After a few months of continuous use, your weed grinder will get coated in resin. As a result, grinding will become a more difficult task. If you don’t have a high-end grinder, the teeth may break in a sticky situation. So, it’s important to clean your grinder every once in a while. We’ll go into detail on how you can clean your grinder while saving your precious kief.
Freezing your grinder can make extracting stuck kief a lot easier. Here’s how:
- Put your grinder in a freezer safe container and leave it in the freezer for about a half hour.
- Take it out and slam the grinder onto a hard flat surface.
- Most of your kief will fall to the bottom chamber.
- For any kief that didn’t find it’s way to the bottom, scraping the remaining kief off after freezing should be easy.
Freezing makes the kief goes from soft and sticky to brittle. You’ll be surprised by the amount of extra kief you get from this method. Here are 4 great ways to make use of all that kief.
You can use a toothbrush, small paint brush, or make-up brush to clean your grinder. The brush will be perfect for getting in between the teeth and grooves of the grinder.
We recommend freezing the grinder for about a half hour before brushing to make the kief fall off easier. Brushing the middle chamber will also help push kief through the screen.
After brushing there may still be some stubborn chunks of plant matter or resin. Use one of the following methods to finish cleaning your grinder.