What’s a Grinder and Why It’s Essential?

If you’re new to the world of smoking and herbs, you may have heard people talk about grinders and wonder why they’re needed and how they’re used. You can purchase a grinder at any smoke shop, and many of these shops allow you to buy online. You can find many variations and styles, which means you’re sure to find something you like.

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However, there could be times when you want to prevent smells from emanating from your bags. Many times, zip-lock bags aren’t appropriate because they aren’t designed to keep odors inside. Understanding the differences between the two and why you may want smell-proof bags can help you decide which option to purchase.

What Is It?

Primarily, a grinder is a kitchen tool that is used to chop herbs into smaller chunks. You can also do this by hand, which is usually referred to as breaking up the herb.


These products were designed to make it easier to help the everyday smoker grind the herbs and use them more efficiently and quickly.

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Save Time

The grinder allows you to save time when grinding up your herbs. Primarily, most people learn early on that it is best to grind the herb right before use. The oils are still present, and the flavor can be more robust and pleasant, as well. However, manual grinding can take too long, especially if you really want to smoke right now.


Because you don’t want to lose the oils and flavor, you can grind up just what you need to roll or vaporize, making it easier to get what you need when you desire it.

Easier Process

Primarily, grinding the herbs using a grinder is much faster and easier than doing it by hand. When you do choose the manual method, you must break up the herb; while some herbs are made up of leaves, others have hard shells that must be opened. Along with such, you don’t want to include any of the twigs and other bits that come with it when you buy the herbs. It is much easier to pick the leaves off or grind up the entire bud (it depends on the herb you are grinding,) and put it in a grinder rather than chopping with a knife

Less Energy

Along with such, you use less energy to grind your herbs with a grinder than you do manually. For example, if you were to grind something by hand, you are likely to chop the leaves into tiny bits and continue the process until it is a fine grind. You can also use a pestle and mortar, but this can ground the product to dust.


You can find many grinder styles, including the three-piece grinder. There are three components with two being the grinding option while the third catches the ground herb. A two-piece grinder is similar, but the three-piece gives you a finer grind. You can also choose a multiple chamber grinder, which has many chambers that can grind, sift, and collect finer products. Therefore, when the process is over, the result in the catching chamber is a nice powder.

Choosing a grinder is a challenge, but Mr. Smoke makes it easy. You can find a variety of grinders available, making it easier for you to grind your herbs and use them as you desire.

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