Grinding & Vaping
There are certain things that just go together. Night and day. Peanut butter and Jelly. A Grinder and a Vaporizer. If you want to get the best possible experience from your vaporizer, you need a grinder. This is a fact every herb lover will attest to.
Grinders are essential for those who use vaporizers. Why? Because when we buy herb it comes in a bulky state. This is no use to anyone, regardless of whether you're using a vaporizer or another dry herb device. For practical and economic reasons, herb must be grinded.
The grinder will grind or crush the herb into small fine pieces ideal for heating.
Hot or Cold spots
Hot & cold spots is where a piece of herb is heated too much or not enough - not what you want.
When your herb is heated in the vaporizer you want it to heat evenly. This way each part gets an equal amount of heat leading to optimal vapor.
Grinded herb has more surface area (because it is spread out more) which allows the heat to move between the herb more evenly. Even heat distribution means balanced heating which removes the chances of hot or cold spots giving you the best vaping experience.
A Grinder For Life
A Grinder is a practical, essential tool, to crush dry herb into usable material for your vaporizer or any other dry herb paraphernalia for that matter!
A good grinder saves you a lot of money in the long run by maximising your herb.
Depending on the vaporizer you use, grind consistency can have a big impact on vape production. For the majority of vaporizers (bar say the Volcano or Ghost MV1) to get big clouds you need to ensure you grind your herb into fine pieces and pack nice and fairly tight.
Grinders use ‘teeth’ to grind or crush your herb into smaller more usable pieces. The herb then falls through the holes to the next chamber. Some grinders have more chambers than others. Good grinders have a chamber with a sieve so the finer parts of the dry herbs are “sieved” out and land in the bottom chamber.
TIP: Grind your herb upside down first, then turn your grind back to its correct position and grind again. This makes for an even finer breakdown of the herb.
TIP: For tastier vapor and bigger clouds ensure your dry herb really is dry. Moisture will distort the vaping and lead to a harsher vaping experience.
Types of Grinders
Like us, grinders come in all shapes and sizes and colors. There is a grinder to suit every budget. Rest assured that no matter what grinder you pick, it will grind the herb for you. Still. Some grinders will grind and produce finer material then other grinders.
Australian Vaporizers have such a wide variety to choose from that you are guaranteed to find your partner for life. Nonetheless sometimes you just need a matchmaker to get the one that is right for you. We have gone through all the grinders available and pulled out 3 which are ideal for vaping.
Different strokes for different folks though. So if want to have a look yourself you can check out over 185 grinders here.
SLX V 2 Ceramic coated herb Grinder - 62mm
PROS: Engineered using aerospace titanium shell this is your grinder for life.
Covered in a NON-STICK ceramic coating (even on the treads) means no more herb sticking to your grinder! No more cleaning! This is a unique feature that SLX offers.
The scraper provided is ideal to scoop the finer material together - clearly made with the ‘herb lover’ in mind. This grinder is as close to perfection as you can get.
CONS: eh…em.. It didn't come with herb?
Space Case Large Titanium Grinder 88m - 4pc
PROS: Never run out of finely diced herb ever again with this monster of a grinder. Carved from solid aircraft grade aluminium with a magnetic lid, this grinder will be your companion for life. Using interlocking, diamond cut teeth it crushes your herb incredibly fine.
It is a 4 piece design with of the best sifting screens you will find on the market.
The final chamber collects those finer materials and comes with a scoop for collecting it all in one go!
CONS: It does not have the non-stick feature, which although not essential, does make cleaning easier.
New Vape 76mm 2pc - Fine Herb Grinder
PROS: Sometimes you need a grinder that gives you finely grounded herb but doesn't alert anyone at the same time! Say hello to the ‘New Vape’ grinder where discretion is its middle name. With only two pieces connected, it fits perfectly into your hand and pocket.
It be small it is still mighty and those teeth will cut through your herb giving you a nice, fine, fluffy texture. Made from medical grade aluminium with a smooth anodized finish this grinder is incredibly strong and durable. For discretion and portability choose ‘New Vape’.
CONS: 2-piece grinders can be a little trickier to clean and don't offer a built-in storage solution