Blunts have long been a popular choice for cannabis lovers seeking a unique and satisfying smoking experience. They offer a slow-burning, flavorful smoke session that sets them apart from other methods of consuming cannabis, such as joints or pipes. Still, for those new to the world of blunts, rolling one can be a bit intimidating.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed trying to decide on the perfect blunt wraps, the best techniques for rolling blunts, and whether or not to invest in a blunt roller. But fear not! This article explores everything you need to know about rolling a blunt by hand and using a blunt roller. So whether you’re a seasoned cannabis enthusiast capable of rolling a cross joint or a novice toker, there’s something here for you.
What is a blunt?
A blunt is a cannabis-filled cigar typically made by emptying the tobacco from a cigarillo or cigar and replacing it with marijuana. The outer wrapper is often made from tobacco leaves and packs a punch when smoked with cannabis. However, if you prefer not to smoke any tobacco with your cannabis, you opt to roll a blunt using a blunt wrap. Although it may all seem daunting at first, the good news is if you already know how to roll a joint, learning how to make blunts will be a breeze.
The difference between blunts and joints is that pre-rolled joints refer to ground cannabis rolled in a thin smoking paper, while blunts are hollowed-out cigar and blunt wraps filled with weed. Similarly, blunts are slow-burning and significantly larger than joints.
What You Need to Roll a Blunt
Before you get rolling, there are a few things you’ll need.
- Your cannabis: The star of the show. Get your favorite strain of weed.
- Cigar, cigarillo, or blunt wrap: These are the outer shells of the blunt and are available in numerous flavors and brands.
- Grinder: Although you can break your cannabis down using your fingers, a grinder helps crush it uniformly for an even burn.
- Small, sharp knife or blunt splitter: If you’re making blunts using cigars or cigarillos, a knife will be handy for splitting them open and removing the tobacco.
- Filter tips: If you know how to use filter tips and prefer having them in your blunt, you can include them. Even so, they are more of a preference and not necessary.
- Lighter: To seal the blunt and light it up after rolling.
How to Roll a Blunt by Hand: Step-by-Step Instructions
If you’re new to rolling blunts, there’s no need to get frustrated after failing in your first few attempts. Mastering the art of rolling blunts takes patients and tons of practice. Here’s how to do it.
Step 1: Grind your cannabis
Use a grinder to break down your cannabis into a fine, even consistency. However, ensure you don’t completely pulverize the weed. Similarly, remove any tiny twigs that can poke holes in the wrap. Doing this will help ensure a smooth, even burn.
Step 2: Split the Cigar or Cigarillo and Remove the Tobacco
If you’re using a cigar or cigarillos to make your blunts, you must first rid them of their tobacco. Using a small, sharp knife or a blunt splitter, carefully split the cigar or cigarillo lengthwise, from end to end, and empty them.
Step 3: Moisten the Wrapper
Lightly moisten the wrapper by licking it or using a little water. Doing this will make the wrapper more flexible and easier to work with.
Step 4: Fill the Wrapper with Cannabis
Spread your ground cannabis evenly along the length of the empty tobacco wrapper and use your fingers to shape it into a cylinder.
Step 5: Roll the Blunt
Starting at the end, carefully fold the bottom edge of the wrapper over the cannabis, tucking it under the top edge. Use your fingers to roll the blunt tightly, applying even pressure along the length of the cannabis-filled wrapper.
Step 6: Seal the Blunt
Once you’ve rolled the blunt, moisten the inside edge of the top layer of the wrapper and press it down to seal it. Be gentle to avoid tearing the wrapper.
Step 7: Bake the Blunt and Enjoy
Carefully run a lighter along the seam and the outside of the blunt to help seal it and dry the wrapper. Avoid holding the flame too close to the blunt to avoid burning the wrapper. After that, the blunt is ready, so you can light up and enjoy.
How to Roll a Blunt with a Blunt Roller
Alternatively, you can also opt to use a blunt roller to twist up your blunts. These tools do much of the work for you, so they are excellent for beginners and can come in handy when you need a quick blunt. Here’s a step-by-step guide for using blunt rollers.
Step 1: Grind Your Cannabis
Just like with hand-rolling, the first step when rolling blunts using a blunt roller is grinding your cannabis to a fine, even consistency.
Step 2: Load the Blunt Roller
Open the blunt roller and place the empty tobacco wrapper inside. Position it so that the bottom edge of the blunt wrap is in line with the bottom of the roller.
Step 3: Fill the Wrapper with Cannabis
Add the ground cannabis and spread it evenly along the length of the wrapper. Be careful not to overfill the blunt since it can make the roller difficult to use.
Step 4: Begin Rolling
After evenly adding your cannabis to the wrapper, close the blunt roller.
Hold the machine securely with one hand, and with the other hand, start rotating the roller’s top section towards you while keeping the bottom section stationary. This will begin to shape the cannabis, and the wrapper will take a cylindrical form.
Step 5: Tuck and Roll
As you roll the top section towards you, use your fingers to guide the bottom edge of the wrapper and tuck it under the top rim. Continue rolling until the bottom edge of the wrapper is completely tucked and the cannabis is securely wrapped.
Step 6: Seal the Blunt
Next, open the roller and remove your blunt. Moisten the inside edge of the top layer of the wrapper and press it down to seal the blunt. Be gentle to avoid tearing the wrapper.
Step 7: Bake the blunt
Just like when hand-rolling, run a lighter along the seam and the outside of the blunt to help seal it and dry the wrapper. Remember to avoid applying too much heat, which can burn the wrapper. After that, your blunt is ready to spark and smoke.
Following the steps highlighted above will help you master the art of rolling blunts with and without a roller. Practice makes perfect, so don’t be discouraged if your first few attempts aren’t flawless. With time and patience, you’ll be able to roll blunts and enjoy your cannabis.Purchase Blunt Wraps Now!