There's nothing better than a beautifully crafted joint.
_Simple and easy. _
Pull it out of your pocket wherever you are, spark up and enjoy. They are portable, discrete, and give you an untainted flavor of the cannabis terpenes. Arguably the best way to smoke cannabis. At Hikei we have a wide range of joints ready to smoke. Shop Pre Rolls here
In this article we will walk you through everything you'll need to roll an amazing joint. Whether it's your first joint or your 1000th, this ultimate guide will give you a great foundation to help you improve your skills to the Jedi master level that you've always dreamed of reaching.
Well begin this article by exploring the different joints commonly rolled. We feel this will give you a solid base on what is out there and what creative joints people roll. We’ll then touch on ingredients you'll need . Lastly we present the step by step instructions to rolling a perfect joint.
Followed by frequently asked questions and our conclusion of the article.
What kind of joints can you roll?
There's so many ways to roll a great joint. With many rolling styles out there, they dont always look the same & they also don't hit the same. The construction does affect the breathability of the joint and how it hits, so there is a never ending debate on which one is best.
In the end….. they all take you the same place.
Regardless of the look , a good joint will need to have quality construction and craftsmanship. So be sure that no matter what type of joint you roll, it's made with love that way it doesn't fall apart or burn uneven. Before we go into our step by step guide on rolling a doobie, let's take a look at popular styles that are out there.
Although there are many different ways to roll a joint , for the purpose of this article we will be focusing on how to roll the classic roll : The Basic.
Once you master the construction of this timeless roll, you can experiment with many of the more advanced methods listed at the end of the article. We even encourage you to invent your own! Let's get into it.
Before you embark on rolling the perfect joint make sure you've got all your ingredients prepared. We recommend rolling joints on a sturdy surface or rolling tray so everything is organized and easy to access.
The first step to rolling a perfect doobie is grinding your cannabis. You can purchase shake that is prepared for rolling or break down the nugs yourself in a grinder. You can shop cannabis shake below.
Something to consider when breaking down nugs into shake is to watch for fine powder at the bottom of your grinder. This is the kief and can be added into your joint or coated on your finished joint as this material has a lot of thc. Don't let it go to waste.
The second step to rolling a perfect doobie is creating your crutch. This is your filter and will give your joint much needed structure. It serves as a base of your joint and will block cannabis shake from entering your mouth when you smoke.
The crutch can be made out of any thin cardboard like a business card . You can also buy premade filters that are ready to use.
Once your filter is ready place it into the back end of your rolling paper and create a cone shaped reservoir that is ready for your cannabis.
After you have successfully prepared the rolling paper with the filter at the end , it's time to fill that baby with cannabis shake. A standard 1.25 inch paper can fit anywhere from 0.5g to 1 grams of shake. Fill the cylinder and disperse the weed evenly using your thumbs.
Once you are confident that you have put in the correct amount of weed for your joint, begin to twist into its finished shape. This is the most vital part of the joint rolling process. Gently roll the cannabis shake back and forth to tighten the shake into the correct shape.
Don't roll shake too tight as that will make the joint have no room to breath and will not hit correctly. To roll a good hitting joint you'll need finesse of the thumbs as you roll it into place.
After you have twisted the joint into the correct cylinder shape, lick the adhesive on your rolling paper and roll it together to seal the edge. Roll over the adhesive until it is dry and your joint should be sealed so that it stays together.
After you seal the paper edge by licking the adhesive , use a pen or other device to pack your weed into the cylinder from the top. In this step you can fill up the joint with more weed . Just make sure you don't pack your joint too tight as it may not be able to breath.
The last step in rolling your perfect joint is to analyze for imperfections and holes. You want to feel the joint to make sure it has not been packed too tight. Also search the joint for punctures of leaks around the paper edge to insure there are no holes. Holes will cause your joint to not hit correctly.
If you've made it this far in your rolling journey , congratulations! It's time to enjoy the fruits of your labor. You can spark it up right away or save it safety in a joint case of choice to be enjoyed at a later time.
There are many wants to roll a joint. Whichever style you choose , it will take practice to master the artform. The good news is that once you learn you can share your skills with your friends and let the good times roll. Below you will find Frequently asked questions regarding the topic.
How much weed is needed to roll a joint?
Usually a half to a full gram. This is about as much will fit in your standard rolling 1.25 rolling paper.
What are the best papers to use for rolling joints?
Most joints are rolled with rice paper and hemp paper. We sell a wide range at Hikei Cannabis
Do you need to use a crutch when rolling a joint?
A filter or crutch is not mandatory however it can give your joint more structure and decrease cannabis from entering your mouth. A crutch can also help your joint from getting soggy at the end.
Why doesn't my joint hit ?
There are many reasons why your joint may not hit correctly. It can be from the cannabis not being broken down enough, the joint being too tightly packed, or perhaps a leak or hole in the joint.