25 April, 2023

How to Roll a Backwood Blunt

Most seasoned tokers have developed rolling prowess and mastery of regular blunts over time. But although Backwoods are highly regarded amongst many in the cannabis community, rolling up one may be a daunting challenge. Owing to the unique wet-like texture of the Backwoods' paper, rolling up one requires an intricate age-old technique.

But fret not- in this blog post, we will guide you through the nuances and techniques of rolling Backwood blunts, covering every aspect of the process and ensuring that you emerge as a true connoisseur of this timeless art form. Within no time, you will be a sensei amongst your peers, rolling perfect Backwood blunts and imparting them this knowledge on how to roll these blunts.

Embark on this fascinating journey that is bound to enhance your cannabis experience and your rolling skills.

What is a Backwood Blunt?

A Backwood blunt is a type of cigar that uses a tobacco leaf as the outer wrapper instead of the traditional paper used in rolling joints and regular blunts. The Backwood brand is known for its natural, rustic appearance and flavorful tobacco leaf.

In essence, rolling a Backwood blunt involves removing the tobacco from the cigar and replacing it with your choice of cannabis flower. Doing this creates a unique smoking experience, combining the tobacco leaf flavors with the marijuana inside.

What You Need to Roll a Backwood Blunt

Before you begin, gather all the necessary supplies:

  • A Backwood cigar: Choose a fresh, moist cigar, as a dry one may crack or split during the rolling process.
  • Cannabis flower: You'll need about 1.5 to 2 grams of your favorite strain, depending on the size of the cigar and your personal preference.
  • Grinder: A grinder helps you break down the cannabis finely for an even consistency—this yields a smooth burn.
  • Small, sharp knife/cigar splitter: It will help you unroll the cigar without damaging the wrapper.
  • Lighter: For use as a heat source to light your blunt up once it's rolled.

Steps to Follow:

Step #1: Unroll Your Cigar

Carefully use your knife or cigar splitter to make a lengthwise cut along the seam of the cigar. Gently unroll the tobacco leaf wrapper, taking the utmost care not to tear it. If the leaf feels too dry, moisten it slightly with a damp paper towel to prevent it from cracking.

Step #2: Dump the Tobacco

Once the wrapper is removed, discard the tobacco inside the cigar. You won't need it for the blunt, but you can save it for other uses if you'd like.

Step #3: Grind Your Flower

Using your grinder, break down your cannabis until it reaches a fine, even consistency. Grinding your weed helps ensure a smooth, consistent burn when smoking your blunt.

Step #4: Prepare Your Backwood Wrapper

Lay the tobacco leaf wrapper flat on a clean surface, with the smooth side facing down. Ensure the more textured side is facing up, which helps hold the cannabis in place while rolling.

Step #5: Position the Wrapper and Fill it with Weed

Now that your Backwood wrapper is prepared, it's time to fill it with your favorite ground cannabis flower. Lay the wrapper flat on a clean surface with the rough side facing up. The tapering end of the wrapper should be on your right side if you're right-handed or on the left if you're left-handed.

Ensure that you evenly distribute the ground cannabis along the length of the wrapper, leaving a small space at the tapered end.

Step #6: Get to Rolling

It's time to get rolling once your wrapper is filled with cannabis. Gently fold the bottom edge of the wrapper over the cannabis, tucking it in as tightly as possible. Use your thumbs to roll the wrapper up and over the cannabis, applying gentle pressure to ensure a tight roll.

Keep tucking and rolling until the top edge of the wrapper is reached. The blunt should be in a cylindrical shape, with your weed evenly distributed throughout.

Step #7: Seal it

After rolling the blunt, it's time to seal the wrapper to see to it that your weed stays together. Lick the inside edge of the top part of the wrapper to moisten it slightly. Doing so helps create a seal when you press it down onto the rest of the blunt.

Press the moistened edge gently onto the blunt, using your fingers to smooth it out and create a tight seal. You can also use your lighter to heat the sealed edge gently, which will help it stick better.

**Tip: **Avoid using too much heat, as this can cause the wrapper to burn.

Step #8: Light it All the Way Up

Now that your Blackwood blunt is rolled and sealed, you're good to go, as it's time to enjoy your creation. Cut or tear off any excess wrapper at the tapered end, creating a clean edge.

Hold the blunt at the opposite end and use a lighter to toast the tip. Rotate the blunt as you apply heat, ensuring it's evenly lit. Once it's burning evenly, take a slow, gentle puff to get it going.

Enjoy the experience and savor the fruits of your labor.

Share Your Well-Rolled Backwood Blunt with Your Amigos

A well-rolled Blackwood blunt is perfect for sharing with friends. Puff puff, pass it around the circle, allowing each of your amigos to enjoy your work of art. Remember to enjoy responsibly and appreciate the artistry behind your perfectly rolled Backwood blunt.

In sum, rolling a Backwood blunt is a skill that will take you some time and practice to perfect. That said, with this easy-to-follow guide, and patience, you'll be an expert in no time, creating the perfect Backwood blunt.