Vaporize, Make Hash, Add to a Joint, Infuse Meals, or Make Moonrocks
What is Kief?
When looking at a nug, the kief is the sticky crystal coating that sticks to
Taking a closer look, kief is one part of the structure of a trichome. Up close,
trichomes look like mushrooms because they consist of stalks and a bulbous head.
Ideally, kief should only be the head without the stalk.
Trichome heads are the most desirable part of the plant to connoisseurs because
they contain the highest percentage of cannabinoids like THC.
What to do with Kief?
One of the most efficient ways to use your kief is through a dry herb vaporizer.
When you put a flame to kief some of your precious cannabinoids and terpenes are
instantly burned off.
The best devices allow essential oils to vaporize at a low enough temperature
that won’t destroy any of the main components like THC. Not every vaporizer is
built to handle the finer, sticky material. It’s best to sandwich it between two
layers of ground up cannabis flower.
you can easily make hash out of kief without getting your hands sticky. You just
need to apply heat and pressure in another way. Once you turn it from a powder
into solid hash chips, it’ll be much easier to smoke out of a bowl. High-quality
hash oil or full melts are best used in a dab rig with one of the best quartz
There are ways to make hash on a budget. If you want hash oil you can dab, one
of the easiest ways to is with the help of a hair straightener or rosin press.
You’ll also want a rosin filtration bag to separate the plant materials from the
oils. A rosin press can be set to a low enough temperature to preserve as many
of the natural terpenes and cannabinoids as possible.
ADD TO A JOINT
One of the easiest ways to make use of Kief is by sprinkling some in when you
roll a joint or blunt for a potency boost. Using a metal or plastic tool, add
kief to a joint that is already filled with weed and continue to roll a joint as
you normally would.
You can also add oil to the outside of a joint and roll that in kief if you want
it to burn longer and stronger.
Kief can also be used in place of or in combination with cannabis flowers to
make edibles for people with higher tolerances. The high cannabinoid content of
kief makes it easier to infuse meals with less butter or cooking oil.
Once you have kief cannabutter, you can store it in the fridge for when you’re
trying to make extra potent infused dishes.
One of the most fun ways to make use of your kief stash is to make moonrocks.
Moonrocks are usually one of the most expensive nugs you’ll find on a dispensary
menu. They aren’t a strain. They’re a mix of various cannabis products.
Traditional moonrocks consist of three components. Full nugs of girl scout
cookies, rolled in cannabis concentrates and dipped in kief. However, we
wouldn’t count on moonrocks being consistent from dispensary to dispensary. Some
hide their lower-quality nugs and concentrates under kief. Unless you know a
reputable brand making moonrocks near you, you’re better off making your own.
You can use whatever strain, oil and kief you like.
Don’t pull your grinder out when you’re ready to smoke your moonrocks. The kief
and oil coating will get stuck to the various parts of your grinder as you try
to grind a moonrock.
To preserve as much of the potency as possible, gently tear the moonrock into
smaller pieces before adding it to a joint or bowl with regular weed for a