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Stoner Hacks: How to Grind Weed Without a Grinder

So you’re preparing for a smoke sesh only to realize that something is missing — your grinder is nowhere to be found. Every stoner knows the struggle and has found themselves researching Stoner Hacks: How to Grind Weed Without a Grinder at some point.


While some smokers swear that a grinder is a key and crucial component, the true OG’s know that isn’t necessarily the case, especially if you’re in a pinch. Sure, grinders offer numerous benefits to enhance your smoking experience, but with some patience and creativity, you’ll be expertly grinding your favorite HyperWolf flower strains in no time — minus the grinder. In this blog, we’ll teach you 5 ways to grind weed without a grinder. Let’s get into it!


How to Grind Weed With Your Hands


Most stoners have found themselves using their hands to grind flower at some point. It’s the classic go-to when you’re out of luck and don’t have anything else. While it’s a tried and true method, it is fairly time consuming. With that being said, keep reading if you’d like to know how to grind weed with your hands. 


First thing’s first, wash your hands! Please don’t skip this step.


With clean hands, a flat surface, and rolling papers ready, start by picking apart the nug using your index finger and thumb. You may find your fingers getting increasingly sticky due to the trichomes, which are those icey-looking appendages that house the terpenes and cannabinoids. Next, separate any stems or seeds you find before placing the ground flower in your smoking tool of choice — joint, bowl, bong… totally up to you!


Note that this old-school method won’t produce the finest grind, but it gets the job done in a pinch! Additionally, the final grind is heavily dependent on the attention paid to the project, so feel free to spend as much time needed to get the smallest pieces possible. 


How to Grind Weed With a Pill Bottle and a Coin


This DIY solution is well-known, but not necessarily ideal; nonetheless, if you’re in a pinch and happen to have a pill bottle and some loose change laying around, it’s definitely worth a shot!


Start by staying hygienic and cleaning the coin; small or medium sized coins work best, so put those countless pennies to good use! From there, simply place the coin in the bottle with a few nugs and shake! Periodically check to ensure that you’re producing your desired consistency, and note that this is the only method of grinding weed without a grinder that also separates the kief from the flower. Be sure to collect the kief that lines the walls of the pill bottle and use it during your smoke session!


How to Grind Weed With a Coffee Grinder


And another kitchen accessory makes the list. If you’re anything like us, you can’t function throughout the day without your morning coffee, and your coffee grinder is a daily essential that you can’t imagine living without. And, as it turns out, a coffee grinder can be just as essential to your smoking routine if you find yourself without a grinder. 


To grind weed with a coffee grinder, simply clean your grinder before grabbing a large amount of flower (works best to prevent over-grinding the weed and turning the flower into dust), choosing your preferred coarseness settings (if applicable), closing the lid, and powering the grinder until you’ve reached a smokeable consistency. 


Afterwards, be sure to thoroughly clean your coffee grinder to remove any sticky residue and avoid a [potentially] unwanted wake n’ bake session. 


How to Grind Weed With a Knife


If you’re within just a few steps from a kitchen, then you’re in luck because weed can be easily grinded with just a clean cutting board and a non-serrated knife — yep, you read that right. And no, we’re not kidding, it really does work! 


Grinding weed with a kitchen knife is fairly straightforward and not too different compared to chopping other herbs; simply place your nug on the cutting board and begin chopping away until the buds look small and smokeable. 


From there, you can load your bud into a joint or bowl and enjoy all of your hard work. 


PS—Another common kitchen accessory used to grind weed is a cheese grater… no explanation necessary! 


PPS—If you attempt to grind your weed with a knife, please send us a video because we’d love to see this in action. 


How to Grind Weed with Scissors


Scissors are an especially easy and handy way to grind weed without a grinder because they offer precision, control, and convenience. More often than not, you’ll find yourself within a manageable distance to a pair of scissors, so grab them and get to work. 


To grind weed with scissors, simply place some bud that has already been separated from its stems in a glass or plastic cup. Place your scissors in the cup and begin cutting the bud until you’ve ‘ground’ the weed into small, fairly uniform pieces. While we don’t necessarily suggest doing this, it’s super simple—albeit comical. Have you ever used scissors to grind your weed? If so, let us know how that process went for you!


So there you have it! Next time you order weed delivery from hyperwolf.com, but find yourself grinder-less, don’t stress too much. Instead, pick up a pair of scissors, a coffee grinder, a pill bottle and coin, a knife, or simply use your two hands to get the job done.