, the world is at your fingertips.
1. Hold the card over a flat, clean surface
When you’re using a grinder card, you want to make sure you’re not losing any herb that is ground up with the grinder card, so have a designated area to work with. Rolling trays are ideal, but a table or even a book is better than nothing. Keep the herb between your thumb and pointer finger of your dominant hand, with herb sticking out from the bottom of your two fingers. Use your middle finger to press herb down into the card if necessary. Your other hand should hold the grinder card slightly above the surface and flat. Grate the herb sticking out against the grinder surface like you’re grating cheese. Use a downward force and don’t be afraid to be pushing the herb through the grinder card with your fingers.
2. Continue grating the herb with some downward force
As more herb gets ground up when you use your grinder card, you’re going to need to reposition the herb in your hand so you can continue using the grinder card effectively. The grinder card surface won’t injure you, but without moving the herb to be better positioned can start to wear down on your fingers. Be smart! The more herb that’s shown, the easier it will be to grind it all up. Pick up the bigger chunks that fall and grind them down further.
Depending on the herb’s consistency, it might not all go through the card the first time and fall off to the sides. Take a quick look and see if there are any larger pieces and pick them up together, to be grated through the card. Consistency for your herb is key as the larger pieces can mess up how nicely a bowl will burn. This is especially true if you’re going to smoke your herb out of a one-hitter as there is only a little space for the herb.
3. Put one in a smoking kit so you’re never without a grinder
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Definition – What does Grinder Card mean?
A grinder card is a manual solution to the challenge of grinding up cannabis so that it can be rolled for smoking, or added to a pipe. A wide variety of card designs and styles can be found today, most of which are the size of a credit card and easily fit in a wallet.
Most grinder cards offer several blade sizes, allowing you to achieve anything from a course grind to a super fine grind. This allows you to consume your cannabis in any way you want, from rolling a joint to using a one-hitter or a bong.
MaximumYield explains Grinder Card
Before it can be consumed in most ways, marijuana needs to be ground down or broken up. This can be done by hand, but that is time consuming and often leads to lost bits of bud material. Electric and manual grinders exist, but they do not work if you’re on the go. A grinder card may be the answer to this challenge.
A grinder card is exactly what it sounds like – a credit card-sized device built with grinder blades. It resembles a cheese grater, but it fits in the card slots inside your wallet. By running your bud over the blades on the card, you can achieve the grind fineness that you prefer.
There are many styles and designs on the market, including grinder cards that resemble playing cards, or feature marijuana-related art. Choose a card that’s made from stainless steel to ensure sterility and ease of cleaning, though.
You should also make sure that the blades included offer the grind fineness that you prefer (while many cards offer several fineness capabilities, some only offer one). You may also want to look for a card that features grip tape for a no-slip hold during use.
Grinder Card Definition – A grinder card is a manual solution to the challenge of grinding up cannabis so that it can be rolled for smoking, or added…